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1 June 2010

Mary Robinson op-ed highlights developments in field of business & human rights, and areas for improvement

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2 March 2010

Flextronics and Cerrejon join Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI) [please scroll down]

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI)

GBI today formally announced that the Initiative's core group of members will be joined by Singapore-based electronics manufacturing services provider Flextronics and Colombian mining company Cerrejon [joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton,...

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14 January 2010

How Do You See The Idea Of Sustainability Evolving In The Coming Year, 2010? - Interview with John Elkington

Author: CSRWire interview with John Elkington, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Volans

...we are developing a report on the future of sustainability reporting out to 2017, working with the Global Reporting Initiative and companies like SAP, Dow Chemical and Novo Nordisk...Brokering new relationships between mainstream business and...

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Corporate Human Rights Reporting: An Analysis of Current Trends

Author: Elizabeth Umlas, commissioned by Realizing Rights, Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact

This independent analysis, based on a review of 57 recent sustainability reports from companies representing a range of industry sectors, presents examples of encouraging trends in human rights reporting, as well as indications of key areas where...

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1 September 2009

Carbon Disclosure Project finds improved disclosure of emissions among world's largest companies - Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron lead

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 - Global 500 Report

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Following the increase in the number of CDP signatories, the standard of disclosure over the past seven years since the inception of CDP has increased dramatically... The number of Asian companies responding to CDP 2009 increasedby 39% (51 to 71) from...

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21 May 2009

Health Minister: Novo Nordisk to blame for Bulgaria insulin crisis

Author: Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria Health Minister, Evgeni Zhelev, has stated that the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk [part of Novo Group] has tied the government's hands regarding insulin delivery to the country. Zhelev stated that "the insulin issue is a tough problem,...

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16 April 2009

[DOC] Statement by the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights to the Sub-Committee on Human Rights of the European Parliament

Author: John Morrison, Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR)

The Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights... express intention has been to demonstrate how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be integrated into business management... Our member companies are...ABB, Areva, Barclays, Ericsson, Gap Inc...

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15 April 2009

[PDF] Side event at United Nations Durban Review Conference - “The workplace: Addressing racial discrimination & promoting diversity” [Geneva, 22 Apr]

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Organizers: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...

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27 March 2009

HP, Lafarge, Nike, Johnson & Johnson and other leading global corporations are cutting emissions by 50 million tons

Author: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Many WWF Climate Savers Companies gather in Washington to demonstrate to policymakers that emission cuts and economic growth can go hand-in-hand…Some of the world’s most iconic global corporations…announced an estimated 50 million tons of voluntary...

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