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22 June 2016

Report highlights new prospects for holding corporations accountable for human rights impacts of climate change

Author: Keely Boom, Julie-Anne Richards & Stephen Leonard, Climate Justice Programme (Australia)

"Climate Justice: The international momentum towards climate litigation", Jun 2016...

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11 February 2016

USA: Tobacco companies’ request to rewrite court mandated public statements re health impacts of tobacco fails

Author: Lorraine Bailey, Courthouse News Service (USA)

“Judge Slams Big Tobacco's Do-Over Request”, 9 Feb 2016...

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10 April 2015
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Author: Valentina IERI-IPS/Naciones Unidas

“El trabajo infantil no cesa en las plantaciones de tabaco de EEUU” – 9 de abril de 2015...

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26 February 2015

USA: 3 major tobacco companies reach $100 million settlement in health-related tobacco lawsuits

Author: Reuters

“Tobacco companies to settle smoking lawsuits for $100 million,” 25 Feb 2015...

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8 May 2014

Farm Labor Activists Get Audience with Reynolds American Shareholders [USA]

Author: Kathryn Mobley, WFDD Radio (USA)

Farm labor activists want Reynolds American to fight on behalf of North Carolina’s tobacco workers...[About] 300 members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) protested outside Reynolds American [offices]...Inside, the annual shareholder's...

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8 May 2014

USA: Farm worker activists say Reynolds American should "stop relying on human trafficking" in its supply chain - company responds

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29 January 2013

Book Review: Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey's Conscious Capitalism

Author: Christine Bader (Visiting Scholar, Columbia University), Huffington Post blog

Conscious Capitalism speaks some truths that are too often left unsaid. But the book falls prey to the same fatal flaw of other business books and CEO treatises: namely, promotion of an oversimplified framework that ignores the complexities of the...

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28 November 2012

Tobacco companies ordered to admit they lied over smoking danger [USA]

Author: Reuters

Major tobacco companies who spent decades denying they lied to the US public about the dangers of cigarettes must spend their own money on a public advertising campaign saying they did lie, a federal judge ruled…The ruling sets out what might be the...

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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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29 September 2011

Tobacco Companies Knew of Radiation in Cigarettes, Covered It Up [USA]

Author: Carrie Gann, ABC News

Tobacco companies knew that cigarettes contained a radioactive substance called polonium-210, but hid that knowledge from the public for over four decades, a new study of historical documents revealed. Scientists from the University of California, Los...

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