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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an affiliate of the World Bank.

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3 December 2019
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2 December 2019

DRC: Four European development banks are financing a palm oil company that is violating workers’ rights and dumping untreated waste says report; banks responded

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1 November 2019

Kenya: IFC's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman to investigate Bridge International Academies alleged violation of labour & safety standards

Author: Sophie Edwards, Devex

"Watchdog to investigate IFC support for Bridge private schools in Kenya"...

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8 October 2019

Philippines: Alarming number of fatal attacks against environmental defenders related to agribusiness, mining & logging

The new Global Witness report denounces that in 2018, 30 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines, making it the country with the highest number of such killings in the world. Their new investigation shows that mining,...

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1 October 2019

Defending the Philippines: Environmental activists at the mercy of business at all costs

Author: Global Witness

Violence against land and environmental defenders is a systemic problem, spanning many different regions of the country and many different industries, and the army uses force to silence activism. 52 defenders have been killed extra-judicially in the...

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25 September 2019
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Author: ONU, en Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (Colombia)

“Los compromisos de América Latina en la Cumbre sobre la Acción Climática” - 23 de septiembre de 2019...

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25 September 2019
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Author: Catherine Morand, Le Courrier (Suisse)

"L’«agrocolonialisme» doit cesser!", 25 septembre 2019...

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23 September 2019

DRC: RAID submits complaint against World Bank for not requesting compensation after corruption on its investments

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5 September 2019

Kenya: 'Loopholes' helped World Bank evade responsibility for proposed Lamu coal plant, says Accountability Counsel

Author: Accountability Counsel

"IFC Escapes Responsibility for Lamu Coal Plant Contributions"...

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4 July 2019

Uncalculated Risks: Business role in projects related to attacks on defenders

Author: Defenders in Development Campaign

The new Uncalculated Risks report emphasises that Development Finance Institutions - DFIs - have an obligation to respect human rights and to ensure that their investments are not putting defenders at risk. It makes the point that DFIs should utilize...

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