Ethical Performance
inside intelligence for responsible business

Three quarters of companies worldwide yet to acknowledge climate change as a financial risk

KPMG’s survey studies annual financial reports and corporate responsibility reports from the top 100 companies by revenue in each of 49 countries and regions. 

Candriam’s ESG study rates 74 countries globally as ‘investable’

The report meets the growing demand for an investment approach which takes account of environmental or social ‘externalities’ until recently considered ‘immaterial’.

“The Future of the Corporation” to be subject of British Academy research report

“The Future of the Corporation" research will provide an evidence base to support future business developments and new sustainable corporate models 

Shell Springboard programme to award £350,000 to most innovative low-carbon enterprises

Entries now being accepted for national programme to promote energy transition

First industry-wide global sustainability goals set by International Tourism Partnership

The partnership, whose members include Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott, has set youth employment, human rights, carbon emissions and water economy targets.

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Three quarters of companies worldwide yet to acknowledge climate change as a financial risk

By Ethical Performance — Almost three quarters (72 percent) of large and mid-cap... Full story

Global | Reporting

Seafood industry takes big steps toward sustainability

By Brian Collett — The tuna company Thai Union has joined forces with the environmental... Full story

Global | sustainable fishing

Candriam’s ESG study rates 74 countries globally as ‘investable’

By Roger Aitken — The 2017 SRI Country report from Candriam, part of New York Life with... Full story

New York Life | Global | Investment

“The Future of the Corporation” to be subject of British Academy research report

By Brian Collett — Public trust in business, corporate objectives, regulation and... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Corporate Strategy


Shell Springboard programme to award £350,000 to most innovative low-carbon enterprises

Shell International Limited’s enterprise support programme for UK’s innovative... Full story

Shell | UK & NI Ireland | low carbon economy

MSCI launches new ESG indexes

By Stuart Doole, MSCI — Institutional investors increasingly are moving toward... Full story

MSCI | Global | ESG

First industry-wide global sustainability goals set by International Tourism Partnership

By Brian Collett — Four ethical goals have been set by the International Tourism... Full story

Global | Ethical standards

Three aspirations for long distance EVs

By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx — All the publicity currently goes to the race... Full story

IDTechEx | Global | EVs

Getting celebrity endorsement for your brand

By Will Adoasi, Vitae London — Celebrity endorsement has played a major role in... Full story

Vitae London | Africa | charity

Swedish food company Oumph! launches in UK, bringing environmental and sustainable values

By Roger Aitken — To Oumph! or not to Oumph! — that is the question. And so it... Full story

Food for Progress | Europe | food

Boosting online sales: YUU’s success story

By Gill Hayward and Kellie Forbes, YUU — Over a four-week period last Christmas, we... Full story

YUU | UK & NI Ireland | online shopping

BrewDog gives away 20 percent of profits

By Antonio Pasolini — BrewDog has woofed up its CSR program and will give away 20... Full story

BrewDog | UK & NI Ireland | Charitable giving

Company-charity partnerships grow as fears over Brexit wane

By Vikas Vij — Companies and non-governmental organisations traditionally play... Full story

C&E Advisory | UK & NI Ireland | Partnerships

Sustainable Brands to present 70+ brand and sustainability experts at SB’17 Copenhagen conference

Speakers from H&M, IDEO, Forum for the Future, TerraCycle, Harvard University, and many... Full story

Sustainable Brands | Europe | Conferences

MSCI Supports NZ Super Fund’s Low Carbon Strategy

By Vikas Vij — Leading global investors increasingly recognize the challenges posed by... Full story

NZ Super Fund | Global | Investment

Science-Based Targets Initiative drives practices at Landsec

By Elisabeth Jeffries — When real estate company Landsec realised it could be... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | science-based targets

Danish seminar to focus on ethical conduct in business

By Brian Collett — A mixing of Italian and Danish cultures as a means of reinforcing... Full story

Europe | ethical business

Ethical Trading Initiative issues guides to child labour and modern slavery

By Brian Collett — The telltale signs of slave labour are flagged up in a free guide... Full story

Ethical Trading Initiative | UK & NI Ireland | Child labour

Board level volunteering is bringing CSR to life

By Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees Unlimited and Managing Director, Russam GMS — CAF’s... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Volunteering

The important business of ocean conservation

By Tom Birbeck, ARC Marine—According to a WWF report, our oceans are worth at least $24... Full story

Global | Conservation

Cities pushing beyond climate change

By David Connor, UK Regional Voice Lead — As the world conversely becomes better... Full story

Global | Climate change

How the Dutch are moved by wind

By RP Siegel — Man’s first use of wind technology goes back some 5,000 years when... Full story

Europe | wind power

ShareAction investment conference to focus on support for responsible business

By Brian Collett — Finance groups and other stakeholders are to debate the ways in... Full story

ShareAction | Europe | Responsible Investment

New app increases access to investing in green energy

By Antonio Pasolini — Solar power is the first market to benefit from a new investment... Full story

Global | Investment

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

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