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25 April 2018

Brazilian court extends settlement deadline in lawsuit against mining cos. Vale & BHP over Samarco mine disaster

Author: Agence France-Presse (France)

"BHP, Vale given extension to settle Brazil mine disaster claim", 23 Apr 2018...

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Article
25 April 2018

Global Child Forum calls on businesses to create initiatives & partnerships to advance children’s rights

Author: Global Child Forum

Global Child Forum is issuing an urgent call for business to create tangible initiatives and forge partnerships which advance children's rights in your operations, supply chains and in the communities in which you operate. We want to create a movement...

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Report
25 April 2018

Global Child Forum publishes study mapping business investments in children's education

Author: Global Child Forum; Rightshouse

"Business Investments in Children's Education - A Mapping Study", March 2018...

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Article
25 April 2018

Global finance sector needs to start acknowledging its human rights responsibilities, argues professor

Author: David Kinley on openDemocracy

"Finance struggles to find a social conscience", 15 April 2018...

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Article
24 April 2018

Call for proposals: Enforcing remedies in corporate accountability cases

The SAGE Fund invites two-page concept notes from organizations working with affected communities to design and pilot robust enforcement strategies for legal decisions in corporate accountability cases.  Concept notes must be received by 11 May 2018....

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Article
24 April 2018

Commentary: Respecting the rights of indigenous peoples as renewable energy grows

Author: Radhika Shah & Phil Bloomer, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Indigenous peoples... are among the first and worst affected by climate change... and often advocate for a just transition to low-carbon economies... Yet, paradoxically, there is a growing resistance to large renewable energy projects among many...

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Story
24 April 2018

Fashion Transparency Index 2018 ranks 150 brands: Adidas & Reebox top ranking but 12 brands score "next to nothing"

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Story
24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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Article
24 April 2018

Investors call on companies to take systematic action to protect human rights defenders following increasing harassment & attacks

Author: Investor Alliance for Human Rights

In light of the increasing threats against human rights defenders globally, and the urgent situation facing defenders in the Philippines currently, the undersigned investors are calling on companies to take broad, systemic action to protect defenders,...

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24 April 2018

Marking the loss and honouring the memory of those who perished in Rana Plaza

Actions to protect rights of garment workers 5 years after the tragedy...

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