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Chevron's Pollution Dispute Belongs in Ecuador's Courts, Says New York Appellate Panel

Published: Jun 16, 2015 – 07:59 PM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jun. 16 /CSRwire/ - A New York state appellate court has ruled that Ecuador's courts are entitled to resolve any disputes related to the distribution of funds from the $9.5 billion environmental judgment against Chevron, handing a victory to New...

Online Courses Address Social Responsibility

Published: May 27, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST

NEWARK, Del., May 27 /CSRwire/ - The University of Delaware has launched three new online short courses to help companies integrate social responsibility and human rights throughout their operations. The courses are titled: Human Rights of Workers in Supply Chains; Textile and Apparel...

Chevron’s Main Defense Unraveling in Ecuador Pollution Case, Says New Forensic Report

Published: May 11, 2015 – 11:29 AM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 11 /CSRwire/ - Chevron's claim that an Ecuador trial court judgment against it was "ghostwritten" is unraveling, according to a confidential forensic report and a separate article documenting the bombshell new evidence published by the Huffington Post. The confidential...

Donziger: Funder of Ecuador Pollution Case Signed False Confession to Stop Chevron’s Litigation Bullying in Gibraltar

Published: May 04, 2015 – 03:01 PM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 04 /CSRwire/ - A London-based funder of the historic environmental lawsuit brought by Ecuadorian villagers against Chevron admitted repeatedly in recent weeks that it was planning to sign a false confession required by the oil giant as a condition...

On Eve of Key Court Hearing, Chevron Drops Fraud Claims Against Funder of Ecuador Pollution Case

Published: Apr 19, 2015 – 06:39 PM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Apr. 19 /CSRwire/ - On the eve of an important court hearing and with its key factual evidence of "ghostwriting" firmly rebutted, Chevron has decided to drop a long-running litigation against a small funder of the Ecuador pollution lawsuit in...

Spence-Chapin Adoption Services Names Adam Cotumaccio President

Published: Feb 25, 2015 – 05:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 25 /CSRwire/ - Spence-Chapin, a non-profit adoption and family services agency, today announced a further endorsement of Adam Cotumaccio's leadership by naming him President. Cotumaccio was previously COO/CFO of the 107-year-old agency. Maud Welles, President of the Spence-Chapin Board,...

94 Companies & 41 Governments Publicly Disclose Actions on Business & Human Rights

Published: Feb 25, 2015 – 04:00 AM EST

LONDON, Feb. 25 /CSRwire/ - New interactive platforms launched today reveal how companies and governments are addressing human rights impacts of business, finding that while there are many inspirational examples of action, much more needs to be done. Business Human Rights Resource Centre...

First Comprehensive Guidance for Companies on Human Rights Reporting Launches in London

Published: Feb 24, 2015 – 10:41 AM EST

LONDON, Feb. 24 /CSRwire/ - The first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on human rights issues in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) launches today in London. The guidance, the United Nations Guiding Principles Reporting...

Anti-Human Trafficking Activists in North America Are Binding Together to Fight Modern Day Slavery and Sexual Violence

Published: Feb 18, 2015 – 07:59 AM EST

TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CSRwire/ - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Human trafficking and modern day slavery, a crime that goes unseen in most cases has gained recent attention from several human rights activists, political figures as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and celebrities as...

Chevron-DeLeon Settlement In Ecuador Case Will Lead to More Funds for Environmental Clean-up, Villagers Say

Published: Feb 16, 2015 – 03:49 PM EST

NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 16 /CSRwire/ - Chevron's settlement with London-based businessman Russell DeLeon over his support for indigenous rainforest villagers in Ecuador will lead to more funds for environmental clean-up and ultimately backfire against the oil giant, says a spokesperson for the...

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