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5 June 2020

Hong Kong: HSBC and Standard Chartered publicly back controversial security laws

Author: BBC

“HSBC and StanChart back China security laws for HK”, 4 June 2020...

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3 June 2020
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1 June 2020

USA: Company executives speak out against racism following the killings of George Floyd & Breonna Taylor by police

On 25 May 2020, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground, keeping his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, ultimately killing him. Three additional officers were involved. All four officers...

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31 May 2020

Hong Kong: Employees and unions allege companies of intimidating workers who speak out in protests and pressuring them to echo govt's official line

Author: New York Times

“In Hong Kong, China Threatens Businesses and Workers”, 31 May 2020...

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29 May 2020

USA: Law firm analyses potential risks for companies with overseas operations under antiterrorism laws

Author: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

"The Potential Impact of Terrorism Lawsuits Under the Antiterrorism Act on Ordinary Corporate, Banking and Sovereign Enterprises," 27 May 2020...

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28 May 2020

EU Commission presents proposal for post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan, includes initiative on sustainable corporate governance in 2021

On 27 May 2020, the EU Commission presented its proposal for a post-pandemic recovery plan 'Next Generation EU' to help the bloc recover from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. The EU’s updated seven-year €1 trillion budget proposal and €750 billion...

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28 May 2020

Paper provides regulatory overview of legislations & frameworks relating to finance & human rights

Author: Finance & Human Rights

"Finance & human rights: regulatory overview", April 2020...

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27 May 2020

So. Africa: Report finds some public finance institutions failed to publicly account for their response to climate crisis, whilst banks slowly begin to respond

Investment policies of South African development finance institutions the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) not only fall short of international social, environmental and governance standards,...

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25 May 2020

USA: Indigenous women file OECD Specific Instance against Credit Suisse for rights violations regarding pipeline financing; Credit Suisse responds

On January 30, 2020, Divest Invest Protect, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, and Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program at the University of Arizona filed an OECD Guidelines complaint with the US National...

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22 May 2020
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Author: Human Rights Watch

"Le financement du développement dans le cadre de la crise du Covid-19 devrait respecter les droits humains," 18 mai 2020...

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