Corporate social responsibility

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Rights groups join forces to call for UK corporate accountability laws
Companies must have human rights and environmental obligations, say TUC and Amnesty International

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

04, Jul, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Investors turn ire on firms whose executives are set to cash in
Firms, including some of those that drew heavily on furlough money, now face anger from shareholders over boardroom largesse

Phillip Inman Observer economics editor

26, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Amazon shareholders to vote on revealing retailer’s plastic footprint
Move follows report saying online retailer generated 210,000 tonnes of packaging that ended up in oceans

Karen McVeigh

26, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste, report reveals
Plastic Waste Makers index identifies those driving climate crisis with virgin polymer production

Sandra Laville

18, May, 2021 @12:00 AM

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We’re all the poorer for shareholders’ loss of nerve on executive pay
AstraZeneca’s vaccine effort is remarkable, but investors should not have let it divert them from the job of moderating bonuses

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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14 major UK employers join socially focused Purposeful Company scheme
Bosses of FTSE 100 and accountancy firms promise new focus on wellbeing of staff and local communities

Phillip Inman

10, May, 2021 @4:31 PM

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Grovelling apologies fail to get Rio Tinto out of a hole
The destruction of an ancient site, and the pay of a departed boss, will be hot topics with the miner’s investors this week

Jasper Jolly

03, Apr, 2021 @11:05 PM

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Coles shuns coal: supermarket giant vows to source all its electricity from renewables by 2025
Australian climate campaigners hail decision: ‘An announcement like this changes the national story’

Graham Readfearn

19, Mar, 2021 @1:01 AM

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HSBC tables company vote on phasing out financing of coal
Bank’s vote, binding if approved by 75% of shareholders, follows investor pressure to cut clients’ loans

Kalyeena Makortoff

11, Mar, 2021 @4:00 AM

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MEPs back law to hold firms to account for environment and human rights abuses
Big majority in EU parliament vote for corporate due diligence along entire supply chains, which will include UK businesses

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

10, Mar, 2021 @8:32 PM

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Rio Tinto investors welcome chair's decision to step down after Juukan Gorge scandal
Simon Thompson accepts he is ‘ultimately accountable’ for the destruction of ancient rock shelters

Ben Butler and Calla Wahlquist

03, Mar, 2021 @2:24 AM

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Climate crisis bigger concern than pandemic for Australian businesses, survey finds
Ernst and Young says results reflect pressure from investors to make sustainability a priority in decision making

Ben Butler

24, Feb, 2021 @7:14 AM

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