One in four pension funds still open to investment in tobacco

A quarter of Dutch pension funds, including major players such as Shell, Heineken and Retail, do not rule out investing in the tobacco industry. In doing so, they are contravening the United Nations guidelines to which they subscribe, according to research by The Investigative Desk. If you had invested one dollar in US tobacco stocks […]

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How Big Tobacco wins 30 sustainability awards each year

Big Tobacco is stringing together sustainability and corporate responsibility awards, according to research by The Investigative Desk. This provides the world’s deadliest industry with great publicity, as well as a lobbying opportunity aimed at civil servants and politicians who are no longer allowed to talk to them.  On 6 February 2020, hundreds of invited guests enjoyed a

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