Monthly Archives: February 2015

Battle for Our Future: Sustainability vs. Innovation

Show your average chief innovation officer or chief marketing officer the corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan from the chief sustainability officer and they are unlikely to get that excited. Strategy, marketing and innovation teams have one job: To grow the

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Sustainability Efforts Pay Dividends for Hannaford Supermarkets

Sustainability practices at Hannaford Supermarkets annually saves the company $15 million, diverts 125 million pounds of waste from Northeast landfills and keeps more than 430 million pounds of greenhouse gases from being emitted, according to a study by Manomet Center

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Sustainable cotton: a need for investment

Cotton has survived competition from synthetic fibres to remain as a challenging but viable crop for many nations, from Greece to the US. Sustainable cotton is the aim, but from the desert wilds of Central Asia to the great dams

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An accessible route to sustainability in your daily routine

When you left your house today, you probably went through your daily routine without any qualms. You packed up your stuff and ate your breakfast. Since it’s cold outside, you turned on your car for about 20 minutes before leaving.

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Defining sustainable development: The woman who started it all

Widely regarded as the “mother” of sustainable development, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland has been an advocate of public health, political activism and the environment for most of her life. As an environment minister, a Prime Minister, and a party leader in her home

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Shell, Techno Oil’s CSR Yield Dividends for Host Communities

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) and Techno Oil Limited have delivered new projects to boost their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes in their host communities. While SNEPCo at the weekend handed over a library complex and computer room

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CBN, SEC to Collaborate for Stronger Financial Sector Regulation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have agreed to collaborate more for stronger  regulation of the  capital market in particular  and the Nigerian financial system in general. The acting Director General of SEC,

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SEC’s Rules on Demutualisation Restrict Corporate Raiders

The Securities and Exchange Commission has restricted corporate raiders from hijacking the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) during its planned demutualisation exercise. This is sequel to a rule that stipulates that no single entity/person or related entities are permitted to own

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Sustainability: From the Back Room to the Board Room

While environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are becoming mainstream for corporations and the wider public, much more has still to be achieved. It is fairly well accepted that promoting sustainable practices can affect the long-term economic performance of a

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How social responsibility, green advocacy improve oil company stock performance

Oil and gas companies that speak out against environmental regulations and sustainability values might want to think twice about whether such actions are actually promoting shareholder value, especially if they are based in “blue states.” Companies that make frequent corporate

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This local university is being recognized for churning out CEOs

A Greater Cincinnati university produced some of the top CEOs who led their companies’ initial public offerings last year. Miami University landed on a list of institutions that produced the most CEOs who led IPOs in 2014. The list comes

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Goldman sees ‘revolutionary’ shift in Japan Inc

Japanese corporates are notorious for hoarding cash, but there`s a revolutionary shift underway, with shareholder returns set to reach their highest level ever this fiscal year, according to Goldman Sachs. “Faced with growing pressure to improve capital efficiency, Japanese companies

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