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10 August 2011

Big victories for indigenous peoples and transparency advocates

Author: Emily Greenspan, extractive industries policy and advocacy advisor, Oxfam America

This week the International Finance Corporation (IFC)–the private sector lending arm of the World Bank Group–released its new and, in some ways, improved policies designed to protect the environment and communities. The IFC has been criticized for...

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1 August 2011

UK banks accused of investing in companies manufacturing cluster bombs & other weapons, includes comments from banks

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1 August 2011

[video] Episode 3

Author: Chris Atkins, Amnesty International

In this special episode of Amnesty TV, film maker Chris Atkins blows the lid on UK Banks’ investment in cluster bombs...Despite the UK being signed up to an international treaty banning cluster bombs, last year alone the Royal Bank of Scotland...

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20 July 2011

Response by Credit Suisse: Berne Declaration report alleges that Credit Suisse fails to fulfil corporate responsibility to respect human rights.

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19 July 2011

[PDF] Credit Suisse comment on recent report by Berne Declaration

Author: Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse respectfully disagrees with the criticism leveled against us recently by the Swiss NGO Berne Declaration on the subject of human rights. Credit Suisse is committed to respecting human rights and strives for transparency about its strict...

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1 July 2011

Tax avoidance "as big an issue as sweatshops" says ActionAid at launch of report on how companies can commit to "Tax Responsibility"

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1 July 2011

[PDF] One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Credit Suisse, UBS and Human Rights

Author: Andreas Missbach, Fabian Jucker, Berne Declaration

Based on the work of John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, and an analysis of financing in high-risk areas, we examined the dealings of both major Swiss banks regarding this important subject. We came to the...

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1 July 2011

[PDF] Tax responsibility: The business case for making tax a corporate responsibility issue

Author: ActionAid, FairFood, FairPensions

[A] growing number of businesses and investors are concluding that there is a business case for viewing tax planning through a CR lens. Drivers include the increase in public scrutiny of corporate tax avoidance, and a renewed effort to tackle tax...

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14 March 2011

Japan earthquake & tsunami - company contributions to humanitarian aid

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions through 16 Mar; not a comprehensive list. [refers to: Abbot, Abbott and Abbott, Aflac, American Airlines, American Eagle, American Express, Amgen, AMR, Amway, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America,...

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1 February 2011

Better Safe than Sorry

Author: Susan Aaronson, Professor & Ian Higham, Research Assistant - Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ in Policy Innovations

...Building on years of research and multi-stakeholder dialogue, [UN Special Representative on business & human rights John] Ruggie outlined a framework and Guiding Principles to help firms “operationalize” their human rights responsibilities.....

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