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2 December 2019

Women Human Rights Defenders day: Amnesty Int'l calls on businesses to adopt zero-tolerance policy on violence against women defenders

Author: Amnesty International

"Challenging power, fighting discrimination: A call to action to recognise and protect women human rights defenders", 29 Nov 2019...

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29 November 2019

Pacific: BHRRC launches new web portal to shine light on corporate abuse in the region

The Pacific is an intensely resource-rich region where corporate human rights abuses have traditionally flown under-the-radar. The Pacific Business & Human Rights portal builds visibility and shines a light on corporate abuse in the region. It...

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26 November 2019

New set of Equator Principles criticized for failing to uphold indigenous rights and combat climate change

Following the commitment by the Equator Principles Association to review and update the Equator Principles in 2017, an updated version of the Equator Principles, EP4, was released in November 2019. Despite calls from civil society groups to stop...

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26 November 2019

New set of Equator Principles fails to act on indigenous rights and climate change, NGOs say

Author: BankTrack

“With New Equator Principles, Banks Fail to Act on Climate or Indigenous Rights”, 21 November 2019...

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Company response
26 November 2019

Response by Euler Hermes

Author: Euler Hermes

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Euler Hermes to respond to the concerns raised. Euler Hermes sent the following response:...

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Company response
26 November 2019

Response by KfW

Author: KfW

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited KfW to respond to the concerns raised. KfW sent the following response:...

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26 November 2019

Updated version of Equator Principles released while Standard Chartered takes up new leadership role

Author: Equator Principles Association

“A strengthened Equator Principles, and new leadership for the Association”, 18 November 2019...

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Company non-response
25 November 2019

DZ Bank declined to respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited DZ Bank to respond to the concerns raised. DZ Bank declined to comment: Thank you very much for your request. However, we do not comment on any of our client relationships.

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18 November 2019

European Investment Bank launches new climate strategy & energy lending policy including divestment from fossil fuels

On 14 November 2019, the board of the European Investment Bank agreed on a new energy lending policy and strategy for climate action and enviornmental stability. The decision was informed by an open review process which involved intensive stakeholder...

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15 November 2019

315 civil society groups renew call for Equator Principles Financial Institutions to stop funding climate disaster & abuses of Indigenous rights

Author: Johan Frijns, BankTrack, on behalf of 315 civil society groups

“Letter to: Mr Beck, Chair of Steering Committee Equator Principles Association; All Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs)”, 13 November 2019...

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