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Enforcing the Equator Principles

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         On October 24-25, 2007, the Center for International Human Rights of Northwestern University School of Law, in collaboration with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Faculty of Law (Belgium), convened the Symposium on Corporate Human Rights Responsibility: Its Growing Relevance and Enforceability . The event drew an impressive cast of practitioners and scholars to examine the human rights prong of corporate social responsibility, which in the terminological construct of the United Nations Global Compact also consists of three additional fields of focus: labor, ...
The Equator Principles (EPs) are a voluntary set of standards for determining, assessing and managing social and environmental risk in project financing. Project financing, a method of funding in which the lender looks primarily to the revenues generated by a single project both as the source of repayment and as security for the exposure, plays an important role in financing development throughout the world (See ). Project financiers may encounter social and environmental issues that are both complex and challenging, particularly with respect to projects in the emerging markets. The Equator ...
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• Mental Gymgnostics • Verticalisthenics • Dilettantric Yoga • Freevangelical Pundamentalism • Inward Mobility • Upward Nobility • Isness Ministration • Natural S'lacktion • Metaphysical Comedy • Pure Inscapism in a Laughty Atmasphere of Jehovial Witticisms Sorry about the abrupt segue, but I'm just dipping into the arkive, and this was the next post, now edited and fortified with extra gagdaddery. ***** One nation under God? I don't know if I like that, for it all depends on the meaning of "One." As Coleridge put it, "two very different meanings lurk in the word, one ." In his ... market research, surveys and trends
by Olaf Dilling, Martin Herberg and Gerd Winter (eds). Oxford, UK, and Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2008. 376pp. Hardback. £45.00/$95.00. ISBN: 9781841137797. Paperback. £22.50/$48.00. ISBN: 9781841137803. Reviewed by Fiona Marshall, School of Law, Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Email: f.marshall [at] pp.172-174 In a world of increasing globalisation of markets, the dichotomy between this state of affairs and the nation state has become increasingly apparent in that state rules cannot, and do not, provide adequate regulation. As the title suggests, the aim of RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS is to ... market research, surveys and trends


Enforcing the Equator Principles: An NGO's Principled Effort to ...
Apr 17, 2008 ... Enforcing the Equator Principles: An NGO's ..... built by Spain's ENCE -- whose total investment was valued at ten percent of the ..... announced that it would withdraw from the $480 million project.88 ING's withdrawal ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Equator Principles | Corporate Green
The chief executive of America's biggest corporation did something astonishing this week: He staked his company's future on its ability to, in his words, "define the cutting edge in cleaner power and environmental technology." The greening of General Electric was announced by its chief executive, Jeffrey Immelt. He said that by 2010 GE would double its research spending on cleaner technologies to $1.5 billion annually and double its sales of environment-friendly products to $20 billion annually. Meanwhile, GE will reduce its emission of greenhouse gases by 1 percent by 2012; without this action, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


'A New Environment', Legal Week 2 February 2006 - LW 2 Feb p24 ...
Jan 30, 2006 ... enforcing such standards, would suggest that the standards applied ... The Equator Principles are designed to help control and monitor the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Bridges to sustainable tropical health
Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Building I, Room 1113, Boston, MA 02115 ‡ To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mcastro/at/ Edited by Barry R. Bloom, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, and accepted by the Editorial Board July 8, 2007 Ensuring sustainable health in the tropics will require bridge building between communities that currently have a limited track record of interaction. It will also require new organizational innovation if much of the negative health consequences of large-scale economic ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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