Ethical Performance
inside intelligence for responsible business

Half Of UK workers say ‘no need’ to sacrifice profits for higher ESG

52% of workers surveyed believe companies should consider ESG issues because it is “morally the correct thing to do.”

Big Oil urged to report financials in view of climate-related risk

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures presents recommendation for financial disclosure to G20

Consumers prefer companies with ethical practices

“It’s not just your products or services they’re buying into, but your business ethos as well."

GoodCorporation issues guide for data protection management as Parliament revises regulation

Companies should not wait until the UK Data Protection Bill begins its journey through Parliament.

UK's big utilities must adapt: new energy report

The Big Six utilities must shift from centralised fossil fuel generation to focus on mainstreaming smart energy services and local renewables.

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Half Of UK workers say ‘no need’ to sacrifice profits for higher ESG

By Roger Aitken —  Around half (47%) of UK workers believe that companies can... Full story

Better Society Network | UK & NI Ireland | ESG Performance

Big Oil urged to report financials in view of climate-related risk

By Elisabeth Jeffries — Had Exxon Mobil reported its reserves differently in 2016,... Full story

Global | climate risk

Consumers prefer companies with ethical practices

By Brian Collett — Most customers want to know the policies of a business on issues... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | ethical business

Corporate responsibility gains traction in Nigeria

By Vikas Vij — The concept of corporate social responsibility is now being embraced by... Full story

Calameo | Africa | CSR

FTSE 100 companies asked to detail diversity policies for UK gov’t by Lady McGregor-Smith

By Brian Collett — The UK government has been asked to compel fund managers to request... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Diversity

C&A publishes list of 2,000 factories in its supply chain

By Brian Collett — The international fashion retailer C&A has published the details... Full story

C&A | Global | supply chain

UK's big utilities must adapt: new energy report

By Antonio Pasolini — Two sustainability non-profits have compiled a report claiming... Full story

Friends Provident Foundation | UK & NI Ireland | Energy

Bartercard promotes SME trading in Europe

By Vikas Vij — Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are typically defined as a... Full story

Europe | SMEs (Small and medium-sized companies)

The Economist Intelligence Unit global business survey finds ‘strategic CSR’

By Brian Collett — A small proportion of global businesses approached by a leading... Full story

Global | CSR

Inventshift showcases social enterprises for global good

By Sangeeta Waldron — Social enterprises are a new way of doing business, where, by... Full story

Grameen Bank | Global | Social Enterprise

New website links UK small businesses with expert business advice

By Vikas Vij — Small businesses and young entrepreneurs in the UK can benefit the most... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | SMEs

Britain joins the green wave in swearing off combustion engines

By RP Siegel — A surprising announcement has come out of London—to ban the sale... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | air pollution

Can the power grid handle the increased demand from electric cars?

By RP Siegel — There’s an old saying, “be careful what you wish for, you... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | electric vehicles

Sustainable investments deliver higher returns in UK

By Vikas Vij — Sustainable or ESG investing originally broke ground when fund managers... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | socially responsible investment

Walmart steps up certification of responsible sourcing of seafood

By Brian Collett — Walmart, which has more than 11,000 stores globally and is the... Full story

Global | Certification

Lloyds hackathon challenge inspires collective citizen impact

By Sangeeta Waldron — Our societies need thriving young people - children and young... Full story

Lloyds Banking Group | UK & NI Ireland | mental health

UK’s first-ever ‘Social Mobility Employer Index’

By Sangeeta Waldron — The UK’s first-ever Social Mobility Employer Index has... Full story

Lloyds Banking Group | UK & NI Ireland | social mobility

London conference discusses urban sustainability

By Antonio Pasolini — Municipal leaders, diplomats and representatives of the private... Full story

International Finance Corporation | Global | Sustainability

Al Gore at Ashden Awards: “Must, can, will we change?”

By Adam Woodhall — Al Gore started out giving speeches about the environment in 1989,... Full story

Ashden International Awards | Global | Climate change

EU Commission issues guidelines to strengthen CSR reporting

By Sangeeta Waldron — Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) is an effective way for businesses... Full story

Europe | Reporting

New UK Minister hails flourishing cleantech ecosystem

By Adam Woodhall — The Rushlight Summer Showcase took place at the Royal Geographical... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Clean Tech

Why electric car charging needs some joined up thinking.

