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31 May 2001

Activists Warn Investors about Banks of the Yangtze

Author: Danielle Knight, Inter Press Service

Continuing with their effort to block financing of China's Three Gorges Dam, environmentalists are warning investors that bonds to be sold soon will indirectly finance the mammoth hydropower project that critics say will be a social and environmental...

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21 June 2001

BARCLAYS - Financial exclusion

Author: Ethical Performance magazine

Barclays Bank is supporting the creation of a microcredit scheme accessed through a bank account for people on low incomes in northern England. Salford Money Line is an example of how banks can work in partnership with the local community [in this...

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1 December 2001

[PDF] Holocaust Restitution in the United States and Other Claims For Historical Wrongs

Author: Michael J. Bazyler, Professor of Law at Whittier Law School, in ACLU International Civil Liberties Report 2001 [American Civil Liberties Union]

An Update [includes updates on human rights-related lawsuits against Credit Suisse, Union Bank of Switzerland, Swiss Bank Corporation, German & Austrian banks, French banks, Barclays Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, J.P. Morgan, European insurance...

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5 December 2001

Break in career costs women their rights [UK]

Author: Alexandra Frean, Times [UK]

Women who take a career break to bring up their children do not automatically retain employment rights, an employment tribunal has ruled. In a ruling with implications for thousands of working mothers, an employee of Barclays has been told that she...

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15 February 2002

Barclays Finance of Rainforest Destruction Sparks Protest [in UK]

Author: Friends of the Earth

Barclays Group is the target of a nation-wide protest tomorrow [Saturday 16th February] organised by Friends of the Earth following revelations that the banking group financed a company [Asia Pulp and Paper] that has caused massive damage to...

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19 July 2002

Leading companies in Ghana endorse UN Global Compact

Author: U.N. Development Programme

[Ashanti Goldfields, Barclays Bank Ghana, Domod Aluminium, Interplast, Standard Chartered Bank Ghana]

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20 August 2002

Campaign case study: Asian Pulp & Paper’s backers take heat for its actions

Author: Sophie Holtham, Reputation Impact, in Ethical Corporation Magazine

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Indonesia's largest pulp and paper producer, has rarely faced direct challenges from NGOs. Instead it is the banks that fund the company that are targets for attack...Over 300 international financial bodies are identified...

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10 September 2002

Asbestos case: Bankers could be held liable [South Africa]

Author: South African Press Association

The bankers of Cape plc, the company that reached an out-of-court settlement with South African asbestosis victims last year, would be held personally responsible if it was proved they were responsible for reneging on the agreement, the victims' legal...

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1 October 2002

EU Banks Come Up Short on Environmental Issues

Author: Edie News

European banks have much room for improvement with regard to their assessment of the environmental credit risk of projects for which potential clients are seeking funding, says a leading investment company. The study of 10 Western European banks by...

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21 October 2002

CONGO: Senior African Officials, Multinationals Implicated In Exploitation

Author: UN Wire

Foreign corporations, senior African officials and criminal networks are plundering the rich natural resources of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a new 59-page report prepared for the U.N. Security Council by a U.N.-appointed...

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