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Which U.S. Companies are Invested in Sudan

A national poll  indicates that a staggering percentage of Americans (71 percent) believe that companies should take into account human rights abuses such as genocide when investing overseas rather than base their investment decisions on economic criteria only. In fact, three-quarters (77 percent) say they would switch their investments if they learned that those managing their funds had significant investments in firms that were active in Sudan. [The poll was a nationally representative telephone survey of 1,022 American adults conducted April 12-15, 2007.  The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent.]

Because the state of Sudan divestment is ever changing, the best way to find out if a company or institution has divested from Sudan is to use the interactive map at www.SudanDivestment.org:

Click Here to See the Interactive Divestment Map

As the coordinating entity for the Sudan divestment movement, the Sudan Divestment Task Force, a project of the Genocide Intervention Network, is actively involved in dozens of successful and developing targeted Sudan divestment campaigns around the world at the university, asset manager, city, state, and national levels. With pro bono legal support from Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and analytical support from Calvert, the Sudan Divestment Task Force has developed a unique approach to shareholder engagement and divestment, focusing its efforts on the most egregiously offending companies in Sudan. This approach, termed "targeted divestment", helps to maximize impact on the Sudanese government, while minimizing potential harm to both innocent Sudanese civilians and investment returns. To learn more about the Task Force model of targeted divestment, click here.


In late 2006, the Sudan Divestment Task Force, a project of the Genocide Intervention Network, asked major shareholders of PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina) to engage the company regarding its connections to the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Click here to read the request

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