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|Standard Chartered plc||UK||website|
|Standard Chartered plc|
This company is listed as having best practice on a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in corporate America.
[Source 2019][More on Workers Rights]
The Equator Principles (EPs) are a set of guidelines, based upon the Performance Standards and guidelines from the IFC, the World Bank's private sector lending arm for private banks to assess and mitigate risks in project finance. Banks use the Principles to guide internal operating procedures for transaction for specific projects. Although the EPs are an important step to raise overall standards of financiers and projects in the developing world, they currently fall short on transparency and governance requirements.
[Source 2018][More on Governance]
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 73/100 in the Banks category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
[Source 2019][More on Sustainability Reporting]
The 2018 report "Banking on Climate Change" analyses 36 banks and their financing of tar sands oil, Arctic oil, ultra-deepwater oil, LNG, coal mining, and coal-fired power between 2015 and 2017. This bank invested over US$3.1 billion and received a C- grade for its policies.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
The 2018 update of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons' (ICAN) global report, "Don't Bank on the Bomb" showed that 329 financial institutions from around the world invested into 20 companies involved in the production, maintenance and modernization of nuclear weapons. Since 2014 this financial institution invested over US$1.2 billion into 7 of the 20 nuclear weapons producers named in the report.
[Source 2018][More on Nuclear]
RBC appeared at #26 in a list of banks backing expansion in the tar sands. They have loaned US$44 million to companies operating in the Canadian tar sands since 2007, according to Bloomberg. Extracting oil from tar sands produces between 3 and 5 times the greenhouse gas pollution of conventional oil production, pollutes water, destroys forests, and uses huge amounts of energy to process. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2010][More on Habitats]
This company has been criticised by ActionAid for having subsidiaries in tax havens. One of the main reasons companies have subsidiaries in tax havens is to dodge their taxes. Developing countries lose more to tax dodging than they receive in aid each year.
[Source 2011][More on Finance]
This company appears on the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, signifying a commitment to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation, and transparency.
[Source 2020][More on Human Rights]
This bank is a member of the Banking Environment Initiative, which was created in 2010 by the chief executives of some of the world's largest banks. Its stated mission is to lead the banking industry in collectively directing capital towards environmentally and socially sustainable economic development.
[Source 2018][More on Governance]
Green Bonds enable capital-raising and investment for new and existing projects with environmental benefits. The Green Bond Principles are voluntary process guidelines that recommend transparency and disclosure and promote integrity in the development of the Green Bond market by clarifying the approach for issuance of a Green Bond.
[Source 2018][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This financial institution received a score of 58%.
[Source 2019][More on Forests]
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of C.
[Source 2019][More on Climate Change]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2018][More on Human Rights]
This company received a score of 53.1/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
BankTrack is a global network of civil society organisations and individuals tracking the operations of the banking sector and the activities they finance. BankTrack aims to promote fundamental changes in the banking sector so that banks adopt just and sustainable business practices. Follow the link to see this bank's profile.
|Company Structure||Public company|
|# Employees||82,675 in 2010 in World|
|Address||London, United Kingdom|