Sustainable palm oil: Nestlé supply deal may be a game changer

30 09 2011

A recent decision by food giant Nestlé to re-instate a previously banned palm oil supplier on sustainability grounds may help make the business case for more sustainable palm oil. Alex Wilson reports. Mid-September 2011 was a significant moment in the world of sustainable palm oil. After months of long conversations between Greenpeace and the Forest […]

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Life Cycle Assessment in business Conference 2011

28 09 2011

[avniR] LCA in business Conference 2011. 3-4 November 2011, Espace International, Lille, France, Two days of co-learning between business, local authorities, researchers and experts around life cycle assessment in order to: Learn the latest in LCA trends, Anticipate future evolutions and regulation, Establish partnerships, Use LCA as a tool to make your Sustainability Strategy tangible. […]

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La cigarette fait un tabac en Afrique

22 09 2011

Les nuages de nicotine ne s’arràªtent pas aux frontières. à€ mesure qu’elle s’estompe dans le ciel d’une Europe presque hypocondriaque, la fumée des cigarettes plane sur le continent africain. Si l’Afrique n’est traditionnellement pas grande consommatrice, elle fait aujourd’hui l’objet de toutes les attentions de la part des grandes sociétés productrices. à‰reintées par les campagnes […]

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Wal-Mart and Women: Skeptics Question New Initiative

19 09 2011

Last week, Wal-Mart announced the latest component of its relatively successful campaign to shift its image from corporate villain to socially responsible role model. The company promised that it would double its business with women-owned contractors and suppliers in the U.S. and internationally, and educate and train hundreds of thousands of women through its nonprofit […]

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Good tax planning set to become a CSR target

19 09 2011

Tax avoidance is ‘as big an issue as sweatshops’, and could become the main target for CSR activity, a global charity has said. The international poverty NGO ActionAid has stated a ‘business case’ for good tax practices and recommendations for companies to achieve them. It says following the letter of the law is no longer […]

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Carte de paiement virtuelle sur téléphone mobile : Airtel, Standard Chartered et MasterCard en partenariat

19 09 2011

Le partenariat tripartite est un ralliement des acteurs du commerce électronique pour exploiter le potentiel d’un secteur en pleine croissance. Des millions de clients en Afrique peuvent maintenant se passer des méthodes de paiement traditionnelles et bénéficier d’une meilleure inclusion bancaire avec les paiements en ligne. Une solution de paiement compatible avec tous les téléphones […]

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DRC’s Gecamines to audit all JVs, revive exports

19 09 2011

Democratic Republic of Congo’s State-owned mining company Gecamines will invest $930-million in a bid to re-establish itself as a major copper and cobalt producer, and will launch audits of its existing joint ventures to help raise the cash, the company said. The plan could put Gecamines, a former mining heavyweight created by authoritarian leader Mobutu […]

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PepsiCo to Partner with China’s Ministry of Agriculture to Promote Sustainable Farming

19 09 2011

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China to promote sustainable agriculture projects and accelerate the development of the Chinese countryside. As part of the joint initiative, PepsiCo and the Ministry of Agriculture will build and operate demonstration […]

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Siemens AG to exit nuclear business, focus on renewable energy

19 09 2011

Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, yesterday said that it would cease building nuclear power plants globally and focus on renewable energy after the German government decided to phase out nuclear power by 2022. After the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in March, the Angela Merkel government in […]

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Hyundai donates mobile clinics to Nigeria

16 09 2011

Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), world’s fourth largest automobile manufacturer, has donated two units of hi-tech ultra modern mobile clinics to two of Nigeria’s foremost health institutions, the Abuja National Hospital and University of Abuja Teaching Hospital. Receiving the donations on behalf of these institutions, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Honourable Minister of Health, said in his goodwill […]

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