Lori Waller

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Strengthening Environmental and Human Rights Protection at Export Development Canada

Canada's export credit agency is reviewing its environmental and social risk management policies. Given the agency's repeated support for companies facing credible allegations of human rights abuse, environmental damage or other serious harms, such a review is long overdue. In this submission to Export Development Canada (EDC), we call for major reforms to EDC's due diligence processes and its public reporting.

2018-09-10T15:25:21+00:007 September 2018|Tags: , , |

Bringing Export Development Canada’s Climate Change Policy in Line with Canada’s Commitments

Even as it claims to be working to “tackle climate change,” Canada's export credit agency continues to provide roughly 10 billion dollars in support to fossil fuel companies each year.  In this submission to Export Development Canada (EDC), we examine key weaknesses of the agency's climate change policy and make recommendations to bring it in line with Canada's international commitments.

2018-09-10T15:34:02+00:007 September 2018|Tags: , , |

UN report tells Canada to do more to combat human rights abuse by business overseas

The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability says the government must immediately implement the recommendations of a UN report that calls for a coherent policy to protect against business-related human rights abuse.

The 10-billion dollar elephant in the room

As leaders of the world’s richest countries gather at the G7 summit today, Canada’s prime minister intends to push for a commitment on climate change in the meeting’s final statement. But the government’s slow progress on a 2009 pledge to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies raises questions about Canada’s own commitment to cut emissions.

Protestor deaths draw attention to years of misconduct by EDC client Vedanta

Last month 13 people protesting the expansion of a copper smelter owned by Vedanta Limited were shot and killed by police in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Vedanta Ltd. is financed by the Canadian government despite being blacklisted on human rights and environmental grounds by many investors.

Auditor general finds stunning deficiencies in risk management at Canada’s export bank

Above Ground has long questioned Export Development Canada’s assessment of environmental and human rights risks posed by its clients' operations. Now the auditor general is warning there are “significant deficiencies” in the agency’s overall management of risk.