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5 January 2015

Business conference summary

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

"Understanding and Implementing Respect for Human Rights in a Business Context: A Conference for Business Leaders", 6 Nov 2014...

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26 September 2014

UN Business Call to Action welcomes companies’ commitments towards Millennium Development Goals

"Multinationals reaffirm commitment to BoP business with BCtA", 24 Sep 2014...

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7 September 2014

Report provides overview of companies purchasing phosphate from disputed Western Sahara territory, allegedly without benefits to locals

In June 2014. Western Sahara Resource Watch published a report detailing information about companies that purchase phosphate from Western Sahara.  The report alleges that phosphate provides the main source of income for Morocco, which illegally...

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18 February 2014

Shell/BASF lawsuit (re Brazil)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In March 2007, the Brazilian Ministry of Labour and several workers’ associations filed a lawsuitagainst Shell Brazil and BASF alleging that workers employed at and living near a pesticide plant, first owned by Shell and then by BASF, suffered cancers...

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29 January 2014
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Author: ComunicaRSE (Argentina)

La Comisión Discapacidad de la Sociedad Fomento Fabril (Sofofa) y la Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) han presentado el documento del “Estudio: factores para la inclusión laboral de las personas con discapacidad”...En el marco de la Estrategia...

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Corporate influence in the Post-2015 process

Author: Lou Pingeot, Global Policy Forum

[T]his working paper examines the role and influence of business actors in the process towards the Post-2015 agenda of the UN, with particular attention to the influence of large transnational corporations. The business sector certainly has an...

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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11 December 2013

10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the nominated companies to respond. Responses & non-responses provided]. The annual "Public Eye Awards", cordinated by Greenpeace Switzerland & Berne Declaration, are for companies with the ...

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11 December 2013
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Company response
11 December 2013

Response by BASF: 10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards.

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