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ESG News Review 27 September – 3 October 2014

  • 6 October 2014

Ford was among the most praised companies last week as it announced the creation of 1000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Canada. Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group said they have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with…


ESG News Review 14 — 20 June 2014

  • 23 June 2014

Walmart was among the most praised companies last week as it announced it will triple its spending on food safety in China to 300 million yuan; in addition, the company has been named in a Ceres report showing how firms…


CEO says guns not welcome at Starbucks

  • 18 September 2013

Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz has an opinion on many hot topics, including gay marriage, but Schulz has avoided taking sides in the national gun debate, until now. Schulz’s non-stance on the issue was praised by pro-gun activists, who staged a…


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…


Food companies on quest for the next generation of healthy

  • 21 March 2011

For decades, packaged-food companies have been reducing fat and calories in their products. More recently the industry undertook a broad-based effort to eliminate trans fats, and even high-fructose corn syrup. But today, big food is at a crossroads. The companies…


Starbucks attempting green PR stunt on unrecycled cups

  • 1 April 2010

Starbucks is sponsoring an open collaboration contest called betacup to engage the public in solving what it sees as a disposable cup problem. Cynics may argue that this is just a marketing ploy by a company trying to put over…


Starbucks, Dell to aid online effort to save rainforest

  • 21 September 2009

Environmental activists are taking to the Internet in a new bid to help save the world's rainforests with the help of major corporations including Starbucks Corp and Dell Inc. Campaigners plan to announce on Monday the formation of "Team Earth",…


Starbucks joins with (RED) in drinks promotion

  • 30 October 2008

Starbucks Corp. is trying to refocus in a tough economy as a company with a conscience, announcing a partnership with Bono's (RED) label on Wednesday as it attempts to recover from a slowdown in consumer spending. The partnership with (RED),…


Something new’s brewing at Starbucks

  • 8 April 2008

Pike Place Roastâ„¢ will be the first coffee to bear the new mark symbolizing Starbucks ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability through an expanded relationship with Conservation International (CI). Coffee bearing the new mark is purchased from C.A.F.E. Practices verified suppliers.…

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