Educate Girls. Change the World. Intel makes commitment with 10×10 at CGI

22 09 2010

Did you know that one additional year of primary education for girls can result in a 10-20% increase in women’s wages later in life? An increase in female education leads to lower infant and maternal mortality rates, protection against HIV/AIDS, and increased schooling for her children. An investment in a girl’s education is an investment […]

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World Business and Development Award winners: Fighting poverty can benefit business

21 09 2010

Ten companies were recognized today at this year’s World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) for their efforts in improving the lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. The winning companies are engaged in diverse initiatives such as providing low-income housing in Mexico; assisting farmers in Sierra Leone integrate into sorghum value chains, and […]

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The Coca-Cola Company pledges to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020

21 09 2010

Coca-Cola Announces “5 BY 20”, An Ambitious Goal to Empower Women Entrepreneurs Across the World. At a plenary session on empowering women at the Clinton Global Initiative, Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of  The Coca-Cola Company, today pledged to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs throughout Coca-Cola’s global business system by 2020. This pledge […]

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Google Updates Anti-Censorship Weapons

21 09 2010

Earlier this year Google launched an innovative “Government Requests map,” which showed how regularly governments around the world were asking Google to remove information or content from its index and services. Google won plaudits for the initiative, as well as criticism from some governments that the map allegedly made look like censoring regimes. Yesterday Google […]

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Hydrocarbures: le gouvernement favorable à  l’arrivée de grands pétroliers

18 09 2010

L’italien Eni Oil Holding, 6e dans le monde, va désormais exploiter le bloc pétrolier Ndunda du Bas-Congo avec 55% contre 30% pour l’ancien propriétaire, Surestream, et 15% pour Cohydro, la Congolaise des hydrocarbures. Cela fait l’affaire du gouvernement congolais, favorable à  l’arrivée dans ce secteur des «majors», les grands pétroliers du monde. Célestin Mbuyu, ministre […]

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Bank of America Ahead of Plan on 10-Year, $20 Billion Environmental Business Initiative

16 09 2010

In a report issued today, Bank of America announced it is ahead of schedule on its 10-year, $20 billion business initiative focused on addressing climate change, launched in 2007. Through June 2010, Bank of America has directed $8.4 billion through lending, investing, capital markets activity, philanthropy and the company’s own operations. Details can be found […]

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Microsoft and Russia

14 09 2010

Microsoft made the right decision to stop helping Russian authorities use claims of software piracy to harass and silence dissenters. On Monday, it announced that it is barring its lawyers from taking part in such cases and will provide a blanket software license to advocacy groups and news media outlets in Russia, undercutting the Kremlin’s […]

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Bayer MaterialScience develops “green shoe” concept

13 09 2010

Bayer MaterialScience has developed a unique concept for a “green shoe” that uses a whole host of sustainable materials and technologies. These include renewable polyurethane feedstocks, raw materials for solvent-free coatings and adhesives, and a polycarbonate blend and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) based on renewable resources. Up to 90 percent of all components in the ‘Ecotrekker’ […]

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J&J Giving $200M To Fund Countries Health

8 09 2010

Health giant Johnson & Johnson is donating about $200 million in cash and medicine to a sweeping United Nations program created to improve the health and lives of people in poor countries. J&J is launching a five-year program called “Every Mother, Every Child,” meant to help almost 400 million women and children in developing countries. […]

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Samsung Promotes Green Memory and Washing Machine, Recycling

7 09 2010

Samsung Electronics Co. has been quite vocal on green issues over the last two days. Expanded “Green Memory” initiative, the “Eco Bubble” washing machine, as well as the launch of Samsung Takeback and Recycle (STAR) Program in India have been in the news. The EthicalQuote score calculated for Samsung has been following an ascending path […]

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