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18 February 2015

UN, banks and oil palm giants feast on the stolen land of Uganda's dispossessed

Author: Anne van Schaik & Oliver Tickell, Ecologist (UK)

A small community in Uganda is…challenging a UN-backed international oil palm venture that has expropriated small farmers and obliterated an entire forest…to establish a vast plantation…[T]hree…[farmers] are today launching their legal action on...

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16 April 2014
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Author: Tobias Schwab, Frankfurter Rundschau

Immer mehr Kleinbauern verlieren ihr Land an Agrokonzerne, die in großem Stil Land kaufen... Auch deutsche Investoren haben Sambia und seine fruchtbaren Böden längst entdeckt... Das ist auch auf der ebenfalls im Mpongwe gelegenen Somawhe-Farm nicht...

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29 March 2014

Suicides leave bank industry concerned over stress levels

Author: Ben Moshinsky, Bloomberg

Unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about mental health and stress levels in the industry…Coroners in London are preparing to investigate...apparent suicides [of a retired Deutsche Bank risk executive and of a...

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18 February 2014

German cos. lawsuit (by Hereros)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Members of the Herero tribe in Namibia sued Deutsche Bank and Woermann Line (doing business as Deutsche Afrika-Linien GmbH & Company) in US court in 2001 seeking reparations for genocide.  The same plaintiffs brought a separate action in the same...

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27 January 2014

Ending food speculation (Europe)

Author: Triodos Bank

The EU has taken a historic step to introduce regulation to prevent speculation by banks and hedge funds driving up food prices and exacerbating the global hunger crisis. The limits to curb speculation on food prices were agreed on 14 January 2014...

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1 January 2014
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1 January 2014

[PDF] Lots of Words, Little Action - Will the private sector tip the scales for community land rights?

Author: Rights and Resources Initiative

[N]ew research reveals a slowdown in the recognition of community forest land rights in developing countries over the last six years. Despite some high-profile wins, less new legislation has been passed since 2008 than in the preceding six years.....

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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20 August 2013

Bank of America intern, 21, dies 'after working until 6am three days in a row' at London offices (UK)

Author: Felicity Morse, Independent (UK)

A 21-year-old who was interning at a London investment bank has died after reportedly working 72 hours in a row...According to reports, the business studies undergraduate suffered from epilepsy and collapsed in the shower at his student accommodation....

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