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ESG News Review 18 — 24 January 2014

  • 27 January 2014

Boeing was among the most praised companies last week as it announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi's state-owned carrier Etihad Airways and French energy firm Total to develop biofuels. Boeing, with other members of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group,…

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ESG News Review 11 — 17 January 2014

  • 20 January 2014

Alstom appeared among the most praised companies last week, as it announced it would cease engaging sales consultants to ensure it “conducts business in a responsible way and strives to achieve the highest ethical standards”. Alstom is also calling for…

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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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“Ruggie Rules” detail corporate behavior abroad

  • 7 April 2013

Of all the challenges posed by globalization, regulating abusive corporate practices has long been particularly difficult. From Asian sweatshops supplying brands like Nike and Apple, to the oil giant Shell polluting and abetting violence in Nigeria, recent decades have been…

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Nike investigates Indonesian suppliers for labor violations

  • 15 January 2013

US sporting goods giant Nike said it was investigating claims by labour activists that its manufacturers in Indonesia were trying to evade paying its workers the minimum wage. “Nike takes these claims seriously and company representatives are investigating the claims,”…

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Business playing key role in drive for gay marriage

  • 22 March 2012

Gay marriage wouldn’t have passed in the Washington state Legislature this year without Gov. Chris Gregoire’s decision to reverse course and push for it. Legislators’ personal pleas to colleagues, as epitomized by Republican Rep. Maureen Walsh’s passionate floor speech about…

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