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Business turns water-smart

Big business is doing its bit to reduce water consumption, according to the latest figures from the Queensland Water Commission. (...) Ms Bligh and Premier Peter Beattie toured the Coca Cola Amatil plant at Richlands this morning to inspect some…


Hillary Clinton sets fundraising record

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for the White House, on Sunday said she had raised $26m since she entered the race — almost twice her campaign’s target and more than three times the record for the first quarter of the…


Danone’s taste for microfinance pays dividends

Franck Riboud is a romantic at heart. The chairman of French food multinational Danone is also an astute businessman with a particular nose for marketing. Yet he seems to be managing to combine his passionate commitment for social responsibility with…


ABN Amro launches climate change index

ABN Amro has launched an equity index tracking firms that address climate change and other environmental issues. Paul Thind, a London-based executive director at ABN AMRO, and the index developer, said: "This… benchmark reference instrument can be used both to…


Fair-trade advocates appeal to Starbucks

When many students stop by Starbucks on the way to class to pick up their daily double shots, they may not realize the signs they see around the store for different types of coffees are the focus of a rift…

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