Centre for Excellence Workshop on UN Guiding Principles

On September 15, 2011, the Canadian government's Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibilty held a workshop with John Ruggie entitled, 'Implications of the Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the UN Framework for CSR in the Canadian Extratcive Sector.' The Halifax Initiative participated on behalf of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability as the civil society respondent to Mr. Ruggie.

Dr. José Antonio Ocampo

The role of the UN in addressing the crisis - Recommendations from the UN Commission of Experts

Dr. José Antonio Ocampo, Director, Program in Economic and Political Development, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and member of the Commission of Experts of the President of the UN General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.

Presentation to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on the G8 / G20 in 2010

Presentation regarding the principles for guiding a more democratic, representative and accountable G-20

by Fraser Reilly-King, Coordinator, Halifax Initiative Coalition
October 29, 2009

Thank you for inviting us to appear before the Standing Committee to discuss issues related to next year’s Group of Eight and Group of Twenty meeting in Huntsville, Ontario in June.

What's missing in response to the global financial crisis: Presentations and Speeches (podcasts)

 Topic  Presentation  Speech
KEY NOTE: Thinking the unthinkable – The global financial crisis as an opportunity for transformative and systemic change?    Podcast
Causes of, and responses to, the global financial crisis - Chuck Freedman, Co-Director, Centre for Monetary and Financial Economics, Carleton University

Presentation to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on Bill C-300

Presentation regarding Bill C-300 - An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries

Karyn Keenan, Program Officer, Halifax Initiative
October 22, 2009

The Halifax Initiative is a coalition of human rights, environmental, faith-based, development and labour organizations. Our objective is to transform public international financial institutions to achieve poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and the full realization of universal human rights.

My work focuses on the operations of public institutions that provide support to the private sector, in particular the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group and Export Development Canada. The latter, a Crown corporation, is Canada’s export credit agency and will be the focus of my comments this morning.


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