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Corporations pledge sustainability at Rio+20

People observe the "Burned Tree Park" exhibition at the People´s Summit in Flamengo park in the framework of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Microsoft and other firms attending the Rio+20 business forum…


Coke, Colgate, DuPont and Others Form Environmental Packaging Lobby Group

Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, DuPont, Dow Chemical and Kellogg’s are among the major U.S. corporations that have created a trade organization to represent the packaging industry and coordinate the sector’s environmental efforts. The American Institution for Packaging and the Environment (Ameripen) will…


Pompton Lakes residents begin suing DuPont over pollution

More than 350 residents of a Pompton Lakes neighborhood beset with groundwater pollution began suing DuPont and another company Thursday seeking financial damages on claims they have lost property values. The complaints also want DuPont to provide medical monitoring of…


Sharing technology to save the planet

The refrain of a popular children’s song –‘‘the morewe get together the happier we’ll be’’ – may sound like a simplistic formula for solving the complex challenges of climate change and sustainability. But if any area is ripe for collaboration,…


Is Big Business Buying Out the Environmental Movement?

In the business world these days, it appears that just about everything is for sale. Multi-billion-dollar deals are commonplace, and even venerable institutions such as the Wall Street Journal find themselves put into play. Yet companies are not the only…


Incentive or punishment

After naming and shaming, and the media and blogs as watchdogs, we are seeing a multiplication of the social responsibility, sustainable development and ethical rankings. The Swiss ethical quotation company Covalence, has just published its first quarter ranking, and the…

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