Invisible Voice is a free plugin that empowers you to make informed decisions about the websites you use.

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All information on the Invisible Voice website and plugin have been taken directly from Wikipedia, WikiData, Glass Door, Media Bias Fact Check, and Google News

Parent Company Source: WikiData

The company that own the website you are on.

Sister and Affiliated Companies Source: WikiData

Other companies that are owned by the owners of this company.

This list includes owners from the Parent Company, Individual Owners, and Investment Banks that have investments in this company (investment bank companies are tagged).

Important People Source: WikiData

Important people in relation to the company.

Political Leaning Source: WikiData

The political leaning of the company.

Revenue Source: Glass Door

The economic revenue of the company.

Number of Employees Source: Glass Door

The number of employees at the company.

Average Employment Satisfaction Source: Glass Door

The job satisfaction of the employees of the company, rated 1-5 (5 being the highest approval).

Also shown is the number of employees who rated the company.

Type of Company Source: Glass Door

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Controversies Source: Wikipedia

General controversies that the company and the associated Important People have been involved in.

In the News Source: Google News

News stories about the company, with priority to articles that include the following key words: ‘controversial’, ‘slave labour’, ‘allegations’, ‘taxes’, ‘environmental’, and ‘philanthropy’.

NEWABC News(Close)

news division of the American Broadcasting Company

Website: abcnews.go.com

Wikipedia: /ABC_News

Parent Company: American Broadcasting Company This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover American Broadcasting Company This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Sister and Affiliated Companies: ESPN Inc. This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover ABC News This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover list of production companies owned by the American Broadcasting Company This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover ABC Records, Inc. This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Satellite News Channel This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover WFRO This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Important People: Edward John Noble This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Bob Iger This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: left-center

Revenue: £50 to £100 million (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 5001 to 10000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 3.6 / 5 (174 ratings)

Type of Company: Subsidiary or Business Segment

In the News

Trump hits Cuba with new terrorism sanctions in waning days

ABC News (11/01/2021 21:00 UTC)

In repudiating the allegations, President Miguel Díaz-Canel has said Cuba was the victim of terrorism. He cited an armed attack on its embassy ...

Rudy Giuliani being investigated by New York State Bar Association

ABC News (11/01/2021 20:00 UTC)

... testified last month before the Georgia state Senate about allegations of ... Giuliani did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.

Woman set to die for killing woman, cutting baby from womb

ABC News (11/01/2021 18:00 UTC)

Her stepfather denied the sexual abuse in videotaped testimony and said he didn't have a good memory when confronted with a transcript of a ...

Turkish televangelist gets life term for sex abuse, offenses

(11/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

A Turkish court has sentenced a controversial Muslim televangelist and cult ... gang and sexual abuse of minors, among several other offenses.

Uganda accuses Facebook of ‘interfering’ in tense polls

ABC News (11/01/2021 13:00 UTC)

Ugandan polls are often marred by allegations of rigging. The country has never seen a peaceful transfer of power since independence from ...

Hong Kong’s new top judge urges impartiality in courts

ABC News (11/01/2021 11:00 UTC)

... attacks as well as extreme and unfounded allegations against judges are unacceptable and threaten the independence of the judiciary.

South Korean diplomat in Iran over seized ship, frozen funds

ABC News (11/01/2021 03:00 UTC)

Iran maintains the tanker and its 20-member crew were stopped in the mouth of the Persian Gulf because of the vessel's “environmental ...

Chinese court finds #MeToo allegations defamed journalist

ABC News (08/01/2021 02:00 UTC)

Although China allowed sexual misconduct as a ground for lawsuits in 2019, the definition of such harassment remains murky and very few cases ...

Israeli prosecutors spell out allegations against Netanyahu

ABC News (05/01/2021 02:00 UTC)

Israeli prosecutors have released an amended indictment spelling out detailed charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a ...

Cuomo denies former aide’s sexual harassment allegations

ABC News (12/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday denied a former aide's allegations over the weekend that he sexually harassed her by making ...
NEWAbercrombie & Fitch(Close)

company

Website: abercrombie.com

Wikipedia: /Abercrombie_%26_Fitch

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Arthur C. Martinez This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover David T. Abercrombie This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Ezra Fitch This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (ANF)

In the News

Interparfums SA To Buy Paris HQ Office

happi.com (11/01/2021 14:00 UTC)

... €125 million purchase price, excluding taxes and related expenses, ... the exclusive worldwide licensee for Abercrombie & Fitch, Anna Sui, ...

Form 8-K INTER PARFUMS INC For: Jan 11

(11/01/2021 13:00 UTC)

... €125 million purchase price, excluding taxes and related expenses, ... the exclusive worldwide licensee for Abercrombie & Fitch, Anna Sui, ...

Suspect cited for obstruction following foot chase at mall

(22/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

But he faced no charges in connection with the allegations he used ... from an Abercrombie & Fitch at the North Point Mall in Alpharetta on Dec.

Denim Retailers Prepare for Spring/Summer 2021 with Optimism

Sourcing Journal (22/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

and Cotton Incorporated recommend fashion firms avoid greenwashing, provide stakeholders with the environmental and social information they ...

Jay Pharoah’s Joaquin Phoenix-Joker impression is the sexual aid you didn’t need

The A.V. Club (15/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

Jay Pharoah's Joaquin Phoenix-Joker impression is the sexual aid you ... (But not “Abercrombie & Fitch-sporting, Trump supporting 50 Cent.

Abercrombie & Fitch is closing 7 flagships that account for 10% of global square footage but only 1% of revenue

MarketWatch (12/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

“These flagships, which, combined, are roughly 200,000 gross square feet, or 10% of the Abercrombie & Fitch brand global square footage, ...

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Reports Third Quarter Results

(12/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

November 24, 2020 07:30 ET | Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Management Co. Delivers net income per diluted share of $0.66 and $0.76 on a ...

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Reports Second Quarter Results

(27/08/2020 00:00 UTC)

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Aug. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today announced results for the second ...

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Expands Sustainability Efforts with …

(22/04/2020 00:00 UTC)

“We are excited to add Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister to our portfolio ... towards its long-term social and environmental sustainability goals.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Announces New Sustainability …

GlobeNewswire (21/08/2019 00:00 UTC)

21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ... on the retailer's existing global social and environmental sustainability programs, ...
NEWABN AMRO(Close)

Dutch bank

Website: abnamro.com

Wikipedia: /ABN_AMRO

Parent Company: Kingdom of the Netherlands This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover ABN AMRO Group This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Royal Palace of Amsterdam This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Hôtel d'Avaray This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover ABN AMRO Group This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Nederlandse Spoorwegen This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover ABN AMRO This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Important People: Dutch State This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Gerrit Zalm This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Government

In the News

5 topics that shaped trade finance in 2020

Global Trade Review (GTR) (07/01/2021 02:00 UTC)

From fraud scandals and allegations to the Covid-19 lockdowns, 2020 ... ABN Amro, whose exposure to Hin Leong was second only to HSBC, ...

Aviva’s SRI clause gives strong signal to clients

Triple Pundit (29/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

... long-term interests of its beneficiaries and believes that environmental, social, ... head of sustainable development at the Dutch bank ABN Amro, told EP: 'It's ...

Sakhalin u-turn viewed as sign of things to come

Triple Pundit (29/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

The business consortium developing Russia's controversial Sakhalin II oil and gas project ... off-limits for lenders concerned about its social and environmental impacts. ... However, ABN Amro committed $1billion to the project prior to its acquisition by ... Giving Tuesday a Wake-Up Call that Traditional Philanthropy Is Broken.

Dutch bank sets up Indian SRI fund

Triple Pundit (29/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

The Dutch bank ABN Amro has started the Indian Sustainable Development ... merit in terms of corporate governance and social and environmental policies.

Leading bank turns down loans on ethical grounds

Triple Pundit (29/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

ABN Amro's stance is further evidence that financial institutions are starting to look routinely at the social and environmental risks associated with loans and ...

Explosive mix

New Internationalist (22/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

Environmental campaigners say gas development will do more harm ... Atradius Dutch State Business signed an accord with Total to ensure ...

Shell fights charge that its climate stance harms human rights

Houston Chronicle (22/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

A 2015 case in which environmental group Urgenda successfully sued the ... But for Shell, there's no parallel -- unlike the Dutch state, it is not a ...

Shell Fights Charge That Its Climate Stance Harms Human Rights

Bloomberg (22/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

A 2015 case in which environmental group Urgenda successfully sued the ... But for Shell, there's no parallel -- unlike the Dutch state, it is not a ...

Poseidon Principles makes first report on decarbonisation target

Seatrade Maritime News (15/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

... for their role in promoting responsible environmental behavior. ... in 2019, including ABN Amro, Amsterdam Trade Bank, BNP Paribas, ...

ABN Amro pension fund to focus on climate SDGs

IPE.com (25/06/2020 00:00 UTC)

The ABN Amro pension fund plans to pay specific attention to the Sustainable ... Two years on, the fund has integrated environmental, social, and ... also decided to exclude producers of controversial weapons and tobacco ...
NEWacademia.edu(Close)

social networking website for academics

Website: academia.edu

Wikipedia: /Academia.edu

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Richard Price This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: Not found

Number of Employees: Not found

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Not found

Criticism

Academia.edu is not a university or institution for higher learning and so under current standards it would not qualify for the “.edu” top-level domain. However, the domain name “Academia.edu” was registered in 1999, before the regulations required .edu domain names to be held solely by accredited post-secondary institutions. All .edu domain names registered before 2001 were grandfathered in, even if not an accredited post-secondary institution.A critic, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, the director of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association, said she found the use of the “.edu” domain name by Academia.edu to be “extremely problematic”, since it might mislead users into thinking the site is part of an accredited educational institution rather than a for-profit company.Academia.edu claims it supports the open science or open access movements and, in particular, instant distribution of research, and a peer-review system that occurs alongside distribution, instead of before it. Accordingly, the company stated its opposition to the proposed (since withdrawn) 2011 U.S. Research Works Act, which would have prevented open-access mandates in the U.S.However, Academia.edu is not an open access repository and is not recommended as a way to pursue green open access by Peter Suber and experts, who instead invite researchers to use field-specific repositories or general-purpose repositories like Zenodo.In early 2016, some users reported having received e-mails from Academia.edu where they were asked if they would be interested in paying a fee to have their papers recommended by the website’s editors. This led some users to start a campaign encouraging users to cancel their Academia.edu accounts.Other criticisms include the fact that Academia.edu uses a vendor lock-in model: “It’s up to Academia.edu to decide what you can and can’t do with the information you’ve given them, and they’re not likely to make it easy for alternative methods to access”. This is in reference to the fact that, although papers can be read by non-users, a free account is needed in order to download papers: “you need to be logged in to do most of the useful things on the site (even as a casual reader)".In December 2016, Academia.edu announced new premium features that includes data analytics on work and the professional rank of the viewers, which have also received criticism.

In the News

Top 25 Martin Scorsese Movies That You Should Watch

OtakuKart (11/01/2021 02:00 UTC)

Richard Price wrote the screenplay for this sports drama movie. ... The novel was controversial because of its depiction of Jesus Christ's life and ...

M&S signs call to action over China’s forced labour of Uighurs

(08/01/2021 02:00 UTC)

... said Richard Price, the managing director of M&S Clothing & Home. ... a million are thought to have been detained, allegations that minority ...

Britain’s M&S backs call to stop forced labour in China’s Xinjiang

(07/01/2021 02:00 UTC)

Richard Price, managing director of M&S Clothing & Home. Anti-slavery organisations welcomed the announcement by M&S and urged other ...

M&S signs call to action over Uighur forced labour

BBC News (07/01/2021 02:00 UTC)

... said Richard Price, the managing director of M&S Clothing & Home. ... a million are thought to have been detained, allegations that minority ...

New Year honours 2021: The national list | Star News

Otago Daily Times (05/01/2021 02:00 UTC)

Dr Christine Margaret Foley, services to victims of sexual assault, Auckland. ... Supt John Richard Price, services to New Zealand Police and ... Dr Gail Tewaru Tipa, services to Maori and environmental management, Dunedin. ... Chloe Angela Carol Wright, services to philanthropy, education and health, ...

Plans to enlarge Fisherman’s Car Park defended

Stratford upon Avon Herald (29/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

The most controversial aspect of the plan is a proposal to enlarge the ... cars, an idea which has been hard to square with environmental campaigners. ... Opponent of the scheme, Richard Price, has criticised the decision to ...

UK’s property taxes highest in world according to official figures

Estate Agent Today (12/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

Just as Chancellor Rishi Sunak appears to be resisting calls for an extension to the stamp duty holiday, and may be considering hiking capital ...

Big rises in property taxes expected to pay for virus…

Estate Agent Today (01/09/2020 00:00 UTC)

Hefty increases in taxes on the purchase and sale of holiday homes and buy to let properties are expected in the November Budget, leading ...

It’s a trap! Stamp duty holiday could lead to property taxes - claim

Estate Agent Today (21/08/2020 00:00 UTC)

Targeting homeowners would be politically difficult and controversial so may not occur but there is every chance that the real long-term target ...

Jenrick scandal to be debated as “pigs in trough”…

Estate Agent Today (24/06/2020 00:00 UTC)

Controversial Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is the subject of a harshly critical cartoon in The Times which depicts “pigs in the trough” - a ...
NEWAccessorize(Close)

business division of British company Monsoon Accessorize

Website: uk.accessorize.com

Wikipedia:

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Not found

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Private

In the News

‘Bridgerton’s Beauty Looks Come With Hidden Details You …

Elite Daily (08/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

Between the sexual chemistry, beautiful satin gowns, and generally ... You may not have the time to painstakingly accessorize your hair, ...

The Queen’s Gambit | Editorials | gjsentinel.com

(07/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

It's another, as a sitting member of Congress, to embrace allegations of ... own voice in Congress — has decided to accessorize her Glock look ...

Tennessee trout stocking program resumes for 2021 – WATE …

WATE 6 On Your Side (06/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

Alabama sexual assault suspect on the run may be headed to Tennessee, police say. Video ... Maker Monday: Accessorize with Honeymouth. Living East ...

These brands will pay you to wear their clothes

Fast Company (06/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

Fashion's enormous environmental footprint comes down to the sheer ... in the morning: It took far less time to accessorize a look with a scarf, ...

Local leaders remember the life of Jellico Fire Chief Wayne …

WATE 6 On Your Side (05/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

Alabama sexual assault suspect on the run may be headed to Tennessee, police say. Video ... Maker Monday: Accessorize with Honeymouth. Living East ...

josh Joswick: 2020: Tyranny, insanity and plain ol’ bull

The Durango Herald (29/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

... is our ability to accessorize (said while waving an automatic rifle).” 3. ... and allegations that have no basis in fact, they are fighting insanity.

Cyberpunk 2077’s Future Dystopia Is Old News | CBR

CBR (29/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

Cybernetics accessorize the piercings, ink and threads of punk fashion. ... instead embracing sustainable communities, environmental justice ...

17 eco-friendly gifts to buy your sustainable BFF this holiday season

New York Post (22/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

... in sustainable practices and minimizing their environmental impact. ... silver are 90% recycled, making for an eco-friendly way to accessorize.

Promising Young Woman review: a venomous story about violence against women

Polygon (15/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

A revenge tale that uses messy verve to tackle how sexual assault is ... Mulligan's full-throated performance accessorize a film that ultimately ...

Fears for future oversight of controversial pre-pack deals

The Times (28/09/2020 00:00 UTC)

... Monsoon Accessorize, the fashion chain, and Cath Kidston, another retailer. It has raised the prospect that increasing numbers of companies ...
NEWAdobe(Close)

American multinational computer software company

Website: adobe.com

Wikipedia: /Adobe_Inc.

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: John Warnock This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Charles Geschke This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 4.1 / 5 (4032 ratings)

Type of Company: Company - Public (ADBE)

Reception

From 1995 to 2013, Fortune ranked Adobe as “an outstanding place to work”. Adobe was rated the 5th best U.S. company to work for in 2003, 6th in 2004, 31st in 2007, 40th in 2008, 11th in 2009, 42nd in 2010, 65th in 2011, 41st in 2012, and 83rd in 2013. In October 2008, Adobe Systems Canada Inc. was named one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” by Mediacorp Canada Inc. and was featured in Maclean’s newsmagazine.Adobe has a five-star privacy rating from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Criticisms

Pricing

Adobe has been criticized for its pricing practices, with retail prices being up to twice as much in non-US countries. For example, it is significantly cheaper to pay for a return airfare ticket to the United States and purchase one particular collection of Adobe’s software there than to buy it locally in Australia.After Adobe revealed the pricing for the Creative Suite 3 Master Collection, which was £1,000 higher for European customers, a petition to protest over “unfair pricing” was published and signed by 10,000 users. In June 2009, Adobe further increased its prices in the UK by 10% in spite of weakening of the pound against the dollar, and UK users were not allowed to buy from the US store.Adobe’s Reader and Flash programs were listed on “The 10 most hated programs of all time” article by TechRadar.

Security

Hackers have exploited vulnerabilities in Adobe programs, such as Adobe Reader, to gain unauthorized access to computers. Adobe’s Flash Player has also been criticized for, among other things, suffering from performance, memory usage and security problems (see criticism of Flash Player). A report by security researchers from Kaspersky Lab criticized Adobe for producing the products having top 10 security vulnerabilities.Observers noted that Adobe was spying on its customers by including spyware in the Creative Suite 3 software and quietly sending user data to a firm named Omniture. When users became aware, Adobe explained what the suspicious software did and admitted that they: “could and should do a better job taking security concerns into account”. When a security flaw was later discovered in Photoshop CS5, Adobe sparked outrage by saying it would leave the flaw unpatched, so anyone who wanted to use the software securely would have to pay for an upgrade. Following a fierce backlash Adobe decided to provide the software patch.Adobe has been criticized for pushing unwanted software including third-party browser toolbars and free virus scanners, usually as part of the Flash update process, and for pushing a third-party scareware program designed to scare users into paying for unneeded system repairs.

Customer data breach

On October 3, 2013, the company initially revealed that 2.9 million customers' sensitive and personal data was stolen in security breach which included encrypted credit card information. Adobe later admitted that 38 million active users have been affected and the attackers obtained access to their IDs and encrypted passwords, as well as to many inactive Adobe accounts. The company did not make it clear if all the personal information was encrypted, such as email addresses and physical addresses, though data privacy laws in 44 states require this information to be encrypted.A 3.8 GB file stolen from Adobe and containing 152 million usernames, reversibly encrypted passwords and unencrypted password hints was posted on AnonNews.org. LastPass, a password security firm, said that Adobe failed to use best practices for securing the passwords and has not salted them. Another security firm, Sophos, showed that Adobe used a weak encryption method permitting the recovery of a lot of information with very little effort. According to IT expert Simon Bain, Adobe has failed its customers and ‘should hang their heads in shame’.Many of the credit cards were tied to the Creative Cloud software-by-subscription service. Adobe offered its affected US customers a free membership in a credit monitoring service, but no similar arrangements have been made for non-US customers. When a data breach occurs in the US, penalties depend on the state where the victim resides, not where the company is based.After stealing the customers' data, cyber-thieves also accessed Adobe’s source code repository, likely in mid-August 2013. Because hackers acquired copies of the source code of Adobe proprietary products, they could find and exploit any potential weaknesses in its security, computer experts warned. Security researcher Alex Holden, chief information security officer of Hold Security, characterized this Adobe breach, which affected Acrobat, ColdFusion and numerous other applications, as “one of the worst in US history”. Adobe also announced that hackers stole parts of the source code of Photoshop, which according to commentators could allow programmers to copy its engineering techniques and would make it easier to pirate Adobe’s expensive products.Published on a server of a Russian-speaking hacker group, the “disclosure of encryption algorithms, other security schemes, and software vulnerabilities can be used to bypass protections for individual and corporate data” and may have opened the gateway to new generation zero-day attacks. Hackers already used ColdFusion exploits to make off with usernames and encrypted passwords of PR Newswire’s customers, which has been tied to the Adobe security breach. They also used a ColdFusion exploit to breach Washington state court and expose up to 200,000 Social Security numbers.

Anti-competitive practices

In 1994, Adobe acquired Aldus Corp., a software vendor that sold FreeHand, a competing product. FreeHand was direct competition to Adobe Illustrator, Adobe’s flagship vector-graphics editor. The Federal Trade Commission intervened and forced Adobe to sell FreeHand back to Altsys, and also banned Adobe from buying back FreeHand or any similar program for the next 10 years (1994–2004). Altsys was then bought by Macromedia, which released versions 5 to 11. When Adobe acquired Macromedia in December 2005, it stalled development of FreeHand in 2007, effectively rendering it obsolete. With FreeHand and Illustrator, Adobe controlled the only two products that compete in the professional illustration program market for Macintosh operating systems.In 2011, a group of 5,000 FreeHand graphic designers convened under the banner Free FreeHand, and filed a civil antitrust complaint in the US District Court for the Northern District of California against Adobe. The suit alleged that Adobe has violated federal and state antitrust laws by abusing its dominant position in the professional vector graphic illustration software market and that Adobe has engaged in a series of exclusionary and anti-competitive acts and strategies designed to kill FreeHand, the dominant competitor to Adobe’s Illustrator software product, instead of competing on the basis of product merit according to the principals of free market capitalism. Adobe had no response to the claims and the lawsuit was eventually settled. The FreeHand community believes Adobe should release the product to an open-source community if it cannot update it internally.As of 2010, on its FreeHand product page, Adobe stated, “While we recognize FreeHand has a loyal customer base, we encourage users to migrate to the new Adobe Illustrator CS4 software which supports both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs and Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista.” As of 2016, the FreeHand page no longer exists; instead, it simply redirects to the Illustrator page. Adobe’s software FTP server still contains a directory for FreeHand, but it is empty.

In the News

TV Analytics Market Innovative Strategy by 2028 | Adobe Inc. (United States), Google LLC (United States)

(11/01/2021 16:00 UTC)

** The demand is measured on the basis of the weighted average sale price (WASP), which requires the manufacturer's taxes. The currency ...

TV Analytics Market Size & Revenue Analysis | Adobe Inc. (United States), Google LLC (United States)

Murphy’s Hockey Law (11/01/2021 16:00 UTC)

** The demand is measured on the basis of the weighted average sale price (WASP), which requires the manufacturer's taxes. The currency ...

Multi-channel Analytics Market including top key players Adobe Systems (United States), HP Autonomy (United Kingdom)

Murphy’s Hockey Law (11/01/2021 16:00 UTC)

Multi-channel Analytics Market including top key players Adobe Systems ... Major Companies listed in this Reports are Adobe Systems (United States), ... average sale price (WASP), which requires the manufacturer's taxes.

Adobe Stock: Huge Economic Moat And Long-Term Upside

Seeking Alpha (11/01/2021 00:00 UTC)

Adobe, as a much smaller and less controversial company than those, has flown under the radar. However, its dominant position in a particular ...

Why Is The US Calling India’s Digital Taxes ‘Discriminatory’ & ‘Unreasonable’?

edtimes.in (09/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

This includes companies like Google, Facebook, Adobe, Uber, Zoom and more. The United States Trade Representative (USTR), a ...

Why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the …

(07/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

New research by scientists at the University of Bristol explains how a 'stop-start' pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could ...

Call for Designer! | A\J – Canada’s Environmental Voice

Alternatives Journal (06/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

The ideal candidate should have an interest in environmental issues as well as a high proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and working in a ...

A Farewell to Adobe Flash—and the Messy, Glorious Web

WIRED (05/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

A Farewell to Adobe Flash—and the Messy, Glorious Web ... Adobe stopped updates and now recommends you uninstall it. ... self-contained, and its content-neutral approach invited experimentation and controversial work.”.

Flash officially killed off as Adobe pulls support for controversial internet tool

The Independent (04/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

Flash officially killed off as Adobe pulls support for controversial ... In 2009, Adobe said that Flash had been installed on 99 per cent of PCs with ...

Adobe wins eco accolade

Triple Pundit (12/03/2014 00:00 UTC)

Adobe has been named the Natural Efficiency Capital Leader of the ... analyst firm focused on assessing corporate environmental impact.
NEWAgricultural Bank of China(Close)

major bank in the Peoples Republic of China

Website: abchina.com

Wikipedia: /Agricultural_Bank_of_China

Parent Company: Central Huijin Investment This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Ministry of Finance This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover National Council for Social Security Fund This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Sister and Affiliated Companies: China State Railway Group This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover The People's Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover China Huarong Asset Management This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Agricultural Bank of China This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover China Construction Bank This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Industrial and Commercial Bank of China This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd. This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover China Center of Advanced Science and Technology This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway Company This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Important People: Jiang Chaoliang This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £10+ billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Private

In the News

Lending and Payments Market Research Report Analysis …

KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper (11/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

... Agricultural Bank of China, Wells Fargo, Agricultural Bank of China ... as environmental, economic, social, technological and political status of ...

Neobanking Market by Production, Import, Export and …

(09/01/2021 01:00 UTC)

... Citigroup; HSBC Holdings; ICBC; CBC; Agricultural Bank of China ... into regulatory and environmental developments; Information on the ...

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NEWAhava(Close)

Israeli cosmetics company

Website: ahava.com

Wikipedia: /Ahava

Parent Company: Fosun International Limited This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Guo Guangchang This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £1 to £5 million (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 1 to 50 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 3.1 / 5 (10 ratings)

Type of Company: Company - Private

Controversy

West Bank location and mud extract

There is a controversy about whether Ahava is in breach of international law, due to the location of the factory on the West Bank section of the Dead Sea shore. According to a 2012 report by Who Profits, Ahava extracts mud from the occupied portion of the Dead Sea shore. Ahava is the only company that has an Israeli permit to extract mud for commercial purposes.Ahava’s factory itself is located in the occupied West Bank, triggering global protests. Ahava is licensed to extract mud from the West Bank section of the Dead Sea coast. According to human rights organization B’Tselem, several Israeli commercial ventures in the West Bank, including Ahava, breach the Hague Convention on the Law and Customs of War on Land, which prohibits exploitation of resources in occupied territory.

Ahava’s position

Ahava’s position is that the facility in Mitzpe Shalem is legal and that thee is no recognized right of any people’s other than Israel to the West Bank and that the mud is excavated from the Israeli part of the Dead Sea. Ahava’s CEO has threatened legal action against boycotters.

Boycott campaigns

Boycott campaigns have been organized by organizations such as Code Pink, which says that Ahava’s products come from “stolen Palestinian natural resources in the occupied territory of the Palestinian West Bank”, and are produced in Mitzpe Shalem.

Guo Guangchang’s Philanthropy

Guo is the vice chairperson of China Glory Society, China Social Entrepreneur Foundation and Youth Business China Foundation. Through the auspices of the Fosun Foundation, Guo has donated an aggregate of up to 600 million RMB to charity causes to help fight poverty, improve access to education and provide natural disaster relief.

