From ‘British’ to ‘Beyond’: A Case Study of BP’s Commitment to Solar Energy Alternatives Since 1999

30 08 2007

The phenomenon of corporate ‘Greenwashing’- that is, the unjustified appropriation of environmental virtue by a company to unjustly create a pro-environmental  image- has become increasingly common as environmental responsibility becomes both a primary subject of corporate ethical debates and a crucial factor in determining public perception. Sadly, ‘greenwashing’ often has the effect of polarizing analyses […]

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Le fardeau de l’innovation – Rapport Covalence secteur pharmaceutique 2007

29 08 2007

Les risques éthique liés à  l’innovation pèsent de plus en plus sur la réputation des firmes pharmaceutiques, indique un rapport publié le 29 aoà»t 2007 par la société genevoise Covalence, Covalence Pharmaceutical Industry Report 2007. Ces risques liés à  l’innovation touchent les droits de propriété intellectuelle, le prix de vente des médicaments, les essais cliniques, […]

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Biofuel offers Brazilian farmers fair trade

29 08 2007

Fair trade organisation gebana has joined Switzerland’s leading retailer, Migros, to market what it claims is the world’s first ecological and fairly traded fuel. Petrol pump operator Migrol – part of Migros – will buy green fuel from gebana at prices that allow farmers in Brazil to earn a living. The project has been praised […]

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The Burden of Innovation – Covalence Pharmaceutical Industry Report 2007

29 08 2007

Pharmaceutical companies carry increasing ethical risks related to innovation, states a report released on 29 August 2007 by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence, Covalence Pharmaceutical Industry Report 2007. These innovation-related risks deal with intellectual property rights, drug pricing, clinical trials, drug side-effects and transparency. In terms of ethical reputation, innovation seems to bring more […]

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Comparative Stakeholder Salience Survey

28 08 2007

Although the concept and practice of stakeholding is central to contemporary corporate social responsibility and accountability movement, less attention is paid to its variation across sectors and countries. Our study seeks to fill this research gap by focusing on mapping stakeholder salience (i.e. order of importance) across sectors and countries. In this regard, we will […]

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Ethical clothing takes organic sales to £2bn

27 08 2007

The boom in the organic market is being driven by a desire for chemical-free clothing and cosmetics as well as food, a report will disclose this week. The Organic Market Report, to be published by the Soil Association, will show that annual spending on organically-produced food, cosmetics and clothes has reached £2 billion. The figures, […]

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La confiance des consommateurs franà§ais en l’alimentation

25 08 2007

Selon les sources à  disposition, on peut déduire que les consommateurs sont méfiants envers les produits qu’il consomment (Bizet et Dériot ; Masson ; Bompard ; Girardeau , le ministère de l’Agriculture et de la Pàªche). Dans ce travail, je démontrerai que les auteurs se rejoignent sur une lacune : le manque de transparence. La […]

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Volkswagen Increases Pay and Benefits in Mexico

21 08 2007

After the averted weekend strike of employees over wages, the Mexican unit of German automaker Volkswagen AG agreed to a pay rise with its 11,000 unionised workers. Volkswagen’s plant in Mexico is the world’s only producer of Volkswagen’s New Beetle model. Jose Luis Rodriguez, union leader, said that workers won a 5.5 per cent increase […]

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Sony starts saving the world, one VAIO at a time

18 08 2007

After ranking dead last in a March Greenpeace electronics recycling report, Sony thought it might be a good idea to give consumers a free place to recycle Sony branded products. Starting September 15th US consumers will be able to bring their used Sony products to an eCycling center run by Waste Management. This is a […]

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Siemens bribery investigation extended to Indonesia, China

18 08 2007

German electronics giant Siemens is facing additional corruption accusations as part of a major bribery investigation to land business deals in China and Indonesia, the homepage of the weekly Der Spiegel news magazine reported Saturday. According to the report, the Munich-based firm transferred 19.7 million euros via a secret Liechtenstein banking account in connection to […]

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