IBM’s at it again

28 01 2008

I thought you’d be interested in this. IBM’s at it again, doing things that are legal but unethical. They told thousands of employees that to keep the same income they must work lots of overtime. Further, the article says employees are worried that IBM will restrict overtime and their salaries will get cut. Read this. […]


Need for more sustainable Chinese granite

21 01 2008

European natural stone importers acknowledge need for improvement of labour conditions. The import of granite and other natural stone products into the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and other European countries is increasing. Granite is much used for public infrastructural projects, like pavement. The production of granite and other types of natural stone is still far from […]


Chevron gives $30m to global health fund

20 01 2008

Chevron the US-based energy group, is to contribute $30m in cash over three years to the United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria, in a pioneering move to lend direct corporate support to international health programmes. Along with money, the company will provide local assistance by its employees to Global Fund projects […]


PetroChina Hit by Pension Fund Pressure

18 01 2008

At the time when China’s largest oil company, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), is showing a substantial increase in assets, its listed daughter company PetroChina [NYSE:PTR] is confronted by an uphill battle. The growing uneasy of institutional investors and pension funds with the current strategy of oil companies in African oil producer Sudan has again […]


Big drug companies raided in EU probe

17 01 2008

European regulators raided some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies yesterday in an inquiry into whether they conspired to keep up the price of drugs after patents expired. Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Sanofi-Aventis were among those that confirmed they had been visited as part of a European Commission-led probe into delays in the launch of […]


MSN Site Connects Brands With Cause-Minded Consumers

16 01 2008

MSN is looking to engage cause-minded individuals on a new site that seeks to connect users with brands, reports ClickZ (via MarketingVox). MSN is partnering with to create a new co-branded site where people can get together and learn about how to make a difference for the cause that’s important to them. The site […]


Les biocarburants, “un crime contre l’humanité”

16 01 2008

Jean Ziegler, le Rapporteur de l’ONU sur le droit à  l’alimentation et le Fonds Monétaire International, ont plaidé pour un moratoire de l’ONU sur la production des biocarburants qu’ils qualifient de “crime contre l’humanité”, et qui fait monter les cours mondiaux des denrées alimentaires grà¢ce à  la ruée soudaine et mal inspirée vers la conversion […]


Comment mesurer les impacts écologiques de la pub?

16 01 2008

Quel est l’impact écologique d’une campagne presse pour une marque de sacs à  main ou d’un spot TV sur le yaourt ? EcoPublicité est le premier outil d’évaluation environnementale des campagnes de publicité, développé par PriceWaterhouseCoppers (PWC) et Havas Media France, avec le soutien de l’Ademe et du groupe LVMH. D’emblée, Yves Leers, chef du […]


Corporations Go Public with Eco-Friendly Patents

14 01 2008

Leading members of the corporate community have come together in a first-of-its-kind effort to help the environment, unleashing dozens of innovative, environmentally responsible patents to the public domain. Availability of these patents will encourage researchers, entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes in any industry to create, apply and further develop their consumer or industrial products, […]


RD Congo : L’or, toujours au cÅ“ur des conflits

14 01 2008

La carte de conflits en RD Congo reproduit largement celle de l’or, de diamant et Uranium qui lui sont liées. Un pays qui réunit ces trois sources de richesse ou (au choix) de malédiction. Les conflits considérés comme un mode d’exploitation économique avec des soutiens logistiques et financiers fournis indirectement par les multinationales d’or aux […]