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For over 40 years cluster bombs have killed and injured civilians during and after conflict.

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2017 Explosive Investment report released in Tokyo

Posted: 23 May 2017

Campaigners call for a ban on Explosive Investments

Global funding in banned cluster bombs on the rise - US largest share but Asia increasing worryingly

On 23 May 2017, CMC member organisation PAX (Netherlands) publishes the eighth update of the report 'Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: A shared responsibility'.

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Billions $ invested in producers of globally banned cluster bombs

Posted: 23 May 2017

PRESS RELEASE

(Tokyo, 23 May 2017) – While 119 nations have joined the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions to rid the world of cluster munitions, in the past four years, 166 financial institutions invested US$31 billion in companies that produce cluster munitions. Investing in cluster munitions is morally unacceptable with devastating consequences when these weapons are used among civilians. Yet, financial institutions turn a blind eye and continue investing in companies that produce them. The Cluster Munition Coalition urges all financial institutions to stop investing in producers of cluster munitions.

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Japanese campaigners organize "Our Money and Our Responsibility” symposium to end investments in cluster munitions

Posted: 22 March 2017

On 15 March, Cluster Munition Coalition-member the Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines (JCBL), organized a conference to put an end to investments in cluster munitions. The symposium, titled “Our money and our responsibility” was attended by a full room of participants.

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Australian asset manager AMP: new policy excludes cluster munitions producers

Posted: 20 March 2017

Australian asset manager AMP announced that it will exclude producers cluster munitions from its investments as part of a new policy on responsible investment. Producers of tobacco, landmines, biological and chemical weapons will also be excluded.

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New Briefing paper on 'Investments on behalf of clients' in the campaign toolkit!

Posted: 17 March 2017

We added a briefing paper on 'investments on behalf of clients' to the campaign toolkit!

Many financial institutions do not apply their cluster munitions exclusion policy to investments on behalf of clients. This paper explains what is meant by the term 'investments on behalf of clients' and why financial institutions should apply their policies from these kinds of investments. Read it here!

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