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18 November 2019

China: Retail workers respond to sudden sacking and wage arrears with collective action, according to labour rights NGO

Author: China Labour Bulletin (Hong Kong)

“Squeezed on all sides, China’s retail workers respond with collective action”, 13 Nov 2019...

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11 November 2019

Kenya: Proposed law to require employers & owners of commercial buildings to provide lactation rooms

Author: John Mutua, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Employers face Sh1m fine on failure to offer breastfeeding rooms"...

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20 August 2019

Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders

On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...

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15 August 2019

Hong Kong’s developers blame violent acts of anti-government protesters for worsening economic slump and erosion of city’s values

Author: Michelle Wong, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The league of Hong Kong’s real estate developers has again condemned anti-government protesters, accusing them of worsening the city’s economic slump and eroding its core values....

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6 August 2019

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar exposes military business ties, calls for targeted sanctions & arms embargoes

This report by the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, for the first time, establishes in detail the degree to which Myanmar’s military has used its own businesses, foreign companies and arms deals to support brutal operati...

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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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1 July 2019

USA: D.C Attorney sues local real estate company for discriminating against tenants with housing vouchers

Author: Rachel Kurzius, Dcist (USA)

"D.C. Attorney General Goes After Another Landlord For Discriminating Against Voucher Holders", 27 Jun 2019...

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1 July 2019

USA: Oakland city attorney files lawsuit against local real estate companies over alleged violations of tenants' rights

Author: Jane Dixon, OaklandNewsNow (USA)

"City Of Oakland Attorney Sues Mann Family Over Real Estate Violations" 1 Jul 2019...

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2 May 2019

Kenya: Walker Industries closed due to environmental pollution & failure to provide workers with protective gear

Author: Bernardine Mutanu, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Mavoko shoe factory managers arrested over river pollution"...

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16 April 2019
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