Apple’s environmental chief talks current and future clean energy initiatives

Apple's newly appointed VP of Environmental Initiatives, and former head of EPA, Lisa Jackson spoke at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference earlier this week. The executive talked about a number of topics, including the iPad-makers various green projects.

Jackson noted that although Apple has done a good job reducing its carbon footprint over the past few years, it still has a long way to go. Their next major challenge, she says, is getting their 400+ retail stores around the globe to run on 100% on renewable energy...

Angela Ahrendts starts role as SVP of Retail and Online Stores at Apple

Angela Ahrendts has left fashion retailer Burberry and started her new position at Apple as the Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, according to an update to Apple's Executive Profiles website on Friday.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, confirmed on the company's quarterly earnings call last week that Ahrendts would be starting at the Cupertino-based company this week, following now-false rumors she would be staying on at Burberry until June.

Fortune ranks Tim Cook 33rd in list of world’s top 50 greatest leaders

Although a number of pundits pushing the popular 'Apple is doomed' narrative these days might disagree with me, I think Tim Cook has done a solid job at Apple thus far. Sure, its stock is currently way down from its peak, but the company is still turning a large profit.

And if you don't believe me, checkout Fortune's new list of the world's 50 greatest leaders. Ranked at #33, Cook is one of only two leaders from Silicon Valley to make the list, which includes the likes of Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama. The other is Amazon's Jeff Bezos...

Fortune names Apple its Most Admired Company – for the seventh year in a row

For the past six years, Fortune made Apple its Most Admired Company. Sure enough, the Cupertino, California company has (again) topped the publication's annual Most Admired list, for the seventh year in a row now.

Given that Fortune collects votes from high-ranked executives and analysts in the nation's largest companies, it's safe to say that Apple still shines brightest in the eyes of its peers.

Amazon and Google are respectively #2 and #3, having switched places from their 2012 rankings. Other tech giants are far behind Apple, Amazon and Google. For instance, Samsung registers at #21 and IBM is sixteenth. Facebook? 38th. Microsoft is sitting at the 24th place and Intel is #47...

Fortune names Apple’s head of retail Angela Ahrendts #4 in 2013 list of top executives

Last month, Apple announced that it had finally found its new head of retail after nearly a year of searching. Her name is Angela Ahrendts, the current CEO of British fashion house Burberry, and she's believed by many to be a great choice.

And apparently Fortune agrees. The business news outlet has named Ahrendts #4 in its 2013 list of top executives. The list is an annual affair, and is filled with execs who defied expectations, led big turnarounds, and delivered big results...

Apple moves up 36 spots in Fortune’s Global 500, lands as #19

Each year, the Fortune Global 500 chart ranks the world's most powerful corporations based on their revenue. The 2013 edition of the rankings is now out and, based on 2012 revenue, Apple moved up 36 spots, soaring from 55th to 19th place. In fact, Apple previously cracked the Fortune 10 for the first time based on its 2012 revenue of $157 billion.

In terms of market capitalization, Apple is second only to the oil giant Exxon Mobile, in spite of ongoing woes concerning its share price...

Apple jumps to #6 spot in new Fortune 500 rankings

You wouldn't know it by reading through the latest tech news headlines, but Apple is on track to have another stellar year. It's already recorded two record-breaking quarters, and it has yet to launch a new or refreshed product.

But not everyone is ignoring Apple's success. Fortune today released its annual, high-profile "Fortune 500" list of the largest companies in the United States. And the iPad-maker has risen up several spots from last year, to #6...

Apple bashing earns New York Times a Pulitzer

Remember how Apple's use of Chinese factories to produce its iPad was the focus of attention during 2012? Well, so did members of the Pulitzer committee, which Monday awarded a 2013 Pulitzer Prize to the New York Times.

The paper won critical awards for its iEconomy series, a nine-part look at the working conditions in Chinese factories producing the popular tablet. But was the series a "penetrating look into business practices by Apple," as the Pulitzer announcement claims, or simply a way to rehash a common practice by using the Apple brand as the foil?

Apple named on Fortune’s list of fastest growing companies

Apple is on a bit of a roll right now. With its new iPhone event just a few days away, and rumors of a smaller iPad still swirling about, the company's stock surged past $680 per share this morning for the first time ever.

And don't count on Apple slowing down anytime soon. With more than 10 new products expected by the end of the year, and more in the works, Fortune just named Apple number 8 on its list of fastest growing companies...

Apple’s former retail boss Ron Johnson knew Apple had a great future back in 2000

Ron Johnson just can't escape his past as Apple's widely successful head of retail. He left Apple last November to join the struggling retailer J.C. Penney and apply some Apple magic to its mid-range department stores. Johnson was interviewed by Fortune's Jennifer Reingold and of course the inevitable questions of his work at Apple popped up, among the many other topics of conversations. Here's what came out of him...