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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 awarded...

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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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1 July 2008
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1 July 2008
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Author: Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement

Ce rapport montre comment les entrepreneurs peuvent servir les populations pauvres en tant que clientes, mais aussi les intégrer en tant que producteurs, employés et chefs d’entreprise. Il donne des exemples de sociétés qui, en faisant affaire avec les...

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30 June 2008

[PDF] Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor

Author: United Nations Development Programme

This report shows how entrepreneurs can serve the poor as clients and customers and can also include the poor as producers, employees and business owners. It gives many examples of firms that—by doing business with the poor—are generating profits,...

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18 October 2007

United Utilities: "Business principles" [PDF]

[scroll to pg.10, "Human Rights"]

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15 May 2007

IFC launches handbook for companies on stakeholder engagement in emerging markets - 30 case studies from different sectors & regions

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15 May 2007

Social(k) and Fidelity Out of Sudan Target Companies to Divest Retirement Funds from Fidelity Investments Over Sudan

Author: Social(k)

...Social(k)...today is day-lighting the names of 29 major companies each with more than two billion dollars of retirement assets in...Fidelity Investments... Social(k) fund President Rob Thomas made the announcement due to concerns the financial titan...

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15 May 2007

[PDF] full report: "Stakeholder Engagement: A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets"

Author: International Finance Corporation

This handbook aims to provide the reader with the good practice “essentials” for managing stakeholder relationships in a dynamic context...The focus of this handbook is on stakeholder groups “external” to the core operation of the business, such as...

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1 January 2006

[PDF] Basic Services Human Rights Network - 2005 Report

Author: E.ON, EDF, National Grid, RWE npower, Severn Trent, Thames Water

Human rights, as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international instruments, can provide a framework for understanding the responsibilities of businesses...In 2005..We monitored and supported progress in promoting ethical...

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