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12 October 2017

Boston Common Asset Management & investor coalition call on world's largest banks to release more robust climate-related disclosure

Author: Lauren Compere, Huffington Post

"Making climate change banks' business", 19 September 2017...

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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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22 June 2017

"Iran Business Responsibility" launches website

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is working with International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran on the "Iran Business Responsibility" (IBR) project....

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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

UK: Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner reflects on 2 years since Modern Slavery Act royal assent

Author: Kevin Hyland OBE, Huffington Post (UK)

“The Modern Slavery Act Two Years On - The Fight Continues...”, 28 March 2017...

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27 March 2017

Foreign Investors Flock to Iran as U.S. Firms Watch on the Sidelines

Author: Wall Street Journal, Asa Fitch and Benoit Faucon

After years shunning Iran, Western businesses are bursting through the country’s doors—but U.S. companies are noticeably absent....

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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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13 September 2016

BankTrack's 2nd benchmarking report finds most banks still failing to deliver on UN Guiding Principles

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13 September 2016

Case studies of human rights allegations & positive steps by wind & hydropower projects

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1 September 2016

Investigative series looks at inequalities & injustices in intl. investment arbitration

Buzzfeed News investigates the injustices of investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) in a four part series. The series explores how the threat of arbitration is enough to chill government regulation, how ISDS helps executives escape punishment &...

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