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6 November 2017

BlackRock backs shareholder vote call - with limits

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...

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20 November 2017

Australia: Marriage equality 'Yes' vote wins; corporate supporters vocal, despite criticism

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11 December 2017
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Author: Ágora (España)

“Los litigios sobre responsabilidad en el cambio climático, una tendencia creciente”, 1 de septiembre de 2017...

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16 January 2018

Cambodia: Six companies, including banks and casinos, sign pledge to fight slavery in Asia

Author: Reuters

"Big Brands From Banks to Casinos Unite to Fight Slavery in Asia," 16 January 2018...

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25 February 2018

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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24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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4 October 2018

Equileap publishes ranking of top 200 companies on gender equality in the workplace

Author: Equileap

"Gender equality global report and ranking," 4 October 2018...

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29 June 2019

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,...

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5 November 2019

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. 

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26 November 2019

BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark 2019 shows 4 out of 5 banks are failing on human rights

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...

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