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16 October 2018

So. Africa: Investment management firm claims wealthy investors prefer companies with good environmental & social records

Author: Londiwe Buthelezi, Business Day (So. Africa)

"SA’s rich investors pursue responsible investing"...

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Article
16 October 2018

Zimbabwe: Report calls for consideration of human rights concerns including access to information when issuing mining permits

Author: Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association & GIZ

"Gap Analysis Of The Institutional, Legal And Policy Framework on Mining in Zimbabwe In Relation To Business And Human Rights"...

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Company non-response
8 October 2018

Caterpillar did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Caterpillar to respond to the allegations raised in Swedwatch's report. Caterpillar did not respond.

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Company non-response
8 October 2018

Komatsu did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Komatsu to respond to the allegations raised in Swedwatch's report. Komatsu did not respond.

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Company response
8 October 2018

Volvo's response

Thank you for providing Volvo Group with the opportunity to respond to a report by Swedwatch related to the use of Volvo machinery in Myanmar’s jade mines....

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Story
8 October 2018

Myanmar: Swedwatch reports inadequate human rights impact assessments in jade extraction operations; Volvo responds

Swedwatch's report, "Overlooked and Undermined: Communities affected by jade mining operations in Myanmar, and the responsibilities of companies providing machinery,"  concludes, among others, that companies providing machinery were not "able to...

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8 October 2018

Uganda: Locals impacted by oil exploration activities in Nwoya area allegedly not adequately compensated; Total responds

A recent article claims that farmers in Uganda's Nwoya district impacted by Total's oil exploration were neither consulted nor adequately compensated. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Total to respond to these allegations. Total...

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Article
24 September 2018
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Author: Solène Attab et Violaine Plagnol, CCFD-Terre Solidaire

« Au Sénégal, la population vent debout contre la centrale à charbon de Bargny », 13 septembre 2018...

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17 September 2018
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Author: Aida

“Autorización de pozos de fracking en Argentina viola obligaciones internacionales” – 12 de septiembre de 2018...

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13 September 2018
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Author: La República (Perú)

“Más del 70% de conflictos en la macro región central son socio ambientales asociados a la Minería” – 12 de septiembre de 2018...

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