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1 October 2008

[PDF] Mining Ombudsman case report: Rapu Rapu polymetallic mine

Author: Oxfam Australia

This case report outlines the social and environmental impacts caused by the operations of the Australian-owned Rapu Rapu polymetallic mine on Rapu Rapu island, the Philippines. It details the failure of two Australian companies — Lafayette Mining...

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1 July 2008

[PDF] Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor

Author: United Nations Development Programme

This report shows how entrepreneurs can serve the poor as clients and customers and can also include the poor as producers, employees and business owners. It gives many examples of firms that—by doing business with the poor—are generating profits,...

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1 July 2008
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Author: Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement

Ce rapport montre comment les entrepreneurs peuvent servir les populations pauvres en tant que clientes, mais aussi les intégrer en tant que producteurs, employés et chefs d’entreprise. Il donne des exemples de sociétés qui, en faisant affaire avec les...

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1 July 2008
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21 October 2007

Environmental, human rights recognition can improve investments

Author: Peter Hannam, The Age [Australia]

Calibrating investment decisions to take into account environmental and social concerns may actually deliver above-average returns, according to a year-long review of academic studies led by HSBC, Europe's biggest bank. The release of the HSBC study...

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23 April 2007

Business to the Rescue [Papua New Guinea]

Author: The National [Papua New Guinea]

…Eleven years after the medical miracle…[of] the…“cocktail” of [HIV/AIDS] medications, very few of our people have been able to access the drugs...Some individual business[es]…were quick to get involved in...The ANZ Bank was prominent, as was timber...

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1 November 2006

Financial sector responsibility - The State of the Art

Author: Andrew Newton, Ethical Corporation

Report chapters include: "Reputations at risk"; "Ethical finance"; "Interview: Henry Paulson - On taking Goldman Sachs green"; "Equator Principles"; "Islamic finance"; "From prohibitions to public interest"; "Foreign banks in China"; "Consumer credit...

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23 August 2006

ANZ attacked over PNG [Papua New Guinea] logging 'links' [Australia]

Author: AAP

Human rights and green groups have filed a complaint against the ANZ Bank for dealing with logging companies accused of rights abuses and environmental destruction in Papua New Guinea. The five groups, including the Human Rights Council of Australia...

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23 August 2006

Australia: OECD Guidelines complaint lodged against ANZ bank for financing Papua New Guinea operations of Rimbunan Hijau (accused of rights & environmental abuses)

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23 August 2006

[PDF] Submission of specific instance under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to the Australian National Contact Point - Concerning Facilitation by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited of illegal and environmentally and...

Author: Australian Conservation Foundation, Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights, Environmental Law Centre (Papua New Guinea), Human Rights Council of Australia, PNG EcoForestry

This specific instance concerns ANZ’s support, through financing and provision of other financial services, of forestry businesses in Papua New Guinea that entail systematic serious human rights abuses, environmentally devastating logging practices...

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