Record profits for British Gas

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Centrica, the parent company of British Gas has announced record profits for its British Gas operations of £742 million for last year with pre-tax profits for the company were £2.8 billion, with operating profits up by 29%. They said their profit had been made in a difficult market with rising wholesale energy prices, with prices in the UK around 40% higher in 2011 than they were in 2010.

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For-Profit Education Firm Kaplan Is 14th Company to Dump ALEC.

PR Watch

For-Profit Education Firm Kaplan Is 14th Company to Dump ALEC. ALEC bills also divert public funds into private charter schools or for-profit internet schools. They shipped responsibility to National Center for Public Policy.they have their backup plans!!

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Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Fashion Ethics?

Eco Chic

Goodwill replied to Patrice’s inquiry about prices, reminding readers that the company uses profits for a host of programs for at-risk youth and adults, including the homeless. . The post Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Fashion Ethics?

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Toms Shoes and Corporate Responsibility

Sustainability Ninja

There is simply no denying that businesses are driven by the demands of the consumer, with the responses to those demands most frequently being dictated by the executives who occupy C-Suite positions.

Toms Shoes and Corporate Responsibility

Sustainability Ninja

There is simply no denying that businesses are driven by the demands of the consumer, with the responses to those demands most frequently being dictated by the executives who occupy C-Suite positions.

Solar Financing Finally Reaches Colorado Non-Profits

Green (Living) Review

LOUISVILLE, CO, January 2010 – Solar financing for non-profits and faith communities is often hard to find in these tough economic times. Thanks to a new program, developed by Colorado-based solar integrator Bella Energy, non-profit solar financing has finally reached Colorado. The program was designed to help non-profits and faith communities make critical investments in their infrastructure while reducing the price of investing in solar by about 30 percent.

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Flipping Clothing is Fun and Profitable—But What About the Ethics?

Eco Chic

Goodwill replied to Patrice’s inquiry about prices, reminding readers that the company uses profits for a host of programs for at-risk youth and adults, including the homeless. . Response: [link]. Response: [link]. Second-hand. Flipped. And perhaps my favorite, Pre-Loved.

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Farm profits off of “Wheelz the Bunny”

Eccorazzi

Encouraged by the attention, the couple began to crowdfund for a children’s book about Wheelz, and it looked like a huge profit would be coming their way. The farm has taken no responsibility for their actions, even though it’s glaringly obvious that his start of life was harsh and damaging. Wheelz the bunny passed away yesterday. Sadly, this was his fate from the start. I’ll back up a bit. Overlook Acres is located in Amsterdam, New York, and is a meat producing farm.

THRIVING AS A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

Elephant Journal

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS THE IDEA THAT BUSINESSES SHOULD BALANCE PROFIT-MAKING ACTIVITIES WITH ACTIVITIES THAT BENEFIT SOCIETY. IT INVOLVES DEVELOPING BUSINESSES WITH A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP TO THE SOCIETY IN WHICH THEY OPERATE. INVESTOPEDIA VALUES ARE CHANGING In today’s marketplace, there is a large shift in the criteria that your consumers find important when deciding where to […].

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Drugs companies ‘inventing diseases to boost their profits’

Eco Friendly Daily

The practice of diseasemongering by the drug industry is promoting non-existent illnesses or exaggerating minor ones for the sake of profits, according to a set of essays published by the open-access journal Public Library of Science Medicine.

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Reliance Foundry Offers Free Bike Racks to Schools and Non-Profits for Student and Community Bike Parking

Green (Living) Review

Schools, churches, campuses, and non-profit organizations can apply to receive free bike racks from Reliance Foundry in their "Take A Stand for Cycling" Campaign.

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Non-Profit Initiates Next Stage of its Mission to Stop Greenwashing

Green (Living) Review

Phase Two will include a second round of communication intended to initiate productive discussion with senior management in the target industries, reminding them of their responsibility to adhere to best practices for environmental marketing as outlined in the U.S. Paper comes from a renewable resource – trees grown in responsibly managed forests – and it’s recycled more than any other commodity, including plastics, metals and glass. Two Sides Urges Leading U.S.

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Of “Pragmatism” And “Absolutism” – A Response

Eccorazzi

Industrial animal exploitation has never been more profitable or efficient. The former wants a continuation of the status quo – merely in a more efficient or profitable form – the latter wants an end to the status quo.

Drugs companies ‘inventing diseases to boost their profits’

Eco Friendly Daily

The practice of diseasemongering by the drug industry is promoting non-existent illnesses or exaggerating minor ones for the sake of profits, according to a set of essays published by the open-access journal Public Library of Science Medicine.

