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Ferrovial could be liable for crimes against humanity over conditions in Australia’s refugee camps in Papua New Guinea; incl. company comments
Author: Ben Doherty & Patrick Kingsley, Guardian (UK)
"Refugee camp company in Australia 'liable for crimes against humanity'", 25 Jul 2016...
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USA: Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal brought by banks in lawsuit over alleged predatory lending practices that discriminated against minorities
Author: Tony Mauro, National Law Journal (USA)
“Justices Will Referee Housing Bias Dispute Between Major Banks and Cities”, 28 Jun 2016...
Blog: Business & human rights courses will influence firms to fill governance gaps & not disregard societal impacts
Author: Caroline Kaeb and David Scheffer, Principles for Responsible Management Education, in Opinio Juris
"The Corporate Joust with Morality," 6 Jun 2016...
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Banktrack presents human rights abuses’ allegations by Drummond in Colombia to 7 banks providing finance to the coal company; only 2 disclose any action taken in response
In its second Human Rights Impact Assessment briefing, Banktrack contacted seven banks that provided loans to coal company Drummond. The Dutch peace movement PAX has investigated reports of links between violence in Colombia and mining companies...
Bloomberg launches Gender Equality Index to provide investors with data on companies’ gender equality policies
Author: Valentina Zarya, Fortune (USA)
"Bloomberg's New Gender Equality Index Shows Who's Investing In Women", 3 May 2016...
Oxfam publishes new report on tax avoidance practices of US corporate giants & calls on govt. to ensure firms pay fair share of taxes
Author: Michael Stothard & Kiran Stacey, Financial Times (UK)
The international accord…signed in Paris…is unlikely to change economic choices for major polluting industries in the short term, many executives say…Business has been pushing for a global carbon price to be part of the agreement in Paris, but in the...
Author: David Milstead, Globe and Mail (Canada)
…[A]n equity research report from Merrill Lynch – a report titled “A Call to Action – Climate Change Solutions Primer.”…provides the best current road map to investing in companies that will benefit as the world, presumably, comes to grips with...