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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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28 April 2017

Investec Response

Author: Investec (South Africa)

Some of the deals mentioned in this report are more than 10 years old. We believe that the commitment as a banking sector to adhering to ESG principles in general has been greatly improved over the past decade. Furthermore, there is a sector...

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2 September 2015

Africa: Academic urges economic justice actors to fight both illegal and licit financial flows, adopt more nuanced approach

Author: Patrick Bond, University of Kwazulu Natal in Pambazuka News (Africa)

'Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting', 2 Sep 2015:…[A] Zimbabwe NGO conference…was dedicated to fighting illegal capital flight from across the African continent…[Will] the region’s…economic-justice NGOs take the next step and...

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30 January 2013

More SA companies commit to UN Global Compact

Author: Natalie Greve, Engineering News [So. Africa]

Twelve South African companies had voluntarily committed to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), in the 2013 financial year to date, the National Business Initiative (NBI) said…The twelve signatories were Transnet, Allegiance Air, Oceana Group,...

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12 July 2011

Afghan Women Tolerate Beating for Cell Phones in Emerging Market

Author: Simon Clark, Bloomberg

For women in emerging markets, cell phones can be life changing, offering banking services to free them from the dangers of carrying cash, texting when the communal water tap will open or sending instructions in prenatal care. For the wireless...

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22 March 2007

Unfair play in the workplace [So. Africa]

Author: Tumi Makgetla, Mail & Guardian [So. Africa]

Racism in the workplace continues to dog corporate South Africa, according to union leaders and black professionals...About 50% of the grievances that banking union Sasbo receives from its members concern racial discrimination, said Sasbo's deputy...

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10 June 2004

Sexism and the City: High-profile cases are a sign not of more discrimination against women but of less [UK, USA]

Author: Economist

[A]s more women reach higher managerial positions [in London financial firms] and earn more, so their claims have risen. [refers to Hoffman LaRoche (part of Roche), Investec, Merrill Lynch, Schroder Securities]

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4 April 2003

Sex bias ruling set to shake up bonuses [UK]

Author: Nikki Tait, Financial Times

City employers were yesterday warned not to use "opaque" bonus schemes to circumvent equal pay rules as Louise Barton, the former top-ranking media analyst, won her appeal in a discrimination claim against Investec Henderson Crosthwaite.

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3 April 2003

Appeal victory for Barton [UK]

Author: Chris Tryhorn, Guardian [UK]

Former media analyst Louise Barton won her sex discrimination and equal pay appeal today in a judgment she said sounded the "death knell" of the secret bonus culture in the City. Ms Barton took action against investment bank Investec Henderson...

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1 October 2002

City analyst loses sex discrimination case [UK]

Author: Terri Judd, Independent [UK]

Ms Barton, 52, claimed she was underpaid by £1m compared with a male colleague, and took her employer - Investec Henderson Crosthwaite Securities - to an employment tribunal. But yesterday, after three months of deliberation following a four-day...

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