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Corporate tree-planting drive in Scotland ‘risks widening rural inequality’

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A drive by wealthy companies to plant forests in the Scottish Highlands to offset their carbon emissions risks creating even greater inequalities in rural areas, a major report has warned. The analysis says a surge of...

‘Corporate colonization’: small producers boycott UN food summit

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Hundreds of civil society groups, academics and social movements are boycotting the first UN global food summit amid growing anger that the agenda has been hijacked by an opaque web of corporate interests. Called the ...

Divestment or engagement: can responsible investing change corporate behaviour?

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It has become a key debate for responsible investors. Should shareholders sell their stake in companies that fall short on ethical or environmental issues, or should they instead retain their holding and use their pos...

Bonus reforms ‘biggest shake-up of UK corporate governance in years’

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The government plans to make it easier to clawback bonuses paid to executives of failed companies in what is being billed as the biggest shake-up of Britain’s corporate governance rules in decades, with ministers vowi...

Microsoft urged to keep corporate travel to 2020 levels for good

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Microsoft is being urged to limit its corporate travel to 2020 levels for good, to set an example that others can follow by using its videoconferencing tools to limit its impact on the environment. The Just Use Teams ...

Sunak urged to back corporate tax plan ‘worth £13.5bn a year’

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Rishi Sunak has been urged to throw his full weight behind US proposals for a global minimum corporate tax rate after analysis showed it would bring in an extra £13.5bn a year for the public purse. The campaign group ...

G20 takes step towards global minimum corporate tax rate

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Meetings of finance ministers follow change in US stance, with consensus growing on tackling tax avoidanceG20 finance ministers are exploring a global minimum tax on corporate profits, amid growing international conse...

Corporate America buckles down for culture war on Roe v Wade

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After a supreme court decision that overturns Roe v Wade was leaked and signaled the impending end of federal constitutional protection for abortions, a trickle of companies have slowly started to announce policies th...

Cummings’ care homes claims could lead to corporate manslaughter charges

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Criminal lawyers watched Dominic Cummings’ electric testimony at the health and science select committees last week with considerable interest. Not just because every select committee cries out for forensic cross-exam...

Corporate studies asserting herbicide safety show many flaws, new analysis finds

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A new analysis of more than 50 previously secret, corporate-backed scientific studies is raising troubling questions about a history of regulatory reliance on such research in assessing the safety of the widely used w...

Bob Marley One Love Experience review – corporate exhibition can’t satisfy the soul

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A frayed sheet of A4 paper bearing the lyrics to Turn Your Lights Down Low, with scribbled corrections; a pair of old football boots still with mud in the cleats; the surface of a battered acoustic guitar, deteriorate...

Corporate activism is too often cynical. In Ben & Jerry’s case, it offers hope

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There is possibly only one thing worse for social justice movements than getting no recognition, and that is getting too much. Over the past few years, the subversive energy of popular movements for equality, whether ...

Global tax reform: 130 countries commit to minimum corporate rate

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Efforts to force multinational companies to pay a fairer share of tax have taken a decisive step forward after 130 countries and jurisdictions agreed to plans for a global minimum corporate tax rate. In a landmark mom...

Divestment or engagement: how can responsible investors change corporate behaviour?

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It has become a key debate for responsible investors. Should shareholders sell their stake in companies that fall short on ethical or environmental issues, or should they instead retain their holding and use their pos...

RFU’s corporate Jenga-speak leaves room for manoeuvre on Jones’s future

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So Eddie Jones is still the right man to steer England forward. Or is he? The further down the carefully constructed tower of corporate Jenga-speak you descend, the less glowing the Rugby Football Union’s vote of conf...

Biden’s plans for a global corporate tax rate could make the world a fairer place

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More than a decade has passed without any progress in bringing the global tax system into the modern age. But less than three months after taking office, President Joe Biden has raised hopes of a breakthrough, with pr...

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