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7 November 2012
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Author: Radar Rio+20

Especialistas da ONU pediram...a Estados e empresas para que tenham mais atenção com o risco de discriminação, vulnerabilidade e marginalização de grupos e comunidades afetadas pelas atividades empresariais em todo o mundo. “Os Estados e as empresas...

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4 October 2012

Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma

Author: Conflict Risk Network

Conflict Risk Network and the 21 undersigned institutional investors, asset owners and asset managers...are pleased to submit to the State Department...comment[s] on the “Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma”...We welcome these...

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12 September 2012
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Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

…[Hace] casi 40 años y en vista de las conductas contrarias a los derechos humanos de muchas empresas transnacionales y de la insuficiencia del marco jurídico nacional…se intentó…[uno] internacional para contenerlas…En el Informe de la Secretaría...

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4 September 2012

[PDF] Kiobel and Corporate Social Responsibility: An Issues Brief

Author: Professor John Ruggie, Harvard Univ., former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

On October 1, 2012, the United States Supreme Court will rehear arguments in a landmark case...Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum...brought by Nigerian plaintiffs against Shell...alleging that the company aided and abetted the Nigerian military...

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1 September 2012

[audio] The UN Guiding Principles

Author: Wilton Park

As a result of work carried out over the past 3 years, the UN Human Rights Council passed the 3 Guiding Principles of protect, respect and remedy. Will this address how business addresses issues of human rights across the world? Richard Burge, Chief...

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14 August 2012
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Author: Paloma Muñoz, América Economía

…[Las] empresas pueden obstaculizar el desarrollo, afianzar la discriminación, degradar los recursos naturales y explotar a los grupos vulnerables…en América Latina, donde el desarrollo económico en muchos países tiene un alto costo humano, con...

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2 August 2012

What Does Corporate Responsibility In Burma Look Like?

Author: Joanne Bauer, CSRwire

What does it mean to invest in Burma so as to be a force for good and not bad?...Aung San Suu Kyi defined bad as fueling corruption and inequality, and good as creating jobs and training workers...[T]he onus is on companies to act responsibly, reduce...

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1 August 2012

Public Release - The Equator Principles (EP III) Draft

Author: Equator Principles

The Equator Principles (EP) Association released the draft of the updated Equator Principles (EP III) on 13 August 2012 for stakeholder consultation and public comment. The consultation period will continue until Friday 12 October 2012. Key themes and...

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1 August 2012

Research workshop on Business and Human Rights - 500 days after Ruggie: Achievements, challenges and opportunities in Business and Human Rights

Author: London School of Economics and Political Science

A student-led research workshop titled “500 days after Ruggie: Achievements, challenges and opportunities in Business and Human Rights” will take place at the London School of Economics and Political Science [LSE] on Friday 23 November 2012...Guest...

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31 July 2012

UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights Workshop [USA]

Author: Imperial Valley News [USA]

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael...Posner hosted representatives of civil society organizations, think tanks, and multilateral and academic institutions for a workshop on the United Nations...Guiding...

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