Business and HIV/AIDS: What have we learnt?

21 12 2007

A report by Business Action for Africa titled Business and HIV/AIDS: What have we learnt? ( 1.2 MB) highlights the role that the private sector plays in tackling the impacts of HIV and AIDS in developing countries. It makes the case for closer cooperation between business and governments, civil society and donors in fighting AIDS. […]

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Where there’s a WILL… …there’s a woman

17 12 2007

India Inc has finally woken up to the idea of giving a ‘fair’ colour to its gender profile at the top. Even though the country’s report card on women in top management has not been impressive, corporates are now moving with a sense of urgency. WILL (Women in Leadership) – a forum of women leaders […]

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Samedi 15 décembre, le Parvis des Droits de l’Homme au Trocadéro était aux couleurs berbà¨res…

17 12 2007

A travers le rassemblement qui a eu lieu à  Paris le samedi 15 décembre les organisateurs ont voulu tout d’abord dire aux Touaregs qu’ils ne sont désormais pas seuls dans le combat qui les oppose aux Etats du Niger et du Mali. Les manifestants venus au Trocadéro sont plus que jamais décidés à  àªtre aux […]

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UBS alerted over Phulbari Coal mine

17 12 2007

UBS, a financial heavyweight from Switzerland, is facing scrutiny by civil society organisations for investing in a proposed coal mine in Bangladesh. The Phulbari coal mine, proposed by GCM Resources Plc, is set to cause major social and environmental upheavals in the region, displacing upwards of 50 000 residents. Despite strong local opposition, investors UBS, […]

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Bamboo PC is Eco-Friendly And Looks Nice, Too

15 12 2007

While just about all big computer makers are taking steps to make technology more environmentally friendly, Asustek is one of the first to unveil a bamboo-encased computer. Some niche companies geared toward eco-conscious consumers offer bamboo computer mice, keyboards and monitor frames. “As part of a portfolio of case choices, it makes sense,” said Roger […]

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Covalence and Bloomberg sign broker contributor agreement

15 12 2007

Bloomberg and Covalence have signed a Third Party Contributor Agreement by which Covalence products are made available on Bloomberg Professional service. This agreement allows Covalence to distribute its reputation research, news and data to Bloomberg clients worldwide. Publication: Covalence Announcement | Country: Global | Source: Covalence

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Luxury firms slammed for lacklustre moves to save planet

15 12 2007

PARIS (AFP) – The luxury industry is not doing its bit to save the planet, according to a World Wildlife Fund study of the world’s 10 largest publicly-traded luxury firms. In a study completed at the end of last month, the WWF environmental group chided luxury brands for being “slow to recognise their responsibilities and […]

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Le luxe, mauvais élà¨ve en matià¨re d’environnement

15 12 2007

Le sac Vuitton, le shampoing l’Oréal ou le collier de bijou Bulgari, mauvais pour l’environnement ? Selon un rapport de l’association écologiste World Wild Fund, l’industrie du luxe n’assumerait pas sa part de responsabilité dans le sauvetage de la planète. Dans cette étude achevée fin novembre, WWF reproche à  dix grandes marques de luxe d’àªtre […]

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BrandWatch — December 2007: Better welfare

14 12 2007

Clothes chain Gap is planning to label its clothes “sweatshop free”. Following claims that the company has sold clothes made in factories that use child labour, the firm met anti-sweatshop charity Global March Against Child Labour to discuss ideas such as allowing customers to track where their clothes were made online. More good news for […]

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New report reveals alarming investment practices by financial groups

11 12 2007

New report reveals alarming investment practices by financial groups. Today, the financial watchdog Netwerk Vlaanderen launches the report ‘Bank Secrets’. The dossier details the investments by 121 financial groups in companies violating fundamental human rights. The investors channel money to 13 companies selling weapons to dictators, denying people access to land and clean water, co-operating […]

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