November 24, 2014

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Providing Toilets And Clean Water Access Is All Talk And No Action In Some Poor Areas

There have been significant improvements in making basic water and sanitation access available, but gaps in funding slows progress.

Can You Make Clothes Without Sweatshop Labor? This Dominican Factory Is Trying

Somewhere in the Dominican Republic sits a unique little clothing factory. The unassuming building, with its white walls and gable roof, houses a...

Poison Apple: At Factories, Chinese Workers Pay Toxic Price

In China, there are more than 200 million people working in hazardous environments like electronic factories, making Apple products.

Treaties & The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights: The Way Forward

What does the new Human Rights Council resolution to develop a treaty on business and human rights mean for the UN Guiding Principles?

Stalemate Over Garment Factory Safety in Bangladesh

There has been considerable resistance to closing, as owners worry about losing orders and workers fear losing jobs. NYT.

World Day Against Child Labor: IKEA Announces Є7 Million Program

Save the Children and IKEA have launched a Є7million program to protect 790,000 children living in India's cotton communities.

Google Takes on Poverty Fight Using Technology

Google launches business group in Uganda to address unemployment rates among young adults. Monitor.

The U.S. Prisons Network: A Cheap Supply Chain with No Checks & Balances?

More than two million people in prison are subjected to a working situation that mirrors involuntary servitude. John Arvanitis.

Which US Company Is Topping the Charts on Human Rights?

While the vast majority of cos. are asleep at the wheel, these corps. are best in class, according to a new report. Guardian.

Connecting Indigenous Peoples & Business on Values & Metrics

Despite efforts by the United Nations, little has been done to create a bridge between Indigenous Peoples and the private sector.




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