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30 September 2016

Companies respond to questions about their cobalt supply chains

Author: Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post

Follows article The cobalt pipeline Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops. Includes responses/non-responses to the Washington Post's investigation by Congo DongFang Mining/Hyuayou Cobalt and Apple...

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29 August 2016

Automobile firms' quest for low-cost parts led to using deadly Takata air bags over safer components - New York Times report

Author: Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times (USA)

"A Cheaper Airbag, and Takata’s Road to a Deadly Crisis", 26 Aug. 2016...

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22 June 2016

US Supreme Court rejects appeal by So. Africans against IBM & Ford for alleged support of apartheid

Author: Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

"U.S. top court declines to revive apartheid claims against IBM, Ford", 20 Jun 2016...

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20 June 2016

Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact

This publication provides company managers and staff with essential knowledge of what human rights are and how they are relevant for business. It also outlines some key elements of what it means to respect and support human rights in practice. It is...

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20 April 2016

Paper assesses impact of US Supreme Court Kiobel decision on transnational litigation of corporate human rights abuses since 2013

Author: Maria Chiara Marullo & Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot, Universidad Jaume I (Spain)

"Transnational Human Rights Litigations.  Kiobel's Touch and Concern: A Test under Construction", 14 Apr 2016...

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18 April 2016

Oxfam publishes new report on tax avoidance practices of US corporate giants & calls on govt. to ensure firms pay fair share of taxes


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14 April 2016

Companies’ water targets should be ambitious & specific to local contexts, say experts

Author: Oliver Balch, Guardian (UK)

"What will happen if the world's biggest companies don't take water seriously?", 13 Apr 2016...

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8 April 2016

Apple reports 100% of refiners of tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold for its products now independently audited to avoid funding conflict

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22 February 2016

USA: Ford cuts ties with ALEC following revelation of funding relationship; NGOs welcome move citing lobby group's climate change denial

Author: Ed Pilkington, Guardian (UK)

"Ford Becomes Latest Major Corporation to Dump ALEC"...

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8 February 2016

Expert warns about false solutions to climate change put forward by companies

Author: Rachel Tansey, Open Democracy UK

"Looking back at the corporate circus inside COP21", 12 Jan 2016...

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