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8 May 2017

Mexico: Wages in auto sector have stagnated because of contracts that give workers no input on pay, says Bloomberg

Author: David Welch & Nacha Cattan, Bloomberg

 “How Mexico’s unions sell out autoworkers”, 5 May 17...

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8 May 2017

India ​to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic child labour

Author: Kate Hodal, Guardian [UK]

India is to legalise the mining of mica, a sparkly mineral used in eyeshadows and car paint, in a bid to cut the number of children who labour – and often die – to produce it...Activists lauded the decision to legalise mica mining, but warned that...

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13 April 2017

Fox News loses more advertisers after sexual harassment claims against cable host are revealed

"Fox losing more advertisers after sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly", 4 Apr 2017...

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27 March 2017

USA: "Inside Alabama’s auto jobs boom: Cheap wages, little training, crushed limbs" - Bloomberg

Author: Peter Waldman, BloombergBusinessweek (USA)

[Article originally published 23 March 2017, with 13-minute audio report (scroll down to end of full article).]...

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2 March 2017

The future of energy: As business commitments to renewable energy increase, so must the sector's respect for human rights

Author: Jim McClelland, Times (UK)

"The energy sector post-Paris", 2 Mar 2017...

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17 January 2017

Business strategies to implement SDGs will enable long-term growth, says report

Author: Business & Sustainable Development Commission

"Better Business, Better World", January 2017...

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17 January 2017

The role of business in implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals - new reports

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9 January 2017

Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America

This series of stories in the Washington Post found that the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries - the power source for smartphones, laptops and electric cars - is linked to human rights abuses and environmental pollution in cobalt mines in Congo,...

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2 January 2017

South Korea halts BMW, Porsche, Nissan sales over potential breach of emission limits

Author: Reuters

South Korea has banned the sale of 10 models of Nissan, BMW and Porsche vehicles after the carmakers were found to have fabricated certification documents, in the latest fallout from the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The government announced in August...

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7 December 2016

Germany: Companies pull advertising from rightwing US website Breitbart after criticism by social media campaign

Author: Associated Press

Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal maker Kellogg's. The German boycott was spurred by a...

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