Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions 2017
166 financial institutions have invested 31 billion dollars in companies producing cluster munitions, over the last four years. Dutch institutions are doing relatively…
Groningen gas: The costs of not keeping it in the ground
The costs of compensating the people in the Dutch Groningen province for the damages incurred because of gas extraction by the NAM, could rise in the coming years…
The involvement of European insurance groups in the fossil fuels sector
The objective of this research was to map the involvement of 15 major European insurance groups in the fossil fuels sector. This was done by analysing the investments,…
Grupo Palmas: First Peruvian NDPE Policy creates businesss opportunities but strands land
After past controversies, Grupo Palmas is now shifting to a zero-deforestation approach. On April 4, 2017 Grupo Palmas published its No Deforestation, No Peat,…
Case study: Controversial Arms Trade
This study examines whether and to what degree the ten largest insurance groups active in the Netherlands, as selected by the Fair Insurance Guide, invest in companies…

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May 23, 2017
Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions 2017

May 12, 2017
Willilam Hartung: Nuclear Weapons: Who Pays, Who Profits?

May 11, 2017
Mongabay: It’s time for the insurance industry to unfriend coal (commentary)

May 11, 2017
Rainforest (Australia): It’s time for the insurance industry to unfriend coal

May 10, 2017
Chain Reaction Research: Felda Global Ventures allegedly defying government of Indonesia peatlawnd laws, company disagrees

May 3, 2017
Groningen gas: The costs of not keeping it in the ground

May 2, 2017
Finance Matters (United Kingdom): AXA ending insurance to coal-intensive businesses

May 2, 2017
Insurance Business (Australia): Insurance companies are laggards on climate change

May 1, 2017
The Sunrise Project: The involvement of European insurance groups in the fossil fuels sector
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