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7 August 2012

Bosnia camp survivors protest for memorial at ArcelorMittal mine

Author: Daria Sito-Sucic, Reuters

[S]urvivors of a notorious prison camp in wartime Bosnia implored the world's largest steelmaker…to raise a memorial at the site, where it now digs for iron ore…The Omarska camp in northern Bosnia was one of four Serb-run camps to hold Bosnian Muslims...

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24 May 2011

Liberia looks to save its rainforests by barcoding trees

Author: Fred Pearce, Guardian [UK]

A decade ago, Liberia's forests were being stripped bare by warlords to fund a vicious 14-year civil war that left 150,000 dead...[Now,] government...has signed a deal with the European Union to place timber sales on a permanently legal footing. The...

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19 February 2010

CSR focus yields cos rich rewards in mine belt [India]

Author: Rakhi Mazumdar, Economic Times [India]

...in several mineral-rich provinces...Indian corporates that have invested in community-building efforts in the past are reaping benefits while billion-dollar projects announced by global behemoths struggle to take off...“For mid-rung companies with...

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18 January 2010
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Author: Compilado por el Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos (CIEDH)

Después del terremoto que devasto Haití el pasado 12 de enero del 2010, algunas empresas anunciaron contribuciones a la ayuda humanitaria, incluyendo a: [La Caixa, Metro de Madrid, Yoigo, Caixa Galicia, Telefónica, Royal Caribbean, Iberdrola, Caja...

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28 July 2009

Where are India's great philanthropists?

Author: Dean Nelson, Telegraph [UK]

What does it say about India that its most active philanthropists right now are Bill Gates and Prince Charles?...Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi asked ...How can a country with so much wealth, technical know-how and management talent give so little...

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12 May 2009

ArcelorMittal continues to pollute and uproot people’s lives

Author: CEE Bankwatch

ArcelorMittal needs to move beyond good intentions on environmental and social improvements…[T]he company continues to destroy the environment, risk people’s lives and displace local communities, according to a new report…by the Global Action on...

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2 March 2009
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Author: Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)

...Il s’agit d’un rapport d’évaluation de sept pays ouest africains portant sur la gestion transparente, responsable, équitable et durable des ressources naturelles pour un développement efficace et efficient des pays situés dans la sous-région...Bien...

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27 October 2008

ArcelorMittal’s African gamble [Liberia]

Author: Juliet Hepker & Daniel Litvin, Critical Resource

...ArcelorMittal anticipates creating a total of 3,500 direct and 20,000 indirect jobs as a result of its investment [in Liberia]. It has also committed to invest $3m each year in a community development fund. In the words of the global firm’s CSR...

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10 March 2008

Fair Contracts for Poor Countries

Author: Karl Sauvant, Executive Director, Columbia Univ. Program on International Investment, in Policy Innovations [USA]

A number of countries in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere are abrogating or renegotiating contracts with multinational enterprises (MNEs), and others are likely to follow suit... While "fairness" may well be in the eyes of the...

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13 June 2007

[59 companies' International Framework Agreements]

Author: Observatoire sur la Responsibilite Societale des Entreprises (ORSE)

[Full list of companies with international framework agreements, with links to full text of most of them]: Quebecor, VolkerWessels, France Telecom, National Australia Bank, Staedler, Euradius, Nampak, Royal Bam, Securitas, PSA Peugeot Citroen,...

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