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ESG News Review 24 — 30 May 2014

2 06 2014

Nestlé was among the most praised companies last week as it is supporting a new strategy organized by the World Cocoa Foundation to promote sustainability in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana; the plan, named ‘CocoaAction’, will help to coordinate and align the sustainability efforts of the world’s largest suppliers and buyers […]


ESG News Review 10 — 16 May 2014

19 05 2014

Dell appeared among the most praised companies last week, as several sources including The Guardian’s Sustainability case studies highlighted its objectives for 2020, including waste-free packaging, reducing its operational carbon footprint by 50% and cutting the energy intensity of its product portfolio by 80%. NiSource released its 2013 Sustainability Report, showing the company’s progress across […]


ESG News Review 19 — 25 October 2013

28 10 2013

Volkswagen was among the most praised companies last week, as workers voted in favor of a collective agreement in Navarra (Spain), while its Swedish truck-maker affiliate announced more orders for its engines that meet tighter European emissions regulation. Volkswagen India received a Certificate of Appreciation on “Promoting Water Use Efficiency in Urban Sector to Address […]


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 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 13 — 20 July 2013

22 07 2013

GlaxoSmithKline continued to be the most criticized company last week, as Chinese officials pursued their investigation into the suspected “economic crimes” of executives, including bribery. This affair occupies a large portion of the summer media space. On the other hand, Microsoft was the most praised company for calling on President Obama and the U.S. Congress […]


ESG News Review 6 — 12 July 2013

13 07 2013

GlaxoSmithKline has been the most criticized company last week, as some of its executives in China confessed to “bribery and tax violations”. Microsoft also received substantial negative coverage after The Guardian revealed the company “has collaborated closely with U.S. intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted”. On the positive side, The Coca-Cola Company […]


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 […]


Pharma Reputations: Managing Perceptions

14 08 2012

Geneva-based Covalence, a company that markets the information system, EthicalQuote, has observed that pharma is not keeping pace with other industries in terms of the overall balance of global good and bad news coverage in four broad ethical areas: labour standards, waste management, product social utility and human rights policy. “The pharma industry is losing […]


GlaxoSmithKline allegedly bribing Polish doctors

6 07 2012

Prosecutors and the Polish Anti-Corruption Bureau are investigating reports that UK-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline allegedly bribed doctors in Poland to prescribe their drugs ahead of other manufacturers.“We believe that doctors took a form of bribes from representatives of the company in the years 2010-11,” Krzysztof Kopania, a spokesman for the regional prosecutor’s office in Lodz, […]