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L'Oréal to sell The Body Shop for €1bn

Beauty products giant L'Oréal has signed a contract to sell The Body Shop to Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura Cosméticos...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco saves £4m through HR practices reducing carbon footprint

Academics at Loughborough University have helped Tesco reduce its carbon footprint and save on its energy bill by proposing alterations to the working practices...

7 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Cool technology with a conscience

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine, which the company says will eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration...

14 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Interbrand releases 2nd annual Best Global Green Brands Report

LONDON, UK: Interbrand, one of the world's leading brand consultancies and author of the annual Best Global Brands Report, has released its 2012 Best Global Green Brands Report. Toyota (#1), Johnson & Johnson (#2), and Honda (#3) top the ranking with Danone (#9), Ford (#15), Starbucks (#36) and UPS (#43) representing this year's top risers.

2 Jul 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Unilever's sustainable living plan - update

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, first published in November 2010, has published an update on its progress. As part of the update, it announced that by the end of 2012 it will reach its target of 100% certified sustainable palm oil covered by Green Palm Certificates, a full three years ahead of schedule.

25 Apr 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

TIME joins the World Green Summit as Global Media Partner

London, UK / New York, US: TIME has confirmed its global media partnership with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org) - the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on 20 June 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete's Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

12 Apr 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Greenwash risk for ethical finance companies

LONDON, UK: Acting on their social, environmental and ethical concerns has become second nature for the majority of Brits, but new research from Mintel finds when it comes to finance, cynicism prevails and most consumers feel green and ethical claims in finance are nothing but spin. Indeed, today, nearly two thirds (60%) of Brits believe green and ethical "talk" by finance companies is a PR stunt.

By Mintel Oxygen Reports 10 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Unilever's CMO: 'We need to walk ahead of our consumers'

LONDON, UK: Speaking at the Marketing Society annual conference, and a year on from the launch of Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan, Keith Weed, Unilever chief marketing and communications officer, stressed the importance of foresight and the role that brands and marketing can play in making sustainable living commonplace.

1 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Airlines must build trust in the air, says PwC report

LONDON, UK: Building trust in the air: PwC reports on how the world's airlines cover corporate sustainability.

17 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

It's a 'Wrap' - of Olympic proportions

LONDON, UK / JOHANNESBURG, SA: The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that Worldwide Olympic Partner The Dow Chemical Company will produce a sustainable, fabric wrap that will encircle London's iconic Olympic Stadium during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, home to several athletic events, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

11 Aug 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Electric cars for short hops in new scheme

LONDON, UK: Electric cars becoming an economically rational choice for short hop journeys and now 100% electric vehicles to be made available in pioneering pilot scheme for PwC.

26 Apr 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Green fraud - crime's new frontier

LONDON, UK: A new frontier for fraud and market abuse has opened up as the scale of sustainable business activity and 'green' projects grows while the controls and systems that protect them remain relatively weak, says a PwC report.

28 Feb 2011

THE NETHERLANDS

TH!NK climate blogging competition COP16 winners announced

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS: The European Journalism Centre has announced the winners of its TH!NK 4: Climate Change blogging competition. More than 173 bloggers and journalists participated in the competition from around the world, reporting on both global and local climate change issues.

29 Nov 2010

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