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13 October 2016

China: Companies investing overseas need code of conduct on sustainability

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28 July 2015

Liberia: Global Witness report alleges intimidation, violent abuse of communities opposed to Golden Veroleum's encroachment on their lands

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16 May 2015

China’s Amazonian railway ‘threatens uncontacted tribes’ and the rainforest

Author: Jonathan Watts, Guardian

Chinese premier Li Keqiang is to push controversial plans for a railway through the Amazon rainforest during a visit to South America next week, despite concerns about the possible impact on the environment and on indigenous tribes....

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4 March 2015
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8 January 2015

Report by ECA Watch says projects supported by export credit agencies "often associated with human rights abuses"

ECA Watch released a report, "Export Credit and Human Rights: Failure to Protect", in December 2014.  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the following principal companies named in the report to respond:...

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25 November 2014

Report: "Going out, but going green?" Assessing the Implementation of China's Green Credit Guidelines overseas

Author: Friends of Earth & BankTrack

This study presents seven case studies of Chinese bank financing for overseas investments: China Development Bank’s financing of the Stanari coal project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Golden Veroleum palm oil plantation in Liberia and APP in Indonesia...

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6 January 2014

Chinese dam builders rush to Latin America

Author: Toh Han Shih, South China Morning Post

There has been a huge increase in Chinese dam projects in South America, which has expanded China's geopolitical clout in the continent but also drawn allegations of poor corporate social responsibility. "China's involvement in hydropower development...

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19 September 2013

[PDF] Responsible Business Advancing Peace

Author: UN Global Compact

As a key agent of change, companies can make a critical contribution to economic development, peace and stability in the areas where they operate...Companies provide jobs and revenue to a local economy. They can set an example of sustainable business...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] Sustainable Business & Investment in the global context: Rights, Risks and Responsibilities [China]

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

This report has been written to document key speeches, discussions, insights and outcomes from a...business-to-business event series entitled ‘Sustainable Business and Investment in the Global Context: Rights, Risks and Responsibilities’, held in...

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1 May 2013

[PDF] Sustainable Business and Investment in the Global Context: Rights, Risks and Responsibilities - An event series: 16 and 17 April 2013, Beijing, China

Author: Global Business Initiative

On Tuesday 16 April and Wednesday 17 April, an event series was held in Beijing…entitled “Sustainable Business and Investment in the Global Context: Rights, Risks and Responsibilities”. This meeting…[brought] together participants for a practical...

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