Mining company excluded from the Government Pension Fund — Global due to contribution to serious environmental damage

30 01 2009

Based on a recommendation from the Council on Ethics for the Government Pension Fund — Global, the Ministry of Finance has excluded the Canadian mining company Barrick Gold Corporation from the Fund. Barrick mines for gold in the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea. The recommendation is based on the assessment that investing in the […]

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BNP PARIBAS à  la recherche d’investisseurs pour la RD Congo

30 01 2009

Le groupe bancaire européen BNP Paribas , né le 23 mai 2000 de la fusion de la Banque nationale de Paris (BNP) et de Paribas, s’est lancée dans la recherche des investisseurs pour la RD Congo. A l’issue des entretiens, jeudi, à  l’Hôtel du gouvernement avec le Premier ministre Adolphe Muzito, M. Hervé Hascoet, responsable […]

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Multinationals take an axe to jobs

28 01 2009

Forced leave, wage reductions, hiring freezes and shorter hours simply did not do enough. A year into this recession, companies across the board are resorting to mass job cuts. Home Depot, Caterpillar, Sprint Nextel and at least eight other companies announced on Monday they would cut more than 75,000 jobs in the US and around […]

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McDonald’s Suisse crée 120 nouveaux emplois

27 01 2009

Record battu! Encore une fois. Le chiffre d’affaires de McDonald’s Suisse aurait progressé de 3 à  5% en 2008. En tout cas, ses ventes ont dépassé la barre des 600 millions de francs, contre 585 millions en 2007. Dopé par sa croissance, le leader national de la restauration rapide compte ouvrir trois à  quatre nouvelles […]

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10×10 La formula di quattroruote e candy group

26 01 2009

Candy Group è entrato nella elite di aziende impegnate con Quattroruote a ridurre del 10% le emissioni di CO2 della flotta di veicoli aziendali. Il programma di Quattroruote (il mensile della Domus che è il riferimento base del mercato automobilistico in Italia dal 195x) è denominato 10×10 in quanto inizialmente previsto per 10 sole aziende. […]

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U.S.-African Partnership Developing Drought-Tolerant Maize

26 01 2009

Biotechnology is a key component of a public-private partnership that could save millions of lives by developing drought-tolerant maize for small-scale farming operations in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 300 million Africans depend on maize as their main food source. The partnership – known as Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) – was formed because crop […]

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Wal-Mart’s incoming CEO to expand environmental push

26 01 2009

Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s new leadership (WMT.N) plans to expand efforts to reduce waste, use renewable energy and push suppliers to clean up their act, the company’s incoming chief executive officer said on Monday. “We want to accelerate our efforts in sustainability. We want to broaden our efforts,” said Mike Duke, who will become Wal-Mart’s CEO […]

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Kenya : Les fleurs de la désillusion

25 01 2009

Vallée du rift, au centre du Kenya. A 2 300 mètres d’altitude, des gigantesques serres se côtoient le long d’une route défoncée qui encercle le lac Naivasha. A 80 kilomètres au sud de l’équateur, la région abrite l’une des plus vastes zones de production de roses au monde. La floriculture est le nouvel eldorado du […]

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Environmental deal on Buckhorn gold mine brings jobs

21 01 2009

Here are two stories that appeared in local publications in Washington State, U.S. regarding Kinross Gold’s Buckhorn mine, which opened in October, 2008. Both articles highlight the jobs created by the mine and the positive impact it will have on the local economy. Both articles also highlight the environmental agreement Kinross reached with local groups […]

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Covalence Ethical Ranking 2008

20 01 2009

Press Release | Geneva (Switzerland), 20 January 2009 Geneva-based Covalence is publishing today its annual ethical ranking covering an enlarged universe of 541 multinationals within 18 sectors and based on a renovated calculation methodology combining popularity and diversified performance. The main results across sectors are: > The following companies enter the top 10: Xerox (5th), […]

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