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Providing Safe and Affordable Water Through Low-Cost Model

Press Release Published: Nov 17, 2014 – 02:35 PM EST

INDIA, Nov. 17 /CSRwire/ - Leading India-based social enterprise Spring Health has announced plans to join the Business Call to Action. The company has pledged to provide safe drinking water to two million customers in rural India by 2017 and improve the health...

Global Pro Bono is Moving the Needle on Maternal Health | Wednesday, November 19 at 1:00 PM EST | Upcoming #3BLchat

Press Release Published: Nov 17, 2014 – 02:00 PM EST

NORTHAMPTON MA, Nov. 17 /CSRwire/ - Mark Your Calendars! Date: Wednesday, November 19
 Time: 1:00 pm, ET According to many leading organizations in global health, including the Public Health Institute, 2014 presented 3 major megatrends in healthcare: Demand for healthcare in developing countries...

The Indigenous Rights Risk Report: How Violating Indigenous Peoples' Rights Increases Industry Risks

Press Release Published: Nov 10, 2014 – 10:00 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, Nov. 10 /CSRwire/ - On November 10, First Peoples Worldwide released the Indigenous Rights Risk Report at the SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing, a product of two years of consultations with investment analysts, industry professionals, and Indigenous Peoples....

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...

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