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26 March 2012

Adidas, Nestlé Among Companies With Top Marks for Reporting on Child Labour, Climate or Water Risks

Author: Norges Bank Investment Management

9 companies...received top marks for reporting on social or environmental risks in 2011. More than a third of the companies in the annual evaluation by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)...scored zero. “Failure to manage social and environmental...

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15 March 2012

Children's rights: why businesses should care more for children

Author: Annabel Short, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Guardian [UK]

[E]xamples demonstrate that almost every company has an impact on children...[M]any companies keep their initiatives to support children separate from their core business activities…[A] mining firm might highlight its investment in schools around its...

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30 January 2012

Drug companies join forces to combat deadliest tropical diseases

Author: Sarah Boseley, Guardian [UK]

The heads of 13 of the world's biggest drug companies, brought together by Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men, have agreed to donate more medicines and, unprecedentedly, to work together to find new ones in a bid to end many neglected tropical...

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27 January 2012

Joining a Mother's Fight to End AIDS in Children

Author: Charles Lyons, Huffington Post [USA]

This year's annual World Economic Forum witnessed the launch of a group dedicated to ending pediatric AIDS -- the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born Free of HIV. The Business Leadership Council is comprised of representatives from...

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1 January 2012
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16 December 2011

Drugmakers extend cut-price pneumonia vaccine deal

Author: Ben Hirschler, Reuters

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline are increasing sales of cut-price pneumonia vaccine to developing countries by more than 50 percent, marking the scale-up of an international program to protect millions of children. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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30 November 2011

The Medicines Patent Pool: A Powerful Strategy for "Getting to Zero"

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility [USA]

In honor of World AIDS Day...members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) reiterate their endorsement of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) created by UNITAID, and call upon pharmaceutical companies to share their licenses for life...

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14 November 2011

From tragedy to travesty: Drugs tested on survivors of Bhopal [India]

Author: Nina Lakhani, Independent [UK]

Secret reports seen by The Independent reveal that drug trials funded by western pharmaceutical firms at the Indian hospital set up for survivors of the Bhopal disaster violated international ethical standards and could have put patients at risk......

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14 November 2011

Without consent: how drugs companies exploit Indian 'guinea pigs'

Author: Andrew Buncombe & Nina Lakhani, Independent [UK]

Western pharmaceutical companies have seized on India over the past five years as a testing ground for drugs – making the most of…loose regulations which help dramatically cut research costs…Between 2007 and 2010, at least 1,730 people died in India...

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