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20 February 2017

Major agricultural lenders adopt social & environmental safeguards

Members of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) announced at their regional meeting that they have formally adopted a set of jointly developed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. Under the principles, the members...

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17 February 2017

UK: Govt. identifies & fines nearly 700 companies for failing to pay minimum or living wage

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16 February 2017

European Parliament approves controversial free trade agreement between the EU & Canada - CETA

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15 February 2017

Weekly Update - 15 February: Garment industry initiatives have not delivered positive impact on labour in Myanmar

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13 February 2017

India: 2017 Responsible Business Index ranks top 100 listed companies

In an attempt to gauge how Indian firms are coping with the interests of various stakeholders, a collaborative effort of non-profits—Oxfam India, Corporate Responsibility Watch, Praxis and Partners in Change—has put together the second edition of...

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13 February 2017

Kenya: Court allows former Safaricom employee to file suit for alleged work-related hearing loss

The High Court of Kenya has allowed a former customer care representative at Safaricom to sue the firm for a permanent hearing disability allegedly arising out of the nature of his work. The employee claims Safaricom ignored pleas to assign him other...

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10 February 2017

China: Farmer wins 1st hearing in lawsuit against Qihua group over chemical waste disposal

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8 February 2017

Kuwait: News coverage of workers protesting unpaid wages prompts resolution

300 Bangladeshi workers staged a peaceful sit-in to protest unpaid wages and extortion in exchange for residency visas. The workers returned to work following a visit from Embassy staff and indications that "their demands were considered".  ...

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8 February 2017

Weekly Update - 8 February: Global Witness exposes killings & attacks against defenders in Honduras

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6 February 2017

Peru: Indigenous community blocks expansion of United Cacao’s palm oil plantation after reported land devastation

Following complaints before the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil over alleged negative impacts by Plantaciones de Pucallpa (part of United Cacao Limited, a company owned by Dennis Melka), a palm oil plantation expansion has been blocked. The Shipibo...

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