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23 May 2017

European insurance firms still underwriting coal projects, Profundo report finds; NGOs call for policy change

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1 March 2017

Lloyd's & Oxford Univ. report urges insurance industry to act on climate change to avoid stranded assets

Author: Chris Seekings, Actuary Magazine

"Action needed to avoid climate change leaving insurance industry with ‘stranded assets’", 27 Feb 2017...

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18 February 2014

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Descendants of 19th-century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations in various US federal courts during 2002.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporations (financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance,...

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5 July 2013

Case profile: Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for class action lawsuit against financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance, and textile companies over their alleged collaboration with slavery.]

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1 October 2012
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Author: Kate Geary, Oxfam Grande-Bretagne

Au cours des dix dernières années, une surface équivalente à huit fois la superficie du Royaume-Uni a été vendue à l’échelle mondiale dans un contexte d’accélération rapide des acquisitions de terres. Ces terres pourraient permettre de subvenir aux...

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15 December 2010

Obama administration sues BP, others over Gulf spill

Author: Jeremy Pelofsky, James Vicini, Reuters

The Obama administration...launched a legal battle against BP Plc and its partners by suing them for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, which could cost the companies billions of dollars..."While today's civil action marks a critical step...

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5 August 2010

Investors Ask Oil, Insurance Groups to Disclose Safety Plans

Author: Nathaniel Gronewold, Greenwire blog, on New York Times

A coalition of...investors is demanding oil and gas companies disclose their existing safeguards and plans of action in the event of another offshore rig disaster and possible oil spill like the one experienced by BP PLC and other companies in the...

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10 March 2009

Largest Lloyd’s Managing Agent Pulls Out of Burma - Cancels Burma Insurance

Author: Burma Campaign UK

..QBE Insurance has announced it has cancelled insurance it provided to Burma and is to cease providing insurance to companies operating in the country…In a statement to the Burma Campaign UK, Frank O’Halloran, QBE’s Chief Executive said: “QBE has...

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25 February 2009

[PDF] Presentation to the United Kingdom Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights

Author: Christopher Avery, Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[This brief overview of some international developments in the field of business & human rights was presented to the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights at their mini-conference on business and human rights, the purpose of which was “to...

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2 November 2008

The baron who holds Burma's purse strings

Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer [UK]

Baron Levene...[is chairman of] Lloyd's of London...Levene has long faced criticism at Lloyd's for failing to rebuke those of its syndicates that share the reinsurance risk on key aviation and shipping interests owned by the [Burmese] junta...But...

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