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10 October 2018

USA: Indigenous women's delegation calls for stronger human rights & environmental protections in the Equator Principles

Author: Women's Earth & Climate Action Network, International

A fourth Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation will travel to New York City and Washington D.C. from October 15-17th, to take part in high-level meetings engaging the Equator Principle Association banks (EP banks) and the credit rating agency MSCI,...

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7 September 2018

BSR launches human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to artificial intelligence

BSR has published three papers  describing a human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to AI within and beyond the technology sector. These papers explore the importance of a rights-based approach for governing and...

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20 March 2018

UK: CORE & Amnesty Int'l UK highlight shortcomings re export promotion & human rights in submission to UN Working Group

Author: CORE Coalition & Amnesty International UK

"CORE Coalition and Amnesty International UK joint submission to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights: ensuring respect for human rights in the context of "economic diplomacy" and investment/trade promotion," 14 March 2018...

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7 February 2018
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Author: Antsa R., Midi Madagasikara (Madagascar)

"Ambatovy : Une initiative pour le développement minier durable", 5 février 2018...

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1 November 2017
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Author: Les Amis de la Terre France

Il y a une semaine, Société Générale réagissait publiquement à l’étude de cas publiée par les Amis de la Terre France sur le soutien de la banque au projet de terminal d’exportation de gaz de schiste Rio Grande LNG, avec la publication d’un texte sur...

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23 October 2017
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13 October 2016

China: Companies investing overseas need code of conduct on sustainability

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21 March 2016

Law firms cannot afford to be business & human rights laggards

Author: Marialuisa Taddia, Law Society Gazette (UK)

"Business and human rights – moral support", 21 Mar 2016...

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20 March 2016

Development banks need to wake up to the human rights crisis in Honduras

Author: Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, The Guardian

The murder of activists opposed to the Agua Zarca dam project is a powerful reminder that financiers must take responsibility for safeguarding local people…Clearly, the government bears principal responsibility…[b]ut international financers of...

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15 January 2016

Report analyses implications of UN Guiding Principles for banking sector & potential legal liabilities for impacts on human rights

Author: UNEP Finance Initiative & Foley Hoag

"Banks and Human Rights: A Legal Analysis", Jan 2016...

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