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Fair Finance Guide launches in Sweden
Swedish banks score poorly on sustainability
Jan 23, 2015 | Stockholm

The seven largest banks in Sweden have weak sustainability and social responsibility policy guidelines for their investments, an extensive first assessment conducted by the Swedish Fair Finance Guide coalition has concluded.

The findings were published on the Swedish Fair Finance Guide website which launched on 21 January.… read more >> | share >>

Dutch Banks and Insurers Fail to Take Recycling Seriously
Jan 15, 2015 | Amsterdam

Dutch banks and insurers invest 69 times more in mining of metals than in recycling them for electronics, reveals a new case study by the Fair Bank and Insurance Guide. This practice runs contrary to the sustainability ambitions of the… read more >> | share >>

Banks Support Ethiopian Bond Sale; Monies Targeted for Destructive Dams, Land Grabs
Dec 21, 2014 | Berkeley | International Rivers

On Dec. 4, Ethiopia raised $1 billion from the initial sale of its first international sovereign bond issue. The bond sale was managed by JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank AG.

The proceeds from the bonds will be used for a number of controversial dam projects that are linked to land and water grabs, forced resettlement and human rights abuses, and major reductions… read more >> | share >>

Bumitama cuts ties with illegal palm oil plantation following Friends of the Earth pressure
OECD accepts Friends of the Earth complaint against Rabobank
Dec 16, 2014 | Brussels/Amsterdam | Friends of the Earth Europe

Brussels/Amsterdam, December 16 - Indonesian palm oil company Bumitama announced in September 2014 that it has terminated its contract with an illegal palm oil plantation in Borneo, from which it is no longer purchasing palm oil. This decision followed a public campaign by Milieudefensie / Friends of the Earth Netherlands and Friends of the Earth Europe, including… read more >> | share >>

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