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Author: Simon Targett, Financial Times
Britain's biggest investors are to put greater pressure on companies to sign up to the principles of corporate social responsibility, under tough new guidelines published yesterday by the Association of British Insurers. The move by the ABI, whose...
Author: ICEM - International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions
Multinational should settle now with asbestos claimants, world union says -...Cape closed its British asbestos factory in 1968, due to the high incidence of asbestos-related diseases. But it kept its South African operation running for another decade...
Author: Association of British Insurers
The ABI (Association of British Insurers) today issued new investment guidelines to improve disclosure by Britain’s companies of their approach to corporate social responsibility. The guidelines respond to the widespread and growing interest in...
Author: David Rice, Policy Adviser, Political & Government Relations, BP
from Kate Burgess, in Responsible business in the global economy: A Financial Times Guide, 22 Oct. 2001
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Author: Roger Cowe, Observer [UK]
An Observer survey shows people don't believe companies will be socially responsible on their own. -...The research reveals high levels of scepticism among leaders from the voluntary sector, education, local government and media about companies'...
Author: Andrew Osborn, Guardian [UK]
Burmese soldiers retained by the British companies Premier Oil and TotalFinaElf are guilty of multiple human rights abuses and subject local peasants to forced labour, extortion and beatings, the European parliament was told yesterday [testimony by...
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Author: Matthew Jones, Reuters
British electricity companies are gearing up to start trading green energy certificates in January as part of a government scheme to encourage the expansion of the country's fledgeling renewable energy sector.
Author: U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair
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Author: Jean Eaglesham and Mark Odell, Financial Times
Airports across Europe could be forced to reduce night flights after a landmark ruling on Tuesday that the UK government had violated the human rights of residents living near London's Heathrow airport. The government failed to strike a fair balance...
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