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10 January 2008

[PDF] American Isuzu Motors Inc. et al. v. Ntsebeza et al. - Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Author: 45 defendant companies in apartheid reparations lawsuit

[Petition filed by the defendant companies in the South African apartheid reparations lawsuit asking the US Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a lower court's ruling allowing the lawsuit to proceed. Defendant companies are: 3M, Anglo American, BP,...

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18 May 2007

US case settled by Dresdner Kleinwort

Author: David Wighton, Financial Times

Dresdner Kleinwort [part of Allianz] has settled a US lawsuit brought by six female employees who were seeking $1.4bn (£709m) for what they claimed was a "pervasive pattern and practice" of sexual discrimination. The case was "resolved without...

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18 July 2006

UN Advances Business Case for Materiality of SRI, Leaving Skeptics Little Wiggle Room

Author: Bill Baue, SocialFunds.com

With any controversial idea, there comes a point when a critical mass accepts the notion as self-evident and simply abandons the attempt to convince skeptics because their objections fade into irrelevance. The United Nations is ushering the financial...

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6 July 2006

Banks Adopt Fortified Green Principles

Author: Emad Mekay, IPS

...more than 40 international financial institutions have committed to financing only those projects that comply with the Equator Principles (EP), a set of voluntary environmental and social standards that seek to uphold the rights of people displaced...

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26 May 2006

MisFortune 500

Author: Women's Environment & Development Organization

Challenging corporate malfeasance against women around the world... [sections on adidas-Salomon, Alcoa, American Apparel, AngloGold Ashanti, Bayer, Bechtel, Biwater, Cargill, Chevron, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Dole, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (part of...

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5 May 2006

Ex-HSBC banker not sacked for being gay: tribunal [UK]

Author: Jane Merriman, Reuters

A former HSBC banker was not sacked because he was gay, but he did receive less favorable treatment because of his sexual orientation, a UK employment tribunal said in a ruling under new UK anti-gay discrimination laws. [also refers to discrimination...

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30 January 2006

Dresdner hits back at women's $1.4bn discrimination claim [USA]

Author: Liz Chong, Times [UK]

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein [part of Allianz] hit back yesterday at six women who are suing the German bank for $1.4 billion (£791 million) for alleged sex discrimination, accusing them of courting publicity and seeking to smear the firm’s...

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26 January 2006

Banks failing environment and social standards - New report by BankTrack and WWF on bank policies

Author: BankTrack, WWF

The report, Shaping the Future of Sustainable Finance: Moving the Banking Sector from Promises to Performance, ranked the financing policies of 39 international banks across 13 issue areas, from climate change to human rights...Of the 39 banks...

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16 January 2006

Woman sues bank for £10m [UK]

Author: Tom Hutchison, Daily Mail [UK]

Claire Bright...claims she was suspended...by bosses at HBOS...'without reason' after she complained about her manager's behaviour. She alleges that the man at the centre of the row, Cliff Pattenden, 'disrespected, demeaned, overruled, micromanaged...

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11 January 2006

DKW [Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein] Vows to Fight Women Bankers' $1.4 Billion Discrimination Case

Author: Liz Chong, Times [UK]

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein [part of Allianz] last night insisted it would resist a $1.4 billion (£800 million) lawsuit from six female bankers who have lodged documents in a New York court alleging sex discrimination.

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