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6 March 2012

Strengthening the Business Case for Gender Equality, 400 CEOs Commit to Women’s Empowerment Principles

Author: UN Global Compact

Four hundred chief executives worldwide have publicly declared their commitment to implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) over the last two years, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN...

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8 December 2011

Migrants in the EU: One in three foreign-born persons aged 25 to 54 overqualified for their job: Compared with one person in five among the native-born

Author: Eurostat

Over the years, migration has had an impact on the composition of European societies. In 2010, foreign-born persons accounted for 9.4% of the EU27 population. Their socio-economic situation was in general less favourable than for native-born persons....

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14 June 2011

[PDF] United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report 2011

Author: UN Global Compact

As a global initiative with local signatories, Local Networks have positioned themselves as countrywide platforms that are locally owned and driven by business, yet oriented to the needs of a wide range of stakeholders. Grounded in the cultures and...

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20 October 2010

Maternity and paternity leave: the small print

Author: Ben Shore, BBC

To think of maternity leave as a straightforward benefit to a new mum is wrong. European policy makers need to balance not just their desire to provide security for mothers, and to ensure they do not damage their careers, but also how far to encourage...

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26 July 2010

Parents of leukaemia child want to sue Icelandic power company

Author: IceNews

The parents of an Icelandic child suffering from leukaemia are investigating their legal rights in preparation for a lawsuit against a power company which they blame for their five year-old daughter’s illness. The parents want to sue Reykjavik Energy...

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30 June 2010

EIRIS publishes best practice recommendations for Vedanta to address investor concerns over alleged human rights impacts in India

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30 June 2010

Protest at Vedanta annual meeting against plan to mine India hills allegedly sacred to indigenous tribe - firm says tribe supports mine

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30 June 2010

[PDF] Improving Vedanta Resources’ governance of responsible business practices

Author: EIRIS

Vedanta Resources…has come under international scrutiny for its plans for a bauxite mine and the expansion of its Lanjigarh alumina refinery…The UN protect, respect and remedy framework makes clear that companies have the responsibility to respect...

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29 June 2010

UK scientists at odds with US over effects of oil spill

Author: Fiona Harvey & Clive Cookson, Financial Times

The long-term effects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are likely to be small, a group of leading scientists said yesterday, but some of the clean-up methods may be doing more harm than good. Their views contradicted those of the White House,...

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24 June 2010

Africa's water most precarious, Iceland best-study

Author: Alister Doyle, Reuters

African nations led by Somalia, Mauritania and Sudan have the most precarious water supplies in the world while Iceland has the best, according to a survey…that aims to alert companies to investment risks. The ranking, compiled by British-based risk...

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