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5 February 2020

Kenya: Uproar as owner of dam that breached killing 48 people is acquitted of manslaughter; leader terms it a 'travesty of justice'

Author: Macharia Mwangi, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Uproar as court sets free owner of killer dam and eight others"...

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3 February 2020

Uganda: Doctors using artificial intelligence to reduce maternal mortality

Author: Nita Bhalla, Thomas Reuters Foundation

"Ugandan medics deploy AI to stop women dying after childbirth", 31 January 2020...

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27 January 2020

Angola: Accounting, consultancy & legal firms allegedly facilitated exploitation of country’s wealth by Africa’s richest woman

An investigative report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists claim that consulting, accounting and law firms played a key role in helping Africa’s wealthiest woman amass and shield a fortune. PwC, Boston Consulting Group and...

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24 January 2020
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Author: Olivier Famien, Developpez (France)

« Le PDG de Google, Sundar Pichai, déclare qu'il ne fait aucun doute que l'IA doit être réglementée », 21 janvier 2020...

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17 January 2020

USA: BlackRock makes climate change central to investment strategy

BlackRock announced on 14 January 2020 that it would make climate change central to its investment considerations. Citing the impact climate change has on the financial sector, BlackRock released a letter to its clients detailing the changes which...

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13 December 2019

CEOs of Microsoft, Apple, Google and more urge Trump administration to stay in Paris climate deal

Author: Nat Levy, GeekWire

...[D]riving progress on addressing climate change is what’s best for the economic health, jobs, and competitiveness of our companies and our country...  [W]e stand by our conviction that a commitment to the Paris Agreement requires a just transition...

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15 November 2019

Call for survey input: EU (DG JUST) study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance, deadline 27 November

Author: European Commission, Directorate General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST)

The European Commission – Directorate General for Justice and Consumers – entrusted a research consortium led by EY to carry out a study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance....

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11 November 2019

RAID urges Barrick Gold to resolve past human rights concerns at its newly-acquired Tanzanian mine

Author: RAID

"When Will Bristow Address the Human Rights Issues at Tanzanian Gold Mine?"...

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4 November 2019

Kenya: Tullow Oil's projects allegedly having little impact on oil-rich community; includes company's comments

Author: Leopold Obi, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Tullow accused of doing little for Turkana people"...

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22 October 2019

Fisher Investments loses $3B in institutional assets after CEO makes sexist & derogatory comments at CEO Summit

At the Tiburon CEO Summit in October 2019, Ken Fisher made several sexist and inappropriate remarks. Multiple CEOs later spoke out about his remarks, breaking the Summit's privacy policies that have allowed for CEOs to have candid and honest...

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