Corporate Social Responsibility
Energy efficiency- 'a win for all'Epolitix.com | 01 Mar 2011
Ahead of a Carbon Connect report launch in Parliament, Lord Teverson discusses how government and business can collaborate in promoting energy efficiency.
Green investment bank: not green and not a bankGuardian Unlimited | 27 Jan 2011
A green investment bank: what's not to like? Banks might not be flavour of the month, but if they invest in the right things, that's good. And there are any number of projects that would benefit the environment, yet struggle to raise backing from conventional financial institutions. Many environmental campaigners had been calling for a green bank for years. So this is an initiative we can welcome, right? Well, politics is a funny world.
Consumers 'ignorant' of parent companiesGuardian Unlimited | 25 Jan 2011
Most consumers are ignorant of the multinational parent companies behind so-called ethical brands such as Rachel's Organic, Seeds of Change and Green & Black's, according to a survey due to be published this week by the consumer organisation Which?. Three-quarters of the people questioned also believe companies should be clear about ownership on the brand's packaging, but the survey, to published on Thursday, reveals that corporate parents often keep quiet about their ethical offspring.
Hoaxers target new Chevron advertising campaignReuters | 18 Oct 2010
Chevron Corp launched a new advertising campaign on Monday to address negative perceptions of big oil companies, but a bogus release and website by activist hoaxers and an environmental group quickly sought to turn the tables on the company.
Britain is growing greener at the expense of the rest of the world | Tony JuniperGuardian Unlimited | 16 Oct 2010
While we comfort ourselves with our conservation and recycling, we pollute other nations through our greed. The impending extinction of tigers, the melting icecaps and the ravaging of the rainforests are symptoms of an emerging global crisis. A new World Wildlife Fund report out maps its scale and concludes that if we don't change course by 2030, we will need a second Earth to meet our needs.
Litmus test for 'greenest government ever'Guardian Unlimited | 08 Oct 2010
In under a fortnight's time, the prime minister's aspiration to make his government "the greenest ever", may effectively be stuffed in the bin. On Monday, the fate of green organisations that save money for businesses and the public sector will be decided as part of George Obsorne's "bonfire of the quangos". Then, in the 20 October spending review, we will hear whether vital policies to help transform the UK into a low-carbon economy will survive intact.
U.N. must not rush genetic resources protocol: lobbyYahoo! News | 06 Oct 2010
The world should not rush to reach agreement on a United Nations protocol that could have a huge impact on businesses by setting rules for access to genetic resources and discoveries a Japanese lobby said on Wednesday.
Letters: BP and corporate responsibilityGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jun 2010
BP's use of Transocean's Deepwater Horizon is not in the least unusual (Big problems, 4 June). Transocean is the world's largest offshore drilling contractor and has the longest experience of this kind of oil exploration. During this disaster, it managed to get more than a hundred people safely off...
"Green" job market swelling amid recessionYahoo! News | 08 May 2009
Britain's "green" job market is thriving despite tough economic times and mounting redundancies in other sectors, environmental recruiters said on Friday.
Energy efficiency could soon have its dayEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 25 Sep 2008
While it is clearly demonstrable that cost effective carbon savings can be made through energy efficiency measures, many companies are still opting for more immediately eye-catching green initiatives - even though it may be more expensive to do so.
Companies must lead climate change fight: consumersYahoo! News | 23 Sep 2008
Most consumers want companies to do more to protect the environment and reckon that firms should play a leading role in fighting global warming, a worldwide survey showed Tuesday.