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18 March 2019

Canadian govt. releases guidance for private sector support for human rights defenders & civic freedoms

Author: Global Affairs Canada

"CSR Snapshot #7 – Private Sector Support for Human Rights Defenders: A Primer for Canadian Businesses", 04 Mar 2019...

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15 March 2019

B Team leaders, incl. CEOs of Kering, Unilever & Virgin, support youth climate strike

Author: The B Team (USA)

Today students all over the world are taking part in #YouthStrike4Climate demanding climate action for their futures. You all have my full support. Thank you for the bravery & passion you show. #FridaysForFuture #GlobalStrike4Climate pic.twitter...

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15 March 2019

Young people stage global climate strike in 125 countries against climate inaction as CEOs voice their support

Young people rallied on 15 March to press politicians to act on climate change - the global climate strike took place in over 2000 locations in 125 countries on all continents, including Antarctica. Their message is that "last year’s UN Intergovernmen...

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13 March 2019

Open For Business provides framework for cos. to act in public sphere to promote LGBT+ inclusion

Author: Open For Business (USA)

"Channels of Influence: How Companies Can Promote LGBT+ Inclusive Societies", Mar 2019...

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7 March 2019
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Author: Basta! (France)

Samir Flores, leader indigène náhuatl, a été assassiné de deux balles dans la tête le 20 février dernier dans son village natal de l’État de Morelos, au Mexique. Il était l’un des fers de lance de l’opposition à un grand projet, qui prévoit la...

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4 March 2019
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Author: Pauline Neerman, RetailDetail

« Unilever et Danone sont les marques FMCG les plus écologiques », 27 février 2019...

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30 January 2019

NGOs support claimants' application to appeal to UK Supreme Court against Unilever for its subsidiary’s alleged failure to protect employees from post-electoral violence in Kenya

Following the 2007 post-election violence in Kenya, 200 victims brought a lawsuit in the United Kingdom against Unilever. The complaint argues that the company was allegedly responsible for its subsidiary's failure to protect its employees living and...

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Company response
29 January 2019

India: IIM Bangalore's response

Author: Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

 28 January 2019 ...

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25 January 2019

Commentary: Blockchain technologies offer transparency that could improve human rights practices

Author: Dean Pinkert, James Ton-that & Ravi Soopramanien, OpenGlobalRights

Blockchains are generating excitement across industries due to their potential to improve supply chain transparency. Less well known is their capacity to help companies conform to supply chain integrity commitments required by the United Nations...

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21 January 2019

Response from Unilever

Author: Prasad Pradhan, Hindustan Unilever Ltd

…The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is an independent institution; any action taken by the institution against one of its faculty members, is their internal matter and it would not be appropriate for us to comment on this. ...

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