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1 November 2002

PR Flacks Beware: GRI Guidelines Call for the Full Story in Corporate Reports

Author: Steve Lippman, Trillium Asset Management

A growing number of companies are supplementing their annual financial reports with yearly reports on their corporate citizenship. To try to promote the accuracy, comparability, and integrity of these reports, a new non-profit organization, the Global...

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23 September 2002

Corporate Responsibility: Myth or Reality?

Author: Otto J. Reich, U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Remarks to the Inter-American Development Bank Conference on Corporate Social Governance

[includes references to initiatives by Bell Helicopter, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Caterpillar, ITT Industries, John Deere, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Sun Microsystems, Daimler-Chrysler]

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18 September 2002

Coffee companies under fire as millions face ruin

Author: Oxfam

Millions of people in 45 coffee-growing countries are facing economic ruin - and many are going hungry - due to collapsing world prices. Oxfam today launches a global campaign to tackle the coffee crisis and force the corporate giants who dominate the...

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14 June 2002

McDonald's and Coke fund healthy eating drive

Author: Claire Cozens, Guardian [UK]

Fast food companies including McDonald's and Coca-Cola are helping to fund a multimillion pound advertising campaign urging Americans to eat more healthily. In an effort to avoid tobacco-style lawsuits, food giants including Unilever, Procter &...

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9 May 2002

MICRONUTRIENTS: Public-Private Partnership Launches Major Initiative

Author: Michael Kitchen, UN Wire

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy along with several top-ranking public and private leaders [including Procter & Gamble Chairman John Pepper] joined together this morning to announce the launch of the Global...

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18 April 2002

Domini Social Investments announces 2002 shareholder proposals

Author: Domini Social Investments

Socially Responsible Firm Focuses on Sweatshops and the Environment, Continues Push for Greater Corporate Transparency [refers to resolutions filed and/or dialogue with: Gap; Sears, Roebuck; Disney; McDonald's; Nordstrom; Merrill Lynch; Procter &...

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18 April 2002

IBM Tops List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens: In a survey by Business Ethics magazine, some corporations shine in their commitment to diverse stakeholders

Author: SocialFunds.com

A new survey from Business Ethics magazine ranks public companies based on their relationship to...four groups of stakeholders [shareholders, employees, customers, and community]...The top five companies, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Procter &...

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12 April 2002

Starbucks shares cup of goodwill [USA] - Exec tells DU [Denver University] students, businesses the value of social responsibility

Author: Bruce Finley, Denver Post

...leaders of the movement that blamed Starbucks for the plight of millions of coffee farmers mired in some of the planet's worst poverty say they now are broadening their campaign to target major "can" coffee companies such as Maxwell House and...

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1 February 2002

Being seen to be green helps corporate image

Author: Michael Skapinker, Financial Times

An FT survey that gave companies plaudits for their environmental record included some surprise choices [includes reference to Body Shop, BP, Royal Dutch/Shell, Toyota, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Vivendi, Honda, Ford, Siemens, GE, IBM,...

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23 January 2002

Procter & Gamble to Provide $1.5 Million to TechnoServe to Help Small-Scale Coffee Growers In Latin America

Author: joint press statement by TechnoServe and Procter & Gamble

..."P&G's and TechnoServe's shared goal is to find a sustainable way of making coffee growing as profitable as possible for as many people as possible"

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