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NEWAkamai Technologies(Close)

company

Website: akamai.com

Wikipedia: /Akamai_Technologies

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 5001 to 10000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (AKAM)

Litigation

One of Akamai’s patents covers a method of delivering electronic data using a content delivery network. Internet Web site proprietors (content providers) contract with Akamai to deliver their Web sites' content to individual Internet users. The patented method permits large files, such as video or music files, to be stored on Akamai’s servers and accessed from those servers by Internet users. This increases the speed with which Internet users access the content from Web sites. Unfortunately for Akamai, its patent was written in a way that called for or permitted actions by multiple persons or entities—such as the content provider customer and the company providing the CDN service. Akamai’s competitor Limelight chose to operate its allegedly infringing service in that manner—it performed most steps of the patented process and its customers performed a so-called tagging step. Under the interpretation of patent law at the time when Akamai decided to sue Limelight for patent infringement, a method patent could be held infringed only when a single actor performed all of the steps. The court therefore overturned a $40 million jury verdict in Akamai’s favor. Akamai initially lost the case, even taking it to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court returned the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, however, with an invitation to re-evaluate its rule, if it chose to do so, that all the steps of a method had to be performed by a single actor for there to be infringement. On remand, the Federal Circuit considered the matter en banc (all active judges of the circuit) and modified its rule. It now held that a patent could also be directly infringed if “an alleged infringer conditions participation in an activity or receipt of a benefit upon performance of a step or steps of a patented method and establishes the manner or timing of that performance.” On that basis, the Federal Circuit reinstated the $40 million jury verdict. It said that “Akamai presented substantial evidence demonstrating that Limelight conditions its customers' use of its content delivery network upon its customers' performance of” the steps that Limelight does not itself perform. This has been considered a substantial change in patent law. The case is known as Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc..

Controversies

The National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have reportedly used Facebook’s Akamai content delivery network (CDN) to collect information on Facebook users. This report appears to show intelligence analysts intercepting communications between Facebook and its CDN provider, but does not indicate Akamai as being complicit in this process. According to researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and California-Berkeley, University College London, and International Computer Science Institute-Berkeley, Akamai has been blocking access to web sites for visitors using Tor.

John C. Bogle’s Philanthropy

During his high-earning years at Vanguard, he regularly gave half his salary to charity, including Blair Academy and Princeton. In 2016, the Bogle Fellowship was established at Princeton University by John C. Bogle Jr, Bogle’s son. The fellowship sponsors 20 first year students in each class.

Randall Kaplan’s Philanthropy

In 1996, at the age of 27, Kaplan started The Justice Ball, a charity concert that several years after its formation became one of the leading philanthropic events in Los Angeles. The beneficiary of the event is Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free comprehensive legal services for low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles.In addition to his philanthropic efforts through The Justice Ball, Kaplan is the co-founder and current co-chair of The Imagine Ball. The Imagine Ball is an annual charity concert whose proceeds benefit Imagine LA, a non-profit breaking the cycle of family homelessness and poverty in Los Angeles through the power of mentoring. Kaplan established the Julia Eder Dean’s Scholarship at the University of Michigan in honor of his grandmother – an all-expenses, all-tuition scholarship for a student who, like Kaplan’s grandmother, was raised in foster care. Kaplan has also endowed a permanent full-tuition, need-based scholarship at the University of Michigan.

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NEWAl Neuharth(Close)

American journalist

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Darn Tough donates 137100 meals to the Vermont Foodbank

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... the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors FOIA Award for her investigation into allegations of ...

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Environmental impact of COVID-19

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USA TODAY founder Al Neuharth dies at 89

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NEWALDI(Close)

Global discount supermarket conglomerate

Website: aldi.com

Wikipedia: /Aldi

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: Unknown / Non-Applicable

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

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Type of Company: Company - Private

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Plainfield Could Get A New, Bigger Aldi Store On Route 59

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Chairman Richard Kiefer said he is happy to see Aldi "staying in the village and expanding." Thank Reply (4). Share.

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Instacart, Aldi extend SNAP benefits program to Michigan, offer free delivery

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Indiana SNAP benefits can now be used to shop online at Aldi, via Instacart

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NEWALDI Nord(Close)

German discount grocery store chain

Website: aldi-nord.de

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Aldi Nord covers around half of the discount grocer's 10,000 stores, ... against four people and that it relates to allegations of embezzlement.

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NEWALDO Group(Close)

Canadian shoe retailer

Website: aldogroup.com

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Parent Company:

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Private

Criticism

In December 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor found that a factory in Los Angeles producing ALDO goods were paying employees under minimum wage.

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... Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier and Burberry. ... less energy and to reduce the environmental impact of fast fashion.
NEWAlibaba Group(Close)

Hangzhou-based group of Internet-based e-commerce businesses

Website: alibaba.com alibabagroup.com

Wikipedia: /Alibaba_Group

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £10+ billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 3.9 / 5 (436 ratings)

Type of Company: Company - Public (BABA)

Controversies

Gold Supplier membership

Alibaba.com offers a paid Gold Supplier membership to try to ensure that each seller is genuine; sellers' Gold Supplier status and the number of years it has been held are displayed. The supplier verification types and checks are listed on Alibaba.com’s website, with more stringent checks for sellers outside China. While the majority of suppliers are reported to be genuine, there have been many cases of sellers, some with Gold Supplier status, seeking to defraud unsuspecting buyers. In February 2011, controversy ensued when Alibaba’s corporate office admitted that it had granted the mark of integrity of its “China Gold Supplier” program to more than 2,000 dealers that had subsequently defrauded buyers; the firm’s share price dropped “abruptly” after the announcement. A statement from the firm reported that Yan Limin, the general manager of Alibaba.com at the time, had been dismissed in March for “misconduct”; Phil Muncaster of UK’s The Register additionally reported that “a further 28 employees had been involved in dodgy dealings”.As the The Economist noted, the company’s response has conflicting components: Alibaba’s promulgated view that its corrective actions indicate its commitment to quality and integrity (where it contrasts itself with other scandal-associated Chinese business sectors), versus a damage control view suggesting that the subscription-driven, third-party verified “China Gold Supplier” program was endangered by diminished trust in its endorsement system, removing the incentive for global buyers to choose Alibaba as their business-to-business service, thus more broadly endangering Alibaba through impact on its brand and capabilities (the latter via the “defenestration of senior people”). The scandal was said to have placed the head of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma—who was described as having been furious over the scandal—in a position to personally fight to win back trust.

Counterfeit products

In 2016, the Office of the United States Trade Representative added Taobao back onto a list of notorious counterfeit platforms that includes the likes of torrent site The Pirate Bay. Alibaba denied wrongdoing and filed two lawsuits against the counterfeiters as of January 4, 2017, but brands whose sales have been affected by the counterfeit products accused Alibaba of not doing enough.

Class action lawsuit on IPO

Alibaba and the underwriters of its IPO were sued in a California superior court in a consolidated class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in October 2015 on behalf of investors who purchased Alibaba’s American depositary shares alleging violations of the Securities Act. Alibaba reached a settlement agreement in December 2018, subject to court approval, in which it agreed to pay $75 million to settle the lawsuit.

Surveillance of Uyghurs

In December 2020, The New York Times reported that Alibaba had developed and marketed facial recognition and surveillance software configured to detect Uyghur faces and those of other ethnic minorities in China. Alibaba responded that it was “dismayed to learn” that its Alibaba Cloud subsidiary had developed this feature.

Anti-monopoly probe

In November 2020, The Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping personally scuttled Jack Ma’s Ant Group IPO. At that time this was highlighted as the world’s largest IPO suspension, sending a chilling warning to numerous entrepreneurs. Bo Zhuang, chief China economist at TS Lombard said that the suspension “forms part of a wider political drive as the leadership seeks to widen and consolidate its control over finance and technology”.What followed was an unexpected Chinese government-released draft on 10 November 2020, which gives regulatory authorities a wider latitude to regulate their biggest tech enterprises. In December 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation stated that it opened an investigation into Alibaba over monopolistic practices. The country’s central bank, as well as three other regulators, confirmed in a separate statement that the affiliated Ant Group would also be summoned for discussions over “competition and consumer rights”, where regulators instructed the company to return its focus to digital-payments. People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, endorsed the investigation shortly after the announcement, claiming the investigation to be “an important step in strengthening antimonopoly oversight in the internet sphere”. As a result, from the antitrust probe, Alibaba lost nearly all of its stock-market gains in 2020, from $859 billion to $586 billion, by the end of December. Jack Ma, co-founder of both Alibaba and Ant Group, vanished from public view since Ant’s IPO was suspended in early November.

Jack Ma’s Views

Ma is a follower of both Buddhism and Taoism.At the annual general meeting of shareholders for Alibaba.com in May 2010, Ma announced Alibaba Group would begin in 2010 to earmark 0.3% of annual revenue to environmental protection, particularly on water- and air-quality improvement projects. Of the future of Alibaba, he has said, “our challenge is to help more people to make healthy money, ‘sustainable money’, money that is not only good for themselves but also good for the society. That’s the transformation we are aiming to make.“On 24 September 2014, in an interview with Taobao, Ma attributed the strength of American society to its Christian heritage, and expressed his belief in the importance for China to implement a positive value system, in order to overcome the legacy of the Cultural Revolution.In November 2018, the People’s Daily identified Ma as a member of the Communist Party of China, something which surprised observers.Ma received international criticism after he publicly endorsed the Chinese work practice known as the 996 working hour system.When asked in 2019 to give his views on the future, Ma again stated that 996 was currently a “huge blessing” necessary to achieve success, but went on to state that artificial intelligence technology might lead to a better life of leisure in the future, where people would only have to work four-hour work days, three days a week. At the same time, Ma expressed skepticism that AI could ever completely replace people, referencing to his theory that success requires a “love quotient” and stating that machines can never match this success. Ma also predicted that population collapse would become a big problem in the future.

Jack Ma’s Philanthropy

Jack Ma is the founder of the Jack Ma Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on improving education, the environment and public health.In 2008, Alibaba donated $808,000 to victims of the Sichuan earthquake. In 2009 Jack Ma became a trustee of The Nature Conservancy’s China program, and in 2010 he joined the global Board of Directors of the organization.In 2015, Alibaba launched a non-profit organization, Alibaba Hong Kong Young Entrepreneurs Foundation, which supports Hong Kong entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. During the same year, the company funded the rebuilding of 1,000 houses damaged by the earthquake-hit in Nepal, and raised money for another 9,000. In 2015 he also founded the Hupan School, a business school. In September 2018 Ma started the Jack Ma Foundation and announced that he would retire from Alibaba to pursue educational work, philanthropy, and environmental causes.In 2019, Forbes named Ma in its list of “Asia’s 2019 Heroes of Philanthropy” and awarded him the Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award for his work supporting underprivileged communities in China, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alibaba Foundation and Jack Ma Foundation launched various initiatives, some of which involved donating medical supplies to the United States as well as various countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Jack Ma’s Family and personal life

Ma was born to a family of limited means. His parents were musicians and sometime storytellers. At university he met Zhang Ying (Chinese: 张瑛), also known as Cathy Zhang, a fellow student, also from the Hangzhou area. They married shortly after graduation in 1988, and alongside working as a Chinese teacher, Zhang was active in the early development of Ma’s businesses and became general manager of the main firm, until 2004. The couple have three children: a son, Ma Yuankun (also known as Jerry Ma), born in 1992, a daughter Ma Yuanbao, and one other.

Joseph Tsai’s Politics

On 7 October 2019, Tsai weighed in after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, posted a tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.In an open letter to all NBA fans on his Facebook page, Tsai explained, with historical reference to foreign invasions of China, why Morey’s tweet triggered strong negative sentiment in China. Tsai said “I am going into all of this, because a student of history will understand that the Chinese psyche has heavy baggage when it comes to any threat, foreign or domestic, to carve up Chinese territories. When the topic of any separatist movement comes up, Chinese people feel a strong sense of shame and anger because of this history of foreign occupation.” In his open letter, Tsai referred to Hong Kong protesters as part of a “separatist movement.” He wrote: “The one thing that is terribly misunderstood, and often ignored, by the western press and those critical of China is that 1.4 billion Chinese citizens stand united when it comes to the territorial integrity of China and the country’s sovereignty over her homeland. This issue is non-negotiable.”

Joseph Tsai’s Philanthropy

In March 2016, Tsai donated $30 million to his alma mater, Yale Law School, in honor of his father to support the continuing work of the Law School’s China Center and renamed it Paul Tsai China Center.In December 2016, Yale announced a university-wide project center for innovative thinking with a mission to inspire students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to solve real-world problems. Six months later, in May 2017, Tsai and his wife, through the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation, made another donation to Yale for the construction, launch, and programs of the center and named it Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking.One month later, in June 2017, Tsai and his wife, again through the Joe & Clara Tsai Foundation, made a donation to his high school, the Lawrenceville School, which was the single largest gift the school ever received. Tsai is a member of Lawrenceville’s board of trustees.In late March and early April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tsai and his wife, Clara Wu Tsai donated 2.6 million masks, 170,000 goggles and 2000 ventilators to New York. On 20 April 2020, they donated $1.6 million of medical supplies to hospitals in San Diego. In August 2020, Tsai and his wife donated $50 million to social justice and economic equality initiatives to support BIPOC causes.

Masayoshi Son’s Philanthropy

In 2011 Son pledged to donate 10 billion yen ($120 million) and his remaining salary until retirement to support victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

In the News

Where Is Jack Ma, China’s Nonconformist Entrepreneur?

AUGUSTMAN (11/01/2021 03:00 UTC)

Then in 2019, Jack Ma stepped down as chairman of Alibaba to focus on using his wealth to help others through several philanthropy projects, ...

Alibaba under investigation amid speculation over Jack Ma’s ‘disappearance’

ABC News (09/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

A close-up of Alibaba Group co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma's face. Jack Ma hasn't been seen since October and his former ...

#PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money

The Week UK (08/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

This week marks the anniversary of the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein being found guilty of various rape and sexual assault charges, ...

Jack Ma, like other controversial Chinese businessmen, disappeared - Business Insider

Business Insider (05/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

Other prominent businessmen, like Ren Zhiqiang, a retired real-estate tycoon, and Xiao Jianhua, an asset manager, also disappeared after facing ...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma goes missing after controversial speech

WION (04/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

Chinese billionaire and founder of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, has been reported as missing after he openly criticised China's regulators and ...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma disappears from reality show after controversial speech

Mirror.co.uk (04/01/2021 23:00 UTC)

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma disappears from reality show after controversial speech. Jack Ma, who co-founded the Alibaba Group, has been ...

EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Investigation of …

Business Wire (28/12/2020 23:00 UTC)

... Announces Investigation of Securities Claims Against Alibaba Group ... Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) resulting from allegations that ...

Analyst argues that China’s regulation of Ant Group is bad for financial technology — and China’s economy

CNBC (28/12/2020 23:00 UTC)

“It is true that when Jack Ma gave his terrible speech ... that annoyed a lot of ... he reportedly appeared to criticize regulators during a controversial speech. ... allegations and telling them to reduce large areas of their business, ...

China orders Alibaba founder Jack Ma to pare down fintech empire

The Guardian (28/12/2020 23:00 UTC)

China orders Alibaba founder Jack Ma to pare down fintech empire ... in Beijing, who had on Christmas Eve ordered an investigation into allegations ... into Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd over “suspected monopolistic practices”.

China launches probe into Jack Mas Alibaba over monopoly allegations

Business Standard (28/12/2020 23:00 UTC)

China launches probe into Jack Ma's Alibaba over monopoly allegations. Lulu Yilun Chen and Coco Liu | Bloomberg | | Last Updated at ...
NEWAlipay(Close)

third-party online payment platform in China

Website: alipay.com

Wikipedia: /Alipay

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 501 to 1000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 3.4 / 5 (29 ratings)

Type of Company: Company - Private

Jack Ma’s Views

Ma is a follower of both Buddhism and Taoism.At the annual general meeting of shareholders for Alibaba.com in May 2010, Ma announced Alibaba Group would begin in 2010 to earmark 0.3% of annual revenue to environmental protection, particularly on water- and air-quality improvement projects. Of the future of Alibaba, he has said, “our challenge is to help more people to make healthy money, ‘sustainable money’, money that is not only good for themselves but also good for the society. That’s the transformation we are aiming to make.“On 24 September 2014, in an interview with Taobao, Ma attributed the strength of American society to its Christian heritage, and expressed his belief in the importance for China to implement a positive value system, in order to overcome the legacy of the Cultural Revolution.In November 2018, the People’s Daily identified Ma as a member of the Communist Party of China, something which surprised observers.Ma received international criticism after he publicly endorsed the Chinese work practice known as the 996 working hour system.When asked in 2019 to give his views on the future, Ma again stated that 996 was currently a “huge blessing” necessary to achieve success, but went on to state that artificial intelligence technology might lead to a better life of leisure in the future, where people would only have to work four-hour work days, three days a week. At the same time, Ma expressed skepticism that AI could ever completely replace people, referencing to his theory that success requires a “love quotient” and stating that machines can never match this success. Ma also predicted that population collapse would become a big problem in the future.

Jack Ma’s Philanthropy

Jack Ma is the founder of the Jack Ma Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on improving education, the environment and public health.In 2008, Alibaba donated $808,000 to victims of the Sichuan earthquake. In 2009 Jack Ma became a trustee of The Nature Conservancy’s China program, and in 2010 he joined the global Board of Directors of the organization.In 2015, Alibaba launched a non-profit organization, Alibaba Hong Kong Young Entrepreneurs Foundation, which supports Hong Kong entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. During the same year, the company funded the rebuilding of 1,000 houses damaged by the earthquake-hit in Nepal, and raised money for another 9,000. In 2015 he also founded the Hupan School, a business school. In September 2018 Ma started the Jack Ma Foundation and announced that he would retire from Alibaba to pursue educational work, philanthropy, and environmental causes.In 2019, Forbes named Ma in its list of “Asia’s 2019 Heroes of Philanthropy” and awarded him the Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award for his work supporting underprivileged communities in China, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alibaba Foundation and Jack Ma Foundation launched various initiatives, some of which involved donating medical supplies to the United States as well as various countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Jack Ma’s Family and personal life

Ma was born to a family of limited means. His parents were musicians and sometime storytellers. At university he met Zhang Ying (Chinese: 张瑛), also known as Cathy Zhang, a fellow student, also from the Hangzhou area. They married shortly after graduation in 1988, and alongside working as a Chinese teacher, Zhang was active in the early development of Ma’s businesses and became general manager of the main firm, until 2004. The couple have three children: a son, Ma Yuankun (also known as Jerry Ma), born in 1992, a daughter Ma Yuanbao, and one other.

Joseph Tsai’s Politics

On 7 October 2019, Tsai weighed in after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, posted a tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.In an open letter to all NBA fans on his Facebook page, Tsai explained, with historical reference to foreign invasions of China, why Morey’s tweet triggered strong negative sentiment in China. Tsai said “I am going into all of this, because a student of history will understand that the Chinese psyche has heavy baggage when it comes to any threat, foreign or domestic, to carve up Chinese territories. When the topic of any separatist movement comes up, Chinese people feel a strong sense of shame and anger because of this history of foreign occupation.” In his open letter, Tsai referred to Hong Kong protesters as part of a “separatist movement.” He wrote: “The one thing that is terribly misunderstood, and often ignored, by the western press and those critical of China is that 1.4 billion Chinese citizens stand united when it comes to the territorial integrity of China and the country’s sovereignty over her homeland. This issue is non-negotiable.”

Joseph Tsai’s Philanthropy

In March 2016, Tsai donated $30 million to his alma mater, Yale Law School, in honor of his father to support the continuing work of the Law School’s China Center and renamed it Paul Tsai China Center.In December 2016, Yale announced a university-wide project center for innovative thinking with a mission to inspire students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to solve real-world problems. Six months later, in May 2017, Tsai and his wife, through the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation, made another donation to Yale for the construction, launch, and programs of the center and named it Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking.One month later, in June 2017, Tsai and his wife, again through the Joe & Clara Tsai Foundation, made a donation to his high school, the Lawrenceville School, which was the single largest gift the school ever received. Tsai is a member of Lawrenceville’s board of trustees.In late March and early April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tsai and his wife, Clara Wu Tsai donated 2.6 million masks, 170,000 goggles and 2000 ventilators to New York. On 20 April 2020, they donated $1.6 million of medical supplies to hospitals in San Diego. In August 2020, Tsai and his wife donated $50 million to social justice and economic equality initiatives to support BIPOC causes.

In the News

Vanishing barons: Alibaba founder Jack Ma and 4 other Chinese billionaires who had mysteriously gone missing

OpIndia (12/01/2021 11:00 UTC)

The Chinese authorities had found out that she and her company had evaded 248 million yuan in taxes. After Fan reappeared from her four ...

Chinese Entrepreneur Jack Ma Missing After Criticizing The …

Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence (12/01/2021 00:00 UTC)

Several media outlets are asking “Where is Jack Ma?” China's ... The company's financial arm, Ant Group, operates the digital payment platform Alipay. ... He had retired in October to focus on philanthropy. ... He expected a war against disease, against environmental pollution, and against poverty and that ...

China brings in new law to fight Trump’s sanctions

BBC News (11/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

... including popular payments platform Alipay, as well as WeChat Pay. ... data with the Chinese government - allegations they have denied.

Alibaba under investigation amid speculation over Jack Ma’s ‘disappearance’

ABC News (10/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

Jack Ma shot to prominence after the success of Alibaba — sometimes ... follows a controversial speech he gave at a summit on October 24.

Jack Ma, like other controversial Chinese businessmen, disappeared - Business Insider

Business Insider (06/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

Other prominent businessmen, like Ren Zhiqiang, a retired real-estate tycoon, and Xiao Jianhua, an asset manager, also disappeared after facing ...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma disappears from reality show after controversial speech

Mirror.co.uk (05/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma disappears from reality show after controversial speech. Jack Ma, who co-founded the Alibaba Group, has been ...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma goes missing after controversial speech

WION (05/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

Story highlights. Since his controversial speech, Jack Ma's business empire, Ant Group, has been under strict scrutiny by Beijing officials. Chinese ...

China orders Alibaba founder Jack Ma to pare down fintech empire

The Guardian (29/12/2020 15:00 UTC)

Authorities in Beijing, who had on Christmas Eve ordered an investigation into allegations of “monopolistic practices” by Ma's online retail giant, ...

Analyst argues that China’s regulation of Ant Group is bad for financial technology — and China’s economy

CNBC (29/12/2020 15:00 UTC)

"It is true that when Jack Ma gave his terrible speech ... that annoyed a lot of ... he reportedly appeared to criticize regulators during a controversial speech. ... allegations and telling them to reduce large areas of their business, ...

China launches probe into Jack Mas Alibaba over monopoly allegations

Business Standard (29/12/2020 15:00 UTC)

China launches probe into Jack Ma's Alibaba over monopoly allegations. Lulu Yilun Chen and Coco Liu | Bloomberg | | Last Updated at ...
NEWAllSaints(Close)

British fashion retailer headquartered in London, UK

Website: allsaints.com us.allsaints.com

Wikipedia: /AllSaints

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Not found

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Private

In the News

Confessions of a vinyl digger

Stuff.co.nz (16/01/2021 04:00 UTC)

AllSaints fashion brand gave him a gig helming a new music platform ... It's a diverse crowd – every age, sexual orientation, culture. These days ...

2020’s Vegan Fashion and Beauty Highlights | LIVEKINDLY

LIVEKINDLY (18/12/2020 04:00 UTC)

The move saw Calvin Klein, AllSaints, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, ... And, encouragingly, a growing awareness around the environmental ...

AllSaints Black Friday: All the discounts on coats, knitwear and winter essentials

The Independent (18/12/2020 04:00 UTC)

AllSaints Black Friday: All the discounts on coats, knitwear and winter essentials ... AllSaints is the ideal high-end brand to start with as it specialises in ... The 30% discount is applied to the product price and not any taxes, ...

Majid Al Futtaim Launches Company-wide Circular Economy …

MENAFN.COM (18/12/2020 04:00 UTC)

Majid Al Futtaim Launches Company-wide Circular Economy Strategy to Further Reduce Environmental Impact. Date. 12/20/2020 12:00:00 AM. Share on ...

AllSaints Sale: all the discounts on stylish jackets, jumpers and other Autumn essentials

The Independent (16/10/2020 00:00 UTC)

AllSaints Sale: all the discounts on stylish jackets, jumpers and other Autumn essentials ... AllSaints is the ideal brand with which to take this approach. ... Promotion is applied to the product price and not any taxes, delivery or ...

Landlords approve restructuring of fashion retailer New Look

Financial Times (15/09/2020 00:00 UTC)

It had also warned repeatedly that it would go bust if the controversial ... previous CVAs by fashion brand AllSaints and stationer Paperchase ...

AllSaints US Bankruptcy Court OK of UK CVA Insolvency …

WWD (23/06/2020 00:00 UTC)

A look back at FLOTUS' high-fashion and controversial looks during her time at the White House. Street Style. They Are Wearing: New York ...

Private equity-backed retailer AllSaints to restructure store …

(19/06/2020 00:00 UTC)

Private equity-backed retailer AllSaints to restructure store portfolio ... Lion Capital-backed AllSaints has asked for changes to the way it pays rent in the ... two months, following a controversial speech in which the billionaire criticised the ... Ex-tech boss Lawrence Jones charged with rape and sexual assault.

AllSaints asks landlords for rent cut to avoid going bust

The Guardian (18/06/2020 00:00 UTC)

Business rates are taxes, based on the value of commercial property, that are imposed on traditional retailers with physical stores. At the same ...

AllSaints Outlet has a massive clearance sale selling ‘bargain’ leather jackets

WalesOnline (11/06/2020 00:00 UTC)

And it seems now might be the time to stock up on that essential item for your wardrobe - the leather jacket. There's up to 60 per cent off on the ...
NEWAmancio Ortega(Close)

Spanish business tycoon

Website: faortega.org

Wikipedia: /Amancio_Ortega

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Not found

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: Not found

Number of Employees: Not found

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Not found

In the News

The Wealth Inequality Virus is Surging - CounterPunch.org

CounterPunch (29/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

Amancio Ortega, described as a Spanish retailer, has experienced a loss of ... Don't expect taxes to be paid on most of the gains made by the ...

Ten of the world’s richest people increase wealth by more than $450 billion during coronavirus pandemic

The Independent (22/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

... turned their attention towards more environmental power supplies. ... Sergey Brin, saw a similar increase to $74bn, and Amancio Ortega, ...

Top 10 richest sports team owners: Amancio Ortega mistakenly included players

MARCA.com (12/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

Steve Ballmer, the millionaire former chief executive of Microsoft with a fortune of more than 58.1 billion euros, is one of the most controversial ...

