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Sustainable shareholders crank up pressure on corporate America

The extent to which shareholders can pressurize firms into improving their sustainability policies was underlined once again this week as two of the biggest names in corporate America, Chevron and Home Depot, faced shareholder resolutions demanding that they improve their…


Multinationals take an axe to jobs

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…


What Companies are Ethical?

I just received a press release from Covalence alerting me that the Geneva-based ethical rankings company is "publishing today its quarterly ethical reputation ranking, giving the best ranked companies as well as those companies which have made the most progress…


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…

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