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Chinese Clash with EU Over Carbon Regulations for Airlines

Were the celebrations too early? Earlier this week, I reported on the launch of the new European scheme requiring airlines to pay for…

BP Moves Beyond Solar

On May 19, 1997, John Browne, then the CEO of BP, gave his famous ‘Climate Change: the New Agenda’ speech at Stanford, outlining…

China’s Organic Food Market Grows Even as Consumer Confidence Wanes

I’m always happy to read about eco-news and especially around the holidays, good news just seems to sound better. You would hardly think to…
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Chinese Investment Props Up US Real Estate Market

Recently, the news reported a prosperous real estate market in the South Bay in the area around Millbrae, Palo Alto and Cupertino. Investments…
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Is US Manufacturing Ramping Up Again?

A recent article in Harvard Business Review suggests that the stage is being set for a resurgence of manufacturing in the US. This…
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Apple Expands Stakeholder Engagement to Chinese Environmental Groups

Is it possible that a memo is going around among CEOs instructing them to engage more seriously with stakeholders in general and NGOs…
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The (Real) Lessons from Solyndra

The White House is worried that the story of Solyndra, the solar power company that filed for bankruptcy protection after receiving $535 million…

American Green Vehicle IP Goes to China

Though we have all become accustomed to China as a major net exporter of goods to global markets in recent years, in the…
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Five Trends Shaping the NGO Sector

By Ayesha Barenblat, Dir, Stakeholder Collaboration, BSR Over the past decade, NGO activity has been shaped by the spread of democracy and the rise…
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The Dark Side of Apple’s Supply Chain

As surprising as it may seem (or not) there are problems with Apple’s suppliers in China, namely that many are not exactly environmentally…
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Should Nike be Applauded for Beating Adidas on the Greenpeace Detox Challenge?

Last Wednesday was a red letter day for Nike. First, the company accepted the Greenpeace Detox challenge, beating Adidas in a race Greenpeace…
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Puma Responds to Greenpeace Detox Campaign

About a month ago, Puma, one of the world’s leading clothing brands, was asked by Reuters if the company would end its business…
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China’s Strategic Pork Reserve Produces Consequences

China recently set up a strategic pork reserve (really!) to feed the middle class’ growing hunger for meat and to prevent the kind…
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Anti-Tobacco Campaign Heats Up in China Despite Conflict of Interest Among Administrators

China is on a severe tobacco crackdown to show that they are taking World No Tobacco Day seriously. Industry figures show that China produced 2.38…
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Report Details Abuses At Chinese Factories That Manufacture Apple and HP Products

A report by the Hong Kong based group, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), details poor working conditions at Chinese factories which…