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The Equator Principles

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         Traditionally, nation-states have played a central, if not exclusive, role in the human rights system. Critical to the functioning of the human rights system has been the act of binding states through a network of treaty obligations to which only states could become parties. This traditional model of human rights obligations has in recent years come under increased pressure from a changing, globalizing world. Greater attention is now being paid to the role and responsibilities of non-state actors, such as individuals and corporations, vis-a-vis human rights. ...
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 ...
IFC to operate new social, environmental standards in 2011 : Ghana ...
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, has announced that its new environmental and social standards will become operational by January 2011. According to the IFC, consultations are currently ongoing around the world with stakeholders and it is envisaged that reviewed and new standards to aid the institution in its work with the private sector would be completed by the end of this year and become functional next year. Disclosing this in Accra on Friday at a press conference after a stakeholders consultation on the IFC’s operating standards involving about 45 participants from ... market research, surveys and trends
East Africa Forum » Ethiopia dam blot on China's aid record
The tale of two dams in Africa – one under construction, the other completed – captures two starkly differing sides to China’s image as a major player in the development of hydropower around the world. The Gibe 3 Dam in Ethiopia, now under construction by Italian hydropower developer Salini Costruttori, is the target of international lobbyists opposed to what they say is the devastating environmental consequences it will have. Funding to cover the full US$1.75 billion construction of the project has not yet been secured, and against a background of opposition from local and international lobbyists, both the ... market research, surveys and trends


IFC News - Press Releases & FeaturesThe Equator Principles Support ...
Today in London, the Equator Banks – a group of about 40 financial institutions that together represent more than 80 percent of global project financing – pledged to strengthen their environmental and social risk management. They met to adopt the revised version of the Equator Principles, which follows IFC's approval of its new social and environmental performance standards, upon which the Equator Principles are based. I welcome this evolution. It is an important recognition of IFC’s work in developing world-class standards for project finance. I also welcome the Equator Banks’ commitment to a wider ... 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
Exporting Values
A United Nations voluntary business network aimed at spreading responsible business practices around the world offers a mixed report on last year's actions. Fewer than half of the companies have a zero tolerance for corruption and far fewer have instructed global suppliers to comply with the organization's principles. The actions of suppliers, however, may end up harming a company's brand. By Marlene Prost Global corporations are finding it hard to improve human rights and corruption practices in the countries they operate in, according to the 2009 Implementation Survey released last week by the United Nations ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Stanchart Celebrates Green Week To Highlight Environmental Protection
Standard Chartered has successfully undertaken an elaborate week-long programme of activities between June 5 and 12, 2010, dubbed �Green Week� to mark this year�s celebration of World Environment Day on June 5, 2010, and also to highlight the need for environmental protection. The calendar of activities for this year�s Green Week celebrations included internal and external activities. Internally, the Deputy Minister of Environment chaired a session with staff in the Bank�s head office building, where he discussed environment issues and how his ministry was dealing with the challenges. Environmental messages and information were ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Equator Principles final version 03 July 2006
Jul 3, 2006 ... The Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) have ... environmental policies and procedures that implement the Equator Principles. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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From this modest initiative, eight months later the Equator Principles were launched ... Equator Principles is expected. Environmental and social standards, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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WikiAnswers - Equator Questions including "How big is the equator"
The equator is a major line of latitude located at 0 degrees latitude. It divides Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Total questions 6300 Is florida or texas closer to equator? If you take the keys into account, I believe the answer is Florida. What countries in South America does the equator pass through? The equator passes through Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. It misses Peru by a very small distance. What is the velocity in metres per second of a person at the equator due to the earths rotation? At the equator the earth spins at 0.0005 Meters per second. Here's a bit more data -- you can do the math. ;-) ...
Are the days and nights equal at the equator all year round ...
The Equator is one of the Latitudes or imaginary circles drawn around the Polar Axis which, together with the lines of Longitude, form a grid on which the land and seas are mapped in a fixed geographical and astronomical position. This grid or chart is used to mark the position of the sun at midday to measure the length of a day. Because the earth 's polar axis is at an angle to the earth's orbital trajectory the sun's light reaches the Polar regions for half a year at a time so we know that the earth tilts toward the sun for six months and away from the sun for six months. Therefore every region on ...