FB Roundup: Inditex, Mars, Chuck Feeney

Campden FB (17/09/2020 00:00 UTC)

Inditex traces its roots back to 1963 and a workshop making women's clothing owned by Amancio Ortega, 84, and his late wife Rosalia Mera.

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Political Leaning: right-center

Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 3.9 / 5 (41077 ratings)

Type of Company: Company - Public (AMZN)

Controversies

Environmental impact

In 2018, Amazon emitted 44.4 million metric tons of CO2.In September 2019, Amazon workers organized a walk-out as part of the Global Climate Strike. An internal group called Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said over 1,800 employees in 25 cities and 14 countries committed to participating in the action to protest Amazon’s environmental impact and inaction to climate change. This group of workers petitioned Jeff Bezos and Amazon with three specific demands: to stop donating to politicians and lobbyists that deny climate change, to stop working with fossil fuel companies to accelerate oil and gas extraction, and to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2030.Amazon has introduced the Shipment Zero program, however Shipment Zero has only committed to reducing 50% of its shipments to net zero by 2030. Also, even that 50% does not necessarily mean a decrease in emissions compared to current levels given Amazon’s rate of growth in orders.That said, Amazon’s CEO has also signed the Climate Pledge, in which Amazon would meet the Paris climate agreement goals 10 years ahead of schedule, and would be carbon-neutral by 2040. Besides this pledge, it also ordered 100 000 electric delivery trucks from Rivian.Amazon funds both climate denial groups including the Competitive Enterprise Institute and politicians denying climate change including Jim Inhofe.In November 2018, a community action group opposed the construction permit delivered to Goodman Group for the construction of a 160,000 square metres (1,700,000 sq ft) logisitics platform Amazon will operate at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport. In February 2019, Étienne Tête filed a request on behalf of a second regional community action group asking the administrative court to decide whether the platform served a sufficiently important public interest to justify its environmental impact. Construction has been suspended while these matters are decided.Amazon considered making an option for Prime customers to have packages delivered at the most efficient and environmentally-friendly time (allowing the company to combine shipments with the same destination) but decided against it out of fear customers might reduce purchases. Since 2019, the company has instead offered customer an “Amazon Day” option, where all orders are delivered on the same day, emphasizing customer convenience, and it occasionally offers Prime customers credits in return for selecting slower and less expensive shipping options.

Selling counterfeit, unsafe and discarded items

On October 16, 2016, Apple provided evidence in a lawsuit against a third-party company that Amazon was selling counterfeit Apple products and advertising them as genuine. Through purchasing, Apple found that it was able to identify counterfeit products with a success rate of 90%. Amazon was sourcing and selling items without properly determining if they were genuine. The other company settled with Apple for an undisclosed amount on April 27, 2017.The selling of counterfeit products by Amazon has attracted widespread notice, with both purchases marked as being fulfilled by third parties and those shipped directly from Amazon warehouses being found to be counterfeit. This has included some products sold directly by Amazon itself and marked as “ships from and sold by Amazon.com”. Counterfeit charging cables sold on Amazon as purported Apple products have been found to be a fire hazard. Such counterfeits have included a wide array of products, from big ticket items to every day items such as tweezers, gloves, and umbrellas. More recently, this has spread to Amazon’s newer grocery services. Counterfeiting was reported to be especially a problem for artists and small businesses whose products were being rapidly copied for sale on the site.One Amazon business practice that encourages counterfeiting is that, by default, seller accounts on Amazon are set to use “commingled inventory”. With this practice, the goods that a seller sends to Amazon are mixed with those of the producer of the product and with those of all other sellers that supply what is supposed to be the same product. Then when a customer orders a product from a seller, Amazon ships out from its commingled pool of inventory according to its convenience for shipping rather than from what the seller sent to them for warehousing. According to a December 2017 article in Forbes, “This means that counterfeits can be commingled with authentic products, and not even Amazon (apparently) can easily determine where they came from. This gives an added level of protection to counterfeiters, as the smokescreen between them and the nefarious products they spike Amazon’s supply chain with is often incredibly thick.“In June 2019, Buzzfeed reported that some products identified on the site as “Amazon’s choice” were low quality, had a history of customer complaints, and exhibited evidence of product review manipulation.In August 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported that they had found more than 4,000 items for sale on Amazon’s site that had been declared unsafe by federal agencies, had misleading labels, or had been banned by federal regulators.In the wake of the WSJ investigation, three U.S. senators – Richard Blumenthal, Ed Markey, and Bob Menendez – sent an open letter to Jeff Bezos demanding him to take action about the selling of unsafe items on the site. The letter said that “Unquestionably, Amazon is falling short of its commitment to keeping safe those consumers who use its massive platform.” The letter included a number of questions about the company’s practices and gave Bezos a deadline to respond by September 29, 2019, saying “We call on you to immediately remove from the platform all the problematic products examined in the recent WSJ report; explain how you are going about this process; conduct a sweeping internal investigation of your enforcement and consumer safety policies; and institute changes that will continue to keep unsafe products off your platform.” Earlier in the same month, senators Blumenthal and Menendez had sent Bezos a letter about the Buzzfeed report.In December 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported that some people were literally retrieving trash out of dumpsters and selling it as new products on Amazon. The reporters ran an experiment and determined that it was easy for a seller to set up an account and sell cleaned up junk as new products. In addition to trash, sellers were obtaining inventory from clearance bins, thrift stores, and pawn shops.As a result of these issues, companies such as Birkenstock have pulled their products from the website.In August 2020, an appeals court in California ruled that Amazon can be held liable for unsafe products sold on its website. A California woman had bought a replacement laptop battery that caught fire and caused her to receive third-degree burns.

Sales and use taxes

Amazon’s state sales tax collection policy has changed over the years since it did not collect any sales taxes in its early years. In the U.S., state and local sales taxes are levied by state and local governments, not at the federal level. In most countries where Amazon operates, a sales tax or value added tax is uniform throughout the country, and Amazon is obliged to collect it from all customers. Proponents of forcing Amazon.com to collect sales tax—at least in states where it maintains a physical presence—argue the corporation wields an anticompetitive advantage over storefront businesses forced to collect sales tax.Many U.S. states in the 21st century have passed online shopping sales tax laws designed to compel Amazon.com and other e-commerce retailers to collect state and local sales taxes from its customers. Amazon.com originally collected sales tax only from five states as of 2011, but as of April 2017, Amazon collects sales taxes from customers in all 45 states that have a state sales tax and in Washington, D.C.

Income taxes

Amazon paid no federal income taxes in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, and actually received tax refunds worth millions of dollars, despite recording several billion dollars in profits each year. CNN reported that Amazon’s tax bill was zero because they took advantage of provisions in years when they were losing money that allowed them to offset future taxes on profits, as well as various other tax credits. Amazon was criticized by political figures for not paying federal income taxes.

Comments by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

In early 2018, President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Amazon’s use of the United States Postal Service and its prices for the delivery of packages, stating, “I am right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money for being their Delivery Boy,” Trump tweeted. “Amazon should pay these costs (plus) and not have them bourne [sic] by the American Taxpayer.” Amazon’s shares fell by 6 percent as a result of Trump’s comments. Shepard Smith of Fox News disputed Trump’s claims and pointed to evidence that the USPS was offering below-market prices to all customers with no advantage to Amazon. However, analyst Tom Forte pointed to the fact that Amazon’s payments to the USPS are not made public and that their contract has a reputation for being “a sweetheart deal”.Throughout the summer of 2018, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders criticized Amazon’s wages and working conditions in a series of YouTube videos and media appearances. He also pointed to the fact that Amazon had paid no federal income tax in the previous year. Sanders solicited stories from Amazon warehouse workers who felt exploited by the company. One such story, by James Bloodworth, described the environment as akin to “a low-security prison” and stated that the company’s culture used an Orwellian newspeak. These reports cited a finding by New Food Economy that one third of fulfilment center workers in Arizona were on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Responses by Amazon included incentives for employees to tweet positive stories and a statement which called the salary figures used by Sanders “inaccurate and misleading”. The statement also charged that it was inappropriate for him to refer to SNAP as “food stamps”. On September 5, 2018, Sanders along with Ro Khanna introduced the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (Stop BEZOS) Act aimed at Amazon and other alleged beneficiaries of corporate welfare such as Walmart, McDonald’s and Uber. Among the bill’s supporters were Tucker Carlson of Fox News and Matt Taibbi who criticized himself and other journalists for not covering Amazon’s contribution to wealth inequality earlier.On October 2, 2018, Amazon announced that its minimum wage for all American employees would be raised to $15 per hour. Sanders congratulated the company for making this decision.

Opposition to trade unions

Amazon has opposed efforts by trade unions to organize in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2001, 850 employees in Seattle were laid off by Amazon.com after a unionization drive. The Washington Alliance of Technological Workers (WashTech) accused the company of violating union laws, and claimed Amazon managers subjected them to intimidation and heavy propaganda. Amazon denied any link between the unionization effort and layoffs. Also in 2001, Amazon.co.uk hired a US management consultancy organization, The Burke Group, to assist in defeating a campaign by the Graphical, Paper and Media Union (GPMU, now part of Unite the Union) to achieve recognition in the Milton Keynes distribution depot. It was alleged that the company victimized or sacked four union members during the 2001 recognition drive and held a series of captive meetings with employees.An Amazon training video that was leaked in 2018 stated “We are not anti-union, but we are not neutral either. We do not believe unions are in the best interest of our customers or shareholders or most importantly, our associates.” Two years later, it was found that Whole Foods was using a heat map to track which stores had the highest levels of pro-union sentiment. Factors including racial diversity, proximity to other unions, poverty levels in the surrounding community and calls to the National Labor Relations Board were named as contributors to “unionization risk”.In early 2020, an Amazon internal documents were leaked, it said that Whole Foods has been using an interactive heat map to monitor its 510 locations across the U.S. and assign each store a unionization risk score based on such criteria as employee loyalty, turnover rate and racial diversity. Data collected in the heat map suggest that stores with low racial and ethnic diversity, especially those located in poor communities, are more likely to unionize.

Working conditions

Former employees, current employees, the media, and politicians have criticized Amazon for poor working conditions at the company. In 2011, it was publicized that workers had to carry out tasks in 100 °F (38 °C) heat at the Breinigsville, Pennsylvania warehouse. As a result of these inhumane conditions, employees became extremely uncomfortable and suffered from dehydration and collapse. Loading-bay doors were not opened to allow in fresh air because of concerns over theft. Amazon’s initial response was to pay for an ambulance to sit outside on call to cart away overheated employees. The company eventually installed air conditioning at the warehouse.Some workers, “pickers”, who travel the building with a trolley and a handheld scanner “picking” customer orders can walk up to 15 miles (24 kilometres) during their workday and if they fall behind on their targets, they can be reprimanded. The handheld scanners give real-time information to the employee on how quickly or slowly they are working; the scanners also serve to allow Team Leads and Area Managers to track the specific locations of employees and how much “idle time” they gain when not working.In a German television report broadcast in February 2013, journalists Diana Löbl and Peter Onneken conducted a covert investigation at the distribution center of Amazon in the town of Bad Hersfeld in the German state of Hessen. The report highlights the behavior of some of the security guards, themselves being employed by a third party company, who apparently either had a neo-Nazi background or deliberately dressed in neo-Nazi apparel and who were intimidating foreign and temporary female workers at its distribution centers. The third party security company involved was delisted by Amazon as a business contact shortly after that report.In March 2015, it was reported in The Verge that Amazon would be removing non-compete clauses of 18 months in length from its US employment contracts for hourly-paid workers, after criticism that it was acting unreasonably in preventing such employees from finding other work. Even short-term temporary workers have to sign contracts that prohibit them from working at any company where they would “directly or indirectly” support any good or service that competes with those they helped support at Amazon, for 18 months after leaving Amazon, even if they are fired or made redundant.A 2015 front-page article in The New York Times profiled several former Amazon employees who together described a “bruising” workplace culture in which workers with illness or other personal crises were pushed out or unfairly evaluated. Bezos responded by writing a Sunday memo to employees, in which he disputed the Times’s account of “shockingly callous management practices” that he said would never be tolerated at the company.In an effort to boost employee morale, on November 2, 2015, Amazon announced that it would be extending six weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers. This change includes birth parents and adoptive parents and can be applied in conjunction with existing maternity leave and medical leave for new mothers.In mid-2018, investigations by journalists and media outlets such as The Guardian reported poor working conditions at Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Later in 2018, another article exposed poor working conditions for Amazon’s delivery drivers.In response to criticism that Amazon does not pay its workers a livable wage, Jeff Bezos announced beginning November 1, 2018, all US and UK Amazon employees will earn a $15 an hour minimum wage. Amazon will also lobby to make $15 an hour the federal minimum wage. At the same time, Amazon also eliminated stock awards and bonuses for hourly employees.On Black Friday 2018, Amazon warehouse workers in several European countries, including Italy, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, went on strike to protest inhumane working conditions and low pay.The Daily Beast reported in March 2019 that emergency services responded to 189 calls from 46 Amazon warehouses in 17 states between the years 2013 and 2018, all relating to suicidal employees. The workers attributed their mental breakdowns to employer-imposed social isolation, aggressive surveillance, and the hurried and dangerous working conditions at these fulfillment centers. One former employee told The Daily Beast “It’s this isolating colony of hell where people having breakdowns is a regular occurrence.“On July 15, 2019, during the onset of Amazon’s “Prime Day” sale event, Amazon employees working in the United States and Germany went on strike in protest of unfair wages and poor working conditions.In March 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak when the government instructed companies to restrict social contact, Amazon’s UK staff was forced to work overtime to meet the demand spiked by the disease. A GMB spokesperson said the company had put “profit before safety”. GMB has continued to raise concerns regarding “gruelling conditions, unrealistic productivity targets, surveillance, bogus self-employment and a refusal to recognise or engage with unions unless forced”, calling for the UK government and safety regulators to take action to address these issues.In August 2019, BBC reported on Amazon’s Twitter ambassadors. Their constant support for and defense of Amazon and its practices have led many Twitter users to suspect that they are in fact bots, being used to dismiss the issues effecting Amazon workers.In its 2020 statement to its US shareholders, Amazon stated that “we respect and support the Core Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. Operation of these Global Human Rights Principles has been “long-held at Amazon, and codifying them demonstrates our support for fundamental human rights and the dignity of workers everywhere we operate”.On 27 November 2020, Amnesty International said, workers in working for Amazon have faced great health and safety risks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Black Friday, one of Amazon’s busiest periods, company failed to ensure the key safety features in France, Poland, the United Kingdom and USA. Workers have been risking their health and lives to ensure essential goods are delivered to consumer doorsteps, helping Amazon achieve record profits.On 6 January 2021, Amazon said that it is planning to build 20,000 affordable houses by spending $2 billion in the regions where the major employments are located.

Conflict of interest with the CIA and DOD

In 2013, Amazon secured a US$600 million contract with the CIA, which poses a potential conflict of interest involving the Bezos-owned The Washington Post and his newspaper’s coverage of the CIA. Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies, said, “It’s a serious potential conflict of interest for a major newspaper like The Washington Post to have a contractual relationship with the government and the most secret part of the government.” This was later followed by a US$10 billion contract with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Seattle head tax and houselessness services

In May 2018, Amazon threatened the Seattle City Council over an employee head tax proposal that would have funded houselessness services and low-income housing. The tax would have cost Amazon about $800 per employee, or 0.7% of their average salary. In retaliation, Amazon paused construction on a new building, threatened to limit further investment in the city, and funded a repeal campaign. Although originally passed, the measure was soon repealed after an expensive repeal campaign spearheaded by Amazon.

Nashville Operations Center of Excellence

The incentives given by the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County to Amazon for their new Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville Yards, a site owned by developer Southwest Value Partners, have been controversial, including the decision by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to keep the full extent of the agreement secret. The incentives include “$102 million in combined grants and tax credits for a scaled-down Amazon office building” as well as “a $65 million cash grant for capital expenditures” in exchange for the creation of 5,000 jobs over seven years.The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government called for more transparency. Another local organization known as the People’s Alliance for Transit, Housing, and Employment (PATHE) suggested no public money should be given to Amazon; instead, it should be spent on building more public housing for the working poor and the homeless and investing in more public transportation for Nashvillians. Others suggested incentives to big corporations do not improve the local economy.In November 2018, the proposal to give Amazon $15 million in incentives was criticized by the Nashville Firefighters Union and the Nashville chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, who called it “corporate welfare.” In February 2019, another $15.2 million in infrastructure was approved by the council, although it was voted down by three council members, including Councilwoman Angie Henderson who dismissed it as “cronyism”.

Facial recognition technology and law enforcement

While Amazon has publicly opposed secret government surveillance, as revealed by Freedom of Information Act requests it has supplied facial recognition support to law enforcement in the form of the Rekognition technology and consulting services. Initial testing included the city of Orlando, Florida, and Washington County, Oregon. Amazon offered to connect Washington County with other Amazon government customers interested in Rekognition and a body camera manufacturer. These ventures are opposed by a coalition of civil rights groups with concern that they could lead to an expansion of surveillance and be prone to abuse. Specifically, it could automate the identification and tracking of anyone, particularly in the context of potential police body camera integration. Because of the backlash, the city of Orlando publicly stated it will no longer use the technology, but may revisit this decision at a later date.

Access to NHS data

The UK government awarded Amazon a contract that gives the company free access to information about healthcare published by the UK’s National Health Service. This will, for example, be used by Amazon’s Alexa to answer medical questions, although Alexa also uses many other sources of information. The material, which excludes patient data, could also allow the company to make, advertise and sell its own products. The contract allows Amazon access to information on symptoms, causes and definitions of conditions, and “all related copyrightable content and data and other materials”. Amazon can then create “new products, applications, cloud-based services and/or distributed software”, which the NHS will not benefit from financially. The company can also share the information with third parties. The government said that allowing Alexa devices to offer expert health advice to users will reduce pressure on doctors and pharmacists.

Collection of data and surveillance

On February 17, 2020, a Panorama documentary highlighted the amount of data collected by the company and the move into surveillance causing concerns of politicians and regulators in the US and Europe.

Antitrust complaints

On June 11, 2020, the European Union announced that it will be pressing charges against Amazon over its treatment of third-party e-commerce sellers.In July 2020, Amazon along with other tech giants Apple, Google and Facebook were accused of maintaining harmful power and anti-competitive strategies to quash potential competitors in the market. The CEOs of respective firms appeared in a teleconference on July 29, 2020 before the lawmakers of the U.S. House Antitrust Subcommittee. In October, 2020, the antitrust subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives released a report accusing Amazon of abusing a monopoly position in ecommerce to unfairly compete with sellers on its own platform.

Anti-vaccination and non-scientific cancer ‘cures’

Anti-vaccination and non evidence-based cancer ‘cures’ have routinely appeared high in Amazon’s books and videos. This may be due to positive reviews posted by supporters of untested methods, or gaming of the algorithms by truther communities, rather than any intent on Amazon’s part.Wired magazine found that Amazon Prime Video was full of ‘pseudoscientific documentaries laden with conspiracy theories and pointing viewers towards unproven treatments’.U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) expressed concern that Amazon was “surfacing and recommending products and content that discourage parents from vaccinating their children.” Amazon subsequently removed five anti-vaccination documentaries. Amazon also removed 12 books that unscientifically claimed bleach could cure conditions including malaria and childhood autism. This followed an NBC News report about parents who used it in a misguided attempt to reverse their children’s autism.

Response to COVID-19 pandemic

Hazard pay and overtime

Amazon introduced new policies to reward frontline workers for continuing to come into work during the crisis. One of these policies, announced on March 16, 2020 was a temporary $2-per-hour rise in pay. This policy expired in June 2020. Amazon also announced a policy of unlimited, unpaid time off that lasted until April 30, 2020.

Additional hiring as a result of pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon introduced temporary restrictions on the sale of non-essential goods. In March 2020, it hired some 100,000 more staff in the US to help deal with essential items such as food and medical equipment. It also reported that it was so busy that it was unable to bring on board new customers and therefore had to have a waiting list. In April, the firm announced that it was going to hire up to 75,000 workers to help deal with increased demand.

Employee protests during COVID-19

During the pandemic there have been protests by the Amazon workers at warehouses in the US, France, and Italy. The BBC reported that there were confirmed coronavirus cases in more than 50 locations. The reason for the protests is the company policy to “run normal shifts” despite many positive cases of the virus. According to the UNI Global Union, “Amazon cannot act like this is business as usual. We are facing a deadly virus that has already taken the lives of thousands of people and paralyzed the world’s economy. If distribution centers are not safe for workers right now, they should be closed immediately.” In Spain, the company has faced legal complaints over its policies. Despite workers at 19 warehouses in the US having tested positive for COVID-19, Amazon did not shut down warehouses, only doing so when forced by the government or because of protests. A group of US Senators wrote an open letter to Bezos in March 2020, expressing concerns about worker safety.An Amazon warehouse protest on March 30, 2020, in Staten Island led to its organizer, Christian Smalls, being fired. Amazon defended the decision by saying that Smalls was supposed to be in self-isolation at the time and leading the protest put its other workers at risk. Smalls has called this response “ridiculous”. The New York state attorney general, Letitia James, is considering legal retaliation to the firing which she called “immoral and inhumane.” She also asked the National Labor Relations Board to investigate Smalls' firing. Smalls himself accuses the company of retaliating against him for organizing a protest. At the Staten Island warehouse, one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed by Amazon; workers believe there are more, and say that the company has not cleaned the building, given them suitable protection, or informed them of potential cases. Smalls added specifically that there are many workers there in risk categories, and the protest only demanded that the building be sanitized and the employees continue to be paid during that process. Derrick Palmer, another worker at the Staten Island facility, told The Verge that Amazon quickly communicates through text and email when they need the staff to complete mandatory overtime, but have not been using this to tell people when a colleague has contracted the disease, instead waiting days and sending managers to speak to employees in person. Amazon claim that the Staten Island protest only attracted 15 of the facility’s 5,000 workers, while other sources describe much larger crowds.On April 14, 2020, two Amazon employees were fired for “repeatedly violating internal policies”, after they had circulated a petition about health risks for warehouse workers internally.On May 4, Amazon vice president Tim Bray resigned “in dismay” over the firing of whistle-blower employees who spoke out about the lack of COVID-19 protections, including shortages of face masks and failure to implement widespread temperature checks which were promised by the company. He said that the firings were “chickenshit” and “designed to create a climate of fear” in Amazon warehouses.In a Q1 2020 financial report, Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon expects to spend $4 billion or more (predicted operating profit for Q2) on COVID-19-related issues: personal protective equipment, higher wages for hourly teams, cleaning for facilities, and expanding Amazon’s COVID-19 testing capabilities. These measures intend to improve the safety and well-being of hundreds of thousands of the company’s employees.From the beginning of 2020 until September of the same year, the company declares that the total number of workers who have contracted the infection is 19,816.

Closure in France

The SUD (trade unions) brought a court case against Amazon for unsafe working conditions. This resulted in a French district court (Nanterre) ruling on April 15, 2020, ordering the company to limit its deliveries to food and essential medical or hygienic products or pay a €1 million per day fine. Amazon said it would appeal, and on the following day shut its six French warehouses until at least April 21, 2020, for evaluation of the situation.

Lobbying

Amazon lobbies the United States federal government and state governments on multiple issues such as the enforcement of sales taxes on online sales, transportation safety, privacy and data protection and intellectual property. According to regulatory filings, Amazon.com focuses its lobbying on the United States Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Reserve. Amazon.com spent roughly $3.5 million, $5 million and $9.5 million on lobbying, in 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.Amazon.com was a corporate member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) until it dropped membership following protests at its shareholders' meeting on May 24, 2012.In 2014, Amazon expanded its lobbying practices as it prepared to lobby the Federal Aviation Administration to approve its drone delivery program, hiring the Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld lobbying firm in June. Amazon and its lobbyists have visited with Federal Aviation Administration officials and aviation committees in Washington, D.C. to explain its plans to deliver packages. In September 2020 this moved one step closer with the granting of a critical certificate by the FAA.In 2019 it spent $16.8m and had a team of 104 lobbyists, up from $14.4m and 103 lobbyists in 2018.

Marc Lore’s Philanthropy

In March 2020, Lore publicly challenged hall of fame football player, Jerry Rice, to the 40-yard dash as a part of Rich Eisen’s Run Rich Run initiative. Lore pledged $250,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and his friend, Michael Rubin of Fanatics, pledged an additional $250,000 to the same cause. Lore beat Rice.Lore also recently auctioned off a 6-part mentor session as a part of Michael Rubin’s All In Challenge in response to COVID-19. The item ended up selling for over $100,000.Lore is a philanthropist who gives back to programs like Sanctuary for Families, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, YMCA, Beyond Celiac, The Salvation Army, and National Eating Disorders. Lore also recently funded Bucknell University’s first virtual reality experience – giving high school counselors and students a VR-experience to walk the campus.

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Jeff Bezos’s Politics

According to public campaign finance records, Bezos supported the electoral campaigns of Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, two Democratic U.S. senators from Washington. He has also supported U.S. representative John Conyers, as well as Patrick Leahy and Spencer Abraham, U.S. senators serving on committees dealing with Internet-related issues. Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos have supported the legalization of same-sex marriage, and in 2012 contributed $2.5 million to Washington United for Marriage, a group supporting a yes vote on Washington Referendum 74, which affirmed a same-sex marriage law enacted in the state. Bezos donated $100,000 towards a movement against a Washington state income tax in 2010 for “top earners.” In 2012, he donated to Amazon’s political action committee (PAC), which has given $56,000 and $74,500 to Democrats and Republicans, respectively.After the 2016 presidential election, Bezos was invited to join Donald Trump’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board, an advisory council to improve the technology used by the Defense Department. Trump has repeatedly attacked Bezos via Twitter, accused Bezos of avoiding corporate taxes, gaining undue political influence, and undermining his presidency by spreading “fake news.“In 2014, Amazon won a bid for a cloud computing contract with the CIA valued at $600 million. A 2018, $10 billion contract known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project, this time with the Pentagon, was allegedly written up in a way that favors Amazon. Controversy over this was raised when General James Mattis accepted a headquarters tour invitation from Bezos and co-ordinated the deal through Sally Donnelly, a lobbyist who previously worked for Amazon. In November 2019, when the contract was awarded to Microsoft instead, Amazon filed a lawsuit with allegations that the bidding process was biased. Despite Bezos’s support for an open borders policy towards immigrants, Amazon has actively marketed facial recognition software to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).In 2019, a political action committee linked to Bezos spent over $1 million in an unsuccessful attempt to defeat activist Kshama Sawant in Seattle’s city council election.

