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14 January 2019

USA: Investors file resolutions with companies at risk for human rights violations due to govt. contracts related to immigration

In December 2018, investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility launched a corporate campaign focused on a group of six companies across the private prison, e-commerce, banking and defense sectors, deemed at risk for human...

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27 December 2018

USA: Investigation finds credit cards crucial to financing mass shootings; banks say not their responsibility to track gun purchases

Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times

USA: Investigation finds credit cards crucial to financing mass shootings; banks say not their responsibility to track gun purchases...

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14 December 2018

USA: 'Just 100' ranks best corporate actors based on criteria including fair pay for workers & environmental impact

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10 December 2018

U.S. Alliance for Sustainable Finance forms to drive investment in clean energy and climate resilience projects

Author: Bloomberg

"Today, during the inaugural Sustainable Finance Week in New York, Bloomberg announced the formation of the U.S. Alliance for Sustainable Finance (USASF), convening 15 founding members to drive investment in clean energy and climate resilience projects...

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Company non-response
23 October 2018

Bank of America did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Bank of America to respond, it did not.

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23 October 2018

International Finance Corporation launches draft impact investment operating principles for consultation

Investors are increasingly incorporating impact investments – investments with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social, economic, or environment impact – into their portfolios. Despite this increased interest, to date there has been no...

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6 September 2018

USA: Bank of America accused of freezing customer accounts after asking about citizenship status; includes company comments

Author: Rob Wile, The Miami Herald

"He's been studying in the U.S. legally for 7 years. Bank of America froze his account anyway," 30 August 2018...

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10 July 2018

Bank of America did not respond

Bank of America did not respond to allegations that through its financing for GEO Group and Core Civic, Bank of America is helping to enable the work of these for-profit US immigration detention companies that are allegedly profiting from the Trump...

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10 July 2018

Immigration detention: An American business

Author: Corrections Accountability Project

On April 6, 2018, the administration announced a "zero tolerance" immigration policy that requires every undocumented adult immigrant and asylum seeker in the U.S. to be criminally prosecuted under federal law... The "zero tolerance" immigration policy...

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26 June 2018

USA: Govt. contractors accused of profiting from separation & detention of migrant & asylum seeking families

In May 2018, the Trump administration announced that it would increase prosecutions of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the US-Mexico border and implemented a “zero tolerance” policy intended to deter new migrants with the threat of jail sentences...

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