Sustainability Knowledge Group announces its support to the Lebanon Climate Act initiative as knowledge partner for the implementation of a ‘Business Knowledge Platform’. Aim of the platform is to enable businesses to design and implement activities for the reduction of their carbon footprint. This unique initiative is supported by the Ministry of Environment and UNDP. […]

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The Greenwashing Phenomenon – Marketing over Impact

TORONTO, 13 Sept 2016 /CNW/ – Have you ever read a company’s sustainability information and tried to pin down exactly what they’re talking about? The effect is called “greenwashing”. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, a consumer product report done by TerraChoice revealed that 98% of products claiming environmental benefits were committing the “crime of […]

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IGT announces the release of its 2015 Sustainability Report

LONDON, 6 July 2016 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced the release of its 2015 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the Company’s responsible gaming programs and outlines its social, environmental, and economic responsibilities. “As a global leader in the gaming industry, we must continuously monitor the potential social risks associated with our […]

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Prologis publishes annual Sustainability Report

SAN FRANCISCO, 6 July 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced the release of its annual Sustainability Report. The report documents the company’s activities in the three dimensions of sustainability: environmental stewardship, social responsibility and corporate governance and ethics. Highlights from the report include: Environmental Stewardship […]

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AfDB approves €15.7-million loan for rice project in Senegal

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 24 June 2016 / PRN Africa / — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a €15.7-million senior loan through its private sector window to “Compagnie Agricole de Saint-Louis du Sénégal” (CASL) for a rice production project in Senegal River Valley. This project will contribute to […]

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SolarCity Releases its First Corporate Sustainability Report

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Now approaching its 10-year anniversary, SolarCity Corp. (Nasdaq: SCTY) today released its first Impact Report, a research report that reveals the impact of installing more than 8 million solar panels across America to more than 250,000 customers. The research report also shows evidence of SolarCity’s progress in […]

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Ethics in Tax and the Panama Papers

Surprise, what Surprise ? Are the Panama Papers really a surprise ?  Wealthy people, media, corporates, lawyers, financiers have known about this for years.  Bits about this practice have been reported repeatedly for years. The headlines seem shocking, but at least as of this writing, quite literally no illegal activity has been uncovered. One prime […]

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Two New Books Look At the Reasons Behind Region’s Haze Crisis SINGAPORE, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In 2015 some 2.6m hectares of land burned in Indonesia: an environmental and economic catastrophe that according to a recent report from the World Bank is “repeated year after year, as a few hundred businesses and a few […]

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