10.10.2008 - Sustainable development, human rights and SWFs
From Theconglomerate.org: The string of posts here on Conglomerate regarding the current global financial crisis has been illuminating. While I am tempted to further this discussion with my contributions as a guest over the next couple weeks, I have decided instead to stick with my original plan, which is to discuss the recent innovative efforts of a number of academics, international organizations and NGOs on the intersection of economic activity and human rights, particularly in the context of autocratic states or conflict zones. There has been a significant amount of attention to sovereign wealth funds and the possibility that they may disrupt global financial markets or that they may act as Trojan horses, entering a country in the form of investments in private enterprises and then ultimately being used to influence political decisions and foreign policy. ..... Full Article: Source