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The Business Ethics Network trains and empowers activists and community leaders to hold companies responsible for their behavior on social justice and environmental protection. ForestEthics is a leading campaign organization challenging and engaging corporations to protect communities, endangered forests, and wildlife. Now, in a move that will dramatically expand the capacity of the corporate responsibility movement, we’re excited to announce that ForestEthics has become the new home of the Business Ethics Network (BEN). [more information on our new partnership]

The Fairness Gap: Farmer Incomes & Solutions to Child Labor in Cocoa [12.20.14]
Publication Date: December 17, 2014
Source: International Labor Rights Forum
Author: Adeline Lambert
When reports began to emerge in the mid-1990s about poor labor conditions in the cocoa industry, including labor trafficking and ... [Read More]
Kilmer Introduces Bill to Reverse Expansion of Campaign Finance Limits Included in Spending Bill [12.20.14]
WASHINGTON, DC ? Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) introduced a bill to reverse the tenfold increase in the amount of money donors can contribute to political parties that was included in the must-pass, end of year spending bill expected to ... [Read More]
More Cash in More Party Pots? Senate Language Could Help Parties — and the Very Rich [12.11.14]
Yes, the 2002 McCain-Feingold law took away their unlimited soft money donations. And true, Citizens United and other court decisions left them feeling like 98-pound-weaklings as mighty super PACs and other outside groups sprung up around them and ... [Read More]
International Tribunal Demands GM Maize Ban in Mexico [12.11.14]
DEC 11, 2014, MEXICO CITY?The Mexican Chapter of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal has called on the Mexican government to ban the planting of genetically modified (GM) maize in the country. The decision cited the importance of maize as one of three ... [Read More]
United Victims of Benetton: Clean Clothes Campaign [12.11.14]
The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh is the worst ever industrial accident to hit the garment industry. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building came crashing down, killing 1,138 people and leaving thousands more injured. [Read More]
Ecuador indigenous leader found dead days before planned Lima protest [12.07.14]
The body of an indigenous leader who was opposed to a major mining project in Ecuador has been found bound and buried, days before he planned to take his campaign to climate talks in Lima. The killing highlights the violence and harassment facing ... [Read More]
ALEC Fumes: Transparency Threatens Corporate Free Speech! [12.07.14]
After spending hundreds of millions of undisclosed funds on state and federal elections, the corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council are demanding that state legislators preserve their "right" to anonymously spend money on ... [Read More]

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