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9 October 2017
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Author: dpa, Morgenpost

"Tabakfirma unterliegt: BGH bestätigt Verbot von Zigarettenwerbung im Internet", 5 Oktober 2017...

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6 October 2017

ESG roundup: Beware a ‘diesel moment’ for chemical sector

Author: Susanna Rust, International Publishers Limited (UK)

A resolution passed by the European Parliament states that pension funds should commit to divesting from fossil fuels. The relevant passage of the resolution... states that the European Parliament, "calls on governments and public and private financial...

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14 September 2017

Modern slavery in the Americas: From here to elimination (Mary Robinson Speaker Series, NY, 18 Sept)

The 8th annual event in the Mary Robinson Speaker Series on Business & Human Rights in New York City will be held on 18 September 2017 at the Roosevelt House. The event will shine a spotlight on the reality of workers’ rights in the Americas and...

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3 August 2017

UK: Male FTSE 100 chief executives earn 77% more than female counterparts, study finds

Author: Ben Chu, Independent (UK)

"Male FTSE 100 chief executives earn 77% more than female counterparts, finds new research", 3 Aug 2017...

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24 July 2017

Permanent Court of Arbitration orders Philip Morris to pay up to $38million to Australian Govt. over tobacco packaging challenge

Author: BBC (UK)

"Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia", 10 Jul 2017...

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18 July 2017

Africa: Investigation reveals tobacco firms allegedly threatening efforts that could save millions from harmful effects of tobacco use; companies comment

Multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investigation has found. Various companies mentioned in the investigation...

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12 July 2017

British American Tobacco allegedly blocking regulatory attempts to limit smoking-related harm in Kenya & Uganda; company comments

Author: Paul Redfern, Business Daily (Kenya)

"BAT on the spot again over 'unjustified' business practices in Kenya, Uganda"...

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6 July 2017

Swiss Re shifts entire $130bn investment portfolio to ethical indices

Author: Oliver Ralph, Financial Times (UK)

Swiss Re's, one of Europe's biggest insurers...move comes amid renewed interest from the insurance industry in ethical investing. Last year, Axa said it would sell its tobacco investments, and this year others including Aviva and Scor have followed....

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28 June 2017

John Ruggie analyses power of multinational firms - aims to bridge gap between voluntary & binding approaches

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard University, Regulation & Governance (Australia)

"Multinationals as global institution: Power, authority and relative autonomy", 27 June 2017...

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27 June 2017

USA: Opioids deaths lead state officials to target drug firms, following model of lawsuits against tobacco industry

Author: German Lopez, Vox (USA)

"US officials are starting to treat opioid companies like Big Tobacco — and suing them", 7 Jun 2017...

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