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17 January 2019
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5 September 2018

Renewable Energy Risking Rights & Returns: An analysis of solar, bioenergy & geothermal sectors

This briefing analyses 59 solar, bioenergy and geothermal companies' human rights policies and practices on five key areas: human rights commitment, community consultations, grievance mechanisms, labour rights and supply chain monitoring. It includes ...

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17 November 2017
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Author: Concepcion Alvarez, Novethic (France) (copyright:www.novethic.fr)

Les assureurs jouent un rôle clé dans le développement des nouvelles centrales à charbon prévues dans le monde. Ceux-ci ont désinvesti 20 milliards de dollars du secteur. Parmi les meilleurs élèves, on trouve Swiss Re, Zurich Assurances, AXA et Scor....

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31 July 2017

Indonesia/Japan/South Korea: Embarrassment for Japanese Government bank as court rules coal plant’s permit illegal


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6 June 2017

Report points out rights, climate, biodiversity risks investors & financiers face in Southeast Asia’s tropical forest sector

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies highlighted in the report to respond. Responses from Itochu, Marubeni, Mizuno, Oji and Wilmar are available below.

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18 May 2017

Marubeni response

Author: Marubeni

...We take the claims of NGO/NPOs seriously and aim to include them within our reviews. We also have a sustainability team which specializes in ESG matters and provides centralized responses....

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27 March 2017

So.Africa: NGOs say very pleased with court decision recognising the significant climate change impacts of proposed new coal-fired station; urge minister to ensure full climate change impact assessment is done

Author: Milissa Reitz, Business Live (South Africa)

"Court pours water on coal-fired power station plan", 13 March 2017...

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Company response
20 March 2017

Marubeni responds to reports of involvement in mega coal power project in Egypt

Author: Marubeni

6 March 2017...

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20 March 2017

Social and environmental impacts of mega coal power projects in Egypt

The Egyptian government appears to have taken steps to attract investments in coal-fuelled power plants, with some reports pointing to potential USD 10 billion foreign investments in projects that would generate around 6,000 MW. Despite the magnitude...

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19 March 2017

Egypt: Tractebel, Marubeni, General Electric and others reportedly involved in mega coal power plants

Author: Mohamed Farag (Daily News, Egypt)

Electricity Ministry contracts with Tractebel to assess offers for $10bn coal-fueled power plant, 25 January 2017...

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