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 “every government, company, and shareholder must confront climate change”. Not because it is morally important to do so, but because it is financially savvy. Indeed, “our [BlackRock’s] investment conviction is that sustainability- and climate-integrated portfolios can provide better risk-adjusted returns to investors”. ... →
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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. ... →
Berlin / Frankfurt, 21. May 2014 The Association of Critical Shareholders, Facing Finance, Urgewald, Oxfam Germany, Friends of the Earth Europe, Pax Christi, Rettet den Regenwald, Robin Wood present Black Planet Award at Deutsche Banks’ Annual General Meeting.
A broad coalition of environmental and human rights organisations are calling on the Deutsche Bank to finally start the much-needed cultural change towards a sustainable operating bank. ... →