ESG Controversy Top Movers

Week ending June 25th, 2023

In this week's report:

  • 3M to pay up to $12.5 billion to settle water contamination lawsuits;
  • Telegram and Viber fined in Russia over Ukraine war related content;
  • Issues for Amazon: FTC eyes unauthorized Prime enrollments, while EU launches antitrust probe into the iRobot acquisition, and
  • Starbucks workers went on strike over Pride decorations ban.
Grab Holdings Ltd.


Grab, Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing and food delivery app, is cutting 1,000 jobs - amounting to 11% of its workforce.
Canada Bread Co. Ltd.


Canada Bread fined $50M for price-fixing scandal, after admitting to collusion with rivals.
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.


Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn files $1 billion lawsuit in Lebanon against Nissan over his imprisonment in Japan. Inc.


The Federal Trade Commission targets Amazon for unauthorized Prime enrollment and efforts to avoid cancellations.
Viber Media Inc.


Moscow court fines Telegram and Viber for not complying with requests to delete content that the Russian government deems illegal, including Ukraine war content.
iRobot Corp.


EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon's $1.7B iRobot acquisition.
Starbucks Corp.


3,000 workers at over 150 Starbucks stores to strike in the US, following claims the company had banned Pride Month decorations.
Criteo S.A.


Adtech giant Criteo hit with €40M fine by French data privacy watchdog over GDPR breaches
3M Co.


US industrial conglomerate 3M to pay $12.5 billion to settle lawsuits over water contamination.
Axel Springer SE


German media giant Axel Springer is laying off 20% of newsroom jobs.

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