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Starbucks joins with (RED) in drinks promotion

  • 30 October 2008

Starbucks Corp. is trying to refocus in a tough economy as a company with a conscience, announcing a partnership with Bono's (RED) label on Wednesday as it attempts to recover from a slowdown in consumer spending. The partnership with (RED),…

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Big tech companies back global plan to shield online speech

  • 28 October 2008

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo and a group of human rights and public interest organizations plan to introduce Wednesday a global code of conduct that they say will better protect online free speech and privacy against government intrusion. The principles are…

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Chinese Oil Giant Accused of Human Rights Abuses in Burma

  • 24 October 2008

More evidence has emerged of the steamrollering effect of China’s tightening grip on the economic life of Burma. A watchdog report alleging land theft and intimidation of local people by a major Chinese corporation comes on top of a report…

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Covalence Ethical Ranking 3rd Quarter 2008

  • 23 October 2008

Geneva-based Covalence is publishing today its quarterly ethical reputation ranking, giving the best ranked companies as well as those companies which have made the most progress in the 3rd Quarter of 2008. An overview of emerging and decreasing topics is…

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Cisco’s Shareholders Want Answers on Human Rights

  • 22 October 2008

Harington Investments, with the support of Boston Common Asset Management, has proffered a shareholder resolution that requests Cisco "amend the company's bylaws to establish a board committee on human rights that is authorized to review the implications of company policies,…

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Wal-Mart in China: Going Green Despite the Downturn

  • 22 October 2008

Wal-Mart’s push to make its stores and suppliers in China more environmentally-friendly cuts to the heart of one of the big debates these days: Is a “green economy” the antidote to or a potential victim of the economic crisis?  Wal-Mart’s…

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