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Sumitomo Mitsui Banking (part of Sumitomo Group)

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12 July 2006

Revised Equator Principles Fall Short of International Best Practice for Project Finance

Author: Bill Baue, SocialFunds.com

While some observers praise the strengthening of labor rights, others decry the failure to implement adequate transparency, accountability, and governance mechanisms. Of the EP banks, only ABN AMRO and Barclays qualified for classification as "good"...

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6 July 2006

[PDF] Financial Institutions Announce Revision of Equator Principles - Underscoring the Global Application of Environmental and Social Risk Management

Author: Equator Principles

The Equator Principles...have been revised in the following ways: • The Principles apply to all project financings with capital costs above USD 10 million. • The Principles now also apply to project finance advisory activities. • The revised...

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27 April 2006

Environmental record of Australian financial institutions: Report reveals large differences in performance

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27 April 2006

[PDF] False Profits: how Australia's finance sector undervalues the environment and what we can do about it

Author: Australian Conservation Foundation

This Report is about the financial decision-making processes that lead to false profits, and how we can reform them. By drawing lessons from ten successful innovations in the finance sector, and supplementing them with a set of public policy reforms...

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8 November 2005

Companies linked with Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Updated on Tuesday, November 08, 2005. This list is not exhaustive. We are ready to correct any factual errors which it may contain. As we receive information on further companies which are active in Burma we will approach them in the same way and,...

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1 November 2005

Where do you draw the line? - Research into the financial links between five bank groups and companies that abuse human rights

Author: Netwerk Vlaanderen [Belgium]

[describes human rights concerns regarding companies & projects in which AXA, Dexia, Fortis, ING & KBC have invested] Regarding credit, AXA informs us that every offer of credit is subject to ethical rules and the rule of law... AXA states...

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6 June 2005

[PDF] Unproven Principles - New report sees both progress and serious challenges at 2nd Anniversary of Equator Principles

Author: BankTrack

The Equator banks have improved their record in implementing and applying the Equator Principles, but public reporting remains problematic and their effect on the ground is unclear...The report...notes positive developments, such as the decision of...

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1 January 2005

Companies linked to Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

[Updated Jan 2005] The database has been compiled by the ICFTU, based on publicly available information. It is a database of companies which appear, from the information available, to have some form of relationship with Burma...This list is not...

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