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Blog post
25 June 2019

Investors need to hold all sectors to account on climate change – not just the fossil fuel industry 

Author: Sonia Hierzig, Senior Projects Manager, Climate Change, ShareAction

For other companies not inherently high-carbon, many of the solutions needed are still in the research and development process and far from being commercially viable.

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Blog post
19 June 2019

Many segments of the business and human rights field have been co-opted & captured by corporate actors

Author: Benjamin Hoffman, Human Rights Clinic of Columbia Law School

Antonella Angelini speaks with Benjamin Hoffman, a lawyer specialising in international human rights law and corporate accountability. He was Amazon Staff Attorney with EarthRights International from 2011 to 2013. He is now the Acting Director of Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic.

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Article
17 June 2019

Civil society organisations urge Standard Bank & Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. to withdraw role in Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline due to alleged human rights concerns

"International Call on Banks: Don’t finance the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline"

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Article
13 May 2019

So. Africa: Why Standard Bank’s shareholders should support vote on climate risk-related disclosure

Author: Just Share (South Africa)

‘Why shareholders should vote FOR South Africa’s first shareholder resolution calling for climate risk disclosure’ 7 May 2019...

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Article
22 April 2019

So. Africa: Major banks pulling out of funding coal-fired plants due to environmental & social concerns

Author: Amanda Watson, The Citizen (South Africa)

‘Standard Bank joins banks not financing ‘dirty’ coal-fired power plants’ ...

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Article
13 March 2019

Open For Business provides framework for cos. to act in public sphere to promote LGBT+ inclusion

Author: Open For Business (USA)

"Channels of Influence: How Companies Can Promote LGBT+ Inclusive Societies", Mar 2019...

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Article
27 February 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against World Bank Arm on Immunity

Author: Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court opened some American-based international organizations to lawsuits, ruling that a World Bank affiliate must defend against allegations it is responsible for environmental damage caused by a power plant in India…The decision could...

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Article
8 February 2019

Kenya: Govt. investigations agency recommends prosecution of five banks for alleged complicity in loss of public funds

Author: Brian Ngugi, Business Daily (Kenya)

"DCI probe recommends charges on 5 top banks, officials over Sh8bn NYS fraud"...

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Article
27 January 2019

Commentary: Standard Chartered remains involved in coal plants despite publicly saying otherwise

Author: Julien Vincent, Asia Times

"Standard Chartered tries to have it both ways on coal", 21 January 2019...

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Article
15 January 2019

Dutch development bank publishes its first human rights progress report

Author: FMO (The Netherlands)

"Human Rights: An integral part of our investment approach - Human rights progress report", 18 Dec 2018...

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