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8 January 2014

Largest Dutch pension fund boycotts Israeli banks over settlement ties (Israel & Palestine)

Author: Barak Ravid, Haaretz

PGGM...has decided to withdraw all its investments from Israel’s five largest banks because they have branches in the West Bank and/or are involved in financing construction in the settlements. [PGGM informed] Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, Bank Mizrahi...

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17 May 2010

[PDF] “Financial Peacebuilding”- Impacts of the Nepalese conflict on the financial sector and its potential for peacebuilding

Author: Ulrike Joras, Swisspeace

The financial sector is assumed to have a catalyst role for economic development…The importance of an adequate financial service provision has also been recognised for post-conflict peacebuilding and reconstruction…This working paper looks at options...

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15 April 2010

Human Rights and the Financial Sector

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights

The Danish Institute for Human Rights is pleased to announce the release of ‘Values Added: The Challenge of Integrating Human Rights in the Financial Sector.’ The report outlines the challenges and potential for integrating human rights concepts to...

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8 April 2010

ING integrates sustainability into executive pay

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

Dutch banking and insurance giant ING says that “social, ethical and environmental objectives” will form a part of top management pay…And there will be a programme for senior managers to working on real-life cases at NGOs in developing countries… The...

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24 March 2010
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Author: Gabriel Morini, Página 12 [Argentina]

...Un conflicto de competencia dilata el inicio de la primera investigación sobre...la cadena de complicidades que permitió sostener a la dictadura militar [entre 1976 y 1983]: el financiamiento por parte de la banca privada extranjera. La causa podría...

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20 October 2009

[PDF] Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: a shared responsibility

Author: Esther Vandenbroucke, IKV Pax Christi & Roos Boer, Netwerk Vlaanderen

This publication...presents...financial institutions’ investment in companies that develop or produce cluster munitions, on financial institutions disinvesting from producers of cluster munitions and on legislative measures to prohibit investment in...

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10 September 2009
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Author: Arnaud Vaulerin, Libération [France]

Total est à nouveau rattrapé par ses liens troubles avec la junte birmane. Dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui, que Libération a pu lire en avant-première, l’ONG américano-thaïlandaise Earth Rights International (ERI) accuse le géant pétrolier français...

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10 September 2009

Junta Gas Profits Stashed in Singapore Banks: ERI

Author: Simon Roughneen, Irrawaddy [Thailand]

...[On] Thursday, Earthrights International (ERI) launched two reports alleging that...Total and Chevron are linked to “forced labor, killings, high-level corruption and authoritarianism” in Burma. The reports...examine how revenue from the Yadana gas...

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20 August 2009

BlackRock Divests from the West Bank

Author: Erik Hagen, Norwatch

The British bank BlackRock has divested from Lev Leviev settlement projects on West Bank. The divestment follows pressure by three Norwegian banks marketing BlackRock funds...the British Embassy in Tel Aviv...[refrained from] occupying a building...

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1 March 2009

[PDF] Full report: Undue diligence: How banks do business with corrupt regimes

Author: Global Witness

[F]ailures by banks and the governments that regulate them have caused untold damage to the economies of some of the poorest countries in the world. By doing business with dubious customers in corrupt, natural resource-rich states, banks are...

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