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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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29 June 2017

Top global banks lend billions to extract fossil fuels

Author: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (UK)

Some of the world's top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders [by Rainforest Action Network, Banktrack, Sierra Club, Oilchange International.]...The...

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31 May 2017

Banks loan billions to oil firms allegedly exporting low-grade fuel high in pollutants, says briefing

A new BankTrack briefing raises questions about how banks are conducting human rights due diligence. In response to research by Swiss NGO Public Eye accusing Switzerland-based oil trading companies of selling blends of low-grade fuel high in...

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23 December 2015

Canada: Companies answer govt.'s call for donations to support Syrian refugees

Author: David Berman, Globe and Mail (Canada)

"Canadian businesses answer Ottawa’s call for donations to help refugees", 22 Dec 2015...

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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series...to demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...

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1 September 2009

Carbon Disclosure Project finds improved disclosure of emissions among world's largest companies - Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron lead

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 - Global 500 Report

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Following the increase in the number of CDP signatories, the standard of disclosure over the past seven years since the inception of CDP has increased dramatically... The number of Asian companies responding to CDP 2009 increasedby 39% (51 to 71) from...

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10 January 2008

Banks ranked on climate policies, practices - HSBC, ABN, Barclays, HBOS, Deutsche, Citi, Bank of America lead; Bear Stearns is last

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10 January 2008

HSBC, Other European Banks Receive Top Scores in First-Ever Ranking of 40 Leading Banks on Climate Change Strategies

Author: CERES

While encouraging progress is being made, the banking sector still has a long way to go in confronting the business challenges posed by global climate change, according to a first-ever report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition that analyzes...

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10 January 2008

HSBC, Other European Banks Receive Top Scores in First-Ever Ranking of 40 Leading Banks on Climate Change Strategies;Citigroup and Bank of America post Highest Scores Among 16 U.S. Banks

Author: Ceres

While encouraging progress is being made, the banking sector still has a long way to go in confronting the business challenges posed by global climate change, according to a first-ever report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition that analyzes...

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