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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
March 15th, 2013

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
July 20th, 2012

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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Victory for genocide-free investing proposal at ING
June 29th, 2012

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.

JPMorgan faces backlash over ties to Sudan
May 11th, 2012

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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