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24 June 2004

An Increased Sense Of Urgency: Large Companies Have Launched Some Striking Initiatives

Author: Vanessa Houlder, Financial Times

...over the past year, large companies have launched some striking initiatives in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. [refers to Shell, Citigroup, Unilever]

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15 July 2004

[PDF] Millennium Development Goals: The contribution of responsible business to sustainable development

Author: Speech by Hans Eenhoorn, Member, UN Millennium Task Force on Hunger, Former Senior Vice President, Unilever, at the Commonwealth Business Council Conference, Royal Institute of International Affairs, London

The Millennium Task forces are...multi-disciplinary, with strong representation from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors...The UN invited Unilever, Norsk Hydro, Time-Warner and Monsanto, representing the food, fertiliser, communication and...

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1 August 2004

new book: "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits"

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1 August 2004

[PDF] Freshwater Resources: Managing the Risks Facing the Private Sector

Author: Jason Morrison & Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute

This paper provides a snapshot of current global water issues, assesses the general kinds of activities companies could and should be taking to address them. [refers to Perrier (part of Nestlé), Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch, Unilever, Levi...

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1 August 2004

[PDF] Part 1 - The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Author: C.K. Prahalad, Wharton School Publishing

[PDF] [refers to Bimbo, Casas Bahia, Grameen Bank, Elektra, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Prodem FFP, Tecnosol, Cemex]

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24 August 2004

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits

Author: Wharton School Publishing

“C.K. Prahalad argues that companies must revolutionize how they do business in developing countries if both sides of that economic equation are to prosper. Drawing on a wealth of case studies, his compelling new book offers an intriguing blueprint...

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1 September 2004

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2004 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its third annual Corporate Equality Index, a report card listing the "best and worst" firms for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees...The number of firms with perfect scores doubled since the 2003...

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2 September 2004

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Add General Electric and Drop Electrolux

Author: Doug Wheat, SocialFunds.com

Yesterday, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) announced the results of its once a year review of corporate sustainability best-practice. [Companies on DJSI World Index included: General Electric, Staples, 3M, adidas-Salomon, Barclays, Canon,...

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29 September 2004

[DOC] [Dutch Roundtable on Business and Human Rights submission to UN consultation on business & human rights]

Author: Kees van Tilburg, Chairman of Dutch Roundtable on Business and Human Rights

The Round Table is a forum where both Dutch multinationals as well as the Dutch Section of Amnesty International are represented...Companies represented now in the Round Table are: ABN AMRO Bank, Akzo Nobel, C&A Nederland, Heineken International,...

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1 October 2004

full report: "Child Labour in Hybrid Cottonseed Production in Andhra Pradesh: Recent Developments"

Author: Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Director, Global Research and Consultancy Services, Hyderabad

The multinational seed companies involved in cottonseed business in 2000-01 are Unilever, Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Advanta and Emergent Genetics. In 2003-04, all MNCs except Syngenta were engaged in cottonseed production activity in Andhra Pradesh....

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