EXPOSED: For the good of mankind! – The Nobel Prize Foundation continues to reward award winners with profits from irresponsible and unsustainable investments, thus violating its own guidelines

 Nobel Prize medal inscribed to F. G. Banting
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Berlin, the 10th of December 2018- Berlin, the 10th of December 2018- Last year, Berlin based NGO Facing Finance and Framtiden from Norway uncovered that the award money for the Nobel Peace Prize (925.000€) awarded to the campaign to abolish nuclear weapons came from investment in their manufacturers. The Nobel Prize Foundation promised improvement.

Current research by Facing Finance now shows that the Nobel Prize Foundation has only partially fulfilled this promise.   ... →

When the dam breaks: European Banks investing over €100 billion in dirty extractive companies.

The Dirty Profits 6 report released by Facing Finance highlights the investments of ten european banks in ten extractive companies which continually violate human rights and damage the environment.

(Berlin/Münster) 11.5.2018 News embargo 8:00 am- Minerals and metals are an integral part of our daily lives, from smartphones to toothpaste, but the global extractives industry is also heavily involved in some of the worst labour, environmental and human rights violations, particularly in countries of the South.   ... →

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 provide the company with more loans.

Reason: The SIPRI peace research institute now ranks Rheinmetall 30th in its list of the world’s largest weapon manufacturers.   ... →

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.   ... →

Press release: How fair is my bank?

The first free consumer portal rating the social and environmental commitments of German banks sees GLS Bank and Triodos Bank in the lead.

 fair-finance-guide-logo-de(Berlin, March 15, 2016) –  On today’s World Consumer Rights Day, a coalition of German non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is launching the first free online portal reviewing German banks’ social and ecological guidelines: www.fairfinanceguide.de.   ... →

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.   ... →