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New Methodist church pension guidelines steer investments away from coal, companies operating in repressive countries
Author: Tamara Audi, Wall Street Journal
The United Methodist Church is implementing new guidelines for its $21 billion pension fund meant to steer it away from investing in coal energy and in companies that operate in countries thought to violate human rights...[The] church also plans to...
Author: Jim Wright, GOXI
"Human Rights and the FTSE 100 in 2014", 5 Nov 2014...
So. Africa: Woolworths threatens divestment group with legal action for putting "safety of staff and customers at risk"
Author: Lucky Biyase, Business Day (South Africa)
'Woolies threatens boycotters', October 5 2014: Woolworths might haul the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) group...to court because...activists’ threats have put the safety of staff and customers “at risk”...spokesman Babs Dlamini said...Woolworths...
Author: Jack Howson, Mancunian Matters (UK)
Countries could soon use private security companies to make it easier to go to war and make them last longer, claims new research by the University of Manchester...Since the end of the Cold War, the private military industry has grown rapidly...in...
RAID & Human Rights Law Centre bring OECD complaint against G4S over treatment of asylum seekers detained in Australian offshore processing centre
Reprieve submits complaint against G4S to UK OECD National Contact Point after company accepts Guantanamo contract
Author: Chris Green, Independent (UK)
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Author: Kevin Rawlinson, Guardian (UK)
Campaigners have criticised private firms for using immigration detainees as cheap labour inside detention centres after research suggested this saves them millions of pounds. Some detainees said they were being paid as little as £1 an hour to cook...
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