Unilever NV (UNA.AS)
3 Apr 2020
Thu, Mar 26 2020
NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Handwashing has never been so popular. It’s one of the main ways to avoid catching Covid-19, which is why Unilever and the UK government on Thursday committed soap, bleach and 100 million pounds to educate 1 billion people about it. Celebrities like Gloria Gaynor and Hugh Jackman have posted videos encouraging viewers to get scrubbing, and turn the tap off when they’re done. It might look like an invitation to use a precious natural asset – but it could also bu
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VEVEY, Switzerland, Feb 13 Nestle Chief Executive Mark Schneider will fine-tune his transformation plans with more acquisitions, he said after the Swiss food group lowered growth expectations on Thursday.
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LONDON With the Federal Reserve’s first policy decision of the new year out of the way, investor angst over China’s coronavirus outbreak went up another notch on Thursday.
Davos, Switzerland (Reuters Breakingviews) - For once, society may tangibly benefit from the do-gooder optimism among global elites at Davos. Corporate chiefs are brimming with purpose. Enterprises ranging from Russian aluminium smelters to Dutch ice cream makers are high on stewardship and sustainability - themes of this year’s confab. But they’re also making pledges to which they can, and should, be held accountable.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W hile global leaders take to the stage at Davos in the Swiss Alps, one of the world's most prominent businessmen is busy behind the scenes - trying to bring together the heads of major companies to tackle climate change and inequality.
* Earmarks more than 1.5 bln Swiss francs for food-grade recycled plastics
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