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11 November 2017

COP23: Coalition of business, NGOs & energy experts unveil new measures to accelerate renewable energy transition

Author: James Murray, Business Green

"COP23: World leaders urged to strengthen renewables action plans", 10 Nov 2017...

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27 October 2017
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Author: Arnaud Leparmentier, Le Monde (France)

« Trump et les républicains protègent Wall Street contre les consommateurs », 26 octobre 2017...

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22 September 2017

USA: Violation Tracker database expands coverage of cases of corporate crime & misconduct, incl. health & safety, discrimination, environment

Author: Good Jobs First

"From Enron to Wells Fargo: Expanded Violation Tracker Now Covers 18 Years of Corporate Crime & Misconduct", 18 Sep 2017...

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6 September 2017

USA: Businesses speak out against White House repeal of the DACA programme

The Trump administration has formally announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, which had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation and provided them...

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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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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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19 May 2017

Wells Fargo's response re: Dakota Access Pipeline

Author: Wells Fargo Bank

... As a result of issues that have arisen in the DAPL case, we have enhanced our due diligence in sectors subject to our Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) policy to include more focused research into whether or not indigenous...

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10 May 2017

USA: Environmental NGOs criticise banks' funding of Dakota Access Pipeline, concerned about pollution, indigenous rights

Through the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline, NGOs have questioned the role of banks in financing the pipeline's construction and the companies developing it.  In February 2016, after the US Government issued final permits for the pipeline...

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8 May 2017
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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des Multinationales

Portland : une ville américaine contre les multinationales, 25 avril 2017...

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4 May 2017

USA: Supreme Court rules cities can sue banks for racial targeting of borrowers in housing crisis

Author: Mark Sherman, Associated Press

"Supreme Court says cities can sue banks under anti-bias law", 1 May 2017...

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