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1 December 2008

[PDF] Code of Conduct: Tool for Self-Regulation for Private Military and Security Companies

Author: Nils Rosemann, published by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

This study aims to illustrate patterns of behavioural rules derived from corporate obligations, and to deduce from these a draft Code of Conduct (CoC) for Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). The purpose of a Code of Conduct for [PMSCs] is...

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1 September 2008

USA: Corporate Equality Index ranks 583 firms on treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender employees, consumers, investors

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31 August 2008

[PDF] [full report] Corporate Equality Index - A Report Card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Several industries saw improvement in both the average rating and the number of top-rated businesses: airlines; computer hardware and office equipment; food, beverages and groceries; insurance; law firms; and, retail and consumer products... Of the 35...

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11 August 2008

Engagement vs. Divestment

Author: Alyson Warhurst, Business Week

Multinational corporations operating in such countries as Myanmar, Zimbabwe, and China are easy targets for critics who accuse them of supporting totalitarian regimes. Of course, business should be accountable. But it is a mistake to undermine a...

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17 January 2008

Economist special report on corporate responsibility [subscription required]

Author: Daniel Franklin, Economist

Since there is so much CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility] about, you might think big companies would by now be getting rather good at it. A few are, but most are struggling...This special report will look in detail at how companies are implementing...

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28 December 2007

China Finds American Allies for Security

Author: Keith Bradsher, New York Times

In preparation for the Beijing Olympics and a series of other international events, some American companies are helping the Chinese government design and install one of the most comprehensive high-tech public surveillance systems in the world. When...

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17 September 2007

USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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17 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2008"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index...was devised with corporate diversity leaders, GLBT workplace advocates and employees to provide employers with a roadmap to creating fair workplaces. Each year, we have seen tremendous...

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24 July 2007

USA: Human Rights Campaign reports major increase in workplace protections for gay, transgender employees

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24 July 2007

[PDF] full report: “The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2006-2007”

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and their families are valued in the American workplace now more than ever before. And inclusive non-discrimination policies and benefits for GLBT employees and their families are essential for...

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