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8 May 2017

Indonesia: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil freezes operations of 7 Goodhope subsidiaries for failure to comply with environmental procedures

Author: Alice Cuddy, Mongabay

"RSPO freezes palm oil company’s operations in Papua", 7 May 2017...

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4 December 2015

Climate change: These 25 stocks are part of the solution (and buys)

Author: David Milstead, Globe and Mail (Canada)

…[A]n equity research report from Merrill Lynch – a report titled “A Call to Action – Climate Change Solutions Primer.”…provides the best current road map to investing in companies that will benefit as the world, presumably, comes to grips with...

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6 November 2013

Support for new ESG Index [Malaysia]

Author: Wong Wei-shen, Star Online (Malaysia)

Socially responsible investing in Malaysia is set to get a shot in the arm following the announcement that Valuecap Sdn Bhd will be investing RM1bil into companies that meet the stipulated criteria. Valuecap, a fund set up by the Government in 2002 to...

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24 October 2013

[PDF] Conflict Due Diligence by European Companies

Author: SOMO

The major conclusions of this paper include: Only a small percentage of EU-listed companies are directly affected by Dodd Frank 1502 and are therefore required to publicly disclose their use of conflict minerals. The large majority of companies that...

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30 June 2010

Window opens for Zim to sell diamonds

Author: Southern Times

A window opened for Zimbabwe to sell its diamonds after the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KP) emerged divided last week on whether to allow Zimbabwe to export diamonds from Marange fields…[Mines Minister] Mpofu [said] that the government...

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7 January 2010

Zimbabwe halts diamond sale, awaits monitor

Author: Nelson Banya, Reuters Africa

Zimbabwe's government on Thursday halted the sale of diamonds from its controversial Marange fields, saying the process would only go ahead under international supervision... Thankful Musukutwa, permanent secretary in the mines ministry...said the...

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24 March 2007

Microsoft drops supplier over diversity policy [UK]

Author: Andrew Taylor, FT

Microsoft has dropped one of its suppliers in the UK because it failed to meet the software giant's standards on employee diversity. The UK arm of Microsoft is one of a small but growing number of British companies to monitor suppliers to ensure they...

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5 September 2006

Taiwan firm drops China iPod libel case

Author: Reuters

A Taiwanese firm has dropped its libel claim against two Shanghai journalists and their newspaper for saying that workers at a plant manufacturing iPods were mistreated, the official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Shenzhen-based Foxconn, which...

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27 August 2006

Hong Kong-listed company's textiles arm ordered to pay for sewage infraction

Author: Xinhua, in People's Daily Online

A textile firm [Dongguan Fuan Textiles Ltd., fully owned by Hong Kong-listed Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited], based in Dongguan in south China's Guangdong Province, has been ordered to pay 11.55 million yuan (1.4 million U.S. dollars) for illicit...

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13 June 2006

HSBC wins top accolade for sustainable banking

Author: Peter Thal Larsen, Financial Times

HSBC...was...named as overall winner in the first FT Sustainable Banking awards, in recognition of its leadership in merging social, environmental and business objectives...Banco ABN Amro Real of Brazil was named Emerging Markets Bank of the Year.....

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