Kenya : Les Fleurs, pourvoyeurs d’emplois et victimes du réchauffement climatique.

31 10 2007

Il y a péril en demeure pour les fleurs du Kenya, fragile paradis pour touristes et amateurs de safaris-photos, o๠les flamants roses pourraient un jour ne plus revenir au moment o๠les pays du Sud connaissent déjà  d’importants bouleversements climatiques. Pour produire des fleurs coupées qui partiront comme produit d’exportation vers l’Angleterre, la Suisse […]

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HSBC launches website to facilitate discussions on environmental issues

29 10 2007

HSBC Bank has launched YourSolutions.co.in, an online forum where users can take up issues of concern and discuss possible solutions. The site also hosts videos highlighting problems related to water, waste, energy, carbon dioxide, climate, road traffic and cricket. According to Lakshmi Goyal, head of brand, media and market research, HSBC India, the website is […]

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Genocide in Darfur — No business with death

29 10 2007

The genocide in Darfur relies mainly on the income of the Sudanese government from the oil industry. Involved are also Swiss financial institutions such as UBS or Credit Suisse which in total hold around 6 billion US dollars worth of investments in the controversial oil companies in Sudan. UBS plans, furthermore, to underwrite PetroChina’s IPO […]

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Coco-Cola, Kellogg’s, Mattel and Takeda Pharmaceuticals top the list of international brands guilty of abusing consumer rights

29 10 2007

The world federation of consumer organisations, Consumers International (CI) today announced the winners of the International Bad Product Awards, to be presented at CI’s World Congress in Sydney, Australia, 29 Oct — 1 November 2007. The awards aim to highlight failings of corporate responsibility and the abuse of consumer trust by internationally recognised brands. The […]

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Gap launches inquiry into child labour claims

29 10 2007

The high street clothing chain Gap has called an emergency meeting with suppliers to investigate new allegations of forced child labour being used in the manufacture of their clothes. Gap has barred thousands of clothes in transit to their shops amid fears that children in India as young as 10 were making them. An article […]

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Wal-Mart Tax Evasion Strategies Revealed in Court Documents

25 10 2007

Corporations don’t usually like to reveal how they evade taxes, but a lawsuit by the state of North Carolina over Wal-Mart’s tax practices has produced the detailed game plan for how the company has manipulated the law to cut their state taxes. As the Wall Street Journal detailed Tuesday, the court case highlighted how the […]

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Wal-Mart & Microsoft’s new cleantech deals

25 10 2007

Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) today both announced progressive new clean technology programs at the Cleantech Forum in Toronto. In front of a room of 400 investors, government representatives and other executives, the two companies separately described projects they’re undertaking intended to accelerate the adoption of cleantech products and services. Wal-Mart acknowledged it […]

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Ranking Ethique Covalence 3à¨me trimestre 2007

25 10 2007

La société genevoise Covalence publie aujourd’hui son ranking trimestriel de réputation éthique, qui classe les entreprises enregistrant le meilleur score et celles ayant le plus progressé au cours du troisième trimestre 2007. Un aperà§u des thèmes chauds est donné. Les principaux résultats à  travers les dix secteurs sont : > Unilever, Toyota et HSBC enregistrent […]

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Covalence Ethical Ranking 3rd Quarter 2007

25 10 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 third quarter of 2007. An overview of hot issues across sectors is also given. The main results across sectors are: > Unilever, Toyota and HSBC top Ethicalquote […]

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PepsiCo, Kohl’s Among Cos. Honored for Green Power Purchases

23 10 2007

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday honored 17 companies that combined buy nearly 4 billion kilowatt hours of green power each year. The Green Power Purchasing Leaders already are Green Power Partners that commit to buying renewable power such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas and low-impact hydro. The EPA selected seven Green Power […]

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