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1 March 2005

[PDF] Human Security, Corporate Accountability and the Regulation of Trade and Investment

Author: Penelope Simons, Canadian Consortium on Human Security, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia

Part I of this paper examines how transnational corporate activity can violate or contribute to violations of human rights and human security...Part II...examines the relationship between the regulation of international trade, TNC activity under trade...

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16 February 2005

Kyoto opens new horizons for business

Author: John Zarocostas, UPI

There will be impacts on companies in meeting the new emission reduction cuts [under the Kyoto Protocol] said Bjorn Stigson, President World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). But Stigson was quick to add "we are also likely to see...

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24 December 2004

Good Practice - Sustainable Development in the Mining & Metals Sector

Author: UK Dept. for Intl. Development (DfID), Intl. Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM), UNCTAD, UNEP

The Good Practice website been jointly developed by the ICMM, UNCTAD, UNEP and DfID and is designed to provide access to a library of good practice guidelines, standards, case studies, legislation, and other relevant material that are leading examples...

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29 February 2004

Fair trade: coming to a shelf near you

Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer

But could this sector be going mainstream? Tomorrow Britain's biggest supermarket, Tesco, will launch its own-label fair trade brand, taking its range to 60 products. [also refers to Co-operative Group, Union Coffee Roasters]

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23 February 2004

U.N. Releases New Guidelines on Corporate Environmental Accounting

Author: GreenBiz.com

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Environment (UNCTAD) has released new guidelines on eco-efficiency indicators that link the environmental performance of corporations to their financial performance. The guidelines have now been adopted by...

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30 January 2004

[PDF] Following up the World Summit for Sustainable Development Commitments on Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Fanny Calder & Dr. Malaika Culverwell, Royal Institute of International Affairs

[refers to Shell, Dupont, General Motors, Ford, Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Canon]

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1 January 2004

UNCTAD releases new guidelines on corporate environmental accounting - Ciba Specialty Chemicals is first multinational to use them

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1 January 2004

[PDF] full text: "A Manual for the Preparers and Users of Eco-efficiency Indicators"

Author: UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)

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1 December 2003

Conference News - Corporate Social Responsibility and Development: Towards a New Agenda? Report of the UNRISD Conference 17-18 November 2003, Geneva

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1 December 2003

[PDF] Development at Risk: Rethinking UN-Business Partnerships

Author: Ann Zammit, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) & South Centre

In recent years the United Nations (UN) has increasingly engaged in what it refers to as partnership with the private sector in order to hasten the achievement of the development goals of the United Nations (UN). This idea underpins the United Nations...

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