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12 March 2013

[PDF] Issue 4: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Mar 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions by UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,...

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4 March 2013

Parental Leave: What Does Your Employer Offer? [USA]

Author: Tara Siegel Bernard - Your Money, New York Times

It’s an astonishing fact, but the United States is the only country with an advanced economy that does not provide some sort of paid leave for new mothers. So we’ve decided to begin a progress report that will highlight paid parental leave policies at...

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16 November 2012

Human Rights Campaign Rates Top U.S. Companies for LGBT-Friendly Policies

Author: Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel [USA]

In a groundbreaking trend for corporate America, major companies are moving much faster than lawmakers in providing equal rights protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. “Businesses have laid a foundation of workplace...

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28 November 2011

Law firms as businesses: the responsibility to respect human rights

Author: John Sherman in Lawyers for Better Business

A recent op-ed in the New York Times by Joe Nocera described a law firm’s resistance to attesting to the validity of client mortgage documents on which it relied in court proceedings to foreclose on residential home mortgages. The firm subsequently...

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12 June 2011

Some lenders allegedly deny mortgages to women on maternity leave [USA]

Author: Kenneth R. Harney, Los Angeles Times

Two…legal actions by federal fair lending regulators suggest that the mortgage industry…may need to address the issue [of discrimination against women who are pregnant or on maternity leave]. In one case, a…physician settled a discrimination complaint...

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1 January 2007

Best places to work for LGTB equality 2007

Author: Human Rights Campaign

[companies with a perfect score: Starcom MediaVest, Boeing, Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, AMR Corp (American Airlines), US Airways, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Levi Strauss, Liz Claiborne, Nike, Nordstrom, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor,...

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19 September 2006

[PDF] full report: "Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2006 - Global FT500"

In sum, [this report] finds that the global investment and corporate communities have made great strides in their understanding of climate change and its competitive and financial implications, and the measurement of these implications. However,...

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1 September 2006

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Equality Index 2006: A Report Card on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

[Companies with perfect score: Adobe Systems, Aetna, Agere Systems, Agilent Technologies, Allianz, Alston & Bird, American Express, AMR (American Airlines), Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Arnold & Porter, AT&T, Avaya, Bain & Company, Bank of...

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12 June 2006

[PDF] Black Enterprise Announces the 40 Best Companies for Diversity - Second Annual Diversity Report Reveals the Top Performers in Minority Supplier, Workforce Management, and Board Representation

Author: Black Enterprise

Among the top 40, Denny's Corp. was cited for making significant progress in all four key areas. Diversity leaders such as Eastman Kodak Co., PepsiCo, and Bank of America have excelled at seeking out and doing business with black suppliers. FedEx...

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8 September 2005

Banks and Financial Service Providers Figure Prominently in FTSE4Good Attrition, DJSI Matriculation

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

The two leading global socially responsible investment (SRI) index providers, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) and FTSE4Good, announced results of their annual reviews yesterday...High-profile names stud the DJSI lists, with McDonald's,...

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