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Winning ways: National CSR Awards celebrates best practice

The inaugural National CSR Awards took place last month and saw winners both large and small

China to tighten NGO supervision

Human rights and labour rights groups are to face a new challenge, finds Keith Crane

FTSE to meet gender target but boards remain “stubbornly white and male”

While Britain’s top boardrooms are set to meet the 25% women on boards target this year, critics maintain that progress is slow

Getting the thumbs up for your sustainability comms?

As more and more corporates take to social media to engage with consumers around sustainability issues, do they really know what they are doing?

Back to school for a more effective collaborative approach

David Picton, chief sustainability officer at Carillion, gives an update on the expanded Supply Chain Sustainability School for FM and Service suppliers

Latest News


Deutsche Bank hit by record $2.5bn penalty

Deutsche Bank (DB) has been fined $2.5bn (£1.66bn) by US and UK regulators for trying... Full story

Global | corporate reputation


McDonald's makes global commitment on deforestation

McDonald’s has announced a global commitment on deforestation across its expansive... Full story

Global | Sustainability

Adidas to phase out plastic bags in retail stores

As a first move in its new commitment against ocean plastic pollution, Adidas is to phase out... Full story

Global | Sustainability

Banks warned over ESG risks of palm oil investments

Environmental and human rights groups have sent a global alert to several banks over their... Full story

Global | Palm Oil

Coca Cola Hellenic

Europe urgently needs lobbying reform says TI report

A new report on 19 European countries and 3 EU institutions shows undue influence on politics... Full story

Transparency International | Europe | Corruption

Oysters set to be new pearl of The Solent

Native oysters are to return to the Solent, once the biggest oyster fishery in Europe. A... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Environment

New study identifies key drivers of authentic corporate purpose

A new study from IMD Business School and PR firm Burson-Marsteller has identified the key... Full story

Global | corporate reputation

Demand for ethical goods and services on rise in UK

Ethically-minded early adopters are helping to drive the boom in the UK's ethical market... Full story

Ethical Consumer | UK & NI Ireland | Consumer attitudes

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Shareholders highlight importance of climate change risks to business

ShareAction staff and a group of individual shareholders assembled outside BP’s Annual... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Climate change

CCC questions fashion chain H&M’s living wage claims

As H&M launched its 2014 sustainability report, pressure group Clean Clothes Campaign... Full story

Global | Living Wage

London Zoo makes huge leap in frog conservation

A Critically Endangered and evolutionarily distinct species of frog has been bred in a UK zoo... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Conservation

Barclays reviews MTR coal mining investment stance

Following years of pressure and protests from campaigners, Barclays has released a policy... Full story

Global | Mining

Verizon CR Report

Unilever accelerates sustainable packaging target for 2015

Magnum and Walls ice cream maker Unilever has brought its sustainable paper and board... Full story

Unilever | Global | sustainable forestry

Greenpeace scales Arctic-bound Shell oil rig

Following six Greenpeace climbers intercepting an Arctic-bound Shell oil rig in the middle of... Full story

Shell | Global | Environment

Mars to drive food safety in Africa with WFP

Mars, Incorporated and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are to partner in a move... Full story

Africa | food security

Big fashion brands back new textile recycling technology

After years of searching for a solution to the worldwide problem of textile waste, pioneering... Full story

Global | Recycling

Pearson demonstrates commitment to equal opportunities in education

The world’s largest learning company is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to equal... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Community links

Tronie Foundation sets up new anti-slavery seal

A Washington-based non-profit organisation dedicated to driving awareness of human... Full story

Tronie Foundation | North America | Human rights

Latest Analysis

Getting the thumbs up for your sustainability comms?

As more and more corporates take to social media to engage with consumers around... Full story

Two heads better than one

As sustainability issues become increasingly complex, companies are realizing that they... Full story

Going round in circles?

The ground is being prepared for our transition from linear to circular thinking. But what... Full story

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Latest Columns

Scoring an own goal for celebrity sustainability?

I was temporarily impressed by footballer’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 50 new tattoos.... Full story

Back to school for a more effective collaborative approach

David Picton, chief sustainability officer at Carillion, gives an update on the expanded... Full story

A word to the wise on sustainability

Rudyard Kipling once described words as “the most powerful drug used by mankind”.... Full story

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