Ethical Performance
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Business leaders split on effect of Brexit on ethical governance

Henley Business School survey of 300 senior managers shows differing views of prospects.

Science-based targets guide business in setting carbon reduction goals

More businesses are revising their carbon reduction goals with science in mind


Inspiring sustainability the Interserve way 

The global construction and support service company shows how business can be a force for good.

Driving modern slavery up the agenda

“The greatest human rights issue of our time”— Prime Minister Theresa May

Government support for sustainability is “utterly pathetic” 

In the face of weak government intervention, businesses must look to progressive corporate leaders for inspiration. 

Latest News & Blogs

Stop Slavery Network formed by hotel industry

By Brian Collett — Hoteliers in the UK have combined to stamp out modern slavery... Full story

Global | slavery

National CSR Awards now accepting entries

  The National CSR Awards are open for entries for the third annual edition. ... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Awards

Inspiring sustainability the Interserve way 

Interview with Tim Haywood, Interserve   By Adam Woodhall   I recently had... Full story

Interserve | Global | Sustainability

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Salmon fisherman take action to protect stocks against environmental contamination

By Brian Collett — Hundreds of Alaskan fishermen have taken action to safeguard their... Full story

North America | Environment

Surprising findings for corporate sustainability in Silicon Valley

By Nikos Avlonas — Much has been made about whether Silicon Valley corporations are or... Full story

North America | Sustainability

Tax authority collects £3bn from avoiders

By Brian Collett — The UK tax authority HM Revenue & Customs has collected a total... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Tax Avoidance

Driving modern slavery up the agenda

By Adam Woodhall — Business accepts that slavery is unacceptable, so how is the... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | slavery

Value chain approach: a focus on food waste

By Michael Grosse—Each year an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted... Full story

Global | food waste

Future generations prepare for work with DP World Education Programme

By Sangeeta Haindl — In our fast-paced, technology-driven and globalised world,... Full story

Global | Education

Government support for sustainability is “utterly pathetic” 

Interview with Jonathon Porritt, founder of Forum for the Future, by Tom Idle   He... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Sustainability

Refreshing the business contract with society

By Adam Woodhall   “Can business refresh its contract with society before... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | CSR

Microloan Foundation boosts trustee board with Step on Board programme

‘Step on Board’ is a board-level volunteering programme, run by Trustees... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Governance

Riversimple adopts circular economy to create a cutting edge eco-auto 

By Adam Woodhall — A passion for racing cars and environmentalism aren't usual... Full story

Riversimple | UK & NI Ireland | circular economy

New call for sustainable sourcing of palm oil

By Brian Collett — An international group of scientists, food manufacturers,... Full story

Global | Palm Oil

Praxis Mutual commits to impact bonds from India, Starbucks, and European Investment Bank

By Roger Aitken — Following a number of positive impact bond purchases, Praxis Mutual... Full story

Global | Investment

10 things I've learnt in my 10 years in sustainability

By Adam Woodhall — Ten years ago, I launched myself into the world of sustainability,... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Sustainability

The Institute of Business Ethics reports on best business practices for the next 30 years

The Institute of Business Ethics is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a report that looks... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Business ethics

Taking the lead in stormy times

By Adam Woodhall — How are corporate sustainability professionals—and the... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Leadership

Call for global laws compelling corporations to observe human rights

by Brian Collett — Global laws compelling national and transnational corporations to... Full story

Global |

Sharing values and engagement opportunities

by Adam Woodhall - Three engagement specialists recently launched a White Paper at an event... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | employee engagement

PM wants UK to lead global fight against human trafficking

by Sangeeta Haindl — During a service at Westminster Abbey earlier this month, held to... Full story

The Home Office | Global | human trafficking

Assessing the landscape of corporate-NGO partnerships 

by Tom Idle — The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched at the... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Partnerships

Honest dialogue: the key to a sustainable future 

By Sarah Rozenthuler   From my experience of running dialogue programmes for... Full story

