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Law

8 Oct 2012

Egypt rights activists seeing hopes dissolve

Women and minorities had wanted guarantees of equal rights, but that goal seems out of reach now that control of Egypt has shifted to an Islamist president.

8 Oct 2012

A close eye on population growth

Specialist branches into economic, environmental issues in Harvard talk

5 Oct 2012

GRI Sees Record Feedback on G4 Guidelines

A record number of 3,095 formal feedback submissions were made by sustainability experts, organizations and professionals on the next generation of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines during two 90 day Public Comment Periods, GRI has announced.

5 Oct 2012

The rising global interest in sustainability and corporate social responsibility reporting

By Sarah E. White  | 05 October 2012 The government stance on corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting varies across the globe from a voluntary initiative to a mandatory requirement. While […]

4 Oct 2012

The corporate sustainability officer role: gaining momentum or losing steam?

By Sarah E. White  | 03 October 2012 Smart organizations are realizing that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an essential part of the new business model.  As organizations commit to […]

3 Oct 2012

Poland aiming to enact new shale gas law in 2013

Poland wants its new shale gas law to go into force next year, Piotr Wozniak, the deputy environment minister responsible for the draft law said on Wednesday, but added that it would be best if a shale gas tax waited until at least 2016.

3 Oct 2012

Human rights in focus at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court, back in session today after its summer recess, is expected to take up a closely watched case that could help it decide whether American judges are empowered to hear lawsuits over human rights atrocities abroad.

2 Oct 2012

U.S. seeks to stamp out deceptive “green” advertising

Advertisers who try to entice customers with promises that their products are “green” or “eco-friendly” could quickly get in hot water with regulators if they cannot prove it, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

2 Oct 2012

The casualties of Chesapeake’s “land grab” across America

(Reuters) – Ranjana Bhandari and her husband knew the natural gas beneath their ranch-style home in Arlington, Texas, could be worth a lot – especially when they got offer after offer from Chesapeake Energy Corp.

1 Oct 2012

Court lifts Brazil ban on Transocean, Chevron ban eased

A Brazilian court overturned a ban on operations by offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd, accepting government arguments that the ban could cause billions of dollars in lost taxes for the government and output for the state-led oil firm Petrobras.