Campaign round-up (Issue 92)

March 28, 2007

Campaign round-up (Issue 92)

March 28 2007

by Briefing staff

Save Our Selves launches, London businesses work together and banks challenged on investments in companies carrying out human rights violations.

Live Earth climate change campaign is launched

Save Our Selves (SOS) – The Campaign for a Climate in Crisis has been launched by Microsoft’s MSN Network, in partnership with Kevin Wall, executive producer for Live 8 and CEO of the Control Room. The campaign will use platforms including television, radio and the internet, with a special focus on Live Earth, a 24 hour concert on 7/7/07 across seven continents. The promoters hope that Live Earth will attract two billion people through concert attendance and broadcasts with proceeds from the event going to The Alliance for Climate Protection, chaired by Al Gore.

London businesses working together

The London Better Together campaign aims to help businesses make London a better place in which to do business. Sponsored by Centrica-owned British Gas and supported by the London Development Agency, business organisations and the voluntary sector in London, the campaign invites every business, however small, to take action in four areas; environment, workplace, community and marketplace.

BankTrack campaigns for human rights

BankTrack is campaigning against banks, which ignore human rights violations. The organisation believes that banks should develop more robust human rights policies, in the same way that the Equator Principles are dealing with environmental and social risks.