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“Ruggie Rules” detail corporate behavior abroad

  • 7 avril 2013

Of all the challenges posed by globalization, regulating abusive corporate practices has long been particularly difficult. From Asian sweatshops supplying brands like Nike and Apple, to the oil giant Shell polluting and abetting violence in Nigeria, recent decades have been…

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Nike investigates Indonesian suppliers for labor violations

  • 15 janvier 2013

US sporting goods giant Nike said it was investigating claims by labour activists that its manufacturers in Indonesia were trying to evade paying its workers the minimum wage. “Nike takes these claims seriously and company representatives are investigating the claims,”…

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Business playing key role in drive for gay marriage

  • 22 mars 2012

Gay marriage wouldn’t have passed in the Washington state Legislature this year without Gov. Chris Gregoire’s decision to reverse course and push for it. Legislators’ personal pleas to colleagues, as epitomized by Republican Rep. Maureen Walsh’s passionate floor speech about…

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