Thun Group of Banks criticised for misguided interpretation of UN Guiding Principles.

Quelle: Pixabay 2014

To what extent are financial institutions complicit in human rights violations when they finance companies which do not respect human rights? This question has been answered in detail by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human   ... →

ClientEarth questions BP and Glencore’s predictions for oil and coal.

In May this year, commodity giants BP and Glencore, as well as their investors, received an open letter from the British environmental organization ClientEarth that questioned the predictions of the two companies about the future demand for oil and coal.   ... →

Mount Polley Gold and Copper Mine given permission to pump treated wastewater into Quesney lake, despite repercussions of dambreak.

Protests against Imperial metals and the reopening of Mount Polley, Quelle: Flickr: Shutdown Mount Polley Mine, Autor: Jeremy Board

The failure of the Mount Polley tailings dam on August 4th 2014 in Canadian British Columbia, is considered to be   ... →

Press Release: Rheinmetall: Facing Finance Recommends “Sell”

Berlin (4.5.2017) – While many banks recommend the purchase of Rheinmetall shares against the backdrop of increasing demand for defence products, the non-governmental organization Facing Finance calls on investors and shareholders to distance themselves from Rheinmetall shares and not to   ... →

Stop Exploitation in the Fashion Industry! More Transparency in Supply Chains!

Einsturz des Gebäude-Komplexes Rana Plaza am 24. April 2013, Quelle: Flickr: Dhaka Savar Building Collapse, Autor: rijans

On April 24, 2017, the collapse of the eight-storey building complex Plaza Rana in Dhaka, Bangladesh, marked its fourth anniversary. Along with two   ... →

The Panama Papers, One Year On – An Overview

Financial District in Panama-City, Source: Wikimedia Commons ©

April 3, 2016, entered history as a black Sunday for tax evaders, arms smugglers, drug dealers, corrupt politicians, athletes and business people as well as many financial institutions around the world. That   ... →