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24 August 2019

WWF reports that most Southeast Asian banks ignore climate change threats

Author: Tim Daubach, Eco-Business

"Climate change threats ignored by most Southeast Asian banks," 22 August 2019...

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21 April 2019

Singapore: OCBC and DBS announce new policy to stop funding coal-fired power plants due to climate concerns

Author: Robin Hicks, EcoBusiness

"OCBC is Southeast Asia's first bank to rule out funding new coal power plants,"18 April 2019...

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2 September 2018

Commentary: Banks' coal policies ineffective; Standard Chartered can lead peers by committing to renewable-energy projects

Author: Julien Vincent, Asia Times

"The power of finance to slow new coal plants", 29 August 2018...

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23 April 2018

Vietnam: Singaporean banks finance coal-fired power station; Indonesian experience found energy source caused health problems, damaged crops

Author: David Fogarty, The Straits Times

DBS and OCBC are among a group of banks and lending agencies that have signed off on financing of about US$1.87 billion...for a controversial coal-fired power station in Vietnam....

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28 July 2015

Liberia: Global Witness report alleges intimidation, violent abuse of communities opposed to Golden Veroleum's encroachment on their lands


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14 March 2011

Japan earthquake & tsunami - company contributions to humanitarian aid

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions through 16 Mar; not a comprehensive list. [refers to: Abbot, Abbott and Abbott, Aflac, American Airlines, American Eagle, American Express, Amgen, AMR, Amway, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America,...

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30 September 2009

Response by OCBC Bank: Two EarthRights reports accuse Chevron & Total's Yadana pipeline of links to forced labour & killings, undermining sanctions; also cite banks OCBC, DBS and criticise non-profit consultancy CDA.

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11 September 2009

September 2009 EarthRights reports re Burma & company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

EarthRights International published two reports in September 2009 alleging links between Chevron and Total's Yadana gas pipeline in Burma, and human rights abuses there. The reports also alleged that government revenues from the Yadana gas pipeline...

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11 September 2009
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Author: AFP

Deux banques singapouriennes ont rejeté jeudi les accusations d'une ONG affirmant que deux établissements de la cité-Etat abritaient des fonds pour le compte de la junte birmane, fonds qui seraient alimentés par Total et Chevron. DBS Group Holdings et...

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10 September 2009
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