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9 January 2018
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Author: IPS

“Con muchas preguntas, Argentina persigue la ilusión del litio” – 5 de enero de 2018...

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5 July 2017

Groups Misled Trump on Economic Case Against Paris Agreement

Author: Han Chen, NRDC

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America sent a letter to Trump on May 15, expressing their support for withdrawal from Paris. In their letter, they claimed to represent large member companies with over $1 trillion in annual sales.... [yet] many of...

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9 January 2017

Negative effects of lithium mining on indigenous communities in Chile & Argentina exposed by Washington Post investigation; includes company statements

Author: Todd C. Frankel & Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post

“Tossed aside in the ‘white gold’ rush: Indigenous people are left poor as tech world takes lithium from under their feet”, 19 December 2016...

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9 January 2017

Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America

This series of stories in the Washington Post found that the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries - the power source for smartphones, laptops and electric cars - is linked to human rights abuses and environmental pollution in cobalt mines in Congo,...

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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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18 May 2015

Brazil prosecutors seek $16 million from pesticide makers

Author: Paolo Prada, Reuters

Brazilian prosecutors said…they would seek at least 50 million reais ($16.6 million) from multinational pesticide manufacturers for alleged safety violations at a collection facility for used pesticide containers. The violations…exposed workers at the...

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11 January 2013

New decisions about the Government Pension Fund Global

Author: Norwegian Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance has decided to lift the exclusion from the GPFG of the three companies BAE Systems Plc, Finmeccanica S.p.A and FMC Corporation. The Ministry has also decided to exclude...two companies [involved in the production of nuclear...

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12 December 2011

[PDF] Annual Report 2011: Council of Ethics for the Government Pension Fund Global [Norway]

Author: Council of Ethics for the Govt. Pension Fund Global [Norway]

Since the last annual report, four new recommendations have been made public. In these recommendations, the Council on Ethics recommended the exclusion of five companies from the Fund. The Ministry of Finance has excluded three companies and put one...

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8 December 2011

[DOC] FMC Corporation re Norwegian Ministry of Finance’s decision to exclude the company from Government Pension Fund investments over allegations regarding Western Sahara

Author: FMC

We are surprised and disappointed by the action of the Norway Wealth Fund given the fact that FMC exited its Spanish-based, Foret phosphate business in December 2010. While in operation, Foret purchased phosphate rock from Office Cherifien des...

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6 December 2011

Government Pension Fund Global: Two companies excluded from the Fund’s investment universe

Author: Norwegian Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance has excluded...FMC Corporation and...Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (Potash) from the GPFG investment universe. The companies’ conduct represents particularly serious violations of fundamental ethical norms, as defined by...

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