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5 August 2008

Sponsoring the Olympics Is Bad for Business

Author: Sophie Richardson, Asia advocacy director, Human Rights Watch, in Huffington Post

[T]he main Olympic sponsors and suppliers all…profess great interest in corporate social responsibility and human rights. But without exception, they are all putting their considerable public relations and lobbying muscle towards ducking any social...

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25 June 2008

Company scores plummet in Greener Electronics Guide

Author: Greenpeace

With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the bottom...

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1 June 2008
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Author: Greenpeace

L’objectif de ce guide est d’offrir un outil aux gens pour éclairer leurs choix de consommation mais aussi de faire émerger une demande forte de produits électroniques économes en énergie, exempts de substances dangereuses, qui pourront ensuite être...

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1 June 2008
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1 May 2008

Dream for Darfur - second Olympic Corporate Sponsor Darfur Report Card

Author: report by Dream for Darfur; additional materials compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2008, Dream for Darfur issued a..."report card" grading 19 Olympic corporate sponsors on the steps they had taken "to help bring security to war-torn Darfur", including asking companies "to call for indicted Sudanese war criminals to be...

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17 April 2008

China: Olympic Flame Turns Up Heat on Sponsors - Corporate Social Responsibility Rhetoric Does Not Match Reality

Author: Human Rights Watch

With fewer than four months remaining until the start of the Beijing Games, corporate sponsors of the Olympics risk lasting damage to their brands if they do not live up to their professed standards of corporate social responsibility by speaking out...

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1 April 2008

China: Human Rights Watch calls on Olympic sponsors to take steps to fulfill their human rights policies

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1 April 2008

Olympic Corporate Sponsors: Rhetoric and Reality

Author: compiled by Human Rights Watch

Beginning in September 2007, Human Rights Watch wrote to all 12 “TOP” Olympic sponsors to encourage them to address human rights abuses taking place as a result of the Beijing Games, with targeted and achievable asks... Excerpts from the companies’...

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5 March 2008

CeBIT talks green, but the industry has some way to go says Greenpeace Survey

Author: Greenpeace International

The Sony Vaio TZ11 notebook, the Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and the Sony Ericsson P1i PDA come out on top in Greenpeace's "Searching for Greener Electronics" survey, released today at CeBIT. But, the race for a green electronic product has not...

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5 March 2008

Congo rebels cash in on demand for tin

Author: Nicholas Garrett & Harrison Mitchell, Financial Times

...[T]in from a mine controlled by renegade soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo is reaching international markets... An investigation by the Financial Times has found that tin ore from the mine is reaching smelters and solder manufacturers in...

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