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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…

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ESG News Review 17 — 23 May 2014

  • 26 May 2014

Dell was among the most praised companies last week, as it announced new sustainability initiatives among which carbon-negative packaging, through a partnership with Newlight Technologies, inventor and manufacturer of AirCarbon. Walmart is collaborating with Kellogg Company to support the livelihoods…

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ESG News Review 26 April – 2 May 2014

  • 5 May 2014

Wal-Mart and General Mills were among the most praised companies last week as both companies announced a commitment to accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in collaboration with Field to Market, a nonprofit organization dedicated to…

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ESG News Review 23-29 November 2013

  • 2 December 2013

Mediaset was among the most criticized companies last week, as its founder Silvio Berlusconi was expelled from the Italian Senate after he was found guilty for masterminding a complex and illegal system to lower the taxes for his media group.…

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ESG News Review 16-22 November 2013

  • 25 November 2013

Volkswagen was among the most praised companies last week, after they recently announced their plan to electrify all vehicles in all segments so that by the end of 2014, fourteen models from the Volkswagen group brands will be available as…

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ESG News Review 5 – 11 October 2013

  • 14 October 2013

Last week the most criticized company was - again - Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc., as six workers were exposed to a leak of highly radioactive water at Fukushima nuclear plant. Leighton Holdings Limited also received criticisms for facing a…

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ESG News Review 31 August — 6 September 2013

  • 9 September 2013

For the third week in a row Tokyo Electric Power Co. was the most criticized company, as a result of recent increases in radiation from the Fukushima plant. Wal-Mart also received  criticism after protesters calling for higher wages were arrested…

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ESG News Review 24 — 30 August 2013

  • 2 September 2013

Wal-Mart has been the most praised company last week as it opened-up healthcare benefits to employees’ same-sex partners, which The Newsweek/Daily Beast’s Daniel Gross describes as a "corporate shift". Nissan and Ford also received positive coverage for creating jobs in…

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ESG News Review 17 — 23 August 2013

  • 26 August 2013

Staples Inc. was the most praised company last week after announcing that it recycled 350 million ink and toner cartridges since 2005. Another retailer, Wal-Mart, also received mostly positive coverage for its "made-in-America" campaign promoting the creation of more manufacturing…

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Wal-Mart creates anti-bribery post

  • 25 April 2012

Wal-Mart says it's creating a position to oversee compliance with US anti-corruption law after reports of possible bribery in Mexico. The company said the worldwide post would oversee compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and would work with…

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