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Global Environmental Efficiency Programme

  • 28 June 2007

HSBC, the world's first major bank to become carbon neutral, has committed a further US$90 million over five years to reduce the bank's impact on the environment through a series of initiatives, including the introduction of renewable energy technology, water…


Wal-Mart postpones its green report

  • 24 June 2007

Wal-Mart, the largest US retailer, has had to postpone the publication of an online report on its environmental and social sustainability efforts seen by its critics as a test of its commitment to greater corporate transparency on non-financial issues. When…


Retail giants agree to fair sourcing plan

  • 21 June 2007

By Robert Stockdill, FOODweek group editor, in Shanghai.The world’s biggest retailers have agreed to adopt a common standard for ensuring suppliers follow fair trade practices. At the annual CIES World Food Business Summit in Shanghai, chairman Roger Corbett, ex Woolworths…


America’s Least Philanthropic Companies

  • 20 June 2007

It feels like Apple has been on the cover of every newspaper and magazine this month. People gush about how much they love their iPod and admire Steve Jobs and his company.  Yet very few people ever talk about the…

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