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23 October 2019

USA: Pension fund CalPERS drops for-profit prison companies from its portfolio

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20 October 2019

CalPERS drops listed prison companies

Author: Alicia McElhaney, Institutional Investor

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has divested from two publicly traded prison companies — CoreCivic and Geo Group... CalPERS came under scrutiny back in June when Educators for Migrant Justice, a nonprofit group seeking to...

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19 October 2019

CalPERS privately divests from for-profit prison companies

Author: Educators for Migrant Justice

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has divested from for-profit prison giants, CoreCivic and GEO Group, over growing concerns about the material risks both companies’ systemic human rights abuses pose to their bottom lines....

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17 October 2019

USA government's widened blacklist on Chinese tech companies prompts pension funds to monitor development

Author: Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Tim McLaughlin, Reuters

“U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company”, 15 October 2019...

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24 September 2019

Asset owner alliance commits to carbon neutral portfolios by 2050

Author: Susanna Rust, Investment & Pensions Europe

Nordic pension investors have committed to carbon neutral portfolios by 2050 as part of a new asset owner campaign.Members of the alliance will set and publicly report on intermediate targets “in line with Article 4.9 of the Paris Agreement”, thereby...

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19 September 2019

515 global institutional investors call on govts. & companies to step up climate action

Author: Hazel Bradford, Pensions & Investments

"Investors call on companies, world governments to do more on climate change", 19 Sep 2019...

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16 January 2019

USA: Investors launch principles addressing sexual harassment and workplace misconduct

Author: Paul Hodgson, Responsible-Investor.com

January 15th, 2019...

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27 December 2018

USA: Investigation finds credit cards crucial to financing mass shootings; banks say not their responsibility to track gun purchases

Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times

USA: Investigation finds credit cards crucial to financing mass shootings; banks say not their responsibility to track gun purchases...

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8 November 2018

In historic move, CalSTRS divests from for-profit prison companies

Author: Emily Claire Goldman, Educators for Migrant Justice

On Wednesday, November 7th, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Board voted to divest from for-profit prison companies CoreCivic and GEO Group over their widespread human rights abuses. This is one of the few times in CalSTRS’...

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17 September 2018

Philippines: Report alleges 'opaque investments' in coal projects that are causing environmental & social harms; some investors respond

The report, "Broken Promises: The World Bank, International Investors and the Fight for Climate Justice in the Philippines," raises serious allegations concerning various companies' support of coal power plan projects in the Philippines through 'opaqu...

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