Agenda for Corporate Accountability Week at the WSSD
For Immeditate Release
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa -- In time for this month's World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), environmental justice and human rights NGO groundWork today launches a series of five booklets entitled South African People and Environments in the Global Market.
This series of booklets report from several 'fronts' of the struggle we call development.
These booklets cover such controversial topics as: South Africa's approach to development in relation to the global order; the corporate push for self regulation by industries; the debate of free basic services versus privatisation of such services; genetic engineering; and the contribution of the petrochemical industries to global warming. They include interesting case
studies which highlight abuses by multi-nationals such as Sasol and Shell, and the South African governments lack of will and institutional capacity to deal with corporate abuse.
The booklets can be downloaded from groundWork's website (www.groundwork.org.za/booklets.htm) or ordered free of charge from the groundWork office. groundWork will be distributing 40 000 of these booklets during the next few weeks of activities surrounding the WSSD.
Today, we also release the full agenda for the Corporate Accountability Week taking place from the 20th - 23rd August in
Sandton. Highlights of this week include:
- 194 World Financial Institutions