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3 December 2012

Agenda

Author: UN Global Compact, UNICEF, Save the Children

Both as a vulnerable group, but also as important change agents and our future, children are a key stakeholder of businesses. It is in everyone’s interest that their well being is ensured, and that the world they grow up in will be a sustainable one....

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8 November 2012

[PDF] East African Roundtable for Business Leaders: Implementing Corporate Respect for Human Rights [summary report]

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, Global Compact Network Kenya, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Kenya Association of Manufacturers

The Roundtable discussions highlighted key areas of high risks to human rights for companies operating in East Africa, as well as possible responses. Issues covered included equal treatment of the region's manifold ethnic groups, protection of the...

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5 September 2012

Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN

Author: Alister Doyle. Reuters

Increasing misuse of chemicals is causing health and environmental damage especially in emerging economies and governments must do more to carry out a promised clean-up by 2020, a United Nations report said on Wednesday. Production and use of...

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4 July 2012

Brazil’s top labor court knocks down request for BASF, Shell contamination fund payment

Author: Associated Press

Brazil’s top labor court has knocked down a judge’s order that Shell Brasil...and BASF...deposit $382 million into a fund for workers allegedly contaminated at a chemicals plant. An emailed statement from the court...says its lead judge ruled a day...

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19 June 2012

[PDF] Annual Briefing - Corporate Legal Accountability

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing provides an overview of corporate legal accountability for human rights, summarising trends and developments in this field. The goal is to help a wide audience understand what is happening in different parts of the world. This briefing...

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26 March 2012

Adidas, Nestlé Among Companies With Top Marks for Reporting on Child Labour, Climate or Water Risks

Author: Norges Bank Investment Management

9 companies...received top marks for reporting on social or environmental risks in 2011. More than a third of the companies in the annual evaluation by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)...scored zero. “Failure to manage social and environmental...

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26 March 2012

PVH, H&M, Adidas, Gildan Activewear, Next & Gap receive "top marks" in child labour risk report

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5 March 2012

Shell/BASF lawsuit (re Brazil)

In March 2007, the Brazilian Ministry of Labour and several workers’ associations filed a lawsuit against Shell Brazil and BASF alleging that workers employed at and living near a pesticide plant, first owned by Shell and then by BASF, suffered cancers...

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1 March 2012

BASF, Shell in Talks to Settle $653 Million Brazil Contamination Penalty

Author: Sheenagh Matthews, Bloomberg

BASF SE, the world’s biggest chemical maker, is in talks with Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) to determine who should pay a 490 million-euro ($653 million) fine for contamination in Brazil. The site in Paulinia was “significantly” contaminated by the...

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23 January 2012

Africa: Climate Conversations - Developing Water-Efficient Maize

Author: Jacob D.H. Mignouna, AlertNet

[T]he impacts of climate change are threatening maize yields and millions of farmers across Africa...Public-private partnerships provide a useful approach for addressing the complexities of sustainable agricultural development and the global food...

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