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27 March 2017

Opening the vaults. The use of tax havens by Europe’s biggest banks

Author: Oxfam & Fair Finance Guide International

...In Europe, only one sector is required to publicly report its profits and tax on a country-by-country basis – the banking sector, as a result of regulation following the financial crisis...This report showcases research by Oxfam that uses this new...

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25 July 2016

Ferrovial could be liable for crimes against humanity over conditions in Australia’s refugee camps in Papua New Guinea; incl. company comments

Author: Ben Doherty & Patrick Kingsley, Guardian (UK)

"Refugee camp company in Australia 'liable for crimes against humanity'", 25 Jul 2016...

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16 February 2016

New BankTrack Human Rights Impact Briefing: Labour standards violations in IOI Corporation’s Malaysian plantations

Author: Bank Track

Banks must do more to meet their obligations under UN guidelines to disclose how they respond to specific human rights impacts linked to their finance. This is the main conclusion of a the first in a new series of Human Rights Impact Briefings...

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12 February 2010

[PDF] Investors step up pressure on corporate responsibility reporting

Author: UN Principles for Responsible Investment

A coalition of global investors from 13 countries, managing over US$2.1 trillion of assets, today added its voice to the increasing calls for better corporate reporting on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) activities. The...

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6 June 2008

Global Business Coalition To Award Nine Companies for Efforts To Fight HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

Author: Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report [USA]

The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…award[s] nine companies for their efforts to fight the three diseases among employees…[Awardees include]…The South African company Xstrata Coal…for…improv[ing] HIV services at clinics...

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4 June 2008

Amid International Calls for Business Help in Fighting Pandemics, Global Honors Point the Way Forward

Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

The HIV/AIDS winners include Viacom (leadership); Standard Bank (workplace); Telkom, (testing and counseling); Intesa Sanpaolo (community philanthropy); BBC World Service Trust (core competence); Xstrata Coal South Africa (community initiative);...

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10 January 2008

HSBC, Other European Banks Receive Top Scores in First-Ever Ranking of 40 Leading Banks on Climate Change Strategies;Citigroup and Bank of America post Highest Scores Among 16 U.S. Banks

Author: Ceres

While encouraging progress is being made, the banking sector still has a long way to go in confronting the business challenges posed by global climate change, according to a first-ever report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition that analyzes...

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Article
24 October 2007

UNEP FI - Human Rights

Author: UNEP Finance Initiative

A group of UNEP FI signatories committed to exploring the intricacies between human rights and financial sector practices work together UNEP FI’s Human Rights Work Stream. Members: ABN AMRO, Insight Investment, Barclays, Intesa SanPaolo, Citigroup,...

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6 March 2007

[PDF] Report of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights on the sectoral consultation entitled “Human rights and the financial sector”, 16 February 2007

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights

The consultation considered existing initiatives and standards relevant to the financial sector, and examined ways to strengthen protection of human rights in the activities and decision-making of financial institutions...Representatives of financial...

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1 February 2006

[PDF] Banks, Business & Human Rights

Author: Paul Watchman, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, pg. 46-50

Global banks and international businesses have now reached a tipping point on environmental, social and human rights issues whereby we can now characterise 21st century international business as being at the dawn of a New Enlightenment based on...

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