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21 November 2017

How Much Do Banks Owe Us?

Author: Professor David Kinley, Sydney University

We’ve lost our trust in banks. No longer boringly prudent and safe, banks and bankers are increasingly seen as greedy, mollycoddled and self-serving. I want to show how banks can regain our trust and their own legitimacy. A fair as well as a...

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20 November 2017

Australia: Marriage equality 'Yes' vote wins; corporate supporters vocal, despite criticism

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20 November 2017

Commentary: Effective grievance mechanisms strengthen companies' social license to operate & reduce risks

Author: Lukasz Czerwinski, Landesa, Business and Human Rights Journal

"A Jedi Approach for Companies to Manage Grievances and Land-Related Risk", 17 Nov 2017...

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17 November 2017

PRI briefing on how investors can move the needle on responsible labour practices

Author: Principles for Responsible Investment

"An investor briefing on the apparel industry: Moving the needle on responsible recruitment practices"...

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16 November 2017

Myanmar: Chevron says it will push for human rights following criticism over its partnership with govt.

Author: Faarea Masud, BBC World Service

"Chevron says it will push for Myanmar human rights", November 2017...

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14 November 2017

EU: Commission launches public consultation on institutional investors & asset managers' duties regarding sustainability, incl. human rights

Author: European Commission

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10 November 2017

Australia: BHP says it does not support limits on environmental groups' ability to engage in advocacy

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8 November 2017

BHP opposes Minerals Council of Australia's war on activist rights

Author: Michael Slezak, The Guardian (UK)

BHP has said it will not support the Minerals Council’s bid to strip environmental groups of their ability to advocate for policy change.The surprising move comes amid increasing pressure on [BHP] to distance itself from the Minerals Council [MCA],...

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8 November 2017

Sierra Leone: Report finds investors failed to conduct human rights due diligence prior to exiting development project; incl. company comments

Swedwatch's report entitled 'No Business, no rights: Human rights impacts when land investments fail to include responsible exit strategies. The case of Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone', alleges that Swedish DFI Swedfund, and the Dutch equivalent FMO...

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7 November 2017

Press Release: International Campaign for the Rohingya urges PETRONAS to withdraw from Myanmar to protest violence

Author: International Campaign for the Rohingya

"Press Release: International Campaign for the Rohingya (Malaysia) petitions Petronas to withdraw from Myanmar", 7 November...

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