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Report calls for step change on human rights conduct of business in Greater China region

Press Release Published: Aug 27, 2014 – 12:00 AM EST

LONDON, Aug. 27 /CSRwire/ - Companies operating in Greater China - as well as Chinese firms operating overseas - must do more to respect human rights, according to a new report by an international human rights organization. The report, released today in Chinese...

The Cybersmile Foundation Expands to U.S. on "Stop Cyberbullying Day"

Press Release Published: Jun 19, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jun. 19 /CSRwire/ - In honor of Stop Cyberbullying Day on Friday, June 20, The Cybersmile Foundation today announced its expansion to the United States so they can better serve the growing number of cyberbullying victims and their families across...

Amazon Communities Nullify Patton Boggs Fee In Ecuador Pollution Case

Press Release Published: Jun 13, 2014 – 03:42 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Jun. 13 /CSRwire/ - Leaders of the Ecuadorian rainforest communities who won a $9.5 billion environmental judgment against Chevron have terminated a fee award to the American law firm Patton Boggs because it prejudiced its former clients and agreed to turn...

80 Organizations Call on Apple's Lisa Jackson to Stop Off-shoring Worker Health and Safety Risks

Press Release Published: Jun 10, 2014 – 11:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Jun. 10 /CSRwire/ - Amidst mounting consumer pressure on Apple to address worker safety in its supplier factories, 80 environmental and human rights organizations, socially responsible investment firms, and occupational health professionals from 27 countries sent a letter today to Apple Vice...

Rainforest Villagers Exploring Legal Action to Nullify Settlement Between Patton Boggs and Chevron

Press Release Published: May 07, 2014 – 01:07 PM EST

NEW YORK, May 07 /CSRwire/ - Rainforest villagers and their counsel have condemned the "betrayal" by the Patton Boggs law firm of their own clients by settling with Chevron and paying the oil giant $15 million. The villagers said they were exploring their...

Calle 13 Calls on Chevron to Stop Running from Amazon Disaster

Press Release Published: May 02, 2014 – 12:42 PM EST

NEW YORK, May 02 /CSRwire/ - Calle 13, one of the most popular bands in Latin America, will visit the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador this Friday to witness the environmental damage caused by Texaco, now Chevron, when it operated in Ecuador between 1964...

European Business: Workers and Minorities at the Sharp End of Human Rights Abuse

Press Release Published: May 01, 2014 – 03:18 PM EST

LONDON and KIEV, May 01 /CSRwire/ - Two briefings issued in parallel by Business Human Rights Resource Centre find business respect for human rights remains a challenge in Western Europe and in Eastern Europe Central Asia. Click here to access the briefings Released...

U.S. Judge Slaps Down Chevron Request for $32 Million in Attorney Fees for RICO Case

Press Release Published: Apr 29, 2014 – 05:15 PM EST

NEW YORK, Apr. 29 /CSRwire/ - Chevron has lost an important battle in its effort to hurt Steven Donziger's ability to continue representing indigenous groups in Ecuador who won a historic $9.5 billion judgment against the company for deliberately polluting the Ecuador rainforest....

Are You Listening Tim Cook? Major Protest at Apple’s Flagship Manhattan “Cube” Store Calls on Apple to Stop Poisoning Chinese Workers

Press Release Published: Apr 25, 2014 – 02:55 PM EST

NEW YORK, Apr. 25 /CSRwire/ - Today a significant number gathered to participate in a demonstration calling on Apple to stop the poisoning of workers who make iPhones and other Apple products. The two groups organizing the protest -- Green America and China...

Corporate Leaders Invited to Discussion on Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Press Release Published: Apr 15, 2014 – 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, Apr. 15 /CSRwire/ - On May 20, corporate leaders will convene in New York City for a workshop to discuss challenges, successes and best practices in respecting and supporting Indigenous Peoples' rights. The workshop, titled "Building Bridges: The Business Case for...

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