Jeff Bezos’s Philanthropy

Bezos donated to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center several times between 2009 and 2017. In 2013, he pledged $500,000 to Worldreader, a non-profit founded by a former Amazon employee.In September 2018, Business Insider reported that Bezos was the only one of the top five billionaires in the world who had not signed the Giving Pledge, an initiative created by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett that encourages wealthy people to give away a majority of their wealth. That same month, Janet Camarena, director of transparency initiatives at Foundation Center, was quoted by CNBC as having questions about Bezos’s new fund, including the fund’s structure and how exactly it will be funded.In May 2017, Bezos gave $1 million to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, which provides pro bono legal services for American journalists. On June 15, 2017, he posted a message on Twitter asking for ideas for philanthropy: “I’m thinking about a philanthropy strategy that is the opposite of how I mostly spend my time—working on the long term”. At the time of the post, Bezos’s lifetime spending on charitable causes was estimated to be $100 million. Multiple opinion columnists responded by asking Bezos to pay higher wages to Amazon warehouse workers. A year later in June, he tweeted that he would announce two philanthropic foci by the end of summer 2018. Bezos announced in September 2018 that he would commit approximately $2 billion to a fund to deal with American homelessness and establish a network of non-profit preschools for low income communities. As part of this announcement, he committed to establishing the “Day 1 Families Fund” to finance “night shelters and day care centers for homeless families” and the “Day 1 Academies Fund” for early childhood education.In January 2018, Bezos made a $33 million donation to TheDream.US, a college scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors. In June 2018, Bezos donated to Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a private philanthropic fund founded by Bill Gates aimed at promoting emissions-free energy. In September 2018, Bezos donated $10 million to With Honor, a nonpartisan organization that works to increase the number of veterans in political office.In February 2020, Bezos pledged $10 billion to combat climate change through the Bezos Earth Fund. Bezos also donated $100 million to food banks through Feeding America during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amazon’s Controversies

Amazon’s Environmental impact

In 2018, Amazon emitted 44.4 million metric tons of CO2.In September 2019, Amazon workers organized a walk-out as part of the Global Climate Strike. An internal group called Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said over 1,800 employees in 25 cities and 14 countries committed to participating in the action to protest Amazon’s environmental impact and inaction to climate change. This group of workers petitioned Jeff Bezos and Amazon with three specific demands: to stop donating to politicians and lobbyists that deny climate change, to stop working with fossil fuel companies to accelerate oil and gas extraction, and to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2030.Amazon has introduced the Shipment Zero program, however Shipment Zero has only committed to reducing 50% of its shipments to net zero by 2030. Also, even that 50% does not necessarily mean a decrease in emissions compared to current levels given Amazon’s rate of growth in orders.That said, Amazon’s CEO has also signed the Climate Pledge, in which Amazon would meet the Paris climate agreement goals 10 years ahead of schedule, and would be carbon-neutral by 2040. Besides this pledge, it also ordered 100 000 electric delivery trucks from Rivian.Amazon funds both climate denial groups including the Competitive Enterprise Institute and politicians denying climate change including Jim Inhofe.In November 2018, a community action group opposed the construction permit delivered to Goodman Group for the construction of a 160,000 square metres (1,700,000 sq ft) logisitics platform Amazon will operate at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport. In February 2019, Étienne Tête filed a request on behalf of a second regional community action group asking the administrative court to decide whether the platform served a sufficiently important public interest to justify its environmental impact. Construction has been suspended while these matters are decided.Amazon considered making an option for Prime customers to have packages delivered at the most efficient and environmentally-friendly time (allowing the company to combine shipments with the same destination) but decided against it out of fear customers might reduce purchases. Since 2019, the company has instead offered customer an “Amazon Day” option, where all orders are delivered on the same day, emphasizing customer convenience, and it occasionally offers Prime customers credits in return for selecting slower and less expensive shipping options.

Amazon’s Selling counterfeit, unsafe and discarded items

On October 16, 2016, Apple provided evidence in a lawsuit against a third-party company that Amazon was selling counterfeit Apple products and advertising them as genuine. Through purchasing, Apple found that it was able to identify counterfeit products with a success rate of 90%. Amazon was sourcing and selling items without properly determining if they were genuine. The other company settled with Apple for an undisclosed amount on April 27, 2017.The selling of counterfeit products by Amazon has attracted widespread notice, with both purchases marked as being fulfilled by third parties and those shipped directly from Amazon warehouses being found to be counterfeit. This has included some products sold directly by Amazon itself and marked as “ships from and sold by Amazon.com”. Counterfeit charging cables sold on Amazon as purported Apple products have been found to be a fire hazard. Such counterfeits have included a wide array of products, from big ticket items to every day items such as tweezers, gloves, and umbrellas. More recently, this has spread to Amazon’s newer grocery services. Counterfeiting was reported to be especially a problem for artists and small businesses whose products were being rapidly copied for sale on the site.One Amazon business practice that encourages counterfeiting is that, by default, seller accounts on Amazon are set to use “commingled inventory”. With this practice, the goods that a seller sends to Amazon are mixed with those of the producer of the product and with those of all other sellers that supply what is supposed to be the same product. Then when a customer orders a product from a seller, Amazon ships out from its commingled pool of inventory according to its convenience for shipping rather than from what the seller sent to them for warehousing. According to a December 2017 article in Forbes, “This means that counterfeits can be commingled with authentic products, and not even Amazon (apparently) can easily determine where they came from. This gives an added level of protection to counterfeiters, as the smokescreen between them and the nefarious products they spike Amazon’s supply chain with is often incredibly thick.“In June 2019, Buzzfeed reported that some products identified on the site as “Amazon’s choice” were low quality, had a history of customer complaints, and exhibited evidence of product review manipulation.In August 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported that they had found more than 4,000 items for sale on Amazon’s site that had been declared unsafe by federal agencies, had misleading labels, or had been banned by federal regulators.In the wake of the WSJ investigation, three U.S. senators – Richard Blumenthal, Ed Markey, and Bob Menendez – sent an open letter to Jeff Bezos demanding him to take action about the selling of unsafe items on the site. The letter said that “Unquestionably, Amazon is falling short of its commitment to keeping safe those consumers who use its massive platform.” The letter included a number of questions about the company’s practices and gave Bezos a deadline to respond by September 29, 2019, saying “We call on you to immediately remove from the platform all the problematic products examined in the recent WSJ report; explain how you are going about this process; conduct a sweeping internal investigation of your enforcement and consumer safety policies; and institute changes that will continue to keep unsafe products off your platform.” Earlier in the same month, senators Blumenthal and Menendez had sent Bezos a letter about the Buzzfeed report.In December 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported that some people were literally retrieving trash out of dumpsters and selling it as new products on Amazon. The reporters ran an experiment and determined that it was easy for a seller to set up an account and sell cleaned up junk as new products. In addition to trash, sellers were obtaining inventory from clearance bins, thrift stores, and pawn shops.As a result of these issues, companies such as Birkenstock have pulled their products from the website.In August 2020, an appeals court in California ruled that Amazon can be held liable for unsafe products sold on its website. A California woman had bought a replacement laptop battery that caught fire and caused her to receive third-degree burns.

Amazon’s Sales and use taxes

Amazon’s state sales tax collection policy has changed over the years since it did not collect any sales taxes in its early years. In the U.S., state and local sales taxes are levied by state and local governments, not at the federal level. In most countries where Amazon operates, a sales tax or value added tax is uniform throughout the country, and Amazon is obliged to collect it from all customers. Proponents of forcing Amazon.com to collect sales tax—at least in states where it maintains a physical presence—argue the corporation wields an anticompetitive advantage over storefront businesses forced to collect sales tax.Many U.S. states in the 21st century have passed online shopping sales tax laws designed to compel Amazon.com and other e-commerce retailers to collect state and local sales taxes from its customers. Amazon.com originally collected sales tax only from five states as of 2011, but as of April 2017, Amazon collects sales taxes from customers in all 45 states that have a state sales tax and in Washington, D.C.

Amazon’s Income taxes

Amazon paid no federal income taxes in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, and actually received tax refunds worth millions of dollars, despite recording several billion dollars in profits each year. CNN reported that Amazon’s tax bill was zero because they took advantage of provisions in years when they were losing money that allowed them to offset future taxes on profits, as well as various other tax credits. Amazon was criticized by political figures for not paying federal income taxes.

Amazon’s Comments by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

In early 2018, President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Amazon’s use of the United States Postal Service and its prices for the delivery of packages, stating, “I am right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money for being their Delivery Boy,” Trump tweeted. “Amazon should pay these costs (plus) and not have them bourne [sic] by the American Taxpayer.” Amazon’s shares fell by 6 percent as a result of Trump’s comments. Shepard Smith of Fox News disputed Trump’s claims and pointed to evidence that the USPS was offering below-market prices to all customers with no advantage to Amazon. However, analyst Tom Forte pointed to the fact that Amazon’s payments to the USPS are not made public and that their contract has a reputation for being “a sweetheart deal”.Throughout the summer of 2018, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders criticized Amazon’s wages and working conditions in a series of YouTube videos and media appearances. He also pointed to the fact that Amazon had paid no federal income tax in the previous year. Sanders solicited stories from Amazon warehouse workers who felt exploited by the company. One such story, by James Bloodworth, described the environment as akin to “a low-security prison” and stated that the company’s culture used an Orwellian newspeak. These reports cited a finding by New Food Economy that one third of fulfilment center workers in Arizona were on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Responses by Amazon included incentives for employees to tweet positive stories and a statement which called the salary figures used by Sanders “inaccurate and misleading”. The statement also charged that it was inappropriate for him to refer to SNAP as “food stamps”. On September 5, 2018, Sanders along with Ro Khanna introduced the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (Stop BEZOS) Act aimed at Amazon and other alleged beneficiaries of corporate welfare such as Walmart, McDonald’s and Uber. Among the bill’s supporters were Tucker Carlson of Fox News and Matt Taibbi who criticized himself and other journalists for not covering Amazon’s contribution to wealth inequality earlier.On October 2, 2018, Amazon announced that its minimum wage for all American employees would be raised to $15 per hour. Sanders congratulated the company for making this decision.

Amazon’s Opposition to trade unions

Amazon has opposed efforts by trade unions to organize in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2001, 850 employees in Seattle were laid off by Amazon.com after a unionization drive. The Washington Alliance of Technological Workers (WashTech) accused the company of violating union laws, and claimed Amazon managers subjected them to intimidation and heavy propaganda. Amazon denied any link between the unionization effort and layoffs. Also in 2001, Amazon.co.uk hired a US management consultancy organization, The Burke Group, to assist in defeating a campaign by the Graphical, Paper and Media Union (GPMU, now part of Unite the Union) to achieve recognition in the Milton Keynes distribution depot. It was alleged that the company victimized or sacked four union members during the 2001 recognition drive and held a series of captive meetings with employees.An Amazon training video that was leaked in 2018 stated “We are not anti-union, but we are not neutral either. We do not believe unions are in the best interest of our customers or shareholders or most importantly, our associates.” Two years later, it was found that Whole Foods was using a heat map to track which stores had the highest levels of pro-union sentiment. Factors including racial diversity, proximity to other unions, poverty levels in the surrounding community and calls to the National Labor Relations Board were named as contributors to “unionization risk”.In early 2020, an Amazon internal documents were leaked, it said that Whole Foods has been using an interactive heat map to monitor its 510 locations across the U.S. and assign each store a unionization risk score based on such criteria as employee loyalty, turnover rate and racial diversity. Data collected in the heat map suggest that stores with low racial and ethnic diversity, especially those located in poor communities, are more likely to unionize.

Amazon’s Working conditions

Former employees, current employees, the media, and politicians have criticized Amazon for poor working conditions at the company. In 2011, it was publicized that workers had to carry out tasks in 100 °F (38 °C) heat at the Breinigsville, Pennsylvania warehouse. As a result of these inhumane conditions, employees became extremely uncomfortable and suffered from dehydration and collapse. Loading-bay doors were not opened to allow in fresh air because of concerns over theft. Amazon’s initial response was to pay for an ambulance to sit outside on call to cart away overheated employees. The company eventually installed air conditioning at the warehouse.Some workers, “pickers”, who travel the building with a trolley and a handheld scanner “picking” customer orders can walk up to 15 miles (24 kilometres) during their workday and if they fall behind on their targets, they can be reprimanded. The handheld scanners give real-time information to the employee on how quickly or slowly they are working; the scanners also serve to allow Team Leads and Area Managers to track the specific locations of employees and how much “idle time” they gain when not working.In a German television report broadcast in February 2013, journalists Diana Löbl and Peter Onneken conducted a covert investigation at the distribution center of Amazon in the town of Bad Hersfeld in the German state of Hessen. The report highlights the behavior of some of the security guards, themselves being employed by a third party company, who apparently either had a neo-Nazi background or deliberately dressed in neo-Nazi apparel and who were intimidating foreign and temporary female workers at its distribution centers. The third party security company involved was delisted by Amazon as a business contact shortly after that report.In March 2015, it was reported in The Verge that Amazon would be removing non-compete clauses of 18 months in length from its US employment contracts for hourly-paid workers, after criticism that it was acting unreasonably in preventing such employees from finding other work. Even short-term temporary workers have to sign contracts that prohibit them from working at any company where they would “directly or indirectly” support any good or service that competes with those they helped support at Amazon, for 18 months after leaving Amazon, even if they are fired or made redundant.A 2015 front-page article in The New York Times profiled several former Amazon employees who together described a “bruising” workplace culture in which workers with illness or other personal crises were pushed out or unfairly evaluated. Bezos responded by writing a Sunday memo to employees, in which he disputed the Times’s account of “shockingly callous management practices” that he said would never be tolerated at the company.In an effort to boost employee morale, on November 2, 2015, Amazon announced that it would be extending six weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers. This change includes birth parents and adoptive parents and can be applied in conjunction with existing maternity leave and medical leave for new mothers.In mid-2018, investigations by journalists and media outlets such as The Guardian reported poor working conditions at Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Later in 2018, another article exposed poor working conditions for Amazon’s delivery drivers.In response to criticism that Amazon does not pay its workers a livable wage, Jeff Bezos announced beginning November 1, 2018, all US and UK Amazon employees will earn a $15 an hour minimum wage. Amazon will also lobby to make $15 an hour the federal minimum wage. At the same time, Amazon also eliminated stock awards and bonuses for hourly employees.On Black Friday 2018, Amazon warehouse workers in several European countries, including Italy, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, went on strike to protest inhumane working conditions and low pay.The Daily Beast reported in March 2019 that emergency services responded to 189 calls from 46 Amazon warehouses in 17 states between the years 2013 and 2018, all relating to suicidal employees. The workers attributed their mental breakdowns to employer-imposed social isolation, aggressive surveillance, and the hurried and dangerous working conditions at these fulfillment centers. One former employee told The Daily Beast “It’s this isolating colony of hell where people having breakdowns is a regular occurrence.“On July 15, 2019, during the onset of Amazon’s “Prime Day” sale event, Amazon employees working in the United States and Germany went on strike in protest of unfair wages and poor working conditions.In March 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak when the government instructed companies to restrict social contact, Amazon’s UK staff was forced to work overtime to meet the demand spiked by the disease. A GMB spokesperson said the company had put “profit before safety”. GMB has continued to raise concerns regarding “gruelling conditions, unrealistic productivity targets, surveillance, bogus self-employment and a refusal to recognise or engage with unions unless forced”, calling for the UK government and safety regulators to take action to address these issues.In August 2019, BBC reported on Amazon’s Twitter ambassadors. Their constant support for and defense of Amazon and its practices have led many Twitter users to suspect that they are in fact bots, being used to dismiss the issues effecting Amazon workers.In its 2020 statement to its US shareholders, Amazon stated that “we respect and support the Core Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. Operation of these Global Human Rights Principles has been “long-held at Amazon, and codifying them demonstrates our support for fundamental human rights and the dignity of workers everywhere we operate”.On 27 November 2020, Amnesty International said, workers in working for Amazon have faced great health and safety risks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Black Friday, one of Amazon’s busiest periods, company failed to ensure the key safety features in France, Poland, the United Kingdom and USA. Workers have been risking their health and lives to ensure essential goods are delivered to consumer doorsteps, helping Amazon achieve record profits.On 6 January 2021, Amazon said that it is planning to build 20,000 affordable houses by spending $2 billion in the regions where the major employments are located.

Amazon’s Conflict of interest with the CIA and DOD

In 2013, Amazon secured a US$600 million contract with the CIA, which poses a potential conflict of interest involving the Bezos-owned The Washington Post and his newspaper’s coverage of the CIA. Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies, said, “It’s a serious potential conflict of interest for a major newspaper like The Washington Post to have a contractual relationship with the government and the most secret part of the government.” This was later followed by a US$10 billion contract with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Amazon’s Seattle head tax and houselessness services

In May 2018, Amazon threatened the Seattle City Council over an employee head tax proposal that would have funded houselessness services and low-income housing. The tax would have cost Amazon about $800 per employee, or 0.7% of their average salary. In retaliation, Amazon paused construction on a new building, threatened to limit further investment in the city, and funded a repeal campaign. Although originally passed, the measure was soon repealed after an expensive repeal campaign spearheaded by Amazon.

Amazon’s Nashville Operations Center of Excellence

The incentives given by the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County to Amazon for their new Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville Yards, a site owned by developer Southwest Value Partners, have been controversial, including the decision by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to keep the full extent of the agreement secret. The incentives include “$102 million in combined grants and tax credits for a scaled-down Amazon office building” as well as “a $65 million cash grant for capital expenditures” in exchange for the creation of 5,000 jobs over seven years.The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government called for more transparency. Another local organization known as the People’s Alliance for Transit, Housing, and Employment (PATHE) suggested no public money should be given to Amazon; instead, it should be spent on building more public housing for the working poor and the homeless and investing in more public transportation for Nashvillians. Others suggested incentives to big corporations do not improve the local economy.In November 2018, the proposal to give Amazon $15 million in incentives was criticized by the Nashville Firefighters Union and the Nashville chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, who called it “corporate welfare.” In February 2019, another $15.2 million in infrastructure was approved by the council, although it was voted down by three council members, including Councilwoman Angie Henderson who dismissed it as “cronyism”.

Amazon’s Facial recognition technology and law enforcement

While Amazon has publicly opposed secret government surveillance, as revealed by Freedom of Information Act requests it has supplied facial recognition support to law enforcement in the form of the Rekognition technology and consulting services. Initial testing included the city of Orlando, Florida, and Washington County, Oregon. Amazon offered to connect Washington County with other Amazon government customers interested in Rekognition and a body camera manufacturer. These ventures are opposed by a coalition of civil rights groups with concern that they could lead to an expansion of surveillance and be prone to abuse. Specifically, it could automate the identification and tracking of anyone, particularly in the context of potential police body camera integration. Because of the backlash, the city of Orlando publicly stated it will no longer use the technology, but may revisit this decision at a later date.

Amazon’s Access to NHS data

The UK government awarded Amazon a contract that gives the company free access to information about healthcare published by the UK’s National Health Service. This will, for example, be used by Amazon’s Alexa to answer medical questions, although Alexa also uses many other sources of information. The material, which excludes patient data, could also allow the company to make, advertise and sell its own products. The contract allows Amazon access to information on symptoms, causes and definitions of conditions, and “all related copyrightable content and data and other materials”. Amazon can then create “new products, applications, cloud-based services and/or distributed software”, which the NHS will not benefit from financially. The company can also share the information with third parties. The government said that allowing Alexa devices to offer expert health advice to users will reduce pressure on doctors and pharmacists.

Amazon’s Collection of data and surveillance

On February 17, 2020, a Panorama documentary highlighted the amount of data collected by the company and the move into surveillance causing concerns of politicians and regulators in the US and Europe.

Amazon’s Antitrust complaints

On June 11, 2020, the European Union announced that it will be pressing charges against Amazon over its treatment of third-party e-commerce sellers.In July 2020, Amazon along with other tech giants Apple, Google and Facebook were accused of maintaining harmful power and anti-competitive strategies to quash potential competitors in the market. The CEOs of respective firms appeared in a teleconference on July 29, 2020 before the lawmakers of the U.S. House Antitrust Subcommittee. In October, 2020, the antitrust subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives released a report accusing Amazon of abusing a monopoly position in ecommerce to unfairly compete with sellers on its own platform.

Amazon’s Anti-vaccination and non-scientific cancer ‘cures’

Anti-vaccination and non evidence-based cancer ‘cures’ have routinely appeared high in Amazon’s books and videos. This may be due to positive reviews posted by supporters of untested methods, or gaming of the algorithms by truther communities, rather than any intent on Amazon’s part.Wired magazine found that Amazon Prime Video was full of ‘pseudoscientific documentaries laden with conspiracy theories and pointing viewers towards unproven treatments’.U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) expressed concern that Amazon was “surfacing and recommending products and content that discourage parents from vaccinating their children.” Amazon subsequently removed five anti-vaccination documentaries. Amazon also removed 12 books that unscientifically claimed bleach could cure conditions including malaria and childhood autism. This followed an NBC News report about parents who used it in a misguided attempt to reverse their children’s autism.

Amazon’s Response to COVID-19 pandemic

Amazon’s Hazard pay and overtime

Amazon introduced new policies to reward frontline workers for continuing to come into work during the crisis. One of these policies, announced on March 16, 2020 was a temporary $2-per-hour rise in pay. This policy expired in June 2020. Amazon also announced a policy of unlimited, unpaid time off that lasted until April 30, 2020.

Amazon’s Additional hiring as a result of pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon introduced temporary restrictions on the sale of non-essential goods. In March 2020, it hired some 100,000 more staff in the US to help deal with essential items such as food and medical equipment. It also reported that it was so busy that it was unable to bring on board new customers and therefore had to have a waiting list. In April, the firm announced that it was going to hire up to 75,000 workers to help deal with increased demand.

Amazon’s Employee protests during COVID-19

During the pandemic there have been protests by the Amazon workers at warehouses in the US, France, and Italy. The BBC reported that there were confirmed coronavirus cases in more than 50 locations. The reason for the protests is the company policy to “run normal shifts” despite many positive cases of the virus. According to the UNI Global Union, “Amazon cannot act like this is business as usual. We are facing a deadly virus that has already taken the lives of thousands of people and paralyzed the world’s economy. If distribution centers are not safe for workers right now, they should be closed immediately.” In Spain, the company has faced legal complaints over its policies. Despite workers at 19 warehouses in the US having tested positive for COVID-19, Amazon did not shut down warehouses, only doing so when forced by the government or because of protests. A group of US Senators wrote an open letter to Bezos in March 2020, expressing concerns about worker safety.An Amazon warehouse protest on March 30, 2020, in Staten Island led to its organizer, Christian Smalls, being fired. Amazon defended the decision by saying that Smalls was supposed to be in self-isolation at the time and leading the protest put its other workers at risk. Smalls has called this response “ridiculous”. The New York state attorney general, Letitia James, is considering legal retaliation to the firing which she called “immoral and inhumane.” She also asked the National Labor Relations Board to investigate Smalls' firing. Smalls himself accuses the company of retaliating against him for organizing a protest. At the Staten Island warehouse, one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed by Amazon; workers believe there are more, and say that the company has not cleaned the building, given them suitable protection, or informed them of potential cases. Smalls added specifically that there are many workers there in risk categories, and the protest only demanded that the building be sanitized and the employees continue to be paid during that process. Derrick Palmer, another worker at the Staten Island facility, told The Verge that Amazon quickly communicates through text and email when they need the staff to complete mandatory overtime, but have not been using this to tell people when a colleague has contracted the disease, instead waiting days and sending managers to speak to employees in person. Amazon claim that the Staten Island protest only attracted 15 of the facility’s 5,000 workers, while other sources describe much larger crowds.On April 14, 2020, two Amazon employees were fired for “repeatedly violating internal policies”, after they had circulated a petition about health risks for warehouse workers internally.On May 4, Amazon vice president Tim Bray resigned “in dismay” over the firing of whistle-blower employees who spoke out about the lack of COVID-19 protections, including shortages of face masks and failure to implement widespread temperature checks which were promised by the company. He said that the firings were “chickenshit” and “designed to create a climate of fear” in Amazon warehouses.In a Q1 2020 financial report, Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon expects to spend $4 billion or more (predicted operating profit for Q2) on COVID-19-related issues: personal protective equipment, higher wages for hourly teams, cleaning for facilities, and expanding Amazon’s COVID-19 testing capabilities. These measures intend to improve the safety and well-being of hundreds of thousands of the company’s employees.From the beginning of 2020 until September of the same year, the company declares that the total number of workers who have contracted the infection is 19,816.

Amazon’s Closure in France

The SUD (trade unions) brought a court case against Amazon for unsafe working conditions. This resulted in a French district court (Nanterre) ruling on April 15, 2020, ordering the company to limit its deliveries to food and essential medical or hygienic products or pay a €1 million per day fine. Amazon said it would appeal, and on the following day shut its six French warehouses until at least April 21, 2020, for evaluation of the situation.

Amazon’s Lobbying

Amazon lobbies the United States federal government and state governments on multiple issues such as the enforcement of sales taxes on online sales, transportation safety, privacy and data protection and intellectual property. According to regulatory filings, Amazon.com focuses its lobbying on the United States Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Reserve. Amazon.com spent roughly $3.5 million, $5 million and $9.5 million on lobbying, in 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.Amazon.com was a corporate member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) until it dropped membership following protests at its shareholders' meeting on May 24, 2012.In 2014, Amazon expanded its lobbying practices as it prepared to lobby the Federal Aviation Administration to approve its drone delivery program, hiring the Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld lobbying firm in June. Amazon and its lobbyists have visited with Federal Aviation Administration officials and aviation committees in Washington, D.C. to explain its plans to deliver packages. In September 2020 this moved one step closer with the granting of a critical certificate by the FAA.In 2019 it spent $16.8m and had a team of 104 lobbyists, up from $14.4m and 103 lobbyists in 2018.

John C. Bogle’s Philanthropy

During his high-earning years at Vanguard, he regularly gave half his salary to charity, including Blair Academy and Princeton. In 2016, the Bogle Fellowship was established at Princeton University by John C. Bogle Jr, Bogle’s son. The fellowship sponsors 20 first year students in each class.

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company

Website: amdocs.com

Wikipedia: /Amdocs

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Revenue: £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (DOX)

Controversy

Amdocs' broad access to U.S. telephone transaction records has raised counterintelligence concerns in the U.S. government about the vulnerability of this information to exploitation by Israeli spies. “As early as 1999, the National Security Agency issued a warning that records of U.S. government telephone calls were ending up in foreign hands – Israel’s, in particular.“In early 2000, federal agencies conducted a counterintelligence investigation to determine if Amdocs was being used by Israel to eavesdrop on U.S. government communications. The investigation found no evidence of such activity.

