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BG Group (part of Shell)

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In February 2016, BG Group was acquired by Shell

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Business and Human Rights

Author: Standard Life Investments

Foreword by James Featherby...Investors regularly evaluate...a variety of risks that could impact on their investments, including the risks that social and environmental issues pose to secure, stable and safe operations. Human rights issues have been...

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24 October 2011

EU transparency rules won't achieve clarity-letter

Author: Barbara Lewis, Reuters

In a letter to the European Union's financial regulation chief, a group of companies objected to a proposal to include reporting not just at government level, but on a project-by-project basis. They said that was commercially and politically sensitive...

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24 October 2011

European Commission proposes legislation requiring extractive companies to reveal payments to govts.

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1 June 2011

[PDF] A guide for business: How to develop a human rights policy

Author: UN Global Compact & Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Why respect human rights?...Why develop a human rights policy?...Getting started - the process behind the policy...What are the key ingredients of a human rights policy?...Next steps - Path to implementation...[refers to BlackRock, AXA, Investment...

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5 October 2010

Summary Note: Consultation with Business Stakeholders on the Implementation of the UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework

Author: Prepared for the mandate of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

Professor John Ruggie…held a consultation with business stakeholders in Paris on the implemention of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework…The purpose of the consultation was to provide an opportunity for…industry,…employer organizations,...

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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...

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5 August 2010

Investors Ask Oil, Insurance Groups to Disclose Safety Plans

Author: Nathaniel Gronewold, Greenwire blog, on New York Times

A coalition of...investors is demanding oil and gas companies disclose their existing safeguards and plans of action in the event of another offshore rig disaster and possible oil spill like the one experienced by BP PLC and other companies in the...

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24 June 2010

Companies commit to human rights in increasing numbers

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre & Realizing Rights

As representatives of over 1000 companies gather this week in New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a list of over 270 companies worldwide...

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1 June 2010

[PDF] Guide on How to Develop a Human Rights Policy

Author: United Nations Global Compact

A human rights policy can take many forms and has no uniform definition…Adopting a human rights policy is only a first step in a company’s human rights due diligence towards meeting its responsibility to respect human rights. But it sends a clear...

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4 May 2010

[PDF] Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges

Author: Amy K. Lehr and Gare A. Smith, Foley-Hoag LLP

This report explores the benefits that Talisman Energy...might derive and the challenges it might encounter if it were to adopt a policy to secure the free, prior, and informed consent (“FPIC”) of indigenous peoples potentially impacted by its global...

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