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ESG News Review 21 — 27 June 2014

  • 30 June 2014

Toyota appeared among the most praised companies last week, as it unveiled its first mass-market fuel-cell car, which is due to go on sale in Japan by end-March next year. Ford ranked No. 1 on Interbrand’s 2014 list of the…

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ESG News Review 2-8 November 2013

  • 11 November 2013

Iberdrola was among the most praised companies last week as it presented the first results of its SIGMA program aiming at reducing CO2 emissions during electricity generation. This Spanish company has also been named in other news covering its initiatives…

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ESG News Review 28 September – 4 October 2013

  • 7 October 2013

Last week the most criticized company was Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc., as contaminated water continue leaking at Fukushima nuclear plant. Ryanair also received negative comments for being ordered by a French court to pay more than €9m in fines…

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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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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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“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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India gets tough on taxation of transfers within MNCs

  • 18 February 2013

(Reuters) - India is aggressively pursuing tax claims against multinational firms operating in the country as the government seeks to rein in its budget deficit, taking particular aim at IT and back-office functions, tax officials say. It has targeted several…

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L’eau, un risque émergent pour les entreprises

  • 12 March 2012

Plusieurs grandes entreprises, dont Shell, seront présentes au Forum mondial de l'eau, qui se déroule à  Marseille du 12 au 17 mars. Une présence qui pourrait déclencher quelques controverses concernant les impacts des entreprises sur la ressource en eau. Certaines…

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Shell close to agreement on bribery case

  • 28 October 2011

Shell is close to reaching a settlement with the United States in a bribery case in Nigeria. It is expected that the Anglo-Dutch oil company will receive a 30 million dollar fine. Shell has been charged with the large-scale bribery…

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