Learn more about current issues and developments related to corporate accountability and human rights with these letters, publications and other materials from Above Ground and our partner organizations.
Last November’s massive mine spill in the state of Minas Gerais was Brazil's worst environmental disaster. Export Development Canada provided one of the mine's joint venture owners, Brazilian multinational Vale, with hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for its global operations. Canadians shouldn't bankroll the next foreign mine disaster, argues Above Ground's director in an opinion piece published today in Embassy.
Several corporations financed by Export Development Canada are currently being investigated for corruption by U.S. government authorities. In correspondence with EDC, we seek clarity on how this public agency prevents corrupt practices and what steps it takes when clients are investigated for corruption. This letter responds to correspondence received from EDC.
Export Development Canada responds to the Halifax Initiative letter concerning corruption.
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about multinational companies, corporate accountability and Canada’s legal duty to protect against human rights abuse by the private sector.
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about export credit agencies, their human rights obligations and the role of Export Development Canada.