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Environmental organisations call on major European and US banks to stop bankrolling EPH
By BankTrack, E3G, Friends of the Earth France, Sandbag, urgewald | Jul 05, 2016 | Nijmegen, the Netherlands

A group of environmental organisations has today sent a series of open letters to major banks involved in granting over 3 billion euros in loans to Czech energy company EPH since 2012. The letters call attention to the role of these banks in financing the expansion of EPH into Europe's old fossil fuel assets to the point where the company is set to become the third-most… read more >> | share >>

Branch closures “kill off” SME lending, new MYM research finds
By Move Your Money | Jun 30, 2016 |
SME lending growth reduces by 63% in postcodes that lose a bank branch, new research report by Move Your Money finds Postcodes that lose their "last bank in town" suffer a 104% drop in SME lending growth, pushing net lending negative  "Last bank in town" closures see those postcodes lose an average of £1.6m in business lending over a year - usually in… read more >> | share >>
Most banks failing to deliver on UN human rights principles: new research
By BankTrack | Jun 27, 2016 | Nijmegen
45 banks benchmarked ranked on integration of UN Guiding Principles Over half of banks are “laggards”, showing little or no evidence of human rights due diligence Report identifies three major gaps that all banks are failing to address

Most banks have made little progress towards meeting UN human rights principles introduced five years ago this month, and… read more >> | share >>

As the UN Guiding Principles turn five, BankTrack research shows three major gaps in banking sector implementation
By BankTrack | Jun 16, 2016 | Nijmegen

On the fifth anniversary of the endorsement by the UN Human Rights Council of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights today, BankTrack highlights three alarming gaps in the human rights practices of all banks, shown by its research into the human rights policies, processes and reporting of 45 international banks over the past three months. [1]
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