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1 January 2004

[PDF] full report: "Investment Stewardship - Actors and methods for socially and environmentally responsible investments"

Author: Emma Sjöström, PhD Student, for the Nordic Partnership

[PDF] [refers to Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group), Danisco, Nordea, Total, Calvert, KLD, Vigeo, Standard & Poor's (part of McGraw Hill)]

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9 November 2003

Shell's improving social-responsibility record makes the oil giant attractive to investors

Author: Janet Guyon, Fortune

From BP's claim to be moving "beyond petroleum" to Exxon Mobil's "promise of technology," the companies that fill our gas tanks are trying their darnedest to build an eco-friendly image. But will the pitch pay off with investors? Only if the effort is...

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29 September 2003

Business also benefits from helping the poor: Potential markets can be seductive, but the pathway to success is seldom easy

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

[refers to innovative social projects by Hewlett-Packard in India; also refers to initiatives by Unilever, Iceland, Johnson & Johnson]

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25 September 2003

Sustainable Computer Producers Perform Better than Less Sustainable Counterparts

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Innovest adds social considerations to its environmental assessment in its recent computer industry report, and sustainability still outperforms business-as-usual...Hewlett-Packard ranked first on the IVA scale...IBM placed second on the IVA list...and...

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3 September 2003

Environmental Best Practice Tied to Financial Outperformance in Food Retail Industry

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Innovest's latest report shows that environmental leaders in the global food and drug sector financially outperform the sector's environmental laggards...Topping the list of EcoValue'21 rankings were UK-based J. Sainsbury's and Boots plc... Sainsbury...

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Article
27 July 2003

New cars to carry pollution ratings [UK]

Author: Severin Carrell, Independent [UK]

Every car on sale in Britain is to carry a colour-coded "energy label" showing how much pollution it causes, in a revolutionary scheme being drawn up by ministers....Cars with the bestCO2 emissions, such as Honda's petrol-and-battery-powered hybrid,...

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  • Related companies: Honda
Article
10 July 2003

Study says firms ignore global warming

Author: Barnaby J. Feder, New York Times

The study rated the companies in 14 categories covering the oversight of climate-change issues by corporate boards and progress in setting explicit performance goals as well as disclosure. Two foreign oil companies, BP and Royal Dutch/Shell, were the...

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5 May 2003

[PDF] An International Code of Ethics for Canadian Business - An Audit Format Compliance Review

Author: Michael H. Rea

...a third-party review of how well a few Canadian companies are meeting the expectations of their domestic citizenry while operating outside our national boundaries... [submitted by Nexen to 2004 UN consultation on business & human rights] [refers...

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22 May 2002

The Matrix: a New Tool for Assessing Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Last week, London-based Morley Fund Management introduced its Sustainability Matrix, which ranks companies listed on the FTSE 100 index based on their social and environmental performance. And the March 2002 issue of the Harvard Business Review...

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19 March 2002

Report Diagnoses Ills in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Author: Willliam Baue, SocialFunds.com

A German rating agency reports that many pharmaceutical companies are failing to follow the example of the sector’s leaders in solving environmental and social problems...The report analyzed the 22 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, based...

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