Socially-responsible investing & shareholder activism
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So. Africa: Investment management firm claims wealthy investors prefer companies with good environmental & social records
Author: Londiwe Buthelezi, Business Day (So. Africa)
"SA’s rich investors pursue responsible investing"...
- Related companies: Anglo American
UN Working Group issues report on human rights due diligence, with recommendations to governments, companies & investors
Full report to the UN General Assembly Companion note 1: Clarification of terms around human rights due diligence Companion note 2: Guidance to companies on human rights due diligence
Author: Joanna Mather, Financial Review
14 October 2018...
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- Related companies: Origin Energy Qantas Airways Woolworths Group
Global Witness report alleges EU investors help bankroll human rights & environmental abuses; incl. co responses
On 6 September 2018, Global Witness published a new briefing paper on the role that EU-based investors have played in supporting projects linked to human rights abuses, land grabs and large-scale environmental destruction. The report argues that while...
Intl. Finance Corporation releases position statement on intimidation & violence against opponents of its projects
Author: International Finance Corporation (USA)
"IFC Position Statement on Retaliation Against Civil Society and Project Stakeholders", Oct 2018...
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- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on human rights defenders
Marking ten years since the global financial crisis, a new book: "Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights” by Professor David Kinley investigates the impact the financial system has on human rights. The book explains how to reform fi...
Rights CoLab & DLA Piper make the business case for protection of civic freedoms & support of civil society
Author: Ed Rekosh, Rights CoLab & Lamin Khadar, DLA Piper
"The Business Case for Civil Society", Sep 2018...