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11 November 2019

ShareAction report shows asset managers' proxy voting can be strong tool for climate action

Author: ShareAction

"Voting Matters: Are asset managers using their proxy votes for climate action?", November 2019...

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29 July 2019

Armenia: Abuses by gold mining companies include air & water pollution, health & safety abuses, workplace discrimination, says new report; incl company comments

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13 February 2018

Armenia: Amulsar gold mine poses high risk of water contamination & adverse environmental impacts, say experts; inc. company & shareholders' responses

The report "Amulsar Gold Project: Overview of Concerns with the Amulsar Gold Project, Potential Consequences, and Recommendations" by independent experts argues the Amulsar gold mine project, owned by Lydian International, poses a high risk of long...

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13 February 2018

Franklin Resources Inc. did not respond

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23 May 2017

Kashmir Issue, Religious Conflicts ‘Risks to Investment in India’

Author: Press Trust of India

A number of large foreign funds, managing trillions of dollars of investor assets globally, have flagged...persisting religious conflicts...and the ‘Kashmir dispute’ as potential risks to their investments in India, saying such “tensions” could...

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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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8 June 2015

Sierra Leone: Allegations of grave human rights abuses levelled against African Minerals; company declines to respond

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9 January 2014

U.S. SEC nudges Franklin Resources toward vote on Sudan holdings

Author: Ross Kerber, Reuters

U.S. regulators rejected a request by investment firm Franklin Resources Inc [holding company for Franklin Templeton] to skip a shareholder vote pressuring it to sell off holdings in companies linked to Sudan, whose president faces international war...

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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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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series...to demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), analyzes...

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