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21 June 2011

Six Things Companies Need to Know About Climate Change Adaptation

Author: Janet Ranganathan, World Resources Institute

In a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity. So finds a…report…by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme…Oxfam and the World Resources Institute…...

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22 March 2011

2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Author: Ethisphere

The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. WME honorees demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within...

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18 March 2011

Ethisphere Institute publishes list of "World's Most Ethical Companies" 2011

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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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5 August 2010

Investors Ask Oil, Insurance Groups to Disclose Safety Plans

Author: Nathaniel Gronewold, Greenwire blog, on New York Times

A coalition of...investors is demanding oil and gas companies disclose their existing safeguards and plans of action in the event of another offshore rig disaster and possible oil spill like the one experienced by BP PLC and other companies in the...

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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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1 September 2009

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 - Global 500 Report

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Following the increase in the number of CDP signatories, the standard of disclosure over the past seven years since the inception of CDP has increased dramatically... The number of Asian companies responding to CDP 2009 increasedby 39% (51 to 71) from...

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10 March 2009

Largest Lloyd’s Managing Agent Pulls Out of Burma - Cancels Burma Insurance

Author: Burma Campaign UK

..QBE Insurance has announced it has cancelled insurance it provided to Burma and is to cease providing insurance to companies operating in the country…In a statement to the Burma Campaign UK, Frank O’Halloran, QBE’s Chief Executive said: “QBE has...

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1 February 2009

[PDF] Private Sector Development Strategy - Prosperity for all: making markets work

Author: UK Department for International Development

If we want to achieve the MDGs [Millennium Development Goals] and make a difference to the lives of the poorest we need to work with businesses – small and large – to create jobs, drive growth, and raise the incomes of the poorest. This strategy will...

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28 January 2009

100 Corporations That Will Survive 100 Years

Author: Corporate Knights & Innovest Strategic Value Advisors

The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations: Acciona, Accor, Adidas, Advanced Micro Devices, Aeon, Air France-KLM, Alcoa, Amazon.com, Atlantia, Atlas Copco, BASF, Baxter International, BG Group, BHP Billiton, British Land, British Sky Broadcasting,...

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