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10 September 2015

UN Special Adviser explains why Sustainable Development Goals matter for business

Author: Joel Makower, GreenBiz (USA)

"Amina Mohammed: Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter for business", 8 Sep 2015...

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4 September 2015

Myanmar: Scottish truck company announces supply to controversial jade mines

Author: Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

"Scottish Truck Company Supplies Controversial Jade Mines in Burma", 29 Aug 2015...

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1 April 2015

How Not to Respond to Human Rights Leadership: A Primer for Business

Author: Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business

The dispute began when Wallström [Sweden's Foreign Minister] spoke out for Rafi Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger, who runs a website called Free Saudi Liberals, and who has been sentenced to flogging and imprisonment for “insulting Islam.”...

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1 April 2015

"How Not to Respond to Human Rights Leadership: A Primer for Business"

Commentary by Salil Tripathi of the Institute for Human Rights and Business: "How Not to Respond to Human Rights Leadership: A Primer for Business"

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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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1 January 2014

[PDF] The Olympic violations: The Winter Olympic games in Sochi, the Swedish sponsors and human rights

Author: Swedwatch

...In this report Swedwatch has interviewed The Swedish Olympic Committee, SOC, and their sponsors in order to gain their opinion regarding the Olympic movement’s responsibility for the effects on human rights in the host country, as well as what...

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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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30 October 2013
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Author: AFP

L'organisation de défense des droits de l'homme Swedwatch a publié un rapport dénonçant quatre entreprises suédoises ayant un lien avec l'industrie du platine en Afrique du Sud qu'elle affirme porter atteinte aux droits de l'homme…En tant que vendeurs...

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13 May 2013
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Author: Thibault Lescuyer, Novethic [France] (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

14 entreprises ont signé la Charte de l'association L'Autre Cercle, qui vise à améliorer le respect des droits des personnes lesbiennes, homosexuelles, bisexuelles et trans (LGBT) au travail. Alors que les actes homophobes sont en hausse, les...

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8 May 2013

Somalia's lost generation: why youth employment is key to stability

Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida [Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency] Director-General, in Guardian Sustainable Business Blog [UK]

[T]he unemployment rate for youths in Somalia…[is]…among the highest in the world…[W]e...need to act more as a catalytic force to ensure that economic growth will benefit the disengaged youth in Somalia and elsewhere in Africa by engaging the private...

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