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ABN Amro

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26 November 2019

BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark 2019 shows 4 out of 5 banks are failing on human rights

Published on 26 November 2019, the third iteration of BankTrack's Human Rights Benchmark assesses 50 of the largest global banks on their progress towards implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It finds that nearly...

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24 July 2019

Brazil: NGO report alleges companies complicit in deforestation & human rights abuses in the Amazon

[To read this story in Portuguese, please, click here] The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 55 companies to respond to allegations of their involvement in the deforestation of the Amazon as well as human rights abuses. The report from...

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23 July 2019
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22 July 2019

ABN Amro response

Author: ABN Amro

…ABN AMRO strives to create long-term value for its stakeholders, to respect human rights and safeguard the environment. The bank recognizes that in its role as a financial service provider it may be exposed to social, environmental and ethical risks...

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22 July 2019
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16 July 2019

ABN AMRO's conference focuses on business role in improving situation of civic freedoms & human rights defenders

ABN AMRO, a leading Dutch bank, organized a conference entitled 'Civic Freedom and Human Rights Defenders: What Is the Role of Business?'. The event was organised in collaboration with the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and International...

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16 July 2019

ABN AMRO's conference highlights importance of civic freedoms & human rights defenders & business role in protection

Author: ABN AMRO

"ABN AMRO gives human rights defenders a platform", Jul 2019...

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18 March 2019

Canadian govt. releases guidance for private sector support for human rights defenders & civic freedoms

Author: Global Affairs Canada

"CSR Snapshot #7 – Private Sector Support for Human Rights Defenders: A Primer for Canadian Businesses", 04 Mar 2019...

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12 March 2019
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Author: Red Colombia del Pacto Global, Comité Minero energético, Guías Colombia, FIP

“Las iniciativas multiactor recomiendan cómo pueden las empresas respetar los DDHH” – 9 de marzo de 2019...

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1 February 2019

ABN Amro publishes 2nd human rights report highlighting progress on addressing privacy, discrimination, labour rights & land rights

Author: ABN Amro

"...This second Human Rights Report builds on earlier publications such as the 2015 Human Rights Guide, the 2016 Human Rights Report and the 2017 Update. [ABN AMRO] explain[s] the progress... made over the past two years in addressing salient human...

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