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19 April 2011

Swedish AP funds call for Motorola to withdraw from West Bank

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

The Ethical Council of the four Swedish AP buffer pension funds...is calling on US communications giant Motorola Solutions to pull out of the Israeli-occupied territories in the West Bank. The Council wants the company, spun out of Motorola earlier...

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18 April 2011

Ethical Council Annual Report 2010

Author: Ethical Council

Since 2007, [the First, Second, Third & Fourth AP Funds, buffer funds in Sweden’s national pension system] have been coordinating their work on environmental and ethical issues through the joint Ethical Council. The purpose of the Council is,...

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Article
23 August 2010

Norway oil fund excludes 2 Israeli companies

Author: Walter Gibbs, Reuters

Norway excluded two Israeli firms from its $450 billion sovereign wealth fund…saying it would be unethical to invest in [Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus (part of Africa Israel)]…because they have helped build Israeli settlements on occupied...

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9 June 2010

[PDF] Israel’s Leading Companies in Social Responsibility 2010 - Maala CSR Ranking

Author: Maala - Business for Social Responsibility [Israel]

[Includes] Business ethics...Human rights and worklpace...Community involvement...Environment...Corporate governance [Top companies mentioned: Alvarion, Bank Hapoalim, Baran Group, Blue Square Israel, Cellcom, Discount Bank, Eden Springs, Elbit...

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9 June 2010

Maala Ranking 2010 [Israel]

Author: Maala - Business for Social Responsibility [Israel]

Maala Organization unveiled the "2010 Maala Index for Social Responsibility" at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange...Most of the ranking data serve to indicate an increase in the number of companies participating in the index...growth in the number of...

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1 March 2010

[PDF] Annual Report 2009

Author: Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global

The Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund Global…makes recommendations…on the potential exclusion of companies from the Pension Fund on the basis of acts or omissions that contravene the criteria in the Ethical Guidelines for...

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Article
19 February 2010

Scandanavian financial institutions drop Elbit due to BDS pressure

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, The Electronic Intifada

One of the largest Dutch pension funds [ABP] told The Electronic Intifada today that it is selling off its shares in Elbit. The wave of divestment follows campaigning by Palestinian organizations and international solidarity activists to divest from...

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1 December 2009

[PDF] Principles and Mechanisms to Hold Business Accountable for Human Rights Abuses: Potential Avenues to Challenge Corporate Involvement in Israel's Oppression of the Palestinian People

Author: Yasmine Gado, BADIL Resource Center

One of the most important legal challenges today is the battle to hold transnational corporations (TNCs) accountable for their involvement in human rights violations. Efforts are currently being made by a variety of actors in what is referred to as...

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3 September 2009

Norway fund sells Israeli shares on ethical grounds

Author: Aasa Christine Stoltz & Wojciech Moskwa, Reuters

Norway's sovereign wealth fund has sold its stake in Israeli company Elbit Systems because it supplied surveillance equipment for the separation barrier in the West Bank. The $400 billion-plus…fund…has in the past ruled out investing in some two dozen...

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15 May 2008

Norway's sovereign fund divests from Elbit for "contributing to violations of humanitarian law" by supplying equipment for West Bank separation barrier

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