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  • Additional references to Guiding Principles by investors & others, before they were endorsed in June 2011: see
    2010-11 consultation on draft Guiding Principles and
    this page of other commentaries on Guiding Principles prior to their endorsement
  • Applications of UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" framework by investors and others, identified by UN Special Representative Ruggie during his mandate (Jul 2005-Jun 2011): click here

"Shareholders Pressure McDonald's to Report Human Rights Impacts Margaret Jungk, UN Working Group on business and human rights", Margaret Jungk, UN Working Group on business & human rights, in Huffington Post Blog, 22 May 2013

"Responsible business can help Burma's democratic transition", David Grayson (Cranfield School of Management) in Guardian (UK), 15 Jan 2013
"Responsible Investment in Burma: The Human Rights dimension", report by Institute for Human Rights and Business, Sep 2012

"Financing Human Rights Abuse: The Role of Public and Private Financial Institutions", BankTrack, ECA Watch, Center for Intl. Environmental Law, Dec 2012

"Towards responsible investment for large scale farming: good practices at the level of private and public investors", Aidenvironment, 28 Oct 2012

"Roundtable Discussion With Investors on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights",US Department of State, 23 Oct 2012

"Take a closer look: Current practices of Dutch business on human rights", Beco, Human [email protected], Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), Jun2012

"Standard Life Investments report on business and human rights in the extractives industries", Standard Life Investments, 15 Dec 2011

"Investment firms push oil companies on Syria", Barry B. Burr, Pensions & Investments, 9 Aug 2011

"Conflict Risk Network calls on Italian oil company to ensure it's not fueling Qaddafi", Conflict Risk Network, 1 Aug 2011
[refers to letter by group of institutional investors]

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