Banking on a ban: nuclear ban negotiations side event

On the opening day of the UN negotiations for a new legal instrument banning nuclear weapons, PAX and the Future of Life Institute hosted a side event on the impact a treaty banning nuclear weapons would have on nuclear-armed states. Speakers included Fabian Hamilton, Member of the UK Parliament; John Tierney (Council for a Livable World); Max Tegmark (Future of Life Institute & MIT); and Ray Acheson (Reaching Critical Will of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom). Read more

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KBC Responds to Don’t Bank on the Bomb

KBC, a Belgian financial institution, responded to the 2016 update of Don’t Bank on the Bomb. The response reflects on KBC’s recently updated policy around weapons- including nuclear weapons. PAX welcomes the new KBC policy and appreciates the KBC engagement around the Don’t Bank on the Bomb report. The full response can be read here, and there is more information about the investments and the producer after the jump. Read more

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2016 Don’t Bank on the Bomb

Is your bank ready for the ban?

Banks controlling over 1.7 trillion Euros are ready, with policies that strictly prohibit any investment of any type in any kind of nuclear weapon producing company. These 18 banks are profiled in the Hall of Fame of the Don’t Bank on the Bomb, 2016 edition. These Hall of Fame institutions are based in Australia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Read more

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Textron to end the production of cluster munitions

Great news! American company Textron has announced it will end its involvement with cluster munitions. This is wonderful news and truly a victory for the global campaign against cluster munitions showcasing the valuable contribution divestment makes to disarmament. Hopefully, Textron will consider also ending its production of key components for nuclear weapons. Read more

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Swiss initiatives to ban investments in nuclear weapons

by Dominique Jaussi, co-founder Business & Human Rights Conform (BHRC) Does…

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Trident Renewal- The companies behind the bomb

On Monday 18 July the UK Parliament decided to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system. Let’s take a quick look at what companies make which parts…..

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