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16 October 2017

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...

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16 October 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...

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16 October 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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16 October 2017

EU: Roadmap of 10 areas for action to ensure private sector contributes to UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

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16 October 2017

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...

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16 October 2017

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”...

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16 October 2017

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"...

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15 October 2017
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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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13 October 2017

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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11 October 2017

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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