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29 September 2017

Global businesses can achieve social impact, better reputation & increase brand loyalty by including refugees, says report

Author: Cindy Huang et al., Center for Global Development (CGD)

"Global Business and Refugee Crises: A Framework for Sustainable Engagement," September 2017...

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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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19 July 2016

USA: President challenges companies to address global refugee crisis

Author: The White House

"FACT SHEET: White House Launches a Call to Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis," 30 Jun 2016...

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3 February 2015

Response by Western Union: Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project

[The unofficial Myanmar language translation of this response is available here]...

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26 August 2014

Somaliland: Withdrawal of international money transfer services will negatively impact the poor, says columnist

Author: Michela Wrong, in Foreign Policy

"Franchise Opportunity: Western Union in Somaliland?" 25 August 2014...

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20 August 2013

Western Union refuses China Labor Watch’s request to wire money to China

Author: China Labor Watch

…China Labor Watch (CLW) attempted to send $5,000 via Western Union to China for investigator fees. When our investigator went to receive the wired money in China, the bank told him that the funds had been frozen…Western Union said that it refuses to...

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13 July 2013

Insight: Apple controversy lays bare complex Irish tax web

Author: Padraic Halpin, Carmel Crimmins & Himanshu Ojha, Reuters

A Reuters analysis of Irish and U.S. filings shows that more than 40 percent of the S&P 500 have registered subsidiaries in [Ireland]…Ireland, which has courted U.S. business for decades, rejects the Senate's claims that it is a tax haven, but the...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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14 March 2011

Japan earthquake & tsunami - company contributions to humanitarian aid

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions through 16 Mar; not a comprehensive list. [refers to: Abbot, Abbott and Abbott, Aflac, American Airlines, American Eagle, American Express, Amgen, AMR, Amway, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America,...

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1 March 2011
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Author: Infos Plus Gabon

Le Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD) et la Fondation Western Union [filiale de First Data] ont annoncé lundi un package pour venir en aide aux Marocains travaillant à l’étranger afin de leur permettre de contribuer au...

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