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9 Sep 2020

Author:
Ben Butler, Lorena Allam & Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian

‘Test for the board’: UK pension fund heaps pressure on Rio Tinto boss over Juukan Gorge blasts

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9 September 2020

The Church of England’s pension board, which manages more than £2.8bn ($AU5bn) in retirement savings, has poured pressure on the board of Rio Tinto to take action against its chief executive over the global miner’s decision to blow up culturally significant 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Australia.

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The church pension fund’s call comes on top of those by Australia’s largest superannuation fund, AustralianSuper, and the UK-based Local Authority Pension fund (LAPFF) which have heaped pressure on Rio Tinto’s board to sack Jacques.

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