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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),...
Author: Rainforest Action Network
Author: L'Obs et AFP (France)
Banques, assureurs et fonds de pension présents à Davos financent toujours à coups de milliards de dollars les énergies fossiles qui contribuent au réchauffement climatique, selon Greenpeace......
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- Related companies: AIG Bank of America Barclays Chevron Citibank (part of Citigroup) Citigroup ExxonMobil JPMorgan Chase Lloyds Millea Mitsubishi Group Mizuho Bank (part of Mizuho Financial Group) Mizuho Financial Group Morgan Stanley Prudential Financial RBC Global Asset Management Scotiabank Shell Sompo Japan Tokio Marine & Nichido (part of Millea) Toronto-Dominion Bank
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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- This is a response from the following companies: Mizuho Bank (part of Mizuho Financial Group) Mizuho Financial Group
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...
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...
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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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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- This is a non response from the following companies: Mizuho Bank (part of Mizuho Financial Group)
BankTrack report finds banks not yet living up to human rights obligations under UN Guiding Principles
In December 2014 BankTrack released a new report titled "Banking with Principles?". The report assesses 32 of the largest global banks against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Banks were assigned a score of between 0 and 12 dep...