A group of business leaders including executives from global corporations like Sony, Nike, and Nokia singed the Tokyo Declaration this week.
"Wal-Mart deserves the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. And the Vatican may want to beatify the world's largest retailer." That's how a Canadian journalist leads his article in entertaining fashion.
He argues that the giant U.S. retailer should be the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, among other reasons, because it creates thousands of jobs each year in developing countries.
Feeling guilty at the excesses of yet another office party or Secret Santa exchange? Envirowise in the UK has come up with a company guide to a green Christmas. Most suggestions are pretty undemanding, but hopefully the impact adds up given the sharp spike in waste generated by the typical holiday season.
The ongoing UN Climate Change Conference is being closely monitored not just by environmental groups, governments and the media, but by those in boardrooms around the world.
Alexis Sampson and Michael Jarvis sum up this year's International Business Forum:
The lights dimmed in the Preston Auditorium and the tension rose as the results were calculated. Having generated and then prioritized host of recommendations over the course of the IBF, delegates voted to rank their final top ten. Despite the risky reliance on electronic voting machines, the system worked and the results were reassuringly conclusive.