Pandemic profits soar by billions as poorest pay price – Oxfam

Thirty-two of the world’s largest companies stand to see their profits jump by $109 billion more in 2020, according to a new Oxfam report which highlights that Covid-19 has exacerbated existing inequality with the most vulnerable losing out. Power, Profits and the Pandemic outlines how many corporations around the globe – including those bailed out by governments – have put profits and pay outs to shareholders before jobs and workers’ safety and have pushed costs and risks associated with Covid-19 down their supply chains. The pandemic was declared almost six…

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Michaela Coel launches Oxfam’s #SecondHandSeptember to fight throwaway fashion

In this year’s campaign, Coel showcases Oxfam clothing which will be sold in a pioneering Selfridges pop-up shop as part of a month-long campaign celebrating second hand The BAFTA award-winning actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright and poet Michaela Coel is the new face of Oxfam’s #SecondHandSeptember campaign, which is designed to raise awareness about the impact of fast fashion on the planet and garment workers. Coel will feature in the windows of more than 500 Oxfam shops nationwide, showcasing clothing from the Oxfam Online Shop, and the clothes that she…

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Celebrities raise more than £7000 for Oxfam’s coronavirus appeal after donating some of their favourite possessions to auction on eBay UK

More than £7000 was raised for Oxfam’s coronavirus response after donations from celebrities and artists Arizona Muse, Basement Jaxx, Deborah Meaden, Michael and Emily Eavis, Fatboy Slim, Dame Helen Mirren, Katya Jones, Liam Gallagher, Paloma Faith, Rankin and Simon Pegg were auctioned on eBay. Liam Gallagher’s tambourine went under the hammer for £2,650, Simon Pegg’s Star Wars cufflinks, which he wore to the UK premiere of The Force Awakens, sold for £620, Basement Jaxx’s signed artwork went for £822 and Fatboy Slim’s amplifier netted £770. The total amount for all…

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Oxfam launches a home and gift rainbow range to send a message of hope as the world battles Covid-19

Oxfam has launched a new home and gift rainbow range to raise funds for its coronavirus emergency appeal and give hope to people fighting Covid-19. The limited edition Sourced By Oxfam collection, which is available to buy online, includes reusable lunchboxes and coffee cups, made from bamboo, featuring rainbow artwork. The items are ethically and sustainably sourced from craftspeople around the world, who are paid a fair wage for their work. The Glastonbury Festival website is also selling some of the rainbow range, helping to spread the message of hope.…

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Shell makes major step toward tax transparency, combating oil sector secrecy says Oxfam

Oxfam welcomes new disclosures from Royal Dutch Shell Plc (“Shell”), the British-Dutch oil and gas company, that are part of a broader move toward corporate tax transparency. Global tax dodging by multinational corporations fuels economic inequality and undermines investments in poverty-reducing social services. Tax transparency can help shine a light on whether companies are paying what they should. Oxfam encourages governments to require publication of companies’ country-by-country tax reports and for companies to disclose their profit and tax payments. In a new report recently released, Shell went beyond its legal…

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