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1 January 2004

Social Corporate Responsibility and the Role of the Women's Movement

Author: Ana Elena Obando, Women's Human Rights net

[refers to Unocal, Shell, Halliburton, Coca-Cola, Gildan Activewear, Procter & Gamble, Drummond]

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1 January 2004

[PDF] full report: "Promoting International Worker Rights through Private Voluntary Initiatives: Public Relations or Public Policy?" - A Report to the U.S. Dept. of State

Author: Elliot J. Schrage, commissioned by University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)

[refers to soccer ball companies Adidas, Brine, Franklin, Mitre, Mizuno, Moltex Sporting Goods, Nike, Reebok, Saga Sports, Umbro; coffee industry companies Kraft (part of Altria), Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee, Starbucks; toy-related...

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6 January 2004

Many Companies Cannot Verify Whether Their Palm Oil Is Produced Sustainably

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Only a portion of the palm oil on the market is grown sustainably, with much of the increase in production displacing rainforests and indigenous communities. [refers to Body Shop, Cadbury Schweppes, Colgate-Palmolive, Compass Group, Marks &...

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9 February 2004

Wake up to social, environmental impact - Real Assets uses investor clout to force companies to behave more responsibly

Author: Donna Nebenzahl, Montreal Gazette

...thanks to a change two years ago in the Canadian Business Corporations Act, shareholders may now file resolutions with social or environmental impact [refers to Enbridge, Procter & Gamble, Open Text, Astra, Petro-Canada, Bank of Montreal, Nexum...

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31 March 2004

New WBCSD guide encourages doing business with the poor

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Doing business with the poor: A field guide...explores how several companies are starting to break into an untapped market of over four billion potential customers in ways that benefit both the poor and the company. [refers to Eskom, Grupo Nueva, BP,...

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8 April 2004

The Conference Board Announces a Web Seminar on: International Grantmaking - "How International Development Organizations Can Facilitate Corporate Social Investments and Sustainable Enterprises"

Author: Conference Board

April 8, 2004, 2:00-3:30pm EST [New York time] [participants from United Way International, IBM, O'Brien & Associates, Procter & Gamble]

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23 April 2004

Partnership announces project for clean water in developing nations

Author: Associated Press

A partnership involving the U.S. government and Procter & Gamble Co. announced a $5 million plan Thursday to promote safe drinking water in Pakistan, Haiti and another country to be named later.

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3 May 2004

100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2004

Author: Business Ethics

The top four companies for 2004, in rank order, are Fannie Mae, Procter & Gamble, Intel, and St. Paul Companies -- all of which have made the list five years running...Other five-year firms include Avon Products, Ecolab, Herman Miller, Modine...

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5 May 2004

Helping Third World One Banana at a Time

Author: Julia Moskin, New York Times

...by expanding its reach to the produce section (Fair Trade bananas and pineapples are already available, and grapes, mangoes and orange juice are in the pipeline), Fair Trade is now trying to reach the American supermarket shopper. [refers to Wild...

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26 May 2004

Faith-based investors expanding focus on HIV drug access

Author: Krista Larson, Associated Press

A coalition of faith-based investor groups said Wednesday it will continue expanding its advocacy efforts to fight HIV/AIDS beyond pressuring companies that make medications for the disease to include firms employing people in the hardest-hit...

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