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Commentary: Govts’ COVID-19 response measures should not give rise to damages claims brought by foreign investors
Author: Corporate Europe Observatory & Transnational Institute
“Cashing in on the pandemic: How lawyers are preparing to sue states over COVID-19 response measures”, 19 May 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
UK: Almost 200 CEOs sign letter to Boris Johnson, calling on govt. to deliver a green recovery plan in the wake of COVID-19
Author: Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian
“Top business leaders call on Boris Johnson to set out green recovery plan”, 1 June 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak: Government & business response
- Related companies: Aviva BP British Airports Authority (now Heathrow Airport Holdings) HSBC Lloyds Group National Grid
On 13 May 2020, Norges Bank, which manages Norway's USD 1 trillion fund, announced its decision to exclude 12 companies from the Government Pension Fund Global due to environmental and human rights concerns. It placed a further four under observation....
NGOs call for a US-Kenya free-trade agreement that does not undermine food sovereignty, livelihoods & efforts to address climate change
Author: Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (Washington, DC) and Catherine Gatundu, ActionAid International
"U.S.-Kenya FTA and the rights to land and food"...
To avert future pandemics, states & business must protect & listen to land and environmental activists now, says Global Witness
Author: Global Witness
"Governments and business must stand up for land and environmental defenders now, so that they can help build a more resilient and fair future for us and our planet", 07 May 2020...
Opinion: Sand mining creates critical need for global governance in the sector to address labour & environmental impacts
Author: M. Marschke, J. Rosseau, L. Schoeberger, & Michael Hoffman, EcoBusiness
"Roving bandits and looted coastlines: How the global appetite for sand is fuelling a crisis," 08 May 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia
Author: Nick Toscano, The Sydney Morning Herald
"'Breakthrough moment': Woodside investors revolt on climate change", 30 April 2020...
- Related companies: Woodside