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France: EDF fined for illegal spying on anti-nuclear campaign

A French court has found EDF and Kargus, the security firm it employed to carry out the work, guilty of spying on Greenpeace anti-nuclear campaigners. Activities included hacking computers owned by the group.

Business leaders lobby for carbon cuts

Business leaders from 99 companies, including British Airways, Deutsche Bank, EDF, Petrobas and Shell are lobbying heads of governments to set targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and to help establish a global market for carbon.

Madagascar: Business initiative to tackle poverty launched by PM

A programme to involve business in alleviating poverty has been launched by the Prime Minister Jacques Sylla. The launch of the initiative, 'Growing Sustainable Business for Poverty Reduction', was organised by UNDP and brought together government, business and civil society.

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Social responsibility and finance - on the precipice

In a recent article, the BBC's economics editor Robert Peston highlighted the fact that in 2012 the chances are that the economy - punch drunk as it is from the various flavours of debt crisis it has been pummelled with over the course of the year - will be hit by the collapse of a major bank and / or government.