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20 September 2019

Commentary: Recognising corporate watchdogs as an integral part of ethical outsourcing could help improve current auditing system

Author: Peter Bengtsen, Le Monde diplomatique

"Mica mining, why watchdogs count", April 2019...

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29 January 2019

India: Volkswagen faces emission hearing for alleged environmental damage

In November 2018, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) convened an expert panel to report on the environmental impact of Volkswagen's use of a "cheat" or "defeat" devise in its diesel engine cars to manipulate emission tests. Volkswagen admitted using th...

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28 January 2019

India: Consider expanding scope of Volkswagen emission case to other car makers: Supreme Court to Green Tribunal

Author: Press Trust of India (PTI), The Hindu Business Line

"Emission norms - Consider expanding scope of Volkswagen case to other car makers: SC to NGT", 21 January 2019...

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28 January 2019

India: Volkswagen fined Rs 1 billion for causing air pollution in Delhi

Author: The Logical Indian

"Volkswagen Fined Rs 100 Cr For Causing Air Pollution In Delhi; NGT Asks To Deposit Penalty", 18 January 2019...

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12 December 2017
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Author: RTBF (Belgique)

Un groupement de plus de 200 grands investisseurs a décidé de mettre la pression sur 100 entreprises parmi les plus émettrices de gaz à effet de serre, pour qu'elles adaptent leur modèle à la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique....

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8 May 2017

India ​to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic child labour

Author: Kate Hodal, Guardian [UK]

India is to legalise the mining of mica, a sparkly mineral used in eyeshadows and car paint, in a bid to cut the number of children who labour – and often die – to produce it...Activists lauded the decision to legalise mica mining, but warned that...

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31 July 2016

Paint used by car makers linked to illegal mines in India reliant on child labour and debt bondage, company responses included

Author: Peter Bengtsen & Annie Kelly, Guardian [UK]

"Vauxhall and BMW among car firms linked to child labour over glittery mica paint", 28 July 2016...

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18 June 2007

Consumption with a conscience

Author: Carlos Grande, Financial Times

The question of how advertisers should address increased public awareness of global warming and its implications for consumer behaviour is one of the themes of this year's [Cannes Film Festival]. It follows a recent rise in the number of companies in...

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22 February 2007

CSR: Automotive

Author: Globe and Mail [Canda]

[Results of Globe & Mail / Jantzi Research survey of automotive sector. Compares social & environmental performance of the following companies, listed from highest score to lowest: Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, General Motors, Volkswagen, Ford...

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1 November 2005

[PDF] Indian Attraction - Profitable multinationals as subsidy junkies – A study of incentives for foreign investment in India

Author: Patrik Oskarsson, for Finnwatch

India’s IT miracle is built on Software Technology Parks, a similar concept to the SEZ. About 85 per cent of software exports come from these parks, where concessions on taxes, land and infrastructure costs, as well as on labour rights, have been made...

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