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Vale was known as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) until Nov 2007.  For items about the company prior to Nov 2007, see our website section on Companhia Vale do Rio Doce.

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12 February 2010

[PDF] Investors step up pressure on corporate responsibility reporting

Author: UN Principles for Responsible Investment

A coalition of global investors from 13 countries, managing over US$2.1 trillion of assets, today added its voice to the increasing calls for better corporate reporting on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) activities. The...

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1 February 2010

Intl. Council on Mining & Metals member firms commit to partnerships for poverty reduction

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1 February 2010

[PDF] Mapping in-country partnerships

Author: Dave Prescott, for Intl. Council on Mining & Metals

[cases on 6 themes: Mining and poverty reduction; Mining and economic development: Revenue management, Regional development planning, Local content; Mining and social investment; Mining and dispute resolution....

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1 February 2010

[PDF] Mining: Partnerships for Development - Position Statement

Author: Intl. Council on Mining & Metals

...ICMM member companies commit to actively support or help develop partnerships...with the aim of enhancing the social and economic contribution of mining... [M]ember companies will...:...

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22 January 2010

Social risk mitigation taking mining’s centre stage

Author: Martin Creamer, Mining Weekly

Increasingly, the ability of a company to acquire a ‘social licence’ to mine is becoming very highly valued…Mine-impacted communities are expected to be treated fairly and more than 60 financial institutions have adopted the Equator Principles, which...

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1 September 2009

Carbon Disclosure Project finds improved disclosure of emissions among world's largest companies - Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron lead

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1 September 2009

Plundering the Amazon

Author: Michael Smith, Adriana Brasileiro, Bloomberg Markets

Alcoa and Cargill have bypassed laws designed to prevent destruction of the world’s largest rain forest, Brazilian prosecutors say. The damage wrought by scores of companies is robbing the earth of its best shield against global warming. [refers to...

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 - Global 500 Report

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Following the increase in the number of CDP signatories, the standard of disclosure over the past seven years since the inception of CDP has increased dramatically... The number of Asian companies responding to CDP 2009 increasedby 39% (51 to 71) from...

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24 September 2008

Brazilian First Lady discusses fight against child and adolescent exploitation and the promotion of World Congress III with business sector

Author: Agência Brasil

Business people and federal government representatives – including the Brazilian First Lady, Marisa Letícia – met on Wednesday (Sept. 18) to discuss strategies for fighting child sexual exploitation...the Chairperson of the Brazilian Communications...

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20 August 2008

Amazon Indian Iron, Diamonds in Brazil May Turn Legal to Mine

Author: Diana Kinch, Bloomberg

For decades, Valeria Paye Pereira and her tribe of Tiriyo Indians in Brazil's Para state have fought wildcat miners...[who] have cut trees, polluted waters and attacked the tribe's wood-and-straw homes. Now, the 1,100-member tribe is taking its fight...

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