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26 February 2007

A Buyout Deal That Has Many Shades of Green [USA]

Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times

[Before] the TXU Corporation...[agreed] to be sold to a group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and Texas Pacific Group, two large private equity firms...[the buyers offered to] commit themselves to scale back significantly on TXU’s plan to...

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26 February 2007
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Author: Reuters

TXU, numéro un de l'énergie au Texas, a accepté d'être racheté par un consortium d'investisseurs emmené par les fonds Texas Pacific Group et Kohlberg Kravis Roberts pour 31,8 milliards de dollars...TXU s'engage, une fois retiré de la cote, à renforcer...

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6 March 2007

Bank of America's money is getting greener

Author: Alana Samuels, Los Angeles Times

In what could be the largest environmentally friendly corporate project in history, Bank of America Corp. will unveil a $20-billion initiative today. The aim of the plan is shrink energy use and deploy new technologies to reduce emission of the...

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2 April 2007

Short List Selected for 2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards

Author: International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The Financial Times and IFC today announced the short list of banks nominated for the 2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards... [The] diverse nominees reflect the rising importance of sustainable banking around the world, especially in the emerging...

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9 May 2007

Chinese banks need to catch up on environmental policies

Author: BankTrack

A new report...by BankTrack...and Friends of the Earth US...finds that only two of China’s ten most important banks -- China Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import Bank of China (Chexim) -- have publicly-disclosed environmental policies. Both...

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1 June 2007

[PDF] Business engagement in humanitarian relief: key trends and policy implications

Author: Andrea Binder and Jan Martin Witte, Overseas Development Institute

This paper [explores] systematically the new roles companies are playing in humanitarian action. The paper is a product of a scoping exercise to assess the depth and nature of non-commercial and commercial business engagement in humanitarian relief;.....

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4 June 2007

Goldman Sachs Announces $2 Million Gift to Morehouse College - Donation to create The Goldman Sachs Leadership Chair in Civil and Human Rights

Author: Goldman Sachs

The long relationship between Morehouse College and Goldman Sachs deepens further as the firm gives a donation to endow a chair at the College. The director for the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection will occupy the newly named The...

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5 June 2007

Goldman Sachs to Donate $2 million to Morehouse College to Endow Chair In Civil and Human Rights

Author: Goldman Sachs, Morehouse College

Goldman Sachs has donated $2 million to endow The Goldman Sachs Leadership Chair in Civil and Human Rights at [Morehouse] College...President of Morehouse College [said]..."Thanks to this gift, we will be able to...[make]...the papers [in the Martin...

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8 June 2007

ABN Amro wins FT sustainable bank of the year

Author: John Williamson, Financial Times

ABN Amro…was named the overall winner in the FT Sustainable Banking awards last night…The award will be controversial with environmental campaigners, who have targeted ABN Amro for its involvement in financing aspects of the Sakhalin II oil and gas...

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22 June 2007

Goldman Sachs launches "GS Sustain" -- list of 44 firms it believes will outperform for environmental/social reasons

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