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16 March 2010

[PDF] International Forum - Business And Human Rights - Protect, Respect and Remedy (March 16, 2010, Marriott Grand Hotel, 26, Tverskaya Street, Moscow)

Author: UN Special Representative on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (SRSG)

The [Protect, Respect and Remedy] Framework was welcomed unanimously by the UN Human Rights Council, and endorsed by the major international business associations, individual companies and leading international human rights organizations. The Council...

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12 February 2010

Coalition of investors say 86 companies participating in UN Global Compact are failing to meet requirements on environmental, social, governance reporting

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12 February 2010

[PDF] Investors step up pressure on corporate responsibility reporting

Author: UN Principles for Responsible Investment

A coalition of global investors from 13 countries, managing over US$2.1 trillion of assets, today added its voice to the increasing calls for better corporate reporting on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) activities. The...

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23 October 2009

Assessing the Nishimatsu Corporate Approach to Redressing Chinese Forced Labor in Wartime Japan

Author: Kang Jian, Arimitsu Ken & William Underwood, Asia Pacific Journal

[I]n October 2009…Nishimatsu Construction…voluntarily agree[d] to compensate Chinese victims of wartime forced labor in Japan after resisting the redress claim for more than a decade…Nishimatsu…set up a trust fund of 250 million yen, or $2.5 million...

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1 September 2009

Carbon Disclosure Project finds improved disclosure of emissions among world's largest companies - Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron lead

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 - Global 500 Report

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Following the increase in the number of CDP signatories, the standard of disclosure over the past seven years since the inception of CDP has increased dramatically... The number of Asian companies responding to CDP 2009 increasedby 39% (51 to 71) from...

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19 August 2009

[DOC] Launch of project by the UN SRSG on business and human rights to pilot principles for company-level grievance mechanisms

Author: UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on business and human rights, John Ruggie

The...SRSG is delighted to announce the launch of a pilot project to test the Principles for non-judicial, company-level mechanisms set out in his 2008 and 2009 reports...The Principles require that such mechanisms be: legitimate, accessible,...

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13 August 2009

Facing local protests: where Vedanta’s erring [India]

Author: Sudeep Chakravarti, Root Cause column, on Livemint.com [India]

There was a flap in...July when human rights battleaxes...cut into Vedanta Plc in London...In the contentious, increasingly relevant universe where business, human rights, tradition and emotion intersect with urgency, this is a big deal...Vedanta has...

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7 February 2009

Mitsui Accused of Discriminating Against Non-Asian Employees

Author: David Glovin, Bloomberg News

Mitsui & Co., Japan’s second-largest trading company, and its U.S. unit were accused in a former employee’s discrimination lawsuit of denying non-Asian workers equal pay and promotional opportunities. Andrew Van Etten…claims widespread...

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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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