The Whole Partnership | UK & NI Ireland | Communication

Investment platform launched by ecosurety in 'giant step' towards circular economy

by Roger Aitken—Circularety, an online platform empowering obligated producers and... Full story

Circularety | UK & NI Ireland | Investment

Online job sites dominate UK recruitment market

by Vikas Vij — Recruiters need to gear up to the needs of today’s connected... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Recruitment

Entrepreneur Awards finalists announced

The presenters of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards have announced over 100 finalists who... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Awards

How HR capacity planning can help you survive Brexit 

by Rita Treharn — The votes have been cast, and the majority has spoken: Britain is... Full story

Rita Treharn LLC | UK & NI Ireland | human resources

The Shareholder Revolution?

by Adam Woodhall — At the recent The Crowd event, the title was "The... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Shareholder value

Finland lists first green bond on LSE with $500m issuance

by Roger Aitken — Finland’s leading provider of financial services in the country... Full story

Europe | Investment

M&S wants us to get active for 30 minutes a day to help cut the risks of breast cancer

by Sangeeta Haindl — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), and high-street... Full story

Breast Cancer Now | UK & NI Ireland | charity

The natural capital concept can guide decisions and assess environmental risk.

by Elisabeth Jeffries — After constructing a plant in an arid part of India, buildings... Full story

Global | natural capital

Companies driving progress on UN SDGs

by Vikas Vij — The world’s current rate of action may not be enough to achieve... Full story

Global | UN SDGs

Brexit mustn’t mean wreckxit

by Adam Woodhall — A Baroness, professor, a past CEO of the Environment Agency and... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | EU

The future of power, death & money

by Adam Woodhall — “Power, Death and Money” was the provocative title of... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Climate change

Past and future of sustainability with the RSA

by Adam Woodhall — The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Sustainability

Extel’s 14th SRI & Sustainability Survey highlights need to do more 

by Roger Aitken — This year’s annual WeConvene Extel and UK Sustainable &... Full story

Europe | socially responsible investment

Companies alerted to human trafficking by RepRisk report

by Brian Collett — Companies are told in a new report to investigate their supply... Full story

International Labour Organization | Global | supply chain

More companies getting involved in social issues

by Vikas Vij — As expectations rise for companies to engage with the communities... Full story

Public Affairs Council | Global | CSR

High performing business: the what & why of purpose

by Adam Woodhall—“The two most important days in your life are the day you are... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | purpose

Compensation awarded to Bangladeshi apparel workers

by Brian Collett — Compensation has finally been paid to all the workers injured and... Full story

Tazreen Fashions | Global | Compensation

£735m Waltham Forest Pension Fund ‘commits’ first to divest from fossil fuels

by Roger Aitken — Waltham Forest became the first local government pension fund in the... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Divestment Campaigns

Minister calls for action, business says yes!

by Adam Woodhall — Nick Hurd, the new Minister of State for Climate Change and... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | COP21

Business vs. The State: new roles for social action

by Tom idle — We live in politically fascinating times. A coup attempt in Turkey;... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Social responsibility

The Cherie Blair Foundation mentors women entrepreneurs through technology

The Cherie Blair Foundation released a report for its Mentoring Women in Business Programme... Full story

Cherie Blair Foundation | Global | Philanthropy

Cheers! Friday 16th is Global Beer Responsibility Day

by Antonio Pasolini — Friday evenings are traditionally a? time? when, in... Full story

Global | responsible drinking

Slavery is still with us

by Adam Woodhall — For many of us in the UK, we think that slavery is something that... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | slavery

Carbon Trust reports on progress: 180 companies on board

by Adam Woodhall — The overwhelming scientific consensus is that climate change must be... Full story

Global | Carbon Emissions

Gender pay gap closing, according to sustainability salary survey

By Adam Woodhall — The findings from the latest Corporate Responsibility &... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | gender pay gap

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