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ESG News Review 21 — 27 September 2013

  • 30 September 2013

Dell was the most praised company last week after it received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kohl’s Corporation was awarded a Sustained Excellence in Green Power Award, also from the EPA. The…


Syngenta’s unlikely ally

  • 25 September 2013

FARM chemical giants and environmental lobby groups are frequently at loggerheads about agriculture's impact on farmland, farm communities and ecological issues, but Syngenta's ambitious "good growth plan" vows have drawn keen support from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).  As previously…


ESG News Review 14 – 20 September 2013

  • 23 September 2013

JPMorgan Chase was the most criticized company last week, as it has agreed to pay about $920m in penalties to US and UK regulators for "unsafe and unsound practices" including last year's "London whale" trading losses and dissimulations. Shell also…


Indice 60: solide face aux turbulences

  • 20 September 2013

L’actualité Environnement, Social, Gouvernance (ESG) a été chahutée le mois dernier, pour les entreprises suisses (31% d’informations positives, 69% de négatives) ainsi qu’au plan international (34% de positives). Parmi les firmes du pays ayant vu leur score ESG progresser le…


CEO says guns not welcome at Starbucks

  • 18 September 2013

Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz has an opinion on many hot topics, including gay marriage, but Schulz has avoided taking sides in the national gun debate, until now. Schulz’s non-stance on the issue was praised by pro-gun activists, who staged a…


ESG News Review 7 – 13 September 2013

  • 16 September 2013

Yahoo! was the most praised company last week, as it published a first aggregate summary of U.S. governmental information requests. Together with Google, Microsoft and Facebook, the company filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for the right to reveal…


ESG News Review 31 August — 6 September 2013

  • 9 September 2013

For the third week in a row Tokyo Electric Power Co. was the most criticized company, as a result of recent increases in radiation from the Fukushima plant. Wal-Mart also received  criticism after protesters calling for higher wages were arrested…


ESG News Review 24 — 30 August 2013

  • 2 September 2013

Wal-Mart has been the most praised company last week as it opened-up healthcare benefits to employees’ same-sex partners, which The Newsweek/Daily Beast’s Daniel Gross describes as a "corporate shift". Nissan and Ford also received positive coverage for creating jobs in…

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