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5 August 2008

Sponsoring the Olympics Is Bad for Business

Author: Sophie Richardson, Asia advocacy director, Human Rights Watch, in Huffington Post

[T]he main Olympic sponsors and suppliers all…profess great interest in corporate social responsibility and human rights. But without exception, they are all putting their considerable public relations and lobbying muscle towards ducking any social...

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1 May 2008

Dream for Darfur - second Olympic Corporate Sponsor Darfur Report Card

Author: report by Dream for Darfur; additional materials compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2008, Dream for Darfur issued a..."report card" grading 19 Olympic corporate sponsors on the steps they had taken "to help bring security to war-torn Darfur", including asking companies "to call for indicted Sudanese war criminals to be banned...

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17 April 2008

China: Olympic Flame Turns Up Heat on Sponsors - Corporate Social Responsibility Rhetoric Does Not Match Reality

Author: Human Rights Watch

With fewer than four months remaining until the start of the Beijing Games, corporate sponsors of the Olympics risk lasting damage to their brands if they do not live up to their professed standards of corporate social responsibility by speaking out...

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17 April 2008
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Author: Véronique Smée, Novethic [France]

L'association Reporters sans Frontières est devenu actionnaire de Coca-Cola, Adidas, Swatch et McDonald's. Objectif : interpeller, lors des assemblées générales, les sponsors des JO sur le respect des valeurs prônées par la Charte olympique. Une...

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17 April 2008

NGOs calling for human rights in China target Coca-Cola shareholder meeting - CEO responds

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1 April 2008

China: Human Rights Watch calls on Olympic sponsors to take steps to fulfill their human rights policies

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1 April 2008

Olympic Corporate Sponsors: Rhetoric and Reality

Author: compiled by Human Rights Watch

Beginning in September 2007, Human Rights Watch wrote to all 12 “TOP” Olympic sponsors to encourage them to address human rights abuses taking place as a result of the Beijing Games, with targeted and achievable asks... Excerpts from the companies’...

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14 March 2008
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Author: Europa Press

Un total de 41 nuevas compañías se han sumado al Índice de Sostenibilidad de FTSE Group, el 'FTSE4Good', tras su última revisión…mientras 15 de ellas han sido eliminadas de la serie del Índice SRi Global Líder por incumplimientos de criterios tales...

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12 December 2007

Dream for Darfur progress on getting Olympic sponsors, Chinese Govt. to address Darfur crisis (NY Times magazine article)

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12 December 2007

Response by Swatch: Olympic Dream for Darfur calls on Olympic corporate sponsors, including Swatch, to raise Sudan concerns with Chinese Govt.

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