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23 September 2012
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Author: Oscar Rodríguez, Milenio

La Asamblea de Pueblos Indígenas del Istmo en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio, así como la Unión de Comunidades Indígenas de la Zona Norte del Istmo (Ucizoni), [denunciaron] que grupos de choque pretenden ingresar a su territorio para empezar a...

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12 November 2012

Response by Heineken: Mexico: Local communities protest major wind farm in Oaxaca claiming it would adversely affect their livelihood; protesters allegedly subject to intimidation & death threats.

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14 November 2012

Alleged death threats against protesters of wind farm in Oaxaca, Mexico

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Local communities protesting a major wind farm project in Oaxaca, Mexico...claim that it would have adverse impacts on their livelihoods. The project's land-use contract...is disputed by the communities who claim that it was signed based on incomplete...

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10 July 2013

Myanmar: Invest at your own risk

Author: Lisa Misol, senior researcher, business & human rights with Human Rights Watch, Global Public Square blog on CNN

Major global brands have been enticed by Myanmar’s largely untapped potential...Myanmar’s government awarded...licenses...to telecommunications firms from Norway and Qatar... [O]pportunities abound – but so do pitfalls. The reforms introduced since...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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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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1 January 2014

[PDF] Corporate influence in the Post-2015 process

Author: Lou Pingeot, Global Policy Forum

[T]his working paper examines the role and influence of business actors in the process towards the Post-2015 agenda of the UN, with particular attention to the influence of large transnational corporations. The business sector certainly has an...

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14 February 2014

Due diligence: Respecting human rights and the environment in international business (Netherlands)

Author: Social-and Economic Council (Netherlands)

The programme includes two rounds of parallel workshops...: ‘The challenges of embedding a human rights policy’ - with HEINEKEN International...‘Als MKB-er aan de slag met MVO-risicomanagement’ - met H2Onsite (workshop in het Nederlands)...‘Mapping...

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4 March 2014

First barley harvest for HEINEKEN partnership [Ethiopia]

Author: Heineken

The recent barley harvest in Ethiopia is special for HEINEKEN. The first crops have been gathered from a local sourcing partnership we jointly initiated last year. The project aims to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers whilst securing a...

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