NGOWatch – February 2015


ethicalcorp.com | Published Feb. 5, 2015

Greenpeace exposes UK’s ‘dirty energy’ deals

Despite its pledge to withdraw financial support from “dirty energy” projects, the UK government has dished out more than £1bn in loans for fossil fuel projects around the world, a report by environmental NGO Greenpeace says.

China’s record fine on corporate polluters

A high court in China has fined six companies more than £16m for environmental pollution in the eastern province of Zhejiang. The penalty, the highest ever given for corporate pollution in China, was served when six companies were found guilty of discharging tens of thousands of tonnes of chemical waste in two rivers in the city of Taizhou.

Oceans of plastic

More than five trillion pieces of plastic debris weighing close to 269,000 tonnes are floating in our oceans, according to new research by the non-profit 5 Gyres Institute… read more>


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Switch IPO the latest to limit investor voting rights

As many of 15 percent of U.S. IPOs in recent years have used dual share classes meant to give insiders outsized voting rights, according to the Council of Institutional Investors.

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Wells Fargo executives, board must face lawsuit over fake accounts, federal judge says

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-wells-fargo-accounts-decision/wells-fargo-executives-board-must-face-lawsuit-over-fake-accounts-federal-judge-says-idUSKBN1CA1ZY

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As Ford pushes into electric vehicles, U.S. union aims to save jobs

Ford’s presentation to investors this week under new chief executive Jim Hackett, included a slide touting a 30 percent reduction in “hours per unit” to build electric vehicles.

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