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Large companies fail to disclose impact on deforestation

Almost three out of four companies with a significant footprint on the world's forests have failed to provide data on their impact on global deforestation in 2018, according to a study published by environmental non-profit organisation CDP on Tuesday (16 July).
Economy & Jobs 06-11-2018

All eyes on EU’s anti-discrimination efforts

Associations working to fight against inequalities are calling on the EU to adopt a more aggressive policy against fraudulent employers. This approach echoes a survey showing that the majority of French people are closely following this issue. EURACTIV France reports.    
Development Policy 27-10-2017

EU stance on duty of care by multinationals seen as ‘obstructive’

After France adopted a law on the duty of care by multinational companies, UN member states are discussing a treaty on human rights in international trade, despite the EU’s policy of obstruction.
Global Europe 28-04-2017

MEPs demand tough rules for textiles importers

The European Parliament has called for strict, binding legislation governing textiles imported to the EU, to crack down on the kinds of abuses brought to light by the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, in which more than 1,100 people died.
Development Policy 18-08-2015

Norwegian fund divests from four Asian companies over palm oil

Norway's gigantic sovereign wealth fund announced yesterday (17 August) it was divesting from four large Asian companies over the environmental damage their palm oil activities have on tropical forests.

EU lawmakers back rewards for long-term shareholders

Long-term shareholders in companies in the European Union will be rewarded with extra voting rights or loyalty dividends if a draft law backed by a panel of EU lawmakers comes into force.
Development Policy 23-03-2015

Statoil discloses its payments to governments

On 19 March, Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil disclosed the sums it paid to governments in 2014.
Development Policy 25-03-2013

Eastern Africa to become major player in energy geopolitics

Recently discovered gas in Mozambique could transform the country into a major player in the world LNG market, speakers said at a public event in Brussels. But some of them warned against high expectations of prosperity and warned that revenues won’t come fast.
Public Affairs 30-05-2008

Study calls for more accountability of EU corporations

Corporations should be held liable in Europe for human rights abuses and environmental damage incurred outside the EU, according to a new legal study presented by a civil society network in the European Parliament on 29 May.

PwC report: business needs to commit to sustainable development

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers' report says companies will be driven by sustainable development in the next ten years. It identifies six trends that will encourage businesses to be more socially and environmentally responsible in the future.
Euro & Finance 29-09-2005

EU steps up auditing rules of listed companies

Euro MPs have backed a proposal aimed at guaranteeing the independence of auditors against the management of major listed companies in a bid to prevent further Parmalat and Ahold scandals.

MEPs campaign to step up corporate responsibility

Socialist and Green MEPs have pointed to the failings of the purely voluntary approach to CSR currently applied in Europe to urge the Commission to impose binding rules.

Exploring the EU model of sustainable development

The second edition of the Global Forum on Sustainable Development in Paris, looked at the major obstacles hampering the global drive to reconcile economic growth, social cohesion and environmental protection.

CSR to stir further debate in the European Parliament

On 24 April the Employment and Social Affairs Committee is scheduled to vote on the draft report by Philip Bushill-Matthews on the Commission Communication on CSR.
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