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1 December 2004

[PDF] full report: "Investing in Stability - Conflict Risk, Environmental Challenges and the Bottom-Line"

Author: United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Intl. Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), with articles by John Bray (Control Risks Group), Jason Switzer (IISD), Mareike Hussels (UNEP FI), Daniel Wagner (Asian Development Bank), Michael Kelly (KPMG)

[refers to Barclays, Standard Chartered, Lloyd's of London, Gerling, Freeport-McMoRan, International Waters]

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1 February 2005

[PDF] International Companies and Post-Conflict Reconstruction - Cross-Sectoral Comparisons

Author: John Bray, political risk specialist, Control Risks Group

In the worst cases, companies can inadvertently fuel the structural causes of the conflict, undermining prospects for recovery. However, by presenting a vision of a different kind of future, where personal success comes from entrepreneurial initiative...

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1 September 2006

[PDF] Conflict-Sensitive Project Finance: Better Lending Practice in Conflict-Prone States

Author: International Alert

Violent conflict presents a serious challenge for businesses operating abroad. A large body of evidence shows that investments in conflict-prone countries, and the interaction with the dynamics of violent conflict at local and national levels that...

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5 September 2007

Finance: Darfur Groups Ask U.S. Funds to Drop Chinese Oil Majors

Author: Abid Aslam, IPS News (Inter Press Service)

Activists have launched a bid to shame some of the world's largest mutual fund companies into dumping Chinese oil majors they accuse of complicity in what the U.S. government calls genocide in western Sudan's Darfur region... Activists want U.S.-based...

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8 September 2007
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Author: Abid Aslam, IPS News (Inter Press Service)

Des activistes ont lancé une tentative pour couvrir de honte certaines des plus grandes sociétés d'investissement du monde [qui ont investit dans des] firmes pétrolières chinoises qu'ils accusent de complicité dans ce que le gouvernement des Etats-Unis...

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24 October 2007
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Author: Europa Press

Mañana arrancan en Barcelona las "Jornadas para el debate por una Banca Desarmada", un encuentro promovido por el Centro de Estudios por la Paz J.M. Delàs, de...Justícia i Pau, para analizar las inversiones de las entidades financieras españolas en...

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29 October 2007
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Author: Déclaration de Bern

Le génocide au Darfour est en grande partie financé par les recettes du commerce pétrolier du régime soudanais. Les banques suisses, UBS et Credit Suisse notamment, sont coresponsables...Malgré la critique internationale, UBS prévoit aussi d’effectuer...

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17 November 2008
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Author: Baudouin Loos, France Palestine

La banque franco-belge Dexia finance, via sa filiale israélienne, le développement des colonies israéliennes en territoires palestiniens occupés, et cela depuis des années...[via] une firme bancaire israélienne, Otzar Hashilton Hamekomi...Avec d’autres...

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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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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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