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6 November 2019

Papua New Guinea: Ok Tedi mine disaster fund at the centre of another legal battle

Author: Nick Toscano, The Sunday Morning Herald

"PNG's Ok Tedi mine disaster money locked in new legal fight", 3 November 2019...

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22 July 2019

Azimut Group response

Author: Azimut Group

...We have two business lines in Brasil. The first one is to manage open ended funds. Our holding company controls Az Quest Investimentos, a pure asset manager that manages a complete portfolio of funds in several markets like fixed income, hedge funds...

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4 July 2019

Uncalculated Risks: Business role in projects related to attacks on defenders

Author: Defenders in Development Campaign

The new Uncalculated Risks report emphasises that Development Finance Institutions - DFIs - have an obligation to respect human rights and to ensure that their investments are not putting defenders at risk. It makes the point that DFIs should utilize...

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8 February 2019

Kenya: Govt. investigations agency recommends prosecution of five banks for alleged complicity in loss of public funds

Author: Brian Ngugi, Business Daily (Kenya)

"DCI probe recommends charges on 5 top banks, officials over Sh8bn NYS fraud"...

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30 January 2019

Papua New Guinea: Violence arises over lack of benefits from Exxon's LNG project

Author: Jonathan Barrett & Tom Westbrook, Reuters

"In Papua New Guinea, Exxon's giant LNG project fuels frustration" 17 January 2019...

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9 December 2018

Kenya protesters allege Kenya Commercial Bank, Equity Bank and Stanbic complicit in South Sudan conflict

Author: APA (Senegal)

"Nairobi demo targets funders of S/Sudan conflict"...

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Company non-response
9 December 2018

Equity Bank did not respond

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8 December 2018

Kenyan Banks allegedly "facilitating large scale pillage of South Sudan"; includes KCB's response, Equity Bank & Stanbic did not respond

Human rights activists in Nairobi recently took to the streets to push for an official crackdown on Kenya Commercial Bank, Equity Bank and Stanbic Bank for allegedly aiding and abetting the conflict in South Sudan. The Business & Human Rights...

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29 November 2018

Intl. Finance Corporation making progress on reducing exposure to coal, must now address other fossil fuels

Author: Kristen Genovese, Marian Ingrams and Kate Geary, Bank Information Center Europe and Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

"...The IFC has transformed the way it lends over the last decade since the fnancial crisis, shifting from fnancing projects directly to investing via third parties, such as commercial banks or private equity funds. This form of ‘hands-off’ lending...

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7 November 2018

Kenya: Equity Bank dismisses employee for allegedly sexual harassing beneficiaries of bank's charity program

Author: James Kariuki, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Equity Bank top manager replaced over sexual harassment claim"...

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