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4 June 2018

B Team urges Intl. Organisation of Employers to support a new ILO Convention and Recommendation to end workplace violence & harassment

Author: The B Team

"ILO Convention Crucial to Ending Gender-Based Violence at Work", 25 May 2018...

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4 March 2016

ActionAid report on how "shady" tax treaties disproportionately favour multinationals, fuelling inequality and poverty

A report by ActionAid says tax treaties with the club of world's richest countries - the OECD - are stopping poor countries' power to tax multinational companies more than others, exacerbating inequality and poverty. [refers to Google, Amazon, MTN,...

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6 December 2015

Coalition of business leaders challenges 2C climate change target

Author: Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian (UK)

…[T]he chief executives of companies such as Virgin, Marks & Spencer, L’Oreal and Unilever said it was critical for governments to reach for stronger targets that would free the world’s economy from carbon emissions by 2050…The corporate leaders,...

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19 August 2008

Nemc urges for halt to building of phone towers [Tanzania]

Author: Vicent Mnyanyika and Sturmius Mtweve, Citizen [Tanzania]

The National Environment Management Council (Nemc) has called for suspension of ongoing construction of telecommunication towers which lack in-depth research on health risks they pose to people and the environment...[Nemc director general Bonaventure]...

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1 July 2008
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Author: Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement

Ce rapport montre comment les entrepreneurs peuvent servir les populations pauvres en tant que clientes, mais aussi les intégrer en tant que producteurs, employés et chefs d’entreprise. Il donne des exemples de sociétés qui, en faisant affaire avec les...

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30 June 2008

[PDF] Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor

Author: United Nations Development Programme

This report shows how entrepreneurs can serve the poor as clients and customers and can also include the poor as producers, employees and business owners. It gives many examples of firms that—by doing business with the poor—are generating profits,...

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9 May 2008

Toll-free mobile service to give rural Africa access to medics

Author: Okuttah Mark , Daily Nation [Kenya]

A toll-free mobile service being launched in selected remote areas in Africa promises to save lives by connecting people with emergency medical cases to health personnel. Under the initiative...health workers will also be trained through mobile phone...

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1 February 2007
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Author: International Alert

Entreprise Locale, Paix Locale souligne le potentiel du secteur privé national à contribuer à une paix durable, dans le cadre d'un tel effort collectif. Il y est démontré que les entreprises sont souvent étroitement liées à la dynamique de conflit, et...

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1 October 2006
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Author: International Alert

Local Business, Local Peace (Las empresas locales y la paz), pone de relieve el potencial que tiene el sector empresarial del país afectado para contribuir a forjar una paz duradera como parte de ese esfuerzo colectivo. Enfatiza que el sector...

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24 July 2006

Local Business, Local Peace: the Peacebuilding Potential of the Domestic Private Sector

Author: International Alert

Local Business, Local Peace presents more than 20 case studies of business actors taking steps to address violent conflict, including from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel and Palestine, Nepal, Somalia, South Caucasus...

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