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Tech innovation tracks cotton sourcing through supply chain - news

By Brian Collett — Pinpointing the source of cotton goods in today’s complex market has been made possible through technology devised by growers and scientists working in...

A conversation with Sandy Boundy, Communications and CSR Manager at Heineken Ireland - news

From "In Conversation," Business in the Community Ireland —    Please describe your role and responsibilities and how many years you have been in the...

Shopping for a purpose  - news

By Adam Woodhall — There are many gathering storms our society is facing, but having a purpose is increasingly seen as a way to navigate these uncharted and often rough waters. Many...

Canadian oil sands production cut due to unprofitability - news

By Brian Collett — ExxonMobil is curbing its tar sands oil operations in Alberta, but for economic, not environmental, reasons.           The oil company...

Business chooses long term planning for sustainability - news

By Adam Woodhall — Creating a truly sustainable organisation isn’t something that can realistically be achieved in the average tenure of a FTSE CEO, which is currently 4.6 years....

Veolia, BITC Responsible Business of the Year 2016, buys into the circular economy - news

By Tom Idle — Talking about the so-called circular economy and all the potential economic and environmental benefits it might bring is not to speak of a distant future, says the woman...

Rolex, Lego, and Disney top Reputation Institute’s 2017 Global Reptrak® 100 - news

Reputation Institute (RI), a provider of stakeholder measurement, membership and management services, has announced the company’s annual Global RepTrak® 100 rankings.  ...

Long-term strategy improves business performance - news

By Vikas Vij — Having the ability to envision the company’s future is a critical element of successful corporate leadership. Setting bold, long-term goals allows a company to move...

Companies may have to reveal pay gap between executives and employees - news

By Brian Collett — Britain’s biggest companies may have to reveal the gap between their senior executives’ remuneration and the average pay of their employees.   ...

Provocation and innovation at XEnergy - news

By Adam Woodhall — Practical provocation and tangible innovation were the motivational themes explored by some of    the best minds in the UK energy industry at the recent...

The good purpose guide – 9 ways to turn purpose into action within your business - news

By Charlotte West — Business is increasingly required to play a role in society which goes beyond maximising stakeholder profit. So it’s perhaps no surprise that 'purpose’...

Business leaders split on effect of Brexit on ethical governance - news

By Brian Collett — The ways in which Brexit will change the ethical conduct of businesses in the UK are as uncertain as the issues that will affect their trading.    The...

Science-based targets guide business in setting carbon reduction goals - news

By Tom Idle — As we prepare for the cold days of winter, we might fondly recall the hot days of summer – some of the warmest on record for the season. The warning signs were...

National CSR Awards now accepting entries - news

  The National CSR Awards are open for entries for the third annual edition.   The Awards are open to companies of all sizes, from small independents to large plcs, with...

Inspiring sustainability the Interserve way  - news

Interview with Tim Haywood, Interserve   By Adam Woodhall   I recently had a conversation with Tim Haywood, Group Finance Director and Head of Sustainability at...

Driving modern slavery up the agenda - news

By Adam Woodhall — Business accepts that slavery is unacceptable, so how is the UK’s Modern Slavery Act (MSA) raising the bar in holding companies to account?  Following in the...

Government support for sustainability is “utterly pathetic”  - news

Interview with Jonathon Porritt, founder of Forum for the Future, by Tom Idle   He may not like to describe himself as a ‘greenie’ – not least because his work...

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

By Adam Woodhall — A passion for racing cars and environmentalism aren't usual bedfellows. Hugo Spowers is not an usual entrepreneur though, and the business he has created,...

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

By Adam Woodhall — Ten years ago, I launched myself into the world of sustainability, and it’s been an amazing roller coaster journey. In 2006 there were some things I already...

Assessing the landscape of corporate-NGO partnerships  - news

by Tom Idle — The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched at the beginning of this year as a concrete set of 17 global ambitions, offers a quick guide to...

Honest dialogue: the key to a sustainable future  - news

By Sarah Rozenthuler   From my experience of running dialogue programmes for numerous global corporations, I’ve discovered that the key to creating sustainable organisations...

Entrepreneur Awards finalists announced - news

The presenters of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards have announced over 100 finalists who are competing for recognition at its Gala Final, which takes place 22 November in London. The...

