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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.


Kinn, the iPhone of Bikes, Debuts Next Week

A cargo bike that combines numerous uses in to a single, intuitive, desirable design makes its debut next week.
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The Top 10 Bay Area CSR Reporters and Performers

We decided it’s time to check if San Francisco, Palo Alto, Oakland, San Jose and other cities around the Bay, which is the…

Do Bad Customer Relations and Good Business Go Hand-in-Hand?

Wells Fargo claims to put customers and communities first - but media reports from customers tell a different story. Is it good for…
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Kickstarter Phenomenon ReadySet: A Powerful Example of Trickle Up Innovation

A small device is creating a big buzz on Kickstarter: The ReadySet is a plug and play charging/power source that can take a…

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…
A Clean Energy Road Map for Apple

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…