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1 June 2010

[PDF] Guide on How to Develop a Human Rights Policy

Author: United Nations Global Compact

A human rights policy can take many forms and has no uniform definition…Adopting a human rights policy is only a first step in a company’s human rights due diligence towards meeting its responsibility to respect human rights. But it sends a clear...

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30 March 2010

CSR: Safeguarding Human Rights in Business Practices

Author: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt

[presentations to American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt] The CSR Committee met on March 30 at the Cairo Marriott Hotel to discuss “Safeguarding human rights in business practices.” Featured speakers were Kathryn Dovey, director, Global Business...

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2 March 2010

Flextronics and Cerrejon join Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI) [please scroll down]

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI)

GBI today formally announced that the Initiative's core group of members will be joined by Singapore-based electronics manufacturing services provider Flextronics and Colombian mining company Cerrejon [joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton,...

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15 February 2010

[PDF] Moving Ahead Together: Evaluation of Business and Human Rights workshops within the Sino-Swiss Human Rights Dialogue

Author: Frances House, Institute for Human Rights & Business

The Swiss government invited the Institute for Human Rights and Business to undertake a reporting and evaluation exercise for two workshops within the Sino‐ Swiss Human Rights Dialogue: 'A rights‐based approach to CSR reporting', and 'Labour Rights...

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1 February 2010

Global Business Initiative roundtable on business & human rights in Asia (Delhi, Nov 2009)

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1 February 2010

[PDF] Business and Human Rights Roundtable: A focus on South Asia and South East Asia

Author: Global Business Initative

[A] number of themes were raised during the roundtable…When addressing the human rights responsibilities of business – there needs to be a stronger link made to…concerns such as poverty, natural resource use, climate change, conflict and corruption...

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1 September 2009

Carbon Disclosure Project finds improved disclosure of emissions among world's largest companies - Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron lead

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Business and Human Rights Roundtable

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

November 5th & 6th | New Delhi, India......

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 - Global 500 Report

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Following the increase in the number of CDP signatories, the standard of disclosure over the past seven years since the inception of CDP has increased dramatically... The number of Asian companies responding to CDP 2009 increasedby 39% (51 to 71) from...

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13 July 2009

Siemens, Munich Re Start Developing Sahara Project

Author: Jeremy van Loon and Eva von Schaper, Bloomberg

Siemens AG, Munich Re and 10 more companies agreed to draw up blueprints for a project to harness power from the Sahara Desert sun to bring extra electricity to European homes... Siemens...will try to prove the estimated $555 billion Desertec project...

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