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Author: Friends of the Earth
More than 200 civil society organisations and socially responsible investors called on the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, to protect the interests of the poorest and the public when setting rules...
[DOC] Excerpts from submissions to United Nations consultation on business & human rights (submissions made available to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre)
Author: compilation by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre covering submissions by various authors
[includes excerpts from submissions made by NGOs, companies, business organisations, govts., academics & other individuals]
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Author: John Aglionby, Guardian
Three hundred non-governmental organisations and individuals yesterday wrote to Lord Browne, the chief executive of energy group BP, to express their "mounting concerns" over the company's failure to meet human rights commitments made two years ago in...
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Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times
The idea that companies should respect and support human rights "within their sphere of influence" is enshrined in the United Nations Global Compact. But what is their sphere of influence, and how should they determine the relevance of human rights to...
Author: Friends of the Earth
Community representatives from Thailand and India will protest outside a human rights conference in London on Thursday (9th December), over Barclays' record on human rights. The campaigners have come to London to pressure the bank over their...
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Author: Speech by Bill Rammell, UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, at Business & Human Rights Seminar, London, 9 Dec 2004
The UK was at the forefront of efforts to broker a resolution [at 2004 UN Commission on Human Rights] that was acceptable to all. We want the report to consider how best to move forward at next spring's Commission session. Our objective is to...
Author: Terry Slavin, Observer [UK]
But the meetings she [Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights] has now tend increasingly to be with companies, not heads of state. Her stock answer, when asked what is the worst human rights problem in the world, is 'extreme...
Author: AccountAbility & Business for Social Responsibility
Corporate responsibility could be one of the keys to the Millennium Development Goals...the pharmaceutical, agriculture, extractives and bank sectors...are the focus of four new sectoral reports "Business and Economic Development" [by AccountAbility ...
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Author: Anita Hawser, Global Finance Magazine
Eighteen months ago a group of leading project finance banks adopted the Equator Principles. They are now under attack from critics who claim the banks were more interested in profits and PR than in principles. [refers to institutions that have...