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1 May 2012

Peer Pressure

Author: Catherine Dunn, Corporate Counsel [USA]

American companies have been criticized in recent years for selling technology to countries that may use it to thwart dissent…A Chinese company took center stage [in March] because it's a major supplier of cameras and surveillance tools to Chinese...

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15 March 2012

A U.S. Tie to Surveillance Push in Chinese Cities

Author: Andrew Jacobs & Penn Bullock, New York Times

As the Chinese government forges ahead on...[an] effort to blanket the country with surveillance cameras, one American company stands to profit: Bain Capital,…founded by Mitt Romney. In December, a Bain-run fund...purchased [Uniview Technologies,]...

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30 December 2009

Outback Steakhouse to Pay $19 Million to End Gender Bias Suit [USA]

Author: Joe Schneider, Bloomberg

Outback Steakhouse agreed to pay $19 million to settle a sex-discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of female employees at the restaurant chain. Outback, which is owned by private-equity investor...

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10 February 2009

Private Equity Council members adopt guidelines for responsible investment

Author: Private Equity Council

The Private Equity Council today announced that its members have adopted a set of comprehensive responsible investment guidelines that they will apply prior to investing in companies and during their period of ownership. The guidelines cover...

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