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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...
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...
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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Author: Just Share (South Africa)
‘Why shareholders should vote FOR South Africa’s first shareholder resolution calling for climate risk disclosure’ 7 May 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’ ...
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"...
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"...
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:...
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...
- Related stories: South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental human rights impacts, says new report
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