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22 February 2002

Calpers’ pull-out will not affect investors’ sentiment: economists [Malaysia]

Author: Kevin Tan, Malaysiakini.com

According to AWSJ [Asian Wall Street Journal], Calpers uses a complicated system that ranks 27 emerging markets on "country factors" such as political stability and "market factors" such as market regulations in making its investment decisions....

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18 February 2002

Public Companies Tweak Accounting to Hide Environmental Debt

Author: Donald Sutherland, Environment News Service

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a national campaign in January 2001 to get publicly traded companies to disclose their environmental debts to shareholders as required by regulation. Now, more than a year later, a majority of public...

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24 January 2002

Greens invoke profit motive for annual attack on BP

Author: Andrew Callus, Reuters

Green groups and ethical shareholders whose radical proposals have hijacked oil firm BP's annual meetings twice before will this year appeal to investors' pockets rather than to their hearts. On April 18 shareholders will vote on a World Wildlife Fund...

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23 January 2002

WWF calls on BP to disclose risk assessment criteria

Author: WWF

WWF, together with a coalition of British, European, Canadian and American investors, has filed a resolution calling on BP to disclose how it measures the risk to shareholder value from drilling in environmentally or culturally sensitive areas.

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14 January 2002

New Calls For Open Government in Europe

Author: European Federation of Journalists

The European Federation of Journalists today warned that secrecy and a lack of accountability over corporate and political lobbying pose a threat to independent reporting of the European Union.

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7 January 2002

Solutia shares drop on chemical dumping worries

Author: Reuters

Shares of chemicals company Solutia Inc. fell 25 percent on Thursday as investors reacted nervously to a newspaper article alleging dumping of potentially toxic chemicals by Monsanto Co., Solutia's former parent.

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3 January 2002

Polluter cover-up contains a lesson

Author: editorial, Austin American Statesman [Texas]

When the fish slid out of their skin and died in the polluted stream near a Monsanto Co. plant in Alabama, the company's managers were alarmed. Their fear? Bad publicity. This story of corporate indifference to public health has important lessons for...

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1 January 2002

Draft International Legislation on Human Rights and Environment

Author: CEDHA-Center for Human Rights and Environment & CIEL-Center for International Environmental Law

The draft legislation is inspired from a wide variety of international legal doctrines that include human rights and environment. It is grounded in the belief that the full enjoyment of our human rights are profoundly linked to the state of the...

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1 January 2002

In Dirt, Water and Hogs, Town Got Its Fill of PCBs - Unknowing Residents Have Little Left but Lawsuits

Author: Michael Grunwald, Washington Post

[regarding Monsanto's conduct in Anniston, Alabama]

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1 January 2002

Monsanto Hid Decades Of Pollution [USA] - PCBs Drenched Ala. [Alabama] Town, But No One Was Ever Told

Author: Michael Grunwald, Washington Post

for nearly 40 years, while producing the now-banned industrial coolants known as PCBs at a local factory, Monsanto Co. routinely discharged toxic waste into a west Anniston creek and dumped millions of pounds of PCBs into oozing open-pit landfills....

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