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

by Elisabeth Jeffries — After constructing a plant in an arid part of India, buildings materials manufacturer LafargeHolcim opted not to buy efficient water equipment. Instead, it helped...

Companies driving progress on UN SDGs - news

by Vikas Vij — The world’s current rate of action may not be enough to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. To reach the goals, the private sector,...

The future of power, death & money - news

by Adam Woodhall — “Power, Death and Money” was the provocative title of the first event run by The Future Men .  They promised a rampage through the frustrations of...

New ideas for a new economy - news

by Adam Woodhall — The British are historically world leaders at creating solutions to problems. For example, when in the UK we started running out of wood to build ships and burn for...

Business vs. The State: new roles for social action - news

by Tom idle — We live in politically fascinating times. A coup attempt in Turkey; recurrent terrorist attacks on the streets of Europe’s cities; forthcoming bitter presidential...

Is the UK too reliant on EU workers? - news

By Rita Trehan — The UK economy depends on EU workers. Talented, highly educated, mainly young people from across the EU have flocked to London. They work in finance, professional services...

CDL partners to launch sustainability academy to achieve climate goals - news

by Antonio Pasolini—The city-state of Singapore is making a pioneering move towards meeting its climate mitigation goals. A joint effort by City Developments Limited (CDL) and the...

Nike expands sustainable distribution centre in Belgium - news

by Brian Collett — Nike, the multinational footwear and apparel group, has opened an expanded distribution hub at its European centre with the claim that it has taken 14,000 annual lorry...

Sustainable packaging regulation for Singapore companies - news

by Vikas Vij —  As urban populations grow and become more densely packed, major cities around the world struggle to manage packaging waste. Reducing packaging waste is a part of a...

A sustainable supply chain offers many benefits - news

By Adam Woodhall — The demands on an ethical organisation of consumer and client expectations, government regulation and voluntary standards, make doing good business ever more complex....

Designing the future: the Creative Conscience Awards - news

by Adam Woodhall — The communicators and creatives who will help design and mould the future gathered overlooking the Thames in London for the 2016 edition of the Creative Conscience...

Brexit could be bad for the environment - news

By Reynard Loki — A new report by Sustainalytics, a sustainability research and analysis firm, suggests that Brexit could prompt British companies to slack off on green schemes, which...

Adapting to market changes in the utilities sector - news

by Koen Bas — The emergence of new technologies in smart energy, coupled with customer behavioural changes and demands, is reshaping the utility industry. The energy and utilities...

Discover the "Blue Economy" - news

by Bibi Gratzer —  Blue has always been my favourite colour. Maybe because I am oceanophile, maybe because blue is a colour that has both, calming and awakening properties. Maybe also...

The environmental impact of Brexit cannot be overlooked - news

by Tom Idle — The people of the UK could wake up 24 June and find themselves in a very different political landscape. The European Union (EU) Referendum taking place on 23 June poses a...

Scaling the heights with a purpose - news

by Adam Woodhall - The Crowd event, held monthly in central London, always offers thought-provoking themes, and the June edition didn't disappoint. Held at the impressive HQ of the ICAEW ,...

Sustainability critical to future business: IEMA Report - news

By Vikas Vij — Leading companies increasingly recognize the importance of embedding sustainability into their business models. However, professionals seeking sustainability outcomes face...

Helping companies understand their value chain - news

The 5 th GRI Global Conference 2016 , held in Amsterdam 18- 20 May, convened 1,500 sustainability leaders to exchange information about best practices, innovation, and trends. Alyson Slater ,...

Partnerships, localism and circularity help businesses scoop National CSR awards - news

By Tom Idle - Presiding over the 2016 National CSR Awards  – now enjoying its second year as an useful addition to the  initiatives that recognise best practice in...

Sustainable finance at the core of European economic recovery - news

By Vikas Vij — Capital infusion into sustainable infrastructure and innovation has emerged as an important strategy to drive job creation globally. The direction provided by governments to...

Motivating models for 21st century employee engagement - news

By Adam Woodhall - Employee engagement is a buzzword that has been around for a long time, but what does it actually mean, and what are the benefits to organisations?  There are many...

KKR portfolio companies get new green solutions platform - news

Interview by Kelly Eisenhardt As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues continue to grow in importance for mainstream investors, KKR’s pioneering environmental initiative...

