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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 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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IBM faces EU antitrust complaint over ‘tying’ claims

  • 24 March 2010

Antitrust problems for IBM mounted yesterday when a fresh complaint about its business practices was filed with Europe's top competition regulator. The new complaint comes from TurboHercules, a French company, which is accusing the US group of refusing to allow…

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IBM makes Earth-friendly plastic from plants

  • 9 March 2010

IBM researchers on Tuesday said they have discovered a way to make Earth-friendly plastic from plants that could replace petroleum-based products tough on the environment. The breakthrough promises biodegradable plastics made in a way that saves on energy, according to…

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Sharing technology to save the planet

  • 1 November 2009

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,…

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IBM Upping the Ante in Water Management

  • 16 March 2009

Computing giant IBM is looking into business possibilities for selling equipment and technology to manage fresh water supplies. IBM announced its plans March 16 at the World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. Among other things, the company will help conserve…

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Behind IBM’s Quest for a ‘Smarter Planet’

  • 4 January 2009

Over the past few weeks, a series of fascinating full-page ads from IBM Corp. got the better of me. The company launched a series of "Smarter Planet" ads in November, running Mondays in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,…

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