New Study : Tobacco Free Investments – Why banks should end their deadly relationship with Tobacco Companies.

To date, 181 countries have signed and ratified the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. With the aim of limiting the consumption of tobacco and its life-threatening consequences and reducing the number of smokers. The agreement is considered a success because in many countries, at least the countries of the Global North, smoking rates have significantly reduced.   ... →

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 from human rights violations, exploitation, environmental destruction and corruption associated with these companies.

Hamburg/ Berlin 09.02.17 – On the occasion of the forthcoming “World Day of Social Justice” on 20 February 2017, the Berlin NGO FACING FINANCE e.V., presents the report, Dirty Profits 5.   ... →

Facing Finance at PXP Festival

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On  the 5th June,  Facing Finance attended the PXP Festival in the Berlin Waldbühne – the festival was for the benefit of children in war and on the run.

With the motto “Your Voice For Children!” six hours of fantastic music was provided at the Waldbuhne, including top acts such as Seeed, Aloe Blacc, Beatsteaks, Namika or Fetsum.   ... →

Presentation of the Fair Finance Guide in Berlin

_D0A9453_print_XFotoXPatXRXXhringXOn Tuesday 15th March, the Fair Finance Guide Germany was launched at a press conference in Berlin. A summary of the results given, showed that five of the eight banks evaluated did not even meet half of the defined 240 criteria. The alternative banks, GLS bank and Triodos, currently lead the ranking, with the Landesbank LBBW and the Catholic Pax-Bank trailing behind.   ... →

Press Announcement: Self regulation is good, independent oversight is better

DP4-Cover-WebNGO report unveils: Companies’ and Bank’s social and ecological self-commitments cannot prevent human rights abuses, exploitation of workers, destruction of the environment, and corruption.

(Munich/Berlin, February 16, 2016) – On the occasion of the United Nations “World Day of Social Justice” on the 20th of February 2016, the Berlin NGO FACING FINANCE e. V. presents its DIRTY PROFITS 4 report.   ... →

Invitation to Press Conference

Dirty Emissions and Dirty Profits – € Billions gained at the expense of people and the environment

In advance of the International Day of Human Rights (10.12), FACING FINANCE will publically launch the report entitled DIRTY PROFITS 3. The report exposes the financial relations between selected major European financial institutions and multinational companies violating human rights or environmental standards.   ... →