The (surprising) power of benchmarking - news

How good are you? Most companies tell their employees they are (of course) the best. But the truth is little time or money is spent confirming or dispelling the notion. Why take the risk of...

A force for good - news

Fujitsu’s  head of responsible business, Juliet Silvester, explains how the company creates long-term value. Interview by Tom Idle The Japanese ICT business Fujitsu is currently...

A toast to responsibility - news

Alexandre Ricard  is CEO of drinks giant Pernod Ricard. Currently the world’s No2 wines and spirits business, he is keen to make it to the No1 slot and believes that his...

Barclays Helps UK Start-Ups Take Flight - news

Barclays has opened its third Eagle Labs space in Brighton after successful pilots in Bournemouth and Cambridge. The new Barclays Eagle Labs will provide access to resources including expert...

Forging a positive future for ethnic diversity in business - news

EP Journal by Brian Collett Black women now comprise the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US. A new study from Digitalundivided, a New York-based company whose aim...

The Body Shop speaks up - news

EP Journal The Body Shop’s new CSR strategy is designed to make consumers realize why they fell in love with the brand in the first place. by Tom Idle The influential...

Global coalition comes together to change the future of protein - news

A group of international businesses and NGOs have joined to form The Protein Challenge 2040, a first collaboration across the protein system. Facilitated by Forum for the Future, a...

EC announces European Social Innovation Competition with €50,000 prizes for best ideas - news

The European Commission has announced the 2016 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition. This year’s theme is ‘integrated futures,‘ and the EC is requesting...

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, to address GLOBE 2016 Leadership Summit - news

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, is scheduled to give the opening address at the GLOBE 2016 Leadership Summit to be held in Vancouver, from 2 March to 4 March. More than 2,000 thought...

Increasing the rate of exchange - news

With 40% of its carbon impact found along the supply chain, GSK has found a novel way to engage and encourage its suppliers to cut energy, water and waste. Tom Idle speaks to the...

Future Perfect? - news

At the end of last year, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), a global think tank, published its annual top 10 list of business and human rights issues for 2016. Here we...

BMW comes top in global sustainability rankings - news

Corporate Knights, the Canadian-based media and research company, has published its 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) ranking. Companies that make the...

BLOG: Post-COP21 business needs to step up - news

Businesses need to look beyond their own boundaries in the post-Paris climate era, blogs Chris Cook, AkzoNobel Planet Possible Programme Director. Global leaders will meet this week at the...

National CSR Awards shines spotlight on UK sustainable business - news

With previous sponsors and supporters like Mercedes-Benz, Natwest and Carillion, the 2016 National CSR Awards will celebrate business excellence and innovation in corporate social responsibility...

Reporting in Europe breaks new ground - news

This year the first directive mandating non-financial corporate disclosures is due to take effect across the EU which breaks new ground in corporate reporting requirements. Elisabeth Jeffries...

When it comes to CSR, can you teach an old dog new tricks? - news

The necessity to engage everyone in the CSR agenda isn’t always an easy path to tread, writes William Buist . Generational divides in the workplace seem to be getting wider down to the...

Business’ social licence to innovate - news

To shape tomorrow’s sustainable economy business’ innovative capacity is essential. However the public trust in business innovations is dwindling and that is a problem for all....

All in good time? - news

Negotiators at the COP21 climate summit in Paris made slow, if steady progress. Bob Siegel reports on what it could achieve At the COP21 talks in Paris, officials from 196 nations convened...

Post COP21, what’s our professional role now? - news

COP21 – 190 nations gathering in Paris to find a new global agreement on climate change. Were they the success everyone hoped they would be? asks Claudine Blamey. Or did the final...

Monsanto commits to carbon neutral footprint by 2021 - news

American multinational agricultural biotech corporation Monsanto has announced plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021 through a programme targeted across its seed and crop...

Adidas steps up pace over ocean pollution with Parley - news

Sportswear giant Adidas and creative think tank Parley for the Oceans have showcased a new footwear concept, the 3D-printed Ocean Plastic shoe midsole, to demonstrate how the sportswear and...

Young designers get Kering recognition for ‘positive fashion’ - news

Luxury fashion house Kering and the Centre For Sustainable Fashion have awarded the very first Kering Awards for Sustainable Fashion to Neliana Fuenmayor (pictured far right) and Ingrid...

