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Business must listen to land defenders if there is to be any chance of halting climate breakdown

Rachel Cox, (Jul 28, 2020)

Rachel Cox of Global Witness warns that those who stand on the frontline of environmental defence must be protected, as new figures reveal 2019 was the most dangerous year on record for indigenous and community activists

Shining a light on corporate human rights abuses in the Pacific

Amy Sinclair, (Dec 9, 2019)

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s Amy Sinclair introduces a new portal that focuses attention on a resource-rich area remote from the rest of the world

Ethical Corporation digs deep into ESG issues facing the mining sector

Terry Slavin, (Nov 3, 2019)

For our November issue, we take a look at efforts to address the human rights and environmental risks in minerals powering the energy transition, and chart progress overcoming some of the biggest challenges on the road to more sustainable transport

‘With three activists killed a week, companies must support land defenders or remain complicit’

Alice Harrison, (Jul 30, 2019)

Alice Harrison of Global Witness argues that companies, consumers, investors and governments must all take steps to ensure that our growing demand for food and resources does not cause human rights abuses and irrevocable environmental harm

New human rights ranking shows most firms have barely left the starting line

Phil Bloomer, (Nov 11, 2018)

Phil Bloomer of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre assesses the results of the 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and finds that while there has been welcome progress among a small group of leaders, the vast majority of companies are content to under-perform

Shining a light on the green economy’s human rights challenge in the magazine

Terry Slavin, (Apr 27, 2018)

This month we look at the ESG risks that could put the brakes on uptake of renewable energy and electric vehicles, and the burning issue of land rights

How a little local knowledge can go a long way for mining companies

Mike Scott, (Apr 26, 2018)

Mike Scott reports on how using local suppliers and hiring indigenous people offers business benefits for companies like Indonesia's Bumi Resources, Canada's Imperial Metals and Cameco

Mining companies ‘failing to address trust deficit’ with communities

Mike Scott, (Apr 26, 2018)

The Responsible Mining Index, published this month, praises several companies for good practice, but identifies a widespread failure by extractives firms to monitor and share ESG performance with communities. Mike Scott reports

CSR Cheat Sheet: No Monday blues for sustainability professionals

Oliver Balch, (Mar 6, 2018)

Employees in CSR happier than average; tarnished jewellery supply chains; the problem of principles v profits; corporates scramble to restore trust

Vedanta court ruling a 'major victory for corporate human rights campaigners'

Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly, (Nov 22, 2017)

A UK court's decision that the copper company potentially holds a duty of care to 2,000 farmers who claim they are affected by the activities of its Zambian subsidiary is a landmark finding that could have far-reaching implications for corporate supply chains, argue Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly

BrandWatch – April 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 20, 2016)

Cutting food waste would save $2bn

Mining sector benchmarking: Digging themselves out of a hole

Ellen R Delisio, (Mar 21, 2016)

Under fire as never before for the social and environmental destruction it causes, the world’s dirtiest industry is trying to come clean

Successfully manage partnerships between indigenous communities and extractives industry

Steve Wade, (Feb 11, 2016)

The Responsible Extractives webinar series kicked off with an hour-long webinar on partnering with local communities. We were privileged to be joined from 2 experts in the area

Infographic: Sustainability trends in Mining, Oil & Gas

Steven Wade, (Jan 5, 2016)

What is the top challenge for mining, oil and gas sustainability professionals in 2016?

Human Rights within mining, oil and gas

Liam Dowd, (Sep 17, 2015)

Second in our series of whitepaper extracts, this article is taken from the 2015 Responsible Extractives Report

EthicsWatch: Australia - Great barriers facing coal mining

Giles Parkinson, (Aug 6, 2015)

Those planning projects that come with environmental risks are increasingly encountering a lack of financial support, as with the case of a major coal mine in Australia

EthicsWatch: Company ownership - EITI

Ellen R Delisio, (Jul 14, 2015)

Company disclosure laws introduced for UK extractives companies

Women in mining: Africa - Businesses need to mine women’s talent

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, (Jun 9, 2015)

Women must be better represented in Africa’s growing extractive sector, for the sake of commercial success as well as fairness

Extractives: Social licence - Case studies

Sam Phipps, (Jun 5, 2015)

Four insightful case studies detailing how some of the largest companies within the extractives industry are approaching and managing environments and communities local to their operations

Extractives: Social licence - A mine of challenges

Sam Phipps, (Jun 5, 2015)

When it comes to sustainability in the extractives industry, purists might see a contradiction in terms. But if the interests of local communities are kept central, there is more chance net benefits will follow

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