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 25 — 31 January 2014

3 02 2014

Nissan appeared among the most praised companies last week, and so did FedEx. These two companies announced they would begin testing a 100 percent electric compact cargo vehicle. Costco Wholesale was praised by President Obama for “taking the leadership to pay its workers fair wages”. Nestlé announced it would invest one billion dollars in Mexico, […]

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 24 — 30 August 2013

2 09 2013

Wal-Mart has been the most praised company last week as it opened-up healthcare benefits to employees’ same-sex partners, which The Newsweek/Daily Beast’s Daniel Gross describes as a “corporate shift”. Nissan and Ford also received positive coverage for creating jobs in the U.S., while Peugeot presented a new hybrid car. On the other hand, Tokyo Electric […]

ESG News Review 15-21 June 2013

24 06 2013

Ford has been praised for cutting production emissions by 37% per vehicle since 2000, while HSBC (and Standard Chartered) officers have been caught in a Cobrapost sting operation, offering to launder money. This weekly review is produced using the EthicalQuote reputation index run by Covalence, which tracks 2800 companies worldwide. It gives a summary of […]

Want an Eco-Friendly Car? Buy a BMW!

8 09 2009

If your carbon footprint is an important consideration to you when you’re car shopping, you may picture yourself in a Toyota Prius. Or perhaps, if you pay close attention to the auto industry, you’ve got your eye on a Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf. These cars aren’t likely to win you any stoplight drag races, […]

Green chemicals of the month

3 02 2009

2009 started with a lot of new green chemical offerings ranging from the cleaning industry, to automobile and construction. Here are some of the selected ones mostly in the plastic arena. Hint: If you want your newly launched green chemicals/technology to be included in my monthly list, pls. email the press release to me at […]

Nissan announces its love for green paint … sort of

19 09 2008

All right, so Nissan isn’t planning on painting more of its cars in a green hue, but they are reducing the overall environmental impact of their painting process. The new technology will cut down paint waste, use less space, reduce carbon emissions and be quicker to boot. Nissan will move quickly to use this new […]

Nissan and Habitat for Humanity Build Houses With Energy-Saving Features

5 06 2008

Habitat for HumanityInternational and Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) announced today the renewalof an annual $1 million partnership. Through the partnership, Nissan will fundthe construction of affordable houses that conserve energy and water, supportongoing Habitat for Humanity homebuilding projects and assist with Habitat’sdisaster response efforts.  Since 2006, Nissan has donated more than $3 million to […]

Toyota not so green

24 04 2008

Most of us now understand that pollution from cars causes global warming. So, we also know that driving cleaner cars — like Toyota’s low-emission, 48 miles-per-gallon (mpg) Prius hybrid — means less global warming pollution. Unfortunately, the overall truth about Toyota is, well, inconvenient. The carbon footprint of Toyota’s overall car fleet remains dinosaur-esque, and […]