Parc des Virunga : les communautés locales s’opposent à  l’exploitation du pétrole

28 03 2012

Soco International a été autorisée depuis quelque temps, par le gouvernement central, d’explorer et d’exploiter le pétrole dans le parc des Virunga. Mais à  ce jour, les communautés locales ne sont pas favorables à  cette initiative. Elles craignent entre autres, des «conséquences écologiques». Les membres des communautés locales ainsi que les autorités coutumières de Lubero […]

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Apple CEO in China mission to clear up problems

27 03 2012

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook has jetted into China for talks with government officials as he seeks to clear up a pile of problems in the firm’s biggest growth market, from its contested iPad trademark to treatment of local labour. Cook is on his first trip to the country since taking over from late […]

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Londres 2012 et les fantômes de Bhopal

24 03 2012

Aujourd’hui top sponsor du CIO, le géant américain Dow Chemical est montré du doigt. La firme a racheté Union Carbide, qui fut responsable de la tragédie indienne de 1984. Enquàªte. Trois mille cinq cents morts, chiffre officiel, 20 000 à  25 000 selon les associations de victimes, au moins 12 000 écrit le sérieux Washington Post. Et, 27 […]

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Business playing key role in drive for gay marriage

22 03 2012

Gay marriage wouldn’t have passed in the Washington state Legislature this year without Gov. Chris Gregoire’s decision to reverse course and push for it. Legislators’ personal pleas to colleagues, as epitomized by Republican Rep. Maureen Walsh’s passionate floor speech about her desire to throw her daughter a wedding someday, also played a major role. The […]

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Philips and the World Association of Sleep Medicine join together to raise global awareness of the importance of sleep

16 03 2012

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) will join with the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) as an official sponsor of World Sleep Day 2012, held on Friday, March 16. This year’s theme — ‘Breathe Easily, Sleep Well’ — centers on raising awareness of sleep disorders that affect a person’s breathing, such as obstructive […]

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H&M launches in-store garment recycling to support Climate Week

12 03 2012

H&M and the British Red Cross have teamed up to launch an in-store recycling partnership as part of Climate Week 2012, Britain’s biggest climate change campaign. Climate Week, which is supported by H&M and backed by individuals including Sienna Miller and the Prime Minister, launches today (12 March 2012). H&M is calling on customers to donate unwanted or […]

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L’eau, un risque émergent pour les entreprises

12 03 2012

Plusieurs grandes entreprises, dont Shell, seront présentes au Forum mondial de l’eau, qui se déroule à  Marseille du 12 au 17 mars. Une présence qui pourrait déclencher quelques controverses concernant les impacts des entreprises sur la ressource en eau. Certaines d’entre elles tentent cependant d’appréhender ce nouveau risque. « Le management du risque-eau par les […]

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Apple’s ‘Nike moment’: Dissecting the human cost of iPhones

8 03 2012

The US anti-sweatshop movement was born the day we discovered how our Nikes were stitched together. Two decades later, we are discovering how our cherished iPhones are made, giving Apple a ” Nike moment” of its own. Worker suicides at Apple’s main Chinese supplier, Foxconn, in 2010, followed by reports of forced overtime, child labor, […]

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Shipping giant sees biofuels in its future

5 03 2012

A.P. Moeller Maersk, the world’s biggest container ship owner, is leading its industry in developing biofuels made from organic waste that could cut its carbon emissions and reduce a $6 billion annual fuel bill. Maersk is conducting tests with two Danish universities to develop clean fuels tailored for ships and has worked with the U.S. […]

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