Private and Public Partners Unite to Combat 10 Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020

30 01 2012

Today, 13 pharmaceutical companies, the U.S., U.K. and U.A.E governments, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and other global health organisations announced a new, coordinated push to accelerate progress toward eliminating or controlling 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by the end of the decade. Uniting efforts with NTD-endemic countries, partners pledged to […]


Apple hit by boycott call over worker abuses in China

29 01 2012

Apple, the computer giant whose sleek products have become a mainstay of modern life, is dealing with a public relations disaster and the threat of calls for a boycott of its iPhones and iPads. The company’s public image took a dive after revelations about working conditions in the factories of some of its network of […]


Les Guitares Gibson ont trop saigné le bois malgache

24 01 2012

Une chanteuse malgache accuse le légendaire fabriquant de guitares américain d’utiliser du bois abbatu illégalement à  Madagascar. Razia Saà¯d, chanteuse malgache, se bat contre le fabriquant américain de guitares Gibson, épaulée par l’ONG Friends of the Earth. Le 19 janvier dernier, lors d’une convention o๠se réunissait la National association of music merchants (NAMM), elle a […]


Major investor coalition seeks disclosure of US corporate lobbying expenditure

20 01 2012

A group of US investment institutions have filed shareholder resolutions at 40 companies calling on them to report on their spending on direct lobbying and lobbying via trade associations. The group wants greater transparency on how companies influence regulation and law-making. Backers of the initiative include investors such as the $134bn (€104bn) New York State […]


Pourquoi les recettes tirées des minerais par les pays africains sont-elles encore faibles ?

16 01 2012

Une politique minière inadéquate et un régime fiscal statique expliquent en partie le fait que l’Etat africain tire peu profit de l’industrie minière, contrairement à  l’Australie.  En Afrique, les parts revenant à  l’Etat sont moindres comparées à  celles des autres régions et pays comme l’Australie.  Le tout dernier rapport du groupe d’études internationales sur les […]


BBGI-EthicalQuote Swiss Equities Indices

15 01 2012

The BBGI-EthicalQuote Swiss Equities Indices show that it is possible to outperform the Swiss Market Index (SMI) and the Swiss Performance Index (SPI) while integrating ESG criteria. After a particularly difficult year for the majority of investors, BBGI Group SA and Covalence SA have decided to publish their BBGI-EthicalQuote Swiss Equities indices to answer the […]


Sainsbury’s launches responsible drinking campaign

9 01 2012

Sainsbury’s has launched a campaign to help consumers to better understand the importance of responsible drinking. Run in partnership with Drinkaware, Diageo and Heineken, the campaign will emphasise the importance of managing alcohol intake and encourage customers to develop a better understanding of alcohol units, as well as highlight the variety of lighter style wines […]