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23 March 2017

USA: World's largest asset manager BlackRock announces climate risk as a focus of its engagement with portfolio companies

Author: Meaghan Kilroy, Pensions & Investments (USA)

"BlackRock highlights climate risk disclosure among its stewardship focuses for 2017-18", 13 Mar 2017...

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23 March 2017

USA: World's largest asset manager BlackRock announces climate risk will be focus of its engagement with portfolio companies

Author: Meaghan Kilroy, Pensions & Investments (USA)

"BlackRock highlights climate risk disclosure among its stewardship focuses for 2017-18", 13 Mar 2017...

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22 March 2017
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Author: Dominique Pialot, La Tribune (France)

« L’économie et la finance françaises se mobilisent pour le climat », 21 mars 2017...

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20 March 2017
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Author: Robinson Olivera, Agencia Latinoamericana de Información -ALAI (Ecuador)

“Perú: ¿Cuál es el problema central del Niño costero?”, 20 de marzo de 2017      ...

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20 March 2017

Banks can help combat human trafficking by reporting suspicious financial activity, says Royal United Services Institute

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20 March 2017

Norway’s Wealth Fund Blacklists Vedanta, Other Indian Firms Over Rights Violations, Climate Impact

Author: Aruna Chandrasekhar, Wire

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) – the world’s largest sovereign wealth or state-owned investment fund – continued to put a series of companies with Indian operations on its exclusion lists, citing human rights, environmental and climate...

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16 March 2017

Kenya: Report alleges telecom firms complicit in violation of privacy by govt. agents; Safaricom comments

Privacy International has published a new investigation 'Track, Capture, Kill: Inside Communications Surveillance and Counterterrorism In Kenya'. The report documents how unregulated state surveillance is facilitating human rights abuses. In response,...

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13 March 2017

Inclusive Development Intl. publishes "Safeguarding communities and the environment in Chinese investments" guide

Author: Inclusive Development International

"Safeguarding communities and the environment in Chinese investments: New resources from Inclusive Development International", Mar 2017...

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12 March 2017

So. Africa: NGO lodges urgent court application on safeguarding of social grants beneficiaries; says Cash Paymaster Services has previously exploited the system & beneficiaries

The Black Sash Trust, represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) lodged an urgent application with the Constitutional Court, asking the court to, among other things, have oversight of a new agreement between South African Social...

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10 March 2017

Norway: Govt. pension fund drops 10 firms due to links to coal, engages with textile sector on protection of refugee workers in Turkey

Author: Gwladys Fouche, Reuters

"Norway's $900 billion fund drops 10 more firms with links to coal", 7 Mar 2017...

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