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12 June 2015

Companies investing in Myanmar have moral obligation to take public stand against persecution of Rohingya, says expert

Author: Michael Kourabas for Triple Pundit

"Multinational Businesses and the Plight of the Rohingya", 11 June 2015...

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1 May 2015

An Inspiring Peer - Business leaders reflect on the leadership and work of Ed Potter

Author: Mark Hodge, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

On June 1st, Ed Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights at The Coca-Cola Company retires. In order to mark the occasion of Ed's retirement, a number of business leaders wanted to express their appreciation for his contribution to the agenda and to...

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22 April 2015

Report: Digging for Transparency - How U.S. companies are only scratching the surface of conflict minerals reporting

Author: Amnesty Intl. & Global Witness

More than one thousand companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges filed their first Conflict Minerals Reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2014...These inaugural reports are one outcome of wider efforts to ensure America's...

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21 April 2015

Companies fall short on conflict minerals reporting, says Amnesty

Author: Cynthia O’Murchu, Financial Times (UK)

The majority of companies that have to file reports to the US financial regulator on their use of minerals mined in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo fail to fully comply with the reporting requirements...Global Witness and Amnesty...

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19 April 2015

Taiwan: Former RCA employees to receive US$18 million compensation for "worst ever work-related health incident" after winning decade-long legal battle

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17 March 2015

Full Report: Ten Reasons to Defend the Corporation Tax

Author: Tax Justice Network

The corporate income tax is one of the most precious of all taxes. Yet it is under attack...As this document explains, it holds your country's whole tax system together. It is one of the best ways to tax capital, and it can powerfully curb.....

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10 March 2015

USA: 379 businesses & organizations submit statement to US Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage

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16 February 2015

Briefing highlights Chinese companies' engagement with business & human rights

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, UN Global Compact Network China, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Peking University, Tracktwo

"China Responsible Business Forum: Corporate Responsibility in the Era of the UN Guiding Principles", 17 February 2015...

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Company response
15 February 2015

Response by General Electric: Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project

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

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25 January 2015

India’s Compensation for Nuclear Liability and Damages law remain unchanged, risk assessment transferred to commercial opeartors & suppliers

Author: Suhasini Haider, Hindu

Prime Minister Modi and President Obama announced a “breakthrough understanding” that would allow the commercialization of the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal launched in 2005...The breakthrough also signaled a significant diplomatic victory for India’s...

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