Women United for Climate Change at COP20

Women are some of the most important actors for climate change solutions: they are crucial in managing natural resources sustainably, adapting to climate change, and . . .

Corporations Hiding Behind the Constitution to Keep Secrets

Do corporations have the constitutional right to keep secrets, just because the information might be embarrassing or hurt their reputation if it became public? Our . . .

Update: Chevron fails to win State Department's Award for Corporate Excellence

After an outcry from 30 civil society organizations who objected to Chevron's nomination for the award - and other denouncements across the internet - the . . .

Mining Workshop for Civil Society Leaders in Myanmar

Rapid development in mining in Myanmar is putting communities at risk. Pollution, inhumane business and labor practices, and violence are some of the many issues . . .

Is Chevron a model of "corporate excellence"? We don't think so.

Last month the U.S. State Department announced that Chevron was a finalist for the Secretary of State's "Award for Corporate Excellence." Because Chevron is implicated . . .

On the 30th Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster. On the night of December 2-3, 1984, poisonous gas from the Bhopal, India pesticide . . .

“A Foreseeable Disaster”: New Report on the Negative Impacts of Forced Displacement Caused by the Thilawa SEZ

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in cooperation with Japanese NGO Mekong Watch and local organization, Thilawa Social Development Group (TSDG), recently released a report titled . . .

Pozzolan Mine Wearing out the People of Mt. Popa

“I have to eat my lunch so late so that I will not be hungry again in the evening,” the woman herding cattle told me . . .

Canadian government tries to protect the reputation of its mining companies - it's got its work cut out

The Economist is reporting on a Canadian government initiative to promote the interests of its mining companies abroad if they will agree to take part . . .

New ERI guide on how U.S. courts can provide assistance against corporate human rights abuses

While the post- Kiobel world has seen several disappointing decisions for victims seeking justice for corporate complicity in human rights abuses, there are still bright . . .