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17 May 2004

Bank of America Stiffens Environmental Loan Rules

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

Bank of America Corp. on Monday joined Citigroup Inc. in tightening lending standards for project financing to address potential environmental risks...The other companies targeted in Rainforest's campaign are Bank One Corp., Goldman Sachs Group Inc.,...

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1 May 2004

Report shows 62 cos. removed from FTSE4Good Index for not meeting human rights, environmental criteria

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1 May 2004

[PDF] full report: "FTSE4Good Index series - Criteria development and company engagement programme 2003-2004"

Author: FTSE

[refers to cos. that met new FTSE4Good human rights criteria for resource cos./committed to meet them: BHP Biliton, Shell, BP, BG, Lonmin, Mitsubishi Corp., Norsk Hydro, Statoil, Cosmo Oil, Expro Group, PetroCanada, Repsol. And cos. deleted from index...

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29 April 2004

Banks making progress on environment, group says

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

Many large U.S. banks are making progress toward tightening their lending standards for project financing to address potential environmental risks, according to an environmental group. [refers to Citigroup, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wachovia,...

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15 March 2004

Biggest US banks targeted by environmental group

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

The Rainforest Action Network has sent letters calling on the companies to phase out funding for the oil, gas, mining, and logging industries in endangered ecosystems; reduce funding for greenhouse gas producing industries, and work more closely with...

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20 August 2002

Campaign case study: Asian Pulp & Paper’s backers take heat for its actions

Author: Sophie Holtham, Reputation Impact, in Ethical Corporation Magazine

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Indonesia's largest pulp and paper producer, has rarely faced direct challenges from NGOs. Instead it is the banks that fund the company that are targets for attack...Over 300 international financial bodies are identified...

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9 April 2002

Napa firm tops in social venture [USA]

Author: Alec Rosenberg, The Argus [California]

Regale [which turns recycled paper into biodegradable packaging]...has won the National Social Venture Competition. The social venture competition was sponsored by The Goldman Sachs Foundation, Columbia Business School and University of California,...

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31 May 2001

Activists Warn Investors about Banks of the Yangtze

Author: Danielle Knight, Inter Press Service

Continuing with their effort to block financing of China's Three Gorges Dam, environmentalists are warning investors that bonds to be sold soon will indirectly finance the mammoth hydropower project that critics say will be a social and environmental...

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26 September 1997

SUTHERLAND: statement by Peter Sutherland, Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and Co-Chairman of BP (UK)

Author: Peter Sutherland, Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and Co-Chairman of BP

[Peter Sutherland, address to Amnesty International event, Dublin, 26 Sep. 1997]

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5 October 2015

6 US-based banks call for strong climate agreement in Paris

Author: Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo

As major financial institutions, working with clients and customers around the globe, we have the business opportunity to build a more sustainable, low-carbon economy and the ability to help manage and mitigate these climate-related risks...Our...

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