Coke in move to avert ‘soda tax’

30 09 2009

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest soft drinks company, says it is “ramping up” efforts to stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle in combating obesity, in response to a growing push by health advocates for a federal tax on sugared drinks and sodas. A Coke official said the company is about to expand what she called […]

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Companies call for ‘credible’ climate action

23 09 2009

A group of 500 global businesses, including dozens of Australian corporations, have called for “credible” action on climate change. The publication of the so-called Copenhagen Communique comes two months before the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December, amid fears the meeting will fail to put in place an agreement to effectively cut the […]

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Starbucks, Dell to aid online effort to save rainforest

21 09 2009

Environmental activists are taking to the Internet in a new bid to help save the world’s rainforests with the help of major corporations including Starbucks Corp and Dell Inc. Campaigners plan to announce on Monday the formation of “Team Earth”, a social network that includes businesses, nongovernmental organizations, students and politicians with the hope of […]

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Kraft takeover of Cadbury’s bad for ethics

16 09 2009

The proposed takeover of Cadbury’s by Kraft could be a setback for human rights campaigners according to Ethical Consumer magazine. Cadbury’s has recently adopted the Fairtrade standard across its high profile Dairy Milk chocolate range. Kraft foods has however hitched its wagon to the less stringent Rainforest Alliance ethical certification scheme, with some Kenco coffees […]

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Kenya: Travailler par sms

10 09 2009

Les nouvelles technologies créent des formes inédites de travail. La Société Txteagle en collaboration avec Nokia, a lancé au Kenya une initiative novatrice : des milliers de détenteurs des téléphones portables habitant dans les quartiers pauvres du pays, gagnent de petites sommes en participant à  des travaux de traduction. Chacun d’eux reà§oit par sms une […]

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La nouvelle Peugeot électrique ion sera lancée fin 2010

9 09 2009

Le groupe Peugeot, pionnier et 1er constructeur mondial de véhicules électriques, se prépare à  un grand événement fin 2010. Le groupe compte, en effet, présenter en 1ère mondiale au salon automobile de Francfort, une nouvelle marque nommée ” ion “. Ses performances et son autonomie de 130 km, obtenues notamment grà¢ce à  l’usage de batteries […]

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Diageo branded socially irresponsible for UK tax avoidance

8 09 2009

A leading business analyst has branded the company socially irresponsible. This particular act of social irresponsibility is not about Kilmarnock and Port Dundas in Glasgow where a further 200 jobs are to go – but about Diageo’s UK tax avoidance. As For Argyll has previously reported, between 2000 and 2006, Diageo transferred billions of pounds […]

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Swedish human rights activists: Business shouldn’t contribute to repressions in Belarus

8 09 2009

A Swedish human rights organisation Ostgruppen has addressed the Industry Minister Maud Olofsson with such an appeal. Human rights activists call upon the minister to do everything possible to make Swedish business “not to contribute to repressions in Belarus”. The grounds for such an appeal of Swedish human rights watchdogs was a statement of the […]

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Want an Eco-Friendly Car? Buy a BMW!

8 09 2009

If your carbon footprint is an important consideration to you when you’re car shopping, you may picture yourself in a Toyota Prius. Or perhaps, if you pay close attention to the auto industry, you’ve got your eye on a Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf. These cars aren’t likely to win you any stoplight drag races, […]

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Bas-Congo : premiers effets de la manne pétrolià¨re aprà¨s dix ans de lutte

8 09 2009

Après des années de revendications, un village de pàªcheurs près de Muanda, dans la province du Bas-Congo, bénéficie enfin des retombées du pétrole produit au large de la côte Atlantique.Danses, cris de joie…, la fàªte était au rendez-vous en juin dernier à  Nsianfumu, petit village de pàªcheurs, situé tout près de Muanda, la cité côtière […]

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