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20 August 2019

Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders

On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...

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28 February 2018
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Author: Kathrin Werner, Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Firmenchefs sind die neuen Wächter der Werte", 27 Februar 2018...

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25 February 2018

USA: More than one dozen companies cut ties with National Rifle Association after 17 people killed in Florida high school shooting

On 14 February 2018, Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle, according to authorities. Following the mass shooting, people have pressured...

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6 September 2017

USA: Businesses speak out against White House repeal of the DACA programme

The Trump administration has formally announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, which had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation and provided them...

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12 April 2017

USA: United Airlines passenger violently removed from flight after airline overbooks; CEO eventually apologises

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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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9 March 2015

USA: 379 businesses & organizations submit statement to US Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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12 September 2012

Seventh Circuit Holds That ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] Mandates Reassignment of Disabled Employees to Vacant Positions Unless Employer Can Prove Undue Hardship [USA]

Author: ARENT FOX LLP [USA]

In a recent decision under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a prior holding and held that the ADA mandates transfer of disabled workers to vacant positions for which they are qualified...

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9 February 2011

Rule change aids unions [USA]

Author: L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle [USA]

Unions that represent transportation workers long complained that federal organizing rules made it harder for them to win representation elections in the workplace. That roadblock disappeared last spring when the government reversed a 75-year-old...

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