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4 March 2019

Bangladesh: Fair Action reports that Nordic banks fail to hold H&M and other brands accountable to living wage promises

  In February 2019, Fair Action released a report exploring, among other things, the role of Nordic banks (as shareholders) in holding H&M accountable to its promise to ensure living wages for garment workers in its supply chain by 2018, particula...

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Article
4 March 2019

Bangladesh: Banks fail to hold H&M accountable to living wage promises, says Fair Action report

Author: Fair Action (Sweden), Fair Finance Guide International, The Future in Our Hands (Norway)

"Shareholders of H&M fail to take responsibility for garment workers’ wages", 31 January 2019...

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3 March 2019

Swedbank’s response to the Fair Action report “Broke in Bangladesh”

Author: Katarina Heissenberger, Analyst, Responsible Investments, Swedbank, Sweden

Swedbank Robur outperforms the other investors in the report by Fair Action, both in the total comparison as well as regarding engagement per company. Swedbank is also the most active owner with own, direct engagement dialogues with textile and apparel...

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Report
12 June 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia: Sponsorship and human rights

Author: Swedwatch

This briefing paper outlines what steps [...] the corporate sponsors of the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) have taken to act on their responsibility to respect human rights. However, conclusions and recommendations can be applied also to intern...

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17 January 2018

Sweden: Lack of investment in climate solutions by fund management co's puts Paris agreement at risk, finds report; incl. co responses

"Turning the tide - The urgent need to shift capital flows to climate solutions: A case study of ten fund management companies", a new report by Swedwatch focuses on the role of the finance sector in reallocating large capital streams towards green...

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Company response
8 January 2018

Response by Swedbank

Author: Swedbank

Swedbank Robur has actively managed sustainability within our portfolios for more than 20 years, whereby a serious approach to climate change has led to us becoming a leading global performer on carbon emissions. We have implemented several measures...

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Article
11 April 2017

Full report - "Silent Approval: The role of banks linked to the crisis faced by Borneo's indigenous peoples and their forests"

Author: Fair Finance Guide Sweden & Swedwatch

17 Mar 2017...

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Article
30 January 2009

[PDF] Future proof? Embedding environmental, social and governance issues in investment markets

Author: Ivo Knoepfel & Gordon Hagart, onValues Ltd., report produced by IFC, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, UN Global Compact

[Outcomes of the Who Cares Wins Initiative 2004–2008, a joint initiative of the financial industry and the UN Global Compact, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Swiss Government.] This report summarises the strategic outcomes of the Who...

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23 May 2003

Mary Robinson launches Swedish initiative for Corporate Diversity and Anti-Discrimination work

Author: Ethical Globalization Initiative

Participating companies in the Plural initiative: Amica, Apoteket, AstraZeneca, Hewlett-Packard, IKEA, ISS, Mercuri Urval, Public Dental Service in Stockholm, Rica City Hotels, Swedish Post Office, Swedish Television, Swedbank, TeliaSonera Sverige, V...

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