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1 January 2006

Barrick Gold agrees to endorse Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, following shareholder resolution

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1 January 2006
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Author: Comité syndical national de retraite Bâtirente & les Soeurs de Sainte-Anne du Québec

[voir la p. 2 pour le français] Il est proposé que le Conseil d'administration adopte l'Initiative sur la Transparence des Industries Extractives (ITIE) et veille à sa mise en œuvre dans les pays où l'entreprise conduit ses activités... À ce jour, l...

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1 January 2006

[PDF] Resolution [of Barrick Gold shareholders regarding Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative]

Author: Comité syndical national de retraite Bâtirente & les Soeurs de Sainte-Anne du Québec [Canada]

Shareholders request the Board of directors to endorse the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and to contribute to its implementation in the countries where the company leads operations... To date, the EITI has already received endorsement...

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19 September 2005

Seeking oil in troubled waters -Amid global shortages and price rises, what China is paying for its imported oil could involve much more than just cash

Author: Antoaneta Bezlova, Inter Press Service

China's strategy of tapping new oil reserves in some countries, blacklisted by the United States as troublesome, is meeting increasing political resistance from Washington. [refers to China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China National Offshore...

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1 September 2005

World Business Council for Sustainable Development report on business contribution to Millennium Development Goals

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1 September 2005

[PDF] full report: "Business for Development - Business solutions in support of the Millennium Development Goals"

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

[includes case studies on Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Holcim, GrupoNueva, EDF, Philips, Vodafone, SC Johnson, Rio Tinto, BP, Eskom, Rabobank, ConocoPhillips]

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24 August 2005
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Author: Afrique Centrale

Pour la 6ème année, Western Union [partie de First Data]...et la Fondation First Data Western Union préparent la rentrée scolaire avec les parents. Des milliers de cadeaux pour les enfants de plusieurs pays d’Afrique centrale seront offerts aux clients...

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24 August 2005

The private sector can get water flowing to the poor

Author: [opinion] Fredrik Segerfeldt, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, in Financial Times

The privatisation of water distribution has stirred up strong feelings and met with resistance...However, the movement’s criticisms are off base...The main argument of the anti-privatisation movement is that privatisation increases prices, making water...

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19 August 2005

World Bank concern over Chad oil revenues

Author: Dino Mahtani, Financial Times

The World Bank has expressed serious concern about the use being made by the government of Chad of oil revenues from a big pipeline project assisted by the bank. Chad is an important test case for the World Bank in encouraging oil and mineral-rich...

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17 August 2005

Water Is a Human Right: How privatization gets water to the poor

Author: Ronald Bailey, Reason magazine [USA]

In his excellent new short monograph, Water for Sale: How Business and the Market Can Resolve the World's Water Crisis (2005), Swedish analyst Fredrik Segerfeldt makes the case that water privatization can go a long way toward quenching the thirst of...

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