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The latest developments in sustainable finance: AP Pension divests €41m from fossil fuel firms; Investors support EU's proposed forced labour product ban.
Co-ordinated by Council on Ethics of the Swedish AP Funds, the investor group aims to engage with Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Meta.
Trillion-dollar fund backs worker rights resolution as New York State announces votes against coffee giant’s CEO and directors.
Group will look to provide guidance to trustees on managing social data and integrating factors into investment considerations.
LGIM, Fidelity International and Federated Hermes talk to RI about efforts on treatment of workers, as issue looks set to feature prominently in 2023.
More than 30 shareholder proposals filed on issue, more than double last year, including at American Express and Mastercard.
Pædagogernes Pension (PBU) has spent several years pressuring the e-commerce giant.
UK investor steps up engagement with miners on 'unacceptable work-place behaviours', following reports of incidents including sexual harassment and assault. 
New for 2023 are indicators solely focused on human rights, as well as greater alignment with TCFD and net-zero initiatives.
CofE Pensions Board to chair new commission looking at mining sector standards across E and S topics to 'ensure social licence continues'.

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