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18 July 2017

Members of US business org IECA disagree with its stance against Paris Agreement

President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has faced significant criticism from the business community. In advance of the decision, over one thousand companies publicly declared their support for the Paris Agreement and following the...

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12 June 2017
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Author: Paloma Martinez, Radio Canada International (Canada)

« Plus de produits consommés au Canada sont le fruit du travail des enfants »...

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11 June 2017

Koch Industries non-response

Author: Koch Industries

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28 August 2016

Persian rugs enjoy post-sanctions boom US sales soar, providing a rare bright spot for Iran

Author: Monavar Khalaj, Financial Times

The US was Iran’s major market for Persian rugs and the sanctions caused total carpet exports to drop by 30 per cent — the embargo meant no American could buy, sell or import Persian rugs, even if they were purchased outside of the Islamic republic....

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26 July 2016

Changes to India's child labour law will disadvantage tribals, lower-castes - U.N.

Author: Nita Bhalla, Guardian

he United Nations says changes to India's child labour law which permit children to work for their families and reduce the number of banned occupations for adolescents will disadvantage vulnerable groups such as tribals and lower-caste communities.....

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20 June 2016

Commentary: Renewable energy investments in emerging markets from institutional investors & businesses required to meet climate goals

Author: Peyton Fleming, Ceres, in The Guardian (UK)

"Businesses have seen the light with solar energy and it's finally paying off," 17 jun 2016...

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20 June 2016

Companies make commitments to clean energy & climate mitigation at Clean Energy Ministerial

Author: Clean Energy Ministerial

"World’s Energy and Business Leaders Announce Actions to Accelerate Global Deployment of Technologies at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial," 2 Jun 2016...

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2 June 2016

Green Deal Cooperation proves transparency is key to limiting long-term financial & environmental risks

Author: Ministry of Economic Affairs, IUCN NL, MVO Nederland, True Price

"It pays to be transparent: Lessons learnt in the Green Deal Cooperation towards Transparency in Natural and Social Capital, 2014 – 2016," May 2016...

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26 February 2016

US Govt. prepares to enforce law restricting import of goods made with forced & child labour

Author: Guardian (UK) with Associated Press

"Obama revives anti-slavery law to target Thailand's seafood exports"...

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14 October 2015

"Leveraging Market Systems for Good" - video of panel on steps by companies & others to fight modern slavery

Author: Global Philanthropy Forum

"Leveraging Market Systems for Good: Transforming Global Supply Chains and Protecting those Within — The Case of Slavery", 23 April 2015...

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