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4 December 2019

So. Africa: Oil giant angers some investors by failure to present resolution on climate change

Author: Mining Weekly (South Africa)

‘Sasol scores ‘own goal’ as climate pressure mounts in South Africa’ 29 November 2019...

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26 November 2019

Updated version of Equator Principles released while Standard Chartered takes up new leadership role

Author: Equator Principles Association

“A strengthened Equator Principles, and new leadership for the Association”, 18 November 2019...

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18 November 2019

Kenya's new data protection legislation an additional safeguard on data sharing by corporations & govt. agencies

Author: Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa

"Kenya is stepping up its citizens’ digital security with a new EU-inspired data protection law"...

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18 November 2019

Official announcement

Author: Richard Willis, EIB

"EU Bank launches ambitious new climate strategy and Energy Lending Policy", 14 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments, Westpac & CommBank rebuff government’s attack on the role of environmental groups

Author: Ben Butler, The Guardian

"Global funds management giant rejects Scott Morrison’s attack on activist investors", 8 November 2019...

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8 October 2019

Standard Chartered responded

Standard Chartered Bank has already made a stand in September 2018 to stop financing coal power plants, except where there is an existing commitment. We will only proceed in projects provided they meet the Bank’s lending criteria....

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1 October 2019

Defending the Philippines: Environmental activists at the mercy of business at all costs

Author: Global Witness

Violence against land and environmental defenders is a systemic problem, spanning many different regions of the country and many different industries, and the army uses force to silence activism. 52 defenders have been killed extra-judicially in the...

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16 September 2019

HSBC chairman Mark Tucker condemns violent protests in Hong Kong

Author: Amanda Lee, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

… Speaking publicly for the first time about the summer of unrest, HSBC chairman Mark Tucker said Hong Kong thrived because of its stability, resilience and rule of law....

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1 September 2019

Banks in Hong Kong condemn violence, urge restoration of 'harmony'

Author: Reuters (UK)

Some of Hong Kong’s biggest banks published full-page newspaper advertisements… calling for the preservation of law and order in the Chinese territory and condemning violence, as weeks of pro-democracy protests show no sign of abating....

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26 August 2019

Sierra Leone: Villagers launch lawsuit against mining firm for destruction of land, loss of livelihoods and toxic mine waste

Author: Lisa Vives, Global Information Network, (USA)

‘Diamonds Leave Sierra Leone Villagers Poor and Sick’ 20 August 2019...

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