Morris Kahn’s Philanthropy

Kahn supports the work of Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an organization that brings israeli doctors around the world to perform life-saving surgery and medical monitoring for children of all races, religions, nationalities, and economic status.The Morris Kahn Initiative is a $4 million program to help develop pioneering cancer research at Tel Aviv University. The initiative’s aim is to develop 3D cancer modeling of live cancer tumors.“Big Data Maccabi,” founded with contributions from Kahn, will help medical professionals to diagnose illness using the information collected during blood tests, imaging and other diagnostic testing.He supports Serious Fun, a camp for children with terminal illness, and a therapeutic horse-riding camp for the disabled.Kahn founded Zalul in 1999, a non-profit foundation which cleans bodies of water in Israel.Founded by Morris Kahn, SpaceIL is the first to sign a launch agreement for a private moon mission on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launcher. SpaceIL hoped to land an Israeli spacecraft on the moon in either 2017 or 2018, but delays arose, and it was targeted for 11 April 2019. The attempt was unsuccessful, the engine cut out at around 10 km height and the spacecraft crashed into the Moon. Still the mission was seen as a success.He started the Youth Leadership Program called LEAD, dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders.Kahn is a supporter of Ben-Gurion University and the National Institute for Biotechnology of the Negev.The Morris Kahn Institute for Human Immunology was funded by Kahn.In conjunction with the Weizman Institute, he founded the Kahn Family Research Center for Systems Biology of the Human Cell.Kahn supports the Morris Kahn and Maccabi Health Data Science Institute, to create a database for the 2.5 million members of the Maccabi Healthcare Services organization.He sponsors an Omo Valley and Jinka, Ethiopia-based project, Jinka Eye Camp, for volunteer Israeli surgeons to perform operations to restore eyesight to people living in rural villages suffering from eye diseases such as cataracts and trachoma.

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NEWAmerican Eagle Outfitters(Close)

retailer based in the United States

Website: ae.com

Wikipedia: /American_Eagle_Outfitters

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Revenue: £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

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Type of Company: Company - Public (AEO)

Controversies

Strike

In 2004, textile and apparel workers union UNITE HERE launched the “American Vulture” back-to-school boycott of American Eagle in protest of alleged workers' rights violations at the company’s Canadian distribution contractor National Logistics Services (NLS). On the 2007 second-quarter conference call, CEO James O’Donnell clarified the American Eagle’s relationship with NLS and its effect on business. He explained, We owned NLS with the acquisition of Braemar back in 2000, and we subsequently sold off NLS in 2006, and we are currently a customer of NLS… We have really no involvement at all with Unite Here and NLS. Our only involvement with NLS is basically as a customer, and there have been some allegations made, I think, to some of, to the public about it affecting our business. I can tell you right now it has not affected our business.

Abercrombie & Fitch lawsuits

Since 1999, Abercrombie & Fitch has sued American Eagle Outfitters at least three times for allegedly copying its designs and its advertisements. On all occasions, American Eagle prevailed in court under the statement that A&F cannot stop American Eagle from presenting similar designs since such designs cannot be copyrighted in the United States. Nevertheless, American Eagle clothing designs have since trended away in appearance from Abercrombie & Fitch designs. The merchandise offered by American Eagle is considered to be “retro/vintage” cost-efficient clothing, whereas Abercrombie & Fitch merchandise has become an internationally known “near-luxury” line of clothing with “preppy”, high-grade, and high-priced fashions, on the same level with that of companies such as the Polo Ralph Lauren company. Judges have generally ruled that giving Abercrombie exclusive rights to market its clothing in a certain way “would be anti-competitive.”

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NEWAnsys(Close)

American engineering simulation software developer

Website: Ansys.com

Wikipedia: /Ansys

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (ANSS)

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Chinese sportswear manufacturer

Website: en.anta.com

Wikipedia: /Anta_Sports

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Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000 employees

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NEWAnthropologie(Close)

American clothing retailer

Website: anthropologie.com

Wikipedia: /Anthropologie

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

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Revenue: £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 5001 to 10000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Subsidiary or Business Segment

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Revenue: £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 5001 to 10000 employees

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Criticism

Community leaders

AOL used a system of volunteers to moderate its chat rooms, forums and user communities. The program dated back to AOL’s early days, when it charged by the hour for access and one of its highest billing services was chat. AOL provided free access to community leaders in exchange for moderating the chat rooms, and this effectively made chat very cheap to operate, and more lucrative than AOL’s other services of the era. There were 33,000 community leaders in 1996. All community leaders received hours of training and underwent a probationary period. While most community leaders moderated chat rooms, some ran AOL communities and controlled their layout and design, with as much as 90% of AOL’s content being created or overseen by community managers until 1996.By 1996, ISPs were beginning to charge flat rates for unlimited access, which they could do at a profit because they only provided internet access. Even though AOL would lose money with such a pricing scheme, it was forced by market conditions to offer unlimited access in October 1996. In order to return to profitability, AOL rapidly shifted its focus from content creation to advertising, resulting in less of a need to carefully moderate every forum and chat room to keep users willing to pay by the minute to remain connected.After unlimited access, AOL considered scrapping the program entirely, but continued it with a reduced number of community leaders, with scaled-back roles in creating content. Although community leaders continued to receive free access, after 1996 they were motivated more by the prestige of the position and the access to moderator tools and restricted areas within AOL. By 1999, there were over 15,000 volunteers in the program.In May 1999, two former volunteers filed a class-action lawsuit alleging AOL violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by treating volunteers like employees. Volunteers had to apply for the position, commit to working for at least three to four hours a week, fill out timecards and sign a non-disclosure agreement. On July 22, AOL ended its youth corps, which consisted of 350 underage community leaders. At this time, the United States Department of Labor began an investigation into the program, but it came to no conclusions about AOL’s practices.AOL ended its community leader program on June 8, 2005. The class action lawsuit dragged on for years, even after AOL ended the program and AOL declined as a major internet company. In 2010, AOL finally agreed to settle the lawsuit for $15 million. The community leader program was found to be an example of co-production in a 2009 article in International Journal of Cultural Studies.

Billing disputes

AOL has faced a number of lawsuits over claims that it has been slow to stop billing customers after their accounts have been canceled, either by the company or the user. In addition, AOL changed its method of calculating used minutes in response to a class action lawsuit. Previously, AOL would add 15 seconds to the time a user was connected to the service and round up to the next whole minute (thus, a person who used the service for 12 minutes and 46 seconds would be charged for 14 minutes). AOL claimed this was to account for sign on/sign off time, but because this practice was not made known to its customers, the plaintiffs won (some also pointed out that signing on and off did not always take 15 seconds, especially when connecting via another ISP). AOL disclosed its connection-time calculation methods to all of its customers and credited them with extra free hours. In addition, the AOL software would notify the user of exactly how long they were connected and how many minutes they were being charged. AOL was sued by the Ohio Attorney General in October 2003 for improper billing practices. The case was settled on June 8, 2005. AOL agreed to resolve any consumer complaints filed with the Ohio AG’s office. In December 2006, AOL agreed to provide restitution to Florida consumers to settle the case filed against them by the Florida Attorney General.

Account cancellation

Many customers complained that AOL personnel ignored their demands to cancel service and stop billing. In response to approximately 300 consumer complaints, the New York Attorney General’s office began an inquiry of AOL’s customer service policies. The investigation revealed that the company had an elaborate scheme for rewarding employees who purported to retain or “save” subscribers who had called to cancel their Internet service. In many instances, such retention was done against subscribers' wishes, or without their consent. Under the scheme, customer service personnel received bonuses worth tens of thousands of dollars if they could successfully dissuade or “save” half of the people who called to cancel service. For several years, AOL had instituted minimum retention or “save” percentages, which consumer representatives were expected to meet. These bonuses, and the minimum “save” rates accompanying them, had the effect of employees not honoring cancellations, or otherwise making cancellation unduly difficult for consumers. On August 24, 2005, America Online agreed to pay $1.25 million to the state of New York and reformed its customer service procedures. Under the agreement, AOL would no longer require its customer service representatives to meet a minimum quota for customer retention in order to receive a bonus. However the agreement only covered people in the state of New York.On June 13, 2006, Vincent Ferrari documented his account cancellation phone call in a blog post, stating he had switched to broadband years earlier. In the recorded phone call, the AOL representative refused to cancel the account unless the 30-year-old Ferrari explained why AOL hours were still being recorded on it. Ferrari insisted that AOL software was not even installed on the computer. When Ferrari demanded that the account be canceled regardless, the AOL representative asked to speak with Ferrari’s father, for whom the account had been set up. The conversation was aired on CNBC. When CNBC reporters tried to have an account on AOL cancelled, they were hung up on immediately and it ultimately took more than 45 minutes to cancel the account.On July 19, 2006, AOL’s entire retention manual was released on the Internet. On August 3, 2006, Time Warner announced that the company would be dissolving AOL’s retention centers due to its profits hinging on $1 billion in cost cuts. The company estimated that it would lose more than six million subscribers over the following year.

Direct marketing of disks

Prior to 2006, AOL was infamous for the unsolicited mass direct mail of 3½" floppy disks and CD-ROMs containing their software. They were the most frequent user of this marketing tactic, and received criticism for the environmental cost of the campaign. According to PC World, in the 1990s “you couldn’t open a magazine (PC World included) or your mailbox without an AOL disk falling out of it”.The mass distribution of these disks was seen as wasteful by the public and led to protest groups. One such was No More AOL CDs, a web-based effort by two IT workers to collect one million disks with the intent to return the disks to AOL. The website was started in August 2001, and an estimated 410,176 CDs were collected by August 2007 when the project was shut down.

Software

In 2000, AOL was served with an $8 billion lawsuit alleging that its AOL 5.0 software caused significant difficulties for users attempting to use third-party Internet service providers. The lawsuit sought damages of up to $1000 for each user that had downloaded the software cited at the time of the lawsuit. AOL later agreed to a settlement of $15 million, without admission of wrongdoing. The AOL software then was given a feature called AOL Dialer, or AOL Connect on Mac OS X. This feature allowed users to connect to the ISP without running the full interface. This allowed users to use only the applications they wish to use, especially if they do not favor the AOL Browser. AOL 9.0 was once identified by Stopbadware as being under investigation for installing additional software without disclosure, and modifying browser preferences, toolbars, and icons. However, as of the release of AOL 9.0 VR (Vista Ready) on January 26, 2007, it was no longer considered badware due to changes AOL made in the software.

Usenet newsgroups

When AOL gave clients access to Usenet in 1993, they hid at least one newsgroup in standard list view: alt.aol-sucks. AOL did list the newsgroup in the alternative description view, but changed the description to “Flames and complaints about America Online”. With AOL clients swarming Usenet newsgroups, the old, existing user base started to develop a strong distaste for both AOL and its clients, referring to the new state of affairs as Eternal September.AOL discontinued access to Usenet on June 25, 2005. No official details were provided as to the cause of decommissioning Usenet access, except providing users the suggestion to access Usenet services from a third-party, Google Groups. AOL then provided community-based message boards in lieu of Usenet.

Terms of Service (TOS)

AOL has a detailed set of guidelines and expectations for users on their service, known as the Terms of Service (TOS, also known as Conditions of Service, or COS in the UK). It is separated into three different sections: Member Agreement, Community Guidelines and Privacy Policy. All three agreements are presented to users at time of registration and digital acceptance is achieved when they access the AOL service. During the period when volunteer chat room hosts and board monitors were used, chat room hosts were given a brief online training session and test on Terms of Service violations. There have been many complaints over rules that govern an AOL user’s conduct. Some users disagree with the TOS, citing the guidelines are too strict to follow coupled with the fact the TOS may change without users being made aware. A considerable cause for this was likely due to alleged censorship of user-generated content during the earlier years of growth for AOL.

Certified email

In early 2005, AOL stated its intention to implement a certified email system called Goodmail, which will allow companies to send email to users with whom they have pre-existing business relationships, with a visual indication that the email is from a trusted source and without the risk that the email messages might be blocked or stripped by spam filters. This decision drew fire from MoveOn, which characterized the program as an “email tax”, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which characterized it as a shakedown of non-profits. A website called Dearaol.com was launched, with an online petition and a blog that garnered hundreds of signatures from people and organizations expressing their opposition to AOL’s use of Goodmail. Esther Dyson defended the move in an editorial in The New York Times, saying “I hope Goodmail succeeds, and that it has lots of competition. I also think it and its competitors will eventually transform into services that more directly serve the interests of mail recipients. Instead of the fees going to Goodmail and AOL, they will also be shared with the individual recipients.“Tim Lee of the Technology Liberation Front posted an article that questioned the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s adopting a confrontational posture when dealing with private companies. Lee’s article cited a series of discussions on Declan McCullagh’s Politechbot mailing list on this subject between the EFF’s Danny O’Brien and antispammer Suresh Ramasubramanian, who has also compared the EFF’s tactics in opposing Goodmail to tactics used by Republican political strategist Karl Rove. SpamAssassin developer Justin Mason posted some criticism of the EFF’s and Moveon’s “going overboard” in their opposition to the scheme. The dearaol.com campaign lost momentum and disappeared, with the last post to the now defunct dearaol.com blog—“AOL starts the shakedown” being made on May 9, 2006. Comcast, who also used the service, announced on its website that Goodmail had ceased operations and as of February 4, 2011, they no longer used the service.

Search data

On August 4, 2006, AOL released a compressed text file on one of its websites containing 20 million search keywords for over 650,000 users over a 3-month period between March 1, 2006 and May 31, intended for research purposes. AOL pulled the file from public access by August 7, but not before its wide distribution on the Internet by others. Derivative research, titled A Picture of Search was published by authors Pass, Chowdhury and Torgeson for The First International Conference on Scalable Information Systems.The data were used by websites such as AOLstalker for entertainment purposes, where users of AOLstalker are encouraged to judge AOL clients based on the humorousness of personal details revealed by search behavior.

User list exposure

In 2003, Jason Smathers, an AOL employee, was convicted of stealing America Online’s 92 million screen names and selling them to a known spammer. Smathers pled guilty to conspiracy charges in 2005. Smathers pled guilty to violations of the US CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. He was sentenced in August 2005 to 15 months in prison; the sentencing judge also recommended Smathers be forced to pay $84,000 in restitution, triple the $28,000 that he sold the addresses for.

AOL’s Computer Checkup “scareware”

On February 27, 2012, a class action lawsuit was filed against Support.com, Inc. and partner AOL, Inc. The lawsuit alleged Support.com and AOL’s Computer Checkup “scareware” (which uses software developed by Support.com) misrepresented that their software programs would identify and resolve a host of technical problems with computers, offered to perform a free “scan,” which often found problems with users' computers. The companies then offered to sell software—for which AOL allegedly charged $4.99 a month and Support.com $29—to remedy those problems. Both AOL, Inc. and Support.com, Inc. settled on May 30, 2013, for $8.5 million. This included $25.00 to each valid class member and $100,000 each to Consumer Watchdog and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley wrote: “Distributing a portion of the [funds] to Consumer Watchdog will meet the interests of the silent class members because the organization will use the funds to help protect consumers across the nation from being subject to the types of fraudulent and misleading conduct that is alleged here,” and “EFF’s mission includes a strong consumer protection component, especially in regards to online protection.”AOL continues to market Computer Checkup. It is not clear if this latest Computer Checkup continues to use scareware techniques.

NSA Prism program

Following media reports about PRISM, NSA’s massive electronic surveillance program, in June 2013, several technology companies were identified as participants, including AOL. According to leaks of said program, AOL joined the PRISM program in 2011.

Hosting of user profiles changed, then discontinued

At one time, most AOL users had an online “profile” hosted by the AOL Hometown service. When AOL Hometown was discontinued, users had to create a new profile on Bebo. This was an unsuccessful attempt to create a social network that would compete with Facebook. When the value of Bebo decreased to a tiny fraction of the $850 million AOL paid for it, users were forced to recreate their profiles yet again, on a new service called AOL Lifestream. AOL took the decision to shut down Lifestream on February 24, 2017, and gave users one month’s notice to save off photos and videos that had been uploaded to Lifestream. Following the shutdown, AOL no longer provides any option for hosting user profiles. During the Hometown/Bebo/Lifestream era, another user’s profile could be displayed by clicking the “Buddy Info” button in the AOL Desktop software. After the shutdown of Lifestream, clicking “Buddy Info” does something that provides no information whatsoever about the selected buddy: it causes the AIM home page (www.aim.com) to be displayed.

James H. Clark’s Philanthropy

Clark has contributed to Stanford University, where he was an associate electrical engineering professor. He donated $90 million of the total cost of $150 million to fund construction of the James H. Clark Center for Biomedical Engineering for interdisciplinary biomedical research. Construction started in 2001 and was completed in the summer of 2003, as part of the Stanford University Bio-X program. In September 2001, Clark rescinded $60 million of his initial 1999 pledge of $150 million to Stanford University for Bio-X, citing anger over President Bush’s restrictions on stem cell research.In 2004, Clark and David Filo of Yahoo! each donated $30 million to Tulane University’s School of Engineering for merit-based scholarships to provide education to deserving students regardless of financial situation in the discipline of engineering.Clark is a board member for the national council of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and contributes towards the organization. The Perlman Music Program has recognized Clark for his continued philanthropic efforts towards their organization and their endowment fund.

Jim Kimsey’s Philanthropy

Kimsey served as Chairman Emeritus of Refugees International, an independent advocacy group that works to protect refugees and end the cause of displacement. Kimsey also served as a member of the board of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and as a Senior Fellow to the Department of Defense Business Board.He was a member of the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. In 2010, Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Kimsey to the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board, which oversees the investment of all gifts for the benefit of the Library’s collection and services. He served on the Executive Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra.His philanthropic endeavors also included the Kimsey Athletic Center at West Point, which he established in 1995.

Marc Andreessen’s Criticism

Marc Andreessen’s Twitter

In February 2016, Marc Andreessen posted a tweet in response to India’s decision to apply net neutrality to Facebook’s proposed project Free Basics. The tweet suggested that anti-colonialism had been catastrophic for the Indian people. Andreessen later deleted the tweet following criticism from Indians and non-Indians alike (including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg). Facebook spent millions advertising Free Basics to the Indian public. The project failed due to violations, setting preferential tariffs in accessing content and setting up a “walled garden” on the internet.Andreessen was a supporter for the controversial British journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, whose verified status was revoked by Twitter in 2016 for abusive behavior and hateful conduct, growing into an ongoing controversy. Marc Andreessen tweeted in support of Yiannopoulos.

Marc Andreessen’s Conflict of interest

In April 2016, Facebook shareholders filed a class action lawsuit to block Zuckerberg’s plan to create a new class of non-voting shares. The lawsuit alleges Andreessen secretly coached Zuckerberg through a process to win board approval for the stock change, while Andreessen served as an independent board member representing stockholders.According to court documents, Andreessen shared information with Zuckerberg regarding their progress and concerns as well as helping Zuckerberg negotiate against shareholders. Court documents included transcripts of private texts between Zuckerberg and Andreessen.

Kenneth Lerer’s Politics

In 2013, Lerer launched StoptheNRA.com to advocate for the continuation of the assault weapons ban as a federal law. He subsequently donated the website to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

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Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

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Criticism and controversies

Apple has been criticized for alleged unethical business practices such as anti-competitive behavior, rash litigation, dubious tax tactics, production methods involving the use of sweatshop labor, customer service issues involving allegedly misleading warranties and insufficient data security, and its products' environmental footprint. Critics have claimed that Apple products combine stolen and/or purchased designs that Apple claims are its original creations. It has been criticized for its alleged collaboration with the U.S. surveillance program PRISM.Apple’s issues regarding music over the years include those with the European Union regarding iTunes, trouble over updating the Spotify app on Apple devices and collusion with record labels.Apple has faced scrutiny for its tax practices; this includes engaging in a Double Irish Arrangement with Ireland’s government, in order to reduce the amount of taxes that the company paid between the years of 2004–2014. A probe into Apple’s tax-reduction methods in offshore havens, conducted in 2013, resulted in a 40-page memorandum, in which the U.S. Senate claimed that Apple had not paid corporate taxes for five years due to its deals with the Irish government and its subsidiaries. Since then, all Double Irish activities were force-closed by the European Union (in 2014); additionally, in late August 2016, the EU ruled that Ireland was required to claw back $14.5b in Apple-owned funds, thus becoming the largest tax battle in history.In 2018–19, Apple faced criticism for its failure to approve NVIDIA web drivers for GPUs installed on legacy Mac Pro machines (up to mid 2012 5,1 running macOS Mojave 10.14). Without access to Apple-approved NVIDIA web drivers, Apple users faced replacing their NVIDIA cards with graphic cards produced by supported brands (such as the AMD Radeon), from a list of recommendations provided by Apple to its consumers. In June 2019, Apple issued a recall for its 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 15" following reports of batteries catching fire. The recall affected 432,000 units, and Apple was criticized for the long waiting periods consumers experienced, sometimes extending up to 3 weeks for replacements to arrive; the company also did not provide alternative replacements or repair options.Ireland’s Data Protection Commission also launched a privacy investigation to examine whether Apple complied with the EU’s GDPR law following an investigation into how the company processes personal data with targeted ads on its platform.In July 2019, following a campaign by the “right to repair” movement, challenging Apple’s tech repair restrictions on devices, the FTC held a workshop to establish the framework of a future nationwide Right to Repair rule. The movement argues Apple is preventing consumers from legitimately fixing their devices at local repair shops which is having a negative impact on consumers.The United States Department of Justice also began a review of Big Tech firms to establish whether they could be unlawfully stifling competition in a broad antitrust probe in 2019.In December 2019, a report found that the iPhone 11 Pro continues tracking location and collecting user data even after users have disabled location services. In response, an Apple engineer said the Location Services icon “appears for system services that do not have a switch in settings.“In January 2020, US President Donald Trump and attorney general William P. Barr criticised Apple for refusing to unlock two iPhones of a Saudi national, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, who shot and killed three American sailors and injured eight others in the Naval Air Station Pensacola. The shooting was declared an “act of terrorism” by the FBI, but Apple denied to crack the phones citing its data privacy policy.On March 16, 2020, France fined Apple €1.1bn for colluding with two wholesalers to stifle competition and keep prices high by handicapping independent resellers. The arrangement created aligned prices for Apple products such as iPads and personal computers for about half the French retail market. According to the French regulators, the abuses occurred between 2005 and 2017, but were first discovered after a complaint by an independent reseller, eBizcuss, in 2012.On August 13, 2020, Epic Games, the maker of the popular game Fortnite, sued Apple and Google after its hugely popular video game was removed from Apple and Google’s App Store. The suits come after both Apple and Google blocked the game after it introduced a direct payment system, effectively shutting out the tech titans from collecting fees. In September 2020 Epic Games founded the Coalition for App Fairness together with other thirteen companies, which aims for better conditions for the inclusion of apps in the app stores. Later in December 2020, Facebook agreed to assist Epic in their legal game against Apple, planning to support the company by providing materials and documents to Epic. Facebook had, however, stated that the company will not participate directly with the lawsuit, although did commit to help with discovery of evidence relating to the trial of 2021. In the months prior to their agreement, Facebook had been dealing with feuds against Apple relating to the prices of paid apps as well as privacy rule changes. Head of ad products for Facebook Dan Levy commented, saying that “this is not really about privacy for them, this is about an attack on personalized ads and the consequences it’s going to have on small-business owners,” commenting on the full-page ads placed by Facebook in various newspapers in December 2020.Apple Inc., shareholders increased pressure on the company to publicly commit “to respect freedom of expression as a human right”, upon which Apple committed to freedom of expression and information in its human rights policy document. It said that the policy is based on the guidelines of the United Nations on business and human rights, in early September 2020.On November 19, 2020, it was announced that Apple will be paying out $113 Million related to lawsuits stemming from their iPhone’s battery problems and subsequent performance slow downs.On November 30, 2020, the Italian antitrust authority AGCM fined Apple $12 Million for misleading trade practices. AGCM stated that Apple’s claims of iPhone’s water resistance weren’t true as the phones could only resist water up to 4 meters deep in ideal laboratory conditions and not in regular circumstances. The authority added that Apple provided no assistance to customers with water-damaged phones, which it constituted an aggressive trade practice.

Steve Jobs’s Honors and awards

1985: National Medal of Technology (with Steve Wozniak), awarded by US President Ronald Reagan 1987: Jefferson Award for Public Service 1989: Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. magazine 1991: Howard Vollum Award from Reed College 2007: Named the most powerful person in business by Fortune magazine 2007: Inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts 2012: Grammy Trustees Award, an award for those who have influenced the music industry in areas unrelated to performance 2012: Posthumously honored with an Edison Achievement Award for his commitment to innovation throughout his career. 2013: Posthumously inducted as a Disney Legend 2017: Steve Jobs Theatre opens at Apple Park

Warren Buffett’s Wealth and philanthropy

In 2008, Buffett was ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of approximately $62 billion. In 2009, after donating billions of dollars to charity, he was ranked as the second richest man in the United States with a net worth of $37 billion with only Bill Gates ranked higher than Buffett. His net worth had risen to $58.5 billion as of September 2013.In 1999, Buffett was named the top money manager of the Twentieth Century in a survey by the Carson Group, ahead of Peter Lynch and John Templeton. In 2007, he was listed among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the world. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Buffett, along with Bill Gates, was named the most influential global thinker in Foreign Policy’s 2010 report.Buffett has written several times of his belief that, in a market economy, the rich earn outsized rewards for their talents. His children will not inherit a significant proportion of his wealth. He once commented, “I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing”.Buffett had long stated his intention to give away his fortune to charity, and in June 2006, he announced a new plan to give 83% of it to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). He pledged about the equivalent of 10 million Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (worth approximately $30.7 billion as of June 23, 2006), making it the largest charitable donation in history, and Buffett one of the leaders of philanthrocapitalism. The foundation will receive 5% of the total each July, beginning in 2006. The pledge is conditional upon three requirements:

Bill or Melinda Gates must be alive and active in BMGF BMGF must continue to qualify as a charity Each year BMGF must give away an amount equal to the prior year’s Berkshire gift plus the additional 5% of net assets as required of all US foundationsBuffett joined the Gates Foundation’s board, but did not plan to be actively involved in the foundation’s investments.This represented a significant shift from Buffett’s previous statements, to the effect that most of his fortune would pass to his Buffett Foundation. The bulk of the estate of his wife, valued at $2.6 billion, went there when she died in 2004. He also pledged $50 million to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, in Washington, where he began serving as an adviser in 2002.In 2006, he auctioned his 2001 Lincoln Town Car on eBay to raise money for Girls, Inc. In 2007, he auctioned a luncheon with himself that raised a final bid of $650,100 for the Glide Foundation. Later auctions raised $2.1 million $1.7 million and $3.5 million. The winners traditionally dine with Buffett at New York’s Smith and Wollensky steak house. The restaurant donates at least $10,000 to Glide each year to host the meal.In 2009, Ralph Nader wrote the book Only the Super Rich Can Save Us, a novel about “a movement of billionaires led by Warren Buffett and featuring, among others, Ted Turner, George Soros and Barry Diller, who use their fortunes to clean up America.” On C-SPAN BookTV, Nader said Buffett invited him to breakfast after the book came out and was “quite intrigued by the book.” He also told Nader of his plan to get “billionaires all over the world to donate 50% of their estate to charity or good works.” On December 9, 2010, Buffett, Bill Gates, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed a promise they called the “Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge”, in which they promise to donate to charity at least half of their wealth, and invite other wealthy people to follow suit. In 2018, after making almost $3.4 billion donations, Buffet was ranked 3rd in the Forbes' List of Billionaire 2018.Warren Buffett continues to help fund and support his family’s individual foundations which include Susan Buffett’s Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Susan Alice Buffett’s Sherwood Foundation, Howard Graham Buffett’s Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and Peter Buffett’s NoVo Foundation. Warren Buffett is also supportive of his sister Doris Buffett’s Letters Foundation and Learning By Giving Foundation.

