ESG News Review 20 – 26 September 2014

29 09 2014

Nestlé was among the most praised companies last week as it announced its endorsement of Caring for Climate, the world’s largest coalition on climate issues, during the U.N. Climate Summit in New York. At the same occasion Kellogg Company announced a new commitment to support the livelihoods of 15,000 smallholder growers around the world. Unilever […]

ESG News Review 30 August – 5 September 2014

8 09 2014

Tesla Motors was among the most praised companies last week as it chose Nevada for its planned “gigafactory,” which should produce batteries to power 500,000 of the company’s electric cars annually and lower the costs of these cars; 6,500 on-site jobs and 16,000 indirect jobs sould be created in the community. Unilever and the World […]

ESG News Review 8 — 14 March 2014

17 03 2014

Toyota was among the most praised companies last week as it announced a wage increase for its Japan-based workers, responding to calls from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Nestlé published a new report describing its efforts to meet commitments in areas such as nutrition, water, rural development, sustainability and compliance; Nestlé also announced it will […]

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 […]

Unilever and L’Oréal lead in increasing climate transparency

5 12 2012

Despite an uptick in business activity — which might be expected to result in higher emissions — some of the world’s top-earning companies are managing to reduce their carbon footprints, according to a new report. Five of the six highest-ranked companies — Unilever, UPS, Nike, Levi Strauss and L’Oreal — showed year-over-year revenue growth from […]

Unilever Plants The Seeds For Biodiversity

18 09 2012

Unilever, as a founding member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, sees biodiversity as an integral part of their Sustainable Living Plan. This plan aims to align economic growth with improved livelihoods and environmental protection, and understands the importance of working through the company’s suppliers worldwide. As Dirk Jan de With,  Unilever’s VP  Procurement […]

Unilever teams up with Unicef and Domestos for charity initiative

5 07 2012

Unilever has teamed up with Unicef and Domestos on a major charitable initiative that aims to help bring improved sanitation to hundreds of thousands of people in poorer countries. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming an increasingly heated battleground between companies, as they seek to outdo each other. As part of the partnership, Domestos is […]

Rio+20: Coke, Unilever, Other Giants Lead Natural Capital Initiative; Plus a Summit Business News Roundup

18 06 2012

The Coca-Cola Company, Dow Chemical and Duke Energy are among 24 major companies that have agreed to develop a methodology to assign value to the world’s forests, freshwater and marine systems. The Corporate Eco Forum and The Nature Conservancy are leading the Valuing Natural Capital initiative, announced at the United Nations’ Rio+20 Earth Summit. Committed […]

Major companies sign up to Government gender equality reporting plan

16 09 2011

Tesco, BT and Unilever are among the first companies to sign up to use the ‘Think, Act, Report’ framework (11-page, 166KB PDF), which aims to “improve transparency” on equality issues in the private and voluntary sectors. The framework was developed by the Government Equalities Office and conciliation service Acas. It is designed to help employers […]

L’ONU s’allie au privé pour éradiquer la malnutrition en Asie

19 06 2011

L’ONU lance en Indonésie et au Bangladesh un programme inédit pour éradiquer la malnutrition enfantine en faisant appel à  la puissance financière et l’expertise de géants de l’agro-alimentaire, comme Unilever et Kraft. “Il s’agit de faire preuve d’efficacité. Nous obtenons de meilleurs résultats quand les secteurs privés et publics joignent leurs forces”, affirme Nancy Roman, […]