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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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27 May 2020

So. Africa: Report finds some public finance institutions failed to publicly account for their response to climate crisis, whilst banks slowly begin to respond

Investment policies of South African development finance institutions the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) not only fall short of international social, environmental and governance standards,...

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22 April 2020

So. Africa: Major bank commits to continue funding coal mines under ‘strict guidelines’

Author: Emma Rumney, Money Web (South Africa)

‘Absa to finance new coal projects under ‘extenuating’ circumstances’ 16 April 2020...

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15 April 2020

So. Africa: Some big business commit to pay cuts for executives in efforts to help fight Covid-19

Author: Tracey Davies, Ground Up (South Africa)

‘Covid-19 shows us that executive pay cuts are possible’ 16 April 2020...

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7 January 2019
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Author: El Editor Platense

"El servicio de Absa es un desastre pero la empresa desestimó un reclamo de la Defensora Ciudadana local"- 06 de enero de 2019...

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Survey non-response
4 October 2018

ABSA did not respond to survey on financing mining projects in southern Africa

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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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26 October 2012

Female CEOs Dwindle to Two in FTSE 100 as Carroll Departs Anglo [UK]

Author: Corinne Gretler & Simon Clark, Bloomberg

The FTSE 100 Index’s most exclusive club just got smaller. The departures of Anglo American...Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Carroll and Pearson...CEO Marjorie Scardino leave Burberry Group...’s Angela Ahrendts and Alison Cooper of Imperial Tobacco...

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5 May 2012

Governments Can’t Do It Alone [Africa]

Author: Kristin Palitza, Inter Press Service (IPS)

African countries need more support from the private sector in order to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by 2015, which include important development targets like poverty reduction, and improved health and education. Governments...

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18 November 2009

[PDF]The Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change

Author: Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership

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1 November 2009

"Copenhagen Communiqué": Statement on climate change signed by over 700 companies

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