Steve Wozniak’s Philanthropy

In 1990, Wozniak helped found the Electronic Frontier Foundation, providing some of the organization’s initial funding and serving on its founding Board of Directors. He is the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Also since leaving Apple, Wozniak has provided all the money, and much onsite technical support, for the technology program in his local school district in Los Gatos. Un.U.Son. (Unite Us In Song), an organization Wozniak formed to organize the two US festivals, is now primarily tasked with supporting his educational and philanthropic projects. In 1986, Wozniak lent his name to the Stephen G. Wozniak Achievement Awards (popularly known as “Wozzie Awards”), which he presented to six Bay Area high school and college students for their innovative use of computers in the fields of business, art, and music. Wozniak is the subject of a student-made film production of his friend’s (Joe Patane) nonprofit Dream Camp Foundation for high-level-need youth entitled Camp Woz: The Admirable Lunacy of Philanthropy.

Steve Wozniak’s Honors and awards

In 1979, Wozniak was awarded the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award. In 1985, both he and Steve Jobs received the National Medal of Technology from US President Ronald Reagan. Later he donated funds to create the “Woz Lab” at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1998, he was named a Fellow of the Computer History Museum “for co-founding Apple Computer and inventing the Apple I personal computer.” In September 2000, Wozniak was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and in 2001 he was awarded the 7th Annual Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment. The American Humanist Association awarded him the Isaac Asimov Science Award in 2011. In 2004, Wozniak was given the 5th Annual Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology. He was awarded the Global Award of the President of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity Through IT in 2011. On February 17, 2014, in Los Angeles, Wozniak was awarded the 66th Hoover Medal from IEEE President & CEO J. Roberto de Marca. The award is presented to an engineer whose professional achievements and personal endeavors have advanced the well-being of humankind and is administered by a board representing five engineering organizations: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers; the American Society of Civil Engineers; the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers; and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The New York City Chapter of Young Presidents' Organization presented their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award to Wozniak on October 16, 2014 at the American Museum of Natural History. In November 2014, Industry Week added Wozniak to the Manufacturing Hall of Fame. On June 19, 2015, Wozniak received the Legacy for Children Award from the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. The Legacy for Children Award honors an individual whose legacy has significantly benefited the learning and lives of children. The purpose of the Award is to focus Silicon Valley’s attention on the needs of our children, encouraging us all to take responsibility for their well-being. Candidates are nominated by a committee of notable community members involved in children’s education, health care, human and social services, and the arts. The city of San Jose named a street “Woz Way” in his honor. The street address of the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is 180 Woz Way. On June 20, 2015, The Cal Alumni Association (UC Berkeley’s Alumni Association) presented Wozniak with the 2015 Alumnus of the Year Award. “We are honored to recognize Steve Wozniak with CAA’s most esteemed award,” said CAA President Cynthia So Schroeder ‘91. “His invaluable contributions to education and to UC Berkeley place him among Cal’s most accomplished and respected alumni.” In March 2016, High Point University announced that Wozniak will serve as their Innovator in Residence. Wozniak was High Point University’s commencement speaker in 2013. Through this ongoing partnership, Wozniak will connect with High Point University students on a variety of topics and make campus-visits periodically. In March 2017, Wozniak was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 18 on its list of the 200 Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs. Wozniak is the 2021 recipient of the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award “for pioneering the design of consumer-friendly personal computers.”

John C. Bogle’s Philanthropy

During his high-earning years at Vanguard, he regularly gave half his salary to charity, including Blair Academy and Princeton. In 2016, the Bogle Fellowship was established at Princeton University by John C. Bogle Jr, Bogle’s son. The fellowship sponsors 20 first year students in each class.

Charlie Munger’s Wealth and philanthropy

As of March 2019, Munger has an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion according to Forbes Magazine. Munger is a major benefactor of the University of Michigan. In 2007, Munger made a $3 million gift to the University of Michigan Law School for lighting improvements in Hutchins Hall and the William W. Cook Legal Research Building, including the noted Reading Room. In 2011, Munger made another gift to the Law School, contributing $20 million for renovations to the Lawyers Club housing complex, which will cover the majority of the $39 million cost. The renovated portion of the Lawyers Club will be renamed the Charles T. Munger Residences in the Lawyers Club in his honor.In 1997, the Mungers donated $1.8 million to the Marlborough School in Los Angeles, of which Nancy Munger was an alumna. The couple also donated to the Polytechnic School in Pasadena and the Los Angeles YMCA.On December 28, 2011, Munger donated 10 shares of Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock (currently valued at $329,405 per share, or $3.29 million total) to the University of Michigan.Munger and his late wife Nancy B. Munger have been major benefactors of Stanford University. Nancy Munger was an alumna of Stanford, and Wendy Munger, Charlie Munger’s daughter from a previous marriage, was also an alumna (A.B. 1972). Both Nancy and Wendy Munger served as members of the Stanford board of trustees. In 2004, the Mungers donated 500 shares of Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock, then valued at $43.5 million, to Stanford to build a graduate student housing complex.Munger has not signed The Giving Pledge that was started by his partner Warren Buffett and Co-Director, Bill Gates, and has stated that he “can’t do it” because “[he has] already transferred so much to [his] children that [he has] already violated it.”

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Revenue: £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 501 to 1000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Subsidiary or Business Segment

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NEWAsda(Close)

British supermarket chain

Website: asda.com

Wikipedia: /Asda

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Subsidiary or Business Segment

Employee relations

The company has featured prominently in lists of “Best companies to work for”, appearing in second place in The Times newspaper list for 2005. It offers staff a discount of 10% on most items (exceptions include fuel, stamps, lottery, giftcards and tobacco related items).The company was fined £850,000 in 2006 for offering 340 staff at a Dartford depot a pay rise in return for giving up a union collective bargaining agreement. Poor relations continued as Asda management attempted to introduce new rights and working practices shortly thereafter at another centre in Washington, Tyne and Wear.Some compromise was reached by June of that year, when a five-day strike was called off after Asda management and the GMB union reached an agreement.Relations have improved since, with both Asda and the GMB marking the death of a worker together on Workers' Memorial Day in 2010.In 2013, tens of thousands of Asda workers across the UK were hit with a tax complication because of an anomaly in Asda’s payroll system. Asda employees receive their pay every four weeks, which meant, according to their spokesperson, that once every 20 years they are paid 14 times a year rather than 13. Whilst most companies handle this properly, Asda’s payroll system did not, which meant that workers had, through no fault of their own, paid less tax for the year than they should have. This resulted in most full-time and a small number of part-time workers receiving a demand from HM Revenue & Customs for between £72 and £160.

Controversies

Dairy price fixing

In December 2007, Asda, Sainsbury’s and other retailers and dairy firms admitted to the price fixing of dairy products between 2002 and 2003. The price fixing operation was calculated to have cost consumers around £270 million.Asda commented, “Everyone at Asda regrets what happened, particularly as we are passionate about lowering prices. Our intention was to provide more money for dairy farmers, who were under severe financial pressure at the time.” In total, Asda was fined £18.21 million by the Office of Fair Trading for its part in the cartel.

False and misleading advertising

In 2010, a national press ad for Asda on a double-page spread was headed “The big Asda Rollback” with headings stating “Lower prices on everything you buy, week in week out” with equal prominence to a column headed “Lower prices than any other supermarket”; that the arrows underneath the heading “Lower prices than any other supermarket” compared prices at Asda with prices at Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons. The ASA ruled that in the context in which it appeared, it was ambiguous in that it could be interpreted either as referring to price reductions that had taken place within Asda or to price comparisons with the named competitors. In addition, because the ad did not explain that the price reductions had not necessarily taken place in the week that immediately preceded the ad, they concluded that the headings which stated the number of price reductions that had taken place in each product category were misleading. The ASA also concluded that the “Lower prices than any other supermarket” claim in the advert was misleading.The ASA disagreed, and referred to the claim “Everything is at least half price!” was likely to imply to viewers that all toys were included in the sale. As all toys were not included in the sale, and in the absence of a qualifying statement, the ad was misleading.The ASA ruled that a television advertisement in 2011 for the new Asda price guarantee was misleading in that the small on-screen text that stated “Exclusions apply” was not sufficient to warn viewers that the Asda price guarantee did not apply to non-grocery items.The ASA also ruled against two national press ads one which showed hardback and children’s books and one that showed football related items with text stating “If your grocery shopping could have cost less elsewhere we’ll give you the difference - Guaranteed!”. Although each advert had “Exclusions apply” and that other text stated “If your grocery shopping could have cost less elsewhere we’ll give you the difference”, it felt that given the prominent appearance of the hardback and children’s activity books and football related items and the prominent appearance of the logo “ASDA Price GUARANTEE” and “Guaranteed!”, they considered the footnote and other text referred to above was not sufficient to warn readers that non-grocery items particularly those included in the advertisement were not included in the Asda price guarantee.Another advertisement from Asda, in which it featured World Cup related products and an Asda price guarantee was misleading as the World Cup related products were exclusive to Asda and not, therefore, available at Morrisons, Tesco or Sainsbury’s.In 2009, the ASA challenged whether a press ad which showed a large green arrow bearing down on a smaller yellow arrow with a crumpled tip and “Asda 2955 products cheaper” should set out how the general price claims made in the ads could be verified by consumers. Because it was not possible for consumers or competitors to check the products and prices used in the comparison using mySupermarket.co.uk, and because the ads did not set out how consumers and competitors could check that information for themselves, the ASA concluded that the ads did not satisfy the criterion of verifiability as defined in the 2006 European Court of Justice ruling, and were therefore in breach of the advertising Codes.The ASA ruled that, due to the significant limitations and qualifications to the basis of the price comparison which were not included in the ad, or in the terms and conditions on Asda’s website, the approach taken in making the comparisons was unfair and misleading.A press ad, which appeared on 26 September 2011, was headlined “Only one supermarket is … always 10% cheaper or we’ll give you the difference guaranteed”. However, at the top of the ad there was a banner that contained the claims “SALE”, “Half Price”, “Price Drop”, “50% off”, “1/2 price”, “cheap” and that part of the headline claim “… always 10% cheaper” appeared in bold text in the middle of the ad. The ASA considered the banner, together with the headline was likely to be interpreted by consumers as claims that referred to the price of Asda goods. Since consumers could interpret that claim as one which guaranteed to refund the difference, should Asda not be the lowest on price, the ASA considered the presence of the claim “only one supermarket is always 10% cheaper” could create the impression that Asda were always 10% cheaper and would be interpreted as a ‘lowest price’ claim. The ASA therefore concluded that the advert was misleading. It also noted the footnote explaining the APG contradicted Asda’s absolute claim that they were always the lowest on price, and that the disclaimer was also misleading.In 2009, a four-page regional press wraparound included several maps and images of a proposed development in New Barnet, and described the benefits the development would bring to the local area. The advert included a development site plan and map, which marked out the proposed Asda store, the existing Sainsbury store and the sites of the proposed, approved and existing Tesco stores. Because it was not clear that the marked-out area relating to the Asda store was for only the store floorspace, whereas the marked-out area relating to the Sainsburys store included store floorspace and additional buildings, and the marked-out area relating to the proposed Tesco area was not based on an approved plan, the ASA concluded the advertisement was misleading.

2013 horsemeat scandal

In 2013, DNA tests revealed that horsemeat was present in Asda’s Chosen By You fresh beef Bolognese sauce, the first instance during the 2013 meat adulteration scandal of horsemeat being found in fresh meat.

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NEWAston Villa F.C.(Close)

association football club in Birmingham, England

Website: avfc.co.uk

Wikipedia: /Aston_Villa_F.C.

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: Less than £1 million (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 1 to 50 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Private

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... and very humbling – not to mention haunting photographs from the club's controversial tour to Nazi Germany prior to the outbreak of WW2.”.

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$24.1 million gift to support international students, executive …

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NEWAtlassian(Close)

Australian enterprise software company

Website: atlassian.com

Wikipedia: /Atlassian

Parent Company:

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: Unknown / Non-Applicable

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (TEAM)

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Visual Project Management Market Investment Analysis | Microsoft (United States), Planview Inc. (India), Wrike (United States), Monday.com (Israel)

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Atlassian, HPE, IBM, Microsoft, CA Technologies, CollabNet, Intland ... price (WASP) and includes the taxes applicable to the manufacturer.

Product & Business Solutions Team Manager: Customer Support Technology — Atlassian

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Issue Tracking For Software Market Future Scope including …

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Some of the Leading key Company’s Covered for this Research are Atlassian, IBM, JetBrains, ZohoCorporation, Airbrake, Axosoft, Bontq, ...

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Atlassian, Axios, BMC Software Inc., Cherwell Software, Freshworks Inc. ... price (WASP) and includes the taxes applicable to the manufacturer.

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Czech Startup Founders Turn Billionaires Without VC Help

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Peloton and Atlassian Among New Additions to the Nasdaq 100 Index

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NEWAudi(Close)

automotive manufacturing subsidiary of Volkswagen Group

Website: audi.com

Wikipedia: /Audi

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (NSU)

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Luxury car makers seek reduction in taxes on automobiles in upcoming Budget

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NEWAustralia and New Zealand Banking Group(Close)

Australian banking group

Website: anz.com

Wikipedia: /Australia_and_New_Zealand_Banking_Group

Parent Company:

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Important People: Not found

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: Unknown / Non-Applicable

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (ANZBY)

Controversies

Manipulation of benchmark interest rates and other key metrics

In 2016, ANZ and 10 of its traders were named as being the subject of legal proceedings for manipulation of the benchmark inter-bank interest rates in Australia; specifically ASIC has made claims of unconscionable conduct and manipulation against ANZ. ANZ has attempted to deny the claims and says it will defend the claim in court. Formal filings of the originating process in this regards were made against ANZ on 4 March 2016. Since that time ASIC has compounded their claim against the ANZ. In a separate court appearance in November 2016 ANZ admitted to 10 instances of attempted cartel conduct regarding alleged manipulation of the Malaysian ringgit. The wider market rigging case has been reported as likely lasting into 2018.

Agriculture and child labour

ANZ has been the subject of claims that it has backed agriculture and timber companies that engage in so called ‘land grabs’. In 2014, ANZ faced allegations that it funded a Cambodian sugar plantation that has involved child labour, military-backed land grabs, forced evictions and food shortages.

Litigious approach

ANZ has also been criticised in the Senate for its allegedly “hard boiled” approach to farmers exposed to the fallout from ANZ’s purchase of the Landmark loan book. One submission to the Senate inquiry into bank conduct mentioned one farmer self-immolating after alleged defaults occurring. Another former customer in the Senate inquiry was mentioned as being subjected to victimisation by receivers and police, including use of SWAT teams and being held at gun-point. In 2016 it was reported that ANZ was accused of racism in a high-profile court case involving the businessman Pankaj Oswal and his wife; specifically it was reported that an email contained comments stating that, ““We are dealing with Indians with no moral compass and an Indian woman [the wife of Mr. Oswal], as every bit as devious as PO (Pankaj Oswal),” and “This has been a very Indian characteristic transaction.” The ANZ agreed to a settlement for an undisclosed amount in respect of the legal claim made by the Oswals.

Culture

ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott admitted in 2016 that “culture” will be one of the biggest challenges for ANZ. Media reports have included allegations of sexism, drug use and bravado culture. In 2016, ANZ was pursued in court over its suggesting on social media that criticism of the bank’s chief financial officer might have been sexist, which resulted in the broker at Bell Potter losing his job. Former ANZ director John Dahlsen in 2016 admitted that there are issues with bank culture and competition. In November 2016, there were further claims of sexist conduct and a separate lawsuit was filed against ANZ in the United States regarding staff at its New York office.

Malaysian scandal

In early 2016, ANZ was also mentioned in a scandal in Malaysia involving one of ANZ’s subsidiaries and the Malaysian leader. The incident has raised questions for ANZ. ANZ admitted in November 2016 that it had little ability to control its affiliate.

Misleading file notes presented to Victorian Supreme Court

In 2016, there was an incident reported involving the Financial Ombudsman Service (Australia), where the Financial Ombudsman Service presented misleading file notes to the Supreme Court of Victoria, in the discovery phase of a case involving ANZ, to the benefit of ANZ’s case. The ANZ has not commented on the scandal as yet.

Out-sourcing of jobs

ANZ has continued to out-source jobs in countries other than Australia and this has caused some controversy with some outlets. ANZ have been progressively increasing work output from offshore offices. ANZ’s Bangalore office has been operational since 1989, making it one of the first organisations to employ IT staff based in India. ANZ employs around 4,800 staff in Bangalore, India. 1500 IT positions, 2000 positions in Payments and Institutional Operations and International and High Value Services and 1300 positions in Operations Personal Banking have been shifted from Melbourne to India. In 2006, ANZ predicted that by 2010, over 2000 jobs would have been shifted from Australia to Bangalore. In 2012, ANZ transferred 360 permanent staff from Melbourne and Bangalore to Capgemini. All these staff worked in the Technology Testing and Environment Space. As ANZ CIO Anne announced earlier that ANZ want a Hybrid model of technology in order to achieve the 2017 Technology roadmap.

Anti-competitive conduct

Despite the ANZ taking advantage of block-chain technology the ANZ had blocked businesses making use of bitcoin. The ANZ was investigated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and was cleared of colluding with other banks on the issue of bitcoin based business. A number of prominent Senators have called the investigation into question and continue to criticise the conduct of ANZ and other large banks on this matter.

Panama Papers

ANZ was reported as appearing in 7,548 of the Mossack Fonseca documents in the Panama Papers, reflecting the bank’s extensive work in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Samoa and Jersey.

Criminal cartel charges

On 1 June 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that criminal cartel charges are expected to be laid by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) against ANZ Bank, its Group Treasurer Rick Moscati, along with Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and a number of individuals. The charges concern a $2.5 billion ANZ capital raising that took place in August 2015. In July 2020 committal proceedings were completed in the case, which may last into 2022.

Hayne Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, also known as the Hayne Royal Commission, was a Royal Commission established on 14 December 2017 by the Australian Government to inquire into and report on misconduct in the banking, superannuation, and financial services industry. The establishment of the commission followed revelations in the media of a culture of greed within several Australian financial institutions. A subsequent parliamentary inquiry recommended a royal commission, noting the lack of regulatory intervention by the relevant government authorities, and later revelations that financial institutions were involved in money laundering for drug syndicates, turned a blind eye to terrorism financing, and ignored statutory reporting responsibilities and impropriety in foreign exchange trading.ANZ was also implicated in the bank bill swap rate scandal and settled with ASIC prior to the commencement of legal proceedings.

Defamation case

In July 2020 Bogac Ozdemir, a former employee of ANZ, filed a civil action against the bank at a New York court. Ozdemir claims that statements made by the bank about him were defamatory, and is seeking damages of US$20 million.

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NEWAutomatic Data Processing(Close)

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Wikipedia: /ADP_(company)

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Important People: Henry Taub This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

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NEWAXA(Close)

French multinational insurance firm

Website: axa.com

Wikipedia: /Axa

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Jacques De Peretti This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Denis Duverne This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Zalman Bernstein This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 4.1 / 5 (1353 ratings)

Type of Company: Subsidiary or Business Segment

Philanthropy

Besides its artistic and social philanthropic initiatives (Axa Heart in Action), Axa created the Axa Research Fund in 2008. Endowed with €100 million, it provides support for research focused on understanding and preventing the risks threatening the environment, human life and society.256 basic-research projects were funded within three years, including 230 young researchers, PhDs or in postdoctoral year, working in laboratories all around the world. Axa also gathers every year the young fellows to meet a world-class researcher, exchange best practices and network. The Fund has also awarded eleven endowments for several million euros supporting research institutions of excellence (HEC Paris, National University of Singapore, University of Bristol, London School of Economics, Met Office, INSERM, IHES). These research and education chairs intend to attract the best scientists. For example, the Axa Polytechnique Chair in Cellular Cardiovascular Engineering, held by Abdul Barakat, aims to promote research on cardiovascular diseases, but also to train and develop young researchers through extended educational programs. After joining the Access to Medicine Foundation, Axa allocates a donation of 500,000 euros to the Foundation’s activities relating to the prevention of infectious diseases and the response to pandemics such as COVID-19.

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global apparel retailer based in the United States

Website: aeropostale.com

Wikipedia: /A%C3%A9ropostale_(clothing)

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Private

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Chinese web services company

Website: baidu.com

Wikipedia: /Baidu

Parent Company:

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Important People: Robin Li This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £50 to £100 million (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 51 to 200 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 4.2 / 5 (393 ratings)

Type of Company: Company - Public (BIDU)

Censorship

According to the China Digital Times, Baidu has a long history of being the most active and restrictive online censor in the search arena. Documents leaked in April 2009 from an employee in Baidu’s internal monitoring and censorship department show a long list of blocked websites and censored topics on Baidu search.In May 2011, activists sued Baidu in the United States for violating the U.S. Constitution by the censorship it conducts in accord with the demand of the Chinese government. A U.S. judge has ruled that the Chinese search engine Baidu has the right to block pro-democracy works from its query results under freedom of speech rights, dismissing a lawsuit that sought to punish the company for Internet censorship.In 2017, Baidu began coordinating with the Chinese Ministry of Public Security as well as 372 Internet police departments to detect information related to “anti-government rumors” and then flooding “Baidu-linked web sites, news sites and devices with alerts dispelling the so-called misinformation.” This was done using natural language processing, big data and artificial intelligence.As part of the coronavirus outbreak, Chinese regulators instructed Baidu, along with other Internet companies, to “conduct special supervision” on news and information related to the virus.

Controversies

Death of Wei Zexi

In May 2016, Baidu’s P4P search results reportedly caused the death of a student who tried an experimental cancer therapy he found online. The 21-year-old college student was named Wèi Zéxī (魏则西), who studied in Xidian University. Wei was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He found the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps (武警北京市总队第二医院) through the search engine Baidu, on which the hospital had been promoting itself. The treatment proved unsuccessful and Wèi passed away in April 2016.After Wei’s family spent around 200,000 yuan (around US$31,150) for treatment in the hospital, Wei Zexi died on April 12, 2016. The incident triggered massive online discussions after Wei’s death. On May 2, 2016, Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the top watchdog for China’s Internet space, dispatched a team of investigators to Baidu. The case is still ongoing. One report claimed medical advertising makes up for 30% of Baidu’s ad revenue, much of which comes from for-profit hospitals that belong to the “Putian Network”, a collection of hospitals across the country founded by medical entrepreneurs associated with the Putian region of Fujian province. The investigation led Chinese regulators to impose several restrictions on Baidu, including adding disclaimers to promotional content and establishing channels for complaints about Baidu services. In addition, Baidu’s search function now largely directs users to contents published on platforms under Baidu’s control, leading Chinese media scholar Fang Kecheng to proclaim that “Search engine Baidu is dead”.

Commercialization of Tieba

Baidu sold the hemophilia online community, one of the communities of Tieba, to unqualified hospitals. In January 2016, Baidu announced that it will stop selling all of its illness-related Tieba.

DO Global subsidiary ad-fraud in downloaded apps

On 20 April 2019, it was reported that several applications for Android devices developed by the subsidiary company, DO Global (formerly DU Group), were surreptitiously running revenue enhancing background programs on user devices since at least 2016. These programs, part of six known applications developed by the company, and downloaded hundreds of millions times, were clicking on internet ads – even when the devices were idle, and unbeknownst to end users, in order to increase revenue generated by “clicks”. Just one of the apps, all of which were available on Google Play Store, had been downloaded 50 million times alone and carried a user rating of 4.5 stars by tens of thousands evaluators.Google banned DO Global and more than 100 of its apps from the Google Play Store on April 26, 2019. DO Global was also banned from Google’s AdMob Network. Apps from another developer, ES Global, including the ES File Explorer, that were owned by DO Global were banned from the Play Store and the account was suspended.

Blocked in India

In August 2020, following the 2020 China–India skirmishes, Baidu along with other Chinese websites, were banned or blocked in India for national security reasons.

Vietnam

Currently, Baidu has not been banned from accessing Vietnam. But Baidu users are still limited in bandwidth. Davitrans addresses instructions on how to buy goods from China to Vietnam.

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shoe company

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Wikipedia: /Bally_Shoe

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Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Private

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Bally Opens Tokyo Flagship in Ginza, Its Largest Store …

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The 10 Most Shopaholic Cities In The U.S. - Business Insider

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Here Are The Most Expensive Shoe Stores In The U.S. - Business Insider

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ITALY: Versace moves licence from Ittierre to Facchini

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NEWBallymore Group(Close)

Ireland-based international property development company

Website: ballymoregroup.com

Wikipedia: /Ballymore_Group

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Not found

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £50 to £100 million (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Private

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Leading construction firm sponsors tree-planting initiative for …

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Ballymore boasts £4.7bn of active developments

Independent.ie (04/01/2020 00:00 UTC)

Sean Mulryan's Ballymore Group currently has active developments with a projected gross development value of £4.7bn (€5.5bn), it has ...

Work begins on AHMM’s 900-home Brentford scheme | News

Building Design (11/09/2019 00:00 UTC)

John Mulryan, Ballymore's group managing director, said the scheme would restore lost connections in the area. “The Brentford Project will ...

US paid Ballymore £120m for UK embassy site criticised by Trump

Irish Times (14/07/2018 00:00 UTC)

... (€135 million) for the site of its controversial new embassy in London, ... director of the Ballymore group and son of its founder, Sean Mulryan, ...

Trump criticises US London embassy site sold by Irish developer

Irish Times (12/01/2018 00:00 UTC)

The Ballymore Group took to Twitter on Friday to respond to Mr Trump's statement describing it as “fake news”. Trump Tweet. Reason I canceled ...

