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05.08.2018

Fairtrade renewable energy: shedding light on clean energy’s dirty secrets

Fairtrade renewable energy: shedding light on clean energy’s dirty secrets

David Flynn, Heriot-Watt University; Merlinda Andoni, Heriot-Watt University, and Valentin Robu, Heriot-Watt University for The Conversation The world is coming together on renewable energy. Trust in technology such as solar and wind power generation is increasingly reflected in the investment it receives from… »

26.07.2016

World Bank should uphold ILO standards in new labour safeguard

World Bank should uphold ILO standards in new labour safeguard

The World Bank’s updated Environmental and Social Framework, a draft of which will be considered by the Bank’s executive board on 4 August, introduces a new labour standard that would, for the first time, require borrowing countries to comply with some basic workers’ rights and labour conditions in Bank-funded projects. »

13.01.2016

Nestlé sued for exploiting children in Ivory Coast

Nestlé sued for exploiting children in Ivory Coast

Three of the world’s biggest food producers including Nestlé, have been indicted for using unpaid children to harvest cocoa in Ivory Coast. The US Supreme Court on Monday accused Nestlé, Archer-Daniels-Midland, and Cargill of aiding and abetting human rights violations by purchasing cocoa from Ivory Coast in full knowledge of… »

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