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1 April 2014

NGO report "Carving up a continent" says aid programmes to Africa help multinationals at expense of small farmers - warns of increased hunger, "land-grabbing", insecure/poorly paid jobs

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1 April 2014

[PDF] Carving up a continent: How the UK government is facilitating the corporate takeover of African food systems

Author: World Development Movement

The UK...is channelling £600 million of aid money through the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition... [This and other] initiatives claim to support improvements to agriculture and food security in Africa, but...in fact...[help]...

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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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10 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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26 September 2013

Business looks to UN report for clarity on climate risks

Author: Nina Chestney, Reuters

Companies increasingly factor extreme weather into their strategic planning and a report from the United Nations...is expected to underscore the heightened risks they face. Extreme temperatures, droughts, and sea level rises will all get worse unless...

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8 August 2013

Academic view: Sustainability schizophrenia

Author: Matthew Gitsham (Ashridge Business School), on Economist blog

[T]here is still plenty of sustainability schizophrenia. Education...is one of most powerful ways to change organisations...Build a critical mass of leaders committed to the commercial and societal case for a different approach to doing business, and...

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8 August 2013

An uneasy relationship: human rights charities and business

Author: Will Henley, Guardian (UK)

Human rights charities and sustainable businesses are often working towards the same goal, but partnerships between the two remain controversial...A company grappling with...human rights issues and rules partners with an advocacy group, perhaps for...

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8 August 2013

Ashanti: GGBL commissions 65,000 litre capacity waterhealth centre for residents of Domeabra [Ghana]

Author: Myjoyonline.com (Ghana)

Ghana’s only total beverage business Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd (GGBL) on Wednesday 07 August commissioned a 65,000 litres Waterhealth centre for residents of Domeabra in the Ahafo Ano constituency of the Ashanti region. The GHC 160,000 Centre was...

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20 June 2013

Tanzania's agriculture revolution: land grabs or a welcome business boom?

Author: Jessica Hatcher, in The Guardian

Tanzania is a test case for the new alliance for food security and nutrition, an initiative launched at the G8 last year by US president Barack Obama...[that] champions the private sector to achieve agricultural growth and lift 50 million people out...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] Tax responsibility:an investor guide

Author: ActionAid

This guide is aimed at investors seeking to examine corporate tax policy and practices. Tax is increasingly under the spotlight, intensifying financial, regulatory and reputational risks in this area for companies. Where tax practices are aggressive,...

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