Results:

ESG News Review 14 — 20 June 2014

23 06 2014

Walmart was among the most praised companies last week as it announced it will triple its spending on food safety in China to 300 million yuan; in addition, the company has been named in a Ceres report showing how firms also including Coca-Cola, General Mills, and Unilever have taken steps to work with suppliers on […]


ESG News Review 5 – 11 April 2014

14 04 2014

Baxter International appeared among the most praised companies last week, as it was recognized for safety performance in China when it received the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District’s (GETDD) 2013 Excellent Safety Culture Company Award for dedication to creating a safe manufacturing environment and culture. Xylem gained the 2014 Corporate Excellence Award from Charities@Work, […]


ESG News Review 29 March – 4 April 2014

7 04 2014

Facebook was among the most praised companies last week as it has made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power its web services, according to a report published by Greenpeace which also salutes Google and Apple. Volkswagen plans to make plug-in hybrids cars in China, according to Reuters; in Spain, VW renewed its […]


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 4 — 10 January 2014

13 01 2014

The Automobile industry ranked first in our 2013 review (see this exclusive for GreenBiz). The trend seems to continue in 2014. Toyota was among the most praised companies last week, as it announced that it plans to start selling electric vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells by 2015. Ford presented the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, […]


ESG News Review 30 November – 6 December 2013

9 12 2013

Vermilion Energy was among the most praised companies last week because they won  The 2013 Circular Economy Award for Industrial and Regional Ecology in France, an award that honors companies that reduce, recycle and reuse materials and resources throughout the production process. Honda has joined a experimental project that looks at the vehicle to grid […]


Citigroup accused of ‘recessionary’ sex bias

18 05 2009

In a textbook illustration of the perils of downsizing, a group of female executives has filed suit against beleaguered banking giant Citigroup, charging the bank’s layoffs hit women executives harder than men. That, attorney Douglas Wigdor told Forbes.com, is “recessionary discrimination.” Wigdor filed suit with the EEOC on behalf of five female executives who claim […]


Undue Diligence: How banks do business with corrupt regimes

11 03 2009

Global Witness’ new report Undue Diligence names some of the major banks who have done business with corrupt regimes. By accepting these customers, banks are assisting those who are using state assets to enrich themselves or brutalise their own people. This corruption denies the world’s poorest people the chance to lift themselves out of poverty […]


Multinationals take an axe to jobs

28 01 2009

Forced leave, wage reductions, hiring freezes and shorter hours simply did not do enough. A year into this recession, companies across the board are resorting to mass job cuts. Home Depot, Caterpillar, Sprint Nextel and at least eight other companies announced on Monday they would cut more than 75,000 jobs in the US and around […]


Banking on Sustainability

11 08 2008

The past decade has seen a radical shift from viewing banks as far-removed from social and environmental impacts, to recognizing banks as the fulcrum of financing, and thus a key lever for achieving sustainability. The 2003 launch of the Equator Principles and the granting of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize to microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus […]