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9 July 2020

Australia: Subcontracting in high-risk sectors amid COVID-19 could worsen existing labour abuses, says ACCR

Author: Dr Katie Hepworth, Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility

“Broken chains of responsibility: Victorian COVID-19 clusters reveal subcontracting risks”, 3 July 2020...

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8 July 2020
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Author: Philippe Métais, Élodie Valette et Garance Martin, Dalloz actualité

« L’effet catalyseur du covid-19 sur la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises », 26 juin 2020...

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29 June 2020

Japan: Mizuho Financial Group faces shareholder resolution to halt coal financing

Several high-profile global investors introduced a shareholder resolution to halt Mizuho Financial Group's financing of coal projects. As part of the proposal, Mizuho would be required to disclose climate risks and publish a plan to ensure its...

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23 June 2020
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Author: Boursorama

"ShareAction tacle les sociétés de gestion sur la biodiversité", 19 Juin 2020...

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22 June 2020

Norway’s wealth fund must have wider human rights view when excluding firms, says Govt. appointed committee

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18 June 2020

Nearly 130 institutional investors commit to address systemic racism through their portfolios, corporate engagements & policy advocacy

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15 June 2020

USA: Investors call for increased protections for meat processing workers due to Covid-19; incl. company responses

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility has released a statement signed by 118 institutional investors with $2.3 trillion USD in combined assets highlighting risks to workers in the meat sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic and calling for...

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12 June 2020

Australia: New Report on voting pattern of companies on climate change

Author: Charlotte Grieve, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Top super funds increasingly vote down climate resolutions", 8 June 2020...

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9 June 2020

Australia: Rio Tinto mining blast destroys ancient Aboriginal sacred site

Rio Tinto's mining blast for the expansion of an iron ore mine at Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia destroyed a cave of significant cultural importance. The cave is considered a sacred site that showed 46,000 years of continual...

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8 June 2020

South Africa: Climate justice NGOs urge Standard Bank shareholders to vote out climate change-conflicted board members

Author: 350Africa.org, Centre for Environmental Rights & others

"Call to vote against the election / re-election of climate-conflicted directors at Standard Bank"...

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