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27 April 2006

[PDF] False Profits: how Australia's finance sector undervalues the environment and what we can do about it

Author: Australian Conservation Foundation

This Report is about the financial decision-making processes that lead to false profits, and how we can reform them. By drawing lessons from ten successful innovations in the finance sector, and supplementing them with a set of public policy reforms...

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1 January 2006

Report raises concern about increasing investment in environmentally-harmful pulp mills in Indonesia, Uruguay, Brazil, China, Baltic States

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1 January 2006

[PDF] full report: "Financing Pulp Mills - An Appraisal of Risk Assessment and Safeguard Procedures"

Author: Machteld Spek, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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5 May 2005

Laos Secures $1 Billion Loans For Dam Project

Author: Reuters

Nine international and seven Thai banks have signed a pact to lend a combined $1 billion to build the controversial Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric dam in Laos, the project's operator [Nam Theun 2 Power Co. (NTPC)] said on Wednesday...Nine international...

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1 February 2005

[PDF] International Companies and Post-Conflict Reconstruction - Cross-Sectoral Comparisons

Author: John Bray, political risk specialist, Control Risks Group

In the worst cases, companies can inadvertently fuel the structural causes of the conflict, undermining prospects for recovery. However, by presenting a vision of a different kind of future, where personal success comes from entrepreneurial initiative...

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1 August 2004

[PDF] Disclosure of Ethical Considerations in Investment Product Disclosure Statements - A review of current practice in Australia

Author: Charles Berger, Australian Conservation Foundation

[M]any mainstream investment managers still do not appreciate the relationship between ethical corporate behaviour and long-term financial performance...Australia’s investment community is still not doing enough to look out for the long-term interests...

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5 August 2003

Drop dead

Author: special online briefing, Hazards Magazine

Major occupational diseases of the 21st century will be heart attacks, suicide and strokes. Hazards looks at why so many of us are being worked into the ground...Japan and China each have a word for death by overwork - karoshi and guolaosi. And both...

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23 August 2002

ANZ Fined Over Free Speech [Australia]

Author: LaborNET, Labor Council of New South Wales [Australia]

The Finance Sector Union today called on the ANZ to review its relationship with its workers after the Federal Court fined it $10,000 for breaches of the Workplace Relations Act. Justice Wilcox imposed the fine after fined the ANZ had breached the law...

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17 May 2002

Bank Manager wins freedom of speech case [Australia]

Author: Finance Sector Union [Australia]

The Federal Court of Australia today ruled that the ANZ Bank had breached the law by disciplining a worker who spoke to the media in her capacity as an elected trade union official.

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17 May 2002

Union chief wins bank battle [Australia]

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