The Agency RepRisk has released a study on the tax optimisation of several multinational corporations. Tax optimisation while not considered illegal, has been deemed unethical due to the impacts of not paying taxes in the country in which an organisation ... →
On the 28th of June 2016 the Norwegian Pension Fund excluded the companies Kosmos Energy Ltd. and Cairn Energy Plc. due to serious violations of ethical norms. ... →
Recently Facing Finance published the results of a study by Human Rights Watch on the working conditions occurring on Indonesian tobacco plantations.
Now the Swedish organization, Swedwatch, reports on similar incidents of environmental and human rights violations ... →
On June 24, the German Bundestag addressed the issue of fracking, in particular to address and distinguish conventional from unconventional fracking. While conventional fracking has been applied in Germany for a long time, there is ... →
On 20th June 2016 the NGO Global Witness published their new study “On Dangerous Ground” drawing attention to the dramatic worldwide increase of killings of land and environmental defenders.
The study documents 185 ... →
In June 2016, BankTrack published its second edition of “Banking with Principles? – Benchmarking Banks against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights“. Using 12 ... →
According to reports from Reuters, the German Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has launched an investigation into the VW emissions scandal against the ten managers who, until September 2015, formed the Group Management Board.. ... →
Brazil’s state police have found the mining company Samarco, a joint venture between Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton, accountable for willful misconduct in connection with ... →
At the end of May 2016 it emerged that spilled wastewater from a mine operated by Kazzinc Ltd in Ridder (Kazakhstan) has polluted the river Ulba, a tributary of the Irtysch, over a length of hundreds of kilometres. Locals are ... →
With the motto “Your Voice For Children!” six hours of fantastic ... →