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1 August 2004

[PDF] REO Report 2nd Quarter 2004

Author: ISIS Asset Management

[PDF] reo® stands for Responsible Engagement Overlay. The objective of reo® is to use the influence that ISIS has through its share ownership and that of its clients to encourage investee companies to enhance their business performance by adopting...

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30 July 2004

Japan wakes up to Fair Trade coffee

Author: Aya Takada, Reuters

[Japan]: On the 20th day of every month, Starbucks, the world's largest coffee shop chain, serves up Fair Trade coffee as a daily special in its nearly 530 stores across Japan. The strategy is aimed at raising consumer awareness to the plight of...

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23 July 2004

Analysis: Corporate responsibility and Islam

Author: Jon Lamb, Ethical Corporation

So to what extent is it sensible to link ethical business practice to awareness of Muslim political and religious sensibilities? [refers to HSBC's Muslim pension fund. Also refers to companies being boycotted for links with Israel: Starbucks, Coca...

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23 June 2004

Calvert, UNIFEM Team Up to Launch 'The Calvert Women's Principles'; New Code of Conduct for Corporations is First to Focus Exclusively on Women's Rights [USA]

Author: Calvert, UNIFEM

[USA] Calvert, the nation's largest family of socially responsible mutual funds, today announced the launch of The Calvert Women's Principles, a comprehensive code of corporate conduct focusing on gender equality and women's empowerment. [refers to...

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19 June 2004

Bluewashed and Boilerplated: Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Economist

Of the 1,400 companies that have joined the compact so far, say UN officials, a paltry 4.5% come from America. [refers to cos. that have joined: Gap, Starbucks, Newmont Mining]

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1 June 2004

[PDF] Supply and the Brand: Starbucks is betting its brand - and its growth - on an innovative new relationship with third-world suppliers

Author: Elliot Schrage, in Harvard Business Review

This spring, Starbucks announced that it was making sustainable sourcing a cornerstone of its global strategy.

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14 May 2004

Oxfam hopes to stimulate taste for fair trade with espresso bars [UK]

Author: Simon Bowers, Guardian

[UK] Oxfam plans to set up 20 commercial espresso bars within three years in a partnership with disadvantaged coffee growers under the brand name Progreso.

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3 May 2004

100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2004

Author: Business Ethics

The top four companies for 2004, in rank order, are Fannie Mae, Procter & Gamble, Intel, and St. Paul Companies -- all of which have made the list five years running...Other five-year firms include Avon Products, Ecolab, Herman Miller, Modine...

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19 April 2004
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Author: Europa Press

La multinacional estadounidense Starbucks reservó más de un 15 por ciento de sus compras de café en 2003 a cafés de comercio justo certificado, en el marco de su programa de responsabilidad social corporativa, que le ha llevado también a duplicar los...

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9 March 2004

What Matters Most: Social Responsibility In Business

Author: Gregg Moss, 9NEWS

Jeffrey Hollender [CEO of Seventh Generation] is co-author of "What Matters Most," a book that encourages more social responsibility on the part of business leaders...Hollender says consumers, shareholders and the general public are demanding better...

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