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21 November 2019

NGO briefing analyses key features of new OECD guidance on Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting

On 28 October 2019, the OECD launched new guidance on Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting - an important step towards encouraging responsible conduct by financial sector actors and establishing when and how they...

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13 November 2019

17 civil society organisations file first-ever OECD complaint to Slovenian National Contact Point over fracking activities of Ascent Resources

On 12 November 2019 17 civil society organizations filed a complaint with the Slovenian and British National Contact Points (NCPs) against UK-based Ascent Resources over hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activities in Slovenia. The complaint is the first...

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29 October 2019
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Author: Hansueli Schöchli, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"Credit Suisse löst Konflikt um Menschenrechte", 17. Oktober 2019...

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28 October 2019
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Author: Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises

« Retour sur la conférence "Entreprises et droits de l'homme" », 23 octobre 2019...

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25 October 2019

USA: Local leaders in West Virginia file OECD Guidelines case against Rockwool alleging breaches of human rights & environmental provisions

West Virginians for Sustainable Development and several local community leaders and politicians have filed a new OECD Guidelines case against Danish building-material manufacturer, Rockwool. The complaint alleges breaches of the human rights and...

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21 October 2019

Côte d'Ivoire will collaborate with neighbouring countries to fight illegal gold mining

Author: Louis-Nino Kansoun, Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"Côte d’Ivoire will collaborate with neighboring countries to combat illegal gold mining", 16 octobre 2019...

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18 October 2019

Report raises concerns about potential complicity in corruption among companies buying cobalt from DRC

In 2019, Resource Matters published a report alleging that companies producing technology that requires cobalt (such as cell phones, cars, or others with rechargeable batteries) are unable to avoid the potential corruption in the DRC. The report links...

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7 October 2019

Nigeria: Aggah residents reach ground breaking agreement with Italian energy company ENI to mitigate flooding

Author: OECD Watch

‘eand Nigerian community reach historic agreement to mitigate chronic flooding of village’ 2 October 2019...

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27 September 2019
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Author: Romane Ganneval, La Croix

« Les entreprises évaluées sur leur usage de l'intelligence artificielle », 22 septembre 2019....

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9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights the human rights impacts of the relationship between PMSCs and the extractive sector

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Relationship between private military and security companies and the extractive industry from a human rights perspective. Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right...

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