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Social Responsibility

The Future of Labour Is Not Pre-Determined

Interview with Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the situation of labour rights worldwide.

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Europe’s Working Poor

In some parts of Europe, garment workers earn less than their Asian counterparts – even if they work for big brands

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“Carbón en el Agua!”

In his documentary “La Buena Vida”, Jens Schanze depicts the Colombian Wayúus’ fight for their land against supranational energy corporations. A review.

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“A Historic Shift in Conversation”

Transition Network aims at the mind sets of developed countries - seeking to transform the affluent Western way of life.

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Food Injustice on Our Plates

Two root causes of the global food crisis are the corporate domination of the food supply and the systemic destruction of local food systems. We need a fundamental change.

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Smallholder Farming Under Threat?

How do smallholder farmers view current food and farming trends? Three points of view from Ghana, Malawi and South Africa.

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The Limits of Corporate Responsibility

Considering normative expectations and the economic rationale, should corporations enter the political arena?

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Better Brands, Better Production?

Ever since the tragedy of Rana Plaza, poor working conditions have increased in visibility. But do the huge labels really keep their fair production promises?

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Leaving the Niche

VAUDE is increasingly known for its sustainable production. They started in a niche but might be the trendsetters. An interview with CEO, Antje von Dewitz.

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A Call for Guidelines

While in the past most companies were lobbying against any state regulations, the mind-set has changed. CSR departments demand for stronger policies.

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Editorial

What do you take responsibility for? DDD issue #15 will show you a variety of approaches to the topic of “responsibility”.

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Message from Minister Müller

Opening remarks by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller.

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