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19 November 2014

Frontline discussion with Christine Bader & Arvind Ganesan on the obligations and costs of doing business in a global context

Author: Sarah Childress and Lu Olkowski, Frontline

'Podcast: what's the moral cost of doing business today?', 19 Nov 2014:...In recent years, we’ve seen a great shift in the business world towards corporate social responsibility. But what does that really mean?...How responsible should companies be...

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3 September 2014
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Author: Elise Esteban, Jeune Afrique

"Gabon : l'or noir enfin à bonne école", 1 septembre 2014 ...

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1 April 2014

China Protests Seen Halting Sinopec Chemicals Plant

Author: Benjamin Haas, Bloomberg

Construction of a paraxylene, or PX, plant in Maoming city will not go ahead if a majority of residents oppose it, the official Xinhua News Agency reported…citing a city official…More than 1,000 residents protested…in opposition to the plant being...

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1 April 2014

China: Govt. may halt Sinopec's plan to build chemical plant in Maoming after protests over health concerns

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22 November 2013

Qingdao oil pipeline blast kills 22 [China]

Author: Zhu Ningzhu, Xinhua (China)

At least 22 people were killed after a leaking pipeline caught fire and exploded…in…Qingdao…local authorities said…The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. in Huangdao District when workers were repairing the petroleum pipeline, which began leaking oil...

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1 November 2013

[PDF] Briefing note - Africa Oil Week 2013: Oil & gas industry must improve its respect for human rights

Author: Aliou Diouf, Joseph Kibugu, Nokukhanya Mncwabe, Julia Mello Neiva, Gregory Regaignon - Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The oil & gas industry has a vital role to play in Africa’s development. But too often exploration and extraction are linked to human rights abuses against local residents, oil & gas revenues prop up repressive governments, and the promise of...

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21 October 2013

Brazil: Protestors contest Brazil’s privatisation of the Libra oil field; police responds with violence

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21 October 2013
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Author: Folha de São Paulo Online

O leilão do pré-sal foi vencido por um superconsórcio liderado por Petrobras (10%, mais os 30% obrigatórios), Shell (20%), Total (20%) e as chinesas CNPC e CNOOC (10% cada)...Em contraponto à tranquilidade e à rapidez do leilão, do lado de fora do...

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25 September 2013
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Author: Fanny Rey, Jeune Afrique

...il s'agit désormais, via la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises...de donner un cadre aux diverses actions citoyennes de la firme, que ce soit en matière de droits de l'homme, de lutte contre la corruption, de conditions de travail ou de...

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24 July 2013

Sinopec Sued by Hong Kong Businessman for Imprisonment

Author: Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. was sued for $5.17 billion by a Hong Kong businessman…Tiangang Sun, the former chairman of GeoMaxima Energy Holdings Ltd., accused Sinopec, as China Petroleum is more commonly known, of violations of the Alien Tort...

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