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16 July 2019

World Benchmarking Alliance announces seven systems transformations for benchmarking companies on the SDGs

Author: World Benchmarking Alliance

The global challenges we face, from climate disaster to gender inequality, unsustainable food systems to digital exclusion, are interconnected and affect us all. There is a perfect storm brewing with growing pressure to deliver on the Sustainable...

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8 July 2019

China: Tougher law on vaccine administration will go into effect in December 2019

Author: Xinhua Net (China)

“China Focus: China adopts tough law to ensure vaccine safety”, 29 June 2019...

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5 July 2019

USA: Over 200 companies sign Supreme Court brief in support of LGBTQ workers

Author: Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News

"Over 200 major companies sign Supreme Court brief in favor of LGBTQ workers," 2 July 2019...

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28 June 2019

Advocacy group files petition to ban palm oil importation from Malaysia FGV Holdings Berhad over alleged child & forced labour

Author: Grant & Eisenhofer P.A, PRNewswire Cision (USA)

"Grant & Eisenhofer ESG Institute Petitions U.S. Government to Block Importation of Palm Oil Produced by FGV Holdings Berhad in Malaysia, Based on Evidence of Child and Forced Labor Practices", 24 Jun 2019...

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28 June 2019

NGOs file criminal charges over chemical exports to Syria by German companies that could be used to make sarin gas

Author: Rebecca Staudenmaier, Deutsche Welle (Allemagne)

"German firms sent weapons-grade chemicals to Syria despite sanctions — report", 25 Jun 2019...

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12 June 2019

Report finds only two OECD Natl. Contact Point cases brought by NGOs resulted in remedy in 2018

Author: OECD Watch

"The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines: Understanding NCP cases concluded in 2018 through the lens of remedy", 12 Jun 2019...

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10 June 2019

USA: Supreme court allows class-action lawsuit against osteoporosis drug maker Merck over alleged injuriesn related to use of Fosamax

Author: Matthew Vadum, The Epoch Times (USA)

"Supreme Court Allows Class-Action Lawsuit Against Drug Giant Merck" 21 May 2019...

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30 May 2019

USA: Oklahoma prepares for lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over opioid crisis

Author: Jan Hoffman, New York Times (USA)

"First Opioid Trial Takes Aim at Johnson & Johnson", 26 May 2019...

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21 May 2019

Canada: Toronto law firm files lawsuit against opioid drugmakers for $1.1 billion

Author: Alex Keown, BioSpace

"$1.1 Billion in Lawsuits Filed Against Opioid Makers in Canada" 16 May 2019...

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21 May 2019

USA: Painkiller maker Purdue Pharma sued by 5 additional states over alleged misconduct in opioids marketing & sales

Author: Joanna Walters, Guardian (UK)

"Five more US states sue Purdue Pharma over its role in opioid crisis"...

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