Category Archives: Environment Social Governance

Coronavirus could trigger biggest fall in carbon emissions since World War Two

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark emissions … Continue reading

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Building an Effective and Gender-Sensitive Environmental Management Regime

I am delighted to participate this week in the First Regional Forum of SIRD in Arusha, Tanzania: Towards Transparency, Gender Sensitivity and Accountability. Warm congratulations to SIRD on organizing a very successful First Forum. I was honoured to be invited … Continue reading

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ESG: Company fine increased $200-750K for criminal negligence in workers’ deaths

Fines for companies convicted of criminal negligence causing death must properly reflect a higher degree of moral blameworthiness and gravity. Liability of corporations for criminal negligence has been broadened to encompass the acts and omissions of “senior officers”. A company … Continue reading

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Environmental, Social and Governance – Commonwealth and Common Responsibility

We are pleased to include in our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) series, this guest piece prepared by Maureen Handrahan for and originally published by the Atlantic Council of Canada (www.atlantic-council.ca) COMMONWEALTH AND COMMON RESPONSIBILITY What is Corporate Social Responsibility and Why Does It … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 – Human Rights Claims Against Canadian Corp For Acts Of Its Overseas Subsidiary May Proceed

Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has denied a motion  to strike out claims by indigenous Guatemalans for human rights abuses, including rape and murder, alleged against security staff employed by the defendant’s Guatemalan subsidiary. In Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., … Continue reading

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