When push comes to shovels: Fast-growing Goldcorp says it takes corporate social responsibility seriously, but words don’t always line up with actions

http://corporateknights.com/article/when-push-comes-shovels?page=show When push comes to shovels 3 December, 2012 Fast-growing Goldcorp says it takes corporate social responsibility seriously, but words don’t always line up with actions Written by Stephanie Boyd, Contributor Illustration Paul Roger Last year, Vancouver-based Goldcorp was removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as accusations swirled of human rights abuses and environmental … Continue reading

WINNERS & LOSERS IN GOLDCORP’S EMPIRE: $5 million donated to health programs in Canada; Denial of deadly health harms by mine site in Honduras

WINNERS & LOSERS IN GOLDCORP’S EMPIRE: $5 million donated to health programs in Canada; Denial of deadly health harms by mine site in Honduras   Goldcorp donates $5 million to two health programs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, even as Goldcorp categorically denies any responsibility or even remedy for deadly and devastating health harms in the … Continue reading

Firestone Announces Business Alliance with Minero Mining to Advance Torlon Zinc-Lead Project, Guatemala

http://www.menafn.com/menafn/13796c77-2986-4fa6-bcd3-e0d0b48bd778/Firestone-Announces-Business-Alliance-with-Minero-Mining-to-Advance-Torlon-ZincLead-Project-Guatemala?src=main Firestone Announces Business Alliance with Minero Mining to Advance Torlon Zinc-Lead Project, Guatemala   MENAFN – – 9/24/2012 1:57:42 PM Firestone Announces Business Alliance with Minero Mining to Advance Torlon Zinc-Lead Project, Guatemala EDMONTON, ALBERTA, Sep 24, 2012 (Menafn – Marketwire via COMTEX) –Firestone Ventures Inc. (“Firestone” or the “Corporation”) (frankfurt:F5V) announced today it has … Continue reading

Unethical Investments: How McGill profits off of exploitative companies

Unethical Investments How McGill profits off of exploitative companies AMINA BATYREVA SEAN PHIPPS Published on February 9, 2012 A lot has been said in recent months about the need to reform the fundamental structures of this University: to begin to live up to the ideals that we as students, professors, and even administrators have given … Continue reading

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala Lyuba Zarsky   For nearly a decade, Goldcorp’s Marlin gold and silver mine in the Guatemalan altiplano has been at the center of intense local conflict and international scrutiny. The conflict was ignited in 2005 when local Mayan communities overwhelmingly rejected mining in popular plebiscites called consultas. Chief among their concerns … Continue reading

CIDA funds seen to be subsidizing mining firms

  CIDA funds seen to be subsidizing mining firms DANIEL LEBLANC OTTAWA— From Monday’s Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 9:36PM EST The Harper government weathered a storm when it cut funding to long-standing foreign-aid groups, but is now facing more controversy over its decision to launch development projects in partnership with mining firms. The … Continue reading