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USA: 15 tech cos. speak up on transgender rights, urge governor of Texas not to pass "discriminatory" legislation
Author: Tom Regan, Engadget
"Apple, Facebook and Google condemn Texas transgender bill", 29 May 2017...
Author: Dominic Rushe, The Guardian (UK)
Two of the US's biggest business leaders, Tesla founder Elon Musk and Disney's Robert Iger, have quit Trump's high-powered business advisory panel after the president pressed ahead with plans to pull out of the Paris climate accord...The two...
Author: Daniel Victor, The New York Times (USA)
Soon after President Trump announced that the United States would back out of the Paris climate accord, several large companies based in the United States that had supported the international pact said they were disappointed by the decision and would...
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Author: Ethan Wolff-Mann, Yahoo Finance (USA)
"Here's how CEOs reacted to Trump's exit from Paris climate agreement," 1 June 2017...
"The next frontier: the concept of corporate human rights defenders”, Dutch Min. for Foreign Trade & Development
Author: Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
"Speech minister Ploumen on international business and human rights", 19 April 2017...
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USA: UPS, Nestlé & Microsoft among govt. contractors questioned on human rights due diligence following involvement in travel ban restrictions
Author: NomoGaia (USA)
“Companies are Helping the US Government Keep Travelers Out: Is it Rights-Respectful?”, 17 Mar 2017...
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