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Big businesses trumpet ESG credentials. Scrutiny is on the rise
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Big businesses trumpet ESG credentials. Scrutiny is on the rise

As the 2020s progress, discussions about climate change, the environment and issues related to equality and diversity are at the forefront of many people's minds.The corporate world is no exception, with banks, energy producers and a host of other major businesses keen to trumpet their sustainability credentials through advertisements, pledges, social media campaigns and a range of other initiatives.    Many of these claims are now viewed through the prism of ESG, or environmental, social and governance.It's become a hot topic in recent years, with a wide range of organizations attempting to boost their sustainability credentials — and public image — by developing business practices which they claim chime with ESG-linked criteria.But here's the rub: Definitions of ESG often vary and are...
Brazil Police Arrest 5 More in Murder of British Journalist in Amazon
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Brazil Police Arrest 5 More in Murder of British Journalist in Amazon

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's federal police on Saturday arrested five more men in an investigation into the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon rainforest in June.Police said in a statement that seven arrest warrants were issued for illegal fishing in the Vale do Javari region, the remote area close to the border with Colombia and Peru where Phillips and Pereira disappeared on June 5.The region has been invaded by illegal fishermen, loggers and gold miners. Police say it is a key drug trafficking route.Phillips, a freelance reporter who wrote for the Guardian and the Washington Post, was doing research for a book on the trip with Pereira, a former head of isolated and recently contacted tribes at federal indigenous affairs agency ...
Indian, French navies conduct exercise in Atlantic
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Indian, French navies conduct exercise in Atlantic

The Indian Navy's guided-missile frigate INS Tarkash, while on her long-range overseas deployment, conducted a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with French naval ships in the North Atlantic Ocean on July 29 and 30. INS Tarkash and French Fleet Tanker FNS Somme carried out a replenishment at sea, followed by cooperative air operations with the maritime surveillance aircraft Falcon 50, taking part in several mock missile engagements and air defence drills.The successful conduct of these surface and aerial exercises symbolise the high degree of professionalism and interoperability that exists between the two navies. India and France are maritime nations with dynamic maritime economy sectors like marine technology and scientific research, fisheries, port and shipping, to name a few. Pos...