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As many countries around the world celebrate International Workers Day, it seems fitting to pause and reflect on the tragic collapse of the garment factory last week in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This, together with the factory fires in Dhaka late last … Continue reading

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Corporate responsibility (CR) reporting is now firmly on most corporate agendas with 95% of the 250 largest companies in the world reporting on their CR activities. However, despite promising statistics such as these – not to mention the increasing proliferation … Continue reading

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Even with the increased focus in recent days on the UK’s relationship with Europe, a quick flick through the morning papers shows that the tax avoidance agenda remains stubbornly high on the news agenda. A recent piece from the FT … Continue reading

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Today’s Financial Times carries an industry letter coordinated by ICC UK underlining business support for a mooted transatlantic trade agreement. The letter comes ahead of an official report on a possible EU- US deal next week, with a political announcement … Continue reading

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The 18th Conference of Parties (COP18) to the UNFCCC, which drew to a close last week, was largely characterised by compromise. The process inched slowly towards the 2015 goal where governments hope to finalise a global framework to address climate … Continue reading

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In a speech earlier this month, the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, called on business to do more to help prevent and monitor the use of trafficked or forced labour in their supply chains. She … Continue reading

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