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The Top Corporate Social Responsibility Stories of 2007

The Top Corporate Social Responsibility Stories of 2007

CSR Wire has released its list of the top corporate social responsibility stories of 2007. This year the dominant issue was sustainability, with corporations around the world scrambling to develop eco-friendly images and green technology and energy projects proving that sustainable can also be profitable.

January 3, 2008

How Philips is Winning the Lighting Wars

How Philips is Winning the Lighting Wars

In the 1990s, Toyota decided that the best way to beat Detroit wasn't to build the bigger SUV, but to build the most fuel efficient car. Oil prices hovering around $100 a barrel have proven the wisdom of that Toyota's approach. A similar but less talked about eco-business victory is Philips' slaying of the mighty General Electric to become the United State's largest lighting supplier.

December 13, 2007

150 Global Corporations Release 'Bali Communique'

150 Global Corporations Release 'Bali Communique'

As 180 nations meet in Bali this week for a United Nations conference on global warming, pressure for binding regulation is coming from an unusual source: some of the worlds largest corporations. The group include companies like Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, and HSBC.

December 4, 2007

Google Gets Into Green Tech

Google Gets Into Green Tech

On Tuesday, Google announced that it plans to invest heavily in renewable energy technologies in the coming years. The project, which Google is calling "RE < C" — renewable energy cheaper than coal — will initially focus on solar thermal technologies. The goal is to create technologies and infrastructure capable of producing one gigawatt of electricity (enough to power San Francisco) within the next few years.

November 29, 2007

Crooked Lenders Are to Blame for a Variety of Economic Woes

Crooked Lenders Are to Blame for a Variety of Economic Woes

By now you've no doubt heard the words "subprime" and "credit crisis" bandied about in the media in relation to the recent instability on Wall Street, but the tragedy of this story lies in the foreclosures and financial ruin facing hundreds of thousands of Americans today.

November 21, 2007

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  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • Altria? Formerly known as Philip Morris
  • World's largest oil company--human rights, oil spills and misinformation about climate change
  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations
  • Racial profiling and discrimination