Standard Chartered are a leading international bank, mostly doing business in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Read more about their published prohibited activities here.
Standard Chartered avoids entire companies who have 20% defence exposure. But that means they are still heavily invested in some nuclear weapons-producing companies.
Standard Chartered avoids ‘direct investment’ in ‘prohibited activities’, including nuclear weapons. They also avoids entire companies whose primary involvement is in Defence (defined as having 20% defence exposure). However this still means they are heavily invested in some nuclear weapons-producing companies for whom Defence is less than 20% of their business, such as Boeing.
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@StanChart Stop investing in nuclear weapons-producing companies! Restricting direct financing is not enough – real change requires excluding whole companies regardless of how much of their annual turnover comes from defence #InvestingInChange @UKNWFRGTweet
@StanChart How will the ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons affect your business practices? #InvestingInChange @UKNWFRGTweet
@StanChart Your customers deserve to know their money is being invested in nuclear weapons-producing companies. Please make your policy more clear on your website and consult with your customers! #InvestingInChange @UKNWFRGTweet
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