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Coke in move to avert ‘soda tax’

  • 30 September 2009

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest soft drinks company, says it is “ramping up” efforts to stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle in combating obesity, in response to a growing push by health advocates for a federal tax on sugared drinks…

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Companies call for ‘credible’ climate action

  • 23 September 2009

A group of 500 global businesses, including dozens of Australian corporations, have called for "credible" action on climate change. The publication of the so-called Copenhagen Communique comes two months before the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December, amid…

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Starbucks, Dell to aid online effort to save rainforest

  • 21 September 2009

Environmental activists are taking to the Internet in a new bid to help save the world's rainforests with the help of major corporations including Starbucks Corp and Dell Inc. Campaigners plan to announce on Monday the formation of "Team Earth",…

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Kraft takeover of Cadbury’s bad for ethics

  • 16 September 2009

The proposed takeover of Cadbury's by Kraft could be a setback for human rights campaigners according to Ethical Consumer magazine. Cadbury's has recently adopted the Fairtrade standard across its high profile Dairy Milk chocolate range. Kraft foods has however hitched…

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Kenya: Travailler par sms

  • 10 September 2009

Les nouvelles technologies créent des formes inédites de travail. La Société Txteagle en collaboration avec Nokia, a lancé au Kenya une initiative novatrice : des milliers de détenteurs des téléphones portables habitant dans les quartiers pauvres du pays, gagnent de…

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La nouvelle Peugeot électrique ion sera lancée fin 2010

  • 9 September 2009

Le groupe Peugeot, pionnier et 1er constructeur mondial de véhicules électriques, se prépare à  un grand événement fin 2010. Le groupe compte, en effet, présenter en 1ère mondiale au salon automobile de Francfort, une nouvelle marque nommée " ion ".…

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Diageo branded socially irresponsible for UK tax avoidance

  • 8 September 2009

A leading business analyst has branded the company socially irresponsible. This particular act of social irresponsibility is not about Kilmarnock and Port Dundas in Glasgow where a further 200 jobs are to go - but about Diageo’s UK tax avoidance.…

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Want an Eco-Friendly Car? Buy a BMW!

  • 8 September 2009

If your carbon footprint is an important consideration to you when you're car shopping, you may picture yourself in a Toyota Prius. Or perhaps, if you pay close attention to the auto industry, you've got your eye on a Chevy…

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