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    This hub compiles recent academic and non-academic reports and papers relevant to the artisanal mining of cobalt and the battery supply chain. The search function helps filter by name, date, publishing organization and keywords. If you think we missed a publication that should be included in this hub, please let us know and we’ll add it immediately!
    We hope that this regularly updated list of publications (with links and short descriptions) will serve those conducting research on extractives, batteries, and cobalt.

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    In this article in Entreprise romande by Lauren Hostettler, Dorothée Baumann-Pauly argues that environmental as well as health and safety standards in artisanal cobalt mining in the DRC should be monitored by an independent body.

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    Through concrete examples, this webinar presents the GCBHR’s distinct research process and methodology to discuss with participants how to make further improvements. The final part of the webinar is devoted to highlighting the potential unintended consequences of conducting research with the declared objective of affecting change in company conduct.

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    Dorothée baumann-pauly is interviewed by Simon Petite in this article of Le Temps covering Ethiopia and its recent request for debt relief from the G20.

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    In this talk, Professor Dorothée Baumann-Pauly will argue that the current crisis offers a unique opportunity to innovate and develop sustainable business models.

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    Dorothée Baumann-Pauly presents in this video an example of GCBHR’s work and states that profits and human rights principles can coexist in business.

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    Dorothée Baumann-Pauly presents in this video her research on the human rights risks of artisanal small-scale mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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    In the current context of ethnic conflict in Ethiopia, Dorothée Baumann-Pauly looks back in this article on the report “Made in Ethiopia: Challenges in the Garment Industry’s New Frontier” that was published in 2019 when Ethiopia was still considered one of Africa’s economic wunderkinds.

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    The GCBHR is excited to annouce the launch of the world’s first Business and Human Rights Clinic at a business school.

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    This case study will describe and discuss the approach that ABN AMRO has adopted in its relationships with clients who are associated with the palm oil sector.

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