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ESG News Review 2-8 November 2013

11 11 2013

Iberdrola was among the most praised companies last week as it presented the first results of its SIGMA program aiming at reducing CO2 emissions during electricity generation. This Spanish company has also been named in other news covering its initiatives in favor of biodiversity, education and environmental awareness. Toyota said it reduced 29% of CO2 […]


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 […]


The ethics of banking (and the balance of media)

4 07 2008

A fresh writedown for UBS. An ethical writedown, that is. The below chart compiled by Covalance – an ethical research outfit. As you’ll notice, UBS – generally a poorly behaved child – has been very naughty since mid-April. (…) HSBC, meanwhile, is good as gold. Last year major positive issues regarding the Banking industry have […]


Banks’ institutional impact under scrutiny – Covalence Banking Industry Report 2008

3 07 2008

Interactions of banks with governments are increasingly criticized in terms of ethics; meanwhile, environmental initiatives and philanthropic donations are the industry’s main positive news cows, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence — Covalence Banking Industry Report 2008. (…) The historical EthicalQuote ranking calculated since 2002 sees Banks dropping from […]


PepsiCo, Kohl’s Among Cos. Honored for Green Power Purchases

23 10 2007

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday honored 17 companies that combined buy nearly 4 billion kilowatt hours of green power each year. The Green Power Purchasing Leaders already are Green Power Partners that commit to buying renewable power such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas and low-impact hydro. The EPA selected seven Green Power […]


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 […]