Property firm Ballymore repays €3.2 billion and exits Nama

Irish Times (30/12/2016 00:00 UTC)

Seán Mulryan of Ballymore Group at the launch of the proposed ... Nama cautions on profits as new property taxes bite · Permission sought for ...

Panama Papers: the Irish connections

Irish Times (08/05/2016 00:00 UTC)

The property developer and founder of the Ballymore group, Seán Mulryan, ... in 2004 was the party behind a controversial planning permission application ... of Patdevice was being moved to Portugal to avoid “penal taxes”.
NEWBanana Republic(Close)

American clothing and accessories retailer

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Revenue: £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 5001 to 10000 employees

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Type of Company: Subsidiary or Business Segment

Donald Fisher’s Philanthropy

Fisher was active in several public education causes, including being a major contributor to KIPP charter schools—a national network of low-income, high-achieving college preparatory public charter schools: he was the chairman of the board of trustees of the KIPP Foundation, the non-profit central organization of the KIPP network. He was also a contributor to Teach For America, GreatSchools.net, and EdVoice, a statewide coalition of California business leaders and others who support education reform. Fisher also served on the California State Board of Education. Fisher and his family donated a generous sum of money to Princeton University in 2006, and the Fisher Hall dormitory at Princeton’s new residential college, Whitman College, is named for him. He has also donated to charter schools and museums in San Francisco, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and paid for public sculptures in San Francisco. In 2007, Fisher was honored as the Alumnus of the Year by the California Alumni Association at the University of California, Berkeley. He also contributed to many Bay Area Jewish causes, including the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

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Disinformation campaigns spark Capitol riot and tear Republicans apart

Carlsbad Current-Argus (12/01/2021 17:00 UTC)

We all watched mob violence at the nation's capitol that turned the United States into a banana republic for a day and shocked the world.

A Banana Republic - US Scholars React

The Citizen (10/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

A Banana Republic - US Scholars React ... is reminiscent of an insurrection in a “banana republic” –as hilariously portrayed in the 1971 ... She said allegations of electoral fraud have been invoked to try to undermine the right ...

Following DeVos’s Surprise Resignation, School Advocates …

The 74 (08/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

Following DeVos's Surprise Resignation, School Advocates Say She Leaves Behind A Controversial Legacy — and Wonder Why She Didn't ...

Storming of Capitol Hill Reminiscent of a Banana Republic

Inter Press Service (08/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

Storming of Capitol Hill Reminiscent of a Banana Republic ... unruly mob is reminiscent of an insurrection in a “banana republic” –as hilariously ... She said allegations of electoral fraud have been invoked to try to ... Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea.

‘Absolute banana republic crap’: Wisconsin lawmakers react to US Capitol mob; Rep. Moore calls to invoke 25th Amendment

Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 (07/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee-area U.S. Representative Gwen Moore is calling for the 25th amendment to be invoked on President Trump, ...

‘Banana republic’ - Worcestershire MPs react to fatal US protests

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'Banana republic' - Worcestershire MPs react to fatal US protests ... the 2019 election was one of the most contested and controversial, but we ...

‘This is Banana Republic Crap’: GOP Congressman Shelters in Office as Protesters Storm Capitol

Yahoo News Canada (07/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

Trump has spent the last two months refusing to concede the election and making baseless allegations of mass voter fraud that have been ...

This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic …

CapeTalk (07/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

President Trump said he is never going to concede… continuing with baseless allegations of election fraud… The courts have said there is no ...

In Crazy Banana-Republic Moment, Mob Storms U.S. Capitol …

(07/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

And he added, “If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing ... But what we're seeing today is a crazy banana republic moment. ... Every dime corporations “pay” in taxes is money taken from consumers.

‘They don’t like the idea America is a banana republic’: Diehard Trump Republicans on collision course with business

Financial Post (06/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

They added that the controversial incumbent senators supporting Trump's efforts could be preferable to potential primary challengers from the ...
NEWBanco Itaú Unibanco(Close)

Brazilian banking institution

Website: itau.com.br

Wikipedia: /Ita%C3%BA_Unibanco

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Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

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In the News

Afya Limited Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months 2020 …

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Loan with Banco Itaú Unibanco S.A. in the amount of R$ 500 million ... net financial result plus income taxes expense plus depreciation and ...

World’s Best Private Banks 2021: Global and Country Winners

Global Finance (11/12/2020 23:00 UTC)

Brazil-based Banco Itaú Unibanco, our Best Private Bank for Digital Client ... So-called environmental, social, and governance (ESG) funds kept growing even ... The bank sets an example by focusing its own philanthropy on ...

Stock indices let Brazil meatpackers shed ties to deforestation …

Mongabay.com (06/10/2020 00:00 UTC)

“JBS, for example, despite belonging to a controversial sector and having its own ... On the B3, ETF funds linked to environmental, social and ...

Brazil sets target of 100 infrastructure tenders by end-2022

BNamericas English (29/07/2020 00:00 UTC)

Amid a global outcry to improve national environmental policies, the Brazilian ... including representatives of major banks Banco Itaú Unibanco, ...

Natura : Financial Statements in International Standards (4Q …

(03/06/2020 00:00 UTC)

Taxes on Company formation ... Taxes, fees and contributions ... of carbon credits by investing in projects with environmental benefits arising from ... b)The Group has entered into contracts with Banco Itaú Unibanco S.A. for ...

CIFI Moves its Headquarters to Panama to Boost the …

PR Newswire (05/12/2016 00:00 UTC)

... Banco de Investimento, Banistmo, Banco Itau-Unibanco or Pichincha. ... solutions to its clients and the socio-environmental commitment.

Chile Manufacturing Falls at Second Fastest Pace This Year

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Investing · Living · Opinion & Advice · Savings & Retirement · Taxes ... chief economist for the Andean region at Banco Itau Unibanco SA in ...

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Further information may be obtained at any of Banco Itau Unibanco S.A.'s branches, which specialize in assisting shareholders. The complete ...
NEWBanco Santander(Close)

Spanish multinational bank

Website: santander.com

Wikipedia: /Banco_Santander

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Revenue: £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 5001 to 10000 employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 3.5 / 5 (564 ratings)

Type of Company: Company - Private

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Telecom Italia debuts on green bond market with 1-bln-euro sale

ETTelecom.com (11/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

Banca Akros, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank, UniCredit, Banco Santander, BBVA, Credit Suisse and UBI Banca were the lead managers for ...

How will SEC complaint affect banks' relationships with Ripple?

American Banker (29/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

... including PNC Financial Services Group, Bank of America and Banco Santander, got some unwelcome news last week when the Securities ...

IBM Credit enters $3B receivables purchase agreement with Banco Santander

Seeking Alpha (29/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

OK Banco Santander is a Spanish bank within the EU. $3 billion is ... And they report the real earnings to the IRS for the lower taxes. USA gets ...

Banco Santander Chile and Aceros AZA sign a committed …

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Banco Santander's subsidiary in Chile and Aceros AZA, the country's ... line structured in ESG (environmental, social and governance) format, ...

From Ana Botín To Anne Finucane, These Are 2020’s Most Powerful Women In Finance

Forbes (12/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

Retirement · Taxes · Tax-Smart Investing · Top Advisor | SHOOK ... One woman doing just that is Ana Botín, executive chairman of Spanish multinational financial services company Banco Santander. Botín ... of food and medical supplies in addition to the $250 million it donates in philanthropy each year.

The Most Powerful Women 2020

University Magazine (12/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

She pulled off a coup in 2017 when Banco Santander acquired failing ... in philanthropy as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) Q3 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Motley Fool (31/10/2020 00:00 UTC)

Your last question about taxes. Mr. Jonas has just so on a commission of several economists from different parties and political views from the left ...

Banco Santander Central Hispano (SAN) Q3 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Motley Fool (28/10/2020 00:00 UTC)

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the nine-month 2020 earnings presentation of Banco Santander. As every quarter, we have as ...

Credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) confirmed A …

(10/09/2020 00:00 UTC)

... confirmed A rating issuer credit rating for Banco Santander-Chile ... The report also highlights ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) ...

Why Banco Santander’s Shares Fell 12.5% in July

Motley Fool (09/08/2020 00:00 UTC)

Banco Santander hasn't posted a quarterly loss since 2005, and then it was a loss of $80.9 million. Prior losses were similarly small. Its Q2 2020 ...
NEWBandcamp(Close)

American online music distributor

Website: bandcamp.com

Wikipedia: /Bandcamp

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Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

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Type of Company: Self-employed

Charity

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Bandcamp announced that they would be waiving their share of revenue and donating all sales to artists for 24 hours on March 20. They repeated the initiative in the following months and began calling these days “Bandcamp Fridays”; they are scheduled once every month and the website Is It Bandcamp Friday? was established to provide timing clarity to those outside the Pacific time zone. After raising more than $40 million for its musicians in 2020 through Bandcamp Fridays, the platform extended the program to four additional dates in 2021.In response to the protests that took place following the death of George Floyd as well as multiple other African Americans who had died to police violence, Bandcamp announced for 24 hours on June 19, they will donate 100% of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Fresh Kicks 147: KMRU | DJMag.com

DJ Mag (12/01/2021 12:00 UTC)

... available on his own Bandcamp, the 24-year-old has cultivated a rich, ... (The Ghost Train) catalysed his passion for environmental audio.

Terminal Bliss Surprise Releases Debut EP Brute Err/ata

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... the record on their Bandcamp, “The name Terminal Bliss was born out of the merciless consumerism and environmental destruction that are ...

Belsize Park singer hopes her songs can help mental health

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... and sexual assault yet feeling strong while fighting through the pain." ... to stream https://nadiaellewood.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-you ...

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

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Bandcamp. "I wasn't planning on releasing a couple positive, inspirational songs," admits Casey Seymour, whose solo debut contains the ...

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... dissects sexual harassment, toxic relationships, and physical insecurities. With Covid-19 putting a damper on their tight touring schedule, The ...

LTW : 21 new bands and acts for 2021 - our emerging artists …

Louder Than War (05/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

We also added Bandcamp where possible. Despite the pandemic, 2021 will see a further opening up of music as a world wide culture – the ...

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Rolling Stone (22/12/2020 15:00 UTC)

... the albums on this list are DIY gems from the far corners of Bandcamp; ... sexual identity (“Boy Dontcha Know”), and the age of misinformation ...

13 Ways Music Got Us Through 2020

Pitchfork (22/12/2020 15:00 UTC)

The initiative led to the biggest sales day in Bandcamp history and ... uncovering of sexual assault allegations against Russell Simmons.

Plague Raves, #MeToo, And Doing The Work: A Look Back At …

Junkee (15/12/2020 15:00 UTC)

On Bandcamp, the two-track release is described as Hawtin's first ... spoke to 16 people with claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault by ...

The Best Reissues And Box Sets Of 2020

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Listen: Bandcamp ... Listen: Bandcamp ... who died in 2003, was revered for his forward-looking "environmental" music in Japan, Green and his ...
NEWBank of America(Close)

American multinational banking and financial services corporation

Website: bankofamerica.com

Wikipedia: /Bank_of_America

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Charitable efforts

In 2007, the bank offered employees a $3,000 rebate for the purchase of hybrid vehicles. The company also provided a $1,000 rebate or a lower interest rate for customers whose homes qualified as energy efficient. In 2007, Bank of America partnered with Brighter Planet to offer an eco-friendly credit card, and later a debit card, which help build renewable energy projects with each purchase. In 2010, the bank completed construction of the 1 Bank of America Center in Charlotte center city. The tower, and accompanying hotel, is a LEED-certified building.Bank of America has also donated money to help health centers in Massachusetts and made a $1 million donation in 2007 to help homeless shelters in Miami.In 1998, the bank made a ten-year commitment of $350 billion to provide affordable mortgage, build affordable housing, support small business and create jobs in disadvantaged neighborhoods.In 2004, the bank pledged $750 million over a ten-year period for community development lending and affordable housing programs.

Controversies

Parmalat controversy

Parmalat SpA is a multinational Italian dairy and food corporation. Following Parmalat’s 2003 bankruptcy, the company sued Bank of America for $10 billion, alleging the bank profited from its knowledge of Parmalat’s financial difficulties. The parties announced a settlement in July 2009, resulting in Bank of America paying Parmalat $98.5 million in October 2009. In a related case, on April 18, 2011, an Italian court acquitted Bank of America and three other large banks, along with their employees, of charges they assisted Parmalat in concealing its fraud, and of lacking sufficient internal controls to prevent such frauds. Prosecutors did not immediately say whether they would appeal the rulings. In Parma, the banks were still charged with covering up the fraud.

Consumer credit controversies

In January 2008, Bank of America began notifying some customers without payment problems that their interest rates were more than doubled, up to 28%. The bank was criticized for raising rates on customers in good standing, and for declining to explain why it had done so. In September 2009, a Bank of America credit card customer, Ann Minch, posted a video on YouTube criticizing the bank for raising her interest rate. After the video went viral, she was contacted by a Bank of America representative who lowered her rate. The story attracted national attention from television and internet commentators. More recently, the bank has been criticized for allegedly seizing three properties that were not under their ownership, apparently due to incorrect addresses on their legal documents.

WikiLeaks

In October 2009, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks claimed that his organization possessed a 5 gigabyte hard drive formerly used by a Bank of America executive and that Wikileaks intended to publish its contents.In November 2010, Forbes published an interview with Assange in which he stated his intent to publish information which would turn a major U.S. bank “inside out”. In response to this announcement, Bank of America stock dropped 3.2%.In December 2010, Bank of America announced that it would no longer service requests to transfer funds to WikiLeaks, stating that “Bank of America joins in the actions previously announced by MasterCard, PayPal, Visa Europe and others and will not process transactions of any type that we have reason to believe are intended for WikiLeaks… This decision is based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments.“Later in December, it was announced that Bank of America purchased more than 300 Internet domain names in an attempt to preempt bad publicity that might be forthcoming in the anticipated WikiLeaks release. The domain names included as BrianMoynihanBlows.com, BrianMoynihanSucks.com and similar names for other top executives of the bank.Sometime before August 2011, WikiLeaks claimed that 5 GB of Bank of America leaks was part of the deletion of over 3500 communications by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a now ex-WikiLeaks volunteer.

Anonymous

On March 14, 2011, members of hacker group Anonymous began releasing emails said to be from a former Bank of America employee. According to the group, the emails documented alleged “corruption and fraud”. The source, identified publicly as Brian Penny, was a former LPI Specialist from Balboa Insurance, a firm which used to be owned by the bank, but was sold to Australian Reinsurance Company QBE.

Mortgage business

In 2010 the state of Arizona launched an investigation into Bank of America for misleading homeowners who sought to modify their mortgage loans. According to the attorney general of Arizona, the bank “repeatedly has deceived” such mortgagors. In response to the investigation, the bank has given some modifications on the condition that the homeowners remove some information criticizing the bank online.

Investment in coal mining

On May 6, 2015, Bank of America announced it would reduce its financial exposure to coal companies. The announcement came following pressure from universities and environmental groups. The new policy was announced as part of the bank’s decision to continue to reduce credit exposure over time to the coal mining sector.

Warren Buffett’s Wealth and philanthropy

In 2008, Buffett was ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of approximately $62 billion. In 2009, after donating billions of dollars to charity, he was ranked as the second richest man in the United States with a net worth of $37 billion with only Bill Gates ranked higher than Buffett. His net worth had risen to $58.5 billion as of September 2013.In 1999, Buffett was named the top money manager of the Twentieth Century in a survey by the Carson Group, ahead of Peter Lynch and John Templeton. In 2007, he was listed among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the world. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Buffett, along with Bill Gates, was named the most influential global thinker in Foreign Policy’s 2010 report.Buffett has written several times of his belief that, in a market economy, the rich earn outsized rewards for their talents. His children will not inherit a significant proportion of his wealth. He once commented, “I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing”.Buffett had long stated his intention to give away his fortune to charity, and in June 2006, he announced a new plan to give 83% of it to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). He pledged about the equivalent of 10 million Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (worth approximately $30.7 billion as of June 23, 2006), making it the largest charitable donation in history, and Buffett one of the leaders of philanthrocapitalism. The foundation will receive 5% of the total each July, beginning in 2006. The pledge is conditional upon three requirements:

Bill or Melinda Gates must be alive and active in BMGF BMGF must continue to qualify as a charity Each year BMGF must give away an amount equal to the prior year’s Berkshire gift plus the additional 5% of net assets as required of all US foundationsBuffett joined the Gates Foundation’s board, but did not plan to be actively involved in the foundation’s investments.This represented a significant shift from Buffett’s previous statements, to the effect that most of his fortune would pass to his Buffett Foundation. The bulk of the estate of his wife, valued at $2.6 billion, went there when she died in 2004. He also pledged $50 million to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, in Washington, where he began serving as an adviser in 2002.In 2006, he auctioned his 2001 Lincoln Town Car on eBay to raise money for Girls, Inc. In 2007, he auctioned a luncheon with himself that raised a final bid of $650,100 for the Glide Foundation. Later auctions raised $2.1 million $1.7 million and $3.5 million. The winners traditionally dine with Buffett at New York’s Smith and Wollensky steak house. The restaurant donates at least $10,000 to Glide each year to host the meal.In 2009, Ralph Nader wrote the book Only the Super Rich Can Save Us, a novel about “a movement of billionaires led by Warren Buffett and featuring, among others, Ted Turner, George Soros and Barry Diller, who use their fortunes to clean up America.” On C-SPAN BookTV, Nader said Buffett invited him to breakfast after the book came out and was “quite intrigued by the book.” He also told Nader of his plan to get “billionaires all over the world to donate 50% of their estate to charity or good works.” On December 9, 2010, Buffett, Bill Gates, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed a promise they called the “Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge”, in which they promise to donate to charity at least half of their wealth, and invite other wealthy people to follow suit. In 2018, after making almost $3.4 billion donations, Buffet was ranked 3rd in the Forbes' List of Billionaire 2018.Warren Buffett continues to help fund and support his family’s individual foundations which include Susan Buffett’s Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Susan Alice Buffett’s Sherwood Foundation, Howard Graham Buffett’s Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and Peter Buffett’s NoVo Foundation. Warren Buffett is also supportive of his sister Doris Buffett’s Letters Foundation and Learning By Giving Foundation.

John C. Bogle’s Philanthropy

During his high-earning years at Vanguard, he regularly gave half his salary to charity, including Blair Academy and Princeton. In 2016, the Bogle Fellowship was established at Princeton University by John C. Bogle Jr, Bogle’s son. The fellowship sponsors 20 first year students in each class.

Charlie Munger’s Wealth and philanthropy

As of March 2019, Munger has an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion according to Forbes Magazine. Munger is a major benefactor of the University of Michigan. In 2007, Munger made a $3 million gift to the University of Michigan Law School for lighting improvements in Hutchins Hall and the William W. Cook Legal Research Building, including the noted Reading Room. In 2011, Munger made another gift to the Law School, contributing $20 million for renovations to the Lawyers Club housing complex, which will cover the majority of the $39 million cost. The renovated portion of the Lawyers Club will be renamed the Charles T. Munger Residences in the Lawyers Club in his honor.In 1997, the Mungers donated $1.8 million to the Marlborough School in Los Angeles, of which Nancy Munger was an alumna. The couple also donated to the Polytechnic School in Pasadena and the Los Angeles YMCA.On December 28, 2011, Munger donated 10 shares of Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock (currently valued at $329,405 per share, or $3.29 million total) to the University of Michigan.Munger and his late wife Nancy B. Munger have been major benefactors of Stanford University. Nancy Munger was an alumna of Stanford, and Wendy Munger, Charlie Munger’s daughter from a previous marriage, was also an alumna (A.B. 1972). Both Nancy and Wendy Munger served as members of the Stanford board of trustees. In 2004, the Mungers donated 500 shares of Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock, then valued at $43.5 million, to Stanford to build a graduate student housing complex.Munger has not signed The Giving Pledge that was started by his partner Warren Buffett and Co-Director, Bill Gates, and has stated that he “can’t do it” because “[he has] already transferred so much to [his] children that [he has] already violated it.”

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... enjoys a life of simple taste, frugal living and generous philanthropy. Here's a look at Warren Buffett's tips for living frugally. Last updated: Jan.

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With COVID-19 ravaging Fresno and Visalia, Bank of America responded by doubling its philanthropy and awarding $1 million to 42 local ...

Warren Buffett swapped stock for cocoa in the 1950s. Here’s …

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Charlie Munger spoke about a "frenzy" in stocks, the dangers of excessive ... Warren Buffett's business partner and Berkshire Hathaway's vice-chairman also ... praised Costco and Sequoia Capital, and downplayed his philanthropy. ... Read more: Bank of America says these 10 stocks of COVID-19 vaccine ...
NEWBank of Beijing(Close)

commercial bank based in Beijing, China

Website: bankofbeijing.com.cn

Wikipedia: /Bank_of_Beijing

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Not found

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £10+ billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (3988)

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A drugmaker’s COVID-19 vaccine is 78% effective—but can it escape its spotty corporate history?

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With its U.S. shares suspended, Sinovac has still managed to raise capital to fund its COVID-19 vaccine effort. In April, the state-backed Bank of ...

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Bloomberg (12/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

... Microelectronics Co., worth about $1.4 billion, to Bank of Beijing, with which Unigroup and its subsidiaries have had a long business history.

The Only Thing Worse Than a Big Default Is a Surprise One

Bloomberg (12/12/2020 02:00 UTC)

... in smart-card chip designer Unigroup Guoxin Microelectronics Co., worth about $1.4 billion, to Bank of Beijing for a 10 billion yuan credit line.

China VC Weekly: AI and Hony Capital’s New Fund

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... Sumitomo Mitsui, Zhonghong Insurance, Huatai Securities, Bank of Beijing, etc ... consumer products, media and entertainment, environmental protection, new ...

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What's New: Bank of Beijing was ordered to suspend bond underwriting for six months as a penalty for its role in helping Kangde Xin ...

GSX Techedu Inc. (GSX) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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... at China Construction Bank; RMB 494,000 at Bank of Beijing; RMB 195.7 million at Industrial Bank, and USD 48.2 million at Citibank.

Accounting Giant Defends Audits of Embattled Kangde Xin …

Caixin Global (30/07/2019 00:00 UTC)

... had embezzled as much as 53.1 billion yuan ($7.72 billion) in company funds from 2014 to 2018 through its accounts at Bank of Beijing Co.

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South China Morning Post (13/05/2019 00:00 UTC)

Kangde Xin's corporate account at the Bank of Beijing was empty, while ... If the allegations of misappropriation “prove to be true, the controlling ...

China Further Opens Financial Industry Amid US Trade Talks

Bloomberg (01/05/2019 00:00 UTC)

Investing · Living · Opinion & Advice · Savings & Retirement · Taxes ... The Dutch firm is also the largest shareholder in Bank of Beijing Co., with ...

China, EIB collaboration seeks ‘common language’ for green …

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Chinese and European organisations have completed the first phase of joint research to come up with a common language for environmental ...
NEWBank of Brazil(Close)

Brazilian banking institution

Website: bb.com.br

Wikipedia: /Banco_do_Brasil

Parent Company: Federal Government of Brazil This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

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Important People: John VI of Portugal This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £10+ billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (BBAS3)

In the News

William Gumede | Manageable inflation and sustainable exchange rates are crucial for development

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By the mid-60s until the early 1970s, the government increased taxes to ... In 1964, the government created the Central Bank of Brazil (CBB), ...

(05/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

... Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Brazil, Bank of East Asia ... various kinds of impacts including political, environmental, economic, ...

Ultra-Low Interest Rates Here to Stay: 2021 Central Bank Guide

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Central Bank of Brazil ... concern -- and the reason why policy makers maintain strict controls, including two separate taxes on dollar purchases.

Central Banker of the Year 2021 - Awards -

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... more hopeful scenario is due to the work of the Central Bank of Brazil. ... evaluate environmental issues and risk from a financial perspective.

2 crore Indians on Zuckerberg’s WhatsApp Pay despite concerns

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WhatsApp has also refuted the allegations of its users being snooped ... The Central Bank of Brazil was recently reported as holding talks with ...

Sabine Mauderer: Climate risk - the merits of transparency …

bis.org (12/12/2020 15:00 UTC)

"Agenda BC#" is a landmark statement on priorities of the central bank of Brazil, confirming its longstanding environmental commitment and ...

Central Bank of Brazil launches climate change agenda

Central Banking (09/09/2020 00:00 UTC)

The Central Bank of Brazil has unveiled a new “sustainability ... bank will begin publishing an annual report on social and environmental risks.

Mexico’s president a ‘wrecking ball’ – Financial Times

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... former president of the Central Bank of Brazil, and Guillermo Ortiz, ... and authorized infrastructure projects without proper environmental ...

Banco do Brasil sells $545.4 million in loans to BTG Pactual

Reuters (01/07/2020 00:00 UTC)

... securities filing, BB said the transaction has an estimated impact of 371 million reais ($69.77 million) in its third-quarter earnings before taxes.

In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix | Fintech

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In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix · Pix to Transfer Money Between Users Within Seconds · Major ...
NEWBank of China(Close)

state-owned bank in China

Website: boc.cn

Wikipedia: /Bank_of_China

Parent Company: Central Huijin Investment This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover National Council for Social Security Fund This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover China Securities Finance Corp., Ltd. This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover BlackRock This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Vivendi This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Carlsberg Group This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Glencore This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover CT Corp This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover China Construction Bank This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Royal Unibrew This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Ruangguru This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Wabtec This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway Company This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Important People: Laurence D. Fink This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Robert S. Kapito This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £10+ billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (3988)

Issues

Guarantee scandal in Poland

After COVEC withdrew from completing its construction of the A2 highway in Poland, Bank of China was to pay a performance guarantee to the Polish government’s road organization GDDKiA. However, with Export-Import Bank of China, they refused to pay this; only Deutsche Bank honoured its obligations under the court decision.

Wultz v. Bank of China

On August 8, 2008, the family of Daniel Wultz, an American teenager killed in a 2006 terrorist attack in Israel, filed suit against the Bank of China in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case was subsequently transferred to the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, where litigation continues. On October 29, 2012, the Honorable J. Scheindlin issued a ruling compelling Bank of China to provide discovery.

Alleged money transfers to Hamas

In 2012, the families of eight terror victims of the 2008 Mercaz HaRav massacre in Jerusalem filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the Bank of China. The suit asserted that in 2003 the bank’s New York branch wired millions of dollars to Hamas from its leadership in Syria and Iran. The Bank of China subsequently denied providing banking services to terrorist groups: “The Bank of China has always strictly followed the UN’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing requirements and regulations in China and other judicial areas where we operate.”

Money laundering

In 2014 BOC denied China Central Television reports of money laundering.

