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  • Can we get Maternity Leave on the CSR Agenda?

    I am a bit biased.  Being 30 weeks pregnant myself, my thoughts are turning to what happens after this little person enters the world.  How long will I be able to stay home with him, breast-feed him, bond with him and generally adjust to this new way of life?  As I look at my options, […] More

  • US Companies Represent in 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking

    Showing that it can pay to be ethical, Ethisphere Magazine graphed its  “WME Index,” or all publicly traded 2011 World’s Most Ethical Company honorees, against the S&P 500 since the initial World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition from 2007.  Even in a recession, ethical companies outperformed the S&P 500; however considerably greater returns (in excess of 30%) […] More

  • Eco Cocoa: Sweet or Loco?

    Last Thursday evening, February 10, as a sweet precursor to the Valentine’s Day ahead, the Global Cocoa Project, courtesy of its parent initiative, the Global Giving Circle, as well as from Calgary Brown producing the event for Hub Bay Area (in SoMa within the San Francisco Chronicle building), brought to our watering mouths a taste of what kind […] More

  • American Lithium-Ion Battery Maker Purchases Korean Competitor

    Ener1 announced on October 16th that it has acquired South Korea’s third largest lithium-ion battery cell producer, Enertech International. Ener1 is an American company that manufactures compact, high performance lithium-ion batteries designed to power hybrid and electric vehicles. Ener1 CEO Charles Gassenheimer: Enertech is one of the largest lithium-ion battery producers in Korea, behind only LG […] More