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Biofuel offers Brazilian farmers fair trade

  • 29 August 2007

Fair trade organisation gebana has joined Switzerland's leading retailer, Migros, to market what it claims is the world's first ecological and fairly traded fuel. Petrol pump operator Migrol - part of Migros - will buy green fuel from gebana at…

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The Burden of Innovation – Covalence Pharmaceutical Industry Report 2007

  • 29 August 2007

Pharmaceutical companies carry increasing ethical risks related to innovation, states a report released on 29 August 2007 by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence, Covalence Pharmaceutical Industry Report 2007. These innovation-related risks deal with intellectual property rights, drug pricing, clinical…

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Comparative Stakeholder Salience Survey

  • 28 August 2007

Although the concept and practice of stakeholding is central to contemporary corporate social responsibility and accountability movement, less attention is paid to its variation across sectors and countries. Our study seeks to fill this research gap by focusing on mapping…

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Ethical clothing takes organic sales to £2bn

  • 27 August 2007

The boom in the organic market is being driven by a desire for chemical-free clothing and cosmetics as well as food, a report will disclose this week. The Organic Market Report, to be published by the Soil Association, will show…

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Volkswagen Increases Pay and Benefits in Mexico

  • 21 August 2007

After the averted weekend strike of employees over wages, the Mexican unit of German automaker Volkswagen AG agreed to a pay rise with its 11,000 unionised workers. Volkswagen’s plant in Mexico is the world’s only producer of Volkswagen’s New Beetle…

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Sony starts saving the world, one VAIO at a time

  • 18 August 2007

After ranking dead last in a March Greenpeace electronics recycling report, Sony thought it might be a good idea to give consumers a free place to recycle Sony branded products. Starting September 15th US consumers will be able to bring…

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Siemens bribery investigation extended to Indonesia, China

  • 18 August 2007

German electronics giant Siemens is facing additional corruption accusations as part of a major bribery investigation to land business deals in China and Indonesia, the homepage of the weekly Der Spiegel news magazine reported Saturday. According to the report, the…

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