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18 March 2019

Commentary: Civil society has an important role in shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Lincoln Ajoku, OpenGlobalRights

“How civil society can work to improve our technological future,” 13 March 2019...

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16 January 2019

Predictions for big issues facing fashion in 2019, incl. ongoing labour abuses & sustainability

Author: Rebecca Suhrawardi, Forbes

"The Big Issues Facing Fashion in 2019", 16 January 2019...

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7 January 2019

UAE: 31 companies awarded for their labour welfare performance

Author: Sherouk Zakaria, Khaleej Times

"31 firms star-rated for labour welfare initiatives", 17 December 2018...

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15 October 2015

Doing business in conflict-affected countries

Author: Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum (UN Global Compact & Verisk Maplecroft)

This page presents an introduction to and analysis of the dilemma. It does so through the integration of real-world scenarios and case studies, examination of emerging economy contexts and exploration of the specific business risks posed by the...

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17 November 2013

Roundtable for Business Leaders in the GCC: Understanding and Implementing Corporate Respect for Human Rights

Author: Global Business Initiative

On Sunday 17 and Monday 18 November 2013, an event entitled Roundtable for Business Leaders in the GCC: Understanding and Implementing Corporate Respect for Human Rights provided space for a unique exchange among business and government leaders in...

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17 October 2013

Company fines after exposing workers to asbestos [UK]

Author: Agility UK

A company has been fined £60,000 and ordered to pay £17,094 in prosecution costs after pleading guilty to breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 and two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was prosecuted by...

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17 October 2013

Electrical / Security Installation Company prosecuted after child is trapped in electric gates [UK]

Author: Agility UK

An installation company has been prosecuted by the HSE [Health and Safety Executive] after a three year old boy who was playing around an automatic gate servicing the entrance to a primary school was trapped between the gate and post as the automatic...

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17 October 2013

Company fined after employee struck by craned materials [UK]

Author: Agility UK

A company has been fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £7,024 in costs of after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was prosecuted by the HSE after an incident in which an employee used an overhead crane...

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4 December 2012

[PDF] Accountability and Transparency - Pearl Initiative Series on Corporate Good Practices [United Arab Emirates]

Author: Pearl Initiative

[with case studies on: Implementation of the Code of Conduct at Aluminium Bahrain (Alba); Responsible Investment Principles at Abraaj Capital; Contractor Employment Practices at Tourism Development & Investment Company; Reinforcing Anti-Corruption...

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26 January 2012

Business expertise tapped for smarter disaster aid

Author: Megan Rowling, AlertNet

From shipping supplies into disaster zones to setting up emergency telecoms networks and sending aid payments via phones, businesses are increasingly donating cash and expertise to help people hit by humanitarian crises...Some aid workers are troubled...

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