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ESG News Review 13 – 19 September 2014

  • 22 September 2014

Kroger appeared among the most praised companies last week as it announced it has donated more than 50 million pounds of products to local Feeding America food banks in 2013; Kroger, together with The Coca-Cola Company, Honeywell International and other…

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ESG News Review 19 — 25 October 2013

  • 28 October 2013

Volkswagen was among the most praised companies last week, as workers voted in favor of a collective agreement in Navarra (Spain), while its Swedish truck-maker affiliate announced more orders for its engines that meet tighter European emissions regulation. Volkswagen India…

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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…

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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…

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ESG News Review 17 — 23 August 2013

  • 26 August 2013

Staples Inc. was the most praised company last week after announcing that it recycled 350 million ink and toner cartridges since 2005. Another retailer, Wal-Mart, also received mostly positive coverage for its "made-in-America" campaign promoting the creation of more manufacturing…

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ESG News Review 6 — 12 July 2013

  • 13 July 2013

GlaxoSmithKline has been the most criticized company last week, as some of its executives in China confessed to "bribery and tax violations". Microsoft also received substantial negative coverage after The Guardian revealed the company "has collaborated closely with U.S. intelligence…

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ESG News Review 29 June – 5 July 2013

  • 8 July 2013

Last week The Coca-Cola Company has received positive media coverage for joining the Soft Drinks Sustainability Roadmap, an initiative aiming at reducing the environmental footprint of soft drink products. At the same time, Google was criticized by Oklahoma and Nebraska's Attorney's General…

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ESG News Review 22-28 June 2013

  • 1 July 2013

Microsoft has been praised for expressing its willingness to disclose US government data queries and for launching ad-free Bing search for schools last week, while UBS received negative coverage as its French unit was fined 10m euros for failing to tighten…

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Measuring the social value of corporate sponsorship

  • 25 June 2012

The corporate sponsorship of the London Olympics has certainly not been without its critics. Amongst the sponsors, Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Cadbury in particular have been criticised for promoting high-sugar, high-caloric brands that seem far removed from the slim, trim world…

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