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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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8 October 2019

Philippines: Alarming number of fatal attacks against environmental defenders related to agribusiness, mining & logging

The new Global Witness report denounces that in 2018, 30 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines, making it the country with the highest number of such killings in the world. Their new investigation shows that mining,...

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8 October 2019

Standard Chartered responded

Standard Chartered Bank has already made a stand in September 2018 to stop financing coal power plants, except where there is an existing commitment. We will only proceed in projects provided they meet the Bank’s lending criteria....

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1 October 2019

Defending the Philippines: Environmental activists at the mercy of business at all costs

Author: Global Witness

Violence against land and environmental defenders is a systemic problem, spanning many different regions of the country and many different industries, and the army uses force to silence activism. 52 defenders have been killed extra-judicially in the...

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16 September 2019

HSBC chairman Mark Tucker condemns violent protests in Hong Kong

Author: Amanda Lee, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

… Speaking publicly for the first time about the summer of unrest, HSBC chairman Mark Tucker said Hong Kong thrived because of its stability, resilience and rule of law....

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1 September 2019

Banks in Hong Kong condemn violence, urge restoration of 'harmony'

Author: Reuters (UK)

Some of Hong Kong’s biggest banks published full-page newspaper advertisements… calling for the preservation of law and order in the Chinese territory and condemning violence, as weeks of pro-democracy protests show no sign of abating....

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18 March 2019
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Author: Open Global Rights

“Las tecnologías de cadena de bloques aportan una transparencia que podría mejorar las prácticas de derechos humanos”, 24 de enero de 2019...

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13 March 2019

Open For Business provides framework for cos. to act in public sphere to promote LGBT+ inclusion

Author: Open For Business (USA)

"Channels of Influence: How Companies Can Promote LGBT+ Inclusive Societies", Mar 2019...

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8 February 2019

Kenya: Govt. investigations agency recommends prosecution of five banks for alleged complicity in loss of public funds

Author: Brian Ngugi, Business Daily (Kenya)

"DCI probe recommends charges on 5 top banks, officials over Sh8bn NYS fraud"...

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