Official sector gold sales lowest since 1994

August 6, 2009 • Alan Septoff

From Gold Fields Mineral Services in Mining Weekly:

"Releasing its official-sector gold activity report, GFMS estimated that net official-sector gold sales in the first half were 39 t, down by a hefty 73% year-on-year.  GFMS anticipated sales of 140 t for the full year, which, if realised, would be the lowest since the 1994 trough of 130 t."

Greenpeace study suggests oil, oil sands are bad investments

July 28, 2009 • Alan Septoff

Reporting in today's Guardian:

Energy Industry Sways Congress With Misleading Data

July 9, 2009 • Alan Septoff
Today, Politico and Propublica jointly published a story questioning the drilling industry's claims that Congressional efforts to close a loophole in the Safe Drinking Water Act would be too costly. In fact, the story reveals, industry's own studies refute their claims.

No Dirty Gold Featured in Social Investment Forum Panel

March 6, 2006 • Shreema Mehta

Oxfam America and the Social Investment Forum presented a forum called "New Frontiers in NGO-Shareholder Collaborations: The No Dirty Gold Campaign" on March 27 in the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Oxfam America CEO Ray Offenheiser keynoted the evening, which also featured a panel that was moderated by Oxfam America board member Bennett Freeman and featured Keith Slack of Oxfam America, Steve D'Esposito of Earthworks, Patrick Doherty of the New York City Comptroller's Office, and Peggy Jo Donahue of Jewelers of America.

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