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AFP and AFX Announce Launch of AFX Global Ethics Monitor, a News Service for Corporation Responsibility and Sustainable Development

Submitted by: AFX News - Agence France-Presse

Categories: Business Ethics

Posted: Aug 29, 2002 – 12:00 AM EST

 

AFX Global Ethics Monitor is a Real-Time News Service for Corporation Responsibility and Sustainable Development

Aug. 29 /CSRwire/ - JOHANNESBURG / NEW YORK - Worldwide, multimedia news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) and AFX News (AFX), AFP’s global business wire, announced today the launch of AFX Global Ethics Monitor, a new media service designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals in the increasingly demanding fields of corporate risk management, social responsibility, corporate governance, and socially responsible investing. The service features real-time news, research, and data to support business decision-makers accountable for managing screened investment portfolios, and particular aspects of social, environmental, and reputational risk.

AFX Global Ethics Monitor is unique among business information resources, and the first professional-grade service of its kind. Global Ethics Monitor features news from a dedicated team of journalists in New York, and from the AFP and AFX networks of journalists globally in 165 countries. Integral to the service is a database of reference materials from third-party sources that provide users with vital background information on particular issues in corporate governance, the environment, workplace and labor issues, human rights and a host of other concerns. Government agencies and international organizations are represented in this trove of analytic content, as well as reports and data from leading socially responsible investment analysts, and research firms.

The secure, password-protected website of AFX Global Ethics Monitor features a set of customizable tools and functions that allow for highly-specific searches, and for organizing news and research content along user-defined themes. The latest news, coupled with recent background information, organized according to user research preferences, help Global Ethics Monitor fill a unique niche in supporting business decisions that are responsible to stakeholders, shareholders, and the environment.

AFX Global Ethics Monitor will be available in preview mode until the end of September 2002. Today’s news can be viewed on the home page of the website. Global Ethics Monitor will be open to clients and subscribers by October 2002.

For a glance at today’s headlines in the world of corporate responsibility, visit www.globalethicsmonitor.com. For further information about the service, or to find out how you can subscribe, contact Graham Parry (UK, EU) at +44.20.7422.4812, or Brian Baloga (North America) at +1.212.735.9280, or via e-mail at sales@globalethicsmonitor.com . Questions for editors and journalists should be directed to Luc Lampriere at +1.212.735.9270, or via e-mail at editors@globalethicsmonitor.com .

Global Ethics Monitor is a service of AFX News Ltd., London and AFP. AFX News, is a wholly owned subsidiary of AFP, providing global news coverage of financial markets, companies and economies to professional and private investor communities. Agence France-Presse delivers news and information in six languages across all major media platforms from bureaus and correspondents in 165 countries. Its clients include global media organizations as well as corporations, governments, and international agencies around the world.

For more information, please contact:

Luc Lamprire AFX News - journalist
Phone: (212) 735-9270
Brian Baloga AFX News - sales
Phone: (212) 735-9280

 

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