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IBM’s at it again

  • 28 January 2008

I thought you’d be interested in this. IBM’s at it again, doing things that are legal but unethical. They told thousands of employees that to keep the same income they must work lots of overtime. Further, the article says employees…

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Need for more sustainable Chinese granite

  • 21 January 2008

European natural stone importers acknowledge need for improvement of labour conditions. The import of granite and other natural stone products into the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and other European countries is increasing. Granite is much used for public infrastructural projects, like…

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Chevron gives $30m to global health fund

  • 20 January 2008

Chevron the US-based energy group, is to contribute $30m in cash over three years to the United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria, in a pioneering move to lend direct corporate support to international health programmes. Along…

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PetroChina Hit by Pension Fund Pressure

  • 18 January 2008

At the time when China’s largest oil company, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), is showing a substantial increase in assets, its listed daughter company PetroChina [NYSE:PTR] is confronted by an uphill battle. The growing uneasy of institutional investors and pension…

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Big drug companies raided in EU probe

  • 17 January 2008

European regulators raided some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies yesterday in an inquiry into whether they conspired to keep up the price of drugs after patents expired. Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Sanofi-Aventis were among those that confirmed they had…

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MSN Site Connects Brands With Cause-Minded Consumers

  • 16 January 2008

MSN is looking to engage cause-minded individuals on a new site that seeks to connect users with brands, reports ClickZ (via MarketingVox). MSN is partnering with WhatOnEarthIsGoingOn.com to create a new co-branded site where people can get together and learn…

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Les biocarburants, “un crime contre l’humanité”

  • 16 January 2008

Jean Ziegler, le Rapporteur de l’ONU sur le droit à  l’alimentation et le Fonds Monétaire International, ont plaidé pour un moratoire de l’ONU sur la production des biocarburants qu'ils qualifient de "crime contre l'humanité", et qui fait monter les cours…

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Comment mesurer les impacts écologiques de la pub?

  • 16 January 2008

Quel est l’impact écologique d’une campagne presse pour une marque de sacs à  main ou d’un spot TV sur le yaourt ? EcoPublicité est le premier outil d’évaluation environnementale des campagnes de publicité, développé par PriceWaterhouseCoppers (PWC) et Havas Media…

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Corporations Go Public with Eco-Friendly Patents

  • 14 January 2008

Leading members of the corporate community have come together in a first-of-its-kind effort to help the environment, unleashing dozens of innovative, environmentally responsible patents to the public domain. Availability of these patents will encourage researchers, entrepreneurs and companies of all…

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RD Congo : L’or, toujours au cÅ“ur des conflits

  • 14 January 2008

La carte de conflits en RD Congo reproduit largement celle de l’or, de diamant et Uranium qui lui sont liées. Un pays qui réunit ces trois sources de richesse ou (au choix) de malédiction. Les conflits considérés comme un mode…

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