New CEO activism: business leaders are defending rights by raising awareness & leveraging economic power
Author: Aaron K. Chatterji & Michael W. Toffel, Harvard Business Review (USA)
"The New CEO Activists", January 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: CEO activism and other positive business initiatives to protect civic freedoms Latest news on human rights defenders Technology and human rights - advances by business
- Related companies: 21st Century Fox Angie's List Apple CNBC (part of Comcast) Disney (see Walt Disney) Hobby Lobby IBM Lyft NBA Netflix New York Times Oracle Salesforce.com Twitter Under Armour
Author: Antonio Zappulla, Thomson Reuters Foundation News (UK)
"To advance LGBT rights, companies must think "glocally"", 12 Jan 2017...
- Related stories: Positive action by companies to protect civic freedoms
- Related in-depth areas: Positive initiatives by businesses to protect civic freedoms
- Related companies: adidas Apple BP NBA Starbucks Uber
Companies face risk of litigation if they fail to make their website accessible for people with disabilities
Author: Jonathon Hensley, Guardian (UK)
“The high cost of digital discrimination: why companies should care about web accessibility”, 31 Dec 2015...
Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
These are examples of significant company contributions to humanitarian aid through 13 November 2013. This is not a comprehensive list, and we will keep adding items as we find them. [refers to Aboitiz, ABS-CBN, Air Asia Zest, Air21, Apple, Google,...
Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC)
From an initiative that’s reaching 3.5 million people threatened by TB to a massive expansion of access to cheap anti-malaria medication in 24 African countries, businesses are doing work that is complementing the global health work of governments and...
Author: Kingsley Obom-Egbulem, behavioural change and communications expert, IDEA WORKS [Nigeria]
…These days, employers…require more than just what their job advertisement says: ...an obnoxious policy of testing applicants for HIV. That was the situation Dunni Adesegun…faced…when she applied to work as accountant with a prominent oil company...
- Related stories: South African Airways lawsuit (re HIV discrimination)
- Related in-depth areas: Latest Legal News
- Related companies: Cadbury (part of Mondelēz International) NBA Nigerian Breweries Nigerite Sheraton (part of Starwood Hotels) South African Airways Standard Chartered Starwood Hotels Unilever
Author: National Basketball Association [USA]
As part of World AIDS Day today, the NBA, its teams and players are taking action to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the importance of getting tested…Several…players are participating in the "Get Tested" campaign…Additionally, the Unite for...
- Related companies: NBA
Beijing Olympic Officials Penalize 4 Firms - Overtime Violations, Child Labor Found; Licenses Are Curbed
Author: Mei Fong, Wall Street Journal
The Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee said it was taking corrective measures after a monthlong investigation had found four factories making Olympic merchandise guilty of labor violations...[including] the use of child labor at one factory, Le Kit...
- Related companies: Drew Pearson Marketing (part of Mainland Headwear) Mainland Headwear NBA Walmart Yue Wing Cheong
Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) Announces 2006 Awards for Business Excellence Winners at Gala Headlined by Tony Blair, Elton John, José Barroso, and Graça Machel
Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS
2006 Awards for Business Excellence Winners: Workplace Winner: Unilever Tea Kenya; Community Winner: National Basketball Association; Core Competency Winner: L’Oréal; National Action Winner: Merck and Co., Inc. (Botswana); Testing and Counseling...
Names of NBA, NFL Stars on Jerseys Made in Honduran Sweatshop; Tom Brady, Terrell Owens, Jason Kidd, Stephon Marbury, Eli Manning, Many Others on Garments Selling for $75 in US; Reebok Supplier Pays Workers 19 Cents per Shirt
Author: US Newswire / National Labor Committee
"If the NBA [National Basketball Association] and NFL [National Football League] or their licensee, Reebok, would pay even 20 cents more per shirt, the workers could climb out of misery into poverty"...Women who sew the jerseys are: Locked in a...