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ESG News Review 24 — 30 May 2014

  • 2 June 2014

Nestlé was among the most praised companies last week as it is supporting a new strategy organized by the World Cocoa Foundation to promote sustainability in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana; the plan, named ‘CocoaAction’, will…

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ESG News Review 10 — 16 May 2014

  • 19 May 2014

Dell appeared among the most praised companies last week, as several sources including The Guardian’s Sustainability case studies highlighted its objectives for 2020, including waste-free packaging, reducing its operational carbon footprint by 50% and cutting the energy intensity of its…

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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 7 – 13 September 2013

  • 16 September 2013

Yahoo! was the most praised company last week, as it published a first aggregate summary of U.S. governmental information requests. Together with Google, Microsoft and Facebook, the company filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for the right to reveal…

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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 13 — 20 July 2013

  • 22 July 2013

GlaxoSmithKline continued to be the most criticized company last week, as Chinese officials pursued their investigation into the suspected "economic crimes" of executives, including bribery. This affair occupies a large portion of the summer media space. On the other hand,…

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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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Pharma Reputations: Managing Perceptions

  • 14 August 2012

Geneva-based Covalence, a company that markets the information system, EthicalQuote, has observed that pharma is not keeping pace with other industries in terms of the overall balance of global good and bad news coverage in four broad ethical areas: labour…

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GlaxoSmithKline allegedly bribing Polish doctors

  • 6 July 2012

Prosecutors and the Polish Anti-Corruption Bureau are investigating reports that UK-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline allegedly bribed doctors in Poland to prescribe their drugs ahead of other manufacturers.“We believe that doctors took a form of bribes from representatives of the company…

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