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Investor toolkit on human rights and armed conflict: Managing human rights impacts and international humanitarian law implications before, during and after armed conflicts arise

This investor toolkit covers human rights risks and international humanitarian law implications related to armed conflict. It offers guidance on identifying, prioritizing, and managing such risks. The toolkit also outlines how investors can engage with companies before, during, and after such conflicts and shares case-studies on how companies have handled previous conflicts.
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Investing in the laws of war: International humanitarian law and the financial sector

The article reviewed the extent to which the country's financial sector incorporates IHL and conflict-related considerations in investment and operational decision-making. Findings from the unpublished confidential report reveal a lack of IHL awareness and significant knowledge gaps, highlighting the need to embed IHL into corporate policies and practices.
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Building peace and prosperity: What business can do

19 September 2018
A brief look at the policies and actions stakeholders can do to confront and prevent violent conflict in high-risk areas. Actions are laid out for businesses, governments, the United Nations, investment community, and civil society. Multi-stakeholder initiatives to support building and investing in peace are presented.
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How to read a financial institution's policy: Analysing cluster munitions divestment policies

23 March 2016
Financial institutions consider cluster munitions companies as inappropriate business partners and have made efforts to restrict their investment. Unfortunately, their policies contain loopholes that could still allow their financing. Several steps have been introduced in order to help analyse a financial institution's policy and prevent cluster munitions exposure in portfolios.
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Worldwide investments in cluster munitions: A shared responsibility

PAX
3 December 2018
A 2018 report on worldwide investments in harmful cluster munitions. Two arms manufacturers recently ended production of cluster munitions, and more financial institutions and states are acting to end money going to producers. Despite declining investment from financial institutions, there are seven companies in the report still manufacturing.
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