ESG News Review 15 — 21 March 2014

24 03 2014

First Solar was among the most praised companies last week as it signed a power purchase agreement with Shams Ma’an Power Generation for a planned 52.5 megawatt solar power plant in Jordan. PepsiCo said it is rolling out a new land policy “with zero tolerance for illegal activities in our supply chain and for land […]

ESG News Review 15 — 21 March 2014
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ESG News Review 8 — 14 March 2014

17 03 2014

Toyota was among the most praised companies last week as it announced a wage increase for its Japan-based workers, responding to calls from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Nestlé published a new report describing its efforts to meet commitments in areas such as nutrition, water, rural development, sustainability and compliance; Nestlé also announced it will […]

ESG News Review 8 — 14 March 2014
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Nouvelle hausse des indices éthiques

14 03 2014

Les indices traditionnels des actions suisses s’affichent ainsi en nette hausse sur le mois (+3.47% SMI, +4.21% SPI), tandis que les stratégies BBGI-EthicalQuote composées de 20, 40 et 60 titres enregistraient respectivement +4.11%, +4.62% et +3.94%. Depuis 1999, les indices éthiques du marché suisses progressent ainsi en moyenne chaque année de +5.85%, +7.78% et +7.60% […]

Nouvelle hausse des indices éthiques
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Homophobie en Ouganda: Orange arràªte sa publicité dans Red Pepper

11 03 2014

Le géant franà§ais des télécom, Orange, vient d’annoncer qu’il cessait ses campagnes de publicité dans le tabloà¯d ougandais Red Pepper. Celui-ci a publié fin février une liste de 200 personnes prétendument homosexuelles. Cette publication est intervenue au lendemain de la signature par le président Museweni d’une loi anti-homosexualité. La publication de cette liste par le […]

Homophobie en Ouganda: Orange arràªte sa publicité dans Red Pepper
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ESG News Review 1 — 7 March 2014

10 03 2014

Ecolab appeared among the most praised companies last week after it received a 2014 Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) announced they have spent $2.3 billion in 2013 with diverse suppliers, such as minority-owned or women-owned businesses. […]

ESG News Review 1 — 7 March 2014
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Boeing, South African Airways Explore Ways for Farmers to Grow More Sustainable Biofuel Crops

6 03 2014

Boeing [NYSE:BA] is launching an initiative with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to expand opportunities for “smallhold” farmers in Southern Africa to grow crops that produce sustainable fuels. The program builds on a global effort by Boeing, RSB and other partners to help farmers with small plots of land […]

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Congo-Kinshasa: Commerce des «minerais du sang» dans les Grands Lacs – Les nouvelles directives de l’UE

6 03 2014

La Commission européenne a annoncé hier mercredi des mesures destinées à  responsabiliser les entreprises, notamment dans l’électronique, qui importent des minerais provenant des zones de conflit, essentiellement en Afrique centrale. « Nous sommes décidés à  empàªcher que le commerce international de minerais ne contribue à  l’escalade ou à  la persistance de conflits », ont déclaré […]

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ESG News Review 22 — 28 February 2014

3 03 2014

General Electric belongs to the group of most praised companies last week as it announced a $10 billion investment in clean technology as part of its “ecomagination” initiative, according to Reuters. Ericsson has been recognized for “Connecting the Unconnected” by Telecoms.com in their 2014 Industry Awards for the company’s involvement in the Millennium Villages Project […]

ESG News Review 22 — 28 February 2014
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2nd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance – Call for Papers & Save the date: 27.11.2014

28 02 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance will take place on November 27th, 2014 at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. The theme for this year’s event is Sustainable Finance, quo vadis? As in the previous year, the conference will provide a platform for sustainable finance related research relevant […]

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ESG News Review 15 — 21 February 2014

24 02 2014

General Motors appeared among the most praised companies last week, as it co-founded The Natural Capital Business Hub, while its Foundation received a Corporate Leadership Award from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation. Renault signed an agreement with the French Ministry of Labor to train and hire 800 young people by 2016. Unilever also […]

ESG News Review 15 — 21 February 2014
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