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Glencore merged with Xstrata in May 2013 to form Glencore Xstrata, then rebranded as Glencore in 2014. Please see the Xstrata section for items about Xstrata prior to May 2013.

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31 December 2005

[PDF] Conflict and Project Finance: exploring options for better management of conflict risk

Author: Corene Crossin, Jessie Banfield - International Alert

This background paper focuses on the linkages between project finance and conflict. Project finance is frequently used to fund investments in higher-risk developing countries – particularly for large infrastructure and natural resource extraction...

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26 January 2006

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Behind closed gates: ethnic discrimination in employment

Author: Amnesty International

...[Discrimination] continues to be one of the most serious obstacles to the return of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). This report focuses on the continuing discrimination against workers from ethnic minorities, including in equal...

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1 June 2006

[PDF] Involvement of UBS in the global mining and oil & gas sectors

Author: Jan Willem van Gelder, Profundo (Research paper prepared for Berne Declaration & Greenpeace Switzerland)

This report aims to identify and describe the financing activities undertaken UBS Group in the global mining and oil & gas sectors. Most emphasis is given to the involvement of UBS in financing mining and oil & gas projects and companies which...

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1 September 2006

[PDF] Conflict-Sensitive Project Finance: Better Lending Practice in Conflict-Prone States

Author: International Alert

Violent conflict presents a serious challenge for businesses operating abroad. A large body of evidence shows that investments in conflict-prone countries, and the interaction with the dynamics of violent conflict at local and national levels that...

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8 November 2006
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Author: Adital

...el Tribunal Permanente de los Pueblos (TPP) tendrá su sesión en Colombia, con el tema "Multinacionales, Recursos Naturales y Guerra Sucia", en el campo de la minería y el petróleo...el TPP juzgará la responsabilidad de las multinacionales ligadas a...

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1 February 2007
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Author: ComunicaRSE

El presidente de Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, exigió a las compañías Drummond (Estados Unidos) y Glencore (Suiza) que cumplan con los planes ambientales de las concesiones que recibieron para la explotación de carbón en el norte del país. Uribe dijo que...

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20 March 2007

Miners' Woes Heard - If Faintly - in US

Author: Helda Martínez, Inter Press Service

"We believe it's a deliberate distortion to present the problem of human rights violations in Colombia as the result of a simple struggle between good guys and bad guys," [Colombian] lawyer and trade unionist Francisco Ramírez told IPS. "What is...

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1 May 2007

[PDF] Do You Know What Junior Is Doing? - Managing ESG Risks in ‘Independently – Managed Operations’ in the Mining Sector

Author: F&C Investments

Major mining companies have long recognised that effective management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks is fundamental to the long-term success of their operations...But...one area of mine management remains poorly addressed: the...

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13 May 2007
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Author: El Tiempo [Colombia]

Aunque esta clase de reuniones empresas-Gobierno por lo general guardan un bajo perfil, en un hecho poco usual, el viernes pasado [varios ministerios] expidieron un comunicado conjunto...en el que convocaron a la reunión...a las empresas carboneras......

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1 August 2007

UNCTAD 2007 World Investment Report focuses on extractive firms' impacts on development

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