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7 September 2011

Glencore reveals record of fatalities and environmental fines

Author: Leo Hickman, Fiona Harvey, Guardian [UK]

Mining and commodities giant Glencore has suffered dozens of fatalities and been subject to six-figure fines for environmental breaches, the company revealed...Glencore and its majority-owned operations suffered 56 fatalities in the 2008-10 period...

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15 July 2011

Aviva to withhold support at miner Vedanta's AGM

Author: Clara Ferreira-Marques, Bloomberg

Aviva, small but vocal shareholder in Vedanta, said...it would again withhold support for three key resolutions at Vedanta's annual general meeting...A storm last year centring on Vedanta's planned mine in India's eastern Orissa state forced the...

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24 February 2011

Fifth of FTSE 100 firms have no women on board

Author: Simon Goodley, Guardian (UK)

A government inquiry headed by former trade minister Lord Davies is calling on the country's 350 largest public companies to ensure that 25% of their directors are female by 2015. However, the latest figures show that 18 FTSE 100 firms have no women...

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18 February 2011

UK: Govt. committee recommends headhunters adopt code of conduct to raise number of women on boards, ask chairmen not to use agencies who do not publish figures on gender distribution

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26 October 2010
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Author: Radio Universidad de Chile

Una caravana de 300 personas llegó ayer al mediodía hasta Illapel para unirse a la marcha que se realizó en esta ciudad. Desde el 27 de septiembre pasado, 3 mujeres y 8 hombres...han tomado la decisión extrema de realizar una huelga de hambre...Ellos,...

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1 September 2010

Mine the Gap: Connecting Water Risks and Disclosure in the Mining Sector [PDF]

Author: Marta Miranda and Amanda Sauer, World Resource Institute [USA]

Water issues are becoming a considerable factor affecting growth and profitability of companies in many regions of the world. This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related...

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16 November 2008

Industry with image problems is now beginning to clean up its act

Author: Tim Webb, Observer [UK]

Until recently, the vast majority of ethical investors have shunned mining companies because of the damaging environmental, social and health and safety impact they have inflicted...Miners operating in developing countries in particular can come under...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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1 August 2007

UNCTAD 2007 World Investment Report focuses on extractive firms' impacts on development

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1 August 2007

[PDF] full report: "World Investment Report - Transnational Corporations, Extractive Industries and Development"

Author: UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD)

The World Investment Report 2007 focuses on the role of transnational corporations in extractive industries... Transnational corporations can bring in the finance and management skills [poor] economies need... But as we know, the extraction of natural...

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