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22 February 2019
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18 January 2019
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Author: Giulietta Gamberini, La Tribune (France)

« Déchets en plastiques : une nouvelle vague de multinationales se mobilise », 16 janvier 2019...

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Article
11 September 2018

Renewable energy increasingly popular with mining companies

"As mining companies become more aware of the rapidly falling costs of renewables, wind and solar are set to become a growing trend in powering mining operations worldwide over the coming years, shows a new report from Fitch Solutions. On the back of...

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Article
2 September 2018

Commentary: Banks' coal policies ineffective; Standard Chartered can lead peers by committing to renewable-energy projects

Author: Julien Vincent, Asia Times

"The power of finance to slow new coal plants", 29 August 2018...

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Story
7 July 2018

Japan: NGOs urge Japanese mega-banks to stop funding coal projects, banks respond

Four Japanese environmental organisations, 350.org Japan, FOE Japan, Greenpeace Japan, and the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society, urged the three Japanese mega-banks (Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mitusbishi UFJ Financial Group...

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7 July 2018

Japan: “A small step forward, but not nearly enough”- Environmental NGOs Respond to Release of New MUFG Environmental, Social and Human Rights Policy

Author: 350.org Japan, JACSES, Rainforest Action Network(RAN), Kiko Network, FoE Japan

MUFG’s publication of comprehensive environmental and social safeguards for its loans and underwriting is a first among Japan’s megabanks, which consist of MUFG, Mizuho Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. We are paying close attention...

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7 July 2018

Japan: Environmental NGOs respond to statement by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group CEO on restricting coal-fired power financing

Author: 350.org Japan, FOE Japan, Greenpeace Japan & Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society

In the global petition led by 350.org Japan and supporting groups, the three financial major groups including SMFG are requested to:...

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Company response
7 July 2018

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group responded

Author: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) responded to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. In its response, SMFG pointed to a new policy, which was adopted after the NGO statement. ...

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Story
24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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Article
23 April 2018

Vietnam: Singaporean banks finance coal-fired power station; Indonesian experience found energy source caused health problems, damaged crops

Author: David Fogarty, The Straits Times

DBS and OCBC are among a group of banks and lending agencies that have signed off on financing of about US$1.87 billion...for a controversial coal-fired power station in Vietnam....

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