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1 May 2008

Dream for Darfur - second Olympic Corporate Sponsor Darfur Report Card

Author: report by Dream for Darfur; additional materials compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2008, Dream for Darfur issued a..."report card" grading 19 Olympic corporate sponsors on the steps they had taken "to help bring security to war-torn Darfur", including asking companies "to call for indicted Sudanese war criminals to be...

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17 April 2008

China: Olympic Flame Turns Up Heat on Sponsors - Corporate Social Responsibility Rhetoric Does Not Match Reality

Author: Human Rights Watch

With fewer than four months remaining until the start of the Beijing Games, corporate sponsors of the Olympics risk lasting damage to their brands if they do not live up to their professed standards of corporate social responsibility by speaking out...

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1 April 2008

Olympic Corporate Sponsors: Rhetoric and Reality

Author: compiled by Human Rights Watch

Beginning in September 2007, Human Rights Watch wrote to all 12 “TOP” Olympic sponsors to encourage them to address human rights abuses taking place as a result of the Beijing Games, with targeted and achievable asks... Excerpts from the companies’...

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24 February 2008

Business, China and Darfur

Author: Marc Gunther of Fortune, in Huffington Post

[A]lthough U.S. law prohibits American companies from doing business in Sudan, companies like Fidelity and the Olympic sponsors have the ability, by raising their voices, to make a difference. Business as usual just won't do...GE [General Electric].....

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12 July 2005

Wells Fargo adopts environmental lending policy [USA]

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

Wells Fargo & Co., the No. 5 U.S. bank, on Monday said it will tighten its lending standards to address potential environmental risks, but the policy met resistance from an advocacy group that has pushed several banks to be more eco-friendly. ...

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14 January 2005

International Olympic Committee Partners

Author: Human Rights Watch

As partners, these companies are granted exclusive marketing rights and the right to use Olympics logos on their products. [As of 13 Jan 2005 list includes Atos Origin, Coca-Cola, General Electric, John Hancock (part of Manulife), Eastman Kodak...

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17 May 2004

Bank of America Stiffens Environmental Loan Rules

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

Bank of America Corp. on Monday joined Citigroup Inc. in tightening lending standards for project financing to address potential environmental risks...The other companies targeted in Rainforest's campaign are Bank One Corp., Goldman Sachs Group Inc.,...

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29 April 2004

Banks making progress on environment, group says

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

Many large U.S. banks are making progress toward tightening their lending standards for project financing to address potential environmental risks, according to an environmental group. [refers to Citigroup, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wachovia,...

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15 March 2004

Biggest US banks targeted by environmental group

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

The Rainforest Action Network has sent letters calling on the companies to phase out funding for the oil, gas, mining, and logging industries in endangered ecosystems; reduce funding for greenhouse gas producing industries, and work more closely with...

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