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12 September 2004

Apartheid haunts business

Author: Jon Robins, Financial Times

Mr Fagan, who made his name suing Swiss banks on behalf of Holocaust survivors, is seeking [in US courts] $20bn (£11bn) in reparations from companies that, he argues, supported apartheid. They include the UK banks NatWest, Barclays and Standard...

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29 September 2004

Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights - Submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights relating to the “Responsibilities of transnational corporations and related business enterprises with regard to human rights”

Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights

[Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights member companies: ABB, Body Shop, Hewlett-Packard, MTV Networks Europe, National Grid Transco, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Novo Nordisk, Statoil, Barclays]

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2 October 2004

Barclays accused over Indian dam

Author: John Vidal, Guardian [UK]

Barclays Bank was yesterday accused of playing a vital role in the financing of an Indian hydroelectric dam which will force up to 50,000 people from their homes...The World Bank, Deutsche Bank and ABN Amro have all refused to finance Omkareshwar and...

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11 October 2004

Lobbyists want big business to own up [So. Africa]

Author: BusinessDay [So. Africa]

Khulumani Support Group and Jubilee SA have challenged government's assertion that it has adequately addressed the results of apartheid policies and that there is no need to file lawsuits in US courts...Former justice minister Penuell Maduna wrote to...

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13 October 2004

Where sustainability means survival

Author: Financial Times

...the financial services sector...is having to take sustainability seriously now. Non-governmental organisations have targeted banks as the ultimate source of environmentally unfriendly projects, a plethora of sustainability indices has sprung up and...

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17 October 2004

Capital punishment - UN oil sanctions against Sudan seem unlikely. Could a divestment campaign fill the gap?

Author: Ethical Corporation [editorial]

Oil revenues help the [Sudanese] regime to stay in power...the oil continues to flow through the hands of the state-owned oil companies of China, India and Malaysia. [China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), ONGC Videsh, Petronas]... As US...

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24 October 2004

Human rights Norms at the UN

Author: Tobias Webb, Ethical Corporation

A new report is due...on the state of controversial draft human rights rules. The draft “United Nations Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights”...attracted huge...

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28 October 2004

The value of an investment in human rights

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

...the banking sector is increasingly coming under scrutiny for its role in financing projects that may involve human rights abuses. [refers to Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Barclays, NatWest (part of Royal Bank of Scotland), Standard Chartered,...

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1 November 2004

2004 survey of corporate non-financial reporting, by SustainAbility, UNEP, Standard & Poor's (highest scoring companies: Co-operative Financial Services, Novo Nordisk, BP)

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1 November 2004

Over 200 NGOs, social investors call on IFC to protect interests of the poor in setting its "safeguard" standards

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