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19 October 2017

UN Independent Expert asks Thun Group of Banks to discuss the Guiding Principles on Foreign Debt and Human Rights & practice of lending to states with widespread human rights violations

Author: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States

“Mandate of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights” - 19 October 2017...

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29 June 2017

Top global banks lend billions to extract fossil fuels

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...

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13 June 2017

Norway's sovereign wealth fund will ask banks in which it has invested to disclose how their lending contributes to greenhouse gas emissions

Author: Gwladys Fouche, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Norway's $960 billion sovereign wealth fund will ask the banks in which it has invested to disclose how their lending contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday. The world's largest wealth fund...has in the past...

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31 May 2017

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 pollutants...

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16 May 2017
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Dakota Access Pipeline : Crédit Suisse sous le coup d'une plainte devant l'OCDE, 10 mai 2017...

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5 May 2017

Credit Suisse faces OECD Guidelines complaint in Switzerland over financing for Dakota Access Pipeline owners in USA, concerns over indigenous rights

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8 March 2017

Switzerland: Firms pledge to support & promote women in the workplace

Author: Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi, Reuters (UK)

"Swiss firms set goals to get more women into top roles", 8 Mar 2017...

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24 January 2017

Thun Group of Banks releases new Paper on implications of UN Guiding Principles for corporate & investment banking

The Thun Group of Banks' Discussion Paper published in January 2017 explores how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights should be applied in the banking sector. At the Thun Group of Banks' annual meeting in June 2017, the Thun Group...

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4 January 2017

Study reveals low level of human rights performance disclosure in mining, energy & financial sectors

Author: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) & Centro Vincular-PUCV

“Shining a light on human rights: corporate human rights performance disclosure in the mining, energy and financial sectors”, 7 December 2016...

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14 December 2016

Olam creating "black box" of palm oil from unknown sources, fuelling deforestation "from Gabon to Indonesia" - NGO report

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