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8 December 2011

[PDF] Business & Human Rights in Southeast Asia: Recommendations on thematic priorities and possible activities for the UN Working Group

Author: Singapore Management Univ. Asian Peace-building and Rule of Law Programme, and Mazars

First, it is necessary…for the principles set out in the UN ‘Protect, Remedy and Respect’ Framework (‘UN Framework’) and the GPs [Guiding Principles] to be embedded into the shared…norms and values that are being formulated to apply across ASEAN,...

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30 November 2011

Report: Mining company does not act in accordance with the OECD Guidelines

Author: Norwegian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Entreprises

The Norwegian-owned Mindoro Nickel Project in the Philippines should consult a broader group of indigenous peoples and be more transparent about adverse environmental impacts, concludes the OECD National Contact Point (NCP) Norway...Intex has...

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25 November 2011

CEDHA Files Equator Principles Due Diligence Review to US EXIM Bank and EDC of Canada on Barrick’s Pascua Lama Project [Argentina/Chile]

Author: CEDHA (Center for Human Rights and Environment)

The Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA), along with several local and international groups presented today an Equator Principles Due Diligence Review to two export credit agencies [Ex-Im Bank (USA) and Export Development Canada (EDC)]...

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25 October 2011

While BankTrack criticizes Equator Principles, IFC celebrates Community of Learning

Author: Mehrdad Nazari , Prizma

BankTrack notes that voluntary initiatives from banks have an important role to play, “provided such initiatives are not mere window dressing but a sincere attempt to deal with the pressing social and environmental challenges faced by banks, people...

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24 October 2011

The Equator Principles Association hosts its largest ever annual meeting, launches the biodiversity for banks program and contribute to the IFC's community of learning

Author: Equator Principles

The Equator Principles (EP) Association held its largest ever Annual Meeting on 24 October 2011 in Washington DC. Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) and Associates discussed and debated numerous important topics related to the EP III...

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18 August 2011

How Europe Could Help Plug Oil Spills in Africa

Author: Jaya Ramachandran, International News Magazine [Australia]

A new study is asking the European Parliament, European Union member states and European civil society organizations to push for regulatory measures targeted at Europe-based companies engaged in oil exploration in sub-Saharan Africa...The study...

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10 August 2011

Big victories for indigenous peoples and transparency advocates

Author: Emily Greenspan, extractive industries policy and advocacy advisor, Oxfam America

This week the International Finance Corporation (IFC)–the private sector lending arm of the World Bank Group–released its new and, in some ways, improved policies designed to protect the environment and communities. The IFC has been criticized for...

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6 August 2011

[PDF] New Lex Mercatoria and conflict resolution in human rights conflicts - transcript of speech delivered at International Law Students Association 2011 International Conference

Author: Claes Cronstedt, Gaemo Group

There are four questions I wish to share with you. (1) Does New Lex Mercatoria break the present national legal structures and does it encompass human rights? (2) Is litigation a second rate choice to solve conflicts relating to human rights? (3) Are...

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18 July 2011

The Equator Principles Association Announces the Commencement of the EP III Update Process

Author: Equator Principles Association

Following the conclusion of the IFC Performance Standards Update and Review process, the Equator Principles (EP) Strategic Review process and public release of the Executive Summary and Appendix of the EP Strategic Review consultant report and...

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1 July 2011

Investing for sustainable development? A review of investment principles – trends and impacts

Author: Just Economics

Focusing on four major sets of investment principles – the UN Principles for Responsible Investment...the Equator Principles, the Environmental and Social Principles of the European Investment Bank...and the OECD Declaration on International...

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