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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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9 October 2013

Unpaid Interns Not Protected From Sexual Harassment [USA]

Author: Emily Jane Fox, CNN Money (USA)

Unpaid interns don't get wages and benefits. It turns out, they're also not protected from sexual harassment. A New York federal district court ruled last week that Lihuan Wang, an intern at a TV broadcaster named Phoenix Satellite Television U.S.,...

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8 August 2013

Ask.fm advertisers desert site in cyber bullying row

Author: BBC News

The Sun newspaper [part of News Corporation], mental health charity Mind and optical retailer Specsavers are among those who have asked the site [Ask.fm] to remove adverts…The controversy comes after the death of bullied 14-year-old Hannah Smith…A...

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28 June 2013

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks fail to get phone-hacking cases dropped [UK]

Author: Lisa O'Carroll, Guardian (UK)

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, and Andy Coulson...have lost a last ditch attempt to get their prosecution over alleged phone hacking dropped. The court of appeal...made the ruling after Coulson sought to have the...

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6 April 2013

Fox Sports sued for discrimination, Jerry Davis alleges no black has ever been promoted above VP [USA]

Author: Brandon Jones, Global Dispatch [USA]

Jerry Davis alleges in a lawsuit filed…in Los Angeles Superior Court that the Fox Sports Corporate Group [part of Fox Entertainment Group which is part of News Corp.] currently employs 34 executives above the VP level – and not one of them is black…“...

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4 December 2012

Corporates must be more open about difficulties as well as benefits

Author: Matthew Taylor (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) for Guardian Sustainable Business Blog

[C]ompanies…use a wide variety of assets to create wider economic and social benefits...[Y]et… every few weeks we are…treated to [examples] of corporate misbehaviour…Perhaps being honest about the difficult issues and trade-offs which are involved in...

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7 August 2012

News Corp shares sold by Church of England

Author: BBC

The Church of England has sold its shares in News Corp on fears that the media group has not learnt lessons from the phone-hacking scandal...[I]t said that after a year of dialogue it was not satisfied that News Corp was committed to implementing the...

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25 July 2012

Tough months ahead for Brooks and Coulson

Author: Jonathan Holmes, ABC [USA]

It's hard to exaggerate how devastating the implications of yesterday's events are for News Corporation's British operations, and especially for the two former editors of the News of the World…Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson...Alison Levitt QC,...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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26 October 2011

Coming to the table – a time for media firms to respect human rights?

Author: Lucy Amis, Day Associates [UK]

The media provide an essential vehicle for freedom of expression globally…Yet until the News International [part of News Corp.] phone-hacking scandal resurfaced this year…we had lost sight of the fact that media organisations are major multinational...

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