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26 July 2001

UK water industry says climate change threat urgent

Author: Reuters

Climate change will hit water and wastewater services first and most strongly, and preparations to combat the threat must start now, Britain's water industry body Water UK said yesterday.

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Article
22 July 2001

BP: a friend of the earth? [regarding FTSE4GOOD]

Author: Jill Insley, Observer [UK]

Jill Insley explains how the oil giant became a 'socially sound' investment: A fund holding shares in oil and pharmaceutical companies is unlikely to meet most people's definition of an environmentally or socially sound investment. So it's not...

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20 July 2001

Criticism as [UK] overseas arms sales rise to $2.4bn

Author: Andrew Parker, Financial Times

The value of Britain's arms sales overseas increased last year to £1.7bn ($2.4bn), sparking criticism of the government for allowing weapons sales to countries embroiled in conflicts and to states with poor human rights records. The Department of...

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15 July 2001

DTI [United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry] courts 'ethical' Shell in drive to develop green energy

Author: Heather Tomlinson, Independent [UK]

The Government is in talks with Shell to try to persuade the oil giant to invest in developing renewable energy plants in the UK. Shell recently announced it would invest between $500m (£360m) and $1bn (£650m) in renewable energy worldwide - and the...

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11 July 2001

New index [FTSE4Good index] riles campaigners

Author: Geoff Gibbs, Guardian [UK]

The launch of a new series of indices for socially responsible investors provoked immediate controversy yesterday, with strong criticism from environmental and human rights campaigners over the inclusion of certain oil and drugs companies, and...

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Article
10 July 2001

Minister pins hopes on fair trade

Author: Patrick Wintour, Guardian [UK]

Patricia Hewitt, the [UK] industry secretary, yesterday bluntly told globalisation protesters that their demands would block the world's poor from pathways out of poverty.

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Article
9 July 2001

UK Green Party plans Esso forecourt picket

Author: Reuters

Britain's Green Party said on Friday that its members will stage a nationwide picket of Exxon Mobil's Esso brand petrol stations in mid-July in protest at the company's stance on global warming.

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Article
8 July 2001

Closing the gap the between rich and poor: Supermarkets and banks are being drafted into the fight for social justice in Britain's poorest cities

Author: Alison Benjamin, The Observer [UK]

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Article
8 July 2001

Risky businesses need help

Author: Hilary Sutcliffe, The Observer [UK]

Companies will be given a powerful incentive to become socially responsible when the Association of British Insurers publishes its investment guidelines in the autumn.

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Article
8 July 2001

Vocational school teaches job cred [UK]

Author: Nick Mathiason, The Observer [UK]

Cred is in an initiative that chimes perfectly with the educational zeitgeist. It involves a private-sector company, Lattice - an offshoot of the old British Gas - funding a school for disaffected schoolchildren that puts the emphasis on vocational...

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