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Global poverty — what corporations can do

First we launched the project “Piloting solution for reversing brain drain into brain gain for Africa” together with UNESCO at the end of last year. Over the past decade, African countries have suffered from emigration of up to 70 percent…

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Customers happy to go green, but not if it costs

Despite growing concern for the environment, people aren't prepared to pay more for green products, technology, media and telecoms executives told an industry summit this week. Ideas are multiplying for ways to save energy, increase recycling and use more environmentally…

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Green company snubs oil giant in global row

A GREEN-minded firm has refused to work with oil giant ExxonMobil because it claims the company has a history of climate change denial. Ardeley-based corporate events company MotivAction was approached by ExxonMobil to run an event, but turned it down.…

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ExxonMobil Chemical Recognized for Energy Efficiency by ACC and IETC

ExxonMobil Chemical (NYSE:XOM) has earned awards for energy efficiency from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and from the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) hosted by the Energy Systems Laboratory of the Texas A&M University System. Since 2000, ExxonMobil has identified…

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Coffee companies aim to boost eco-friendly purchases

Some 30 percent of the beans in Kraft's Yuban coffee brand are the result sustainable growing techniques, the minimum percentage required for certification. "Our goal is to continue to try to grow the Yuban trademark," said Gregory Nesmith, senior brand…

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US business leaders announce progress in Partnership for Lebanon

Various US business leaders such as Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft; Craig Barrett, Chairman, Intel Corporation; John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco; Yousif B. Ghafari, Chairman, GHAFARI, Inc.; and Dr. Ray Irani, Chairman, President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum Corporation announced…

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IBM Greening Up Data Centers

Hot on the heels of Apple pledging to be more green, former computer manufacturer IBM is doing the same. Where Apple talked about reducing toxic wastes generated during the production of its home computers and iPods, IBM is talking about…

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BP Takes On US Refinery Watchdog

BP has announced the appointment of a watchdog to monitor safety improvements at its five US refineries. Duane Wilson is taking up the post following the recommendation of an independent panel headed by former US secretary of state James Baker.Mr…

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Cosmetic giants slapped over claims

The makers of the some of the best known anti-wrinkle creams on the market have been told off for misleading adverts which target women who want to look younger. Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration has rejected claims made by Lancome, Clinique,…

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Brazil issues compulsory licence

Less than six months after the Thai public health ministry said it would issue a compulsory licence over a patent held by Merck for the AIDS treatment drug efavirenz, the Brazilian government has followed suit. The Brazilian president, Luiz Inà¡cio…

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