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Headquarters in United Kingdom

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24 July 2019

Brazil: NGO report alleges companies complicit in deforestation & human rights abuses in the Amazon

[To read this story in Portuguese, please, click here] The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 55 companies to respond to allegations of their involvement in the deforestation of the Amazon as well as human rights abuses. The report from...

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23 July 2019
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22 July 2019

HSBC response

Author: HSBC

...For soy, rubberwood and cattle ranching, HSBC will not knowingly provide financial services to high-risk customers involved directly in or sourcing from suppliers involved in: Deforestation, that is: the conversion of areas (often forests) necessary...

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22 July 2019
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18 July 2019
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Author: AFP

« Après les fonds souverains, de grands fonds privés intègrent le critère climat », 9 juillet 2019...

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4 June 2019

Response by HSBC

Author: HSBC

We are intent on playing our part in the transition to a low carbon economy – which is why we committed in 2017 to provide US$100 billion in finance to develop clean energy and lower-carbon technologies by 2025...Our 2016 Mining and Metals policy...

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31 May 2019

Report alleges major banks contribute to climate change through increased funding of fossil fuels

In May 2019, a group of NGOs led by Rainforest Action Network published research findings that suggest some of the biggest banks around the world are financing fossil fuels more than ever before. Since the Paris Agreement took effect in 2016, 33 of the...

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7 May 2019

Delta and Bain & Company cut ties to event honoring Brazil's president; Bolsonaro cancels US visit after protests

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14 April 2019

Indonesia: Checklist of best practices to better enable sustainability-linked infrastructure financing needed

Author: Muhamad Al Azhari, Jakarta Globe

"Attracting Private Financing for Green Projects Needs Concerted Efforts: HSBC", 10 April 2019...

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12 April 2019

BankTrack report finds banks hide links to human rights abuses behind "client confidentiality"

In a recent report published by BankTrack, the banking industry is revealed as citing self-imposed client confidentiality to avoid discussing potential links to human rights abuses.

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