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2 March 2018

BlackRock poses tough questions to gunmakers and sellers

Author: Ross Kerber, Reuters

Asset manager BlackRock Inc... is pressing gunmakers and weapons retailers in its portfolios to explain how they monitor firearm sales and use, and it is studying the creation of new index-based portfolios of stocks that would exclude gunmakers and...

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25 February 2018

Australia: Growing support amongst large institutional investors for shareholder & NGO campaigns on climate & human rights

Author: Ruth Williams, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Big investors backed shareholder campaigns on climate, human rights", 23 February 2018...

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6 February 2018

We need 2018 to be the year of investor leadership on climate

Author: Mindy Lubber, Forbes

...That’s why Ceres [Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability] and six other organizations from around the world debuted The Investor Agenda...This comprehensive agenda provides a menu of options for investors to take in four key focus...

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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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4 March 2016

In Fledgling Exchange-Traded Fund, Striking a Blow for Women

Author: Paul Sullivan, New York Times (USA)

State Street Global Advisors will introduce its 159th exchange-traded fund on Tuesday, the SPDR Gender Diversity Index E.T.F...SHE....

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19 November 2015

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores show improvement of measures taken by companies for LGBT workers

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28 July 2015

Liberia: Global Witness report alleges intimidation, violent abuse of communities opposed to Golden Veroleum's encroachment on their lands

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15 June 2015

Guardian finds pension funds exposed to climate change risks due to investments in coal

Author: Damian Carrington & Caelainn Barr, Guardian (UK)

"Coal crash: how pension funds face huge risk from climate change", 15 Jun 2015...

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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22 September 2013

A human rights based approach to business?

Author: Thomas Alberts, Jetzreit (UK)

[T]he diversity agenda is a little bit further down the road than the emerging human rights agenda is with respect to the business values case and organisational culture change. Workplace diversity good practice offers some useful pointers on...

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