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11 April 2006

UK’s largest ethical bank won’t touch World Bank private sector bonds

Author: Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth UK, Bretton Woods Project

Leading development and environment NGOs, including Christian Aid and Friends of the Earth, have today welcomed the commitment by The Co-operative Bank [part of Co-operative Group] to hold no investments in the World Bank's private sector arm, the...

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1 May 2006

Co-operative partially rejects World Bank bonds

Author: Clear Profit

The Co-operative Bank, a UK ethical bank, this month revealed it had joined those refusing to buy bonds issued by the World Bank's commercial arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), until it shows greater commitment to sustainable energy....

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4 May 2006

David Bowen: CSR advice for Anna Ford

Author: David Bowen, website effectiveness consultant for Bowen Craggs & Co, in Financial Times

The web is even more important than newsreaders in the area of social responsibility. Whether a company is trying to provide data on waste, to explain how friendly it is to the community, or to lay out its policy on child labour, it cannot do so in...

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25 September 2006

Banks and Human Rights

Author: BankTrack

Since 2005, BankTrack members are campaigning on private banks and their direct or indirect relation to Human Rights violations...Banks have the potential to impact upon...rights – both positively and negatively – in a multiplicity of ways. For...

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1 November 2006

SustainAbility's bi-annual survey of corporate social & environmental reporting - top 5 are BT, Co-Operative Financial Services, BP, Anglo Platinum, Rabobank

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1 November 2006

[PDF] full report: "Tomorrow’s Value - The Global Reporters 2006 Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting"

Author: SustainAbility, UNEP

[Top 50 reports: BT, Co-operative Financial Services, BP, Anglo Platinum, Rabobank, Unilever, MTR, Vodafone, Shell Group, Nike, Novo Nordisk, ABN AMRO Real, BHP Billiton, Philips, ABN AMRO, HP, Anglo American, GlaxoSmithKline, Rio Tinto, Westpac...

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10 November 2006

From Risk Reduction to Value Creation - Biannual survey shows shift in corporate attitudes to sustainability

Author: SustainAbility

BT leads the field in SustainAbility’s latest biannual benchmarking survey of leading practice in corporate sustainability reporting, published in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Standard and Poor’s [part of McGraw...

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4 January 2007

Purer source

Author: Emma Clarke, Supply Management.com

[Commenting on the findings of recent reports on the impact of company codes on working conditions published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and War on Want, Stephanie Barrientos research fellow at IDS said that]...Strategies comprising...

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1 February 2007

Oxfam, Insight Investment project on role of investors in poverty alleviation – report from roundtable on access to water

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14 May 2007

Dash into biofuels can be harmful, says Co-op

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian

A leading British investor today joins the chorus of concern about a headlong flight into biofuels as a solution for global warming by saying companies involved in the sector could jeopardise future profits by not carefully considering the long-term...

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