By Simon Anderson, geo — I have just taken delivery of a Tesla and it is awesome... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | electric cars

Brace yourself: get your telecoms and procedures ready for MiFID II

By Dave Millett, Equinox — MiFID (The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive)... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | telecommunications

Germans discuss ethics of automated driving

By Antonio Pasolini — The country that is home to some of the world's most... Full story

Europe | Technology

EU Commission issues guidelines to strengthen CSR reporting

By Vikas Vij — Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) is an effective way for businesses to... Full story

Europe | EU

GSK reduces supply chain emissions with help from Schneider Electric

By Vikas Vij — A PLoS ONE study published last year showed that if the US healthcare... Full story

Schneider Electric | Global |

Pat Harned guides ethics in business

By Adam Woodhall — Pat Harned leads the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI),... Full story

Ethics and Compliance Institute | Global | Ethics

Rising green bond market supports eco-friendly projects

By Vikas Vij — Green bonds are debt instruments designed to finance... Full story

Global | green bonds

Trust in an era of ‘alternative' facts

By Sangeeta Waldron — The Global Thinkers Forum is a social purpose organisation that... Full story

Global Thinkers Forum | Global | Collaboration

HSBC’s investigation into own client saves Indonesian rainforest

By Roger Aitken — Action taken by HSBC, one of the largest banking and financial... Full story

Global | Deforestation

Women-owned businesses supported by UN Women

By Brian Collett — Companies are being encouraged by the UN to trade with women-owned... Full story

UN women | Global | women-owned businesses

Housing crisis offers an opportunity to implement electricity demand management

By Simon Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer, geo — In my last article for Ethical... Full story

geo | UK & NI Ireland | Energy

Action or belief? 

By Adam Woodhall — I’ve asked hundreds of people this question: which comes... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | behaviour change

Winners of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2017 announced

Anglian Water have been named one of the most responsible businesses in the UK, along with 16... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | responsible business

Mars, Tesco, Vinci and GE Join Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

By Brian Collett — Four large companies have signed up to the Leadership Group for... Full story

Global | Recruitment

East Capital’s new Sustainable Emerging Markets Fund leverages proprietary ESG for alpha

By Roger Aitken — East Capital, an independent asset manager specializing in emerging... Full story

East Capital | Europe | Investment

Record green energy levels not an existential threat to UK utilities

By RP Siegel — The future is now, or at least it was on Sunday, June 11th in the UK.... Full story

Rocky Mountain Institute | UK & NI Ireland | Energy

Air cleaning technology to be trialed at London bus stops, courtesy of The Body Shop and Airlabs

By Antonio Pasolini — Some lucky Londoners who happen to stand at a trio of central... Full story

Airlabs | UK & NI Ireland | Technology

NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards recognise the power of family businesses

By Sangeeta Waldron — Some of the UK’s largest and most successful businesses are... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | entrepreneur

De Beers innovates to become carbon neutral

By Brian Collett —  De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company, has begun... Full story

De Beers Group | Global | Mining

The future of energy is disruptive

By Adam Woodhall — The aim of the recent event ‘Energy Live Future’ was to... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Energy

 Resonance’s social impact mission to invest in ‘Dismantling Poverty’ In Bristol raises £2.1m

By Roger Aitken — Social impact investment company Resonance that has pursued a mission... Full story

Resonance | UK & NI Ireland | Social Impact

Growing sustainable business leaders

By Mac Macartney — Business leaders across all sectors are feeling the tug, the dip and... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Leadership

How can online companies tackle delivery problems?

By James Middleton, Street Stream — Delivery problems have been the bane of the... Full story

Street Stream | UK & NI Ireland | technological disruption

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Europe conference Europe highlights partnerships

By Brian Collett — The importance of strength in numbers in encouraging responsible... Full story

Global | responsible sourcing

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership drafts in Spain’s top seafood player

By Antonio Pasolini — One of Spain's top seafood companies has struck a deal with... Full story

Europe | sustainable fishing

Global apparel industry takes steps toward better performance

By Brian Collett — The global apparel industry is making changes to promote better... Full story

Global | apparel industry

M&S to tackle unemployment, skills shortage, and poverty around the UK

By Sangeeta Waldron — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans to tackle... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Community Investment

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