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Life Cycle Assessment in business Conference 2011

  • 28 September 2011

[avniR] LCA in business Conference 2011. 3-4 November 2011, Espace International, Lille, France, Two days of co-learning between business, local authorities, researchers and experts around life cycle assessment in order to: Learn the latest in LCA trends, Anticipate future evolutions…

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La cigarette fait un tabac en Afrique

  • 22 September 2011

Les nuages de nicotine ne s’arràªtent pas aux frontières. à€ mesure qu’elle s’estompe dans le ciel d’une Europe presque hypocondriaque, la fumée des cigarettes plane sur le continent africain. Si l’Afrique n’est traditionnellement pas grande consommatrice, elle fait aujourd’hui l’objet…

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Wal-Mart and Women: Skeptics Question New Initiative

  • 19 September 2011

Last week, Wal-Mart announced the latest component of its relatively successful campaign to shift its image from corporate villain to socially responsible role model. The company promised that it would double its business with women-owned contractors and suppliers in the…

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Good tax planning set to become a CSR target

  • 19 September 2011

Tax avoidance is ‘as big an issue as sweatshops’, and could become the main target for CSR activity, a global charity has said. The international poverty NGO ActionAid has stated a ‘business case’ for good tax practices and recommendations for…

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DRC’s Gecamines to audit all JVs, revive exports

  • 19 September 2011

Democratic Republic of Congo's State-owned mining company Gecamines will invest $930-million in a bid to re-establish itself as a major copper and cobalt producer, and will launch audits of its existing joint ventures to help raise the cash, the company…

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Siemens AG to exit nuclear business, focus on renewable energy

  • 19 September 2011

Siemens AG, Europe's largest engineering company, yesterday said that it would cease building nuclear power plants globally and focus on renewable energy after the German government decided to phase out nuclear power by 2022. After the Fukushima nuclear power plant…

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Hyundai donates mobile clinics to Nigeria

  • 16 September 2011

Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), world’s fourth largest automobile manufacturer, has donated two units of hi-tech ultra modern mobile clinics to two of Nigeria’s foremost health institutions, the Abuja National Hospital and University of Abuja Teaching Hospital. Receiving the donations on…

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