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11 May 2005

Investors Worth $3.22 Trillion Urge Action at Climate Risk Summit [USA]

Author: Environment News Service

Growing evidence of the negative economic consequences of climate change has prompted an alliance of institutional investors managing US$3.22 trillion to demand that capital market regulators require more rigorous corporate disclosure of climate risks....

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14 April 2005

Court awards record payout from Holocaust fund

Author: swissinfo

The heirs of two Holocaust victims have been awarded SFr26.45 million ($21.9 million) in a case brought against an unnamed Swiss bank. It is the largest single payout to date to come from a $1.25 billion settlement reached in 1998 between Holocaust...

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28 February 2005

Central Asia: Cotton industry contributes to "political repression, economic stagnation, widespread poverty and environmental degradation", says Intl. Crisis Group

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28 February 2005

[PDF] full report: "The Curse of Cotton: Central Asia's Destructive Monoculture"

Author: International Crisis Group

[refers to Paul Reinhart, Cargill Cotton (part of Cargill), Dunavant, Ecom USA (part of Ecom Agroindustrial), Uzpakhtasanoat, Credit Suisse, Société Générale, ABN-AMRO, Pakhtabank, Ghallabank, Zaminbank, Daýhanbank, Türkmenpagta (Turkmen Cotton),...

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9 January 2005

Business giants glad to be gay [UK]

Author: Jamie Doward, Observer [UK]

...the gay lobby group Stonewall will release the first 'corporate equality index'. It will rank employers according to criteria ranging from whether they promote anti-discrimination policies to whether they have gay staff in their boardrooms...[Refers...

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1 January 2005

A Matter Of Principles

Author: Anita Hawser, Global Finance Magazine

Eighteen months ago a group of leading project finance banks adopted the Equator Principles. They are now under attack from critics who claim the banks were more interested in profits and PR than in principles. [refers to institutions that have adopted...

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21 December 2004
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28 October 2004

The value of an investment in human rights

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

...the banking sector is increasingly coming under scrutiny for its role in financing projects that may involve human rights abuses. [refers to Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Barclays, NatWest (part of Royal Bank of Scotland), Standard Chartered,...

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30 September 2004

Profiting from a social conscience

Author: Raja M, Asia Times

...a globally increasing attention to corporate social responsibility (CSR) includes Asia in its interesting sweep. [refers to Mercedes-Benz (part of DaimlerChrysler), Credit Suisse, Gujarat Ambuja Cements, Hindustan Petroleum, Tata, Zee Network,...

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31 August 2004

[PDF] Banking on human rights - confronting human rights in the financial sector

Author: F&C Asset Management, KPMG

This study is designed to highlight the ways in which the financial services sector is affected by, and manages, the challenges associated with human rights...Nine international institutions participated in the study: ABN Amro, Barclays, Credit Suisse...

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