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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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17 March 2015

Report on role of firms & govts. in supporting more women in business leadership roles

Author: Grant Thornton (in collaboration with Linstock Communications & Marston Consulting)

"Women in business: the path to leadership - Grant Thornton International Business Report 2015", 2015...

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10 March 2014

More women rising to executive posts in PH firms–study [Philippines]

Author: Doris Dumlao, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Women are gaining more influence in the corporate boardrooms of the Philippines than in most other places in the world, making the country the third highest employer of senior female executives globally. Based on a Grant Thornton International...

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10 March 2014

Still only a quarter of business positions filled by women in SA - Grant Thornton survey [So. Africa]

Author: Grant Thornton

Only 26% of SA senior management positions are currently filled by women and 21% of local businesses have no women at all in senior management positions...The percentage of senior women in businesses...has remained fairly static – at between 26% and...

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8 March 2014

[PDF] Women in Business: from classroom to boardroom - Grant Thornton International Business Report 2014

Author: Grant Thornton

...[A Grant Thornton study has revealed that] the proportion of women in the most senior roles has stagnated at 24% the same as the result in 2012, 2009 and 2007...[W]hat are...[women's] roadblocks...to senior management? This report starts by looking...

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18 February 2012

Case for paternity leave in the UAE

Author: Carolina D'Souza, gulfnews.com

The subject of paternity leave or employee benefit given to the father to take care of his infant, continues to moot the need for acceptance at a policy level in the UAE...Sheloob Said, a...Dubai-based HR Professional [said]..."I need to convince the...

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6 June 2011

Zambia Tax Body Demands More Taxes From Mopani Copper Mines

Author: Dow Jones Newswires

Zambia's state tax body has asked...Mopani Copper Mines [part of Glencore] to pay more taxes...after auditors hired by the government detected discrepancies in its returns...A company spokeswoman in Zambia couldn't immediately comment. Mopani has in...

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4 May 2011

Greed Inc: A special investigation into pollution, dubious tax practices and exploitation of African workers at Glencore

Author: Ruth Sunderland & Rob Davies, Daily Mail [UK]

In Zambia…Glencore is accused of manipulating its financial accounts…to reduce its tax bill…inhabitants of Mufulira…claim that sulphur pollution…is poisoning the air and water. Glencore counters by saying it has improved its environmental record and...

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12 April 2011
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Author: Sherpa, Déclaration de Berne, Centre for Trade Policy and Development [Zambie], Entraide Missionnaire, Mining Watch Canada

Zambian Revenue Authority (ZRA)...a sollicité fin 2008...des auditeurs internationaux - Grant Thornton et Econ Pöyry - afin de procéder à un examen fiscal des grandes entreprises minières...Mopani Copper Mines Plc [en] fait précisément partie...[Il]...

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8 July 2010

Schumpeter: Mens sana in corporation sano

Author: Economist

Companies are now…starting to touch on a potentially troubling area: their employees’ mental health...These range from training managers to spot problems to rehabilitating those suffering breakdowns…The first worry is that promoting psychological...

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