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20 September 2019

Peru: Indigenous community urges European banks to insist that companies they invest in remove Ocho Sur P from their palm oil supply chains

Author: Forest Peoples Programme

“Press Release: Indigenous Community Urges European Banks to Hold Commodities Giant to Account Over Forest Destruction in the Peruvian Amazon”, 21st August 2019...

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4 March 2019

Bangladesh: Banks fail to hold H&M accountable to living wage promises, says Fair Action report

Author: Fair Action (Sweden), Fair Finance Guide International, The Future in Our Hands (Norway)

"Shareholders of H&M fail to take responsibility for garment workers’ wages", 31 January 2019...

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4 March 2019

Bangladesh: Fair Action reports that Nordic banks fail to hold H&M and other brands accountable to living wage promises

  In February 2019, Fair Action released a report exploring, among other things, the role of Nordic banks (as shareholders) in holding H&M accountable to its promise to ensure living wages for garment workers in its supply chain by 2018, particula...

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Company response
3 March 2019

Handelsbanken's response to the Fair Action report “Broke in Bangladesh”

Author: Karin Askelöf, Head of Responsible Investments, Handelsbanken, Sweden

Our comment ...

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4 October 2018

Equileap publishes ranking of top 200 companies on gender equality in the workplace

Author: Equileap

"Gender equality global report and ranking," 4 October 2018...

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17 January 2018

Sweden: Lack of investment in climate solutions by fund management co's puts Paris agreement at risk, finds report; incl. co responses

"Turning the tide - The urgent need to shift capital flows to climate solutions: A case study of ten fund management companies", a new report by Swedwatch focuses on the role of the finance sector in reallocating large capital streams towards green...

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Company response
22 December 2017

Response by Handelsbanken

Author: Handelsbanken

Thank you for the invitation to respond to the Swedwatch report. ...

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Report
27 April 2017

Report: 'Fuel for conflict - Investors and the case of Lundin Petroleum in Sudan'

Author: Swedwatch, Fair Finance Guide

This report focuses on the risks and responsibilities associated with investments in companies that are active in countries with ongoing violent conflicts and humanitarian crises... Using the terminology of the UNGPs, a company that has a business...

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11 April 2017

Scandinavian banks linked to abuse of indigenous peoples’ rights in Borneo; banks respond

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