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 in their 2014 Industry Awards for the company’s involvement in the Millennium Villages Project […]

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, […]

Refugees United and Ericsson broaden reconnection services with Safaricom and Vodacom

20 06 2013

In support of World Refugee Day, the Refugees United reconnection platform is now made available to thousands of families via a toll-free line and a free simple dial-code application in Kenya with Safaricom, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with Vodacom. Safaricom will support a series of awareness activities, including SMS campaigns for the two […]

Innovation Fuels Techs’ Reputation Despite Corruption Scandals – Covalence Technology Hardware Industry Report 2008

11 11 2008

Innovative green and social products greatly contribute to the ethical reputation of technology hardware companies, while labour, legal, institutional and production-related challenges are rising, states a report published today by Geneva-based research firm Covalence — Covalence Technology Hardware Industry Report 2008. In Covalence cross-sectors EthicalQuote ranking Technology Hardware recently lost the 1st rank against Automobiles […]

Ericsson in Mobile Broadband Pilot to Boost Social and Economic Development in Bangladesh

12 08 2008

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is launching a pilot in Bangladesh to demonstrate how to improve productivity and quality of life in the country with the use of high-speed internet services through 3G/HSPA technology. The pioneering project, called Alokito Bangladesh (Enlightened Bangladesh), will demonstrate high-speed internet access and a range of advanced services – including mobile health […]

Business Leaders Adopt Decaration on Responsible Business Practices

6 07 2007

Business leaders from developed and developing countries today pledged to comply with labour, human rights, environmental and anti-corruption standards as a two-day conference closed in Geneva. At the second United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, top executives of corporations such as Coca-Cola, Petrobras, Fuji Xerox, China Ocean Shipping Group, Tata Steel, L M Ericsson and […]

Ericsson, Idea Cellular and GSMA launch live biofuel base stations in India

14 06 2007

Indian mobile operator Idea Cellular, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and the GSM Association’s Development Fund today announced that four mobile base stations powered by locally produced biofuels have extended Idea’s commercial mobile network in rural India. All four locations in the state of Maharashtra are greenfield sites that have not previously had access to a mobile network […]

Customers happy to go green, but not if it costs

21 05 2007

Despite growing concern for the environment, people aren’t prepared to pay more for green products, technology, media and telecoms executives told an industry summit this week. Ideas are multiplying for ways to save energy, increase recycling and use more environmentally friendly materials, but such measures could not be implemented fully unless consumers accepted at least […]

Lenovo scales Greenpeace technology vendor league table

5 04 2007

Lenovo has jumped to the number-one spot in Greenpeace International’s influential, if controversial, rankings for environmentally-friendly technology companies. The Chinese giant displaced Nokia in the third and latest Green Electronics Guide studying the policies and activities of 14 leading technology companies. The new rankings mark a sharp improvement by Lenovo over the first Greenpeace poll […]