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17 January 2005

Corporate giving to tsunami victims soars to $180M [USA]

Author: Adam Geller, Associated Press

Companies say they're [contributing to tsunami relief] because the need and scope of the tragedy cannot be ignored. But their generosity also is being driven by a strong push by employees at many firms to respond to the disaster, and companies' own...

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17 January 2005

Tsunami donors creative in giving [USA]

Author: Edward Iwata, USA Today

As donations pour in at a record pace, U.S. industries, charities and celebrities are using marketing creativity, high-tech know-how and business smarts to raise cash and goods for tsunami aid. [refers to Intelsat, HP (Hewlett-Packard), MTV, Amazon...

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10 January 2005

Caring big business or a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Author: Dayna Simpson, PhD candidate in Management, University of Melbourne, in On Line Opinion [Australia]

An initial reaction to the news that multinational corporations have been donating substantial funds to the Tsunami relief effort could be “big businesses are capable of experiencing compassion after all”...Considering the traditional inactivity of...

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24 December 2004

Old foes share common ground

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Activists who once resorted to open confrontation to make their point now talk to companies behind the scenes or take their money to set up joint projects to tackle social and environmental problems. [refers to projects or cooperation involving:...

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21 December 2004

Starbucks, Dell Endorse the Calvert Women's Principles; New Code of Conduct for Corporations is First to Focus Exclusively on Women's Rights

Author: Calvert Group

Calvert, the [USA]'s largest family of socially responsible mutual funds, announced today that Starbucks and Dell have become the first global corporations to formally endorse The Calvert Women's Principles, a comprehensive code of corporate conduct...

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17 December 2004

Millennium Development Goal: What's Business Got to do With it?

Author: AccountAbility & Business for Social Responsibility

Corporate responsibility could be one of the keys to the Millennium Development Goals...the pharmaceutical, agriculture, extractives and bank sectors...are the focus of four new sectoral reports "Business and Economic Development" [by AccountAbility ...

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7 December 2004

Why good works are stuck in a corporate ghetto

Author: Craig Smith, Associate Dean of MBA programme at London Business School, and Craig Cohon, Chief Executive of Globalegacy, in Financial Times

CSR [corporate social responsibility] in most companies is in a ghetto: it is a marginalised and marginal activity...in some cases, more is spent on touting the good works than on doing them...No company has got it right yet, but some are coming close...

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2 December 2004

[DOC] Excerpts from submissions to United Nations consultation on business & human rights (submissions made available to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre)

Author: compilation by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre covering submissions by various authors

[includes excerpts from submissions made by NGOs, companies, business organisations, govts., academics & other individuals]

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1 December 2004

How can companies in agriculture, finance, mining & pharmaceuticals best contribute to economic development & poverty alleviation? Reports by AccountAbility & Business for Social Responsibility

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1 December 2004

[PDF] Business & Economic Development - Agriculture sector report

Author: AccountAbility, Business for Social Responsibility

[includes case studies on Danone, Ben & Jerry’s (part of Unilever), British American Tobacco, Starbucks]

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