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22 January 2010

Social risk mitigation taking mining’s centre stage

Author: Martin Creamer, Mining Weekly

Increasingly, the ability of a company to acquire a ‘social licence’ to mine is becoming very highly valued…Mine-impacted communities are expected to be treated fairly and more than 60 financial institutions have adopted the Equator Principles, which...

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21 January 2010

[DOC] Major responsible competitiveness opportunities await Jordan, report finds

Author: AccountAbility & Sustainability Excellence

Today His Excellency Samir Rifai, the Prime Minister of Jordan, hosted a launch event for a new report analysing Jordan’s potential to enhance responsible competitiveness strategies in three key sectors....[The report] assesses how competitiveness can...

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Article
1 January 2010

[DOC] Human Rights Corporate Policies And Financial Performance - Is There A Real Link?

Author: Kenza Berrada, Thesis presented in fulfillment of requirements for the EDHEC diploma

In the first part of this research paper, two essential concepts are defined – human rights corporate policies/management systems and financial performance. The second part of the paper consists of case studies and other types of evidence aiming at...

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Article
16 November 2009

Canadian protest over RBS oil sands role

Author: Ed Crooks, Financial Times

Royal Bank of Scotland and the [UK] government...will be targeted by protests this week from Canadian aboriginal groups aiming to stop RBS lending to companies that invest in oil sands extraction in western Canada. A meeting in Parliament on Tuesday...

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16 November 2009

TwentyFifty launches report on how companies understand & tackle human rights issues in the UK

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16 November 2009

[PDF] The Private Sector and Human Rights in the UK

Author: TwentyFifty, commissioned by UK Govt. Ministry of Justice, Department of Health

..The Private Sector and Human Rights scoping study was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health, to provide an insight into how businesses understand human rights and to establish a dialogue with the UK private sector on...

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1 November 2009

Jordan: Report makes recommendations for 3 business sectors on social & environmental performance

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Responsible competitiveness in Jordan - Strategies for the banking, insurance and meat processing sectors

Author: AccountAbility & Sustainability Excellence

Responsible Competitiveness is a tool to understand how public policies, business action and civil society enablers all contribute to building an economy that responds to and drives economic, social and environmental development agendas, while...

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Article
18 October 2009

Treasury taken to court for RBS loans to Vedanta Resources [UK]

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian [UK]

[I]n the high court on Tuesday…the Treasury…[will] explain why the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has been lending money to the controversial mining firm Vedanta Resources, whose activities have been criticised by another government department [UK...

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1 October 2009

[PDF] Banking it Right: The “protect, respect and remedy“ framework applied to bank operations

Author: Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration, prepared for BankTrack

BankTrack’s research and mapping exercise has shown, that human rights due diligence is still at a very early stage in most of the banks. To fulfil their duty to respect banks should develop human rights policies and due diligence procedures, that...

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