Gender equality: running to stand still? - news

2015 was the year Hillary Clinton declared she was running for president in the US; it was also the year that the US fell to 28th place in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap list...

Why transparency is the clear way forward - news

Last year, Land Rover shared how pioneering technology could be used to develop a ‘transparent’ bonnet, writes Laura Vickery , global CSR manager at the car maker. A...

National CSR Awards expands categories for 2016 - news

With only 58 days to go before entries open for next year’s National CSR Awards (NCSRA), its organisers have announced new and expanded categories. With the introduction of three...

Putting people at the centre of the SDGs - news

Stakeholders from across the spectrum are looking to find better ways to work together to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Phillip Goodwin , ceo of VSO , the...

Refreshing the art of good story telling - news

Sustainability teams must work more closely with marketing if they are to realise the value of corporate social responsibility for their brands, says Michael Dickstein , director of global...

Can corporate volunteering really advance the SDGs? - news

The ratification of the Sustainable Development Goals in September was a pinnacle moment for the engagement of the private sector with the development community, writes Louise Erskine , head...

Forum calls for greater leadership for sustainable beauty industry - news

Sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future, has invited members of the beauty and personal care industry to become part of a new leadership group that will steer the sector toward producing...

Sustainalytics buys ESG Analytics reinforcing commitment to leveraging product innovation - news

The acquisition of ESG Analytics AG, a Zurich-based provider of web-based solutions that assists asset managers and owners to analyse and manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk,...

Why channeling the energy of youth is key to sustainability - news

In recent years, as we’ve thought about social movements and the millennial generation, many have conjured up images of protesters, from the “Indignados” in Madrid to those who...

Adidas kicks off plans for zero-waste sporting goods - news

Adidas is kicking off a new research project to develop a new type of sporting goods that will never be thrown away. Through Sport Infinity, a European Commission funded research project...

Jaguar Land Rover to drive new water safety project - news

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a new project in Africa as part of its global CSR programme. In its ambition to reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles and operations, the...

National CSR Awards 2016 set to sparkle at The Crystal - news

The Crystal , the world’s most sustainable events space, is to host next year's National CSR Awards in London “The Crystal sets the benchmark for sustainable building design...

China launches first carbon efficient financial index - news

The Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index have launched China’s first index of carbon efficient companies. Powered by data from Trucost, the new index aims to identify...

BLOG: Why participate in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index? - news

There is always a competitive edge to sustainability ratings and rankings and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is no different, writes André Veneman, Corporate Director for...

Lise Kingo assumes role at UN Global Compact - news

Lise Kingo has taken up her role as executive director of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. Kingo, who was appointed by UN...

The circular economy : why it’s a global sustainability priority - news

In the past few years, rising global sustainability developments have paved the way for surging numbers of corporate commitments and more decisive action by national governments. Even if...

This green and pleasant land? - news

Smart technology and low emissions cities are emerging across the globe. Elisabeth Jeffries reports on how businesses large and small are defining their roles and driving local government...

We’re talking serious CSR here, aren’t we? - news

Why is CSR sometimes considered a dirty word in business circles? I’ve mentioned in this column before the sniffy attitude I’ve received at mainstream business events when I’ve...

Companies large and small honoured at 2degrees Champions Awards - news

Leading collaboration platform and service for sustainable business with over 48,900 members 2degrees held its popular, peer-voted Champions Awards at Porchester Hall in London recently....

Sweetening the deal for sustainability? - news

More and more companies are linking staff pay and bonuses to sustainability performance. Is it a fad, or a genuine tool to drive employee engagement at scale? And is it having the desired...

Putting skills at the heart of the development agenda - news

Private sector investment in developing countries dwarfs aid budgets several times over, writes Matt Foster, director of strategies and programme effectiveness, VSO. Large institutional...

BLOG: Is tide turning in effort to tackle climate change? - news

Chris Cook, AkzoNobel's Planet Possible programme director, writes about the importance of partnerships in driving down carbon emissions President Barack Obama’s  Clean...

UK leads way in tidal energy technology - news

Despite the British government slashing support for renewable energy in the last few weeks, a new report from Frost & Sullivan finds that the UK is the market leader in the development of...

BLOG: the importance of culture and heritage in sustainable cities - news

Art and heritage are key to creating strong cities that people want to live in, says Hester Alberdingk Thijm, director of AkzoNobel Art Foundation By the end of the decade, as...

