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First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Conflict minerals and the Atlantic divide

07-07-2014 | With US supply chain disclosure rules now in force and EU regulations lagging behind, Triodos Research has initiated engagement with European companies about the use of conflict minerals. We also encourage them to be transparent about supply ... [Published TriodosBank - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Is tea industry really taking steps to be more ethical and sustainable?

With world tea consumption expected to reach 3.36 million tonnes by 2021, the industry must address the ethical issues that leave it lagging behind in sustainability. Challenges are many.Sustainability codeRecently, the Tea Board of India launched a new ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

TTIP Won't Let Big Banks Wriggle out of Regulations, EU Negotiators Insist

Protesters demonstrating against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP hold up signs in front of a placard picturing German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter SteinmeierThe European Commission has denied that it is using the negotiations ... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

IMF: Developing economies are victims of corporate tax avoidance

Global Economy By Michael Hennigan, Finfacts founder and editorJun 26, 2014 - 4:55 AM Developing economies are increasingly victims of corporate tax avoidance by multinationals according to a paper issued Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). ... [Published FinFacts - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

PR - First Complaint to Dutch Development Bank FMO Admitted

Independent Complaints Mechanism to Examine Barro Blanco Dam in PanamaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAmsterdam:  FMO’s Independent Complaints Mechanism (ICM) determined that the complaint submitted by Panamanian indigenous communities has met its admissibility ... [Published International Rivers Network - Jun 17 2014]

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...both NGOs, claimed that a leaked "EU restricted" policy document proves European negotiators are lobbying on behalf of the financial sector to "prevent future regulation that might contradict the interests of financial corporations from both sides of the Atlantic"
The paper says: "The recent spread of IP (intellectual property) boxes .. is...highly suggestive of strong strategic spillovers, which one would indeed expect to be most marked for the most mobile elements of tax base. And the econometric evidence increasingly confirms that, as policymakers’ rhetoric often suggests, this reflects deliberate competition. For OECD countries (34 mainly developed countries), Devereux and others (2008) find that a one percentage point decrease in the statutory CIT rates of others generates, on average, a cut of 0.7 percentage points in response."

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