Grosse arnaque au Crédit agricole Cameroun

26 12 2008

Le Crédit Agricole, qui a racheté le Crédit Lyonnais en 2003, a versé la somme de 4 milliards de Francs Cfa pour le changement de nom, à  verser aux employés. Les dirigeants expatriés du tout nouveau Crédit Agricole- Scb, se sont soigneusement gardés d’annoncer cette nouvelle à  leurs employés africains, que ce soit au Cameroun, […]

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Budgeting for charity – Corporate philanthropy downsized this Xmas

14 12 2008

Local companies, with the exception of a few, appear to be limiting or downsizing their spending on charitable gifts and projects in response to harsh economic times. No estimate of the size of corporate philanthropy is available, but some companies spend tens of millions on children, the elderly and low-income communities, while others, including those […]

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Wyeth Paid For Positive Articles On Their Drugs In Journals

13 12 2008

According to U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, the pharmaceutical company Wyeth paid to have positive articles written about their drugs in medical journals. Sen. Grassley is a Republican from Iowa and has been probing into this case for quite some time. He started by looking into a medical writing company known as DesignWrite. The company was […]

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Coltan : les sociétés prédatrices mises à  nu

13 12 2008

Cette activité lucrative et en marge de la loi explique la course au coltan à  laquelle se livrent, des décennies durant, les multinationales et les pays voisins, allant jusqu’à  déstabiliser durablement la RDC dans sa partie orientale. Un rapport du Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), daté novembre 2008, le démontre, cartes et statistiques à  l’appui. […]

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Former Laggard Wal-Mart Turns into Ethical Leader – Covalence Retail Industry Report 2008

11 12 2008

Laggards of the past often turn into leaders of the present. The case of Wal-Mart perfectly illustrates this paradoxical tendency, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence — Covalence Retail Industry Report 2008. A year ago Wal-Mart was still last in Covalence EthicalQuote ranking calculated for 27 companies in the […]

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Zurich announces three long-term partnerships to address social and environmental challenges

11 12 2008

Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is today announcing that its Z Zurich Foundation (Foundation) has established 5-year partnerships with three globally active Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) to address global, social and environmental challenges that are linked with Zurich’s business activities. The partners are UK-based Practical Action, US-based Rainforest Alliance, and the Swiss-based International Federation of Red […]

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Applications for Business Excellence Awards Being Accepted

11 12 2008

The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is inviting submissions for the 2009 Awards for Business Excellence, which will honor the unique and crucial contributions of companies implementing sophisticated, successful programs to fight disease. Winners of the Coalition’s awards have provided care and treatment for hundreds of thousands of employees, and reached millions […]

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Microsoft Joins in 60th Anniversary Celebration of United Nations Human Rights Declaration

10 12 2008

When the full scope and horror of the Nazi wartime atrocities began to emerge after World War II, many member states of the newly formed United Nations (UN) began calling for an international law outlining and protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of all individuals on the planet. This Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), […]

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Vivendi raises awareness of UN Global compact with its employees

10 12 2008

For the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Vivendi today launches an awareness campaign on the issues and 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact with the Group’s 43,000 employees world wide.The Global Compact 10 Principles are human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption. Human rights: businesses should support and respect the […]

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Google, YouTube to Promote Human Rights in N.Korea

10 12 2008

America’s Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday that internet company Google and online video site YouTube promised to cooperate in promoting the human rights of North Koreans and democratization of the nation via internet broadcasting. According to the RFA, the two companies discussed measures to distribute documents and videos containing human rights’ issues in undemocratic […]

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