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1 November 2009

[PDF] Briefing Note for Decent Work in Global Supply Chains Workshop

Author: Rachel Wilshaw & Helena Viñes Fiestas, Oxfam GB; Rachel Crossley & Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment; Neil Brown, Aviva; & Adam Ognall, UKSIF

This briefing note…summarise[s] the current state of play, from a development and an investment perspective, on labour issues in the supply chain [and]…canvass[es] how investor engagement on this topic could evolve …examining whether company...

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26 February 2009

Co-op to help fund oil sands legal fight

Author: Ed Crooks, Financial Times

The UK's Co-op banking and investment group is paying £50,000 ($71,000) to fund a legal action in Canada that could block the development of the country's oil sands by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and BP. The money will be used to fund evidence...

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14 May 2007

Dash into biofuels can be harmful, says Co-op

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian

A leading British investor today joins the chorus of concern about a headlong flight into biofuels as a solution for global warming by saying companies involved in the sector could jeopardise future profits by not carefully considering the long-term...

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1 February 2007

Oxfam, Insight Investment project on role of investors in poverty alleviation – report from roundtable on access to water

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24 May 2005

Climate-change fears prompt CIS rebellion at Exxon

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian [UK]

A major British institutional investor will tomorrow oppose the re-election of Lee Raymond as chief executive of ExxonMobil on "ethical grounds" at its annual meeting...Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) [part of Co-operative Group]...says the.....

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21 February 2005

full report: "Totalitarian oil: Total Oil - fuelling the oppression in Burma"

Author: Burma Campaign UK

[refers to Total, PTT, Unocal, Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), & includes "Investors perspective" by Co-operative Financial Services]

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1 January 2005

Report by World Economic Forum, AccountAbility investigates why mainstream financial community has not yet embraced social investment

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1 January 2005

[PDF] full report: "Mainstreaming Responsible Investment"

Author: Global Corporate Citizenship Initiative (World Economic Forum), in co-operation with AccountAbility

[refers to CalPERS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Anglo American, Citigroup, Standard & Poor's (part of McGraw Hill), Accenture, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, Novo Nordisk, Prudential Plc, UBS, Schroders, BT, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Morgan Stanley,...

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31 December 2004

Costs hold back the ethical consumer [UK]

Author: Simon Bain, Herald [UK]

The Agenda report suggests: "...If mainstream producers and retailers were to offer more opportunities to 'buy ethically' at reasonable prices and with relative ease, then more ethical consumers may be able to take the step towards becoming ethical...

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13 October 2004

Where sustainability means survival

Author: Financial Times

...the financial services sector...is having to take sustainability seriously now. Non-governmental organisations have targeted banks as the ultimate source of environmentally unfriendly projects, a plethora of sustainability indices has sprung up and...

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