August 21, 2017

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Clooney Foundation for Justice Partners with UNICEF to Open Seven Public Schools to Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon

Posted: Jul 31, 2017 – 11:05 AM EST

NEW YORK, Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - The Clooney Foundation for Justice today announced a $2.25 million partnership, which includes a generous donation from Google.org, and a $1 million technology grant from HP, to support formal education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The partnership...

FPIC Expert Advisory Panel Report on Merian Released

Posted: Jul 31, 2017 – 11:00 AM EST

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - Newmont Suriname (Newmont or the Company) today announced that the Merian Expert Advisory Panel released its report assessing implementation of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) at the Companys Merian operation. The assessment was the result of...

Consumer Goods Industry Shares Best Practices on How to Eradicate Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains

Posted: Jun 20, 2017 – 04:00 AM EST

PARIS, Jun. 20 /CSRwire/ - With 21 million victims of forced labour in the world today, members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are actively promoting responsible business actions to help eradicate forced labour in global supply chains. Through the new CGF publication,...

Support to Human Rights and Refugee Causes via Corporations Increases Almost 40 Fold Following Travel Ban

Posted: Jun 19, 2017 – 07:00 PM EST

CALGARY, AB, Jun. 19 /CSRwire/ - This World Refugee Day, Benevity, the market leader in workplace giving, volunteering and community investment software, announces that donations made through its award-winning cloud solution to human rights and refugee causes have increased 6 times year-over-year since...

State Department Briefs USCIB on US National Action Plan

Posted: May 12, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, May 12 /CSRwire/ - Melike Yetken, a senior advisor for corporate responsibility with the U.S. Department of State, provided an update for approximately 40 USCIB members on May 2 on the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct (NAP). Yetkens...

Yanacocha Will Continue to Seek Good-Faith Dialogue to Resolve Land Dispute with Chaupe Family

Posted: May 03, 2017 – 02:08 PM EST

CAJAMARCA, Peru, May 03 /CSRwire/ - Perus Supreme Court today dismissed Yanacochas appeal of the Superior Court of Cajamarcas 2014 ruling acquitting members of the Chaupe family of aggravated usurpation when they occupied land parcels owned by the company in August of 2011....

Civil Society Groups Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Reject Chevron's Attempts to Undermine Amazon Pollution Case

Posted: May 01, 2017 – 03:09 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., May 01 /CSRwire/ - Several prominent environmental and human rights groups are demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court block Chevron's ongoing attacks on their Free Speech rights and its use of false evidence in the historic Ecuador pollution case, where the...

USCIB Welcomes New Vice President for Labor Affairs and Corporate Responsibility

Posted: Apr 17, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, Apr. 17 /CSRwire/ - USCIB welcomed Gabriella Rigg Herzog as its new Vice President for Labor Affairs and Corporate Responsibility yesterday, April 17. Herzog will be based in USCIBs New York office. Most recently, Herzog served as Senior Manager for Corporate...

Free Webinar, April 5: The 2016 Anti-Slavery Compliance Benchmarking Study – Trends and Good Practices

Posted: Mar 30, 2017 – 12:15 PM EST

REUTLINGEN, GERMANY, Mar. 30 /CSRwire/ - Join us on April 5, 2017, for an interactive webinar which will explain the findings, trends, and good practices of a recently released anti-slavery compliance benchmarking study. Prepared by the NPO Development International (DI), the study rated...

ILO Endorses Revised MNE Declaration

Posted: Mar 27, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, Mar. 27 /CSRwire/ - The International Labor Organization (ILO) held the 329th Session of its Governing Body (GB) from March 9-23 in Geneva. The sessions landmark outcome was an endorsement of the revised Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and...

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