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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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17 May 2017

Commentary: It's time for insurance companies to unfriend coal

Author: Peter Bosshard, The Actuary

Walk the walk on climate change, 11 May 2017...

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27 February 2017

Vigeo Eiris releases new study assessing how 3000 companies worldwide address four key areas of human rights

The human rights responsibilities of business in a changing world - 23 February 2017...

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17 June 2015

Commentary: How to distinguish hype from reality in climate action by businesses

Author: Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation, on Guardian (UK)

"Business and climate: the hype and the reality", 17 June 2015...

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11 March 2015

Germany: New law requires companies to give 30% of seats on non-executive boards to women

Author: Reuters

"Germany passes gender quota legislation for the boardroom", 6 Mar 2015...

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26 June 2013

Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan

Author: Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton, Reuters

President Barack Obama tried to revive his stalled climate change agenda on Tuesday, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants and other domestic actions...Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil...

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23 February 2012

Circuit Sides With Insurer on Armenian Genocide Claims

Author: Ginny LaRoe, Recorder [USA]

After three rounds at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, lawyers at Mayer Brown pulled off a full win for a German insurer fighting claims by survivors of the Armenian Genocide. A unanimous en banc opinion said the California law that allowed...

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9 January 2012

Armenian genocide claims would violate treaty ending World War I, insurer claims

Author: Amanda Bronstad, The National Law Journal [USA]

A California law allowing descendants of Armenian genocide victims to sue insurance companies runs afoul of the U.S. government's post-World War I peace treaty with Germany, according to a brief filed by insurer Münchener Rückversicherungs A.G.,...

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18 December 2011

[video] Panel of Eleven Federal Appeals Judges Hears Oral Argument on Armenian Genocide Era Insurance Recovery Suit

Author: Massis Post

The case is Movsesian v. Victoria Versicherung, originally filed by descendants of Armenian Genocide victims in 2003, and names as defendants German insurance companies Victoria Versicherung AG, Ergo Versicherungsgruppe AG and parent company Munich Re...

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7 November 2011

Appeals court revisits Armenian genocide lawsuit [USA]

Author: Paul Elias, Associated Press

A federal appeals court on Monday took up the thorny issue of whether California law declaring there was an Armenian genocide in Turkey conflicts with U.S. foreign policy. At issue is a state law that labels the deaths a genocide, allowing heirs of...

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