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Article
17 June 2019
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Author: Sophie Rolland, Les Echos (France)

Pour investir dans les entreprises les plus respectueuses de l'environnement, les grands fonds de pension, gestionnaires d'actifs, ou assureurs ont besoin de données fiables et comparables. Le sujet n'est pas nouveau. Depuis 2003, une organisation non...

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Article
20 February 2019

Church Commissioners for England and leading institutional funds welcome Glencore’s climate change commitments

Author: Church Commissioners for England

The Church Commissioners for England and a leading coalition of investors participating in Climate Action 100+ today welcomed a position statement issued by Glencore significantly strengthening its commitment to combat climate change...Speaking as the...

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Story
11 October 2018

Global Witness report alleges EU investors help bankroll human rights & environmental abuses; incl. co responses

On 6 September 2018, Global Witness published a new briefing paper on the role that EU-based investors have played in supporting projects linked to human rights abuses, land grabs and large-scale environmental destruction. The report argues that while...

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Company non-response
8 October 2018

Investec did not respond

Busines & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Investec to respond to the allegations raised by War on Want. Investec did not respond.

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Story
8 October 2018

NGO: British financial institutions complicit in Israeli war crimes

In July 2017, War on Want (WoW) published a report claiming that UK-based banks and investment companies are complicit in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. The financial institutions cited in the report have allegedly invested in defence...

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Survey response
2 October 2018

Investec response to survey on financing mining projects in southern Africa

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Story
8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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Article
7 May 2017

New report analyses South African banks footprint in SADC mining projects

Author: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa & Southern Africa Resource Watch (South Africa)

[originally published Feb. 2017]...

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Company response
28 April 2017

Investec Response

Author: Investec (South Africa)

Some of the deals mentioned in this report are more than 10 years old. We believe that the commitment as a banking sector to adhering to ESG principles in general has been greatly improved over the past decade. Furthermore, there is a sector...

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Article
2 September 2015

Africa: Academic urges economic justice actors to fight both illegal and licit financial flows, adopt more nuanced approach

Author: Patrick Bond, University of Kwazulu Natal in Pambazuka News (Africa)

'Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting', 2 Sep 2015:…[A] Zimbabwe NGO conference…was dedicated to fighting illegal capital flight from across the African continent…[Will] the region’s…economic-justice NGOs take the next step and...

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