ActionAid releases new tax responsibility guide for FTSE investors

29 04 2013

A detailed guide for investors and businesses seeking a more socially responsible approach to corporate tax has been published today by ActionAid. The guide, Tax responsibility: an investor guide, timed to coincide with the spring AGM season, draws on the first comprehensive survey of the FTSE100’s tax policies, practices and reporting. It shows how aggressive […]

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Toyota’s hybrid vehicle sales pass 5 million

17 04 2013

Toyota’s global sales of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles have surpassed 5 million in a milestone for a technology that was initially greeted with skepticism. The Japanese automaker, which said Wednesday it had sold 5.125 million hybrid vehicles as of the end of March, started selling the Prius, the world’s first mass produced hybrid passenger car, in […]

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ThyssenKrupp Offers Amnesty in Anti-corruption Drive

16 04 2013

Heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp (IW1000/75), rocked by a slew of corruption scandals, said Tuesday it will not prosecute or fire employees involved in any wrongdoing if they cooperate in uncovering the malpractices. « For employees who disclose compliance matters voluntarily, truthfully and fully … and who cooperate unreservedly in investigating them, the executive board promises that […]

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Inrate and Covalence to enter strategic collaboration

9 04 2013

Zurich and Geneva, April 9th 2013 — Swiss agencies Inrate and Covalence announce their strategic collaboration in the field of environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis of stock-quoted companies. The cooperation gives Inrate access to up-to-date research on controversial issues. As of early 2013, Covalence provides Inrate with regular up-to-date research on controversial issues such […]

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Inrate et Covalence établissent une collaboration stratégique

9 04 2013

Zurich et Genève, 9 avril 2013 — Les agences suisses Inrate et Covalence annoncent leur collaboration stratégique dans le domaine de l’analyse environnement, social et gouvernance (ESG) des sociétés cotées. Cette coopération permet à  Inrate de bénéficier d’un service de recherche continue sur les sujets de controverse. Depuis début 2013, Covalence fournit à  Inrate de […]

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« Ruggie Rules » detail corporate behavior abroad

7 04 2013

Of all the challenges posed by globalization, regulating abusive corporate practices has long been particularly difficult. From Asian sweatshops supplying brands like Nike and Apple, to the oil giant Shell polluting and abetting violence in Nigeria, recent decades have been rife with tales of multinationals harming communities in which they operate — usually in low-income, […]

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