December 16, 2017

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Swarovski Supports Trust Conference to Advance Women’s Rights and Fight Slavery

Published: Nov 14, 2017 – 12:56 PM EST

LONDON, Nov. 14 /CSRwire/ - For the fourth consecutive year Swarovski is supporting Trust Conference (November 15 - 16), which brings together thought leaders and change makers to find real solutions to empower women, fight slavery and advance human rights worldwide. Trust Conference...

UN Migration Agency and Responsible Business Alliance Sign Agreement to Combat Forced Labor and Exploitation

Published: Oct 24, 2017 – 10:55 AM EST

GENEVA and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 /CSRwire/ - IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 17 to boost cooperation, promote ethical recruitment and protect the...

CGF Members Share Their Sustainability Strategies in Updated Publications

Published: Oct 12, 2017 – 12:41 PM EST

PARIS, Oct. 12 /CSRwire/ - The Consumer Goods Forum has published the 2nd editions of two of its key sustainability publications: its Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet and its Food Waste booklet, featuring 12 new case studies outlining members' strategies on how...

Twitter Partners With Cybersmile on Inaugural #TweetForACause Pro Bono Initiative

Published: Oct 12, 2017 – 11:00 AM EST

Twitter, powered by Niche’s powerful global content creator network, and Cybersmile are partnering up to kick-off #TweetForACause, Twitter's first-ever pro bono creator initiative. The inaugural campaign will drive awareness around Cybersmile's mission to combat cyberbullying and online abuse.

Pact Expands Fight Against Worst Form of Child Labor in Africa

Published: Oct 11, 2017 – 02:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 11 /CSRwire/ - This week, Pact announced new activities to combat child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through support from Google. Under the expansion, Pact will grow its work in tin mines and cobalt mines...

Anti-Slavery Organization International Justice Mission Announces Grant From Walmart Foundation to Address Human Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry

Published: Sep 22, 2017 – 04:23 PM EST

BANGKOK, Sep. 22 /CSRwire/ - Today International Justice Mission (IJM), the world's largest international anti-slavery organization, announced support from the Walmart Foundation to address human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry. News reports of modern slavery in supply...

Business Leaders Forum to Combat Human Trafficking 2017 in Washington, DC

Published: Aug 29, 2017 – 10:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 29 /CSRwire/ - On September 5-6, the United Way Center on Human Trafficking Slavery is hosting the 2017 Business Leaders Forum to Combat Human Trafficking in Washington, DC. Currently, there are more than 20 million victims of human trafficking around...

UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner: Businesses Must Lead the Fight Against Modern Slavery

Published: Aug 24, 2017 – 02:10 PM EST

LONDON, Aug. 24 /CSRwire/ - The UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has called upon businesses to take the lead in combatting modern slavery. Speaking to Front Group Ltd about the role of business in eradicating forced labour, Kevin Hyland OBE, said: "The Modern Slavery...

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

Published: 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

Published: 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 Company's Merian operation. The assessment was the result of...

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