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23 November 2017

London Metal Exchange investigates possible use of child labour in cobalt mining

Author: Financial Times

[The London Metal Exchange] has launched an investigation into whether cobalt mined by child labour is trading on its exchange, following complaints it is allowing a Chinese company to sell untraceable supplies of the metal widely used in mobile...

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21 November 2017

ILO notes: Asia garment worker wages remain low despite rises

"Asia garment worker wages remain low despite rises". 21 Nov 2017...

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16 November 2017

Twenty countries join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

Author: Nina Chestney & Stine Jacobsen, Reuters (UK)

Since signing the Paris Agreement in 2015 [...] several countries have made national plans to phase out coal... The Powering Past Coal alliance brings together many of these countries and others that will commit to phasing out coal [and] sharing...

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31 October 2017

Chinese industry group launches guidelines for sustainable rubber - includes sections on land, labour & indigenous peoples rights

Author: Global Witness

"Chinese industry takes bold step to tackle land grabs with launch of new rubber guidelines", 23 Oct 2017...

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27 October 2017
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Author: Dr. Gerrit Hansen, Germanwatch

Im Jahr 2017 hat eine noch nie da gewesene Koalition aus NGOs, Gewerkschaften, Unternehmen, Think Tanks und Stiftungen unermüdlich für eine ambitionierte Implementierung des Paris Abkommens durch die G20 plädiert. Investorengruppen sprachen sich für...

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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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10 October 2017

"Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders"

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders

The work of human rights defenders in the field of business and human rights is crucial to protecting the land and the environment, securing just and safe conditions of work, combating corruption, respecting indigenous...rights and achieving...

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9 October 2017

China: New SACOM report alleges student labour exploitation in supply chains of top laptop brands

Author: Kate Hodal and Peter Bengtsen, The Guardian (UK)

“Chinese factory supplying major laptop brands accused of student labour abuses” 6 October 2017...

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3 October 2017

Abuses in leather industry prompt investors’ call to add labour compliance to industry audits

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

In a letter to the Leather Working Group, 62 institutional investors cite pervasive labor violations in a call for broadening scope to include labor as well as environmental due diligence at tanneries......

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