Resources-Extractives and Corporate Social Responsibility (Halifax Initiative)

The Halifax Initiative is a coalition of Canadian NGOs concerned about about the international financial system, its institutions, and North-South exploitation.

This helpful webpage provides a compilation of briefing notes, analyses and reports on extractive industries and corporate social responsiblity (CSR). Included on the page (among other documents) are:

  • CNCA Statement Regarding the April 2008 Report of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Business and Human Rights (July 2008)
  • CSR Rountables – Briefing notes (June 2006)
  • Moving Beyond Voluntarism (November 2005)
  • Impacts of Activities of Canadian Mining Companies in Africa (October 2005)
  • Community Rights and Corporate Responsibility: Canadian Mining and Oil Companies in Latin America (2006)
  • CNCA Statement on the Advisory Roundtable Report (April 2007)
  • Summary Critique of Standards Relevant to Extractive Industries (July 2006)
  • Human Rights in the Minerals Industry (2002)
  • Joint NGO Submission – Consultation on Human Rights and the Extractive Industry (December 2005)
  • UN Human Rights Norms for Business: Briefing Kit (January 2005)
  • Compendium of Ethics Codes and Instruments of Corporate Responsibility (2005)
  • One Step Forward, One Step Back – An Analysis of IFC’s Sustainability Policy, Performance Standards and Disclosure Policy (May 2006)
  • Debunking the Myths on the Feasibility of CSR Regulatory Reform in Canada (September 2006)
  • Exploding the Myths: Why Home States are Reluctant to Regulate (October 2005)
  • Deconstructing Engagement: Corporate Self-regulation in Conflict Zones – Implications for Human Rights and Canadian Public Policy (January 2003)
  • A Policy Framework for the Regulation of Canadian Mining Companies Operating Internationally [proposal] (November 2005)
  • Extracting Promises: Indigenous Peoples, Extractive Industries and the World Bank (May 2003)
  • The Art of the Possible: Socially Responsible Investment and State Pension Plans (June 2006)
  • Canada’s Extractive Industry  Ombudsperson [proposal] (November 2006)
  • Gold and Land: Democratic Development at Stake (June 2002)
  • Activités des entreprises minières canadiennes à l’étranger et leurs impacts sur les communautés.

For descriptions and links to the documents, go to: Halifax Initiative: Resources-Extractives and CSR

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