ESG News Review 21 — 27 September 2013

30 09 2013

Dell was the most praised company last week after it received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kohl’s Corporation was awarded a Sustained Excellence in Green Power Award, also from the EPA. The Coca-Cola Company received positive comments as it launched a partnership to deliver safe drinking water […]

ESG News Review 21 — 27 September 2013
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Syngenta’s unlikely ally

25 09 2013

FARM chemical giants and environmental lobby groups are frequently at loggerheads about agriculture’s impact on farmland, farm communities and ecological issues, but Syngenta’s ambitious “good growth plan” vows have drawn keen support from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).  As previously reported by Fairfax Agricultural Media, crop protection and seed breeding giant Syngenta has set itself […]

Syngenta's unlikely ally
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ESG News Review 14 – 20 September 2013

23 09 2013

JPMorgan Chase was the most criticized company last week, as it has agreed to pay about $920m in penalties to US and UK regulators for “unsafe and unsound practices” including last year’s “London whale” trading losses and dissimulations. Shell also received a large amount of negative comments after Nigeria’s Bodo community rejected its compensation offer […]

ESG News Review 14 - 20 September 2013
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Indice 60: solide face aux turbulences

20 09 2013

L’actualité Environnement, Social, Gouvernance (ESG) a été chahutée le mois dernier, pour les entreprises suisses (31% d’informations positives, 69% de négatives) ainsi qu’au plan international (34% de positives). Parmi les firmes du pays ayant vu leur score ESG progresser le mois passé figurent: Adecco (emploi de personnes handicapées en Espagne); Zurich Financial Services (publication de […]

Indice 60: solide face aux turbulences
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CEO says guns not welcome at Starbucks

18 09 2013

Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz has an opinion on many hot topics, including gay marriage, but Schulz has avoided taking sides in the national gun debate, until now. Schulz’s non-stance on the issue was praised by pro-gun activists, who staged a Starbucks ‘Guns and Coffee’ appreciation day in August. The activists’ decision to use Starbucks as […]

CEO says guns not welcome at Starbucks
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ESG News Review 7 – 13 September 2013

16 09 2013

Yahoo! was the most praised company last week, as it published a first aggregate summary of U.S. governmental information requests. Together with Google, Microsoft and Facebook, the company filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for the right to reveal the numbers of national security-related requests they receive. Nissan also received mostly positive reviews as […]

ESG News Review 7 - 13 September 2013
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ESG News Review 31 August — 6 September 2013

9 09 2013

For the third week in a row Tokyo Electric Power Co. was the most criticized company, as a result of recent increases in radiation from the Fukushima plant. Wal-Mart also received  criticism after protesters calling for higher wages were arrested and union organizers allegedly fired. In other news, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua, […]

ESG News Review 31 August — 6 September 2013
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Nestlé helps to develop water and sanitation pledge for business

4 09 2013

Nestlé is one of the first signatories of a new pledge drawn up by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) that commits businesses to upholding the human right to water and sanitation within their operations. The pledge for ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Implementation at the Workplace’ (WASH) challenges companies to provide access to […]

Nestlé helps to develop water and sanitation pledge for business
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ESG News Review 24 — 30 August 2013

2 09 2013

Wal-Mart has been the most praised company last week as it opened-up healthcare benefits to employees’ same-sex partners, which The Newsweek/Daily Beast’s Daniel Gross describes as a “corporate shift”. Nissan and Ford also received positive coverage for creating jobs in the U.S., while Peugeot presented a new hybrid car. On the other hand, Tokyo Electric […]

ESG News Review 24 — 30 August 2013
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