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Survey non-response
4 October 2018

Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund did not respond to survey on financing mining projects in southern Africa

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Story
17 September 2018

Philippines: Report alleges 'opaque investments' in coal projects that are causing environmental & social harms; some investors respond

The report, "Broken Promises: The World Bank, International Investors and the Fight for Climate Justice in the Philippines," raises serious allegations concerning various companies' support of coal power plan projects in the Philippines through 'opaqu...

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Company non-response
17 September 2018

Vanguard did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the company to respond to the allegations in the report. It did not send a response.

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Report
10 July 2018

Immigration detention: An American business

Author: Corrections Accountability Project

On April 6, 2018, the administration announced a "zero tolerance" immigration policy that requires every undocumented adult immigrant and asylum seeker in the U.S. to be criminally prosecuted under federal law... The "zero tolerance" immigration policy...

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Company response
10 July 2018

Vanguard response

Author: Vanguard

We will not be commenting on individual companies or holdings. It is our desire that policymakers come to a swift resolution to ensure the safety and security of the children who have been separated from their families. While defense companies make up...

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Story
26 June 2018

USA: Govt. contractors accused of profiting from separation & detention of migrant & asylum seeking families

In May 2018, the Trump administration announced that it would increase prosecutions of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the US-Mexico border and implemented a “zero tolerance” policy intended to deter new migrants with the threat of jail sentences...

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Article
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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Article
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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Article
5 December 2017

Canada: Co.s urged by investors to disclose business risks from climate change

Author: Alexandra Posadzki, Globe & Mail (Canada)

“Business risk from climate change now top of mind for Canada’s corporate boards”, 22 Nov 2017...

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Article
16 October 2017

Australia: Shareholder resolutions call for listed companies to act on social and environmental issues

Author: Ruth Williams, Sydney Morning Herald

"How the new generation of activists corners boards", 14 October 2017...

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