Cet été, remplacez le Sudoku par la traque à  l’investissement «durable»

29 07 2007

Vous voulez encore plus de détails pour évaluer vos futurs investissements durables? En Suisse l’entreprise Covalence, effectue un classement des plus grandes multinationales d’après 45 critères de contribution des entreprises au développement humain. Tous les détails sont accessibles (en anglais) ici. La liste des critères comprend notamment: conventions syndicales, salaires, prestations sociales, formation et insertion, […]

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Sustainable Living

27 07 2007

As the green light finally goes on in the minds of business owner and consumers, sustainable transition from more than just a business buzzword into a business lifestyle, looking to the future and making sure it is good for us all. While the idea of sustainable business is not a new one, the creating and […]

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Unilever, Alcoa, HP Top Ethical Reputation Ranking

25 07 2007

Covalence has published its quarterly ethical reputation ranking (PDF), highlighting the best ranked companies as well as those companies which have made the most progress in the second quarter of 2007. Unilever took the top spot by having the best ethical quote score. Alcoa and Hewlett-Packard rounded out the top three. > Continue. Publication: Covalence […]

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L’empreinte écologique

25 07 2007

L’homme produit, consomme, et jette ses déchets sans arràªt et sans pitié pour son environnement ou pour le monde qui lui fournit ses ressources. Comment peut-on donner une image, comment peut-on représenter la consommation d’un seul àªtre humain ou d’un groupe ? Pour donner un visage à  notre consommation les écologistes ont développé une sorte […]

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Ethnographie d’un systà¨me de cotation éthique : qualifier l’incertitude d’une situation hybride

24 07 2007

Le terrain de ce mémoire est Covalence SA, une société genevoise dont l’activité est assez récente et innovante. Cette agence propose des analyses concernant la réputation éthique sur Internet des grandes multinationales cotées en bourses. C’est EthicalQuote, le système de cotation éthique élaboré par l’agence, qui est l’objet d’étude principal. Comme tout objet technique, il […]

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What Companies are Ethical?

20 07 2007

I just received a press release from Covalence alerting me that the Geneva-based ethical rankings company is “publishing today its quarterly ethical reputation ranking, giving the best ranked companies as well as those companies which have made the most progress in the second quarter of 2007.” As recently as yesterday I wrote about one of […]

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Covalence Ethical Ranking 2nd Quarter 2007

19 07 2007

Geneva-based Covalence is publishing today its quarterly ethical reputation ranking, giving the best ranked companies as well as those companies which have made the most progress in the second quarter of 2007. An overview of hot issues across sectors is also given. The main results across sectors are: > Dell and Marks & Spencer enter […]

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Le commerce de l’uranium congolais : des enjeux complexes

18 07 2007

L’histoire de l’Uranium ressemble à  un compte de feu, qui a et risque de soulever les montagnes, deboulonner les gouvermenets en place et un instrument des enjeux politiques pour destabiliser ses adversaires politiques. L’Uranium fut découvert à  Shinkolobwe en 1912, mais son extratction regulière commence en 1921. Les minerais de ce site, était extràªmement riche, […]

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Letter from Europe: Climate change – German energy companies balk at climate-change agenda

13 07 2007

If there is one issue Angela Merkel has made her own, it is climate change. Since taking office in late 2005, the German chancellor, a former scientist, has pursued the issue with such single-mindedness that even President George W. Bush agreed at last month’s Group of 8 summit meeting to take climate change more seriously. […]

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Nissan spotlight women to drive home diversity message of Renault partnership

13 07 2007

ATSUGI, Japan – Although “diversity” is such a novel and foreign word in Japan it’s a tongue-twister, Nissan is determined to promote women and make “die-bah-she-tea,” as it’s called here, a pillar of its image. The diversity drive comes at a time when Nissan Motor Co. is seeing slipping sales and its first annual profit […]

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