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28 April 2010

CORE Coalition report says UK-listed companies do not adequately report on their social & environmental impacts

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28 April 2010

FTSE100 Company Reports Reveal Inadequacy of Companies Act

Author: Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition

The Companies Act has failed to make enviroronmental and social reporting simpler and more effective according to a new report released today by the Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition...[O]f the FTSE100 company accounts reviewed, AstraZeneca,...

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28 April 2010

[PDF] The Reporting of Non-financial Information in Annual Reports by the FTSE100

Author: Adrian Henriques, Middlesex University, for the CORE Coalition

Shareholders, as stakeholders of the companies they own, are entitled to receive information which can help to determine the decisions they take over ownership and trading, voting and communication with companies. This is justified because the plans...

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1 August 2009

Bodies for hire; The outsourcing of clinical trials [India]

Author: Sandhya Srinivasan, Himal [India]

As [clinical] trials shift to countries such as India, there has been an international debate on ethical concerns of the outsourcing boom. This debate has been partly responsible for amendments in the World Medical Association’s Declaration of...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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1 March 2005

GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Merck, Pfizer & other firms join UK govt. in committing to increased access to essential medicines for poorest countries, including via differential pricing

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1 March 2005

[PDF] Increasing people’s access to essential medicines in developing countries: a framework for good practice in the pharmaceutical industry

Author: UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Responsibility for increasing access to essential medicines rests with the whole international community...In this context there is a particular role for pharmaceutical companies. As the producers of existing, and developers of new, medicines they can...

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