New index [FTSE4Good index] riles campaigners

Author: Geoff Gibbs, Guardian [UK], Published on: 11 July 2001

The launch of a new series of indices for socially responsible investors provoked immediate controversy yesterday, with strong criticism from environmental and human rights campaigners over the inclusion of certain oil and drugs companies, and protests from the CBI [Confederation of British Industries] about the potential damage to those who have failed to make the list.

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