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17 December 2018

Brazil: Survey by Intl. Labour Org. & Labour Prosecution Office reveals 8,000 children and teenagers working in the cocoa supply chain, but some companies have good practices

At least 8,000 Brazilian children and teenagers work in the chocolate production chain according to the report requested by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and by Brazil’s Labour Prosecution's Office, between 2017 and 2018. Brasil de Fato ...

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11 December 2018

Investors commit to supporting a just transition on climate change

Author: Investing in a Just Transition Project

"As investors with a requirement to act in the best interest of our beneficiaries and in line with our fiduciary duties, we believe that strategies to tackle climate change need to incorporate the full environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

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10 December 2018

International Labour Organization (ILO) maps how green jobs benefit workers and economies, mitigate climate change, prevent health & safety risks and increase productivity

Author: International Labour Organization

"...Some 23 countries have decoupled economic growth from GHG emissions as a result of the increased use of renewable energy, carbon pricing, green product subsidies and green jobs, among other policies. Environmental sustainability can be achieved...

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10 December 2018

Investing in a just transition: action guide

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10 December 2018

London School of Economics & Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment launch investor guide

Author: London School of Economics & Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

"A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. This guide sets out how investors can address the social dimension of climate change...

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10 December 2018

The Investing in a Just Transition Initiative guides investors on mitigating climate change while advancing social inclusion

Author: London School of Economics & Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

"...One of the ways to accelerate climate action – and optimise its benefits – is to ensure that it is inclusive. This means taking account of the distributional consequences so that no one is left behind. It is clear that the benefits of the...

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5 December 2018
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Author: Daniela Penha, Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

“Nova CLT reduziu acordos coletivos, gerou demissões em sindicatos e cortou direitos do trabalhador rural; redução no número de desempregados deve-se ao aumento da informalidade”, 12 de novembro de 2018...

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2 December 2018

Thailand: Israel denies report of bad working conditions of Thai agricultural labourers in Israel

Author: Bangkok Post

"Israel denies Thai worker abuse claim", 3 December 2018...

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1 December 2018
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Author: Redação Revista Fórum, Revista Fórum, (Brazil)

“ ‘Costumo brincar como eu gostaria de estar em casa toda a tarde, numa rede, e meu marido ralando muito, muito, muito para me sustentar e me encher de joias e presentes’ ", disse em entrevista em março deste ano”, 1 de dezembro de 2018...

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30 November 2018

Australia: Federal Parliament passes Modern Slavery Act 2018

On 29 November 2018, the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 passed both houses of the Parliament of Australia. After receiving assent from the Governor General, it will soon become law with an anticipated effective date of 1 January 2019. The new law will...

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