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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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Proxy Season 2012: More Requests, More Engagement, More Results

The 2012 proxy season was busy as always - Ceres reported that investors successfully used shareholder resolutions to spur action on corporate sustainability…
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Greenpeace Upgrades Apple’s iCloud Ratings but Hammers It for Lack of Transparency

While Apple published a number of updates on its efforts to power its data centers using renewable energy as well as a clear…
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Apple and EPEAT Are Back Together After a Brief Break Up

Apple backpedals on its decision to withdraw from EPEAT after consumer protests.
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Apple’s Withdrawal from EPEAT Indicates a Shift Away from Sustainability

Apple has just pulled out of EPEAT, a green consumer electronics rating system. This step means that Apple will no longer submit its…
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Top 10 Mistakes in CSR Communications

We covered the seven signs of a great CSR report a few weeks ago, but the truth of the matter is, we see…
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The New McJobs – Is Apple Exploiting Its Store Employees?

A 6-page New York Times article last weekend uncovered what was known so far mostly to Apple’s current and former employees – the…
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Are the Greatest Brands in the World Sustainable?

What makes a brand a great brand? And is there something common to all the great brands that differentiate them from the ordinary…

Apple’s New Coal-Free Data Centers: Great News, Missed Opportunity

This was a good week for Apple. The company announced that “all three of our data centers will be coal free, which is…

5 Reasons Why Apple’s CSR Strategy Doesn’t Work

The CSR problems of Apple go beyond its reactive strategy. Looking at the main issues Apple has been struggling with in the last…
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Bloom Energy to Double Manufacturing Capacity for Fuel Cells

After quadrupling the size of its Sunnyvale plant last year, Bloom Energy has now broken ground on a 210,000 sq ft. facility in…
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5 Lessons on Consumers’ Preference for Purpose

Edelman's global research provides some interesting figures showing the power of purpose among consumers, including some valuable lessons both for consumers and companies.…
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Green Data Centers: Is It Worth Running a “Losing” Race?

Explosive growth in mobile computing and cloud services has industry players, public and private sector organizations focused on greening the data center. But…
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Greenpeace Gives Apple a Valuable Lesson in Stakeholder Engagement

There's no rest for Apple after Foxconn fell out of the news cycle. Only two weeks later Apple is again at the focus…

Not Quite the Apple of My Eye

There’s been a lot in the news lately about Apple and the working conditions violationsfound at one of its Foxconn manufacturing facilities in…

Nest Thermostat 2.0 Brings New Energy-Saving Features

Last fall, I wrote a review of the Nest Learning Thermostat that attracted a lot of attention. It turns out they just came…