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10 October 2010

Big oil seeks to reverse global warming restrictions [USA]

Author: Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

If supporters of Proposition 23 prevail in the Nov. 2 election, California's landmark global warming law would be suspended indefinitely. But out-of-state oil companies funding the initiative appear to have their sights set higher. Success in halting...

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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series...to demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...

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15 December 2009

In Letter to Obama, Leading US Businesses Call for Leadership at Copenhagen

Author: SolveClimate

More than two dozen of the United States' most prominent...companies sent a letter to President Obama today urging...[him] to take a leadership role when he arrives in Copenhagen...and secure a robust international climate agreement. "This agreement...

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5 October 2009

Political Alliances Shift in Fight Over Climate Bill [USA]

Author: Stephen Power, Wall Street Journal

Some companies -- such as Peabody Energy and ConocoPhillips -- have spoken out against climate legislation passed by the House of Representatives. Others -- such as General Electric Co. and Duke Energy Corp. -- have expressed support for it...In the...

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29 September 2009

Rift at U.S. Chamber of Commerce over climate change

Author: John O'Callaghan, Reuters

The fight over climate change has spread to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where prominent members...including Nike, Johnson & Johnson and Exelon -- are publicly disputing the group's stance on global warming legislation...Exelon Corp, announced.....

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24 September 2009

CDP Issues Annual Report on Emissions Reporting by World's Largest Companies

Author: Robert Kropp, SocialFunds.com

In its 2009 issue of the annual report that it has been publishing since 2003, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reported that the response rate to its annual requests for information on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by corporations was the...

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23 September 2009

PG&E quitting U.S. Chamber over climate change views

Author: Braden Reddall, Reuters

California utility company PG&E Corp said it is quitting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in protest over the business lobby group's "extreme" position on climate change. The Chamber has pushed for public hearings to challenge the scientific evidence...

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14 September 2009

USA: Report finds number of companies with top ratings for lesbian & gay policies increased 20% despite recession

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13 September 2009

[PDF] "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2010:A report card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America."

Author: Human Rights Campaign

305 businesses achieved the top rating of 100 percent this year, compared with 260 businesses in the previous year. This accounts for 58 businesses that reached 100 percent for the first time and 13 no longer on the list, for a net increase of 45...

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1 September 2009

Carbon Disclosure Project finds improved disclosure of emissions among world's largest companies - Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron lead

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