Google Earth Pro unveiled for African NGOs

30 10 2009

Google has unveiled its Google Earth Pro software to coincide with the upcoming climate change conference in Copenhagen in December. The software is available through the Google Earth Outreach Program, which lets local NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) and other public-benefit organizations visualize their projects and demonstrate their impact.”With the launch of Google Earth Outreach in Africa, […]


Nestlé launches The Cocoa Plan

26 10 2009

Nestlé will invest CHF 460 million over the next 10 years to boost its sustainability initiatives in cocoa and coffee. Through its pioneering plant science programme, the Company will supply 38 million high quality, disease-resistant plantlets to farmers helping them rejuvenate their farms and increase productivity. As part of the CHF 460m total boost, Nestlé […]


Unilever, M&S top environmental firms

26 10 2009

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, and Marks & Spencer, the British retail chain, are among the companies with the most developed environmental policies, and which are also making the most effective use of these activities to differentiate their brands, a UN report has found. The Linking Shareholder and Natural Value study was produced by […]


Vodafone denies corruption claims ahead of report into Ghana Telecoms deal

24 10 2009

Vodafone has pledged to fight any allegations of irregularities surrounding its £450 million purchase of a majority stake in Ghana Telecom, when a report into the deal is published this week. The British mobile phones giant said it had been co-operating with an inquiry commissioned by the Ghanaian government into the deal with Ghana Telecom […]


Southwest Airlines Debuts ‘Green Plane’ With Environmentally Friendly Interior Materials

21 10 2009

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced at its annual Media Day a “green plane,” an innovative idea that marries efficiency, environmentally responsible products, Customer comfort, and reduced waste and weight. This plane, a Boeing 737-700, will serve as a test environment for new environmentally responsible materials and Customer comfort products. It is a flying testament […]


“Saqayti” : une trouvaille marocaine pour l’environnement

21 10 2009

« Saqayti » – ma fontaine en arabe — est une borne automatique substituant aux fontaines publiques dans les régions reculées du Maroc. Fonctionnant avec des cartes prépayées, les bornes fontaines ont facilité l’accès à  l’eau potable, évité le gaspillage et réalisé d’importantes économies. Dominique Héron, Directeur des partenariats de Véolia Environnement, en a fait […]


Merck Gets Religion, Embraces Transparency

19 10 2009

The big drugmaker follows the recent step by Eli Lilly (see here) to add a spot on its website where inquiring minds can find just how much is paid to doctors for speaking engagements. “Our reputation, and the trust that our customers place in us, depend in large part on how we conduct ourselves as […]


NGOs Launch Campaign to Stop the Chamber of Commerce

15 10 2009

Today, a coalition of NGOs, representing over a million members, launched a campaign at to stop the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from undermining health care, environmental protection, elections and big business regulation.The coalition is asking the Department of Justice to conduct a criminal investigation into illegal conduct by the Chamber and is demanding that […]


Accor lauréat des World Savers Awards 2009 pour sa politique de lutte contre le sida

14 10 2009

Le 21 septembre 2009, Accor a été récompensé par les World Savers Awards, organisés par le magazine de voyage Conde Nast Traveler. Accor s’est vu décerner le World Savers Award pour sa politique de lutte contre le sida dans la catégorie « Santé ». a remise de ces prix intervenait pendant une journée de réflexion […]


Google anti-abortion?

13 10 2009

Google, which has always been widely lauded for their human rights awareness, has okayed a policy change prohibiting AdWords promoting abortion in 15 countries. I’ve recently come across this article about Google Inc. issuing an AdWords advertising policy update stating it would no longer accept ads that promote abortion services in the following fifteen countries: […]