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7 February 2014

Are companies involved with 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi wilfully ignoring human rights?

Author: Ella Skybenko, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, in KyivPost (Ukraine)

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi start today...The multi-billion investment in prestige projects contrasts violently with the neglect of the human rights of workers who built them, the local people who have lost their homes and health, and...

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26 September 2014

UN Business Call to Action welcomes companies’ commitments towards Millennium Development Goals

"Multinationals reaffirm commitment to BoP business with BCtA", 24 Sep 2014...

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11 February 2015

Response by Panasonic: Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project

English translation approved by Panasonic. The original Japanese response can be downloaded below....

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24 February 2015
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Author: Arnaud Dubus, RFI

« Travailleurs migrants dans l'industrie électronique en Malaisie », 17 février 2015...

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23 March 2015
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Author: Arnaud Dubus, Libération (France)

"Dans les usines de Malaisie, «nous sommes traités comme des animaux»", 11 mars 2015...

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4 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake — Corporate Aid Tracker

Author: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Companies are mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and resources to assist with the recovery efforts following the earthquake in Nepal. Businesses have pledged $26.8 million in cash and additional in kind contributions in support of relief and...

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7 August 2015

UN increases partnerships with companies to fund development & climate change programmes

Author: Inter Press Service

"UN taps private sector to fund development, advocate social causes", 6 Aug 2015...

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10 November 2015

Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) ranks 100 brands on environmental supply chain performance in China

On October 22, 2015, the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) released its ranking of 100 brands on their environmental supply chain performance in China. 

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8 March 2016

Japan: Panasonic to recognize same-sex partnerships

The Japanese company Panasonic has announced that it will recognize same-sex partnerships as marriages for the purposes of company benefits. [English summary of Japanese article, produced by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 

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3 August 2016

US Council for Intl. Business whitepaper explains corporate human rights due diligence

Author: Dr. Ariel Meyerstein, United States Council for International Business, in ethiXbase

“Whitepaper: Responsible Business Conduct: Understanding Human Rights Due Diligence”, July 2016...

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