Power Africa or Power Oil and Gas Profits?

Sierra Club Compass

It’s a solution that will not only pad their profits, but confine millions of Africans to darkness. While the oil and gas industry has never been a beacon of responsible stewardship of Africa’s natural resources, its message continues to be: We don’t need safeguards or regulation -- trust us.

ALEC Disbands Task Force Responsible for Stand Your Ground.

PR Watch

ALEC Disbands Task Force Responsible for Stand Your Ground, Voter ID, Prison Privatization, AZ's SB 1070. ALECs responses to the campaign also claimed that "ALEC policies promote economic vitality." Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy.

Profitable “Free Range” Milk & False Claims In The Guardian

Eccorazzi

The media would have you believe that this new onslaught of baby calf fluid is in response to a growing demand for higher welfare animal products. The reality is that producers have merely identified the concept of “free range” as a rather profitable one given the steady decline in milk prices over the last few years. Producers, of course, are really only interested in bumping up the price of milk in order to regain the healthier profit margins of the past.

6 Ways to Shop Responsibly During the Holidays

The Green Samaritan

Charities and Organizations: It’s been a tough year for non-profits and those that rely on gifts and donations from others. From Non Profit Tech , here’s a suggested list of others to consider.

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8 Cures for Money Anxiety. ~ Koorosh Ostowari

Elephant Journal

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Frugal folks now made responsible for deepening of recession

Green (Living) Review

What they really mean that it is cutting into the profits of the companies and they, because they no longer make those profits, and it is only profits that count for most of them, will get rid off workers and blame everyone else for it. Frugality fuels recession's vicious cycle, say government economists. Even those whose jobs are safe are spending less, which holds down growth, say economists, governments and their psychologists by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Oh dear.

2009 116

Ambre’s Shaky Finances: Rebutting the Response

Sightline Daily

firm that speaks for Ambre Energy , released a response to our report on Ambre’s finances yesterday. Some of these firms struggle; a few do well enough to make the fund as a whole profitable. That concludes my rebuttal to Gard’s response to my report. firm, Gard communications—and I’m looking forward to their next response. Gard Communications, the P.R.

Corporate Social Responsibility – It’s the Right Thing for Businesses

Eco Friendly Daily

The era of corporate social responsibility dawns. Corporate social responsibility is also a smart modus operandi to reduce investment risks and maximize profits. Corporate Social Responsibility – An ace up the business sleeve.

Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition Adds 6 New Members

Green Life Smart Life

The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition ( DRSG ) announced that six companies have joined the trade association and will contribute to its efforts aimed at developing markets for smart grid technologies and smart grid practices like demand response. HomeGrid Forum is a global, non-profit trade group promoting the International Telecommunication Union’s G.hn Tagged: Control4, Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition, smart grid.

Tealet: Sharing Responsible, Sustainable Tea with the World

Green Living Ideas

Net Impact is a non-profit organization focused on sustainable business; we love them too!). Among the companies we love here at Green Living Ideas is an international tea wholesaler called Tealet.

Profits Before People: 7 of the World’s Most Irresponsible Companies

Eco Chic

To most corporations, making a profit is goal number one – but some of those companies take it way too far, sacrificing the health of the planet and its inhabitants for a bigger bank balance. Now, it’s been reported that Monsanto has found a way to profit from its own misdeeds once again.

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Are consumers responsible for the BP oil disaster?

Green Blog

Others blame it on the Military-Oil-Government alliance that views free-flowing oil (and free-flowing oil profits) as something to promoted at all costs. That’s right, we are the ones responsible. “BP, BP counts its profits in the billions, and, therefore, it’s important.

e-Cycle Showcasing Responsible Mobile Reuse and Recycling at BlackBerry World, Only Mobile Buyback and Recycling Company to Earn e-Stewards Certification

Green (Living) Review

e-Cycle will be at BlackBerry World™ to demonstrate how companies can achieve responsible mobile reuse and recycling that ensures financial savings, sound environmental stewardship and the guaranteed protection of sensitive data. Orlando, FL : e-Cycle will be at BlackBerry World™ to demonstrate how companies can achieve responsible mobile reuse and recycling that ensures financial savings, sound environmental stewardship and the guaranteed protection of sensitive data.

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MIT Promotes Sustainability, Socially Responsible Leaders

Green Life Smart Life

based real estate and economic development-consulting firm specializes in services to public and non-profit sector clients who are dealing with downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic structures. Last week, through the recommendation from a colleague, I was fortunate enough to attend the 1st annual, student-organized MIT Sustainability Summit.

