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8 years 12 months ago.   ECA Reform, EDC reform, EDC regulation, Government accountability, Human rights.   ECA-Watch submission to the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises regarding the importance of including public finance on its agenda.   Read more ...
9 years 6 days ago.   Corporate accountability, Domestic legislation, ECA Reform, EDC reform, EDC regulation, globalization, Government accountability, Government of Canada policies and positions, Human rights, Poverty, Tax Justice, Transparency and disclosure.   Transparency and the international economy; Cannes G20 postmortem; export credit agencies fail on human rights.   Read more ...
9 years 3 weeks ago.   ECA Reform, EDC regulation.   The international civil society network, ECA-Watch, provides substantive input on the latest iteration of the OECD 'Common Approaches' regarding export credit agencies.   Read more ...
9 years 2 months ago.   Corporate accountability, Domestic legislation, EDC regulation, Government accountability, Government of Canada policies and positions, Human rights, IFI policies and positions.   On September 15, 2011, the Canadian government's Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibilty held a workshop with John Ruggie entitled, 'Implications of the Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the UN Framework for CSR in the Canadian Extratcive Sector.' The Halifax Initiative participated on behalf of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability as the civil society respondent to Mr. Ruggie.   Read more ...
9 years 4 months ago.   ECA Reform, EDC regulation, Environment, Environmental, IFI, IFI governance, IFI policies and positions, IFI reform, Sustainability.   The role of the World Bank in climate finance; Europeans raise the bar on export credit disclosure; the FTT; glacier protection in Argentina; new UN working group.   Read more ...
9 years 5 months ago.   Corporate accountability, Domestic legislation, EDC regulation, Environment, globalization, Government accountability, Government of Canada policies and positions, Human rights, IFI accountability, IFI governance, IFI policies and positions.   Canadian mining interests in countries around the world are valued at tens of billions of dollars.   Read more ...
9 years 6 months ago.   Corporate accountability, EDC reform, EDC regulation, Human rights, IFI governance, IFI policies and positions.   Selecting new IMF boss; CSOs urge UN to move beyond Ruggie; Argentine civil society sues Barrick Gold; Quebec court accepts jurisdiction in case against Anvil Mining.   Read more ...
9 years 6 months ago.   Corporate accountability, Human rights.   International civil society statement regarding business and human rights, post-Ruggie.   Read more ...
9 years 6 months ago.   IFI accountability, IFI governance, IFI reform.   The IMF has committed itself to ending European dominance of selection of its managing director, and introducing an open, merit-based and transparent process. This paper sets out the three key elements to ensuring a successful process next time: a focus on selecting the best candidate available; a clear, fair, and transparent process; and the legitimacy gained from the backing of a majority of countries as well as IMF voting shares.   Read more ...
9 years 8 months ago.   Corporate accountability, Domestic legislation, Environment, globalization, Government accountability, Government of Canada policies and positions, Human rights.   Article concerning lack of accountability in Canada regarding our overseas extractive sector.   Read more ...

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