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9 June 2011

Moody & Warner, P.C. Announces Court Approval Of $32 Million Settlement In National Gender Discrimination Suit Against Wachovia Securities, Now Known As Wells Fargo Advisors [USA]

Author: Moody & Warner

[T]he U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia approved a $32 million settlement of a national gender discrimination case against...Wells Fargo Advisors. Women financial advisors...brought the case...on behalf of a national class of women...

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1 February 2011

Better Safe than Sorry

Author: Susan Aaronson, Professor & Ian Higham, Research Assistant - Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ in Policy Innovations

...Building on years of research and multi-stakeholder dialogue, [UN Special Representative on business & human rights John] Ruggie outlined a framework and Guiding Principles to help firms “operationalize” their human rights responsibilities.....

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29 June 2010

Banks Financing Mexico Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal

Author: Michael Smith, Bloomberg

Wachovia, it turns out, had made a habit of helping move money for Mexican drug smugglers. Wells Fargo & Co., which bought Wachovia in 2008, has admitted in court that its unit failed to monitor and report suspected money laundering by narcotics...

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7 December 2009

Ghosts of the brutal past [Russia]

Author: Charles Glover, Financial Times

...[O]f the former gulag enterprises, Norilsk [Nickel] is one of the few that acknowledges its past, partly because its infamy as a prison camp is so well known...While both...Yuzhny Kuzbass [part of Mechel]...and Evraz...steel groups have departments...

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20 October 2009

[PDF] Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: a shared responsibility

Author: Esther Vandenbroucke, IKV Pax Christi & Roos Boer, Netwerk Vlaanderen

This publication...presents...financial institutions’ investment in companies that develop or produce cluster munitions, on financial institutions disinvesting from producers of cluster munitions and on legislative measures to prohibit investment in...

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4 August 2008

10 Innovative U.S. Finance Institutions Picked to Compete for $8.25 Million Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance [USA]

Author: Wachovia NEXT Awards - Wachovia Foundation & Opportunity Finance Network

...10 U.S. community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are semifinalists for $8.25 million [in award] to scale up their success. CDFIs are special purpose financial institutions skilled at creating opportunities and economic growth in hard-to...

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1 April 2008

The 2008 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Author: DiversityInc [USA]

DiversityInc announced its 2008 Top 50 Companies for Diversity today. For the second time in three years, Verizon is No. 1 on the list... Companies ranked in the listing demonstrate consistent strength in four areas: CEO Commitment, Human Capital,...

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10 January 2008

HSBC, Other European Banks Receive Top Scores in First-Ever Ranking of 40 Leading Banks on Climate Change Strategies;Citigroup and Bank of America post Highest Scores Among 16 U.S. Banks

Author: Ceres

While encouraging progress is being made, the banking sector still has a long way to go in confronting the business challenges posed by global climate change, according to a first-ever report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition that analyzes...

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21 March 2007

The 2007 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Author: DiversityInc [USA]

[Companies in top 50 are, in order: Bank of America; Pepsi Bottling Group; AT&T; Coca-Cola; Ford; Verizon; Xerox; Consolidated Edison Co. of New York; JPMorgan Chase; PepsiCo; Wachovia; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Sodexho; Procter & Gamble; Blue...

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1 February 2007

Doing Good Can Pay Off

Author: Craig and Marc Kielburger, founders of Free the Children (in the Toronto Star)

...Since its founding in 1976, the Body Shop has made corporate citizenship a pillar of its business model...And it's paid off. Last year the cosmetics giant L'Oreal bought the Body Shop for a staggering $1.32 billion...Corporate social responsibility...

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