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Australian Billionaire Challenges Nintendo on Conflict Minerals

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Andrew Forrest, philanthropist and mining billionaire addressed a long standing issue with  the Japanese gaming tycoon Nintendo on ethical mining regarding Conflict Minerals. The raw materials have accounted for extreme conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hence the name, as guerilla groups execute sexual terrorism, recruitment of child soldiers and death by the millions.  The grave human rights abuses have raised the attention of what Conflict Minerals are and what their role is in industry supply chains.

Last Chance to Register for the Conflict Minerals Auditing Webinar

Source Intelligence's "The Survival Guide to a Conflict Minerals Audit" Webinar
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Tuesday is your last chance to register for Source Intelligence's "The Survival Guide to a Conflict Minerals Audit" Webinar. Don't miss out on experts from Source Intelligence and Deloitte helping your company:

Bureau Veritas Teams With Source Intelligence In The Conflict Minerals Compliance Market

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Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification, teams with Source Intelligence, the leading provider of conflict minerals compliance solutions, to hold a joint webinar on Conflict Minerals and 3rd Party Verification in March. 

Lighting Strike Kills 20 in the DRC

Lighting caused an explosion at an arms depot in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Last Friday 20 people were killed and 50 injured in the Congo when a lightning bolt ignited a violent explosion at an army base in the city of Mbuji-Mayi. The UN Monusco mission confirmed the fatalities later in a report stating that homes were also desolated by a furious fire that followed the eruption.

Bureau Veritas Joins Source Intelligence In The Conflict Minerals Compliance Market

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HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification, teams with Source Intelligence, the leading provider of conflict minerals compliance solutions, to hold a joint webinar on Conflict Minerals and 3rd Party Verification in March. 

New Conflict Minerals Resource Center Supports 15,000 Member Companies

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With it’s January 21st launch, the Conflict Minerals Resource Center (CMRC) has seen an influx of new members. Seven of the world’s largest industry associations collaborate with Source Intelligence and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to launch the first cross-industry training and resource center, addressing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Conflict Minerals compliance regulation.

7 Leading Industry Associations Join Forces To Launch The Single Largest Initiative To Help Address Conflict Minerals Compliance Questions

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Washington DC, January 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Seven of the world’s largest industry associations collaborate with Source Intelligence and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to launch the first cross-industry training and resource center, addressing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Conflict Minerals compliance regulation.

AICPA Releases Guidance On Conflict Minerals Audit

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Under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act some issuers will have to undergo an independent private-sector audit (IPSA) after they file. Issuers can have their IPSA conducted as either an attestation engagement performed by a CPA or a performance audit preformed by a wider range of professionals.

Paul Dewar’s Conflict Minerals Campaign

Petition urges residents of Canada to help end the trade of conflict minerals
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Paul Dewar, the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa Centre, is lobbing for the passage of Bill C-486, an act respecting corporate practices relating to the extraction, processing, purchase, trade and use of conflict minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

The SEC Defends Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

The Washington DC court of appeals hears arguments challenging the conflict minerals provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act
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For the second time the regulations put forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act are being challenged. This time a business consortium brought the SEC before the DC Circuit court where 3 judges heard arguments from Peter Keisler from the business coalition and Tracey Hardin from the SEC.

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