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   ... →

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.   ... →

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.   ... →