We are currently experiencing the breakthrough of electromobility. The lithium needed for electric car batteries is mined far away from Europe, in China, Australia and… Read More »Electromobility at a dead end – European financial institutions must promote sustainable lithium
Norwegian Government Pension Fund introduces ethical investment criterion for weapons companies and war crimes: A game changer
Berlin/Oslo (10 June 2021) This week, the Norwegian Parliament adopted a new ethical criterion on arms sales to guide the investments of the Norwegian Government… Read More »Norwegian Government Pension Fund introduces ethical investment criterion for weapons companies and war crimes: A game changer
Deutsche Bank plans to finance at least €200 billion of sustainable investments by the end of 2023. A year ago, it also announced an “innovative… Read More »Greenwashing at Deutsche Bank: Natural Rubber Plantations in Cameroon
On 1 February 2021, the Myanmar military under Commander-in-Chief General Min Aung Hlaing staged a coup, arrested elected civilian leaders and nullified the November 2020… Read More »European financial institutions, Adani Ports and crimes committed by the Myanmar Army
Should large listed companies like Shell, Total or Rio Tinto aim for stricter targets for greenhouse gas emissions? Should they at least disclose their entire… Read More »Voting Study: Do German investors stand up for climate protection?
Press Release – 146 billion euros for trash? How banks and the plastics industry are forcing a global environmental catastrophe
(Berlin) March 4, 2021 – Top European banks, including Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, are contributing massively to global plastic pollution through their billion-dollar investments and… Read More »Press Release – 146 billion euros for trash? How banks and the plastics industry are forcing a global environmental catastrophe
From plastic bottles that take a hundred years to decompose, to conventional or supposedly biodegradable disposable bags, to the tiniest microplastic particles – the negative… Read More »It is time for a clean-up! – Ban plastic from your bank account
The European Commission’s ESG commitments for banks and BlackRock: It’s about more than a conflict of interest
In early 2020, Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest and arguably most renowned asset management company, wrote in a letter to CEOs that… Read More »The European Commission’s ESG commitments for banks and BlackRock: It’s about more than a conflict of interest
Cargill is one of the world’s largest agricultural commodity trader and food processor and United States’ largest privately-owned company, with revenues exceeding $114 billion in… Read More »Cargill: Sustainability leader or worst company in the world?