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Author: Michael Smith & Andrew Willi, Bloomberg
The Colombian government says it will seize and close a mine run by FARC guerrillas that has supplied tungsten to some of world’s leading multinational companies. Colombian security forces are...preparing an assault on Tiger Hill, the mine in a remote...
Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit
Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...
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Only legislation will stop minerals being traded at the expense of human rights - Conflict minerals found in cars, electronics and other products will only be eradicated with new laws and business buy-in
Author: Zobel Behalal, peace and conflict advocacy officer at CCFD-Terre Solidaire, in Guardian (UK)
One of the key drivers underpinning some of the world's worst ongoing violent conflicts over the past few years is the extraction and trade of natural resources...The trade of natural resources continues at the expense of violence and human rights...
Author: Human Rights Campaign
This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...
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Author: Nicolas Bérubé & Marc Thibodeau, La Presse (Canada)
Donner un concert ou un spectacle dans un pays peu respectueux des droits de l'homme est-il une façon de promouvoir l'art et la liberté…Des experts se prononcent sur un difficile dilemme qui rappelle celui rencontré par nombre d'entreprises dans leur...
Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times
United Automobile Workers...has never tried a unionization drive quite like the one at the Nissan plant...[A] delegation of U.A.W. leaders and supporters will travel to Tokyo, and to Paris...to publicize a report by a Cornell University professor that...
Author: Financial Times
BMW and four other large auto companies have been named climate change champions in one of the most closely watched rankings of how businesses are tackling their greenhouse gas emissions...[E]ven though more large businesses are disclosing their...
Author: Tom Mitchell & Henry Foy, Financial Times
China’s environment ministry has criticised an application by BMW to double capacity at a joint venture factory in the country, citing insufficient investment in environmental protection measures at the facility...“Drinking polluted water while...
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against 20 banks and corporations regarding reparations for alleged complicity of the defendants in abuses committed by the South African Apartheid regime.]
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Author: Susanna Kim, ABC News [USA]
A New York City man claims he was abruptly fired from his finance job at a car dealership after his employer learned he is HIV-positive. Jeffrey Villacampa…filed a lawsuit…against Bayside Volkswagen…with the Supreme Court of the State of New York...