“Consultations to review Egypt NGO law seriously considered”

On February 20, 2019, Ahramonline posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

”ZiadBahaaeddin, a former deputy prime minister and minister of international cooperation, says a huge effort has been exerted to listen to the recommendations of civil society since President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi ordered a review of the 2017 NGO law in November.

The consultations have been serious and comprehensive, he told a group of journalists at a seminar organised by the Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies (ECES).”

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“Fourteen NGOs oppose London Metal Exchange plans to ban tainted cobalt”

Forbes Sustainable Business websiteposted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“LONDON (Reuters) – Fourteen non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Amnesty and Global Witness have opposed plans by the London Metal Exchange to ban cobalt tainted by human rights abuses, a letter seen by Reuters showed.

Cobalt is a key ingredient in the batteries that power electric vehicles, a fast-growing sector of the auto industry, and in metal alloys used to make jet engines.

It was singled out in LME proposals to embed responsible sourcing principles into metal brands deliverable against its contracts, which include copper and zinc.


“Mozambique NGOs call on Credit Suisse to write off debt”

News24 posted the above titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“Several non-governmental organisations in Mozambique on Saturday called on Credit Suisse to write off debt their government contracted with the Swiss bank as part of a massive ‘hidden debt’ scandal.”

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“6 insights for NGOs to transform corporate sustainability”

GreenBiz posted the above-titled article on its website. This article is by Bob Langert.  It reads in part as follows:

“Nonprofit organizations, or NGOs, have great opportunity to accelerate corporate sustainability efforts. Yet I see many mistakes. In my former career at McDonald’s, I was involved in the good, bad and ugly of NGO involvement. I recount much of this in my newly released book, “The Battle To Do Good: Inside McDonald’s Sustainability Journey.”

Companies get critiqued all the time on how they can do better and receive relentless feedback. Not so with NGOs. They too often get a free pass. Why would a company stir them up with criticism?