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29 July 2019

Armenia: Abuses by gold mining companies include air & water pollution, health & safety abuses, workplace discrimination, says new report; incl company comments

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13 February 2018

Franklin Resources Inc. did not respond

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13 February 2018

Armenia: Amulsar gold mine poses high risk of water contamination & adverse environmental impacts, say experts; inc. company & shareholders' responses

The report "Amulsar Gold Project: Overview of Concerns with the Amulsar Gold Project, Potential Consequences, and Recommendations" by independent experts argues the Amulsar gold mine project, owned by Lydian International, poses a high risk of long...

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23 May 2017

Kashmir Issue, Religious Conflicts ‘Risks to Investment in India’

Author: Press Trust of India

A number of large foreign funds, managing trillions of dollars of investor assets globally, have flagged...persisting religious conflicts...and the ‘Kashmir dispute’ as potential risks to their investments in India, saying such “tensions” could...

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8 June 2015

Sierra Leone: Allegations of grave human rights abuses levelled against African Minerals; company declines to respond

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9 January 2014

U.S. SEC nudges Franklin Resources toward vote on Sudan holdings

Author: Ross Kerber, Reuters

U.S. regulators rejected a request by investment firm Franklin Resources Inc [holding company for Franklin Templeton] to skip a shareholder vote pressuring it to sell off holdings in companies linked to Sudan, whose president faces international war...

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9 January 2014

SEC rules Franklin Resources may not omit genocide-related proposal from proxy

Author: Investors Against Genocide

Today, the [US] Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] made public a rejection of the attempt by Franklin Resources, parent company of Franklin Templeton..., to suppress a genocide-free investing shareholder proposal from its proxy ballot...The...

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17 February 2010

[PDF] American Funds sells PetroChina after shareholder meeting

Author: Investors Against Genocide

Following a well-publicized shareholder vote on genocide-free investing on November 24, American Funds [part of Capital Group] has now become the largest mutual fund company to divest its holdings in PetroChina. A recent posting on the company’s...

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10 September 2008

Congressional Human Rights Caucus Holds Briefing On Genocide-Free Investing [USA]

Author: Investors Against Genocide

Representatives from the financial industry and leading human rights activists told the Congressional Human Rights Caucus (CHRC) today that a majority of Americans don't want their investments tied to genocidal regimes and that financial markets need...

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11 March 2008

Fund Shareholders to Hold Sudan Vote

Author: Jennifer Levitz, Wall Street Journal

...[M]any fund shareholders this proxy season will have a chance to weigh in on...whether to push funds to bar investment in companies doing business in Sudan, whose government is widely accused of abetting genocide. Pension funds, religious groups,...

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