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19 December 2017

Companies hired surveillance firms to spy on campaign groups, leaked documents show

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18 December 2017
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Author: El Diario (España)

“Empresas de vigilancia espiaron a activistas por encargo de multinacionales”, 12 de diciembre de 2017...

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12 December 2017

Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows

Author: Guardian

British Airways, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Porsche [part of Volkswagen] are among five large companies that have been identified as having paid corporate intelligence firms to monitor political groups that challenged their businesses, leaked...

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12 December 2017

World Bank to end financial support for oil & gas extraction

Author: Larry Elliott, The Guardian (UK)

The World Bank will end its financial support for oil and gas extraction within the next two years in response to the growing threat posed by climate change. In a statement that delighted campaigners opposed to fossil fuels, the Bank used a conference...

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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 Paper on implications of UN Guiding Principles for corporate & investment banking

The Thun Group of Banks' Discussion Paper published in January 2017 explores how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights should be applied in the banking sector. At the Thun Group of Banks' annual meeting in June 2017, the Thun Group...

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