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25 June 2019

Critical shareholding as a tool to hold Italian corporations accountable

Author: Alessandro Runci, Re:Common

Major Italian companies are asked to respond about their responsibilities re climate change & environmental destruction.

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17 December 2018

UK: City investors call on listed co's to pay living wage

Author: Jasper Jolly, The Guardian

City investors call on listed companies to pay living wage, 10 December, 2018...

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7 October 2017

Commentary: Companies must protect human rights as they transition to renewable energy

Author: Roberta Pinamoti, Business for Social Responsibility, GreenBiz

"That the "renewables rush" means for human rights", 04 October 2017...

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11 May 2016

Citizens take companies & govts. to court over climate change impacts

Author: John Schwartz, New York Times (USA)

"In Novel Tactic on Climate Change, Citizens Sue Their Governments", 10 May 2016...

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27 February 2015

“A real victory for freedom of expression” – UN rights expert hails US move to keep Internet open

Author: David Kaye,UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today welcomed the decision of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish new regulations to protect net neutrality in the country....

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3 October 2013

Activists urge World Bank to disinvest from private water companies

Author: Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Civil society groups are pressuring the World Bank to disinvest from private water companies, saying that privatising ownership and management...has failed to improve access to clean drinking water. The World Bank is subsidising private profiteering...

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 - Global 500 Report

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Following the increase in the number of CDP signatories, the standard of disclosure over the past seven years since the inception of CDP has increased dramatically... The number of Asian companies responding to CDP 2009 increasedby 39% (51 to 71) from...

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22 July 2009

Water Company Disclosure is Murky, Investors Must Press for Major Improvements In Investor- and Publicly-Owned Utilities' Reporting

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) [USA]

… most investor-owned water utilities have a long way to go in order to provide adequate environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure to investors, according to a major new study from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)...

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31 December 2008

ICSID Tribunal Finds Tanzania To Have Violated Bilateral Investment Treaty But Declines To Award Any Damages

Author: Andrea K. Bjorklund, Professor of Law at Univ. of California, Davis, in ASIL Insight (American Society of Intl. Law)

Privatization of public services, such as the provision of utilities and waste disposal facilities, has led to many investment disputes... Biwater Gauff (a joint venture of two European companies [via an operating company, City Water]...)...was...

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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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