In an interview with Sanjeev Chadha, head of PepsiCo’s operations in the Middle East and Africa, he explained why Pepsi is bullish about business in Africa.
Month: August 2012
Direct sales of lipstick can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty, according to the findings of a research from the University of Oxford on poor women in South Africa that have become “Avon Ladies.”
Patricia Jurewicz of the Responsible Sourcing Network dives into what the SEC’s recent 1502 Conflict Mineral Rule means for investors, companies, and NGOs.
General Motors (GM) announced a commitment last year to double its solar use from its current 30 megawatts (MW) to 60 MW by 2015. GM’s newly installed 8.15 MW solar rooftop array on its Opel Rüsselsheim facility in Germany will help the car company meet its target.
The best way to hedge against uncertainty in agriculture—just as in finance—is to diversify the portfolio. Whether the weather brings excessive heat or pounding downpours, some part of the system will be able to make the best of it.
For five years, companies and governments have acquired or signed long term leases for land in Africa, Latin America and SE Asia with a high human cost.
A recent paper by the National Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) found that American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy, costing an estimated $1,365 to $2,275 a year for a family of four.
Although sustainability reporting has become mainstream and more and more companies use a uniform set of guidelines (GRI), a casual reader might still have hard time to understand and asses these reports. To help casual readers we provide 8 tips on what to expect and not to expect when entering the galaxy of sustainability reporting:
Small and medium-sized businesses such as Maryland’s Astrum Solar are riding the growing wave of consumer interest in residential solar PV systems, as government incentive programs gain traction. Astrum Solar’s business has grown at an extraordinary 23,567% over the past three years, thanks in no small part to state clean energy initiatives such as “Solarize Massachusetts.”