Canada and the European Union are the latest to join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Both global economies proposed legislation that closely resemble Dodd Frank Section 1502 = evidence that conflict minerals is a growing GLOBAL concern.
The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law.
World’s Premiere Conference on Business and Health Galvanizes Business to Commit to a Healthier World
May 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - On May 15-17 the GBCHealth Annual Conference mobilized companies to accelerate efforts to save the lives of 4.4 million children and 200,000 mothers around the world by December 31, 2015, the expiration date of the Millennium Development Goals. The GBCHealth Conference is the only global health event focused solely on the role of business in improving health.
Last week, theGBCHealth Annual Conferencebrought together global leaders from the private and public sectors to strengthen business engagement on the world’s pressing health challenges. This year’s conference in New York focused on how business can better align its efforts with the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to drive action and results.
There has been a lot of news lately about the negative health effects of how watching too much television or playing too many video games can affect children's mental and physical health. Excessive exposure to television is seen as a risk factor for overweight preschool-aged children, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. The association between total television exposure and the risk of overweight was examined in 1,016 children, selected randomly from ten centres in America.
After the United States published Dodd Frank Section 1502 on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence, Canada and the European Union were quick to follow. The United States Conflict Minerals law impacts publicly traded companies, while the Canadian Bill impacts both public and private companies.