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22 May 2019

Solomon Islands: Environment Advisory Committee withholds development consent for bauxite mine

The Solomon Islands Environment Advisory Committee (EAC) has refused consent for a bauxite mine on Wagina Island. The decision has been appealed by the developer, Solomon Bauxite Limited (SBL)....

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13 May 2019

Diamond Producers Association's report says its members positively impact local communities & working to minimize negative environmental impacts

Author: Cision PR Newswire, Diamond Producers Association (UK)

‘First-Ever Comprehensive Report on the Reality of Modern Diamond Mining Reveals its Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes and Identifies Areas for Further Improvement’ 2 May 2019...

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13 May 2019

So. Africa: Why Standard Bank’s shareholders should support vote on climate risk-related disclosure

Author: Just Share (South Africa)

‘Why shareholders should vote FOR South Africa’s first shareholder resolution calling for climate risk disclosure’ 7 May 2019...

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10 May 2019

Cambodia: Sand mining 'mafias' disregard laws, damage environment, & hurt livelihoods

Author: Rina Chandran, Reuters

"Sand mining 'mafias' destroying environment, livelihoods: U.N.", 7 May 2019...

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20 April 2019

Malaysia: Govt. to investigate lead-acid manufacturing battery plant allegedly causing pollution

Author: Nurul Azwa Aris, Free Malaysia Today

"Probe into Jenjarom battery plant to take 2 weeks", 19 April 2019...

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14 April 2019

Indonesia: Checklist of best practices to better enable sustainability-linked infrastructure financing needed

Author: Muhamad Al Azhari, Jakarta Globe

"Attracting Private Financing for Green Projects Needs Concerted Efforts: HSBC", 10 April 2019...

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8 April 2019

New knowledge paper: Co's need to strengthen due diligence processes in Brazilian supply chains; incl. recommendations

Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

'The Brazilian Case. The need to strengthen due diligence processes when states seem to fall back', 4 April 2019...

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30 March 2019

Myanmar: Network seeking an end to Myitsone Dam project will be set up

Author: Myat Moe Aung, Myanmar Times

"Network opposing dam project to be set up", 26 March 2019 A nationwide network seeking an end to the Myitsone Dam project will be set up.... A campaign aimed at stopping the project was held...to raise public awareness about the plan to set up the ne...

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25 March 2019

Amnesty International challenges the electric vehicle industry to produce batteries free of human rights abuses

On 21 March 2019, Amnesty International launched its ethical batteries campaign, challenging leaders in the electric vehicle industry to produce the world's first completely ethical battery, free of human rights abuses within its supply chain, within ...

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23 March 2019

Malaysia: Directors, driver of tyre-processing co. charged for illegally dumping chemicals into river

Author: The Straits Times

"Pasir Gudang chemical spill: Singaporean among three charged over pollution of river", 24 March 2019...

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