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26 April 2013

Accountancy firms 'use knowledge of Treasury to help rich avoid tax' – MPs [UK]

Author: Rajeev Syal, Simon Bowers & Patrick Wintour, Guardian [UK]

The so-called "big four" accountancy firms are using knowledge gained from staff seconded to the Treasury to help wealthy clients avoid paying UK taxes, a report by the influential Commons public accounts committee says. Deloitte, Ernst & Young,...

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5 April 2013

Most companies are on the wrong side of the law on gender parity [Kenya]

Author: David Herbling, Daily Nation [Kenya]

More than a third of the companies listed at the Nairobi bourse do not have women directors as State-owned firms outperformed private companies on boardroom gender equality, a study by Kenya Institute of Management has found. The study says 34 per...

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2 April 2013

Child rights in the Gulf: multinationals need to step up their CSR efforts

Author: Leon Kaye, Guardian Sustainable Business (UK)

The Gulf…states[']…enormous wealth…comes at a high cost for children. Pollution soils the environment [and] dependence on the automobile has had an impact on health…Businesses…have stepped in and…found opportunities to engage in community programmes...

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1 March 2013

Unions target foreign businesses [China]

Author: Chen Xin, China Daily

China's top trade union organization will prioritize setting up unions in all overseas-funded businesses that have been operating in the country for more than five years, particularly the world's four-biggest audit firms…Of the roughly 200,000 foreign...

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15 February 2013

Big UK tax avoiders will easily get round new government policy

Author: Prem Sikka, Professor of Accounting at Univ. of Essex in Guardian [UK]

The key policy is that from April 2013, potential suppliers to central government for contracts of £2m or more will have to declare whether they indulged in tax avoidance…The policy is high on gimmicks and empty gestures, and short on substance. The...

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16 January 2013

Accenture named most "gay-friendly" employer in the UK by charity's Workplace Equality Index

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16 January 2013

The full list of the Top 100 'gay-friendly' employers in the UK

Author: Editorial, HR Magazine [UK]

Lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, Stonewall has released its annual list of Top 100 'gay-friendly' employers in the UK. [Refers to Accenture, Gentoo Group, The Co-operative, Ernst & Young, Barclays, IBM, Simmons & Simmons, Metropolitan,...

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1 January 2013

Report finds information & communication industry makes progress eliminating conflict minerals from supply chain while other industries remain behind

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1 January 2013

[PDF] What's Needed: An Overview of Multi-Stakeholder and Industry Activities to Achieve Conflict-Free Minerals

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

[Refers to Advanced Micro Devices (ADM), AIM Metals & Alloys, Alpha, American Mitsuba, AngloGold Ashanti, Apple, Asahi Pretec, AT&T, AVX, Banro, Best Buy, Boeing, BorgWarner, Cartier (part of Richemont), Chrysler, Cisco, Dell, Deloitte, Delphi...

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3 December 2012

Agenda

Author: UN Global Compact, UNICEF, Save the Children

Both as a vulnerable group, but also as important change agents and our future, children are a key stakeholder of businesses. It is in everyone’s interest that their well being is ensured, and that the world they grow up in will be a sustainable one....

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