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ESG News Review 27 September – 3 October 2014

  • 6 October 2014

Ford was among the most praised companies last week as it announced the creation of 1000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Canada. Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group said they have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with…

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ESG News Review 21 — 27 June 2014

  • 30 June 2014

Toyota appeared among the most praised companies last week, as it unveiled its first mass-market fuel-cell car, which is due to go on sale in Japan by end-March next year. Ford ranked No. 1 on Interbrand’s 2014 list of the…

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ESG News Review 31 May – 6 June 2014

  • 10 June 2014

Ford was among the most praised companies last week, as it unveiled its Lightweight Concept vehicle, which uses advanced materials to explore weight-reduction solutions that could improve performance and fuel efficiency while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Johnson Controls supports the…

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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 24 — 30 August 2013

  • 2 September 2013

Wal-Mart has been the most praised company last week as it opened-up healthcare benefits to employees’ same-sex partners, which The Newsweek/Daily Beast’s Daniel Gross describes as a "corporate shift". Nissan and Ford also received positive coverage for creating jobs in…

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ESG News Review 10 — 16 August 2013

  • 19 August 2013

Toyota was the most praised company last week thanks to initiatives such as the donation of business expertise to non-profits, environmental education and scholarship programs. On the other hand, Ryanair was the most criticized company, after it fired a pilot…

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ESG News Review 3 — 9 August 2013

  • 12 August 2013

Tokyo Electric Power Co. was the most criticized company last week, after Japan’s Prime Minister called for an "urgent battle to stop radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant leaking into the ocean" (Sky News). JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs,…

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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 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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ESG News Review 15-21 June 2013

  • 24 June 2013

Ford has been praised for cutting production emissions by 37% per vehicle since 2000, while HSBC (and Standard Chartered) officers have been caught in a Cobrapost sting operation, offering to launder money. This weekly review is produced using the EthicalQuote…

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