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First Santander and now ABN Amro refuse to renew loans to APRIL (BankTrack)

First Santander and now ABN Amro refuse to renew loans to APRIL (BankTrack)

ABN AMRO will not provide APRIL with new loans until the Indonesian pulp and paper company stops clearing rainforests and can prove that it is operating in a sustainable way. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 6CSR, 7.China & Asia

McDonald’s apologizes for tooth, plastic found in food(Japan Today)

McDonald’s apologizes for tooth, plastic found in food(Japan Today)

TOKYO —McDonald’s Corp officials in Japan bowed deeply Wednesday to apologize for a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects found in the burger chain’s food, highlighting how consumers here are both loving and hating the popular fast-food eatery. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, unclassified

Toyota starts sales of Mirai fuel-cell vehicle(Japan News)

Toyota starts sales of Mirai fuel-cell vehicle(Japan News)

Toyota Motor Corp. has put its Mirai fuel-cell vehicle on sale. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, 9.Energy

Cockroach fears prompt frozen fried noodles recall(Japan Today)

Cockroach fears prompt frozen fried noodles recall(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Hundreds of thousands of frozen fried noodles were being recalled in Japan on Wednesday after a cockroach was found inside a packet. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, unclassified

Banks not yet living up to UN human rights principles, finds BankTrack(BankTrack)

Banks not yet living up to UN human rights principles, finds BankTrack(BankTrack)

As the world’s largest gathering on business and human rights takes place in Geneva, new research from BankTrack has found that global banks are making slow progress in implementing human rights standards, and are failing to live up to their responsibilities completely in some areas. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 6CSR, 7.China & Asia

Public Eye Lifetime Award and The Yes Men Mark Farewell from Davos(Public Eye)

Public Eye Lifetime Award and The Yes Men Mark Farewell from Davos(Public Eye)

After 15 years of the Public Eye, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland are taking stock and, in their farewell to Davos and the WEF, will present a final award to one company for its lifetime achievements in corporate irresponsibility. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 6CSR, unclassified