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25 February 2015

Summit: human rights must be in business DNA – Blair

Author: Monidipa Fouzder, Law Society Gazette (UK)

Human rights must become part of the DNA of all businesses, Cherie Blair QC told the Global Law Summit…Blair said a business’s human rights agenda was not just an ‘optional add-on’…Professor John Ruggie…said he was surprised by the involvement of...

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24 February 2015

First comprehensive guidance for companies on human rights reporting launches today

The Guiding Principles Reporting Framework is a groundbreaking tool to help companies report meaningfully on their human rights performance. Unilever has already been piloting the Framework during its development. Ericsson, H&M, Nestlé and Newmont...

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16 February 2015

Response by Unilever: Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project

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

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2 February 2015

Indonesia & Malaysia: Wilmar is first palm oil company to disclose names & locations of all its suppliers through new microsite

Author: Vaidehi Shah & Jessica Cheam, Eco-Business

“Wilmar: First palm oil giant to name suppliers”, 22 January 2015...

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26 January 2015
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Author: propos recueillis par Nicolette de Joncaire, l'Agefi (Suisse)

"Responsabilisation mondiale des sociétés multinationales", 23 janvier 2015...

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23 January 2015

Will Unilever become the world's largest publicly traded B corp?

Author: Jo Confino, Guardian (UK)

After Natura was certified as the first publicly listed B Corp in December, Unilever CEO Paul Polman says his company is considering pursuing the status. The movement to put purpose at the heart of business strategy has received a major boost with...

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22 January 2015

Video: Interview with Mike Posner of NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights at World Economic Forum

"WEF Davos 2015 Hub Culture Interview with Michael Posner", 21 Jan 2015 [refers to Coca-Cola, Nike, adidas, Unilever, H&M]

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22 January 2015

Africa: ILRF report analyses the root cause of continuing poverty among cocoa farmers and related child labour

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21 January 2015

The Living Wage: A Remarkable Story of Global Progress – How Big Could It Get?

Author: Duncan Green, Oxfam GB

...Last month Oxfam published a report on 'Steps towards a Living Wage in Global Supply Chains', which provides an intriguing account of progress to date...In September 2014 following months of unrest eight brands wrote an open letter to the Cambodian...

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5 January 2015

Commentary: Brands are increasingly taking a public stance on social issues including gender equality, racial issues & climate justice

Author: Jonah Sachs, on Guardian Sustainable Business

"2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues", 2 Jan 2014...

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