Shell close to agreement on bribery case

28 10 2011

Shell is close to reaching a settlement with the United States in a bribery case in Nigeria. It is expected that the Anglo-Dutch oil company will receive a 30 million dollar fine. Shell has been charged with the large-scale bribery of Nigerian customs officials in order get equipment faster into the country and to secure […]


Facebook Gives Green Light to Swedish Data Center

27 10 2011

Has Facebook finally caved to Greenpeace’s demands? The social network giant has for the past 18 months been embroiled in an ongoing battle with environmental activists over Facebook’s data center expansion plans. Greenpeace wants Facebook to adopt 100 percent renewable energy for its facilities, in part as a way to signal to the larger IT […]


Une usine de panneaux solaires au Kenya

26 10 2011

La première usine de fabrication de panneaux solaires d’Afrique centrale et de l’Est a ouvert ses portes au Kenya. “Il était temps”, s’exclame John Wambua, jardinier. Il est impatient d’avoir accès à  une technologie solaire à  prix abordable. “Je n’ai pas d’électricité dans mon studio à  Nairobi, seule une lampe solaire éclaire mes nuits. Je […]


McDonald’s Joins Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

19 10 2011

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced its membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This membership represents significant progress in the company’s commitment to source palm oil only from RSPO member companies by the end of this year, and to use only RSPO-certified palm oil in restaurants and pre-cooked chicken and potato products […]


The Patagonia model shows how less can lead to more

17 10 2011

The outdoor clothing company is putting sustainability ahead of profit and asking consumers to ‘buy less’. It’s a bold strategy, but also a smart way of doing business. Consumers account for over 60% of GDP in both the UK and US. As consumers spend more, companies prosper, and the global economy expands. And so does […]