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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.

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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.

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…

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.

Apple’s Year in Review

No matter how you look at it, this was a hectic year for Apple from a sustainable point of view. Time and again,…

The First Rule Of Futureproof Brands

Know yourself, know your target. Sounds like a simple enough rule for building a strong brand. But you'd be surprised how many brands…
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Apple Brings iMac Assembly Jobs Back to the U.S.

Apple, has shifted the assembly of some of its iMacs back to the U.S. Why did Apple do it and does it actually…
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Friends of the Earth “Make It Better Campaign” Starts With Smartphones

A new Friends of the Earth campaign published a report that focused on tin mining in Indonesia, and calls out Samsung and Apple…

EPEAT Responds to Greenpeace Critique

EPEAT asked if they could respond to the post we ran earlier this week about Greenpeace and iFixit's concerns over EPEAT's rating system…
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Hey Apple, Where’s Your Soul?

Apple has successfully wedged themselves into the palms (and wallets) of millions of people. But where do they exist in the hearts of…
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The 2012 CDP Global 500 Report: A Glass Half Full of Arctic Melt Water

The latest CDP report shows some progress, but it’s still not good enough. It’s not that there’s not a glass half full in…

Apple’s Genius Training – Phony 101 or Great Customer Service?

The Apple Genius Training Workbook provides some interesting insights into the way Apple works to keep customers' cash flowing f with a little…