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1 April 2007

full report: "Responsible Investment in Focus: How leading public pension funds are meeting the challenge"

Author: UK Social Investment Forum & UNEP Finance Initiative

[pension funds profiled: AP2 (Sweden), Environment Agency Pension Fund (UK), Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites (France), Norges Bank (for Government Pension Fund (Norway)), PGGM (Netherlands), ABP (Netherlands), ARIA (Australia), Caisse de dépôt et...

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1 March 2007

Compact Quarterly March 2007

Author: UN Global Compact

Articles include:...

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Article
1 January 2007

Sudan Divestment Movement Gains Momentum… and Opposition [USA]

Author: KLD Newsline

Over the past 18 months, the movement to divest from Sudan [over what the US government has called genocide in Darfur] has been growing in the United States, in state government, and on university campuses. Individual cities across the country have...

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26 September 2006

New laws hit Sudan funds

Author: Gilbert Chan, Sacramento Bee

Students reveled Monday in a major victory for their divestment movement as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two bills requiring California's public pension funds to shed Sudan-related holdings...Assembly Bill 2941...requires that CalPERS and CalSTRS...

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Article
18 September 2006

Most big companies taking few steps about greenhouse emissions

Author: Marianne Lavelle, USA Today

More large corporations than ever before acknowledge they face either commercial risks or opportunities because of climate change, but fewer than half of those companies are taking concrete steps to reduce their own emissions of greenhouse gases, the...

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7 April 2006

Divesting from Sudan

Author: Juliana Bunim, Mother Jones Blog [USA]

Major unions are continuing to divest pensions from the Sudan in an effort to pressure the Sudanese government to halt the current campaign of slaughter, rape, starvation and displacement in Darfur...Calpers, the nation's second-largest public pension...

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Article
9 March 2006

Alcatel defends Sudan sales - 'Limited' sales in war-torn region 'promote democracy,' firm tells critics

Author: Bert Hill, Ottawa Citizen

Alcatel has rejected a campaign by U.S. pension funds to stop selling communication equipment to Sudan,...in which an estimated 300,000 people have been killed in violence orchestrated by the government. CALPERS, a big California public sector pension...

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Article
13 December 2005

CalPERS Pressures 3 European Companies

Author: Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times

The California Public Employees' Retirement System threatened Monday to sell its investments in three European companies [ABB, Alcatel, Siemens] if they didn't sever relations with the government of Sudan, which human rights groups and some governments...

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Article
2 May 2005

Hitting Sudan In The Pocketbook

Author: Amy Borrus, Business Week

...momentum is building behind a national campaign to prod pension funds, as well as universities, to sell their holdings in companies with ties to Sudan. A coalition of activists across the political spectrum is pushing divestment in hopes of...

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15 April 2005

Proponents of Caterpillar shareholder resolution claim victory

Author: Jewish Voice for Peace

Controversy over sales to Israel dominates CAT shareholder meeting - Achieves significant mainstream investor support [also refers to Calpers]

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