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25 February 2009

[PDF] Presentation to the United Kingdom Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights

Author: Christopher Avery, Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[This brief overview of some international developments in the field of business & human rights was presented to the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights at their mini-conference on business and human rights, the purpose of which was “to...

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2 November 2008

The baron who holds Burma's purse strings

Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer [UK]

Baron Levene...[is chairman of] Lloyd's of London...Levene has long faced criticism at Lloyd's for failing to rebuke those of its syndicates that share the reinsurance risk on key aviation and shipping interests owned by the [Burmese] junta...But...

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28 September 2008

Foreign Office warns Lloyd's over Burma [UK]

Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer [UK]

The Foreign Office has written to Lloyd's of London chairman Lord Levene to outline its disapproval that Lloyd's brokers are trading with the Burmese military dictatorship. The letter has forced Levene to write to the insurance market's managing agents...

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25 September 2008

Lloyd’s Secret Burma Profits

Author: Burma Campaign UK

As Lloyd’s unveiled half –year profits of $1.76bn, the Burma Campaign UK today called on the company to come clean on how much of its profits are made from its involvement in military ruled Burma. Despite repeated requests for Lloyd’s to reveal the...

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26 August 2008

Burma Campaign UK report "Insuring Repression" & company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Burma Campaign UK published a report, "Insuring Repression - Exposing how the insurance industry supports Burma’s dictators". [Page provides links to press release & full report]...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the 14...

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26 August 2008

UK Foreign Office writes to Lloyd's of London to outline its disapproval of company's involvement with Burma

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Company response
22 August 2008

Response by Lloyd's of London: Burma Campaign UK says firms providing insurance to companies operating in Burma "support dictators".

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1 August 2006

Ceres report says insurers developing new products to tackle climate change, but more firms should offer such products

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1 August 2006

[PDF] From Risk to Opportunity: How Insurers Can Proactively and Profitably Manage Climate Change

Author: Evan Mills, Staff Scientist, US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Eugene Lecomte, President Emeritus of Institute for Business & Home Safety; for Ceres

...while climate change poses potential threats, it also creates vast new business opportunities... [Insurers] have a huge opportunity today to develop creative loss-prevention solutions and products that will reduce climate-related losses for...

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8 November 2005

Companies linked with Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Updated on Tuesday, November 08, 2005. This list is not exhaustive. We are ready to correct any factual errors which it may contain. As we receive information on further companies which are active in Burma we will approach them in the same way and,...

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