Co-operative Insurance Society (part of Co-operative Group)

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21 September 2002

No trust without verification

Author: Tracey A. Swift, in Human Rights & Business Matters, Amnesty International UK Business Group Newsletter no. 6

Tracey A Swift, director of research at AccountAbility, argues that social reports must include external verification to be credible

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1 June 2004

UK: High costs holding back ethical consumers, report finds

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1 June 2004

[PDF] full report: "Consuming for Good? The role of consumers in driving responsible business"

Author: Agenda Scotland & Scottish Consumer Council

[refers to Co-operative Group, Focus-Wickes, BT, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Homebase (part of GUS), B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Shell, Littlewoods, Cafédirect]

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29 September 2004

Five million consumers to draw up ethical investment strategy

Author: Alex Blyth, Ethical Corporation

Co-operative Insurance Services [part of Co-operative Group] is to send a questionnaire to its customers on human rights, dealing with oppressive regimes, protecting vulnerable workers, pollution and genetically modified crops...It has been an active...

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31 December 2004

Costs hold back the ethical consumer [UK]

Author: Simon Bain, Herald [UK]

The Agenda report suggests: "...If mainstream producers and retailers were to offer more opportunities to 'buy ethically' at reasonable prices and with relative ease, then more ethical consumers may be able to take the step towards becoming ethical...

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1 January 2005

Report by World Economic Forum, AccountAbility investigates why mainstream financial community has not yet embraced social investment

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1 January 2005

[PDF] full report: "Mainstreaming Responsible Investment"

Author: Global Corporate Citizenship Initiative (World Economic Forum), in co-operation with AccountAbility

[refers to CalPERS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Anglo American, Citigroup, Standard & Poor's (part of McGraw Hill), Accenture, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, Novo Nordisk, Prudential Plc, UBS, Schroders, BT, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Morgan Stanley,...

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21 February 2005

full report: "Totalitarian oil: Total Oil - fuelling the oppression in Burma"

Author: Burma Campaign UK

[refers to Total, PTT, Unocal, Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), & includes "Investors perspective" by Co-operative Financial Services]

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24 May 2005

Climate-change fears prompt CIS rebellion at Exxon

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian [UK]

A major British institutional investor will tomorrow oppose the re-election of Lee Raymond as chief executive of ExxonMobil on "ethical grounds" at its annual meeting...Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) [part of Co-operative Group]...says the.....

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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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