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26 March 2019

Investors representing $1.3 trillion call on govts to make human rights due diligence mandatory throughout investment lifecycle

On 25 March 2019, the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR) on behalf of a group of investors representing $1.3 trillion in assets called for enhanced investor due diligence to address environmental, social and governance risks, including human...

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25 March 2019

Making Finance Work for People and Planet

Author: Investor Alliance for Human Rights

In a statement sent to European Union policy-makers, members of the United States Congress, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, a group of institutional investors...

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5 March 2019

Addressing inequalities of power: Landmark class action seeks justice for 15,500 Indonesian seaweed farmers affected by 2009 Montara oil spill

Author: Ben Slade, Legal Counsel at Maurice Blackburn (Australia)

Jelena Rudd speaks with Ben Slade, of Maurice Blackburn, legal counsel in Sanda v PTTEP Australia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd, a class action brought on behalf of 15,500 Indonesian seaweed farmers.

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16 January 2019

USA: Investors launch principles addressing sexual harassment and workplace misconduct

Author: Paul Hodgson, Responsible-Investor.com

January 15th, 2019...

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15 January 2019

India: CAG finds only 23 per cent labour working in railways paid minimum wages

Author: Press Trust of India (PTI), The New Indian Express

"Only 23 per cent labour working in railways paid minimum wages: CAG after reviewing 463 contracts", 8 January 2019...

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19 December 2018

Facebook under fire from civil rights groups

Author: Harper Neidig, The Hill

Facebook is scrambling to reassure civil rights groups after reports prepared for Congress detailed how a Russian troll farm used its platform to try and suppress black voter turnout in the 2016 elections... "We know we need to do more,” Facebook COO...

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18 December 2018

Financial filings require 'decision-useful' disclosure on human rights

Author: Jim Coburn, Senior Manager for Disclosure at Ceres

Companies are underreporting to the SEC, when stronger filings would help business, investors and workers

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13 September 2018

Inaccessible Remedies: The Unrealistic Expectations of Proof in AAA v. Unilever

Author: Lisa Kadel, Tara Van Ho and Anil Yilmaz Vastardis

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Company response
16 July 2018

BHP Billiton response

"...We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on a recent development with Samarco. At the link below you will find an explanation of an agreement made in the late June 2018 between BHP, Vale, Samarco, other parties to the Framework...

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6 June 2018

130 investors ask Canadian government to introduce legislation to eliminate forced labour and child labour in supply chains

Author: Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE)

[In June 2018,] a group of 130 Canadian and global institutional investors with $2.3 trillion assets under management [Candian dollars] are sending a statement to the Minister of Labour, Patty Hajdu, urging the Government of Canada to enact legislation...

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