Johan Frijns, BankTrack coordinator
Ryan Brightwell, BankTrack researcher and editor
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BankTrack, the global network of civil society organisations tracking the operations of private sector banks, today released its 2012 Annual Report.
The report provides a range of examples of the campaigning activities of BankTrack and its now 40 member and partner organisations around the world. It includes details of the response of BankTrack and its members to the new UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Natural Capital Declaration and the Equator Principles, as well as its engagement with the issue of how to measure banks' financed emissions.
It includes details of our campaign work on some of the numerous "Dodgy Deals" tracked by the network, including the Belo Monte dam in Brazil, the HidroAysén dam in Chile, and the Australian Alpha Coal project, mountain top removal mining operations in the US as well as the recently canceled Belene nuclear power plant in Bulgaria.
also details the extensive efforts of the BankTrack network to engage
with the banking sector at AGMs, and member campaigns focused on Bank of
America and HSBC in particular. It sets out details of the "Building
BankTrack in BRICs" project, which saw training sessions held in Brazil,
Russia and China to build the capacity of local groups to hold the
finance sector to account. Finally it looks ahead on how BankTrack will
proceed in 2013 and beyond.
You can download the report here.