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22 September 2014

Desmond Tutu: We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy

"Reducing our carbon footprint is not just a technical scientific necessity; it has also emerged as the human rights challenge of our time......

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1 September 2014

So. Africa: Lobby group stages nationwide protest against Woolworths urging consumers to boycott retailer ‘for not aligning itself with human rights' by sourcing from Israel

Lobby group, Boycott Divestment Sanctions in South Africa (BDS South Africa), has accused retailer Woolworths of acting recklessly and not aligning itself with human rights and ethical and responsible business practices by continuing to import...

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1 August 2014

Doing Business in Israel & the Occupied Territories: Human Rights challenges for corporations and Investors

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23 July 2014

Irish Govt. issues warning on investing or doing business in Israeli settlements

Author: Shane Darcy, Business & Human Rights in Ireland blog

"Ireland issues warning on investing or doing business in Israeli settlements", 22 Jul 2014...

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15 July 2014

UN Working Group details applicability of Guiding Principles in Israeli settlements within the Occupied Territories

In exercising due diligence, enterprises should familiarise themselves with available information on the human rights impacts of Israeli settlements in the OPT and on the existence or absence of measures taken by Israel as the occupying power to...

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20 June 2014

Presbyterians Vote to Divest Holdings to Pressure Israel

Author: Laurie Goodstein, New York Times

After passionate debate over how best to help break the deadlock between Israel and the Palestinians, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Friday at its general convention to divest from three companies that it says supply Israel with equipment...

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20 June 2014

USA: Presbyterian Church to divest holdings in Caterpillar, HP, Motorola over use of their equipment in Israeli occupation of Palestine

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28 April 2014

Bill Moyers: What You Need to Know: Divesting From Fossil Fuels

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28 April 2014

What You Need to Know: Divesting From Fossil Fuels

Author: Bill Moyers

This week Bill speaks with two leaders of the climate change divestment campaign who are urging institutions to break ties with the fossil fuel industry. The campaign encourages people to sell their shares in polluting industries and reinvest in...

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22 April 2014

Raj Thamotheram: the fossil fuel divestment debate: Is there a consensus way forward?

Author: Raj Thamotheram, Responsible Investor

There is now a vigorous debate about fossil fuel divestment as a strategy for addressing climate change and this heightened attention to the role of fossil fuel companies and their investors is clearly healthy. But in this increasingly heated debate...

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