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Corporate Governance

4 Oct 2012

Nestlé Waters Canada sees value in supporting public space recycling programs

Recent collaborative work between local governments, Nestlé Waters Canada (Nestlé Waters) and other participating organizations, demonstrate a positive move forward to initiate successful public recycling programs.

4 Oct 2012

Defence firms ‘not open about anti-corruption measures’

Two-thirds of the world’s biggest defence companies do not provide enough evidence about how they fight corruption, a pressure group has said.

3 Oct 2012

Delays dog U.S. government loans to green energy projects

A year after the U.S. government raced to meet a deadline to finish loan agreements with dozens of clean energy companies, less than half the total money promised has been handed over.

3 Oct 2012

What GRI G4’s value-chain assessment means to your company

As the Global Reporting Initiative finalizes the G4 Reporting Guidelines later this year, companies are anxious to understand the implications for their organizations. The proposed guidelines will most likely force increased transparency around specific topics like governance practices and pay, but the biggest transformation will come from the changing emphasis on the report’s boundary.

1 Oct 2012

Survey of surveys 2012: Are companies just checking the box?

Our survey, conducted between late August and early September, garnered 341 responses, with 76 percent from companies with annual revenues of more than $1 billion (which we define as “large companies”).

1 Oct 2012

Sainsbury’s boss welcomes grilling on green values and ambitions

Justin King to tell business and sustainability leaders direction makes commercial as well as ethical sense despite City nerves.

27 Sep 2012

Enlightened business strategy: closing the sustainability gap

The companies that prosper in future will be the ones that take action on sustainability now.

27 Sep 2012

UK picks CEO for Green Investment Bank, new low-carbon champion

The British government has appointed Shaun Kingsbury, previously an investment partner at a private equity firm, as chief executive of the country’s new Green Investment Bank which will spur private investment in low-carbon projects.

26 Sep 2012

Will Apple’s iPhone 5 launch a new era for e-waste recycling?

The rapidly-growing e-waste recycling industry eagerly waiting for the release of the new iPhone 5, as smartphone users around the world are ready to ditch their old phones and embrace the new. E-waste recyclers are at the ready to accept their offerings. But will all the hype of the potential market truly be a turning point for the industry.

26 Sep 2012

Olympus, former executives plead guilty in fraud trial

Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus Corp and three of its former executives pleaded guilty on Tuesday over charges related to a $1.7 billion accounting cover-up in one of Japan’s biggest corporate scandals.