Category - business

  • 1 Apr 2015

    For the past five years, the UK business sector and the Department for Work and Pensions have behaved like a sort of tag team, working in concert to erode the pay and conditions of workers.

  • 11 Dec 2013

    Human rights defenders from Colombia and Guatemala have exposed degrading environmental, ecological, economic and social impacts on indigenous communities.

  • 4 Dec 2013

    Activists from indigenous communities in Guatemala and Colombia have been presenting cases to a UN business and human rights forum.

  • 5 Sep 2013

    A coalition of human rights and aid NGOs and unions has given a cautious welcome to a UK government Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.

  • 21 Aug 2013

    It was the Occupy movement world wide that first coined the phrase "the one per cent" to denote the very small number of exceptionally powerful people who make far too many of the decisions about how our world runs.

  • 29 Jul 2013

    As the debate continues about about whether and how credit unions and other community-based financial bodies can challenge big banking and immoral, high-interest charging pay-day lenders, the Just Festival in Edinburgh will be looking at moral and sustainable commerce.

  • 1 Feb 2013

    A US Methodist institution, Iliff School of Theology, has pioneered a new programme aimed at strengthening participation in the world of work.

  • 10 Dec 2012

    It is not just governments and political opposition movements who are accused of violating human rights, and who need to be pressed to uphold them. The corporate world, which is increasingly dominant in a globalised society, faces major issues in this area.

  • 31 Oct 2012

    The Scottish Government's plans to reduce the discount on business rates for owners of empty properties have been backed by Scottish Greens.

  • 12 Dec 2011

    When Vince Cable recently called for workers to be given a seat on company boards, and a say on what their bosses are paid, the business community was predictably dismissive.