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13 July 2017

"Defenders of the Earth: Global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016"

Author: Global Witness (United Kingdom)

In 2016, at least 200 land and environmental  defenders were murdered – the deadliest year on record. Not only is this trend growing, it’s spreading – killings were dispersed across 24 countries, compared  to 16 in 2015. With many killings unreported,...

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13 July 2017

OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct highlights trend towards firmer regulations for businesses on human rights

Author: OECD

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10 July 2017

New report examines restrictions placed on civil society in the context of natural resource exploitation; analyses role of business

Author: Dr Carolijn Terwindt and Christian Schliemann, Heinrich Böll Stiftung

"Supporting civil society under pressure – lessons from natural resource exploitation", June 2017...

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7 July 2017

UN Human Rights Council renews mandate of Working Group on business & human rights

Author: UN Human Rights Council

"Business and human rights: Mandate of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 19 June 2017...

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5 July 2017

EU needs to enforce common health & environmental standards to support food industry in developing a sustainable food system, says scholar

Author: Aleksandra Eriksson, EU Observer

"Cheap meat is bigger problem for climate and health", 26 June 2017...

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5 July 2017

Video: Unilever's CEO on how to align companies with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Ping Manongdo, Eco-Business

"The value of SDG-focused business models", 4 Jul 2017...

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3 July 2017

Multinationals lobby UN to not list tax avoidance as target in Sustainable Development Goals, say advocates of global tax reform

Author: Tom Murphy, Humanosphere (USA)

"Corporations secretly lobbying UN to allow tax avoidance in its anti-poverty agenda", 23 Jun 2017...

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30 June 2017

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights releases statement on Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights released a statement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, highlighting the role of business in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Working Group emphasized the UN Guiding...

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30 June 2017

UNCTAD & African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States release Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking; highlight role of investment in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

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26 June 2017

Commentary: Civil society is increasingly using strategic litigation to address corporate human rights abuses

Author: Dr Carolijn Terwindt & Christian Schliemann, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, in Civicus State of Civil Society Report 2017

"Transnational strategic litigation: an emerging part of civil society’s repertoire for corporate accountability", Jun 2017...

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