For many communities, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) represents a critical tool for ensuring that they have a say in whether and how extractive industry projects move forward. This policy brief examines publicly available corporate commitments regarding community rights and community engagement.
European states insisting on emerging countries providing their ‘fair share’ while continuously failing to reach their own aid targets is a backward step.
The Business and Climate Summit was an opportunity for companies to lead by example, and though several did show willing, it was not nearly enough to champion the urgent action needed to help combat climate change.
This briefing presents the updated March 2015 Behind the Brands scorecard showing changes in both the ranking of the ‘Big 10’ international food and beverage companies and changes to the thematic trends.
Today EU Development Ministers agreed to boost the role of the private sector in development cooperation, despite the limitations of placing the private sector at the centre of EU development policy.
Ebola is a humanitarian crisis first and foremost – but it is also a mounting economic disaster for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
The World Bank’s 'Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal' report delivers a troubling new assessment of the impact climate change is having on food security, water resources and ecosystems. It warns that without action heat waves and other weather extremes that occur once every hundred years, if ever, would become the new climate normal putting millions of people at risk.
Leading chocolate companies Mars, Mondelez International and Nestle have made some progress on their 2013 promises to improve gender equality in their cocoa supply chains but significant gaps still remain, according to an independent evaluation published today.
This evaluation provides an analysis of four gender impact assessments and action plans published by the world’s “Big Three” chocolate companies in two countries.
People around the world are trapped in a ‘toxic triangle’ made up of short-term financial investors, timid governments and fossil fuel companies, which threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060.