Kosmos Energy and Cairn Energy excluded by the Norwegian Pension Fund due to their activities in the Western Sahara

Karte der Westsahara mit Kennzeichnung der von Marokko besetzten Gebiete. Quelle: MOtty, Wikipedia

Karte der Westsahara mit Kennzeichnung der von Marokko besetzten Gebiete. Quelle: MOtty, Wikipedia

On the 28th of June 2016 the Norwegian Pension Fund excluded the companies Kosmos Energy Ltd. and Cairn Energy Plc. due to serious violations of ethical norms.   ... →

British American Tobacco: Human Rights Violations in Bangladesh

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Tobacco Plantation ©pixabay

Recently Facing Finance published the results of a study by Human Rights Watch on the working conditions occurring on Indonesian tobacco plantations.

Now the Swedish organization, Swedwatch, reports on similar incidents of environmental and human rights violations   ... →

New study by Global Witness shows a dramatic increase in killings of land and environmental defenders

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Cover page of report © Global Witness

On 20th June 2016 the NGO Global Witness published their new study “On Dangerous Ground” drawing attention to the dramatic worldwide increase of killings of land and environmental defenders.

The study documents 185   ... →

Banking without Principles?! – Banks rate low in BankTrack report

Die neue BankTrack Studie hat untersucht wie Banken ihrer menschenrechtlichen Verantwortungen nachkommen. ©BankTrack

Die neue BankTrack Studie hat untersucht wie Banken ihrer menschenrechtlichen Verantwortungen nachkommen. ©BankTrack

In June 2016, BankTrack published its second edition of “Banking with Principles? – Benchmarking Banks against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights“. Using 12   ... →

Entire VW Board investigated by BaFin re: Market manipulation

Der Volkswagen-Vorstand wird sich wohl bald vor Gericht für die Affäre um gefälschte Abgaswerte verantworten müssen. ©BICYCLE at the German language Wikipedia

Volkswagen, Kassel Baunatal ©BICYCLE; Wikipedia

According to reports from Reuters, the German Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has launched an investigation into the VW emissions scandal against the ten managers who, until September 2015, formed the Group Management Board..   ... →