Companies deprive Africa of urgently needed financial means

A report by the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows published in February 2015 revealed that Africa looses up to $ 50 billion a year due to fraudulent schemes among governments and multinational companies. This amount doubles the annual   ... →

Norwegian Pensionfund: Recommendation for exclusion of 6 new companies

 The Council of Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, one of the largest investors worldwide, has issued recommendations to exclude 6 more companies from the investment portfolio.

Its annual report 2014 and the corresponding website give details on   ... →

Lower Sesan 2 Dam, Cambodia: devastating affects on human and environmental rights

The Lower Sesan 2 Dam is a hydropower project in Cambodia, Stung Treng Province. According to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the dam conducted in 2010, 5 villages will be flooded and 5,000 people resettled. Many of them are   ... →

Locals near Akara Resources´ gold mine poisoned with heavy metals, Thailand

Since 2001, Akara Resources plc operates the Chatree Mining Compley in Ohichit Province, Thailand. After claims of health and environmental hazards, authorities analysed 600 blood samples of locals from Thap Khlo district. They found manganese and arsenic in 329 of   ... →