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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 29 June – 5 July 2013

8 07 2013

Last week The Coca-Cola Company has received positive media coverage for joining the Soft Drinks Sustainability Roadmap, an initiative aiming at reducing the environmental footprint of soft drink products. At the same time, Google was criticized by Oklahoma and Nebraska’s Attorney’s General for making money from YouTube ads promoting illegal drugs. This weekly review has been produced […]


Can US business rise to Obama’s climate change challenge?

8 11 2012

A little bit of sanity has returned to the US. With the presidency safely back in his grasp, Barack Obama finally felt able to mention what has been the elephant in the room during the entire election campaign: climate change. And how important a single sentence can be. As Obama said in his acceptance speech: […]


Nearly 60 Companies Test New Product, Supply Chain Emissions Measuring Tools

21 01 2010

More than 50 corporations, including Kraft Foods, IKEA, Ford, GE and SC Johnson, are measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of their products and entire supply chains with two new standards from the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative. The standards provide methods for companies to follow the emissions from individual product life cycles and companies’ value chains. […]


Victims of apartheid can sue multinationals

13 05 2008

Thousands of South Africans who suffered under apartheid won the right yesterday to sue a number of companies, including BP, Citigroup and Ford, for allegedly helping to perpetrate human rights abuses. The US Supreme Court ruled that three class actions can use the American legal system to sue approximately 50 international corporations who they believe […]


Olympic sponsor BHP fails to placate Mia Farrow over Darfur

29 04 2008

BHP Billiton has incurred the wrath of campaigners who are now planning a series of demonstrations against the company for its backing of the Beijing Olympics. The mining giant is one of a handful of major corporate sponsors of the Games being targeted by Dream for Darfur – the group led by actress Mia Farrow […]


Wal-Mart postpones its green report

24 06 2007

Wal-Mart, the largest US retailer, has had to postpone the publication of an online report on its environmental and social sustainability efforts seen by its critics as a test of its commitment to greater corporate transparency on non-financial issues. When Wal-Mart ann­ounced a push to improve its sustainability record in October 2005, it said it […]


Is Big Business Buying Out the Environmental Movement?

5 06 2007

In the business world these days, it appears that just about everything is for sale. Multi-billion-dollar deals are commonplace, and even venerable institutions such as the Wall Street Journal find themselves put into play. Yet companies are not the only things being acquired. This may turn out to be the year that big business bought […]


L’environnement crée de nouveaux services aux entreprises

4 06 2007

Principal client pour l’instant d’EcoAct, General Electric a conclu un partenariat de deux ans qui consiste à  impliquer les salariés du groupe dans des actions éco-citoyennes. A l’occasion de la journée mondiale de l’environnement, les salariés procèderont, en collaboration avec une association de réinsertion sociale, au nettoyage des berges de la Seine. Objectif : réhabiliter […]


Hillary Clinton sets fundraising record

1 04 2007

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for the White House, on Sunday said she had raised $26m since she entered the race — almost twice her campaign’s target and more than three times the record for the first quarter of the year before a presidential election. (…) A group of more than 20 large fund managers […]