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9 July 2018

Guidance on developing effective grievance mechanisms in the banking sector

Author: BankTrack & Oxfam Australia

This paper reviews banks’ responsibilities and provides suggestions and recommendations for how banks can develop and implement effective operational-level grievance mechanisms that will be legitimate, trusted and meet their responsibilities under the...

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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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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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20 November 2017

Australia: Marriage equality 'Yes' vote wins; corporate supporters vocal, despite criticism

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10 October 2017

NZ: Businesses recognise their role in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Anuja Nadkarni, Stuff (NZ)

"Poverty amid prosperity, what businesses are doing to help", 8 October 2017...

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19 September 2017

Australia: Companies support 'yes' campaign in vote on marriage equality

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29 June 2017

Top global banks lend billions to extract fossil fuels

Author: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (UK)

Some of the world's top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders [by Rainforest Action Network, Banktrack, Sierra Club, Oilchange International.]...The...

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30 May 2017

Australia: New coalmines will worsen poverty & escalate climate change, Oxfam report finds

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9 May 2017

Australia doesn't need Adani's Carmichael coalmine, Westpac chief says

Author: Paul Karp, The Guardian (UK)

The Adani Carmichael coalmine is not needed to support the economy, the Westpac chief executive [Brian Hartzer] has said in defence of his bank's decision not to finance the mine....Westpac's decision to set a climate policy...was based on its...

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9 May 2017

Australia: Westpac rules out loan to Adani Group’s coal mine, prompts govt. criticism; incl. companies statements

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