High returns despite responsible investment rules – Norwegian Pension Fund yields 6.9% in 2016

The Norwegian Pension Fund (NPF) manages assets worth more than 840 billion €, constituting the largest government pension fund worldwide. The fund’s assets mainly stem from Norway’s oil revenues and are supposed to offset oil price fluctuations and maintain pensions   ... →

Cargill and Bunge continue to destroy the Amazon region in Bolivia and Brazil

Source: Mass soybean harvesting at a farm in Campo Verde, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Photo: Alf Ribeiro / Mightyearth

A new report released by Mighty Earth looks at global meat production and its impact on the South American rainforest. It investigates   ... →

Criticism of Wilmar continues: Amnesty International finds labour violations

Whether Nestlé, Unilever, Procter & Gamble or Kellogg’s, palm oil is included in almost all branded products. Behind it is often one name: Wilmar, an agrarian company and leading palm oil producer. Especially in Indonesia, the Group operates through a   ... →

Press release: Billion Euro investments out of control – How banks continue to finance violations of human rights and environmental norms.

 

For the fifth consecutive year Facing Finance reports on violations of environmental and social norms and standards by multinational corporations, as documented by international NGOs. It shows that banks as well as their customers are all too often profiting   ... →

Prosperity at the expense of human rights and environment: Launch of Dirty Profits 5 on the 9th February 2017 in Hamburg

Annually, since 2012, Facing Finance has published the Dirty Profits report, which researches human rights abuses, labour violations, environmental destruction, and corruption by multinational companies. The report then illustrates the links between the companies and major financial institutions. It becomes   ... →