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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 14 – 20 September 2013

  • 23 September 2013

JPMorgan Chase was the most criticized company last week, as it has agreed to pay about $920m in penalties to US and UK regulators for "unsafe and unsound practices" including last year's "London whale" trading losses and dissimulations. Shell also…

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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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Pledge of $150m to fight neglected diseases

  • 14 October 2010

Six pharmaceutical companies and several governments have pledged more than $150m in medicines and funding over five years to tackle some of the most neglected diseases. The debilitating illnesses — including leprosy, lymphatic filariasis and sleeping sickness — affect 1bn…

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Companies call for ‘credible’ climate action

  • 23 September 2009

A group of 500 global businesses, including dozens of Australian corporations, have called for "credible" action on climate change. The publication of the so-called Copenhagen Communique comes two months before the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December, amid…

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Novartis rejects call for vaccine donations

  • 12 June 2009

Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, defied the World Health Organisation and some of its corporate peers by ruling out a donation to the poor of vaccines to counter the latest flu pandemic, and saying developing nations or donor nations should…

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