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22 December 2015

USA: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inks settlement with Hillshire Brands over racial discrimination case

Author: Bill Hethcock, Dallas Business Journal (USA)

"EEOC wins record settlement for former Texas-based Sara Lee factory workers", 21 Dec 2015...

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26 January 2010

Ethics: ‘Islands of best practice in sea of poor to middling ones’

Author: Jane Bird, Financial Times

Unilever produces about 12 per cent of the world’s black tea. This makes it a good place to start implementing Rainforest Alliance certification for sustainable farming, says Miguel Veiga-Pestana, vice president for global external affairs…The aim is...

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13 July 2009

Wal-Mart Brazil Thinks Green

Author: Andrew Winston, HarvardBusiness.org

At the...Wal-Mart Sustainability Summit held in Sao Paolo, Brazil...Wal-Mart announced significant goals and mandates to tackle some of the thorniest environmental and social problems in the world...But here's where the event took a radical and...

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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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20 October 2008

Diversity Slow to Come [USA]

Author: Brian Katkin, Legal Times [USA]

[Law firms] say diversity is a priority, but the economic slump looms over recruiting... [Washington] D.C.’s largest firms..., according to the Legal Times 150 survey...[did not increase their] percentage of minority and female attorneys and partners....

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30 September 2008

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Social Responsibility: Whose Voice Is Heard?"

Author: MVO Platform

Participants came up with impressive testimonies. This publication offers a collection of these stories (complemented with two ‘voices from the North’), hoping they will inspire a better CSR practice in the near future. [refers to ABN AMRO, Coca-Cola,...

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11 July 2008

Corporate Push for Law Firm Diversity Enters a New Phase

Author: Alana Roberts, Law.com Daily Business Review [USA]

Wal-Mart, a leading corporate advocate of diversity in the legal profession, is deploying new software to keep a watchful eye on its law firms and make sure the attorneys working on its matters are diverse... Miguel Rivera, Wal-Mart's associate...

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1 June 2008

[PDF] Sustainability Issues in the Tea Sector: A Comparative Analysis of Six Leading Producing Countries

Author: Sanne van der Wal, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

In this report, SOMO is presenting for the first time…a…comparative analysis on social, economic and ecological conditions in the tea sector in 6 of the most important tea-producing countries: India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya and Malawi…The...

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17 March 2008

Law Firm Segregation Reminiscent of Jim Crow [USA]

Author: Yolanda Young, former staff attorney at Covington & Burling, in Huffington Post [USA]

...[A] staff attorney position at Covington & Burling...[was a] great opportunity...to experience the race/power dynamic firsthand... Staff attorneys are non-partner track lawyers who handle the menial legal tasks...that [partner-track] associates...

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1 June 2007

[PDF] full report: "Climate Counts - Company Scorecard Report"

Author: Climate Counts

The Climate Counts Company Scorecard provides consumers with an objective, balanced way to gauge which companies are seriously committed to reversing climate change—and which ones are not...Our full scorecard ranks 56 companies in eight major consumer...

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