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19 September 2013

[PDF] Responsible Business Advancing Peace

Author: UN Global Compact

As a key agent of change, companies can make a critical contribution to economic development, peace and stability in the areas where they operate...Companies provide jobs and revenue to a local economy. They can set an example of sustainable business...

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21 October 2011

Big Companies, Big Investors Say It's Time to Deal With Climate Change

Author: SustainableBusiness.com

As the next world Climate Change Summit approaches in Durban, South Africa in November, the largest group of investors and some of the world's largest corporations are calling for significant action on climate change. 285 of the world's largest...

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27 September 2011

Calpers and Calstrs launch diversity drive [USA]

Author: Dan McCrum, Financial Times

Calpers and Calstrs, the two largest public sector pension funds in the US, are seeking candidates for America’s boardrooms to improve the diversity and quality of corporate directors. The two pension plans have funded the creation of an electronic...

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12 April 2011

Giant US pension funds weigh into BP AGM protest

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

BP…is facing an increasingly bloody nose from shareholders at its annual general meeting…this week after two giant US pension funds with combined assets of $380bn…joined a protest to vote down its annual report and accounts in the wake of the Deepwater...

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22 September 2010

Ceres and CalPERS Announce Initiative to Accelerate Corporate Action on Global Sustainability Challenges

Author: Ceres

...Ceres formed a collaboration today with Nike, the Skoll Foundation and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)...to use their collective clout to urge the nation's largest companies to move more quickly to understand global...

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  • Related companies: Nike
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19 April 2010

CalPERS changes policy on real estate investing

Author: Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

The nation's largest pension fund on Monday changed its policy on investing in real estate to balance its socially responsible investment philosophy with its quest for profits... [Its] real estate portfolio [lost] nearly half of its value from...

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15 April 2010

BP brushes off investor revolts on tar sands, pay

Author: Tom Bergin, Reuters

Oil major BP on Thursday easily beat off challenges to a Canadian oil sands project and to its executive pay policy…94 percent of shareholders who voted in advance of the annual meeting rejected a call to review its Sunrise project to squeeze crude...

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20 October 2009

[PDF] Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: a shared responsibility

Author: Esther Vandenbroucke, IKV Pax Christi & Roos Boer, Netwerk Vlaanderen

This publication...presents...financial institutions’ investment in companies that develop or produce cluster munitions, on financial institutions disinvesting from producers of cluster munitions and on legislative measures to prohibit investment in...

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2 May 2007

Buffett to face Darfur push - Activists to press for Sudan divestment at Berkshire meeting

Author: Gilbert Chan, Sacramento Bee [USA]

A nationwide Sudan divestment campaign heads to...Omaha, Neb., home of billionaire Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. company... [A]ctivists Saturday will try to persuade the renowned investor and Berkshire's shareholders to unload 2.3...

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26 April 2007

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Says CalPERS to Question Abbott on Thailand Drug Blacklist [USA]

Author: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

…AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)…will host a press conference…regarding Abbott's volatile global drug pricing and policies for its AIDS drugs, and the company's recent actions against…Thailand… Last week, officials from [AHF] testified…about Abbott's...

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