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24 December 2004

Old foes share common ground

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Activists who once resorted to open confrontation to make their point now talk to companies behind the scenes or take their money to set up joint projects to tackle social and environmental problems. [refers to projects or cooperation involving:...

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30 December 2004
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Author: Expansion.com

Numerosas empresas europeas se han volcado con los damnificados por el debastador terremoto que ha asolado el sureste asiático cobrandose la vida de más de 120.000 personas y han anunciado millionarias donanciones para los países afectados. [se refiere...

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1 February 2005

[PDF] Financing Dams in India: Risks and Challenges

Author: International Rivers Network, Delhi Forum, Banktrack, Urgewald, South Asian Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP)

Financial institutions seeking to support NHPC [India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation] will find themselves in an uncomfortable spotlight. NHPC has repeatedly violated national and international standards and regulations for dam building....

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14 March 2005

Business/NGO engagement all the rage

Author: Ethical Corporation

Ethical Corporation’s conference revealed many of the benefits and threats [of private sector-NGO partnerships] for companies and NGOs alike. Delegates heard what has worked, and what has not...[refers to partnerships involving HSBC, npower (part of...

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1 April 2005

Financial Giants Fund Site to Track ‘Ecosystem Marketplace’

Author: Greenbiz

"Financial-community backing is critical to the success of ecosystem markets and we applaud the leadership shown today by ABN AMRO, Citigroup and HSBC," said Michael Jenkins, president of Forest Trends. "The Ecosystem Marketplace...will provide much...

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14 April 2005

HSBC in global green drive with carbon-neutral scheme

Author: Allan Nam, South China Morning Post

At the end of last year, HSBC became the first big bank to commit to going carbon-neutral - the process of fully compensating for all carbon dioxide emissions one produces...The plan is to tackle carbon dioxide emissions on three levels - increasing...

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17 April 2005

HSBC 'sacked £1m banker for being gay' [UK]

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17 April 2005

HSBC sued over 'anti-gay' dismissal [UK]

Author: Helen Dunne, Observer [UK]

In the City's first case of homosexual harrassment, the former global head of equity trading at HSBC is suing the investment bank for 'unfair dismissal on grounds of sexual orientation' after it fired him for 'gross personal misconduct'...Peter Lewis,...

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27 April 2005

HSBC 'sacked £1m banker for being gay' [UK]

Author: Jonathan Brown, Independent [UK]

HSBC said Mr Lewis had only been dismissed after a lengthy disciplinary hearing and the bank was confident it could fight and win the case...Some of the biggest financial houses have set up staff associations for gay and lesbian employees...But there...

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7 May 2005

It's time rich City firms cleaned up their act [UK]

Author: Colin Cottell, Guardian [UK]

...Abdul Durrant, a cleaner at HSBC's Canary Wharf headquarters...at the company's AGM...[asked]...whether, given HSBC's multi-billion pound profits, it was prepared to pay him and the other cleaners a "living wage". He failed, he said at the time, to...

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