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26 March 2020

USA: Pacific Gas & Electric pleads guilty to manslaughter over wildfire which destroyed 150,000 acres of land in California

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23 March 2020

California power company pleads guilty to manslaughter in Paradise fire

Author: Dani Anguiano, Guardian (UK)

...Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has agreed to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully causing a fire in relation to the blaze sparked on 8 November 2018 by PG&E equipment, according to a securities...

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23 March 2020

PG&E to plead guilty to 84 involuntary manslaughter counts over 2018 wildfire

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters (US)

Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to plead guilty to 84 involuntary manslaughter counts in connection with the 2018 Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California’s history....

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13 December 2019

CEOs of Microsoft, Apple, Google and more urge Trump administration to stay in Paris climate deal

Author: Nat Levy, GeekWire

...[D]riving progress on addressing climate change is what’s best for the economic health, jobs, and competitiveness of our companies and our country...  [W]e stand by our conviction that a commitment to the Paris Agreement requires a just transition...

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25 June 2019

Are shareholders the new champions of climate justice?

Author: Maysa Zorob & Antonella Angelini, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

For several decades, individuals and communities affected by climate change – as well as the lawyers, advocates and civil society organizations who represent them – have been using litigation as a strategic tool to hold corporations accountable for...

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25 June 2019

Shareholder litigation as the next frontier in shareholder climate action

Author: Peter Barnett, Litigation Lawyer, Climate Programme, ClientEarth

Shareholder litigation is emerging as the next frontier in shareholder climate action, as investors respond to the scale and urgency of the threats posed by climate change. Climate change threatens devastating environmental and human impacts. It also...

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29 April 2019

John Ruggie highlights positive contribution of ESG investing to advancing human rights

Author: John G. Ruggie

"ESG investing: Coming into its own - and not a moment too soon," 24 April 2019...

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7 December 2018

USA: Lawsuit alleges utility co. is responsible for California wildfire that caused deaths & destroyed homes

Author: Mike James & Jorge L. Ortiz, USA Today

"Class-action lawsuit alleges deadly California wildfire was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric", 6 Dec 2018...

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16 July 2017

NGOs urge Disney, Gap, Pepsi to stop US Chamber of Commerce participation given conflict with climate promises

A group of nearly 60 organizations are calling on Disney, Gap, and Pepsi to stop funding the US Chamber of Commerce, due to its position on climate change and public criticism of the Paris Agreement. In his speech announcing the decision to withdraw...

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15 June 2017

After Paris, U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Members’ Reputations Are On The Line

Author: Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Elizabeth Warren

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce...wields the largest lobbying force on Capitol Hill...The biggest benefit the Chamber offers is to let companies say one thing and do another. For example, Pepsi has committed to fighting climate change by reducing...

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