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23 April 2018

Tanzania: Barclays Bank supports 75 children with medical condition to access treatment

Author: Daily News (Tanzania)

 “Barclays supports children with medical problems”...

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Story
24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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Company response
16 July 2018

Barclays response

"Barclays recognises that the bank’s major impacts tend to be indirect, via business relationships, arising from the provision of financial services to business customers operating in sensitive sectors. Appropriate risk management of environmental and...

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16 July 2018

Range of human rights abuses by extractive companies allegedly tied to European financial institutions: companies respond to Facing Finance report

"The global extractives industry is heavily involved in some of the worst labour, environmental and human rights violations. The rights of communities, farmers and indigenous people are being trampled in the push for ever more extraction. Indeed all b...

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Report
17 July 2018

Full report

Author: Facing Finance...

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Article
3 September 2018

How digital banking is causing job losses in east Africa

Author: Allan Olingo, The East African (Kenya)

"Hi, I am Leo, and I can help you: Banks going digital"...

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Article
4 October 2018

Equileap publishes ranking of top 200 companies on gender equality in the workplace

Author: Equileap

"Gender equality global report and ranking," 4 October 2018...

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Company non-response
8 October 2018

Barclays did not respond

Busines & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Barclays to respond to the allegations raised by War on Want. Barclays did not respond.

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Story
8 October 2018

NGO: British financial institutions complicit in Israeli war crimes

In July 2017, War on Want (WoW) published a report claiming that UK-based banks and investment companies are complicit in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. The financial institutions cited in the report have allegedly invested in defence...

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Article
5 December 2018

UK: Social media campaign launched to tackle modern slavery & sexual exploitation

Author: Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"London calling: Facebook and banks enlisted in drive to stop slavery", 3 December 2018...

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