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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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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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22 May 2018

Shell investors vote down global-warming proposal

Author: Sarah Kent, Market Watch (USA)

Royal Dutch Shell PLC RDSB shareholders voted down Tuesday a proposal requiring the company align its strategy with efforts to limit global warming, signaling support for steps the company has already taken on climate change.  The resolution, put...

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12 December 2017

Big investors press major companies to step up climate action

Author: Alister Doyle, Reuters

Two years to the day since 195 governments adopted the Paris climate agreement, investors including Pacific Investment Management Co, Amundi, Legal & General Investment Management, Northern Trust and Aegon said they aimed to work with the 100...

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12 December 2017

Ceres Joins Forces with Investors and Partner Organizations Worldwide to Launch Climate Action 100+

Author: CERES

Ceres joined forces with investors and partner organizations worldwide today to help launch a new five-year global initiative led by investors to engage with the largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters ... to act on climate change. The effort is...

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14 August 2017

Response from California Public Employees' Retirement System


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10 August 2017
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Un reporte de Citizen Lab, ARTICLE 19, R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales y SocialTIC denunció el uso del software Pegasus, de NSO Group, para espiar a periodistas, activistas anti corrupción y Defensores/as de derechos humanos en casos de...

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4 July 2017

Mexico: Govt. allegedly uses NSO Group's anti-terrorist software to spy on journalists, activists and human rights defenders

A report from civil society organizations documented that journalists, anticorruption activists and human rights defenders denouncing forced disappearances and sexual abuses were spied - allegedly by the Mexican government- using the Pegasus software...

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