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5 July 2011

Oil and gas spills in North Sea every week, papers reveal

Author: Rob Evans, Richard Cookson, Terry Macalister, Guardian [UK]

Serious spills of oil and gas from North Sea platforms are occurring at the rate of one a week, undermining oil companies' claims to be doing everything possible to improve the safety of rigs. Shell has emerged as one of the top offenders despite...

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28 January 2011

Drawing Lines in the Sand

Author: Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF)

Whilst the work of transnational corporations can bring vital inward investment to developing countries, their activities can also have a negative impact on poor communities. Following the discovery of vast oil reserves in Rajastan, India, a...

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1 January 2011

Financial valuation tool for sustainability investments [website]

Author: IFC

Companies are spending millions of dollars in local communities to support sustainability – environmental, social and governance (ESG)...Measuring the real and perceived benefits to communities of sustainability programs is important for assuring...

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1 December 2010

[PDF] Lines in the Sand: Lessons in Corporate Accountability from the Barmer to Salaya Pipeline

Author: Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF)

This report looks at Scotland’s largest oil company, Cairn Energy, and the impact of its work in north-west India. Cairn Energy invests in CSR and takes it seriously. Its CSR approach is broad and encompasses not only projects funded to benefit local...

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1 December 2010

India: Scottish Catholic Intl. Aid Fund report on impact of Cairn Energy's pipeline project, including on access to water, women, livelihoods

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1 September 2010

The invisible fishermen of the Godavari [India]

Author: R Uma Maheshwari, Infochange India

…But the dam will submerge 276 villages, displacing farmers and fisherfolk…The “big players already there” include Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Reliance, and Cairn Energy…In all the talk in the political sphere, the people who stand...

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22 August 2010

How RBS funds ‘dirty oil’

Author: Rob Edwards, Herald [Scotland, UK]

Royal Bank of Scotland [RBS] is facing its biggest protests in a long history of protests. Environmental groups and hundreds of climate protesters are camped on the lawn at RBS’s…headquarters...[to protest] the bank’s role in funding the world’s dirty...

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23 June 2010

[PDF] The “State of Play” of Human Rights Due Diligence: Anticipating the Next Five Years

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

Companies have a responsibility to respect human rights, which means to act with due diligence to avoid infringing on the rights of others...But what does the corporate responsibility to respect mean in practice? And how effectively are companies...

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20 June 2010

Anger grows across the world at the real price of 'frontier oil'

Author: Richard Wachman & Jon Stibbs, Observer [UK]

The eyes of the world are on BP after the disaster that left oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico…But campaigners accuse Big Oil of an appalling track record elsewhere in the world…[C]ritics say oil companies are taking ever-increasing risks to cash in...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Original title: A right to water? - the business implications

Author: Luke Wild, Criticaleye

Water scarcity…affects one in three people on every Continent…The poorest nations, regions and individuals face the brunt of this shortage and it is expected to get worse…One of the many international actions seeking to address the growing water...

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