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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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20 October 2013

Credit Suisse in LGBT launch

Author: Camilla Hall, Financial Times (UK)

Credit Suisse’s private banking clients in the US will from Monday have the opportunity to buy into a portfolio of large companies with “gay-friendly” corporate policies...[as rated] by the Human Rights Campaign corporate equality index...The new...

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30 September 2013

[PDF] Out of Bounds - Accountability for Corporate Human Rights Abuse After Kiobel

Author: EarthRights International

This report presents a summary of the history, jurisprudence and politics of the [Alien Tort Statute (ATS)], explaining how this obscure law became one of the most important and hotly contested tools in the area of business and human rights and the...

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23 September 2013

New Investment Fund Will Advance Late-Stage Vaccines and other Global Health Technologies

Author: Jennifer Kim, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

A new investment fund structured by JPMorgan Chase…and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will, for the first time, allow individual and institutional investors the opportunity to finance late-stage global health technologies that have the...

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2 September 2013

[PDF] General Comment 16 on State Obligations Regarding the Impact of the Business Sector on Children's Rights: What Is Its Standing, Meaning and Effect?

Author: Paula Gerber, Joanna Kyriakakis, Katie O'Byrne, Monash Univ. (Australia)

A lot of attention has been paid to the responsibility of business to protect human rights generally, but very little to the role of the business sector when it comes to children’s rights specifically. This lack of attention is being addressed by the...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] Issue 6: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Sep 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 in English, French & Spanish from...

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29 August 2013

P&G backs bill to ban gay discrimination in workplace [USA]

Author: Dayton Business Journal (USA)

Procter & Gamble is the latest corporate backer of bipartisan legislation ending workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity…P&G joins other Fortune 500 companies, small businesses…in supporting the Employment Non...

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21 August 2013

[PDF] Change It: Ending Rights Abuses

Author: Asia Catalyst, Thai AIDS Treatment Action Group & Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education

About Know It, Prove It, Change It: A Rights Curriculum for Grassroots Groups...What is advocacy?...Analyzing the environment...Creating an advocacy strategy...Tactics: Lobbying and cultivation...Tactics: Mobilizing media and the community...Change It...

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30 July 2013

Pfizer sells key vaccine cheaply to poor countries

Author: Linda Johnson, Associated Press, in The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)

Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of doses of its lucrative vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis at a fraction of the usual price for young children in poor countries. The deal to provide 260 million shots of its...

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29 July 2013
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Author: Associated Press

Le géant pharmaceutique américain Pfizer offrira à faible coût des centaines de millions de doses d'un vaccin contre la pneumonie et la méningite aux enfants de pays pauvres. C'est la troisième fois que Pfizer accepte de participer à un programme qui...

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