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ESG News Review 14 — 20 June 2014

  • 23 June 2014

Walmart was among the most praised companies last week as it announced it will triple its spending on food safety in China to 300 million yuan; in addition, the company has been named in a Ceres report showing how firms…


ESG News Review 8 — 14 March 2014

  • 17 March 2014

Toyota was among the most praised companies last week as it announced a wage increase for its Japan-based workers, responding to calls from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Nestlé published a new report describing its efforts to meet commitments in…


ESG News Review 1 — 7 February 2014

  • 10 February 2014

General Motors was among the most praised companies last year, as its Opel unit has agreed to extend by two years a guarantee that workers at three German plants won't face job cuts. AT&T announced plans to commit $100 million…


Cisco in China scandal

  • 24 May 2011

Falungong members are suing Cisco Systems for custom-building "Golden Shield" internet technology used by China to track down devotees of the spiritual movement. Cisco dismissed the case on Monday as being without basis and vowed to "vigorously defend" itself. A…


Silicon Valley companies face minority hiring complaints

  • 10 February 2011

Silicon Valley high tech firms are on the hot seat over accusations that they're not hiring enough minorities. Three non-profit groups targeted Google for a protest because it wouldn't provide a breakdown of its workforce by race or ethnicity. "The…


Activist manager sells Cisco shares on rights concerns

  • 12 January 2011

Activist investor Boston Common Asset Management LLC said that it has sold most of the 167,000 shares it held in Cisco Systems Inc, capping a lengthy dispute with the company over its human rights record. Cisco is among a number…


Cisco’s Shareholders Want Answers on Human Rights

  • 22 October 2008

Harington Investments, with the support of Boston Common Asset Management, has proffered a shareholder resolution that requests Cisco "amend the company's bylaws to establish a board committee on human rights that is authorized to review the implications of company policies,…

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