Syndicate of banks funding meat packing company JBS -amidst allegations of deforestation, slavery, corruption and fraud.

JBS is the world’s largest meat company by revenues, capacity, and production including beef, poultry, lamb and pork. It is the largest beef exporter from Brazil and it sells its meat products under a range of brands including Swift, Friboi,   ... →

Seven companies, including German software multinational SAP, accused of kickbacks and corruption to gain government contracts in South Africa

Protests in South Africa against Zuma, the Gupta’s, and state capture in early 2017

Recent investigations by the South African investigative journalist group, amaBhungane, have found evidence of multinational companies in South Africa providing illegal payments to secure contracts with   ... →

Still no binding regulations on indirect human rights violations committed by German Companies

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In 2011 the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. These 31 principles are based on three key principles; the duty of states and enterprises to protect and respect human rights and   ... →

Severe environmental pollution in the production of viscose

Photo: viscose pulp factory. Source: Pavel P, flickr.com

The manmade fibre viscose, first produced in the early 20th century, is predominantly used in the clothing industry.. It is particularly popular for light and colourful summer clothing as the fabric can   ... →

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

At the beginning of this year, the informal Thun banking group, consisting of UBS, Credit Suisse, Barclays, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, ING, RBS, Standard Chartered, UniCredit and JP Morgan, published a position paper on the understanding and scope of   ... →

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   ... →