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17 November 2017

UK: Lloyd's Corporation divests from coal-heavy businesses amid climate change concerns

Author: Bethan Moorcraft, Insurance Business America

"Lloyd's Corporation joins coal-heavy investment boycott", 17 Nov 2017...

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15 November 2017

Switzerland: Zurich Insurance ends coal investments over mounting climate change concerns

Author: Lucy Burton, The Telegraph (UK)

"Zurich ends coal investments as insurers pull $20bn from sector", 15 Nov 2017...

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23 May 2017

European insurance firms still underwriting coal projects, Profundo report finds; NGOs call for policy change

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1 March 2017

Lloyd's & Oxford Univ. report urges insurance industry to act on climate change to avoid stranded assets

Author: Chris Seekings, Actuary Magazine

"Action needed to avoid climate change leaving insurance industry with ‘stranded assets’", 27 Feb 2017...

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18 February 2014

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Descendants of 19th-century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations in various US federal courts during 2002.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporations (financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance,...

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5 July 2013

Case profile: Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for class action lawsuit against financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance, and textile companies over their alleged collaboration with slavery.]

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1 October 2012
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Author: Kate Geary, Oxfam Grande-Bretagne

Au cours des dix dernières années, une surface équivalente à huit fois la superficie du Royaume-Uni a été vendue à l’échelle mondiale dans un contexte d’accélération rapide des acquisitions de terres. Ces terres pourraient permettre de subvenir aux...

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15 December 2010

Obama administration sues BP, others over Gulf spill

Author: Jeremy Pelofsky, James Vicini, Reuters

The Obama administration...launched a legal battle against BP Plc and its partners by suing them for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, which could cost the companies billions of dollars..."While today's civil action marks a critical step...

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5 August 2010

Investors Ask Oil, Insurance Groups to Disclose Safety Plans

Author: Nathaniel Gronewold, Greenwire blog, on New York Times

A coalition of...investors is demanding oil and gas companies disclose their existing safeguards and plans of action in the event of another offshore rig disaster and possible oil spill like the one experienced by BP PLC and other companies in the Gulf...

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10 March 2009

Largest Lloyd’s Managing Agent Pulls Out of Burma - Cancels Burma Insurance

Author: Burma Campaign UK

..QBE Insurance has announced it has cancelled insurance it provided to Burma and is to cease providing insurance to companies operating in the country…In a statement to the Burma Campaign UK, Frank O’Halloran, QBE’s Chief Executive said: “QBE has...

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