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23 May 2017

Kashmir Issue, Religious Conflicts ‘Risks to Investment in India’

Author: Press Trust of India

A number of large foreign funds, managing trillions of dollars of investor assets globally, have flagged...persisting religious conflicts...and the ‘Kashmir dispute’ as potential risks to their investments in India, saying such “tensions” could...

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15 June 2015

Guardian finds pension funds exposed to climate change risks due to investments in coal

Author: Damian Carrington & Caelainn Barr, Guardian (UK)

"Coal crash: how pension funds face huge risk from climate change", 15 Jun 2015...

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24 November 2013

Half female asset management staff subjected to sexism [Subscription required]

Author: Chris Newlands & Madison Marriage, Financial Times (UK)

According to the results of an FTfm survey of 340 global fund management staff, 55 per cent of women said they have been on the receiving end of “inappropriate” behaviour in the office. More than a third said they have been subjected to sexist conduct...

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26 September 2012

Developing the Scottish Human Rights Agenda: Compliance, good practice and legal challenge [UK]

Author: MacKay Hannah

A broad range of civil society organisations are focusing on human rights including The Human Rights Consortium Scotland, various private law firms with human rights cases, the commitment of 296 private companies that have a human rights statement in...

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24 June 2010

Companies commit to human rights in increasing numbers

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre & Realizing Rights

As representatives of over 1000 companies gather this week in New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a list of over 270 companies worldwide known...

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20 October 2009

Cluster Munition Coalition calls on govts to stop banks investing in companies producing cluster bombs

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20 October 2009

[PDF] Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: a shared responsibility

Author: Esther Vandenbroucke, IKV Pax Christi & Roos Boer, Netwerk Vlaanderen

This publication...presents...financial institutions’ investment in companies that develop or produce cluster munitions, on financial institutions disinvesting from producers of cluster munitions and on legislative measures to prohibit investment in...

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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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10 November 2008

Survey of 30 UK asset management firms highlights insufficient concern for social & environmental factors

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10 November 2008

[PDF] Investor Responsibility? UK Fund Managers’ Performance and Accountability on ‘Extra-Financial’ Risks

Author: FairPensions

…[A] detailed study of the Responsible Investment (RI) strategies and activities of thirty of the largest asset managers operating in the UK is timely…This year we have attempted to assess whether companies…do actually focus on environmental and social...

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