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5 February 2016

Norway: Govt. pension fund updates expectations of firms on human rights & climate change

Author: FTSE Global Markets

"Norway's $810 bln wealth fund to question companies on human rights", 5 Feb 2016...

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20 January 2016

Wespath excludes 39 companies from portfolio on human rights grounds

With external research provided by Sustainalytics, Wespath identified 39 companies for exclusion from its portfolios under its Human Rights Guideline.

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13 January 2016

CRH sells controversial stake in Israeli firm Mashav over its role in West Bank separation barrier

Author: John Mulligan, Independent (Ireland)

CRH has sold its 25pc stake in Israel’s only cement firm, Mashav, ending a focus of huge controversy for the Irish group. CRH has been targeted by pro-Palestinian activists at its AGMs who pressed for the global building materials firm to sell the...

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8 December 2015

Mass shootings and the gun industry in the USA

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7 December 2015

USA: Anti-gun violence organizations call for divestment from publicly traded gun companies

Author: Suzanne McGee, Guardian (UK)

"Guns in your investment portfolio: arming your 401(k) against gun makers", 6 Dec 2015...

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12 November 2015

"Coal: The time to divest is now" over climate impact, says investor Rufo Quintavalle

Author: Rufo Quintavalle, environmental impact investor & founder of Comercial de Madeiras, in Stanford Social Innovation Review (USA)

"Coal: The Time to Divest Is Now", 6 Nov 2015...

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30 October 2015

Catholic development NGO briefing calls for Paris climate agreement to put people first

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27 October 2015

Guatemala: 48 intl. NGOs call for investigation into 2nd attack against human rights defender opposing Tahoe Resources' El Escobal mine

Author: Center for International Environmental Law, Maritimes, Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, MiningWatch Canada, Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala & Projet Accompagnement Québec Guatemala

“Impunity Reigns, History Repeats: Anti-Mining Activist Survives Second Armed Attack”, 22 Oct 2015...

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27 October 2015

Catholic church calls on UN negotiators in Paris to set binding measures to limit climate change & help vulnerable adapt

Author: Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Guardian (UK)

"Catholic church calls on UN climate change conference to set goals", 26 Oct 2015...

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26 October 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology announces plan to fight climate change; does not divest from fossil fuels

Author: Eric Convey, Boston Business Journal (USA)

"MIT announces plan to fight climate change, but without one component activists sought", 22 Oct 2015...

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