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27 June 2014

Modern slavery will continue if corporations keep passing the buck

Author: [comment] Mark Lagon, former US anti-human-trafficking ambassador, in Guardian (UK)

It makes good business sense for companies to actively pursue an ethical supply chain. Philanthropy...is not enough...[Many] executives assume that tracing labour conditions in their supply chains is futile and prohibitively costly. Yet if the...

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20 June 2014

[DOC] Deutsche Telekom response [includes reference to actions taken to implement UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights]

Author: Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom began conducting human rights impact assessments based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2013. The assessments help us identify the impact that business activities in and outside the Group have on...

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15 June 2014

Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers [USA]

Author: Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times (USA)

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on...

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21 April 2014

Why Corporations Fail to Do the Right Thing - Six reasons why international business remains dangerous to workers and the environment, even when its leaders genuinely want to do better

Author: Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, in The Atlantic

Four years ago yesterday, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men and spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf. This Thursday is the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,100...

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1 April 2014

Advancing Human Rights Across Our Operations

Author: Unilever

We are incorporating principles contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) core Conventions into a new Unilever Human Rights statement and aligning our internal Respect, Dignity & Fair...

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11 March 2014

More CEOs Should Tell Anti-Environment Shareholders to Buzz Off

Author: Andrew Winston, author of "Green to Gold", in Harvard Business Review

At [Apple's] shareholder meeting, a think tank, NCPPR, pushed Apple to stop pursuing environmental initiatives like investing in renewable energy. [CEO Tim Cook]...made it clear that he makes choices for reasons beyond just the profit motive...Cook’s...

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6 November 2013

The influence of a button on working conditions: WellMade shows brand employees how to improve conditions for factory workers

Author: Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

WellMade, an initiative by Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), SOMO and others, shows European brand employees the impact of their decisions and offers them practical guidance to help improve working conditions along the supply chain...WellMade provides...

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15 October 2013

Change from within: the power of the employee [India]

Author: David Batstone & Kilian Moote, Guardian

Children in the slums of India today are stitching footballs that will be sold at bargain prices in Australian retail stores…why don't companies feel more pressure to secure a "clean supply chain…So, if it's not consumer pressure or the prospect of...

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30 August 2013

The ABC’s of B Corporations: Getting A Balanced Profit/Impact Strategy [USA]

Author: Dirk Sampselle, B Revolution, on CSRWire

The B Corporation impact assessment and metrics serve businesses well by providing a framework for integrating impact creation into a business’s competitive strategy...The B Revolution hypothesis is that, the stronger the link between the problem the...

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9 July 2013
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Author: Notimex

Un grupo de 80 voluntarios del Grupo Telefónica dedicará sus vacaciones a la erradicación del trabajo infantil en Colombia, Ecuador, México, Nicaragua y Perú en el programa Proniño del proyecto Vacaciones Solidarias…[con personas] provenientes de...

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