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Report
3 July 2016

Report:Human rights in the tobacco fields – a brief on Swedish Match’s and investors’ risk management

Author: Swedwatch

The human rights challenges within the tobacco industry are widely recognised and well documented. Nevertheless, tobacco companies have not yet succeeded in addressing them...Swedish Match has credible policies in place but should, in alignment with...

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Article
28 March 2011

Swedish Company Tackles Child Abuse Images

Author: Ben Rooney, Wall Street Journal

Child sexual abuse images are a heinous problem on the internet which have persisted despite years of effort to purge them. Now a Swedish company is offering an innovative approach that can match any image against a database of known child pornography...

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Article
19 January 2010

Norway Excludes 17 Tobacco Companies From Oil Fund

Author: Vibeke Laroi, Josiane Kremer, BusinessWeek

Norway excluded 17 tobacco companies, including British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International Inc., from its sovereign wealth fund based on ethical guidelines. Altria Group Inc., Japan Tobacco Inc., Reynolds American Inc., Swedish Match...

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Article
19 January 2010

Tobacco producers excluded from Government Pension Fund Global

Author: Ministry of Finance - Norway

The Ministry of Finance has decided to exclude 17 companies that produce tobacco from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), based on a recommendation from the Fund’s Council on Ethics. The divestment of shares in these companies has now been...

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Article
3 December 2007

Norwegian investor divests from Australian phosphate importer

Author: Kristin Vallevik Gjerde & Cecilie Langum, Dagens Næringsliv [Norway]

On Monday KLP presented its updated semi-annual list of companies that are excluded from its investment universe...To the list of excluded companies have been added the energy companies Alstom and Wesfarmers, both because of breaches of human rights...

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