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19 July 2004

Hong Kong companies warned of human rights risks

Author: James Rose, Ethical Corporation

Among the issues looked at were freedom of association, bonded and child labour, and the denial of women’s rights. Hong Kong companies considered by the report’s authors to have exposure to these and other problematic areas of employment include...

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23 July 2004

Analysis: Corporate responsibility and Islam

Author: Jon Lamb, Ethical Corporation

So to what extent is it sensible to link ethical business practice to awareness of Muslim political and religious sensibilities? [refers to HSBC's Muslim pension fund. Also refers to companies being boycotted for links with Israel: Starbucks, Coca...

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24 August 2004

New Burma ‘Dirty List’ Companies Named and Shamed

Author: Burma Campaign UK

37 new companies have been added to the ‘Dirty List’ published today by the Burma Campaign UK. A total 95 companies feature on the list. The ‘Dirty List’ exposes companies that are directly or indirectly helping to finance Burma’s brutal military...

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24 August 2004

New list of companies directly, indirectly linked to Burma, additions incl. Lloyd’s of London, Rolls Royce, Ericsson, Alcatel, Swift

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24 August 2004

The Dirty List - Companies supporting the regime in Burma

Author: Burma Campaign UK

[Companies on the list: Abercrombie & Kent, Adventures Abroad, Alcatel, Alexander Rose, Andrew Brock Travel, Aon Corporation, Aquatic, Arnold Laver Timberworld, Asean Explorer, Asia Optical, Audley Travel, Lauda Air (part of Austrian Airlines),...

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31 August 2004

[PDF] Banking on human rights - confronting human rights in the financial sector

Author: F&C Asset Management, KPMG

This study is designed to highlight the ways in which the financial services sector is affected by, and manages, the challenges associated with human rights...Nine international institutions participated in the study: ABN Amro, Barclays, Credit Suisse...

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1 October 2004

[PDF] UK firms sign up to sustainable palm oil initiative

Author: Environmental Data Services (ENDS) Report

Companies and NGOs met in Jakarta in October to move forward with plans to define criteria for sustainable production of palm oil. Cadbury Schweppes, HSBC and Body Shop are among the UK firms to sign up to the round table co-founded by WWF...But...

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17 October 2004

Capital punishment - UN oil sanctions against Sudan seem unlikely. Could a divestment campaign fill the gap?

Author: Ethical Corporation [editorial]

Oil revenues help the [Sudanese] regime to stay in power...the oil continues to flow through the hands of the state-owned oil companies of China, India and Malaysia. [China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), ONGC Videsh, Petronas]... As US...

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28 October 2004

The value of an investment in human rights

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

...the banking sector is increasingly coming under scrutiny for its role in financing projects that may involve human rights abuses. [refers to Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Barclays, NatWest (part of Royal Bank of Scotland), Standard Chartered,...

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6 December 2004

HSBC bank to go carbon neutral

Author: BBC News

Starting in 2005, [HSBC] will plant trees, reduce energy use, buy green electricity and trade carbon credits to cut carbon dioxode flows..."Becoming carbon neutral is great and we thoroughly support many of the steps HSBC is taking, " said Doug Parr,...

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