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29 June 2017

Top global banks lend billions to extract fossil fuels

Author: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (UK)

Some of the world's top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders [by Rainforest Action Network, Banktrack, Sierra Club, Oilchange International.]...The...

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31 May 2017

Banks loan billions to oil firms allegedly exporting low-grade fuel high in pollutants, says briefing

A new BankTrack briefing raises questions about how banks are conducting human rights due diligence. In response to research by Swiss NGO Public Eye accusing Switzerland-based oil trading companies of selling blends of low-grade fuel high in...

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31 March 2017
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27 March 2017

Financial reporting by EU's biggest banks reveals tax avoidance, depriving poor countries of income, says Oxfam

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21 March 2017

Google apologises over ads on extremist material; makes no commitment to prevent further abuse

Author: Rob Davies, the Guardian

"Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content", 20 Mar 2017...

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24 January 2017

Thun Group of Banks releases new Discussion Paper on implications of UN Guiding Principles for corporate & investment banking; commentaries provided

The Thun Group of Banks's new Discussion Paper aims to gain further understanding of how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights should be applied in the banking sector. ...

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26 July 2016

Report links financial sector to human rights abuses of asylum-seekers in Australia's offshore detention centres

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25 July 2016

Ferrovial could be liable for crimes against humanity over conditions in Australia’s refugee camps in Papua New Guinea; incl. company comments

Author: Ben Doherty & Patrick Kingsley, Guardian (UK)

"Refugee camp company in Australia 'liable for crimes against humanity'", 25 Jul 2016...

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29 February 2016

Burberry & Inditex join global business coalition pushing for LGBT rights

Author: David Hudson, Gay Star Business (UK)

"Burberry and Inditex join global business coalition pushing for LGBTI rights", 26 Feb 2016...

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23 February 2016

Amnesty Intl. report says UK's OECD National Contact Point is failing to hold companies to account over human rights abuses

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