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Report
29 August 2018

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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Article
7 June 2018

Guatemala: NGOs call companies to denounce, cancel contracts with palm oil giant Grupo Olmeca

Author: Gemma Tillack, The Understory

"Demand Action To Stop Guatemala's Palm Oil Driven Human Rights Crisis", 19 May 2016...

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Story
6 June 2017

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.

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Story
11 April 2017

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

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Article
20 February 2017

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...

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14 February 2017

Indonesia: HSBC accused of supporting environmental destruction by financing companies linked to unsustainable palm oil; HSBC responds

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25 January 2017
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17 January 2017

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”...

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9 August 2016

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...

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Article
25 July 2016

Cargill to suspend purchases from Malaysia’s IOI Group for failing to deliver a responsible sourcing policy

Author: Reuters

"Cargill to suspend palm purchases from Malaysia's IOI Group", 19 Jul 2016...

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