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This week in CSR & sustainability…
FTSE Group develops fossil fuel excluding index The FTSE Group claims that the move is ground-breaking and will pave the way to implementation of a total exclusion model for fossil fuel-linked stocks, so that excluded enterprises are removed entirely from the Index Series.
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Subscriber only content GM appoints safety vp following vehicle recall General Motors is investigating why it took a decade to recall cars found to have potentially lethal ignition switches.
Activists detained after attempt to block Gazprom tanker delivery A total of 44 activists, including crew members onboard the Rainbow Warrior and activists in inflatables have been detained after they attempted to block the tanker from docking on the quayside.
Apple faces protests over worker welfare in China Protesters gathered to participate in a demonstration calling on the smartphone giant to stop the poisoning of workers who make iPhones and other Apple products.
Ben Goldsmith backs Air France protest Sustainable investor Ben Goldsmith has said ‘Non!’ to Air France monkey shipments as part of a week of action organised by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) during its annual Lab Animal Week, now in its 35th year.
Unilever steps up sustainability plans “Unilever is rightly taking a systems based approach to sustainable business thinking – this means influencing the nature of the systems in which it operates to create a context in which they can innovate for long-term success.” Ben Kellard, head of sustainable business, Forum for the Future, on Paul Polman’s (pictured) announcement that Unilever is upping several of its sustainability commitments.
Subscriber only content Unethical behaviour taints Japan’s overseas aid efforts The president of Japanese railway-consulting firm, Japan Transportation Consultants, Inc. has confessed that it paid over US$780,000 in kickbacks in Vietnam to win an order for a project funded by the Japanese ODA worth more than $41m.
Friday 2 May 2014
RBS’s 2013 Sustainability Review details the progress the company has made during 2013 towards becoming a more responsible and sustainable bank, which includes sustaining its position as the UK’s number one… Full story