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15 November 2017

Switzerland: Zurich Insurance ends coal investments over mounting climate change concerns

Author: Lucy Burton, The Telegraph (UK)

"Zurich ends coal investments as insurers pull $20bn from sector", 15 Nov 2017...

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Article
1 March 2017

Lloyd's & Oxford Univ. report urges insurance industry to act on climate change to avoid stranded assets

Author: Chris Seekings, Actuary Magazine

"Action needed to avoid climate change leaving insurance industry with ‘stranded assets’", 27 Feb 2017...

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31 March 2014

Job posting: CSR Manager [Lloyd's of London, based in London, UK, deadline 4 Apr]

Author: Lloyd's of London

[Y]ou will manage the...Lloyd’s Community Programme [LCP] and support the delivery of Lloyd’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, along with related communications and engagement...events...substantial experience of delivering and developing...

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1 October 2012
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Author: Kate Geary, Oxfam Grande-Bretagne

Au cours des dix dernières années, une surface équivalente à huit fois la superficie du Royaume-Uni a été vendue à l’échelle mondiale dans un contexte d’accélération rapide des acquisitions de terres. Ces terres pourraient permettre de subvenir aux...

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31 October 2011

In Diversity Push, Ashurst Adopts Female Quota for Management Roles [UK]

Author: Friederike Heine, Legal Week

Ashurst has become the first leading U.K. law firm to introduce a quota for the number of women it wants to employ in management positions, with the London firm aiming to have one quarter of its management posts filled by women within the next three...

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Article
15 December 2010

Obama administration sues BP, others over Gulf spill

Author: Jeremy Pelofsky, James Vicini, Reuters

The Obama administration...launched a legal battle against BP Plc and its partners by suing them for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, which could cost the companies billions of dollars..."While today's civil action marks a critical step...

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Lawsuit
2 December 2010

US Deepwater Horizon explosion & oil spill lawsuits

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 20 April 2010, the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire in US waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  11 workers were killed in the explosion and 17 injured.  The rig was owned by Transocean on lease to BP, which was the main...

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Story
2 December 2010

US Deepwater Horizon explosion & oil spill lawsuits

In 2010, hundreds of lawsuits were filed against companies involved in the explosion of the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon which killed 11 workers and injured 17. Plaintiffs have a range of concerns, from requesting compensation for their inj...

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Article
2 November 2008

The baron who holds Burma's purse strings

Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer [UK]

Baron Levene...[is chairman of] Lloyd's of London...Levene has long faced criticism at Lloyd's for failing to rebuke those of its syndicates that share the reinsurance risk on key aviation and shipping interests owned by the [Burmese] junta...But...

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28 September 2008

Foreign Office warns Lloyd's over Burma [UK]

Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer [UK]

The Foreign Office has written to Lloyd's of London chairman Lord Levene to outline its disapproval that Lloyd's brokers are trading with the Burmese military dictatorship. The letter has forced Levene to write to the insurance market's managing agents...

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