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15 April 2019
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Climat : Shell, attaqué en justice aux Pays-Bas, annonce de nouvelles mesures environnementales », 12 avril 2019 ...

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12 April 2019

BankTrack report finds banks hide links to human rights abuses behind "client confidentiality"

In a recent report published by BankTrack, the banking industry is revealed as citing self-imposed client confidentiality to avoid discussing potential links to human rights abuses.

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11 April 2019

Businesses & investors call on Intl. Energy Agency to adopt more ambitious climate scenario in energy outlook models

Author: Leslie Hook & Anjli Raval, Financial Times

"IEA's climate models criticised as too fossil-fuel friendly", 2 April, 2019...

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5 April 2019

Church of England Pensions Board & Swedish Council on Ethics request full disclosure on tailing storage facilities from 683 extractives companies

Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish Council on Ethics for the AP Funds, supported by 96 investors with $10.3 trillion (USD) in assets under management, have sent a letter to 683 listed extractives companies requesting specific disclosure...

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5 April 2019
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Author: Ludovic Dupin, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Le gendarme américain de la bourse autorise exxonmobil à faire l’impasse sur le risque climatique lors de son assemblée générale », 4 avril 2019 ...

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4 April 2019

Press: release: World's biggest banks routinely hide links to human rights and environmental abuses behind client confidentiality

Author: BankTrack

"World's biggest banks routinely hide links to human rights and environmental abuses behind client confidentiality – study", 26 March 2019...

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27 March 2019

Workforce Disclosure Initiative publishes report on 2018 company disclosures

Author: Workforce Disclosure Initiative

"Improving the quality of jobs: Workforce Disclosure Initiative report on 2018 Company Disclosures"...

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26 March 2019

Commentary: Investors should ask co's about effectiveness of their due diligence process incl. audits at identifying & remediating labour rights abuses

Author: Judy Gearhart, openDemocracy

"Corporate social responsibility helps hide workers’ rights abuse until brands can quietly exit", 1 March 2019...

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26 March 2019

Investors representing $1.3 trillion call on govts to make human rights due diligence mandatory throughout investment lifecycle

On 25 March 2019, the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR) on behalf of a group of investors representing $1.3 trillion in assets called for enhanced investor due diligence to address environmental, social and governance risks, including human...

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19 March 2019

Interview: Co's will support EU law on due diligence but need assurances on liability, says sustainability & human rights lead for Mondelez

Author: Benjamin Fox, Euractiv.com

Many companies like ours [Mondelez] are already implementing due diligence measures and we want to avoid a patchwork of legislation at national level…it’s important to have a level playing field....

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