Human Rights

Monsanto Named One of CR Magazine”s 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2014

“This recognition is a testament to the more than 22,000 Monsanto global employees who are working together with farmers and partners around the world to deliver a safe, affordable and nutritious food supply for our planet,” said Jesus Madrazo, vice president, corporate engagement at Monsanto. “We are pleased this honor recognizes our commitment, but we …

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Morrison & Foerster Further Strengthens Premier National Security Practice with the Addition of Leading Russia Sanctions Official

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) December 11, 2018 In his role at OFAC, Mr. Dobson developed strategies and tactics for achieving U.S. sanctions policy objectives, and applied that understanding of policy goals to shape executive orders, regulations, general and specific licenses, and interpretive guidance across multiple sanctions regimes, including Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Belarus, and narcotics trafficking, with …

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UN Global Compact Bulletin (May 2014)

1. Global Compact Develops Issue Briefing Series Addressing Post-2015 Development Agenda 2. Corporate Water Stewardship Focus of CEO Water Mandate Conference in Peru 3. Cities Programme Events Focus on Innovation, Poverty and Urban Agriculture at World Urban Forum 4. Global Compact Commemorates New Book on Responsible Leadership by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart 5. Participant Status: New …

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Legg Mason Celebrates a Decade of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting

“I’m proud of the work being done by my colleagues at Legg Mason and our investment affiliates worldwide. Together, we are dedicated to being that force for good that investors expect and to fulfilling our mission of investing to improve lives,” said Joseph A. Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Legg Mason. A critical component of …

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LDB President to Deliver Keynote Address Blasting BDS Movement

Speakers bio and lectures Lecture 1- Keynote speaker:Kenneth L. Marcus What is Anti-Semitic About the Movement to Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction Israel? “Supporters of the BDS movement argue that their campaign is a political response to human rights violations. Accusations of anti-Semitism, they often insist, are a bad-faith effort to limit debate on a …

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Brandeis Center Urges Vassar College to Discipline Vassar Student Group for Nazi Propaganda

Northeastern University recently suspended its chapter of the Students for Justice in Palestine group for a pattern of policy violations until they agreed to adhere to a number of standards of good behavior and internal restructuring. That chapter is now in a probationary period as it replaces its prior leadership and learns how to adhere …

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NPC Thanks the US for the UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka, Tamils for Obama Concurs

Jaffna, Sri Lanka (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 “We are really proud of the White House and the State Department for bringing this up at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva,” said a spokesman for Tamils for Obama. “We think it is especially remarkable that this UNHRC resolution passed three times.” The NPC is …

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Morrison & Foerster Strengthens Executive Compensation Capabilities with Addition of Two New Partners

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 15, 2019 With more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Becchina provides sophisticated guidance to clients with complex compensation needs. Focusing her practice on federal tax and securities law aspects of executive compensation arrangements, Ms. Becchina regularly advises issuers, financial institutions, private funds and investment managers on a range of SEC-related …

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One million low-income consumers acquire eyeglasses in Bangladesh

For low-income earners, eyeglasses are a simple, affordable tool that sustains productivity and earning power. Since the program’s start, it is estimated to have contributed to $110 million in increased income at the household level, based on an analysis of a study conducted by the University of Michigan. With a philanthropic investment of $3.50 per …

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Cocoa4aCause, a Unique Food Truck that Will Serve Up Tasty Cocoa, is Officially Announced

As a company spokesperson noted, Cocoa4aCause is a one-of-a-kind food truck that offers delicious, organic cocoa while on a mission to give to those in need. “The unique business will donate a portion of proceeds from sales to handpicked charities,” the spokesperson said, adding that Amy and Nick have chosen to sponsor foundations based on …

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Statement – Ten years is long enough, says the CHRC. Time to fix the child welfare on reserves once and for all

“The inadequate funding of child welfare services on reserves perpetuates the cycle of despair created by residential schools. More than a year ago, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued an order that was meant to end this cycle. “The Canadian Human Rights Commission is calling for an end to this injustice, and the constructive resolution …

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Eminent Civil Rights Attorney Paul Hoffman to Receive 2017 Alexander Law Prize

Paul Hoffman, one of America’s leading civil rights lawyers who has successfully litigated to hold human rights violators accountable, to reduce unlawful police or government surveillance, and to protect freedom of expression, is the 2017 recipient of the Katharine & George Alexander Law Prize. The award from Santa Clara University School of Law, for lawyers …

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As Gay Marriage is Made Legal in Miami-Dade County, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority Grants Nearly $150,000 to Four South Florida LGBTQ Organizations

