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8 May 2014

Consulta Previa and Investment [Latin America]

Author: Americas Quarterly (US)

...The perils and promise of consulta previa…Across the Andes, resource-related conflict has increased over the past 10 years. [In this issue, Country Studies:] Peru… Chile…Guatemala [and] Colombia…[Articles:] Reducing the Financial Risk of Social...

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15 April 2014

BNP Paribas on its compliance with UN Guiding Principles

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15 April 2014

Compliance with the UN guiding principles concerning Human Rights

Author: BNP Paribas

In 2012, Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and CEO, and François Villeroy de Galhau, COO in charge of corporate social responsibility at BNP Paribas, signed the Statement of BNP Paribas on Human Rights, in which the Group commits to ensuring that human...

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29 January 2014

Dropping Phnom Penh Sugar without compensating its victims will not relieve ANZ’s responsibility [Cambodia]

Author: Equitable Cambodia & Inclusive Development Initiatives

Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International call upon ANZ to right the wrongs it has done by financing the Phnom Penh Sugar plantation and not just jump ship…Eang Vuthy, Executive Director of Equitable Cambodia, said: “We are very...

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28 January 2014

[PDF] A UN Business and Human Rights Treaty? An Issues Brief by John G. Ruggie

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard Univ., former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

At the September 2013 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the delegation of Ecuador delivered a statement stressing “the necessity of moving forward toward a legally binding framework to regulate the work of transnational corporations.....

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23 January 2014

ANZ ethics under scrutiny over Cambodian sugar plantation loan

Author: Richard Baker & Nick McKenzie, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

...ANZ is financing a Cambodian sugar plantation that has involved child labour, military-backed land grabs, forced evictions and food shortages. ANZ's support of the Phnom Penh Sugar Company's plantation is disclosed in confidential audits that reveal...

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23 December 2013

Australia: Protect, respect and remedy – Human rights and the Mining Industry

Author: Louisa Soper & Mark Keeling, DLA Piper Australia

The need to consider the impact of business operations and relationships on human rights is a growing feature of the corporate landscape...Operational, social, economic, geographical and political factors inherent to the mining industry mean players at...

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Company response
2 December 2013

Response from Sarawak Energy

Author: Haniza A. Hamid, Sarawak Energy

…[T]here is no ‘blockade’ at the Murum HEP [Hydroelectric Project]...[A]ll 353 families affected...have been relocated to the new resettlement villages…The RAP [Resettlement Action Plan] provides the affected community a level of compensation in terms...

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25 November 2013

Malaysian Embassies receive calls for good faith negotiations with Penan people displaced by Murum Dam

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10 September 2013

Managing Social and Environmental Risk for Financial Success: A BSR-UNEP FI Seminar [Beijing, 11 Nov]

Author: Business for Social Responsibility

In the past few years, public, media, and government scrutiny has put sustainability firmly in the spotlight in China and across the world. Banks and companies that do not address social and environmental risk in investment criteria and project...

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