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28 November 2017

ILO report: Asia garment worker wages remain low despite rises

Author: Leonie Barrie, Just-Style (UK)

"Asia garment worker wages remain low despite rises". 21 Nov 2017...

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16 November 2017

Bangladesh: Vulnerable Rohingya refugees funnelled into sex trade

Author: Ashish Joshi, Sky News (UK)

"Pimp says Rohingya plight 'good for business'", 13 Nov 2017...

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6 November 2017

Climate change lawsuits on the rise as science improves & more climate-related laws & policies are passed

Author: The Economist (UK)

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3 October 2017

Abuses in leather industry prompt investors’ call to add labour compliance to industry audits

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

In a letter to the Leather Working Group, 62 institutional investors cite pervasive labor violations in a call for broadening scope to include labor as well as environmental due diligence at tanneries......

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29 September 2017

Global businesses can achieve social impact, better reputation & increase brand loyalty by including refugees, says report

Author: Cindy Huang et al., Center for Global Development (CGD)

"Global Business and Refugee Crises: A Framework for Sustainable Engagement," September 2017...

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20 September 2017

New report highlights reprisals faced by human rights defenders who cooperate with UN

Author: UNOG Information Services, OHCHR (Switzerland)

"Report highlights rising reprisals against human rights defenders cooperating with the UN", 20 Sep 2017...

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13 September 2017

Pakistan: Women cotton pickers face widespread health problems due to pesticide exposure

Author: Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Women pickers toil unprotected in Pakistan's cotton fields", 10 Sept 2017...

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30 August 2017

Cereal, drinks companies often overlook risk of forced labor in sugarcane: study

Author: Reuters

Food and beverage companies face the risk of forced labor in countries where they obtain sugarcane but most fall short in efforts to tackle the problem that threatens millions of workers, according to a study [by KnowTheChain (KTC)]...Sugarcane...can...

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29 August 2017

KnowTheChain case study: How food and beverage companies tackle forced labour risks in sugar supply chains

This case study assesses how a sample of 10 chocolate and confectionary manufacturers, beverage companies, and sugar producers address forced labour risks in their sugarcane supply chains....

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21 August 2017

Investigation finds luxury yachts are used to smuggle migrants into EU; 8 Ukrainian smugglers arrested in Italy

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