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Paradigmatic Cases of BNDES Investment in South America

24 February 2014 DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT (SPANISH ONLY) Paradigmatic Cases of BNDES Investment in South America: Needs and Opportunities to Improve Internal Policies   A civil society publication by: Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (AAS) (Colombia) Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA) (Regional) Centro de Derechos Económicos y Sociales (CDES) (Ecuador) Centro de Estudios para […]


The Dirty Side of the Wind Industry

15 November 2011 DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT Executive Summary On September 5, 1866, in the vicinity of Juchitán de Zaragoza in the state of Oaxaca, a skeletal battalion of the Mexican army, undermined by fatigue and hunger, sought out and formed an alliance with neighboring indigenous populations to put an end to the French battalion known as […]


The Mexican Council of Businessmen: Business Politics, Elites, and Decision-Making in Mexico

August 2013 DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT The Mexican Council of Businessmen: Business Politics, Elites, and Decision-Making in Mexico This paper examines how business politics develop and impact public decision-making in Mexico. The main argument is that an understanding of the role of the Mexican Council of Businessmen (CMHN), the country’s most powerful business association, is critical for assessing […]


Can CSR ratings help improve labour practices in global supply chains?

1 September 2011 DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT On March 1, 2011, some of the world’s largest apparel and footwear corporations announced the creation of a new Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an initiative to develop an industry-wide index that would measure and evaluate the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products. The initiative promises to draw on […]