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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Japan

http://smth.jp/en/index.html

http://www.smfg.co.jp/

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3 June 2019

SMBC Group

Author: SMBC Group

SMBC Group declined to respond.

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7 July 2018

Japan: Environmental NGOs respond to statement by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group CEO on restricting coal-fired power financing

Author: 350.org Japan, FOE Japan, Greenpeace Japan & Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society

In the global petition led by 350.org Japan and supporting groups, the three financial major groups including SMFG are requested to:...

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7 July 2018

Japan: NGOs urge Japanese mega-banks to stop funding coal projects, banks respond

Four Japanese environmental organisations, 350.org Japan, FOE Japan, Greenpeace Japan, and the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society, urged the three Japanese mega-banks (Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mitusbishi UFJ Financial Group...

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Company response
7 July 2018

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group responded

Author: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) responded to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. In its response, SMFG pointed to a new policy, which was adopted after the NGO statement. ...

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24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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24 January 2018

BankTrack paper explores responsibilities of banks allegedly contributing to human rights violations through finance

In this briefing paper, BankTrack examines whether private sector banks may have contributed to adverse human rights impacts through their provision of finance. The paper explores eight cases of human rights abuses and the relationship and...

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23 January 2018
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Un informe de la Red de vigilancia a la Banca, BankTrack, denominado “De qué modo contribuye la banca a los abusos de derechos humanos” (en inglés), se menciona la financiación que diversos bancos han efectuado a empresas en distintos países. El...

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Company non-response
23 January 2018

Sumitomo Mitsui did not respond re financing cluster munitions

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31 July 2017

Indonesia/Japan/South Korea: Embarrassment for Japanese Government bank as court rules coal plant’s permit illegal

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31 May 2017

Banks loan billions to oil firms allegedly exporting low-grade fuel high in pollutants, says briefing

A new BankTrack briefing raises questions about how banks are conducting human rights due diligence. In response to research by Swiss NGO Public Eye accusing Switzerland-based oil trading companies of selling blends of low-grade fuel high in...

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