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14 September 2017

German firm whitewashes its plunder of Palestinian resources

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, Electronic Intifada

HeidelbergCement is trying to present its theft of Palestinian natural resources under the cover of Israeli military occupation as a force for good. For a decade, the German company has operated without permission of the Palestinians a quarry on land...

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26 July 2017

WWF analysis shows EU's biggest investors need to do more to align with Paris Agreement

Author: World Wildlife Fund (Switzerland)

"Biggest EU investors are partly aligned with Paris Agreement but more efforts needed", 4 July 2017...

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14 February 2017

PFZW response

Author: PFZW

PFZW invests in a large number of listed companies worldwide and has indeed invested in some of the companies mentioned by Danwatch. Of all the companies in which we invested, we require that they comply with internationally agreed standards when it...

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14 February 2017

Report alleges investments of Europe’s largest pension funds in Israeli settlements

A report by Danwatch alleges that Europe's largest pension funds are investing in Israeli settlements. The report adresses 5 pension funds investing into 36 companies. Statens Pensjonsfond Utland, Arbejdsmarkedets Tillaegspension and Alecta...

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8 January 2014

[PDF] Second-largest Dutch pension fund manager PGGM withdraws all investments from Israeli banks over settlement activities

Author: Al-Haq

Al-Haq welcomes the decision by PGGM, the second-largest pension fund manager in the Netherlands, to withdraw its investments from five Israeli banks involved in financing activities related to the settlements located in Occupied Palestinian Territory....

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1 December 2013

[PDF] National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights [Netherlands]

Author: Government of the Netherlands

Below, the Dutch government sets out existing policy, presents the results of the consultations on the Ruggie Framework and describes the additional steps it is taking or plans to take. The guiding principle is that businesses have a social...

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27 January 2011

40 global investors launch inclusive and responsible finance principles

Author: UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance is the initiative of a core group of investors and Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The group developed the Principles...

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8 December 2010

Dutch giant PGGM reconsidering companies involved in Israel-occupied territories

Author: Leen Preesman, Investment & Pensions Europe

PGGM, the asset management of the €98bn healthcare scheme PFZW, is in discussions with "a number" of international companies for being active in the occupied territories in Israel. The engagement process follows the UN Global Compact directive on...

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