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26 March 2012

[PDF] [Submission in response to] Call for input: Report on business and human rights and the UN system

Author: BankTrack

Banks have a specific role in enabling or preventing possible human rights violations...It is up to banks to adapt their business operations in recognition of this responsibility. BankTrack continuously monitors the standards that private sector banks...

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16 February 2012

Oldest Swiss private bank is newest U.S. target

Author: Martin de Sa'Pinto and Lynnley Browning, Reuters

...[At the beginning of February] the U.S. Justice Department, acting on plans it had been making for weeks, indicted the 270-year-old bank on charges of enabling wealthy Americans to evade taxes on at least $1.2 billion from 2002 through last year.....

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14 February 2012
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Author: Gobierno de Suiza

…17 empresas suizas firmaron una promesa de valor para un compromiso ético…en presencia del Vicepresidente Angelino Garzón. Las empresas involucradas en este proceso son Asea Brown Boveri, Adecco, Clariant, Cotecna, Credit Suisse, DHL (parte de...

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16 December 2011

Why 2011 was a landmark year for business and human rights

Author: Alison Braybrooks, Impact abc in Guardian [UK]

2011 was also a landmark year for business and human rights: John Ruggie's guiding principles were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council, and then incorporated into the new OECD guidelines, ISO26000 and the sustainability policy of the IFC...The most...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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19 October 2011

[PDF] Statement by the Thun Group of banks on the “Guiding principles for the implementation of the United Nations ‘protect, respect and remedy’ framework” on human rights

Author: Barclays, Credit Suisse, UBS, UniCredit

The “Guiding Principles” bring a welcome profile and degree of clarity to the human rights and business agenda. They provide a blueprint for companies to show that they respect human rights, and reduce the risk of causing or contributing to human...

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10 August 2011

Big victories for indigenous peoples and transparency advocates

Author: Emily Greenspan, extractive industries policy and advocacy advisor, Oxfam America

This week the International Finance Corporation (IFC)–the private sector lending arm of the World Bank Group–released its new and, in some ways, improved policies designed to protect the environment and communities. The IFC has been criticized for...

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1 August 2011

UK banks accused of investing in companies manufacturing cluster bombs & other weapons, includes comments from banks

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1 August 2011

[video] Episode 3

Author: Chris Atkins, Amnesty International

In this special episode of Amnesty TV, film maker Chris Atkins blows the lid on UK Banks’ investment in cluster bombs...Despite the UK being signed up to an international treaty banning cluster bombs, last year alone the Royal Bank of Scotland provided...

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Company response
20 July 2011

Response by Credit Suisse: Berne Declaration report alleges that Credit Suisse fails to fulfil corporate responsibility to respect human rights.

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