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Sudan proxy war hits Wall Street roadblock

Published by Financial Times. By Joe Morris Shaken by evidence of human rights abuses in Sudan, US pensions and endowments began divesting from companies linked to the government years ago, but financial companies and mutual funds almost uniformly still cling to shares. Pressure groups point to four oil companies – […]

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Franklin Resources Shareholders Cast First Vote on Genocide-free Investing

San Francisco-based Armenian leader presents anti-genocide shareholder proposal SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 15, 2013 – On Wednesday, shareholders at Franklin Resources, parent company of Franklin Templeton mutual funds, voted for the first time on a genocide-free investing proposal coordinated by Investors Against Genocide. The proposal is the first shareholder […]

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ING mutual fund vote marks first win for rights activists

Published by Reuters. * Sudan-related shareholder measure gets 59 pct support * ING took no position on the resolution * Unusual circumstances show challenges for activists By Ross Kerber BOSTON, July 20 (Reuters) – A shareholder group scored its first voting victory after five years of urging mutual funds to […]

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Genocide-Free Investing Resolution Wins Majority Vote

Published by Social Funds. by Robert Kropp Investors Against Genocide’s request that the ING Emerging Countries Fund refrain from investing in companies that provide funding to governments engaged in genocide is supported by over 59% of shareowners. SocialFunds.com — I’ve written more than 1,000 stories for SocialFunds.com, and find that […]

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Victory for genocide-free investing proposal at ING

Shareholders approved the genocide-free investing proposal on the ballot of the ING Emerging Countries Fund by a wide margin. The proposal passed with 59.25% voting in favor, 10.84% voting against the proposal and the remainder abstaining, a clear victory for genocide-free investing.

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JPMorgan faces backlash over ties to Sudan

Published by CNNMoney. By Hibah Yousuf @CNNMoneyInvest May 11, 2012: 8:12 AM ET JPMorgan’s board of directors, which CEO Jamie Dimon chairs, recommends that shareholders vote against a proposal that calls for avoiding investments in companies that contribute to genocide, including PetroChina. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — For the second year […]

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Support grows for Investors Against Genocide proposal at J.P. Morgan

Published by Responsible Investor. Ongoing campaign gets backing from major institutions by Katie Gilbert | May 8th, 2012 A shareholder proposal asking J.P. Morgan Chase to enact a policy limiting or barring investments linked to genocide is attracting mounting support among US institutional investors. Two of the country’s largest public […]

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Are U.S. Investments in Sudan funding genocide?

Published by Institutional Investor. By Katie Gilbert January 11, 2011 – This past Sunday, Barack Obama made an appearance in The New York Times opinion pages.  His topic was Sudan, and he opened his piece by expressing hope that this week’s elections there – which could grant the southern part […]

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