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4 November 2017

More companies commit to low-carbon goals in line with Paris Agreement, according to new report

Author: Katie Kuehner-Hebert, Chief Executive

"Improving Emissions Targets: 'If Trump Won't Do It, We Will,' CEOs Say", 28 Oct 2017...

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2 November 2017

Opportunities & challenges of business support for LGBTI community

Author: Charles Radcliffe, Office of the High Commissionner for Human Rights & Caroline Vagneron, GLOBE, World Bank Group

"How businesses can support LGBTI rights in countries that oppose them", 26 Sep 2017...

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1 November 2017

Cambodia: Brands support higher minimum wages for garment industry; smaller companies fear profit loss

Author: Robin Spiess, The Phnom Penh Post

"Garment sector torn over wage hike", 2 November 2017...

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10 October 2017

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains


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2 October 2017

The US Chamber of Commerce might not be what you think

Author: Corynne Cirille, Racked

As the nation’s largest lobbying group, the US Chamber...spent close to $104 million on lobbying in 2016... Over the years, intense public pressure forced many corporations to take a public stance on issues like climate change, equal pay, and...

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26 September 2017

Gap, Nike, Levi’s among retailers joining initiative to tackle climate change

Author: Science Based Targets (USA)

18 Sept 2017[At the 2017 Climate Week in New York] six top apparel companies announced that they are joining the Science Based Targets initiative. Gap Inc., Nike Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., Guess, Eileen Fisher and VF Corporation committed to set...

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31 August 2017

Commentary: Garment industry should monitor entire supply chain & meet intl. standards

Author: Elizabeth Winkler, Washington Post

"One way to make sure workers weren't abused while making your clothes," 24 August 2017...

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1 August 2017
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Author: Jennifer Nicolay (Umweltdialog)

"Bericht zeigt die Fortschritte im Kampf gegen Sklaverei", 28 Juni 2017...

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25 July 2017

Chamber Watch rejoinder to Gap's response re conflict between its climate commitments and participation in US Chamber of Commerce

Author: Chamber Watch

Gap Inc. includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on its publicly disclosed lists of trade association memberships. Moreover, in email correspondence (available upon request) between Chamber Watch and a Gap representative, it was confirmed that despite...

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16 July 2017

NGOs urge Disney, Gap, Pepsi to stop US Chamber of Commerce participation given conflict with climate promises

A group of nearly 60 organizations are calling on Disney, Gap, and Pepsi to stop funding the US Chamber of Commerce, due to its position on climate change and public criticism of the Paris Agreement. In his speech announcing the decision to withdraw...

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