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28 April 2008

Agenda & Resources: Business and Human Rights Conference - Managing Human Rights in Operations and Supply Chains

Author: Harvard Business School

[Includes presentations by Mary Robinson, and representatives of: UN Global Compact Office; Harvard Business School; IFC; Danish Institute; IBLF, Dean's Beans; Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

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28 April 2008

Report on UN Global Compact US Network Meeting: Business & Human Rights

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28 April 2008

[PDF] UN Global Compact US Network Meeting: Business & Human Rights

Author: UN Global Compact

[Speakers include representatives from Newmont, Anglo American, General Electric, National Grid, Dean’s Organic Beans, Coca-Cola, Ford]

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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30 November 2007

[PDF] Corporate Duty to Respect Human Rights: Due Diligence Requirements

Author: John F. Sherman, IIIl, Deputy General Counsel, National Grid

What is the scope of the due diligence process required to determine if a company has discharged a duty to respect human rights? This note suggests that the COSO [Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission] internal controls...

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17 September 2007

USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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17 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2008"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index...was devised with corporate diversity leaders, GLBT workplace advocates and employees to provide employers with a roadmap to creating fair workplaces. Each year, we have seen tremendous...

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28 June 2007

Utilities not liable for pollution of predecessors [UK]

Author: Nikki Tait, Financial Times

Utility groups and their shareholders will not have to foot the bill for many of the environmental clean-up costs incurred by their predecessor companies following an influential decision by Britain's top court. The House of Lords yesterday allowed an...

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3 February 2007

Business and human rights – Corporate leaders group putting human rights in focus

Author: Lisa Roner, Ethical Corporation

In November, the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights, a business-led effort to develop a corporate approach to human rights, announced the additions of GE and Ericsson to its roster. Advisers to the group say its growing breadth and depth...

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1 November 2006

Survey of UK's top 20 pension schemes finds lack of transparency on human rights & environmental issues

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