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14 February 2012

The Changing Role of Global Leaders

Author: Matthew Gitsham, Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability in Harvard Business Review [USA]

In November 2010…Chief executive Paul Polman [of Unilever]…articulated a new strategy…doubling the proportion of Unilever's portfolio that meets the highest nutritional standards, and halving the water associated with...consumer use...It is indicative...

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30 January 2012

Legal aid bill: why the media's silence?

Author: John Prescott, former Deputy Prime Minister in Guardian [UK]

New legislation [in the Legal aid bill] would stop people taking on big corporations...the second part of the bill, which is nothing less than a cack-handed attempt to change the legal system to benefit large corporations when they are being sued......

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3 November 2011

NGOs and big business: Too close for comfort?

Author: Brendan May, Ethical Corporation

To be effective, transparent and credible, a possible blueprint a big NGO might consider to govern its corporate relationships could be as follows...Any engagement on a product or issue must be part of a bigger process of systemic change across the...

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25 July 2011

[video] Hacking Scandal Could Cost News Corp. Its ‘Social License’

Author: Daniel Gross, Yahoo! Finance [USA]

The phone-hacking scandal has done great damage to the stock of News Corp…But the biggest harm may have been to…the company's social license…in addition to a formal government license, companies also need an informal 'social license.'…Companies that...

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13 October 2016

UK Modern Slavery Act: Analysis of FTSE 100 company statements

Analysis shows only a hanfdul of company statements are meeting the Act’s requirements, majority lack adequate information               Briefing        Registry          Press Release  

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Article
28 January 2009

100 Corporations That Will Survive 100 Years

Author: Corporate Knights & Innovest Strategic Value Advisors

The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations: Acciona, Accor, Adidas, Advanced Micro Devices, Aeon, Air France-KLM, Alcoa, Amazon.com, Atlantia, Atlas Copco, BASF, Baxter International, BG Group, BHP Billiton, British Land, British Sky Broadcasting,...

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1 January 2008

Global 100 - Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Author: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors & Corporate Knights

The Global 100 list for 2008:...

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Article
9 November 2007

Global Business Initiative Releases Climate Change Roadmap

Author: Combat Climate Change

A group of 46 leading international companies today called on governments to work together to develop a global policy framework to combat climate change...The companies...have combined in an international business initiative called Combat Climate...

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16 July 2007

Great Green Smokescreen

Author: Tom Clarke, Channel 4 News [UK]

Channel 4 News Science Correspondent Tom Clarke dissects the many 'solutions' to global warming being marketed to consumers, from tree planting and carbon offsetting to green energy tariffs. [refers to Barclays, HSBC, Sky (part of British Sky...

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16 July 2007

Black marks for firms who exaggerate impact of carbon offsetting schemes

Author: Rob Edwards, Sunday Herald [UK]

Schemes used…to offset pollution are flawed and failing to save the planet, it has been claimed. Oil giant BP has also been accused of exaggerating cuts in emissions from pig farms in Mexico, while Sky TV's [part of British Sky Broadcasting] claims...

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