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14 June 2020

Hong Kong: Australian senator warns banks against backing new security law

Author: Sydney Morning Herald

“Australian banks warned of 'serious brand damage' in Hong Kong”, 15 June 2020...

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19 March 2020

Cambodia: Affected villagers in land grabbing recount their losses and say landmark settlement with ANZ falls short for many villagers

Author: Narin Sun, VOA

"Landmark Settlement in Cambodian Land-grab Falls Short for Many Villagers", 16 March 2020...

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5 March 2020

Business and human rights: German companies push for mandatory due diligence law

Author: Ruth Green, International Bar Association

At the end of 2019, 42 German businesses issued a joint statement calling on the country’s government to introduce mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence......

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30 January 2020

Australia: Bushfire victims file OECD complaint against ANZ Bank for financing fossil fuel projects

Australian bushfire victims and Friends of the Earth Australia file an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines complaint with the Australian National Contact Point against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ Bank)...

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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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30 September 2019

Equileap publishes 2019 ranking of companies on gender equality in the workplace

Author: Equileap

Equileap researched 3,519 companies in 23 developed economies, representing 98 million employees, and ranked them based on 19 gender equality criteria... There has been an increase in the average score of the 100 best performing companies over the past...

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29 June 2019

Australia: Report accuses 'big four' banks of financing palm oil companies linked to land grabbing & human rights violations

A new report Draw the line: A black book about the shady investments of Australian banks in palm oil  published by the Friends of the Earth Australia alleges that four of Australia's biggest banks are complicit in rainforest clearing, land grabbing,...

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12 June 2019

Report finds only two OECD Natl. Contact Point cases brought by NGOs resulted in remedy in 2018

Author: OECD Watch

"The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines: Understanding NCP cases concluded in 2018 through the lens of remedy", 12 Jun 2019...

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19 March 2019

New Zealand: Business leaders & govt. call on Facebook to do more to rid platform of extremist content after live streaming terrorist attack in mosques

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Company response
31 January 2019

Response by ANZ

Author: ANZ

We acknowledge the ANCP report portrays circumstances which do not reflect well on any of the key stakeholders involved, including us. The application of our due diligence was clearly lacking and there was insufficient follow up. At the same time, the...

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