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Australia: Commentary: Finance has potential to advance lives of individuals & communities; human rights need to be essential part
Author: David Kinley, ABC News
"How banks can win our trust back (and it's not through good deeds)", 24 August 2017...
Australia: Shareholders sue Commonwealth Bank alleging non-disclosure of climate change risks; bank denies allegations
Author: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (UK)
Some of the world's top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders [by Rainforest Action Network, Banktrack, Sierra Club, Oilchange International.]...The...
- Related in-depth areas: Mitigation
- Related companies: Agricultural Bank of China ANZ Bank Bank of America Bank of China Bank of Montreal Bank of Nova Scotia Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (part of Mitsubishi UFJ) Barclays BNP Paribas Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) China Construction Bank Citigroup Commonwealth Bank Crédit Agricole Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank Goldman Sachs HSBC Industrial & Commercial Bank of China ING Bank JPMorgan Chase Mizuho Financial Group Morgan Stanley National Australia Bank Natixis PNC Financial Services Royal Bank of Canada Royal Bank of Scotland Santander SMBC Nikko Securities Société Générale Standard Chartered Toronto-Dominion Bank UBS UniCredit Bulbank Wells Fargo Westpac
Banks loan billions to oil firms allegedly exporting low-grade fuel high in pollutants, says briefing
A new BankTrack briefing raises questions about how banks are conducting human rights due diligence. In response to research by Swiss NGO Public Eye accusing Switzerland-based oil trading companies of selling blends of low-grade fuel high in...
Author: Joshua Robertson, The Guardian (UK)
Australia's big four banks have all ruled out funding or withdrawn from Adani's Queensland coal project, after...Westpac the country's second-largest bank, released a new climate policy on Friday, saying it would limit lending for new thermal coal...
The Global Intiative for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights submits parallel report to the ESCR Committee for the periodic review of Australia
Author: The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural rights
"Parallel Report submitted by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the occasion of the consideration of the Fifth Periodic Report of Australia during the...
- Related stories: Australia: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considers violations of ICESCR in the context of climate change
- Related companies: ANZ Bank Commonwealth Bank
Australian banks' investment in companies accused of land grab (Oxfam report, Apr 2014) - company responses
Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Bunge, Phnom Penh Sugar, Wilmar to respond - responses provided] In April 2014, Oxfam Australia released the report "Banking on Shaky Grounds - Australia's big four banks and land grabs". The report...
Author: Brisbane Times
Myer's social media woes over NDIS [National Disability Insurance Scheme] comments appear set to continue as more than 20,000 people sign a petition calling for the department store chain to set disability hiring quotas. The online petition...calls...
Author: Amy Wilson-Chapman, Perth Now [Australia]
Flexible working conditions, a zero tolerance approach to discrimination and managers ready to lead by example are what are needed for gender equality in the workplace. And as the labour market tightens, the importance of retaining high-quality female...