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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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…