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21 August 2013

Weapons producers remain excluded from the Government (Norway)

Author: Ministry of Finance (Norway)

The American compan[ies] Alliant Techsystems...and...Lockheed Martin...were excluded from the [govt. pension] Fund in 2005 due to their production of cluster munitions...[T]he Council on Ethics stated that the companies no longer produce cluster...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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16 August 2011

UK banks fund deadly cluster-bomb industry

Author: Jerome Taylor, Independent [UK]

British high-street banks…are investing hundreds of millions of pounds in companies that manufacture cluster bombs – despite a growing global ban outlawing the production and trade of the weapons…The Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB, Barclays and...

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18 April 2011

Ethical Council Annual Report 2010

Author: Ethical Council

Since 2007, [the First, Second, Third & Fourth AP Funds, buffer funds in Sweden’s national pension system] have been coordinating their work on environmental and ethical issues through the joint Ethical Council. The purpose of the Council is,...

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18 April 2011

Sweden's buffer pension funds' Ethical Council publishes 2010 Annual Report, includes reports on dialogues with companies associated with social, environmental abuses

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6 July 2010

APG details 19 exclusions; plans ESG by asset class

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

APG Asset Management…has detailed the 19 companies it excludes from its portfolio – as well as outlining its plans to develop a formal environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy...During the year APG made investments in…energy saving...

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1 March 2010

[PDF] Annual Report 2009

Author: Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global

The Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund Global…makes recommendations…on the potential exclusion of companies from the Pension Fund on the basis of acts or omissions that contravene the criteria in the Ethical Guidelines for...

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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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14 September 2009

USA: Report finds number of companies with top ratings for lesbian & gay policies increased 20% despite recession

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