* Five American Companies Blacklisted for Corporate Governance Failings – CalPERS, the largest U.S. institutional investor, listed specific grievances against the companies, some of whom are working with CalPERS toward reform.
Corporate Social Responsibility
* Human Rights Reporting Not Meeting Full Disclosure – The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), in partnership with the Roberts Environmental Center, surveyed 100 companies in the Fortune Global 500 and found that very few of their sustainability reports meet GRI’s standards for human rights reporting.
* Transatlantic Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibilities – Business representatives from the U.S. and Europe gathered together at a conference hosted by the Business Civic Leadership Center to share their perspectives on how CSR initiatives are viewed differently and to address areas where there could be more cross-regional collaboration.
Public Sector Governance
* Oil Resource Management: Case Studies of Four African Countries – The Institute for Democratic Alternative in South Africa has produced case studies in Angola, Chad, Gabon and Sao Tome e Principe, four oil rich African countries all facing unique challenges to effective oil management. The report attempts to identify alternative avenues countries could persue to avoid the “resource curse.”
* British Media Praise UK Court Ruling on BAE Probe Debacle– Leading British newspapers ran editorials and key British anti-corruption advocacy groups posted statements lauding the London High Court’s condemnation of the British government for allowing a corruption investigation at BAE Systems to be dropped.
NEWS from NGOs
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