After an uphill battle, the LGBTQ community celebrated a victory in Florida when same-sex marriages were finally approved first in Miami-Dade County and then throughout the state and couples promptly applied for marriage licenses and wed. Nowhere was there more celebration than Miami Beach where the LGBTQ community and its advocates have long had a …

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APRI Targets Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Fast Track Trade Authority

The president and executive board of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) joined a growing chorus of civil, labor and human rights organizations calling for major changes to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The AFL-CIO’s senior constituency group is also opposing the Fast Track authority that would eliminate the ability of elected officials and constituency …

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Andrew Lane, Pop-hip-hop-R&B Songwriter & Record Producer Curating Music at 1st Annual Ascent Expo, Biggest Entertainment and Philanthropy Event of 2015

Ascent Expo is a gathering of cultural creativity, conscientious capitalism, and philanthropy to explore the future of commerce, sustainability, environmentalism, health, and self-actualization. Ascent Expo anticipates hosting over hundreds of exhibitors, covering more than 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, which includes center stage for A-list music talent and a 40-ft red carpet for interviews. …

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Spelman College Sisters Chapel, Churches and Community Organizations Join Forces to Host Arise, Awake and Act Against Sex Trafficking Conference

ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – January 22, 2015) – On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Spelman College Sisters Chapel, in collaboration with community partners the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Living Water for Girls, Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Interfaith Children’s Movement, will join forces to host “Arise, Awake and Act Against Sex Trafficking.”This daylong conference is designed …

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Nobel Peace Laureate and Human Rights Activist Tawakkol Karman to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

“We have the power to end corruption, extremism, and human rights abuses in our society,” said Karman. “But we cannot overcome the obstacles and challenges before us until we understand them, and that is why education and open dialogue are the foundation for a peaceful future. It will take full participation from all of us …

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Nissan Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

Nissan earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index for the second year in a row. In 2013, Nissan was among the fastest risers in the history of the index with a 70-point increase in just two years. “Nissan has the most culturally diverse consumer base of any …

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Barnes & Noble Receives Perfect Score on 2015 Corporate Equality Index for Seventh Straight Year

HRC President Chad Griffin said, “In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job. We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this …

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BMO Harris Bank Earns Top Marks in 2015 Corporate Equity Index

CHICAGO, IL — (Marketwired) — 11/26/14 — BMO Harris Bank today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This is the fourth …

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Ambassador Elizabeth M. Cousens to Join United Nations Foundation as Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 03, 2014 The United Nations Foundation announced today that Ambassador Elizabeth M. Cousens will join its team as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Cousens, who currently serves as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and Alternate Representative to the UN General Assembly, is an experienced diplomat and …

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Sacramento New Years 2014-2015 at Hilton Hotel Arden West by Professionals Guild

Seyer concluded, “A spouse as of late let me know: ‘My wife cherishes your Professionals Guild events on the grounds that singles know how to party!’” Entertainment includes two live bands, gaming for prizes, photography, and smooth jazz for easy listening. Party goers can move from room to room for distinctive encounters with no extra …

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Change the Mascot Calls on Commissioner Roger Goodell to Adopt Proactive Stance on Racism By Implementing an NFL Owners Code of Conduct

Oneida Nation Homelands (NY) (PRWEB) December 11, 2014 Following the National Football League’s recent discussions about its updated conduct policies, the Change the Mascot Campaign today called upon the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to immediately implement an owners code of conduct to eliminate the use of dictionary-defined racial slurs and to address other …

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CEA Applauds Liberalization of U.S. Relations with Cuba

“We commend President Obama for taking steps designed to promote the emergence of a democratic, prosperous, and stable Cuba. Specifically, we welcome and are particularly excited about the new measures allowing the commercial export and sales of consumer communications devices, software, hardware and services. These efforts will provide exciting new market opportunities for our members …

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World Energy Forum Appoints Shawn Rae as its Global ‘Goodwill Ambassador’

(PRWEB) September 19, 2014 World Energy Forum has appointed speaker, humanitarian, and international recording artist, Shawn Rae as its global Goodwill Ambassador. Mr. Rae’s duties will include helping to promote the mission and vision goals of World Energy Forum, working with sponsors, and expanding partnerships with other energy related entities. A unique and multifaceted personality, …

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Tim Cook Is Giving Apple Employees Thanksgiving Week Off After A Wildly Successful iPhone 6 Launch (AAPL)

It’s been a good past few weeks for Apple. The announcement came in a memo Apple’s CEO sent to all employees. Team, This month has been one for the record books. Just two weeks ago, we launched the biggest advancements in iPhone history with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which our customers absolutely love. …

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