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31 January 2013

Business & human rights: Implementing principles and solving dilemmas [London, 20 Mar]

Author: Guardian Sustainable Business

When thinking about the relationship between business and human rights, are there effective mechanisms that can be put in place to safeguard operations? Can effective employee training help integrate human rights into business activities? How can...

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28 November 2012

Big Pharma ups its game in providing drugs to people in poor countries

Author: Sarah Boseley, Guardian [UK]

Pharmaceutical companies are doing more to help people in developing countries obtain the drugs they need, according to the latest Access to Medicines Index... GlaxoSmithKline...continues to top the league table...Johnson & Johnson and...Sanofi...

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8 November 2012

[PDF] East African Roundtable for Business Leaders: Implementing Corporate Respect for Human Rights [summary report]

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, Global Compact Network Kenya, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Kenya Association of Manufacturers

The Roundtable discussions highlighted key areas of high risks to human rights for companies operating in East Africa, as well as possible responses. Issues covered included equal treatment of the region's manifold ethnic groups, protection of the...

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1 September 2012

Report examines how to achieve business success through addressing societal needs; includes examples of good practices

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1 September 2012

[PDF] Shared Value in Emerging Markets: How Multinational Corporations Are Redefining Business Strategies to Reach Poor or Vulnerable Populations

Author: Greg Hills, Patty Russell, Veronica Borgonovi, Alex Doty and Lakshmi Iyer, FSG

The challenges facing poor or vulnerable populations require innovative, sustainable, and large-scale solutions...Large companies are uniquely positioned to leverage their size and business models to address social problems sustainably and at scale....

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29 June 2012

Rio+20 Ends with Commitment to Health

Author: Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk [part of Novo Group] came to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro with the goal of placing health on the sustainability agenda, and a hope that non-communicable diseases...would be acknowledged as a...

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12 March 2012

[PDF] Children's Righs and Business Principles - Summary report: Global Release Event

Author: UNICEF, Save the Children, UN Global Compact

This report summarizes the key themes and discussions from the global release event. Following the opening and introductions, the event was structured around four main panels. The first panel focused on Principle 1 and the management processes...

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28 February 2012

Children's Rights and Business Principles Global Release - 12 March 2012, London, UK

Author: UN Global Compact

The Children’s Rights and Business Principles are a set of practical guiding principles for businesses on how to respect and support children’s rights within their business operations. The initiative to develop the Principles was launched in June 2010...

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1 November 2011

[PDF] A Game Changer

Author: Sune Skadegård Thorsen, Mira Skadegård Thorsen & Anders Dahl Krabbe, GLOBAL CSR

Professor Ruggie states that his principles are a “game changer”; and he is right...With the UNGP’s, global acceptance has been achieved in regard to a challenging issue. The tremendous support gives the UNGP’s considerable authority...Simultaneously...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] Human rights norms for business: The missing piece of the Ruggie jigsaw: The case of insitutional investors

Author: Rory Sulllivan, Nicolas Hachez, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

This paper intends to provide insights as to whether institutional investors, through the framework proposed by the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, John Ruggie, can promote business respect for human rights worldwide. In this...

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