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.   ... →

Press release – Deutsche Bank 2015: Irresponsible, unlawful, reckless

Company should follow the divestment-course of other investors – No more money for climate offenders and mountain top removal– environmental catastrophe is looming through new investments in Bangladesh

Berlin/Köln, 19.05.2015 On the occasion of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Bank this Thursday (21.05.2015) the bank has been criticized by an alliance of environmental and human rights organizations (NGO’s).   ... →

Time to Move From Talk to Action on Killer Robots

Second United Nations meeting on the subject opens in Geneva

(Geneva, 13 April 2015) – Concerns about the prospect of weapons systems that would select and attack targets without further human intervention are multiplying and show the urgent need for nations to begin drafting new international law to preemptively ban the weapons, said the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots as a second round of multilateral talks on the matter began today at the United Nations in Geneva.   ... →

Bumitama cuts ties with illegal palm oil plantation following Friends of the Earth pressure – OECD accepts Friends of the Earth complaint against Rabobank

Brussels/Amsterdam, October 21 – Indonesian palm oil company Bumitama announced in September 2014 that it has terminated its contract with an illegal palm oil plantation in Borneo, from which it is no longer purchasing palm oil. This decision followed a public campaign by Milieudefensie / Friends of the Earth Netherlands and Friends of the Earth Europe, including a complaint submitted to the Dutch National Contact Point for the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) against Rabobank, which has provided a number of loans to Bumitama.[1]
On December 16, the National Contact Point announced to Milieudefensie and Friends of the Earth Europe that it offers “its good offices” to facilitate a dialogue between Friends of the Earth and Rabobank.   ... →

Press release: Dirty profits – How companies and financial institutions gain billions at the expense of people and the environment and shirk their responsibilities

IMG_0165Berne Declaration***Facing Finance***FairFin***Friends of the Earth Europe***urgewald***Whoprofits

(Berlin, 09.12.2014) – Under EMBARGO until 11:00 – In anticipation of the International Day of Human Rights (10.12). FACING FINANCE is launching their new report entitled DIRTY PROFITS 3. The report is a joint project by civil society organisations, with research and information provided by over 30 authors from 10 countries.   ... →

Press Release: International ban on cluster munitions reaches the financial world

 

NGO report identifies continuing financial ties with cluster munition producers amounting to $27 billion – German banks in retreat

(Berlin, 27.11.14) Worldwide there are still 151 financial institutions with relationships to the seven remaining producers of prohibited cluster munitions, worth $27 billion. The majority of financial institutions are located in countries that have refused to sign the treaty on the prohibition of cluster munitions.   ... →