Moanda : table ronde des hydrocarbures, la société civile sollicite une augmentation des taxes

29 01 2010

La table ronde sur l’exploitation pétrolière s’est clôturée jeudi, dans la cité de Moanda, située à  plus de 200 Kilomètres à  l’ouest de Matadi. Les délégués de la société civile et des ONG présents à  ces assises ont recommandé au gouvernement d’augmenter les rétributions des sociétés pétrolières au profit des actions de développement communautaire, rapporte […]


Kraft to honour Fairtrade commitments

27 01 2010

It may or may not be a match made in heaven but the acquisition of Cadbury by Kraft has already lit the blue touch paper over fears that the English company’s approach to CSR may not be shared by its new owner. Cadbury has long traded on its strong ethical code, and hit the headlines […]


Covalence Ethical Ranking 2009

26 01 2010

Covalence EthicalQuote Ranking has been published since 2005. From July 2010 on, the results are available in the Ethical Snapshots which can be purchased on a single basis or as annual subscription, for a company, a sector, or the entire universe. Companies may purchase a license granting them the right to communicate and distribute Covalence’s […]


Pékin-Google : le bras de fer s’engage

22 01 2010

En décidant le 12 janvier de ne plus respecter la censure qui lui ouvre les portes du marché chinois, fut-ce au prix de son éviction, Google pose là  un ultimatum inattendu, au nom de ses valeurs éthiques. Mais l’entreprise, qui se trouve isolée dans cette position, aura du mal à  peser sur les choix politiques […]


Haiti cruise stops draw ire, support

21 01 2010

When Catherine Jones recently booked a Royal Caribbean cruise that included a stop in Haiti, she never expected that her vacation would lead to deep soul searching and an emergency family meeting. Jones, who lives in Hickory, North Carolina, is scheduled to start the trip at the beginning of next month — a five-day getaway […]


Nearly 60 Companies Test New Product, Supply Chain Emissions Measuring Tools

21 01 2010

More than 50 corporations, including Kraft Foods, IKEA, Ford, GE and SC Johnson, are measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of their products and entire supply chains with two new standards from the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative. The standards provide methods for companies to follow the emissions from individual product life cycles and companies’ value chains. […]


The Coca-Cola Company, TechnoServe and The Gates Foundation Partner to Boost Incomes of 50K Small-Scale Farmers in East Africa

20 01 2010

The Coca-Cola Company, nonprofit TechnoServe, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched a partnership to enable over 50,000 small fruit farmers in Uganda and Kenya to increase their productivity and double their incomes by 2014. This four-year, $11.5 million partnership will enable mango and passion fruit farmers to participate in Coca-Cola’s supply chain […]


Health Companies Giving $15.5M for Haiti Relief

15 01 2010

Drug and medical product makers and other health care companies are pledging to donate at least $15.5 million in cash and products to help victims of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti. That amounts to almost one-third of the donations – totaling at least $48 million – announced by corporations and their foundations by Friday afternoon. Besides […]


Google takes China to task over attacks — threatens to leave

13 01 2010

To be clear, after what Google called a “highly sophisticated and targeted attack,” Google is now going to review their options when it comes to China, starting with the new policy to cease the government mandated censorship on If that cannot happen, Google is gone. In a statement, Google said they were not alone […]


Eco-friendly executives: Push for sustainability drives demand for managers focused on green initiatives

11 01 2010

During his more than three decades in real estate, David Pogue served many roles, but environmental expert was never one of them. That didn’t stop his company, real estate brokerage CB Richard Ellis, from naming him the guru of all things eco-friendly nearly two years ago. Pogue found himself in charge of making the company […]