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4 May 2020

Measures beyond voluntary guidance and trainings needed to achieve real progress in making BRI "open, green and clean", blogger says

Author: United States Institute of Peace

“China’s Belt and Road: Progress on ‘Open, Green and Clean?’”, 29 April 2020...

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4 May 2020

Measures beyond voluntary guidance and trainings needed to achieve real progress in making BRI "open, green and clean", blogger says

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4 May 2020
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10 February 2020

BNP Paribas, Natixis and Crédit Agricole implicated in financing global forest destruction

Author: Global Witness

Research shows France’s financial sector provided nearly €2 billion between 2013 and 2019 to five of the six of the most harmful agribusiness companies directly or indirectly involved in deforestation in the world’s largest tropical rainforests. This...

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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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30 September 2019

Equileap publishes 2019 ranking of companies on gender equality in the workplace

Author: Equileap

Equileap researched 3,519 companies in 23 developed economies, representing 98 million employees, and ranked them based on 19 gender equality criteria... There has been an increase in the average score of the 100 best performing companies over the past...

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