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1 February 2009

[PDF] The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans - 2007-2008

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

This ninth installment of The State of the Workplace report shows that job protections and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have surged in recent years, at large businesses and other private employers such as law firms and...

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10 September 2008

Congressional Human Rights Caucus Holds Briefing On Genocide-Free Investing [USA]

Author: Investors Against Genocide

Representatives from the financial industry and leading human rights activists told the Congressional Human Rights Caucus (CHRC) today that a majority of Americans don't want their investments tied to genocidal regimes and that financial markets need...

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11 March 2008

Fund Shareholders to Hold Sudan Vote

Author: Jennifer Levitz, Wall Street Journal

...[M]any fund shareholders this proxy season will have a chance to weigh in on...whether to push funds to bar investment in companies doing business in Sudan, whose government is widely accused of abetting genocide. Pension funds, religious groups,...

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10 January 2008

Banks ranked on climate policies, practices - HSBC, ABN, Barclays, HBOS, Deutsche, Citi, Bank of America lead; Bear Stearns is last

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10 January 2008

HSBC, Other European Banks Receive Top Scores in First-Ever Ranking of 40 Leading Banks on Climate Change Strategies;Citigroup and Bank of America post Highest Scores Among 16 U.S. Banks

Author: Ceres

While encouraging progress is being made, the banking sector still has a long way to go in confronting the business challenges posed by global climate change, according to a first-ever report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition that analyzes...

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10 January 2008

Lifting the Lid: Banks urged to address climate change

Author: Rachelle Younglai, Reuters

A handful of the world's biggest banks are starting to look at the risk that climate change poses to their businesses, but investors say they need to do more. Necessary measures for the banks include raising targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...

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20 December 2007

Human Rights Groups and Investors Push Wall Street to Use Influence in Sudan to End War Against Civilians in Darfur

Author: Amnesty International USA

A coalition of leading human rights organizations and socially responsible investment companies have jointly announced the filing of shareholder resolutions with six major banks and financial firms [Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, T. Rowe...

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28 November 2007

Progress Report [responses & link to list of firms that have not responded]

Author: Amnesty International USA

Scroll down to find out how particular investment firms are responding to our request that they use their influence to support human rights in Sudan....

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28 November 2007

Socially responsible shareholders file resolutions with 6 US finance firms invested in companies linked to Sudan over Darfur

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1 November 2007

Amnesty USA & investor coalition calls on banks that own stock in oil companies in Sudan to press for change change in Darfur

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