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9 January 2014

U.S. SEC nudges Franklin Resources toward vote on Sudan holdings

Author: Ross Kerber, Reuters

U.S. regulators rejected a request by investment firm Franklin Resources Inc [holding company for Franklin Templeton] to skip a shareholder vote pressuring it to sell off holdings in companies linked to Sudan, whose president faces international war...

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17 February 2010

[PDF] American Funds sells PetroChina after shareholder meeting

Author: Investors Against Genocide

Following a well-publicized shareholder vote on genocide-free investing on November 24, American Funds [part of Capital Group] has now become the largest mutual fund company to divest its holdings in PetroChina. A recent posting on the company’s...

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5 July 2009

‘Genocide-free’ proposal rejected at Vanguard

Author: Associated Press

Vanguard Group shareholders last week rejected an activist proposal that would have required the mutual fund company to adopt stricter screening of investments that may be linked to genocide in international hot spots like Sudan’s Darfur region.....

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2 July 2009

Vanguard shareholders reject proposal for stricter screening of investments that may be linked to genocide

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2 July 2009

Vanguard Shareholders Vote on Genocide-Free Investing Proposal; Voters Misled by Vanguard's Statement Of Opposition, says IAG's Cohen

Author: Investors Against Genocide

“Favorable votes [for a genocide-free investing proposal] at Vanguard’s meeting today were unnaturally low because Vanguard’s active opposition and misleading statement of opposition tilted the vote against the proposal,” said Eric Cohen, Chairperson...

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30 June 2008

ONGC’s Sudan deals come under attack [India]

Author: Lison Joseph, LiveMint [India]

Amnesty International, Genocide Intervention Network (GIN) and Investors Against Genocide have launched targeted campaigns after GIN’s Sudan Divestment Task Force report identified ONGC as among the top four “highest offenders” indirectly contributing...

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8 April 2008

Human Rights and Investor Coalition Pushes Action on Darfur Atrocities by Stockholders of Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase

Author: Amnesty International USA

Beginning today and continuing through May 20th, shareholders of four major financial firms -- Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo -- are being asked to vote on proposals that will push the firms to use their investment...

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11 March 2008

Fund Shareholders to Hold Sudan Vote

Author: Jennifer Levitz, Wall Street Journal

...[M]any fund shareholders this proxy season will have a chance to weigh in on...whether to push funds to bar investment in companies doing business in Sudan, whose government is widely accused of abetting genocide. Pension funds, religious groups,...

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8 September 2007
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Author: Abid Aslam, IPS News (Inter Press Service)

Des activistes ont lancé une tentative pour couvrir de honte certaines des plus grandes sociétés d'investissement du monde [qui ont investit dans des] firmes pétrolières chinoises qu'ils accusent de complicité dans ce que le gouvernement des Etats-Unis...

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5 September 2007

Finance: Darfur Groups Ask U.S. Funds to Drop Chinese Oil Majors

Author: Abid Aslam, IPS News (Inter Press Service)

Activists have launched a bid to shame some of the world's largest mutual fund companies into dumping Chinese oil majors they accuse of complicity in what the U.S. government calls genocide in western Sudan's Darfur region... Activists want U.S.-based...

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