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Corporate Social Responsibility

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[Focus CSR] Sustainable development objectives guide group transformation at Suez

How can companies better diffuse CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) internally and throughout its ecosystem? This is the question all committed companies are asking. Novethic has identified good, achievable, and proven practices that have been put in place by major economic leaders. This week,...

Thousands of students from prestigious universities refuse to work at polluting corporations

It is a manifesto for an ecological awakening. More than 18,000 students from top Paris-based universities such as École Polytechnique, École normale supérieure and HEC, have signed off on profound change, and this includes choosing their future employer. Diving head first in a polluting corporation...

D-Orbit: the space cleaner who wants to do good to society

D-Orbit is an Italian startup specialized in cleaning space. Considered by the experts as one of the 100 startups to be followed globally, it is one of the first Italian companies with a mission. A status that allows it to exert an additional attraction on talents and investors!

At Solvay, every innovation must prove sustainable ahead social and environmental challenges

How can companies better diffuse CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) internally and throughout its ecosystem? This is the question all committed companies are asking. Novethic has identified good, achievable, and proven practices that have been put in place by major economic leaders. This week,...

Europe and Bill Gates launch a fund to finance "radically new" technologies for energy

The European Union and US billionaire Bill Gates have launched a 100 million euro investment fund to support technological developments in the field of clean energy.

ExxonMobil pledges $1 million to campaign a carbon tax

ExxonMobil pledged on Tuesday to donate $1 million to support efforts to adopt a carbon tax in the United States; a surprising first for an oil giant accused for years of having financed climate-skeptic studies.

[focus CSR] At Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, every employee shares the environmental and social responsibility

How can companies better diffuse CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) internally and throughout its ecosystem? This is the question all committed companies are asking. Novethic has identified good, achievable, and proven practices that have been put in place by major economic leaders. The following...

[Focus CSR] BNP Paribas transforms itself through company engagement

How can companies better diffuse CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) internally and throughout its ecosystem? This is the question all committed companies are asking. Novethic has identified good, achievable, and proven practices that have been put in place by major economic leaders. The following...

Climate lobbying : the double standard of European employers' organisations

A memo from Business Europe, the European employers' organisation headed by former Medef president Pierre Gattaz, revealed the nature of climate lobbying in Brussels. Even if the organisation portrays an image in support of the EU's climate ambitions, it explicitly asks its members to avoid any...

Exxon and Chevron join a climate initiative

Oil giants Chevron and ExxonMobil have joined an industry initiative to fight climate change. These are the first American to join this 2014 initiative, of which Total is a founding member.

Portugal has the upper hand in Europe’s lithium reserves, as demand for the metal continues to grow

Europe is 86% dependent on imports for its lithium needs. However, vast reserves of the precious metal exist on European territory. In particular, two large mines exist in Portugal, which could start operating by 2020. Nevertheless, the country's lithium, often referred to as “white gold”, is 2.5...

[Inside story] Zero: the new magic number for climate action

“Zero carbon” or “Zero waste” … these are the new keywords for communities and companies in regard to the fight against climate change. If we hope to achieve the Paris Agreement objectives, carbon neutrality is a necessity before the end of the century. But what’s really behind this magic number...

For the World Bank, no fight against Climate change without a price on carbon

The fight against climate change necessarily involves a pricing of greenhouse gases emitted, and therefore carbon, said Wednesday the Director General of the World Bank on the sidelines of a meeting of the G7 on the environment.

Global Climate Action Summit: the planet climate between voluntarism and catastrophism

The global climate summit in San Francisco ended September 14. Mayors, governors, businesses and NGOs from around the world have called on world leaders to do more in the next two years to limit global warming.

THE “WEINSTEIN CLAUSE” GROWS IN POPULARITY ON WALL STREET

Despite being accused of numerous rapes and sexual assault, producer Harvey Weinstein is being named after a new legal provision called, the "Weinstein Clause". Having recently been introduced in several corporate purchase contracts, the clause guarantees investors that the company in question is...

Carrefour engages key players in its sustainable food transition

Alexandre Bompard, CEO of Carrefour, did not choose the members of the food advisory committee at random. Maxime de Rostolan of Fermes d'Avenir, Emmanuel Faber of Danone, and Lucie Basch of the application Too Good To Go, are all part of this recently launched committee. The global distributor...

Why blockchain is not the key to a fast fashion revolution

After finance and food, blockchain is infiltrating the fashion industry. This technological tool could influence the entire brand supply chain, pushing the fashion industry to change their practices, including the working conditions of textile workers. Even so, respecting human rights is not a...

The world’s largest companies are betting on renewable energy for long-term growth

Large companies have already purchased more renewable energy since the beginning of the year than all of 2017, according to the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (NEF) study, published in August. They purchased 7.2GW of renewable energy compared to 5.4GW in 2017 via long-term contracts. This is seen as a...

Towards a binding international human rights treaty for transnational corporations?

A United Nations working group has just published the first draft of an international treaty obliging transnational corporations to respect human rights. It should serve as a basis for negotiations in Geneva, which will begin in October. But the basis of this text is not without pitfalls…

[Inside story] Danone boycott in morocco: five lessons to draw from the crisis

Since 20 April, three companies have been the target of a boycott of unprecedented scale in Morocco: Sidi Ali mineral water, Afriquia gas stations and Danone dairy products. According to supporters of the movement, these three companies offer commodities that are too expensive, operate in a virtual...