Member of UN Global Compact
Headquarters in Australia
Published on 26 November 2019, the third iteration of BankTrack's Human Rights Benchmark assesses 50 of the largest global banks on their progress towards implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It finds that nearly...
Australia: Civil liberties groups and business speak out over PM's proposal to ban protesters boycotting companies
Civil society groups and business speak out against proposals of the Morrison government to stop protesters boycotting companies they oppose.
Australia: Report accuses 'big four' banks of financing palm oil companies linked to land grabbing & human rights violations
A new report Draw the line: A black book about the shady investments of Australian banks in palm oil published by the Friends of the Earth Australia alleges that four of Australia's biggest banks are complicit in rainforest clearing, land grabbing,...
"Gender equality global report and ranking," 4 October 2018...
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[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]
Australia: Growing support amongst large institutional investors for shareholder & NGO campaigns on climate & human rights
Author: Ruth Williams, The Sydney Morning Herald
"Big investors backed shareholder campaigns on climate, human rights", 23 February 2018...
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"Big Brands From Banks to Casinos Unite to Fight Slavery in Asia," 16 January 2018...
Author: Ruth Williams, Sydney Morning Herald
BlackRock, the world's biggest fund manager, has backed calls for boosted shareholder powers to put issues on the agenda at Australian company shareholder meetings – but says ground rules are needed to stop the process being used for frivolous purposes...