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Want to Go Bird Banding in Amazonian Peru?

10,000 Birds

I recently heard from Chris Kirkby, the Managing Director and Principal Investigator at Asociacion Fauna Forever , a Peruvian not-for-profit organisation based in Lima and Puerto Maldonado, about a series of bird-banding workshops being held this June and November in the rainforests of Tambopata in south-eastern Peru. 5 Responses to “Want to Go Bird Banding in Amazonian Peru?&# Fish & Wildlife comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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After Her Tragic Death, a Girl’s Birthday Wish for Clean Water Gets a Big Response

Eccorazzi

Along with the sad news, the world began to hear about the inspiring wish Rachel had made for her ninth birthday in June: She wanted family members and friends to donate to charity: water , a non-profit providing clean water to developing countries, instead of giving her presents or money.

2011 86

Predators, Prey, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sierra Club Compass

Shark finning is the increasingly rampant and highly profitable process of stripping sharks of their fins and throwing the sharks back into the ocean, very much alive but unable to swim. Shark fins -- the most profitable part of a shark -- are then traded in a billion-dollar annual market.

Israeli Reuse Conference Claims that Big Opportunities Come in.

Green Prophet

In other words, he consults businesses and helps them find practical solutions for reducing their negative impact on the environment in creative ways that, inevitably, reduce waste and increase profit.

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Leaked: European Union Trade Document, Translation: Climate Disaster

Sierra Club Compass

So, while oil and gas companies on both sides of the Atlantic rake in profits, everyone else is stuck paying the costs. Exporting crude oil to the EU would mean windfall profits to Big Oil, more fracking, and more climate-disrupting pollution. International Responsible Trade

The TTIP: A Very Scary Proposal

Sierra Club Compass

is pushing for the TTIP to contain rules that empower corporations to sue governments—before private trade tribunals— over virtually any policy that the company claims could impact its expected future profits. International Responsible Trade Cartoon by Courtenay Lewis.

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Congress, Don't Put Harmful Trade Pacts on the Fast Track

Sierra Club Compass

It would elevate corporations to the level of nations, thus allowing foreign companies to directly sue governments in private trade tribunals over laws and policies that corporations allege reduce their profits. trades responsibly. International Responsible Trade

2014 114

Naomi Klein: Our societies are addicted to risk

Green Blog

And that the rich nations, who mainly bear the historical responsibility for global warming, roll the dice on the risks because they think they can handle and control the devastating effects of climate change. Business & Politics BP climate change ecofeminism financial crisis geo-engineering Global Warming gulf oil spill inequality Iraq Naomi Klein profits risk-taking TED TED Talk video

Why The Climate Movement Cannot Ignore Trade

Sierra Club Compass

The rules actually empower corporations to sue governments, in the secrecy of private trade tribunals, over laws and policies that corporations allege reduce their profits, including protections from dirty fossil fuels. Ilana Solomon, Sierra Club’s Responsible Trade Program Director.

Reckless Driving Kills 3 Emiratis Every Day

Green Prophet

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Ethical Designer Opportunity! Madesmith Academy’s Sustainable Fashion Business Incubator

Eco Chic

The online Sustainable Fashion Incubator is for any new or emerging designer (fashion + home) who is looking to create a profitable brand. We want to make sure that these sustainable businesses are able to survive and are profitable for the long run. .

Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Responsible trade can help countries develop sustainably, foster a healthy environment, and expand the use of clean energy. User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of. Compass.

No More Handouts to Corporations in the U.S.-EU Trade Pact

Sierra Club Compass

Investor-state dispute settlement would give corporations just what they want -- new, broad rights, including the right to directly challenge government policies and actions that corporations alledge reduce their profits. Ilana Solomon, Sierra Club Responsible Trade Program. International Responsible Trade

New Cases Show Risks of Trade Deals

Sierra Club Compass

And nowhere is that power divergence more apparent than in free trade pacts, where a provision called “investor state dispute settlement” (ISDS) empowers corporations to sue governments over nearly any policy that a corporation alleges would reduce its expected future profits.

EXPOSED: Transatlantic Trade Pact Endangers Action on Climate

Sierra Club Compass

" The Sierra Club worked with our European partner, PowerShift , a German non-profit organization working at the intersection of trade and energy, to analyze the draft of the European Union's proposal for trading raw materials and energy. Consequences Natural Gas Responsible Trade