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Sky Group Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch announced as the new Business in the Community Chair

“With many challenges facing the world and society today, the work of Business in the Community – to build a fairer society  – has never been more important." 

Why independent food and drink businesses should lead the way in combating global warming

At time when environmental warnings are disregarded, the leadership and vision of independent businesses has never been more vital.

UK grocery chains focus on responsible initiatives

Despite the intensely competitive – some would say cut-throat – UK grocery marketplace, companies are nevertheless adopting ethical practices.

IMF tells rich countries to do more to help poor nations deal with climate change

The International Monetary Fund says helping low-income countries is a humanitarian need that also makes sound global economic policy.

Modern slavery addressed with new laws, new technology

Technology from Nottingham University will help UK government agencies discover modern slavery without the need to enter premises.

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COP 23: We have to talk about livestock emissions

By Aarti Ramachandran — As global leaders convene in Bonn in Germany for COP23,... Full story

Global | greenhouse gas emissions

Sky Group Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch announced as the new Business in the Community Chair

Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, has announced... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | community

COP 23: We have to talk about livestock emissions

By Aarti Ramachandran, FAIRR — This week, global leaders descend on Bonn in Germany... Full story

Global | greenhouse gas emissions


Every day is World Vegan Day at Dr. Bronner’s

By Antonio Pasolini — Natural soap and body care company, Dr. Bronner’s, had a... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Animal welfare

Call to game-changing businesses shaping the future to enter the Responsible Business Awards 2018

Business in the Community is inviting game-changing companies that are embedding responsible... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Awards

UK grocery chains focus on responsible initiatives

By Brian Collett — Waitrose, one of Britain’s largest supermarket chains, has... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | responsible business

IMF tells rich countries to do more to help poor nations deal with climate change

By Sangeeta Waldron — Last month, then-Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, dismissed... Full story

International Monetary Fund | Global | Climate change

Modern slavery addressed with new laws, new technology

By Brian Collett — India has set itself a goal of eliminating child slavery by... Full story

Nottingham University Business School | Global | modern slavery

Leading companies strengthen sustainability reporting

By Vikas Vij — The corporate reporting landscape is increasingly complex, as different... Full story

Global | Reporting

Five steps to choosing the right telecoms for your business

By Dave Millett, Equinox — Communicating with customers, partners and suppliers is... Full story

Equinox | UK & NI Ireland | telecommunications

EU advisory group sets out vision for sustainable finance

By Vikas Vij — Last year, the European Commission announced it would establish a High... Full story

Europe | finance

FTSE 100 companies get ethical guidance for good governance

By Brian Collett — Business bosses in the UK are to benefit from the advice of two... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Governance

What really matters when developing your strategy to tackling modern slavery

By Jessica Creswell - The 2nd Global Modern Slavery and Supply Chain Summit on 14 November is... Full story

Global | modern slavery

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

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