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20 September 2005

It would seem that I was wrong about big business [UK]

Author: George Monbiot, Guardian [UK]

Corporations are ready to act on global warming but are thwarted by ministers who resist regulation in the name of the market. [refers to BT, John Lewis, PB Power, XCO2, Shell, United Utilities, British Gas (part of Centrica), Scottish Power, National...

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14 September 2005

Filipino water activists challenge UN to denounce privatization

Author: CyberDyaryo [Philippines]

The Water for the People Network, a broad alliance of non-government organizations (NGOs) and grassroots-based groups in the Philippines campaigning for people’s control over water services and resources, challenges the United Nations (UN) to issue a...

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12 June 2005

A Shift to Green [USA]

Author: Miguel Bustillo, Los Angeles Times

Fortune 500 companies including General Electric Co., Duke Energy Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. in recent months have championed stronger government measures to reduce industrial releases of carbon dioxide...This shift in corporate thinking was...

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25 May 2005

Public backlash over private water deals

Author: John Vidal, Guardian [UK]

Water privatisation was meant to solve a world crisis that has left more than two billion people without clean water or sanitation...In the past decade there have been riots in Bolivia, after which western water companies were thrown out. There has...

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22 March 2005

Private Sector Still Eyeing to Own Every Drop

Author: Anil Netto, Inter Press Service

...all across Asia, water privatisation schemes are failing to deliver clean and safe drinking water to communities, despite forcing consumers to pay for a basic human right...In contrast, the sterling performance of some major publicly managed water...

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1 February 2005

[PDF] full report: "Dirty aid, dirty water - The UK Government’s push to privatise water and sanitation in poor countries"

Author: World Development Movement

[refers to Severn Trent, RWE, Thames Water (part of RWE), Bi-Water, Cascal (part of Bi-Water), AWG (Anglian Water), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, United Utilities, Halcrow, Adam Smith International, Ernst & Young, Northumbrian Water, Suez, Veolia...

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31 December 2004

Friends of the Earth: 34 cases of the negative social, environmental impact of water & biodiversity privatisation

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31 December 2004

full report: Nature for sale

Author: Friends of the Earth International

[refers to Frontier Holdings Limited (part of Rimbunan Hijau), RWE, Aguas del Tunari (part of Bechtel), Suez, Maynilad Water (part of Suez), Manila Water (joint venture Ayala, Mitsubishi Corp. & United Utilities), Scottish Water, Victorian...

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1 November 2004

[PDF] full report: "Risk & Opportunity - Best Practice in Non-Financial Reporting"

Author: SustainAbility, UNEP, Standard & Poor's

[Top 50 companies (highest scoring first): Co-operative Financial Services (part of Co-operative Group), Novo Nordisk, BP, British American Tobacco, BT Group, British Airports Authority (BAA), Rabobank, Rio Tinto, Shell, HP, Unilever, Anglo American,...

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11 July 2004

Water wars: California's 'liquid gold' shouldn't be entrusted to private conglomerates

Author: Joseph W. Cotchett, attorney at Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy, former chairman of the California State Parks Commission, in San Francisco Chronicle

In the United States, 85 percent of water utilities are still public-owned, but that figure could change rapidly as multinational corporations such as France's Vivendi Universal and Germany's RWE swallow up smaller, locally run utilities around the...

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