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Business and HIV/AIDS: What have we learnt?

  • 21 December 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…

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

  • 17 December 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…

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UBS alerted over Phulbari Coal mine

  • 17 December 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…

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Bamboo PC is Eco-Friendly And Looks Nice, Too

  • 15 December 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…

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Covalence and Bloomberg sign broker contributor agreement

  • 15 December 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…

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Le luxe, mauvais élève en matière d’environnement

  • 15 December 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.…

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BrandWatch — December 2007: Better welfare

  • 14 December 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…

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New report reveals alarming investment practices by financial groups

  • 11 December 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…

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