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  • Microsoft Releases "Citizenship Report" for 2015

    November 04, 2015

    Technology company Microsoft's 2015 "Citizenship Report" explains how it is implementing the global UN and activist agendas on climate change, business and human rights, and corporate social responsibility.

  • Companies Agree to Disclosure on "Water Risks"

    October 29, 2015

    Responding to pressure from activist investors seeking to implement the sustainability agenda in operations of businesses around the world, a group of food and beverage companies have agreed to publicly disclose how they are managing and mitigating risks posed by the use of water in their operations and in their supply chains.

  • UN Pressure Yields Bank "Manifesto" on Climate Funding

    October 28, 2015

    As the UN and activists place pressure on banks and other financial companies to fund their global agenda on the environment, ten bank members of the UN Environment Programme's Finance Initiative have published a "Positive Impact Manifesto" to demonstrate their commitment to financing sustainable development.

  • Businesses Respond to Activist Pressure on Climate Policy

    October 09, 2015

    The New York Times reports that pressure from environmental activists is having an effect on business and investment policies, as several major companies announce that they will sign pledges to reduce the effects of their operations on climate change and large investment managers have promised to remove the money they control from fossil fuel companies.

  • Businesses Sign up to Coalition on Climate Change

    October 08, 2015

    Reflecting pressure on businesses from governments, activists, and international organizations to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a group of companies have formed a coalition called "We Mean Business" vowing to counter global warming in their operations.

  • Beverage Businesses Commit to Climate Action

    October 07, 2015

    As pressure rises from activists and international organizations for businesses to commit to action to counter climate change, a group of companies in the beverage industry has released a statement indicating that they will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and support an "international framework" of national targets on greenhouse gas reduction.

  • "Climate Week" Pressures Businesses on Climate Action

    October 02, 2015

    Responding to pressure from activists and international organizations to measure and reduce their contributions to global warming, businesses gathered at "Climate Week NYC" to assure these actors of their implementation of the UN agenda on climate change.

  • Coca-Cola Implements BHR Agenda

    October 02, 2015

    An interview with Coca-Cola's director of global workplace rights Brent Wilton reveals how the multinational corporation has responded to pressure by international organizations and activists by integrating the UN's business and human rights ("BHR") agenda into its operations.

  • Supermarket Adopts NGO Wage Recommendation

    September 23, 2015

    German supermarket chain Lidl has announced that it has adopted the recommendation of the Living Wage Foundation in raising the level of wages of its employees in England, Wales, and Scotland.

  • BG Group Announces Compliance with BHR Principles

    September 23, 2015

    The energy company BG Group has issued a statement pledging compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") and highlighting the company's performance of environmental and human rights impact assessments.

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