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12 October 2017

USA: 76 companies ask Supreme Court clarity on whether law banning sex discrimination at work protects LGBT employees

Author: Daniel Wiessner, Reuters

"Microsoft, Apple among companies urging U.S. Supreme Court to weigh gay workers' rights", 11 Oct 2017...

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10 October 2017

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

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29 September 2017

Tackling discrimination against LGBTI people: Standards of Conduct for Business

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

...The United Nations Human Rights Office has developed five Standards of Conduct to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people......

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26 September 2017

2017 Corporate Accountability Index on digital rights reveals cos. do not disclose enough information to users

Author: Ranking Digital Rights (USA)

"Ranking Digital Rights: 2017 Corporate Accountability Index", 20 Sep 2017...

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26 September 2017

New briefing informs investors about potential material risks related to digital rights

Author: Ranking Digital Rights (USA)

"Poor Digital Rights Performance - Who Pays the Price?", 20 Sep 2017...

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21 September 2017

Global firms use carbon pricing to reduce emissions, analyze investments, and evaluate risk & opportunities of low-carbon economy

An internal carbon price is increasingly being used by companies across sectors and geographies to translate the risks and opportunities of a low-carbon economy into business decisions. Approximately 1,200 businesses from around the world are either...

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19 September 2017

Mazars & Shift launch assurance guidance to help assess companies' human rights performance & reporting

Following several years of development, Mazars and Shift launch Assurance Guidance on human rights, intended to help internal auditors and external assurance providers assess companies’ human rights performance and reporting. [refers to Citigroup, H...

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13 September 2017

USA: Global firms use carbon price as incentives to reduce emissions

Author: Matthew Renda, Courthouse News Services

"With Government Silent, Corporations Price Emissions to Help Fight Climate Change", 13 September 2017...

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12 September 2017

Commentary: Companies set their own carbon price to guide decisions

Author: Manjyot Bhan Ahluwalia, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (USA)

An internal carbon price is increasingly being used by companies across sectors and geographies to translate the risks and opportunities of a low-carbon economy into business decisions. Some companies set a theoretical price on carbon, or a “shadow...

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6 September 2017

USA: Businesses speak out against White House repeal of the DACA programme

The Trump administration has formally announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, which had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation and provided them...

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