"Finance Sector Profiting from Poverty, Environmental Damage and Human Rights Abuses", says report by Amnesty Intl., Global Witness, New Economics Foundation & 7 other NGOs

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1 December 2005

[DOC] Finance Sector Profiting from Poverty, Environmental Damage and Human Rights Abuses, say UK Charities

Author: Action Aid, Amnesty International, CAFOD, Christian Aid, The Corner House, Friends of the Earth, Global Witness, New Economics Foundation, Tax Justice Network, WWF

This report has been compiled in response to the UK government’s failure to exercise leadership to ensure that the finance sector does not continue to undermine global policy objectives in areas ranging from climate change to corruption to the Millennium Development Goals. The publication of the report coincides with a major European conference opening in London today hosted by the UK Presidency of the EU, "Investing in the Future: a European conference on CSR and the finance sector”.

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1 December 2005

[PDF] full report: "A Big Deal? Corporate Social Responsibility and the Finance Sector in Europe"

Author: Action Aid, Amnesty International, CAFOD, Christian Aid, The Corner House, Friends of the Earth, Global Witness, New Economics Foundation, Tax Justice Network, WWF

[refers to ABN Amro, Aviva, Barclays, Calyon (part of Crédit Agricole), China Development Bank, China Import Export Bank, Commerzbank, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank, Espirito Santo, Goldman Sachs, Henderson Global Investors, HFC Bank and Beneficial, Household International, HSBC, KBC, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Merrill Lynch, Munich Re, Nationwide, Natixis, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered, Swiss Re]

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