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28 January 2009

2009 list of Global 100 "Most Sustainable Corporations" issued

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1 January 2009

[PDF] Making Climate Your Business - Private Sector Adaptation in Southeast Asia

Author: Published by Sida in cooperation with WRI & CSR Asia, Authors: Lauren Withey, Karin Borgerson, Kirk Herbertson, Heather McGray, Jacqui Dixon, Marie Morice, Richard Welford, Helen Roeth

Businesses may not typically focus much attention on assuring that the poorest populations around them can adapt to climate change. However, the private sector will play a substantial role in determining the level of adaptation success achieved across...

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26 October 2008

Swiss Re and Oxfam America Launch Joint Risk Management Initiative for Farmers in Tigray, Ethiopia

Author: Swiss Re & Oxfam America

Swiss Re and Oxfam America have announced a joint Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2008 meeting in New York on 23 – 26 September. The collaboration is aimed at helping communities most vulnerable to climate variability and...

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24 September 2008

Clinton Global Initiative commitments: Procter & Gamble to spend $55 million on safe water, maternal & neonatal tetanus, girls' education

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22 September 2008

Climate and poverty challenge traditional business models

Author: Interview of John Elkington, Volans website - appeared in Brazil’s Valor Economico

Certain expressions frequently used in business circles in recent times can be traced back to the thinking of John Elkington. This English sociologist, who for the past 30 of his 58 years of age has concerned himself with issues of the environment and...

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3 June 2008

New Burma ‘Dirty List’ - Companies Named and Shamed

Author: Burma Campaign UK

50 new companies have been added to the ‘Dirty List’ published today by the Burma Campaign UK. A total of 154 companies feature on the new list. The ‘Dirty List’ exposes companies that are directly or indirectly helping to finance Burma’s brutal...

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1 May 2008

[PDF] Corporate responses to humanitarian disasters: The mutual benefits of private-humanitarian cooperation

Author: Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Rolando M. Tomasini and Orla Stapleton, The Conference Board [US]

Recent major global disasters have prompted many companies to not only give cash and in-kind donations to support humanitarian relief efforts, but also to consider longer-term disaster response partnerships with the humanitarian sector. When...

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10 March 2008

Thai companies will be named and shamed on Burma ‘Dirty List’

Author: Burma Campaign UK

[T]he Burma Campaign UK warned that it will place Thai companies investing in Burma on its ‘Dirty List’ of companies supporting the regime...Dozens of companies have ended their involvement in Burma after being placed on the ‘Dirty List’, including...

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5 March 2008

Willis pulls out of Burma

Author: Burma Campaign UK

The Burma Campaign UK welcomes the undertaking by the world's third largest insurance broker [Willis] to end their involvement in Burma… Burma Campaign UK has today written to all insurance companies that operate out of the United Kingdom urging them...

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1 January 2008

"Building resilience to natural disasters: a framework for private sector engagement" - World Economic Forum

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