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14 November 2012

MoFA organizes Workshop on Business and Human Rights

Author: Emirates News Agency

Senior UAE business leaders met to discuss the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and how they might use these to help inform their business practices... The workshop was organized by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and facilitated...

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1 August 2012

[PDF] Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research

Author: Shift, Pacific Institute

When it comes to supporting the HRWS [human right to water and sanitation], the Guiding Principles help companies lay effective groundwork for their relationships with local communities and other stakeholders. Many corporate water stewardship...

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9 August 2011

Investment firms push oil companies on Syria

Author: Barry B. Burr, Pensions & Investment

A group of social investment firms plans an e-mail campaign to urge 11 oil companies to either stop operations in Syria or communicate their condemnation of the violent crackdown on protesters to the government…The investors plan to send e-mails to...

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31 July 2011

[PDF] Conflict Risk Network calls on Italian oil company to ensure it's not fueling Qaddafi [Libya]

Author: Conflict Risk Network

A group of institutional investors...sent a letter this week to Italian oil firm Saras S.p.A., urging it to ensure its products do not facilitate violence committed by Muammar Qaddafi’s regime in Libya..."They have a responsibility to respect human...

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