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28 June 2017

NGOs & trade union urge US Supreme Court to provide access to justice to foreign victims in Arab Bank lawsuit over alleged complicity in financing terrorism

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27 June 2017

USA: In lawsuit, 50 companies argue for legal protections against sexual orientation discrimination - make business case

Author: Erin Mulvaney, National Law Journal (USA)

50 Companies Tell Court Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Bad For Business, 26 June 2017...

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20 June 2017
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Nuevo informe del Observatorio de Responsablidad Social Corporativa analiza la calidad de la información que las empresas del IBEX 35 presentan sobre derechos humanos y derechos laborales en la documentación y en las memorias anuales públicas.  

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14 June 2017

To increase accountability & access to remedy, govts. should address negative impact of Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism on human rights, say NGOs

Author: ICAR & SOMO

"Investment-related Dispute Settlement: Towards Comprehensive Accountability and Inclusive Access to Remedy", Jun 2017...

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13 June 2017
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Author: البنك الأهلي المتحد (مصر)

)النص التالي ترجمة غير رسمية لرد البنك الأهلي المتحد (مصر) المرسل إلى مركز موارد قطاع الأعمال وحقوق الإنسان في 30 أبريل 2017(...

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13 June 2017
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Author: البنك الأهلي المتحد (مصر)

)النص التالي ترجمة غير رسمية لرد البنك الأهلي المتحد (مصر) المرسل إلى مركز موارد قطاع الأعمال وحقوق الإنسان في 25 مايو 2017 (...

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Article
13 June 2017

Norway's sovereign wealth fund will ask banks in which it has invested to disclose how their lending contributes to greenhouse gas emissions

Author: Gwladys Fouche, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Norway's $960 billion sovereign wealth fund will ask the banks in which it has invested to disclose how their lending contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday. The world's largest wealth fund...has in the...

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13 June 2017

OHCHR response to request from BankTrack for advice regarding the application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the context of the banking sector

Author: The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (Switzerland)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has been approached by the non-governmental organisation BankTrack to provide advice regarding the application of certain aspects of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and...

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13 June 2017

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights offers advice on application of UN Guiding Principles in banking sector

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Report
8 June 2017

Civil society report calls for strong regulation of financial sector to avoid environmental, social & governance risks

Author: Friend of the Earth, Global Witness, WWF, ActionAid, Fern, Rainforest Action Network, ShareAction, SOMO

...Companies looking for land to grow crops for industries, such as oil, gas or mining or for housing or infrastructure, rely on finance and loans from the financial institutions we in the European Union (EU) invest in. However, with few rules in...

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