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Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company’s best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.

Apple Brings iPhone Buyback Program to Canada

Apple enthusiasts in the U.S. looking to upgrade their iPhones have been able to trade in their old devices for a newer model…
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CSR Lessons From Mobile Industry’s ‘Kill Switch’ Opposition

A growing number of policymakers and law enforcements officers believe that a "kill switch," which would make smartphones useless when stolen, is the…
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Lawsuit: Silicon Valley Under Scrutiny for $9 Billion in Wage Theft Conspiracy

An antitrust investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice has led to a class action lawsuit against top tech companies. Filed on…
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Apple Confirms Your MacBook Contains Only Conflict-Free Tantalum

Apple’s recently released supplier responsibility report contains good news concerning conflict minerals.
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Dozens of Large U.S. Corporations Avoided Taxes Altogether in 2012

According to a new analysis by USA Today, 57 companies on the S&P500 list had an effective tax rate of 0% or less…
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Amazon, Apple Ignoring SEC Climate Change Risk Disclosure Rules

Apple and Amazon are among SEC filers that ignore a 3 ½ year old rule requiring them to inform their investors about risk…
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Can Sustainability Disrupt Nintendo?

When it comes to conflict minerals, Nintendo is nothing but disruptive innovator, and actually seems to be lagging behind most other electronic companies.…
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What Can Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Do for Apple?

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Tuesday that Former U.S. EPA chief Lisa Jackson has been hired by Apple as VP of environmental…
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Do Apple’s Tax Practices Reflect Irresponsible Capitalism?

The reports on Apple’s tax avoidance and Cook’s testimony once again brought up the question of tax fairness and what it means nowadays.…
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Scores First Smartphone Sustainability Certification

Last week, TCO Development granted Samsung’s Galaxy S4 the organization’s first ever sustainability certification for smartphones.
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The Missing Ingredient in the Sustainable Consumption Sauce? Excitement!

In their ongoing quest to scale up sustainable consumption and make it the norm rather than the exception companies have managed to identify…
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Silicon Valley Wealth Disparity Continues to Grow

The Silicon Valley is booming. According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, the startup-riddled “techtopia” has the country’s second-highest concentration of wealthy…
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Book Review: Changing Business from the Inside Out by Tim Mohin

Reading Tim Mohin’s book “Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations” was a refreshing experience. There are…
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The Overlooked Sustainability Leaders in Business

Who are the real sustainability leaders in business? The challengers, including AstraZenica, Allianz and UBS, may surprise you.
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Apple Patent Application Could Transform Wind Power

An Apple patent application describes a set of rotating blades that converts rotational energy from a wind turbine into heat.
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