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 15 — 21 February 2014

24 02 2014

General Motors appeared among the most praised companies last week, as it co-founded The Natural Capital Business Hub, while its Foundation received a Corporate Leadership Award from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation. Renault signed an agreement with the French Ministry of Labor to train and hire 800 young people by 2016. Unilever also […]

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 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 […]

Global Compact Survey

13 09 2007

In 2006 and 2007, UNI Finance conducted a survey on finance companies’ commitments to Principle 3 of the UN Global Compact, “Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining”. 35 major finance companies were asked to elaborate on their commitments to Principle 3. In a second […]

How the big five banks are learning to reap rewards from going greener

15 08 2007

Whether it’s tracing the provenance of the shirt on our backs or asking about air miles required to deliver our coffee, UK consumers are increasingly demanding environmental and ethical awareness from the companies they use. And the same goes for banks and their products. UK banks are making a concerted effort to prove they have […]

Banks Embracing Green Challenge, Study Finds

3 07 2007

According to the latest Banking Industry report from research group Covalence, competition for eco-minded customers has helped improve how banks’ services affect the environment. The study looked at the EthicalQuote Reputation Index for nine industries from June 2006 to June 2007 and found that the banking sector was ranked second highest in its overall reputation, […]

Green Competition Moves Banks – Covalence Banking Industry Report 2007

29 06 2007

Banks show the second best EthicalQuote reputation score from June 2006 to June 2007 compared to nine other industries, states a report released on 29 June 2007 by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence, Covalence Banking Industry Report 2007. Over last year the Banking Industry has witnessed a favorable evolution in the areas of Eco-Innovativeness […]

RBS is accused of sponsoring global warming

18 03 2007

THE ROYAL Bank of Scotland (RBS) is being threatened with a student boycott over its multi-billion-pound investments in climate-wrecking oil and gas projects around the world. The threat comes in the wake of a new report attacking RBS’s record on funding polluting pipelines and production plants. The bank has been accused of going on a […]