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Hong Kong: Oxfam benchmark shows locally listed food companies weak on social & environmental disclosure
Author: Oxfam Hong Kong
"An assessment of the environmental and social transparency of food companies currently listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange", Oct 2017...
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre delivers keynote at launch of Univ. of New South Wales Law Journal issue on “Business and Human Rights: The Limits of the Law”
Author: Amy Sinclair, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
"Ms Amy Sinclair - Keynote - UNSW Law Journal Launch of Issue 40(3)", 26 Sep 2017...
Commentary: How investment treaty reform could promote more responsible investment & advance sustainable development
Author: Lorenzo Cotula, International Institute for Environment and Development
"Responsible investment provisions in international investment treaties: where next?", 16 Oct 2017...
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EU: Roadmap of 10 areas for action to ensure private sector contributes to UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
German Govt. & KfW launch initiative offering insurance against climate-related risks in developing countries
Author: KfW, Tagesspiegel
"Hurricanes, flooding and droughts: KfW promotes the development of climate risk insurance", 12 October 2017...
- Related companies: KfW
Uganda: How a local advocacy group is organising against forced evictions & land grabbing, including by corporations
Author: Phil Wilmot (Solidarity Uganda), in Black Star News(USA)
“Ugandans Resist Land Grabbing and US-backed Dictatorship, an Interview with Phil Wilmot”...
Uganda: Locals seek compensation for damage to property, including houses & crops, during road construction to support oil-related operations
Author: The Observer (Uganda)
"Residents demand Shs 2bn compensation over Kaiso-Tonya rd"...
Author: Nelton Rivera y Jerson Morales, Prensa Comunitaria (Guatemala)
“Juan Caal Suram pescador artesanal, detenido por proteger el Lago de Izabal”, 11 de Octubre de 2017...
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- Related companies: Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN) (part of Solway Group)
Tax reform & fight against corporate tax avoidance should take place at the UN to include all countries, say experts
Author: José Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University & Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, former UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, on Guardian (UK)
"Tax avoidance by corporations is out of control. The United Nations must step in", 30 Sep 2017...
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Uruguay: Trade union leaders ask the Govt. to stop privatisation of power services and consider them as a “human right and a public good”
Author: Upside-down World
“Clean Energy, at What Cost? Uruguay’s Renewables Bid Deepens Electricity Inequality” – October 5, 2017...
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