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15 November 2019

Call for survey input: EU (DG JUST) study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance, deadline 27 November

Author: European Commission, Directorate General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST)

The European Commission – Directorate General for Justice and Consumers – entrusted a research consortium led by EY to carry out a study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance....

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11 November 2019

RAID urges Barrick Gold to resolve past human rights concerns at its newly-acquired Tanzanian mine

Author: RAID

"When Will Bristow Address the Human Rights Issues at Tanzanian Gold Mine?"...

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4 November 2019

Kenya: Tullow Oil's projects allegedly having little impact on oil-rich community; includes company's comments

Author: Leopold Obi, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Tullow accused of doing little for Turkana people"...

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22 October 2019

Fisher Investments loses $3B in institutional assets after CEO makes sexist & derogatory comments at CEO Summit

At the Tiburon CEO Summit in October 2019, Ken Fisher made several sexist and inappropriate remarks. Multiple CEOs later spoke out about his remarks, breaking the Summit's privacy policies that have allowed for CEOs to have candid and honest...

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21 October 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends content moderation policies while criticizing TikTok's censorship

Author: Business Insider

“Mark Zuckerberg just slammed China for allegedly censoring Hong Kong protest videos on TikTok: 'Is that the internet we want?'”, 18 October 2019...

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16 October 2019

USA: Amazon CEO announces support for facial recognition regulation while own product faces privacy & discrimination-related concerns

Amazon's CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos, has expressed support for some regulation of facial recognition technologies and shared that Amazon's public policy is working on crafting facial recognition regulation. ...

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2 October 2019

African Development Bank to stop funding coal projects and support countries transition to renewable energy

Author: African Development Bank

"No room for coal in Africa’s renewable future: Akinwumi Adesina"...

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20 September 2019

Australia: Qantas & Virgin chief executives reject Govt's call for companies to resist campaigning on social issues

Author: Paul Karp, The Guardian

"Qantas and Virgin bosses reject Morrison government calls to be silent on social issues", 18 September 2019...

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22 August 2019

Kenya: KenGen sets up grievance handling unit to address project conflicts

Author: Kevin Rotich, Business Daily (Kenya)

"KenGen sets up unit to handle project conflicts"...

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20 August 2019

Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders

On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...

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