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6 February 2020

Japanese megabanks accused of financing rainforest destruction in Rainforest Action Network's report

In a new report entitled “Will Japan’s Megabanks Stop Financing Rainforest Destruction?” published by Rainforest Action Network,  Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Mizuho Financial Group (Mizuho), and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMBC Group),...

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6 February 2020

Japan’s Megabanks Complicit in Destroying Critical Carbon Sinks & Fueling Illegality

Author: Rainforest Action Network

29 January 2020...

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6 February 2020

Will Japan’s Megabanks Stop Financing Rainforest Destruction?

Author: Rainforest Action Network

January 2020...

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21 January 2020
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10 June 2019

Response by Mizuho

Author: Mizuho

Mizuho has already been focusing on responsible investing and financing. Mizuho Bank, Ltd. adopted the Equator Principles as the first Asian bank in 2003, and Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. established the Policies on Specific Industrial Sectors in 2018,...

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31 May 2019

Report alleges major banks contribute to climate change through increased funding of fossil fuels

In May 2019, a group of NGOs led by Rainforest Action Network published research findings that suggest some of the biggest banks around the world are financing fossil fuels more than ever before. Since the Paris Agreement took effect in 2016, 33 of the...

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10 May 2017

USA: Environmental NGOs criticise banks' funding of Dakota Access Pipeline, concerned about pollution, indigenous rights

Through the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline, NGOs have questioned the role of banks in financing the pipeline's construction and the companies developing it.  In February 2016, after the US Government issued final permits for the pipeline's...

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25 July 2016

Ferrovial could be liable for crimes against humanity over conditions in Australia’s refugee camps in Papua New Guinea; incl. company comments

Author: Ben Doherty & Patrick Kingsley, Guardian (UK)

"Refugee camp company in Australia 'liable for crimes against humanity'", 25 Jul 2016...

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19 June 2015

Indonesia: Japanese & intl. NGOs call for halt to construction of coal plant, citing lack of local consent

Despite not having the consent of the local residents, at the beginning of April 2015, construction work commenced at the proposed project site of the “Batan coal-fired power plant project in Central Java, Indonesia”, a large scale development project...

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19 June 2015

Mizuho Bank did not respond

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