This report outlines the investments of the Scandinavian banks Danske Bank, Handelsbanken, Länsförsäkringar, Nordea, SEB, Skandia and Swedbank in four companies associated with risks and impacts on indigenous peoples and their forests in Borneo. The study explores the seven banks’ actions and responsibilities, the positive and/or negative effects of these, and highlights the crucial role which investors can play to uphold international standards in situations where states do not protect indigenous peoples’ rights.

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Silent Approval. The Role of Banks Linked to the Crisis Faced by Borneo’s Indigenous Peoples and their Forests - Swed Watch and Fair Finance Guide Sverige, 2017 DOWNLOAD
Corporate Human Rights Benchmark – 2018 Key Findings
Publications 12 November 2018

The 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assesses 101 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world on a set of human rights indicators. The companies from 3 industries - Agricultural Products, Apparel, and Extractives - were chosen for the ...Read More

How Companies can deal with Labour Exploitation in the Agricultural Sector
Publications 20 April 2018

Abstract This short paper tends to shed light and reflect on the way forward for companies to address labour exploitation in their agricultural supply chain. For that, it will first refer to some of the cases reported in Spain and Italy to then br...Read More

Dispatched: Mapping overseas forced labor in North Korea’s proliferation finance system
Publications 02 August 2018

By C4ADS Executive Summary North Korean overseas forced labor is both a proliferation finance and a human rights issue. The Kim regime sends citizens to work abroad under heavy surveillance, confiscates their wages, and uses the funds to support a...Read More

TAGS: Asia
2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery
Publications 12 October 2018

This Annual Report focuses on the steps the UK Government, the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive have taken in 2018 to combat modern slavery, including human trafficking.

TAGS: Europe