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NGO: British financial institutions complicit in Israeli war crimes

In July 2017, War on Want (WoW) published a report claiming that UK-based banks and investment companies are complicit in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. The financial institutions cited in the report have allegedly invested in defence companies known to provide equipment to the Israeli military.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the financial institutions and defence companies accused of profiting from Palestinian rights abuse. Those companies include: Aviva; Barclays; HSBC; Investec; Legal & General Investment Management; Prudential; Schroders; Standard Life; BAE Systems; Boeing; Caterpillar; Cobham; Elbit Systems; General Dynamics; GKN; HP Enterprise; Lockheed Martin; Meggitt; Motorola Solutions; Northrop Grumman; QinetiQ; Raytheon; Rolls-Royce; Ultra Electronics; United Technologies. We received responses from: Aviva; BAE Systems; HP Enterprise; Legal & General Investment Management; Motorola Solutions. You can read the responses in full below.

Company Responses

BAE Systems View Response
Motorola Solutions View Response
Hewlett Packard Enterprise View Response
HSBC

No Response

Barclays

No Response

Investec

No Response

Prudential plc

No Response

Schroders

No Response

Standard Life

No Response

Caterpillar

No Response

Boeing

No Response

Lockheed Martin

No Response

Northrop Grumman

No Response

Raytheon

No Response

Rolls-Royce plc

No Response

Cobham

No Response

General Dynamics

No Response

GKN (Melrose Industries)

No Response

Meggitt

No Response

QinetiQ

No Response

Ultra Electronics

No Response

United Technologies

No Response

Legal & General Investment Management View Response

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