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1 October 2009

IFC & Global Reporting Initiative launch guide on gender & sustainability reporting

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1 October 2009

[PDF] Embedding Gender in Sustainability Reporting: A Practitioner’s Guide

Author: Intl. Finance Corporation (IFC) & Global Reporting Initiative

This educational resource has been produced...to help organizations using the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework embed material gender issues in sustainability...

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1 February 2008

[PDF] 'Corporate Culture' as a Basis for the Criminal Liability of Corporations

Author: prepared by Allens Arthur Robinson law firm for UN Special Representative John Ruggie

Recently, some jurisdictions have contemplated a new basis for [corporate] criminal liability – 'organisational liability' – that has the potential to address this interaction [between human actors and the corporation] more squarely. Australia, in...

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31 October 2007

Nordic nations sound alarm over melting Arctic

Author: Alister Doyle, Reuters

Nordic nations sounded the alarm on Wednesday about a quickening melt of Arctic ice and said the thaw might soon prove irreversible because of global warming...The melt, blamed by the U.N. climate panel on heat-trapping gases emitted by burning fossil...

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6 March 2007

U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006: Iceland

Author: U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

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8 May 2006

Chinese sweatshop in Reykjavík

Author: Iceland Review

After arriving in Iceland from China, Xing Haiou was kept as an indentured servant at the [massage] parlor and forced to work long hours seven days a week the whole year around. He was paid ISK 10 thousand a month or approximately EUR 100 at today's...

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5 January 2006
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Author: Sylvie Touboul, Novethic

Depuis juin 2004, des représentants politiques, des responsables d'entreprises du secteur agroalimentaire et des acteurs d'organisations sociales et d'ONG, issus d'Europe, des Etats-Unis et du Brésil, se rencontrent dans le cadre du programme...

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16 May 2005

World Economic Forum Launches New Gender Gap Index Measuring Inequality Between Women And Men In 58 Countries

Author: Middle East North Africa Financial Network (MENAFN)

The World Economic Forum is releasing today the first ever study that attempts to quantify the size of the "gender gap" in 58 countries. Entitled Women's Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap, the report measures the size of the gap between...

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1 January 2005

A Matter Of Principles

Author: Anita Hawser, Global Finance Magazine

Eighteen months ago a group of leading project finance banks adopted the Equator Principles. They are now under attack from critics who claim the banks were more interested in profits and PR than in principles. [refers to institutions that have...

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4 June 2004

UK Banks Failing To Implement Green Equator Principles

Author: Friends of the Earth & BankTrack

`Principles, Profit or just PR', launched by Friends of the Earth and the Bank Track network shows that Barclays, Standard Charter, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC are all involved or considering financing projects that would breach the Equator...

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