Daily Media Briefing 08 Feb 2012

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February 08, 2012

Social Investment

ExxonMobil Foundation donates $1 million to fight malaria in Chad and Cameroon

The organisation Malaria No More announced that it has received a generous grant of $1 million from the ExxonMobil Foundation to help the organisation expand its successful malaria education and advocacy programmes in Chad and Cameroon through the award-winning ‘NightWatch’ programme. ‘NightWatch’ is a communications campaign that airs nightly in malaria-endemic communities across Africa.

PR Newswire
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/exxonmobil-foundation-donates-1-million-to-continue-efforts-to-fight-malaria-in-chad-and-cameroon-138849734.html

Diversity

Wyndham Worldwide again named among top 50 companies for executive women

Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has been once again named among the top 50 companies for executive women by the National Association for Female Executives. At Wyndham Worldwide, women represent 54% of its total United States workforce, 35% of all director-level and above positions, and 28% of its board of directors.

CSR wire
http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/33736-Wyndham-Worldwide-Again-Named-Among-Top-50-Companies-for-Executive-Women

Environment

NIKE announces strategic partnership to scale waterless dyeing technology

NIKE announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V., a Netherlands-based company that has developed and built the first commercially available waterless textile dyeing machines. By using recycled carbon dioxide, DyeCoo’s technology eliminates the use of water in the textile dyeing process. Nike has been exploring this technology for the past eight years and expects to showcase cutting edge apparel using textiles dyed without water at events later this year.

Business Wire
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120207006898/en

KPMG refuses to release controversial green energy report

KPMG is refusing to publish the full findings of a controversial study examining the cost of the government’s green energy policies, which was originally used as a basis for a series of media reports attacking the cost of renewable energy. The preliminary findings of the report, dubbed Thinking about the Affordable, suggested the UK could save £34 billon by ditching plans for a massive expansion in wind power capacity and instead focusing on nuclear and gas capacity.

Business Green http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2144519/exclusive-kpmg-scraps-controversial-green-energy-report?WT.rss_f=Energy&WT.rss_a=Exclusive:+KPMG+refuses+to+release+controversial+green+energy+report

Vietnamese government to support businesses using green technology

Nguyen Van Phung, deputy director general of the Tax Department in the Ministry of Finance, said that Vietnam has adopted investment policies that will encourage businesses to use green technology for generating energy and manufacturing products. Enterprises adopting green technology in the hi-tech industry will enjoy a 10% tax exemption for 15 years and continue to receive special tax benefits for the next 13 following years. Moreover, enterprises will also enjoy preferential tax on exports and imports as well.

Eco Business http://www.eco-business.com/news/

Reporting
Hertz launches global sustainability strategy

The Hertz Corporation, the world’s largest general use car rental brand, introduced ‘Living Journey’ today, the company’s corporate sustainability strategy. To communicate the strategy to its stakeholders, Hertz has launched a sustainability website which highlights the company’s achievements and plans which includes energy-efficiency improvements such as lighting and HVAC upgrades, utilizing LEED certification standards for Hertz buildings, solar energy production, global recycling efforts, and delivering fuel-efficient fleet choices to consumers.
3BL Media http://3blmedia.com/theCSRfeed/Hertz-Launches-Global-Sustainability-Strategy?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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