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15 May 2008

News: Foreign Businesses, Organizations Support Disaster Relief

Author: Maria Trombly, Emerging China

Foreign businesses, organizations and embassies reacted quickly after the Monday earthquake with offers of aid and support. On Wednesday, General Electric announced a US$2 million donation...GE has mobilized local field support engineers to help with...

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21 September 2007

Climate change battle fought in courts

Author: Associated Press

Around the world, greens are increasingly taking their battle against global warming to the courts. While obstacles are enormous, plaintiffs are making headway in some cases, and the lawsuits are ratcheting up pressure on politicians to impose...

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13 September 2007

[PDF] Semi-Annual Review of the FTSE4Good Indices

Author: FTSE4Good

The following 12 companies have been deleted from the index for not meeting the FTSE4Good Environmental Criteria: Alltel, Capital One Financial, Chubb Corporation, Comcast, J C Penney... JDS Uniphase, MBIA, Metlife, Paychex, SLM Corporation [Sallie Mae...

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26 July 2007

'Slave Labor' Lawsuit Forces Japan to Rethink Training Program

Author: Sachiko Sakamaki, Bloomberg

…Le Thi Kim Lien says she toiled in a sweatshop supplying parts for Toyota and Nissan automobiles. Le [worked] at TMC Ltd., sometimes working from 8:30 a.m. until past midnight…Almost half [her salary] was put into a bank account she couldn't access,...

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16 July 2007

Black marks for firms who exaggerate impact of carbon offsetting schemes

Author: Rob Edwards, Sunday Herald [UK]

Schemes used…to offset pollution are flawed and failing to save the planet, it has been claimed. Oil giant BP has also been accused of exaggerating cuts in emissions from pig farms in Mexico, while Sky TV's [part of British Sky Broadcasting] claims for...

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11 April 2007

Lagging Rivals, Nissan Must Get Greener [Japan]

Author: Chang-Ran Kim, Reuters

Nissan…risks falling further behind local rivals Toyota… and Honda… if it doesn't improve its green credentials…Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn's costly rejection of today's expensive gasoline-electric hybrid cars as a bad business proposition also dented...

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4 April 2007

Honda, Toyota Beat Detroit Across the Board on Emissions

Author: SustainableBusiness.com News

Honda and Toyota left Detroit's Big Three in the dust in the Union of Concerned Scientists' (UCS) biennial ranking of the greenest automakers... Hyundai-Kia, Nissan and Volkswagen were in the middle of the pack, coming in third, fourth and fifth,...

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6 March 2007

Automakers seek to toss out California global warming suit [USA]

Author: Paul Elias, Associated Press

The world's six largest automakers…asked a judge to toss out a novel federal lawsuit filed by California that seeks…millions of dollars [that] it expects to spend on repairing damage from global-warming induced floods and other natural disasters…[U.S....

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22 February 2007

CSR: Automotive

Author: Globe and Mail [Canda]

[Results of Globe & Mail / Jantzi Research survey of automotive sector. Compares social & environmental performance of the following companies, listed from highest score to lowest: Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, General Motors, Volkswagen, Ford,...

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29 January 2007

United States Must Redefine "Fair Trade"

Author: Devin T. Stewart, Policy Innovations [USA]

...Washington's new political makeup provides an opportunity to shape a globalization that benefits all. In the realm of international trade, a starting point may be to reconcile free and fair trade...[Trade] is a tool to help increase living standards...

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