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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…

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ESG News Review 5 – 11 April 2014

  • 14 April 2014

Baxter International appeared among the most praised companies last week, as it was recognized for safety performance in China when it received the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District’s (GETDD) 2013 Excellent Safety Culture Company Award for dedication to creating…

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ESG News Review 29 March – 4 April 2014

  • 7 April 2014

Facebook was among the most praised companies last week as it has made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power its web services, according to a report published by Greenpeace which also salutes Google and Apple. Volkswagen plans…

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ESG News Review 1 — 7 March 2014

  • 10 March 2014

Ecolab appeared among the most praised companies last week after it received a 2014 Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) announced they…

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ESG News Review 4 — 10 January 2014

  • 13 January 2014

The Automobile industry ranked first in our 2013 review (see this exclusive for GreenBiz). The trend seems to continue in 2014. Toyota was among the most praised companies last week, as it announced that it plans to start selling electric…

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ESG News Review 30 November – 6 December 2013

  • 9 December 2013

Vermilion Energy was among the most praised companies last week because they won  The 2013 Circular Economy Award for Industrial and Regional Ecology in France, an award that honors companies that reduce, recycle and reuse materials and resources throughout the…

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Citigroup accused of ‘recessionary’ sex bias

  • 18 May 2009

In a textbook illustration of the perils of downsizing, a group of female executives has filed suit against beleaguered banking giant Citigroup, charging the bank’s layoffs hit women executives harder than men. That, attorney Douglas Wigdor told Forbes.com, is “recessionary…

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Undue Diligence: How banks do business with corrupt regimes

  • 11 March 2009

Global Witness' new report Undue Diligence names some of the major banks who have done business with corrupt regimes. By accepting these customers, banks are assisting those who are using state assets to enrich themselves or brutalise their own people.…

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Multinationals take an axe to jobs

  • 28 January 2009

Forced leave, wage reductions, hiring freezes and shorter hours simply did not do enough. A year into this recession, companies across the board are resorting to mass job cuts. Home Depot, Caterpillar, Sprint Nextel and at least eight other companies…

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Banking on Sustainability

  • 11 August 2008

The past decade has seen a radical shift from viewing banks as far-removed from social and environmental impacts, to recognizing banks as the fulcrum of financing, and thus a key lever for achieving sustainability. The 2003 launch of the Equator…

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