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ESG News Review 11 — 17 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…


ESG News Review 6 — 12 July 2013

GlaxoSmithKline has been the most criticized company last week, as some of its executives in China confessed to "bribery and tax violations". Microsoft also received substantial negative coverage after The Guardian revealed the company "has collaborated closely with U.S. intelligence…


Retailers Fight to Escape ‘Conflict Minerals’ Law

Top U.S. retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. are battling to limit a new federal law that could force them to report whether their store-brand goods contain minerals from war-torn Central Africa. The requirement, part of the Dodd-Frank…


Target under fire over political donations and GLBT rights

Several US newspapers and blogs comment on current protests against Target over its recent political donation to a Republican politician known to be critical of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender rights. The Human Rights Campaign has asked that the US…


Wal-Mart pledges $2 billion in food and grants to fight hunger

Wal-Mart announced plans Wednesday to donate $2 billion over five years to food banks and hunger relief organizations, one of the largest charitable efforts that the nation's largest grocer has undertaken. The Bentonville, Ark.-based chain said it will give more…


Boeing named best company for diversity

Boeing has been named the most preferred employer in a readership survey conducted by a career-guidance and recruitment magazine. In the latest survey, Equal Opportunity magazine randomly selected 1,000 of its readers and asked them to name the employers, in…

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