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18 September 2001

text of resolution: Resolution Stating Continued Support for Divestment of Unocal

Author: University of Virginia Student Council

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18 September 2001

UVA Student Council Condemns Oil Company for Ties to Slavery, Urges Board to Act [USA]

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Article
9 September 2001

Texaco Left Toxic Legacy in Ecuador

Author: letter to the editor from Kevin Koenig, Amazon Watch, in Los Angeles Times

A group representing more than 30,000 Ecuadoreans is suing Texaco in U.S. District Court, charging that the company dumped some 4.3 million gallons a day of toxic oil waste water into the Amazon. Texaco also left behind more than 300 open waste pits...

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6 September 2001

Socially Responsible Shareowner Proposals Continue to Gain Support

Author: Mark Thomsen, SocialFunds.com

The number of social issue proposals receiving at least 10 percent support in the 2001 proxy season outpaces that of recent years. Results are now in for the lion's share of the 140 social policy shareholder proposals that came to vote at U.S....

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1 September 2001

An Interview with Neil Watkins [Coordinator of the World Bank Bonds Boycott]

Author: Multinational Monitor

The Power of Protest: Critics Explain How People Can Affect the IMF and World Bank

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9 August 2001

Caution Issued to Chevron Shareholders: New Ad Campaign Warns Chevron That It Must Pay Billions For Texaco's Dumping In Amazon Rainforest

Author: Frente para la defensa de la Amazonia

Texaco's huge liability poses major obstacle for SEC approval of merger with Chevron; Texaco again charged with race discrimination

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5 August 2001

Top Pension Funds Must Raise Their Game

Author: Friends of the Earth

FOE's [Friends of the Earth] survey shows that most funds [UK pension funds] now include socially responsible investment in their investment strategy. But many still put few or no obligations on fund managers to engage actively with the firms in which...

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2 August 2001

Canadian Parliament Votes to Give Socially Responsible Shareowner Proposals Equal Billing

Author: Mark Thomsen, SocialFunds.com

New law will limit corporate management’s ability to claim that a proposal "promotes a cause" and therefore should be rejected.

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Article
30 July 2001

More Tobacco Companies Going Public Overseas, New IRRC Directory Finds

Author: Investor Responsibility Research Center

More government-owned tobacco companies are falling into private hands, presenting new opportunities and ethical dilemmas for investors, finds a new report from the Investor Responsibility Research Center. While the privatization trend supports...

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23 July 2001

Inside Track - Bewildering choices for investors with consciences

Author: Simon Johnson, Reuters

Shares in Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell Group are on one list but those of British supermarket chain Tesco aren't. And now some protesters at the Group of Eight summit of leading industrial nations say the bonds of the World Bank, despite its...

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