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New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement
Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed
"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...
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Author: Gemma Tillack, The Understory
"Demand Action To Stop Guatemala's Palm Oil Driven Human Rights Crisis", 19 May 2016...
Report points out rights, climate, biodiversity risks investors & financiers face in Southeast Asia’s tropical forest sector
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies highlighted in the report to respond. Responses from Itochu, Marubeni, Mizuno, Oji and Wilmar are available below.
Swedwatch and Fair Finance Guide Sweden allege in this report that Scandinavian banks have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in companies that are linked to abuses of indigenous peoples’ rights in Borneo, an island in Southeast Asia shared by B...
HSBC tightens standards on lending to the palm oil industry following Greenpeace report on its links to environmental destruction in Indonesia
Author: Emiko Terazono and Martin Arnold, Financial Times
“HSBC tightens standards on lending to palm oil industry”, 20 Feb 2017...
- Related stories: Indonesia: HSBC accused of supporting environmental destruction by financing companies linked to unsustainable palm oil; HSBC responds
- Related companies: HSBC IOI Group
Indonesia: HSBC accused of supporting environmental destruction by financing companies linked to unsustainable palm oil; HSBC responds
This report highlights the alleged role of HSBC in deforestation in Indonesia due to its financial relationships with six palm oil companies, described in the report as “some of the most damaging companies in the sector.” HSBC’s statement is linked be...
Indonesia: Korindo declares forest clearing ban & sustainability assessments on its palm oil concessions in wake of NGO pressure
Author: Vaidehi Shah, Eco-Business
“Korindo declares forest clearing ban in wake of NGO pressure”...
Indonesia: Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil lifts suspension of IOI’s certification following company’s submission of action plan; environmental groups disapprove
In April 2016, the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended the certification of Malaysia's IOI Group following complaints of environmental abuses in the Kalimantan, Indonesia operations of its subsidiaries. This led major brands to drop...
Cargill to suspend purchases from Malaysia’s IOI Group for failing to deliver a responsible sourcing policy
"Cargill to suspend palm purchases from Malaysia's IOI Group", 19 Jul 2016...