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9 October 2018

Intl. Finance Corporation releases position statement on intimidation & violence against opponents of its projects

Author: International Finance Corporation (USA)

"IFC Position Statement on Retaliation Against Civil Society and Project Stakeholders", Oct 2018...

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5 September 2018

Renewable Energy Risking Rights & Returns: An analysis of solar, bioenergy & geothermal sectors

This briefing analyses 59 solar, bioenergy and geothermal companies' human rights policies and practices on five key areas: human rights commitment, community consultations, grievance mechanisms, labour rights and supply chain monitoring. It includes ...

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28 August 2018

South African Human Rights Commission issues report highly critical of mining sector's impact on socioeconomic development

The South African Human Rights Commission has released a report highly critical of the damage mining in the country is posing for human rights. The report concludes that the "mining sector is riddled with challenges related to land, housing, water, ...

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14 August 2018

Kenya: Report claims communities impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations not adequately consulted; includes company response & NGOs' rejoinder

A report by International Accountability Project (IAP) allege some members of the local community impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations did not have access to information about the proposed project neither were they consulted. The Business and...

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30 July 2018

Latin America: NGO report compares legal frameworks on financial institutions’ behaviour, including Chinese banks in this region

Author: Grupo Regional sobre Financiamiento e Infraestructura, GREFI

Comparative analysis about the legal frameworks on environmental, social and of access to information norms by traditional, emergent and Chinese financial institutions with presence in Latin America....

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9 July 2018

Guidance on developing effective grievance mechanisms in the banking sector

Author: BankTrack & Oxfam Australia

This paper reviews banks’ responsibilities and provides suggestions and recommendations for how banks can develop and implement effective operational-level grievance mechanisms that will be legitimate, trusted and meet their responsibilities under the...

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5 July 2018

Kenya: Case studies explore good practices with community engagement in energy projects

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18 June 2018

Ghana: Joint study by University of Ghana & IFC shows better performing companies have more gender-balanced boards

A joint study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the University of Ghana Business School has revealed that performing companies in Ghana tend to have more gender-balanced boards. 

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14 May 2018

Commentary: World Bank & IFC should hold themselves accountable when funded projects harm communities

Author: Vivek Maru, The Washington Post

"The World Bank shouldn't hide when it funds projects that harm communities," 9 May 2018...

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29 March 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: The legal significance of #MeToo

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