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11 November 2019

ShareAction report shows asset managers' proxy voting can be strong tool for climate action

Author: ShareAction

"Voting Matters: Are asset managers using their proxy votes for climate action?", November 2019...

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31 October 2019

Brazil: BlackRock labelled 'world’s largest investor in deforestation'; company responds

According to report by Friends of the Earth US (FOE), Amazon Watch and Dutch research firm Profundo, BlackRock is the world’s largest investor in deforestation with holdings in six sectors - soy, beef, palm oil, rubber, timber and pulp/paper, all of...

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29 October 2019

BlackRock response

Author: BlackRock

Sound corporate governance practices, including how companies manage the material environmental and social factors inherent to their business models, have the potential to impact the long-term value of our clients’ assets.  More than 90% of our equity...

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9 September 2019
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Author: Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« PRI In Person : Paris, capitale éphémère de l’investissement responsable mondial », 6 septembre 2019...

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30 August 2019

BlackRock in Amazon: 'World's largest investor in deforestation'

Author: Al Jazeera

…[A] report released on Friday shows that BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, holds extensive investments in the sectors deemed responsible for the devastation of forests in Brazil....

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27 August 2019

Commentary: Corporations & financial institutions that support agribusiness in the Amazon contribute to deforestation & destruction

Author: Leila Salazar-López, Lindsey Allen, Common Dreams

"We are facing a global emergency in the Amazon. Here's what we can do." 27 Aug 2019...

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21 August 2019
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20 August 2019

Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders

On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...

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7 August 2019
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24 July 2019

Brazil: NGO report alleges companies complicit in deforestation & human rights abuses in the Amazon

[To read this story in Portuguese, please, click here] The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 55 companies to respond to allegations of their involvement in the deforestation of the Amazon as well as human rights abuses. The report from...

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