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3 October 2013

Activists urge World Bank to disinvest from private water companies

Author: Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Civil society groups are pressuring the World Bank to disinvest from private water companies, saying that privatising ownership and management...has failed to improve access to clean drinking water. The World Bank is subsidising private profiteering...

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22 July 2009

Water Company Disclosure is Murky, Investors Must Press for Major Improvements In Investor- and Publicly-Owned Utilities' Reporting

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) [USA]

… most investor-owned water utilities have a long way to go in order to provide adequate environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure to investors, according to a major new study from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)...

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1 July 2008
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Author: Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement

Ce rapport montre comment les entrepreneurs peuvent servir les populations pauvres en tant que clientes, mais aussi les intégrer en tant que producteurs, employés et chefs d’entreprise. Il donne des exemples de sociétés qui, en faisant affaire avec les...

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1 July 2008
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30 June 2008

[PDF] Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor

Author: United Nations Development Programme

This report shows how entrepreneurs can serve the poor as clients and customers and can also include the poor as producers, employees and business owners. It gives many examples of firms that—by doing business with the poor—are generating profits,...

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15 May 2007

IFC launches handbook for companies on stakeholder engagement in emerging markets - 30 case studies from different sectors & regions

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15 May 2007

[PDF] full report: "Stakeholder Engagement: A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets"

Author: International Finance Corporation

This handbook aims to provide the reader with the good practice “essentials” for managing stakeholder relationships in a dynamic context...The focus of this handbook is on stakeholder groups “external” to the core operation of the business, such as...

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22 March 2005

Private Sector Still Eyeing to Own Every Drop

Author: Anil Netto, Inter Press Service

...all across Asia, water privatisation schemes are failing to deliver clean and safe drinking water to communities, despite forcing consumers to pay for a basic human right...In contrast, the sterling performance of some major publicly managed water...

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31 December 2004

Friends of the Earth: 34 cases of the negative social, environmental impact of water & biodiversity privatisation

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31 December 2004

full report: Nature for sale

Author: Friends of the Earth International

[refers to Frontier Holdings Limited (part of Rimbunan Hijau), RWE, Aguas del Tunari (part of Bechtel), Suez, Maynilad Water (part of Suez), Manila Water (joint venture Ayala, Mitsubishi Corp. & United Utilities), Scottish Water, Victorian...

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