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: Latest news on human rights defenders Latest news: CEO activism and other positive business initiatives to protect civic freedoms 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...
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 Children...
- 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 Winner...
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 factory...