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30 June 2011

[PDF] The U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Applications of the Framework

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business and human rights has identified instances of applications of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, in whole or in part, as a resource for those looking for...

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8 June 2011
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Author: Confédération syndicale internationale

Germes du printemps arabe dans la répression contre les travailleurs/euses et le non-respect des droits économiques...La Colombie et les Amériques conservent la position dominante dans le sombre bilan en matière d’assassinats et de répression des...

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2 May 2011

[PDF] Business & Human Rights: an update on recent developments

Author: NautaDutilh law firm

The Guiding Principles do not intend to impose new legal obligations, but instead aim to elaborate on the implications of existing standards and practices...and to integrate them within a single, logically coherent and comprehensive template. Still,.....

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8 December 2010

Report examines role of business-driven partnerships in addressing sustainable development in Africa - includes case studies

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8 December 2010

[PDF] Full report: "Business Partnerships for Development in Africa"

Author: Business Action for Africa & Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School

...Business Action for Africa’s 2010 Report...examines how business-driven partnerships are addressing Africa’s development challenges in new and innovative ways… creating new frontiers for sustainable development and growth on the continent...the...

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29 November 2010

US investors target Accenture, IBM, Pepsi and Pfizer over politics of US Chamber of Commerce

Author: Responsible Investor

A group of US investors has filed shareholder resolutions at four major corporate members of the US Chamber of Commerce: Accenture, IBM, Pepsi and Pfizer, challenging their boards to review their policies and oversight of political expenditures...

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15 November 2010
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Author: Véronique Smée, Novethic [France]

Lancé en 2000, le Carbon Disclosure Project est aujourd'hui financé par 534 investisseurs détenant 64 000 milliards de dollars. Son objectif : interroger les entreprises pour évaluer leurs politiques climatiques. Trois sociétés françaises figurent dans...

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20 September 2010

Climate change climbs boardroom agenda among leading global firms

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Carbon management is becoming a strategic business priority and competitive driver for the largest global companies, despite the lack of global agreement on climate change. These are among the findings of the 2010 Global 500* report and leadership...

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10 September 2010

FTSE cites "human rights" concerns at DuPont, UPS

Author: Ross Kerber, Reuters

...DuPont Co...and United Parcel Service...(UPS)...were among eight companies removed from a social investment index series [FTSE4Good] because of concerns about human rights, climate change and similar matters,...FTSE Group said...The most prominent...

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2 September 2010

Tesco's US operation accused of bullying staff

Author: Stephen Foley, Independent [UK]

European companies…are facing criticism from [Human Rights Watch]…for allegedly exploiting weak labour laws in the US and bullying employees to prevent them from joining unions…In a report…the campaign group says that managers at Tesco's…Fresh &...

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