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22 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 and...

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11 May 2006

[PDF] Investors Risk Losing Billions by Misjudging Costs, Environmental Impact of Emerging-Market Pulp Projects

Author: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

False assumptions about the origins and the cost of wood used in emerging market pulp mills has led international investors to channel tens of billions of dollars worldwide into financially risky and environmentally destructive ventures, according to...

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27 April 2006

Environmental record of Australian financial institutions: Report reveals large differences in performance

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27 April 2006

[PDF] False Profits: how Australia's finance sector undervalues the environment and what we can do about it

Author: Australian Conservation Foundation

This Report is about the financial decision-making processes that lead to false profits, and how we can reform them. By drawing lessons from ten successful innovations in the finance sector, and supplementing them with a set of public policy reforms...

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1 January 2006

Report raises concern about increasing investment in environmentally-harmful pulp mills in Indonesia, Uruguay, Brazil, China, Baltic States

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1 January 2006

[PDF] full report: "Financing Pulp Mills - An Appraisal of Risk Assessment and Safeguard Procedures"

Author: Machteld Spek, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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Article
5 May 2005

Laos Secures $1 Billion Loans For Dam Project

Author: Reuters

Nine international and seven Thai banks have signed a pact to lend a combined $1 billion to build the controversial Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric dam in Laos, the project's operator [Nam Theun 2 Power Co. (NTPC)] said on Wednesday...Nine international...

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1 February 2005

[PDF] International Companies and Post-Conflict Reconstruction - Cross-Sectoral Comparisons

Author: John Bray, political risk specialist, Control Risks Group

In the worst cases, companies can inadvertently fuel the structural causes of the conflict, undermining prospects for recovery. However, by presenting a vision of a different kind of future, where personal success comes from entrepreneurial initiative...

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1 August 2004

[PDF] Disclosure of Ethical Considerations in Investment Product Disclosure Statements - A review of current practice in Australia

Author: Charles Berger, Australian Conservation Foundation

[M]any mainstream investment managers still do not appreciate the relationship between ethical corporate behaviour and long-term financial performance...Australia’s investment community is still not doing enough to look out for the long-term interests...

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5 August 2003

Drop dead

Author: special online briefing, Hazards Magazine

Major occupational diseases of the 21st century will be heart attacks, suicide and strokes. Hazards looks at why so many of us are being worked into the ground...Japan and China each have a word for death by overwork - karoshi and guolaosi. And both...

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