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1 March 2006

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection"

Author: Douglas G. Cogan, Investor Responsibility Resource Center, for Ceres

This report is the first comprehensive measurement of how 100 leading global companies are preparing and positioning themselves to face these challenges [from climate change]. It pays particular attention to the job that corporate executives and board...

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26 July 2005

DaimlerChrysler settles discrimination lawsuit [USA]

Author: Reuters

DaimlerChrysler has agreed to settle a lawsuit in which its U.S. finance arm stood accused of discriminating against African Americans and Hispanics by charging them more for car loans, according to federal court documents...Similar cases were brought...

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1 July 2005

WWF, SustainAbility report on extent to which lobbying activities of S&P Global 100 companies are consistent with their social & environmental commitments

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1 July 2005

[PDF] full report: "Influencing Power - Reviewing the conduct and content of corporate lobbying" (free registration required)

Author: SustainAbility & WWF

[Companies with "systematic" approach: BASF, BP, Chevron, Dow, Ford, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard. Companies with "developing" approach: Altria, AstraZeneca, Diageo, Microsoft, Pfizer, Philips, Shell, Swiss Re, Time Warner, Total....

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3 April 2005

Japanese companies take lead in sustainable development

Author: Agence France Presse

Corporate Japan is making strides in sustainable development, slashing the use of lead and other toxic substances in industry... The Kyoto treaty...obliges Japan to slash its greenhouse gas emission...[Some] companies have already gone ahead on their...

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16 February 2005

Japanese Leadership on Kyoto Protocol Undermined by Its Own Automakers

Author: Union of Concerned Scientists

In a letter to Koizumi, U.S. environmental leaders joined with Japanese groups...[and academics] to protest Japanese automaker [Toyota, Honda, Nissan] participation in a lawsuit attempting to block the most significant current U.S. initiative to...

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24 September 2004

Rival Technologies Vie for 'Green' Car of Tomorrow

Author: Michael Shields, Reuters

Carmakers are presenting new-age automobiles at the Paris car show this week that could give much-hyped fuel cells a run for their money in the coming market for vehicles that do less damage to the environment. [refers to BMW, Renault, PSA Peugeot...

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27 July 2004

Blacks pay more for Honda car loans; Whites' finance charges half as much, study finds [USA]

Author: Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Overall, the study found, blacks paid an average of $325 more than whites for a loan through American Honda Finance Corp...American Honda Motor Co. Inc. issued a statement Tuesday that says, "Honda does not and will not tolerate any conduct by its...

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27 July 2004

Report Finds Discrimination in Honda Auto Loan Markups [USA]

Author: Consumer Federation of America

The report...concludes that African-American borrowers consistently paid higher "finance markup charges" over average than white customers when they finance their cars at dealerships through [American Honda Finance Corporation (part of Honda)]. [also...

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27 July 2004

USA: Study finds Honda dealers charge blacks twice as much as whites in added-on finance charges

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