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23 January 2018

New CEO activism: business leaders are defending rights by raising awareness & leveraging economic power

Author: Aaron K. Chatterji & Michael W. Toffel, Harvard Business Review (USA)

"The New CEO Activists", January 2018...

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19 January 2018
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Blackrock, le plus puissant gestionnaire d’actifs au monde, appelle les entreprises à œuvrer pour le bien commun », 18 janvier 2018...

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17 January 2018

Sweden: Lack of investment in climate solutions by fund management co's puts Paris agreement at risk, finds report; incl. co responses

"Turning the tide - The urgent need to shift capital flows to climate solutions: A case study of ten fund management companies", a new report by Swedwatch focuses on the role of the finance sector in reallocating large capital streams towards green...

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16 January 2018

Norway: Oil fund to exclude co's due to environmental & human rights risks

Author: Dominic Chopping, Fox Business

Norges Bank Investment Management, the arm of Norway's central bank that manages the country's $1.1 trillion oil fund, said Tuesday that it has excluded a further nine companies from the fund on ethical grounds......

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16 January 2018
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Author: T-Online

Der norwegische Pensionsfonds, einer der größten Staatsfonds der Welt, zieht sich wegen ethischer Bedenken aus mehreren Firmen zurück. Die Beteiligungen an neun Unternehmen würden aufgegeben, ein weiteres kritisch beobachtet, teilte die norwegische...

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11 January 2018

USA: NYC sues 5 largest oil biz over climate change contribution & takes steps for city’s pension funds to divest

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10 January 2018

Norwegian wealth fund to exclude co's over recruitment practices that violate workers' rights in the Middle East

Author: Camilla Knudsen, Reuters

"Norway's wealth fund may blacklist firms over recruitment practices", 9 Jan 2018...

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8 January 2018

USA: Apple pushes back on shareholder proposals related to human rights & climate issues

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2 January 2018

UK: Govt. to consider legal reforms encouraging pension funds to invest in business with positive social impact, incl. green energy & social housing

Author: Lee Mannion, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Pension funds set to transform British businesses doing good", 21 Dec 2017...

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19 December 2017

Leading brands and trade associations call on Myanmar to respect rights

Author: Tom Phillips, Ethical Trading Initiative (UK)

Leading garment brands and trade associations from Europe and the US have called on the Myanmar government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence. Sixteen...

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