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16 January 2019

Businesses cannot thrive without civic freedoms & accountable governance

Author: Bennet Freeman, Mauricio Lazala & Michael Ineichen in World Economic Forum's Agenda

"Why businesses are nothing without strong human rights", 16 Jan 2019...

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23 October 2018

Siemens responded

Our CEO has decided to withdraw from the FII conference.  He has outlined his reasons in the following blog:

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15 October 2018

Major news organisations and business leaders withdraw from Saudi investment conference over missing journalist

On October 2, 2018, prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi, a once royal advisor turned critic, was murdered by Saudi agents in the consultate. Khashoggi's case prompted a...

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11 September 2018

Germany: Siemens urges employees to speak out against xenophobia & discrimination following protests; co. says principles are vital for business

Author: Ivana Kottasová, CNN Money

"Siemens warns of dangers of xenophobia after violent protests in Germany", 5 Sep 2018...

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2 September 2018
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Author: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Siemens-Chef Joe Kaeser fürchtet negative Auswirkungen für die Wirtschaft wegen der ausländerfeindlichen Ausschreitungen in Chemnitz. „Wir exportieren in Deutschland nicht nur Produkte, sondern auch Werte. Wir tragen eine besondere Verantwortung wegen...

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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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20 August 2018
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A Associação de Acionistas Críticos na Alemanha compra ações de empresas para cobrar delas respeito aos direitos humanos e ao meio ambiente. A associação considera fascista o atual líder nas pesquisas eleitorais para presidente, Jair Bolsonaro, devido...

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14 March 2018

Roundtable addresses need for improved corporate governance by investors, CEOs & business networks to end slavery in supply chains; incl. contribution by BHRRC

Author: Joanna Radeke and Tammi L. Coles, Corporate Knights

Slavery remains a disturbing reality of the world's labour markets. In the private sector especially, some 16 million people are enslaved – forced to work in sectors as diverse as agriculture, construction and the cosmetics industry. And while cases...

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2 February 2018

Turkey: Employers grant pay rises to appease metalworkers scheduled to strike

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13 January 2018
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Author: Sin Embargo (México)

“Pueblos de Oaxaca dan un primer nocaut a la Reforma Energética al frenar parque eólico español”, 12 de enero de 2018...

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