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Amazon: CSR & Sustainability News

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world’s largest online retailer. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994, and the site went online in 1995. It is named after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world.

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Trump’s Beef with Amazon Has Nothing to Do with Antitrust

Donald Trump says Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, have a "huge antitrust problem."
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‘Dump Trump’ Members Pressure Amazon to Stop Selling ‘Sexist-Promoted’ Products

Trump is in trouble again, this time with the women's rights organization Ultraviolet. The group has trained its sights on Amazon, which carries…
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New Data Debunks Some Data Centers’ Clean Energy Claims

Recent claims by owners of large data centers that a large part of their operations are powered by renewable energy have skeptics coming…
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Will Amazon (Finally) Go Green?

It seems Amazon is (finally) setting up a sustainability team. Is the e-commerce giant getting serious about sustainability, or is this mere lip…
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Clicking the Way To a Clean Power Future

If the World Wide Web were a country, its energy consumption would rank sixth in the world.
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Novo Nordisk CEO Unseats Bezos, Tops HBR 100

Last week, Harvard Business Review (HBR) issued its 2015 list of the world’s top CEOs. This year, for the first time, HBR inserted…
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What Amazon’s New Handmade Site Could Mean for the Future of Women Makers

Increased access to artisan goods online uniquely benefits a rising demographic of sellers: women makers.
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New Corporate Responsibility Rankings Full of Surprises

A recent report on corporate responsibility rankings, recently released by the Reputation Institute, offers some compelling insights and plenty of room for debate.…
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Best Buy’s Electronics Recycling Freeriders

Best Buy is gambling that you'll stay and shop after you drop off used electronics. But is the big-box retailer covering all the…
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Will Amazon Dash Buttons Kill Sustainable Consumption?

Amazon announced earlier this week that its Dash buttons are available now for all of its Amazon Prime members. For $4.99, members can…
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Amazon Invests Big in Wind Power

Amazon Web Services recently announced plans for a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina's Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. When completed, it will…
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Top Retailers Discontinue Confederate Flag Merchandise

Spurred by the Charleston massacre -- and subsequent protests to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's capitol building -- mega-retailers like Walmart…
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Love Free Shipping? Your Home Deliveries Burn 70 Gallons of Fuel a Year

Union of Concerned Scientists estimates our addiction to home delivery burns about 70 gallons of fuel annually per person.
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Amazon to Power Data Centers With Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services announced it is buying the energy generated by a 150 megawatt wind farm in Indiana to power current and future…
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Data Center Renewables Starting to Have a Ripple Effect

Data center advocacy has moved tech companies to renewable energy at an alarming rate. In some cases, it even helped change laws.
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