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26 November 2019

BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark 2019 shows 4 out of 5 banks are failing on human rights

Published on 26 November 2019, the third iteration of BankTrack's Human Rights Benchmark assesses 50 of the largest global banks on their progress towards implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It finds that nearly...

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26 November 2019

Updated version of Equator Principles released while Standard Chartered takes up new leadership role

Author: Equator Principles Association

“A strengthened Equator Principles, and new leadership for the Association”, 18 November 2019...

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17 June 2019

Civil society organisations urge Standard Bank & Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. to withdraw role in Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline due to alleged human rights concerns

"International Call on Banks: Don’t finance the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline"

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13 May 2019

So. Africa: Why Standard Bank’s shareholders should support vote on climate risk-related disclosure

Author: Just Share (South Africa)

‘Why shareholders should vote FOR South Africa’s first shareholder resolution calling for climate risk disclosure’ 7 May 2019...

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22 April 2019

So. Africa: Major banks pulling out of funding coal-fired plants due to environmental & social concerns

Author: Amanda Watson, The Citizen (South Africa)

‘Standard Bank joins banks not financing ‘dirty’ coal-fired power plants’ ...

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4 October 2018

Standard Bank did not respond to survey on financing mining projects in southern Africa

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24 May 2018

So. Africa: NGO calls on Standard Bank shareholders to urge bank to stop funding coal power projects

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights (So. Africa)

"Why is Standard Bank still funding coal? Questions shareholders should ask at the bank's AGM ON 24 May 2018"...

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24 October 2017

So. Africa's Standard Bank will not finance Kenya coal project opposed by activists due to potential negative impacts

Author: Save Lamu Campaign, in Greenpeace Africa (So. Africa)

"Standard Bank Sets The Record Straight on Financing Lamu"...

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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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28 April 2017

Standard Bank response

Author: Standard Bank (South Africa)

In general, it is a well-balanced report, but we question some of the results and the conclusion. The results based analysis is based on exceptions, rather than the norm. From this, conclusions are then drawn around implementation. This demonstrates a...

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