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Do corporate mega mergers inhibit social responsibility?

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A Monsanto-Syngenta deal proposal is on the cards, but mega mergers can often stand in opposition to sustainable corporate culture

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Business leaders prepare for limited UN climate deal in Paris

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Private sector could help close the expected shortfall in emissions reductions necessary to stop 2C of global warming warming, suggests Unilever CEO Paul Polman at climate and business summit in Paris . . . → Read More: Business leaders prepare for limited UN climate deal in Paris

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Companies cannot keep shying away from setting tough climate targets

In Paris this week business leaders called on governments to lock in the right frameworks and targets to help address climate change. Photograph: © redbrickstock.com/Alamy

Only a handful of companies are setting emission reduction targets in line with what climate scientists say is necessary – that must change

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Standard Chartered: bucking the trend on banks demonstrating social impact?

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Turning around the image of the banking industry is a challenge. Standard Chartered’s approach to financing SMEs in Africa marks a welcome change of script . . . → Read More: Standard Chartered: bucking the trend on banks demonstrating social impact?

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Making supply chains work for producers and consumers

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How do we ensure global supply chains are fair to local companies, protect the environment and respect the rights of workers? . . . → Read More: Making supply chains work for producers and consumers

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Why is Apple so shifty about how it makes the iPhone?

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The paragon of modern tech risks losing its shine by dodging queries about Indonesia, and an orgy of unregulated tin mining . . . → Read More: Why is Apple so shifty about how it makes the iPhone?

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Report shows companies still don’t take climate change seriously

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CDP analysis reveal lack of action on emissions by top FTSE Global 500 corporations . . . → Read More: Report shows companies still don’t take climate change seriously

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Going Dutch: why the country is leading the way on sustainable business

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The Netherlands continues to punch above its weight when it comes to sustainability. So what’s its sustainability secret? . . . → Read More: Going Dutch: why the country is leading the way on sustainable business

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Should the development community beware corporates bearing gifts?

Its CEO has joined a UN panel, but even Unilever could do more in development terms – and other firms lag much further behind . . . → Read More: Should the development community beware corporates bearing gifts?

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