by Thomas Küchenmeister
Facing Finance e.V., Berlin, February 2017
For the past four years, the “Dirty Profits Report” has highlighted companies violating environmental and human rights norms and standards, as well as selected financial institutions which support them. The fourteen companies selected for this edition have violated human rights, directly caused environmental devastation, engaged in labour violations such as child labour practices, and have severe governance failures including corruption and embezzlement. The financial institutions selected for this report, cover the largest banks in Europe – Deutsche Bank, ING, UBS, HSBC, and BNP Paribas.