Which large companies do the best job of paying workers fairly, treating customers well, protecting the environment, and other corporate responsibility factors? In a new list, the nonprofit Just Capital ranked the largest 1,000 American corporations based on a list of 29 issues. advertisement advertisement Microsoft topped the list, in part because of the company’s progress on pay equity—women earn as much as male colleagues with the same job level and title—and the environment. The company, which became carbon neutral in 2012, has an internal carbon fee to help it continue to lower its footprint, and it also develops environmental tech through projects like AI for Earth, a $50 million research project using AI and machine learning to tackle challenges like identifying animals on the verge of extinction. Here are the top 10 companies on the list: Microsoft Nvidia Apple Intel Salesforce Alphabet Anthem PayPal P&G VMware Obviously, even the top companies … [Read more...] about The 2019 ‘Just 100’ ranks the most responsible companies in the U.S.
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Reported Standalone quarterly numbers for APL Apollo Tubes are:Net Sales at Rs 1,292.81 crore in September 2019 down 5.7% from Rs. 1,371.02 crore in September 2018.Quarterly Net Profit at Rs. 26.79 crore in September 2019 down 45.66% from Rs. 49.30 crore in September 2018.Close EBITDA stands at Rs. 33.90 crore in September 2019 down 65.86% from Rs. 99.29 crore in September 2018.APL Apollo EPS has decreased to Rs. 11.05 in September 2019 from Rs. 20.78 in September 2018.APL Apollo shares closed at 1,438.55 on November 08, 2019 (NSE) and has given -2.30% returns over the last 6 months and 13.60% over the last 12 months.APL Apollo TubesStandalone Quarterly Resultsin Rs. Cr.Sep'19Jun'19Sep'18Net Sales/Income from operations1,245.971,589.101,324.26Other Operating Income46.8463.1546.76Total Income From Operations1,292.811,652.251,371.02EXPENDITUREConsumption of Raw Materials1,028.341,355.221,150.77Purchase of Traded Goods123.56192.80100.22Increase/Decrease in Stocks13.65-72.26-23.87Power … [Read more...] about APL Apollo Standalone September 2019 Net Sales at Rs 1,292.81 crore, down 5.7% Y-o-Y
advertisement advertisement When Walmart bought up a tiny Silicon Valley startup called Kosmix in April last year, it left a lot of tech watchers scratching their heads. About nine months on, the little company’s role within the mega retailer is coming into focus. Kosmix–now called WalmartLabs–is leading mobile and social research and development at Walmart, with the goal of pushing the company forward in mobile and online retail. And increasingly, it looks like Kosmix will play a key role in the retail behemoth’s international efforts. For Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman, the company’s two cofounders, Walmart’s purchase of Kosmix was their second startup deal. They’d sold their first company, Junglee, to that other massive retailer, Amazon. Kosmix became WalmartLabs and Harinarayan and Rajaraman joined Walmart as heads of mobile and online retail. The key, it seems, is that Walmart is giving the tiny crew the space to create and … [Read more...] about WalmartLabs Brings The “Two Pizza Team” Startup Culture To Walmart Empire
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