Elikia : le premier smartphone africain arrive au Congo

31 12 2012

Après une tablette en 2011, l’entrepreneur congolais Vérone Mankou met sur le marché un smartphone 100% africain. Bien que fabriqué en Chine, l’Elikia a été totalement développé en local pour moins de 100 000 euros. Il est vendu 130 euros sans subventions. Le jeune entrepreneur Vérone Mankou, surnommé le « Steve Jobs congolais », débute la commercialisation […]

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Reputation is crucial for bank investors

21 12 2012

The humbling of two global banks in recent weeks has been greeted very differently on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Still, from the perspective of either side, large fines for interest rate rigging by Swiss bank UBS, and money-laundering by HSBC, point to the same conclusion: from now on, banks must protect their reputations as […]

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Study finds dramatic rise in sustainability reporting

18 12 2012

Sustainability reporting is becoming more popular among publicly-traded companies, according to an analysis from New York-based Governance & Accountability Institute.  In 2011, 53% of S&P 500 companies reported on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts, up from just 19% the previous year, the study found. Similarly, 57% of Fortune 500 companies reported on their […]

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Rendements annualisés supérieurs à  6%

18 12 2012

Novembre a été marqué par un léger relà¢chement de la pression sur la réputation éthique des entreprises suisses: elles affichaient en effet un ratio de 43% d’informations positives (57% de négatives), contre 41% en octobre. Cela demeure toutefois inférieur au benchmark global (composé de 600 sociétés), qui atteignait 60%. L’Allemagne a été la principale source […]

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(English) Unilever and L’Oréal lead in increasing climate transparency

5 12 2012

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Anglais Américain.

Unilever and L'Oréal lead in increasing climate transparency
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Google, Microsoft launch charity efforts

5 12 2012

Google and Microsoft each unveiled new charitable initiatives Tuesday, in separate efforts which channel millions of dollars to innovators tackling social ills. Google launched its Global Impact Awards program with a first round of funding allocating a total of $23 million to seven organizations « changing the world. » « Technology has dramatically improved our lives, from the […]

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Roche and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) partner to strengthen laboratories medicine training and knowledge on the African continent

4 12 2012

Roche and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) partner to strengthen laboratories medicine training and knowledge on the African continent. Today Roche Diagnostics and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced a public-private partnership to improve the capacity of laboratorians and strengthen laboratory systems in African nations highly impacted […]

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