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Suez merged with Gaz de France to form GDF Suez in July 2008. Suez's water & sanitation businesses were spun off at that time as Suez Environnement.

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19 May 2015

Commentary: "Global businesses must lead the way on climate action"

Author: Laurent Fabius (Minister of Foreign Affairs, France) & Christiana Figueres (executive secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)

Green investments increasingly offer opportunites for growth and employment and businesses are well-placed to take the lead at this week’s Business and Climate summit in Paris...[M]any businesses now include climate action in their long-term strategy...

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12 April 2015
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Author: El Clarín

“Argentina deberá pagar US$ 405 millones a la francesa Suez” – 8 de abril de 2015...

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26 March 2015
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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des multinationales (France)

« La privatisation de l'eau déclarée inconstitutionnelle en Indonésie, Suez menacerait de saisir l'arbitrage commercial international », 24 mars 2015...

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24 March 2015

Jakarta court cancels world's biggest water privatisation after 18-year failure

Author: Public Services International

The Central Jakarta District Court on 24 March annulled the water privatisation contracts of Suez...and Aetra, finding that the Public-Private Partnerships were negligent in fulfilling the human right to water for Jakarta’s residents. The court...

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12 November 2014

UAE firm ranked among top in the region for advancing children’s rights

Author: Arabian Business

UAE-based RAK Ceramics, the world’s largest ceramics manufacturer, the Lebanese cement manufacturer Holcim Liban and the UAE’s National Bank of Abu Dhabi were ranked the best companies in the Middle East and Africa when it comes to advancing the cause...

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1 January 2014

Center for Intl. Environmental Law & Univ. Toronto launch guide to help NGOs file submissions in intl. investment arbitrations between govts. & firms to highlight human rights concerns

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Guide for Potential Amici in International Investment Arbitration

Author: International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto & Center for International Environmental Law

This guide is aimed at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who are concerned that a dispute before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) may have an impact on human rights, labor rights, the environment or any other...

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12 September 2012
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Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

…[Hace] casi 40 años y en vista de las conductas contrarias a los derechos humanos de muchas empresas transnacionales y de la insuficiencia del marco jurídico nacional…se intentó…[uno] internacional para contenerlas…En el Informe de la Secretaría...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Transnational corporations: Major players in human rights violations

Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Melik Özden, CETIM

This report attempts to bring up to date the booklet entitled Transnational Corporations and Human...

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5 October 2010

Summary Note: Consultation with Business Stakeholders on the Implementation of the UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework

Author: Prepared for the mandate of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

Professor John Ruggie…held a consultation with business stakeholders in Paris on the implemention of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework…The purpose of the consultation was to provide an opportunity for…industry,…employer organizations,...

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