“Economic growth and business development must be pursued in ways that are sustainable in the broadest sense – economic, social, and environmental. Investment and business activity must include commitments to corporate sustainability and responsibility and the highest standards of business ethics.” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Istanbul, Turkey, 9 May 2011 – Secretary-General’s Remarks at High-Level Meeting on Investment and Partnerships
(False Flag: events which governments are cognizant of and able to stop but choose to allow to happen (or “stand down”), as a strategy to entangle or prepare the nation for war. Furthermore, the term
False: The public are given an untruthful version of the event by the government and the media. The falsity can range from no one actually had been killed or hurt (it was all theater); to some of the alleged victims are real; to all the alleged victims are real but the alleged perpetrator(s) is a fall guy who was set up by the “real” conspirators behind the scenes.
Results in a “rallying around the flag” effect: Whatever the true nature of the “false flag” event, the objective is to arouse and manipulate the emotions (fear, anger, outrage, indignation) of the public so that they’ll “rally around the flag” in an outburst of patriotism, supplying the government and its policies with their support and loyalty.For Example:
Details emerging from investigations into Areva’s purchase of African uranium miner UraMin are beginning to resemble a spy novel.
Company Profiles and Harmful Projects:
Alliant Techsystems Inc. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Barrick Gold Corp. BHP Billiton Ltd. Coca-Cola Co. Drummond Co. EADS N.V. ENI S.p.A. Flextronics International Ltd. General Dynamics Corp. Glencore International plc H&M AB Hanwha Corp. Heckler & Koch GmbH Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. (Foxconn) L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. Lockheed Martin Corp. Paladin Energy Ltd. Rheinmetall AG Rio Tinto Royal Dutch Shell Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Textron Inc. Vale S.A. Vedanta Resources plc Wilmar International Ltd.
Excursus: Bittersweet – Child Labour and Cacao Farming Banks and Evil Acts: Deutsche Bank AG 44 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Harmful Investments: Analysis of Financial Institutions and their Harmful Investments Recommendations and Demands Attachments: Shares and bonds managed by selected financial institutions Underwritings of shares and bonds per selected financial institution Participation of selected financial institutions in loans Norms and standards
The Republic of Congo’s power infrastructure is inadequate and inefficiently operated. The country lags well behind peer countries in generation capacity and electrification. The parts of the population not served by the grid face exorbitant costs. The government has responded to these issues with an ambitious investment plan. However, if new assets are to operate effectively, major inefficiencies in the power utility will also need to be addressed. The utility’s transmission and distribution losses are 47 percent, more than double best-practice benchmarks, while the cost of overstaffing is 30 percent of utility revenue. Tariffs recover barely half the cost of service provision, even though full cost recovery would be affordable to the population.
In the ICT sector, the Republic of Congo has made good progress in developing its mobile telephony market in recent years, with high levels of signal coverage. The cost of international connectivity is currently high, but it should fall once the country connects to the international submarine cable and completes its domestic fiber optic network. On the other hand, the physically dilapidated and financially depleted condition of the fixed-line telephone operator is becoming a constraint to raising Internet penetration.