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20 July 2008

Big business can and should make ethical investments

Author: Gwladys Fouché, Guardian [UK]

Many people think ethical investments are a worthy but inconsequential sideline away from the business of making big money – an indulgence for do-gooders. But the example of the second largest sovereign wealth fund (SWF) in the world, after Abu Dhabi...

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10 March 2008

Norway's pension fund publishes vote data, revealing stand on ethical issues

Author: Simon Bowers, Guardian [UK]

Controversial boardroom pay, global warming, labour standards and freedom of access to the internet are among a host of issues on which Norway's £220bn state-owned investment fund [The Norwegian Government Pension Fund, run by Norges Bank Investment...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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21 January 2008

Defence contractor gets exemption from discrimination laws

Author: ABC News [Australia]

One of Australia's largest Defence contractors has been granted an exemption from racial discrimination laws in order to comply with tight United States security requirements. BAE Systems Australia…applied for an exemption from anti-discrimination laws...

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1 November 2006

Survey of UK's top 20 pension schemes finds lack of transparency on human rights & environmental issues

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1 November 2006

[PDF] full report: UK Pension Scheme Transparency on Social, Environmental and Ethical Issues

Author: Fair Pensions [UK]

[Pension schemes surveyed]:...

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2 October 2006

[PDF] Arms Without Borders

Author: Control Arms Coalition [Oxfam, Amnesty International, International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)]

85 of the world’s top 100 arms companies in 2003 were headquartered in the industrialised world. This paper shows how many of them (including...Pratt and Whitney [part of United Technologies]...Mercedes-Benz [part of DaimlerChrysler] and...BAE Systems)...

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18 September 2006
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Author: Courrier International [France]

"La plupart des 500 plus grandes entreprises mondiales n'ont aucun programme ni objectif pour réduire les gaz à effet de serre, en dépit des preuves de plus en plus nombreuses que la Terre court à la catastrophe", note le quotidien londonien The...

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18 September 2006

World's leading companies lack plan on climate change

Author: Saeed Shah, Independent [UK]

Most of the world's 500 biggest companies have no programme in place, with explicit targets, to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases... Among the worst performers in the research...were Pepsi..., Nintendo..., and...American Express. Among the 33...

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1 March 2006

Loopholes in British law allow sale of military equipment to Uganda; Oxfam criticises UK government for failure to act on promises

Author: Oxfam

[refers to Land Systems OMC - a South Africa subsidiary of BAE Systems]

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