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13 September 2004

Darfur, Southern Sudan, and the Moral Imperative of (Equity) Divestment: Which companies and nations are propping up the Khartoum regime?

Author: Eric Reeves, Smith College [USA]

...the central purpose of the divestment campaign must be to force these complicit companies to suspend all business and commercial activities in Khartoum until the genocide in Darfur ends and a final peace agreement with the people of southern Sudan...

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2 September 2004

CalSTRS leery of contractor [USA, Iraq]

Author: Gilbert Chan, Sacramento Bee

The California State Teachers' Retirement System ratcheted up pressure Wednesday on military contractor CACI International Inc., urging the company's board to investigate the conduct of executives and interrogators in the Iraqi prison scandal. At the...

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8 July 2004

Fund urged to shun firms linked to torture [USA]

Author: Reuters

The California State Teachers Retirement System, the third-largest U.S. public pension fund, should ban investment in companies engaged in torture, said Steve Westly, the state controller...The group is to discuss a proposal to question executives from...

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1 September 2003

Are You on Calpers’s Hit List?

Author: Bonnie Azab Powell, Corporate Board Member Magazine

[interview of California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers) president Sean Harrigan] Question: But Calpers did divest from companies doing business in South Africa during apartheid, and more recently from four developing countries where it...

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20 April 2003

Investing with an agenda [Calpers]

Author: Chris Gaither, Boston Globe

Calpers' social, corporate activism drawing attention in bear market as some fear its aggressive tactics may cost governments, firms money -...When the AIDS Healthcare Foundation wanted drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC to lower the $438 a person it...

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15 April 2003

CalPERS to Glaxo: Lower AIDS Drug Prices, Increase Humanitarian Efforts

Author: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Nation's Largest Pension System Warns British Drug Giant of Damage to Reputation, Encourages GSK to Study Voluntary Licensing of Generic Life-Saving AIDS Drugs - Mammoth Pension Fund Holds Nearly USD$760 Million in GSK Stock

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15 April 2003

GSK Commends CalPERS for Its Support of the Company's Continuing HIV/AIDS Efforts

Author: GlaxoSmithKline

The following is a statement from GlaxoSmithKline commending the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) for their interest in and support of the company's efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in developing countries. The statement comes in...

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Article
14 April 2003

CalPERS asks Glaxo to lower AIDS drug prices

Author: Sacramento Business Journal

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14 April 2003

CalPERS, largest U.S. pension fund, urges Glaxo to lower AIDS drug prices

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Article
14 April 2003

Calpers adds watchlist to emerging-markets policy

Author: Reuters

Calpers, the No. 1 U.S. pension fund, said on Monday it would in future wait a year for possible reforms before cutting off investment in emerging-market countries that no longer meet its criteria, which include political as well as economic issues. ...

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