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International Labor Standards and Corporate Supply Chains: An Interview with Richard Locke(0)

February 27, 2014

“We live not just in a global economy but in a global supply chain,” says international labor expert Richard Locke. “The most important thing is to educate consumers, especially in large markets, so they understand that the choices they make have implications for issues of living standards, working conditions and justice in the factories that produce most of the things we buy every day.”

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Sustainability Progress: More ‘Words’ Than ‘Action’

While sustainability is increasingly “appearing on the radars and agendas of companies around the world,” a clear gap exists between corporate “words” and “action,” according to the newly-released Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013 from the United Nations Global Compact.

Protest by Tobacco State Politicians, Business Groups May Snuff Out Obama Administration Trade Move

Facing vehement protest from tobacco state lawmakers and business groups, the Obama administration appears to have retreated from efforts to keep cigarette makers from using trade treaties to attack countries that adopt strong anti-smoking rules.

Richard Branson and ‘The B Team’ Plan for Corporate Responsibility

Columnist Gael O’Brien takes a look at a new corporate responsibility initiative launched by entrepreneur billionaire Sir Richard Branson and a team of 14 other global leaders. “Is the timing right?” she asks. “Is all this enough to create a tipping point where leadership priorities shift and the triple bottom line becomes a universally accepted and honored business practice?”


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