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29 June 2019

Australia: Report accuses 'big four' banks of financing palm oil companies linked to land grabbing & human rights violations

A new report Draw the line: A black book about the shady investments of Australian banks in palm oil  published by the Friends of the Earth Australia alleges that four of Australia's biggest banks are complicit in rainforest clearing, land grabbing,...

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20 October 2018

Australia: Shareholder resolutions on human rights at upcoming AGMs of Woolworths, Qantas and Origin

Shareholder resolutions addressing human rights issues have been lodged for consideration at several upcoming annual general meetings (AGMs): Origin on fracking projects on indigenous land; Qantas on transportation of asylum seekers; and Woolworths on...

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20 October 2018

Westpac to review lobby group memberships after shareholder campaign

Author: Ruth Williams, The Sydney Morning Herald

15 October 2018...

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4 October 2018

Equileap publishes ranking of top 200 companies on gender equality in the workplace

Author: Equileap

"Gender equality global report and ranking," 4 October 2018...

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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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