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... in foreign exchange and bond trading at the Bank of China in the late ... are working even as its endorsement of the controversial security law ...

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“We are going to have another reckoning on taxes,” she says. ... a $2 billion credit line from financial institutions including Bank of China, China ...

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The agreement was signed with Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of ... who backed environmental and antipoverty causes, she was first and ...

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BP “strongly refutes” fraud claims after fresh Hin Leong lawsuit

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NEWBank of Communications(Close)

bank in China

Website: bankcomm.com

Wikipedia: /Bank_of_Communications

Parent Company: HSBC This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Sister and Affiliated Companies: HSBC North America Holdings This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Private Bank This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Hang Seng Bank This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Business Growth Fund This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC France This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Canada This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Electronic Payment Services This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Argentina This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank (Chile) This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Armenia This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Bermuda This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank (Taiwan) This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Egypt This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Malta This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Polska This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Malaysia This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Middle East This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank USA This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Finance This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Insurance This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Mexico This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Bank of Communications This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank Australia This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover HSBC Bank (China) This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Important People: Douglas Flint This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Mark Tucker This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover Thomas Sutherland This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £10+ billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (BANKCOMM)

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HSBC Grooms Top Bankers for Make-or-Break Push Into China

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The situation is pressing as Chairman Mark Tucker, who manages ... are working even as its endorsement of the controversial security law and ...

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... no-bid contracts for work on the coronavirus pandemic, a move that has raised allegations of favoritism and improper use of public resources.

China Stock Market May Run Out Of Steam On Thursday

(07/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

... Bank of Communications added 0.45 percent, China Life Insurance ... stocks could be hurt by the shift into cyclical stocks and higher taxes.

PH starts to tiptoe away from coal – The Manila Times

The Manila Times (06/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

... putting the country on the right track in terms of environmental policy. ... with the least exposure are the Philippine Bank of Communications, ...

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Douglas Flint, chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen, told CNBC's ... the latter being attractive because of the prospect of lower income taxes.

Hapag-Lloyd and ONE order new 12 ULCVs for Asia-Europe …

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Additionally, we will further reduce our environmental impact. ... shipowner Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (BoComm) has ordered ...

HSBC under investigation over tax evasion allegations

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The UK investigators are examining allegations that HSBC colluded with clients ... have absolutely no appetite to do business with clients who are evading their taxes ... January 2011, has £5m ($7.74m,€6.8m) in the bank's controversial Swiss arm. ... Both Gulliver and chairman Douglas Flint apologised to the committee for ...

Man sentenced to 38 years for fatal machete attack in Maine

Boston.com (16/11/2020 00:00 UTC)

Bruce Akers nearly decapitated the victim following an argument about allegations of stolen alcohol, law enforcement officials said. Douglas Flint, ...

Ex-footballer Tucker fights to avoid a red card at HSBC

Telegraph.co.uk (24/10/2020 00:00 UTC)

... the bank has little to say, pressure is mounting on chairman Mark Tucker. ... of state, for backing a controversial law in Hong Kong and there are fears US ... including allegations last month that it allowed money from a Ponzi ...

HSBC Says Bank of Communications Is Worth More Than $100 Billion

Bloomberg (19/02/2020 00:00 UTC)

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NEWBank of Jiangsu Co., Ltd.(Close)

Chinese bank

Website: jsbchina.cn

Wikipedia:

Parent Company: Jiangsu International Trust Corporation Limited This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Bank of Jiangsu Co., Ltd. This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Important People: Not found

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30.10.20, Bank of Jiangsu Co Ltd Registered Shs -A- / Quartalszahlen ... 30.10.20, Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group Co Ltd (H) / ...

Jiangsu Expressway : 2020 INTERIM RESULTS …

(28/08/2020 00:00 UTC)

Payments of various types of taxes. 348,231,442.18. 898,469,530.85 ... Bank of Jiangsu. Bank of Jiangsu Co., Ltd. ( 江 蘇 銀 行 股 份 有 限 公 司) ...

China’s Geely takes $3.3 billion stake in Swedish truck maker …

Investing.com UK (27/12/2017 00:00 UTC)

... breakthrough technologies and environmental capabilities of AB Volvo," Geely Chairman Li Shufu said in a statement on Wednesday.
NEWBank of Montreal(Close)

Canadian investment bank

Website: bmo.com

Wikipedia: /Bank_of_Montreal

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Not found

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (BMO)

In the News

New Brunswick city rebuilding its IT system after major cyber …

(12/01/2021 15:00 UTC)

... who backed environmental and antipoverty causes, she was first and ... half of 2021," Bank of Montreal Chief Executive Darryl White said.

Canada Revenue Agency: 1 Huge TFSA Mistake to Avoid in 2021!

The Motley Fool Canada (11/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

According to a Bank of Montreal survey, Canadians put more money into ... the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) touch a single penny for taxes.

14 Key Developments in Canadian Labour & Employment …

(08/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

In Bank of Montreal v. ... appeal of the decision of the Federal Court in Bank of Montreal v. ... Ontario Human Rights Tribunal awards significant damages to employee who acquiesced to sexual relationship with supervisor.

Mackenzie Financial adds former BMO executive Lesley …

The Globe and Mail (06/01/2021 19:00 UTC)

Former Bank of Montreal executive Lesley Marks has joined the ... Financial Corp., an environmental investment management company.

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Unfortunately, the Bank of Montreal unearthed a shocking mistake that ... to grow your account balance without incurring any income taxes.

Scotiabank project follows money trails to detect signs of child …

The Globe and Mail (29/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

Scotiabank project follows money trails to detect signs of child sexual ... It was led by the Bank of Montreal and yielded a 750-per-cent increase ...

BMO Financial Group 2020 Sustainability Report and Public …

(22/12/2020 19:00 UTC)

The 2020 Sustainability Report provides BMO's environmental, social ... for Bank of Montreal and its applicable subsidiaries: Bank of Montreal ...

TFSA Users: 49% of Canadians Are Making This Mistake

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With Canada Revenue Agency taxes taken out of the equation, the ... But with a recent Bank of Montreal survey revealing that only 49% of ...

Scotiabank becomes fifth major Canadian bank to refuse to …

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... Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), ... as the Trump administration moves ahead with controversial plans to sell ... of the Interior's handling of the environmental assessment process.
NEWBank of Shanghai(Close)

urban commercial bank

Website: bankofshanghai.com

Wikipedia: /Bank_of_Shanghai

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Not found

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Private

In the News

The Post-Covid Trading Floor Is Here — With Buffet Lunches, No Masks

Bloomberg (19/10/2020 00:00 UTC)

Bank of Shanghai Co. requires visitors to be registered one day in advance. Cushman & Wakefield Vanke Service, one of the biggest ...

Art Newspaper (27/08/2020 00:00 UTC)

ft space, housed in a historic building that used to be the Bank of Shanghai's headquarters, was restored by Shu Yang and his firm YSSY Inc. The ...

State Plants $12.7 Billion ‘Green Fund’ on Banks of the Yangtze

Caixin Global (17/07/2020 00:00 UTC)

... setting up an 88.5 billion yuan ($12.7 billion) green investment fund, as part of a broader national effort to promote environmental protection.

Ravi Menon: Shanghai and Singapore - financial centre …

bis.org (19/06/2020 00:00 UTC)

OCBC and Bank of Shanghai in digital banking and supply chain financing;; UOB and Shenergy Group in establishing a consumer finance ...

Exclusive: Regulators Hone In On Banks' Latest Innovation …

Caixin Global (27/05/2020 00:00 UTC)

Some lenders, such as China Construction Bank Corp. (CCB), China Merchants Bank Co. Ltd., Bank of Shanghai Co. Ltd. and Bank of Dongguan ...

CreditEase Wealth Management Wins Five Best Wealth …

(31/03/2020 00:00 UTC)

... related to investment, quality of life, succession, education and philanthropy. ... in China" and Bank of Shanghai won "the Best City Commercial Private ... alternative energy, green energy and environmental protection areas.

Blockchain 50

Forbes (19/02/2020 00:00 UTC)

BCTrade is farthest along connecting 60 financial institutions including Postal Savings Bank of China, the Bank of Shanghai and the Bank of ...

Chinese football club owner hits out at state lender

Financial Times (13/01/2020 00:00 UTC)

Analysts said the allegations, if true, could spark some concern for how Bank of Shanghai operates, although the loans would represent a small ...

Banks commit to YRD integration - SHINE News

SHINE (11/12/2019 00:00 UTC)

... public service, infrastructure construction, environmental protection ... other fields,” said Huang Tao, vice president of the Bank of Shanghai.

Bankers' exits and zombie accounts: China’s Shanghai free …

Reuters (01/09/2019 00:00 UTC)

“The FTZs have reduced opportunities for local government taxes and ... of China and Bank of Shanghai said they still engage actively in FTZ ...
NEWBarclays(Close)

British multinational banking and financial services company

Website: home.barclays

Wikipedia: /Barclays

Parent Company:

Sister and Affiliated Companies: Not found

Important People: Nigel Higgins This will be a little pop-out wikipedia explanation that appears on hover

Political Leaning: Not found

Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: Not found

Type of Company: Company - Public (BARC)

Controversies

Compensation to Jewish Holocaust survivors

In 1998, Barclays Bank agreed to pay $3.6m to Jews whose assets were seized from French branches of the British-based bank during World War II. Barclays, along with seven French banks, was named in a lawsuit filed in New York on behalf of Jews who were unable to reclaim money they deposited during the Nazi era.

Financial support for the government in Zimbabwe

Barclays helped to fund President Robert Mugabe’s government in Zimbabwe. The most controversial of a set of loans provided by Barclays is the £30 million it gave to help sustain land reforms that saw Mugabe seize white-owned farmland and drive more than 100,000 black workers from their homes. Opponents have called the bank’s involvement a ‘disgrace’ and an ‘insult’ to the millions who have suffered human rights abuses. Barclays spokesmen say the bank has had customers in Zimbabwe for decades and abandoning them now would make matters worse, “We are committed to continuing to provide a service to those customers in what is clearly a difficult operating environment”.Barclays also provides two of Mugabe’s associates with bank accounts, ignoring European Union sanctions on Zimbabwe. The men are Elliot Manyika and minister of public service Nicholas Goche. Barclays has defended its position by insisting that the EU rules do not apply to its 67%-owned Zimbabwean subsidiary because it was incorporated outside the EU.

Accusations of money laundering

In March 2009, Barclays was accused of violating international anti-money laundering laws. According to the NGO Global Witness, the Paris branch of Barclays held the account of Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang’s son, Teodorin Obiang, even after evidence that Obiang had siphoned oil revenues from government funds emerged in 2004. According to Global Witness, Obiang purchased a Ferrari and maintains a mansion in Malibu with the funds from this account.A 2010 report by the Wall Street Journal described how Credit Suisse, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, and other banks were involved in helping the Alavi Foundation, Bank Melli, the Iranian government, and/or others circumvent US laws banning financial transactions with certain states. They did this by ‘stripping’ information out of wire transfers, thereby concealing the source of funds. Barclays settled with the government for US$298 million.

Tax avoidance

In March 2009, Barclays obtained an injunction against The Guardian to remove from its website confidential leaked documents describing how SCM, Barclays' structured capital markets division, planned to use more than £11 billion of loans to create hundreds of millions of pounds of tax benefits, via “an elaborate circuit of Cayman Islands companies, US partnerships and Luxembourg subsidiaries”. In an editorial on the issue, The Guardian pointed out that, due to the mismatch of resources, tax-collectors (HMRC) now have to rely on websites such as WikiLeaks to obtain such documents, and indeed the documents in question have now appeared on WikiLeaks. Separately, another Barclays whistleblower revealed several days later that the SCM transactions had produced between £900 million and £1 billion in tax avoidance in one year, adding that “The deals start with tax and then commercial purpose is added to them.“In February 2012 Barclays was forced to pay £500 million in tax which it had tried to avoid. Barclays was accused by HMRC of designing two schemes that were intended to avoid substantial amounts of tax. Tax rules forced the bank to tell the UK authorities about its plans. David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said that “We do not take today’s action lightly, but the potential tax loss from this scheme and the history of previous abuse in this area mean that this is a circumstance where the decision to change the law with full retrospective effect is justified.”

Rate-fixing scandal

In June 2012, as a result of an international investigation, Barclays Bank was fined a total of £290 million (US$450 million) for manipulating the daily settings of London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) and the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor). The United States Department of Justice and Barclays officially agreed that “the manipulation of the submissions affected the fixed rates on some occasions”. The bank was found to have made ‘inappropriate submissions’ of rates which formed part of the Libor and Euribor setting processes, sometimes to make a profit, and other times to make the bank look more secure during the financial crisis. This happened between 2005 and 2009, as often as daily.The BBC said revelations concerning the fraud were “greeted with almost universal astonishment in the banking industry.” The UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), which levied a fine of £59.5 million ($92.7 million), gave Barclays the biggest fine it had ever imposed in its history. The FSA’s director of enforcement described Barclays' behaviour as “completely unacceptable”, adding “Libor is an incredibly important benchmark reference rate, and it is relied on for many, many hundreds of thousands of contracts all over the world.” The bank’s chief executive Bob Diamond decided to give up his bonus as a result of the fine. Liberal Democrat politician Lord Oakeshott criticised Diamond, saying: “If he had any shame he would go. If the Barclays board has any backbone, they’ll sack him.” The US Department of Justice has also been involved, with “other financial institutions and individuals” under investigation. On 2 July 2012, Marcus Agius resigned from the chairman position following the interest rate rigging scandal. On 3 July 2012, Bob Diamond resigned with immediate effect, leaving Marcus Agius to fill his post until a replacement is found. Within the space of a few hours, this was followed by the resignation of the Bank’s chief operating officer, Jerry del Missier. Barclays subsequently announced that Antony Jenkins, its existing chief executive of Global Retail & Business Banking would become group chief executive on 30 August 2012. On 17 February 2014 the Serious Fraud Office charged three former bank employees with manipulating Libor rates between June 2005 and August 2007. Four employees were jailed in July 2016 for up to six-and-a-half years, with two others cleared after a retrial.

Qatari capital raising regulatory investigations

Barclays' June and November 2008 capital raisings are the subject of investigations. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office commenced its investigation in August 2012. In October 2012, the United States Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission informed Barclays they had commenced an investigation into whether the group’s relationships with third parties who assist Barclays to win or retain business are compliant with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Financial Services Authority announced an expansion of the investigation into the Barclays-Qatar deal in January 2013, focusing on the disclosure surrounding the ownership of the securities in the bank.Barclays had sought to raise capital privately, avoiding direct equity investment from the Government of the United Kingdom and, therefore, a bailout. The result was Abu Dhabi’s £3.5 billion investment in the bank, a deal in which H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan made a profit of £3.5 billion. Much of the focus to date has been on the injections by Qatar in June and November 2008, notably the so far unproven allegation that Barclays lent Qatar the money to invest in the bank. Other questions include what happened to the £110 million in fees paid by Barclays ostensibly to Sheikh Mansour, and the £66 million provided by Barclays to the Qataris for unexplained “advisory fees”.In June 2017, following a five-year investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office covering Barclays' activities during the financial crisis of 2007–2008, former CEO John Varley and three former colleagues, Roger Jenkins, Thomas Kalaris and Richard Boath, were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance in connection with capital raising.In February 2018, the Serious Fraud Office charged Barclays with “unlawful financial assistance” related to billions of pounds raised from the Qatar deal.On 8 June 2020, Barclays was also alleged of deceit by a British businesswoman Amanda Staveley’s firm PCP Capital. The company sued the bank in a £1.5 billion lawsuit, claiming that it had “deliberately misled” the market over the terms of its capital raising deal with Qatar. PCP alleged that Qatar Holdings was offered a “completely different” deal than that offered to Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, who according to Amanda Staveley was introduced to Barclays by PCP. However, during the hearing in the High Court of London, the Barclays lawyer, Jeffery Onions accused Staveley of “significantly exaggerating” her business relationship with the Abu Dhabi sheikh and of creating a “hustle” by getting involved in a crucial capital raising.

US electricity market manipulation

In July 2013 US energy regulator the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ordered Barclays to pay £299 million fine penalty for attempting to manipulate the electricity market in the US. The fine by FERC relates to allegations in December 2008.

Gold price manipulation

In May 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority fined the bank £26 million over systems and controls failures, and conflict of interest in relation to the bank and its customers in connection to the gold fixing during the period 2004–2013, and for manipulation of the gold price on 28 June 2012.

US lawsuit alleging dark pool fraud

In June 2014 the US state of New York filed a lawsuit against the bank alleging it defrauded and deceived investors with inaccurate marketing material about its unregulated trading system known as a dark pool. Specifically, the firm was accused of hiding the fact that Tradebot participated in the dark pool when they were in fact one of the largest players. The state, in its complaint, said it was being assisted by former Barclays executives and it was seeking unspecified damages. The bank’s shares dropped 5% on news of the lawsuit, prompting an announcement to the London Stock Exchange by the bank saying it was taking the allegations seriously, and was co-operating with the New York attorney general.A month later the bank filed a motion for the suit to be dismissed, saying there had been no fraud, no victims and no harm to anyone. The New York Attorney General’s office issued a statement saying the attorney general was confident the motion would fail. On 31 January 2016, Barclays settled with both the New York Attorney General’s office and the SEC, agreeing to pay $70 million split evenly between the SEC and New York state, admitting it violated securities laws and agreeing to install an independent monitor for the dark pool.

Climate change

In 2017 Barclays faced protests by environmentalists because of its ownership of Third Energy which planned to extract natural gas using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at Kirby Misperton in Yorkshire. Barclays later sold Third Energy in 2020 to Alpha Energy.In 2020 the campaign group ShareAction filed a resolution at Barclays AGM because of its role as Europe’s largest funder of fossil fuel companies. Barclays invested $85 billion in fossil fuel extraction and $24 billion in expansion.

Exchange-rate rigging (last-look system)

Barclays agreed to pay $150 million to resolve an investigation by New York’s banking regulator into a trading practice that allowed the bank to exploit a milliseconds-long lag between an order and its execution that sometimes hurt its clients, the latest fallout from the bank’s foreign-exchange business.In certain instances, Barclays used this last-look system to automatically reject client orders that would be unprofitable for the bank because of subsequent price swings during milliseconds-long latency (“hold”) periods. Furthermore, when clients questioned Barclays about these rejected trades, Barclays failed to disclose the reason that the trades were being rejected, instead citing technical issues or providing vague responses.

Unsuitable mutual fund transactions

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Barclays' inadequate supervisory procedures failed to stop many customers from swapping one mutual fund for another when the benefits of switching might be undermined by the transaction costs, resulting in $8.63 million of losses for their customers between January 2010 and June 2015. Additionally, from March to August 2014, Barclays processed 1,723 fund transactions that were inconsistent with its customers' goals, risk tolerance or other investments which caused an additional $818,000 of customer harm. As a result, Barclays was required to pay $10 million in restitution, including interest, to affected customers and was fined $3.75 million, but did not admit or deny wrongdoing.

Staff monitoring

In a pilot programme at its London headquarters, the company used tracking software to assess how long employees spent at their desks and warn them if they took excessive breaks. Staff who spent too much time away could find this mentioned on their daily report cards. Following criticisms by staff, the bank said it had taken steps to ensure that individual data would no longer be visible to managers.”The bank faced similar privacy concerns in 2017 when it used OccupEye sensors to track staff through black boxes in their desks.

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NEWBayernLB(Close)

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BayernLB under pressure over Dakota pipeline investment

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NEWBBC(Close)

public service broadcaster of the UK

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Controversy and criticism

Throughout its existence, the BBC has faced numerous accusations regarding many topics: the Iraq war, politics, ethics and religion, as well as funding and staffing. It also has been involved in numerous controversies because of its coverage of specific news stories and programming. In October 2014, the BBC Trust issued the “BBC complaints framework”, outlining complaints and appeals procedures. However, the regulatory oversight of the BBC may be transferred to OFCOM. The British “House of Commons Select Committee on Culture Media and Sport” recommended in its report “The Future of the BBC”, that OFCOM should become the final arbiter of complaints made about the BBC.The BBC has long faced accusations from conservatives of liberal and left-wing bias. Accusations of a bias against the Premiership of Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party were often made against the BBC by members of that government, with Margaret Thatcher herself considering the broadcaster’s news coverage to be biased and irresponsible. In 2011, Peter Sissons, a main news presenter at the BBC from 1989 to 2009, said that “at the core of the BBC, in its very DNA, is a way of thinking that is firmly of the Left”. Another BBC presenter, Andrew Marr, commented that “the BBC is not impartial or neutral. It has a liberal bias, not so much a party-political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias.” Former BBC director Roger Mosey classified it as “liberal defensive.” The BBC was accused of propaganda by conservative journalist and author Toby Young due to what he believed to be an anti-Brexit approach, which included a day of live programming on migration.Conversely, writing for The Guardian, the left-wing columnist Owen Jones stated “the truth is the BBC is stacked full of rightwingers,” and he cited as an example of bias its employment of “ultra-Thatcherite” Andrew Neil as a politics presenter. Paul Mason, the former Economics Editor of the BBC’s Newsnight programme, criticised the BBC as “unionist” in relation to its coverage of the Scottish independence referendum campaign and said its senior employees tended to be of a “neo-liberal” point of view. The BBC has also been characterised as a pro-monarchist institution. A 2018 opinion poll by BMG Research found that 40% of the British public think that the BBC is politically partisan, with a nearly even split between those that believe it leans to the left or right.In 2008, the BBC was criticised by some for referring to the men who carried out the November 2008 Mumbai attacks as “gunmen” rather than “terrorists”. In protest against the use of the word “gunmen” by the BBC, journalist Mobashar Jawed “M.J.” Akbar refused to take part in an interview following the Mumbai terror attacks, and criticised the BBC’s reportage of the incident. British parliamentarian Stephen Pound has supported these claims, referring to the BBC’s whitewashing of the terror attacks as “the worst sort of mealy mouthed posturing. It is desperation to avoid causing offence which ultimately causes more offence to everyone.“A BBC World Service newsreader who presented a daily show produced for Kyrgyzstan was claimed to have participated in an opposition movement with the goal of overthrowing the government led by president Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The BBC presenter resigned from his post in 2010 once the allegations of his participation in the revolution became public.

Greg Dyke’s Politics

In his early years, Dyke was an active supporter of the Labour Party and in 1977, he attempted to win a seat on the Greater London Council (GLC) for Labour at Putney. Until 1999, he was considered “very much part of Tony Blair’s New England”, attending parties to celebrate Labour’s 1997 election victory. In later years, he was a financial donor to the party, and was asked to write a report on the future of the NHS.On 2 May 2005, prior to the general election, the former Labour supporter Dyke went public at a Liberal Democrats press conference and said that “Democracy was under threat if Labour was elected for a third term”.On 20 April 2009, it was announced that he was to lead a review of the UK’s creative sector for the Conservative Party.

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NEWBCBGMAXAZRIA(Close)

fashion company founded by Max Azria

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NEWBean Pole International(Close)

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Website: behance.net

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When Adobe Systems bought Behance in 2012, some thought the purchase was so that the company could “track every designer’s activity”.

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NEWBelle International(Close)

Chinese footwear company

Website: belleintl.com

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NEWBerkshire Hathaway(Close)

American multinational conglomerate holding company

Website: berkshirehathaway.com

Wikipedia: /Berkshire_Hathaway

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Revenue: £10+ billion (GBP) per year

Number of Employees: 10000+ employees

Average Employee Satisfaction: 3.3 / 5 (71 ratings)

Type of Company: Company - Public

Albert Lee Ueltschi’s Philanthropy

Ueltschi helped launch and was a prolific contributor to Orbis International, a nonprofit, global development organization which operates a flying eye hospital (utilizing a specially equipped McDonnell Douglas DC-10) that offers sight-saving surgery and training to doctors around the world, and whose mission is to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries. In 2010, Ueltschi cofounded HelpMeSee with his son Jim, to address cataract blindness in the developing world by training thousands of cataract specialists using techniques developed by Ueltschi himself. On September 18, 2012, Ueltschi signed The Giving Pledge, noting his commitment to cataract relief.The National Business Aviation Association offers the Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership, given in recognition of “the spirit of service demonstrated by humanitarian leaders within the business aviation community.”

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Warren Buffett’s Wealth and philanthropy

In 2008, Buffett was ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of approximately $62 billion. In 2009, after donating billions of dollars to charity, he was ranked as the second richest man in the United States with a net worth of $37 billion with only Bill Gates ranked higher than Buffett. His net worth had risen to $58.5 billion as of September 2013.In 1999, Buffett was named the top money manager of the Twentieth Century in a survey by the Carson Group, ahead of Peter Lynch and John Templeton. In 2007, he was listed among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the world. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Buffett, along with Bill Gates, was named the most influential global thinker in Foreign Policy’s 2010 report.Buffett has written several times of his belief that, in a market economy, the rich earn outsized rewards for their talents. His children will not inherit a significant proportion of his wealth. He once commented, “I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing”.Buffett had long stated his intention to give away his fortune to charity, and in June 2006, he announced a new plan to give 83% of it to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). He pledged about the equivalent of 10 million Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (worth approximately $30.7 billion as of June 23, 2006), making it the largest charitable donation in history, and Buffett one of the leaders of philanthrocapitalism. The foundation will receive 5% of the total each July, beginning in 2006. The pledge is conditional upon three requirements:

Bill or Melinda Gates must be alive and active in BMGF BMGF must continue to qualify as a charity Each year BMGF must give away an amount equal to the prior year’s Berkshire gift plus the additional 5% of net assets as required of all US foundationsBuffett joined the Gates Foundation’s board, but did not plan to be actively involved in the foundation’s investments.This represented a significant shift from Buffett’s previous statements, to the effect that most of his fortune would pass to his Buffett Foundation. The bulk of the estate of his wife, valued at $2.6 billion, went there when she died in 2004. He also pledged $50 million to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, in Washington, where he began serving as an adviser in 2002.In 2006, he auctioned his 2001 Lincoln Town Car on eBay to raise money for Girls, Inc. In 2007, he auctioned a luncheon with himself that raised a final bid of $650,100 for the Glide Foundation. Later auctions raised $2.1 million $1.7 million and $3.5 million. The winners traditionally dine with Buffett at New York’s Smith and Wollensky steak house. The restaurant donates at least $10,000 to Glide each year to host the meal.In 2009, Ralph Nader wrote the book Only the Super Rich Can Save Us, a novel about “a movement of billionaires led by Warren Buffett and featuring, among others, Ted Turner, George Soros and Barry Diller, who use their fortunes to clean up America.” On C-SPAN BookTV, Nader said Buffett invited him to breakfast after the book came out and was “quite intrigued by the book.” He also told Nader of his plan to get “billionaires all over the world to donate 50% of their estate to charity or good works.”