Tackling climate change can boost UK plc, says report - news

A new report from business leaders alliance, the Aldersgate Group, shows that tackling climate change can provide significant economic opportunities for the UK and make its economy far more...

Renewable energy pioneer appointed to Natural Environment Research Council - news

Juliet Davenport OBE, founder and ceo of the 100% renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has been appointed to the Council of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is...

Chemical reactions - news

Neil Hawkins, corporate vp environment and sustainability, Dow Chemical spoke to Ethical Performance about his love of nature and the US company’s latest 2025 sustainability targets...

It’s the end of reporting season – what now? - news

And so another reporting season staggers to a close. Having worked with many clients to help them through this sometimes painful time, I know that this season is not always the easiest. From...

Sabic achieves significant emissions reductions - news

A reduction of 7% in water and energy use is recorded in the 2014 sustainability report of the Riyadh-based Sabic group, the world’s second largest diversified chemicals company and the...

GRI sets strategy to help business learn more from sustainability data - news

GRI, the international CR and sustainability reporting organisation, is responding to the changing reporting landscape with a new four-pillar strategy. Speaking to Ethical Performance,...

Coca-Cola fizzes with sustainable packaging innovation - news

The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials at the World Expo - Milan.  PlantBottle packaging uses patented...

Madsen joins UN Global Compact board - news

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Dr Henrik O. Madsen, group president and ceo of DNV GL, as a new board member to the UN Global Compact board, the world’s largest...

The importance of authenticity and values in leadership - news

What makes a business responsible? A deceptively simple question which is often the source of complex debate, writes Stephen Howard. To mark Responsible Business Week 2015, we asked this...

Waste not, want not - news

As head of circular economy at Veolia, Forbes McDougall is at the heart of the UK’s efforts to transition to an economy that puts a greater value on waste. Here, he explains what that...

Innovation in sustainable packaging continues despite scarcity of data - news

US retailers are starting to ask their product suppliers for merchandise with packaging that is more sustainable, according to speakers at the recent LuxePack Conference in New York. Laura...

The significance of measuring sustainable impact - news

Last month Acre announced the winners of the first Acre365 recognition programme, writes Andy Carltand. There are other award schemes in the sustainability field, but Acre365 is different as it...

Sustainability professionals happier, survey finds - news

Professionals who switch to environment and sustainability roles believe they have chosen well. A practitioner survey says 87% report a high level of satisfaction with their decisions, and...

EP&L analysis gives Kering critical new business insights - news

A pioneering environmental impact report is being shared worldwide by Kering, the French holding company for global fashion and sportswear brands, including Gucci, Balenciaga and Puma....

CSR driving access to new markets, says ACCSR - news

Innovative corporate social responsibility practises are helping more companies than ever before to access new markets, according to the 2015 State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand Annual...

BMW tops world's largest survey of corporate reputations - news

German automobile brand BMW has topped this year's Reputation Institute’s Global RepTrak 100 league table which reports the world’s most reputable companies on innovation,...

Costa's commitment to sustainability acknowledged by SRA - news

Costa, the Whitbread-owned coffee shop chain, has become the first café brand to win a two star sustainability rating by the   Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). Costa...

Agents of change recognised by Acre365 - news

London-based sustainability recruitment consultancy Acre has announced the winners of its Acre365 recognition programme, honouring sustainability heroes who have excelled in their first...

US arm of Novartis tops diversity league table - news

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been named the top company for diversity in the US in DiversityInc’s annual league table for the second year in succession. According to...

Novartis named top company for diversity for second year - news

Novartis has been named the top company for diversity in the US in DiversityInc’s annual league table for the second year in a row. The American arm of the Swiss pharma giant also...

Adidas to phase out plastic bags in retail stores - news

As a first move in its new commitment against ocean plastic pollution, Adidas is to phase out the use of plastic bags in its own retail stores. The German sportswear giant has gone into...

Big fashion brands back new textile recycling technology - news

After years of searching for a solution to the worldwide problem of textile waste, pioneering start-up Worn Again is joining forces with fashion retailer H&M, and luxury, sport &...

Back to school for a more effective collaborative approach - news

David Picton , chief sustainability officer at Carillion, gives an update on the expanded Supply Chain Sustainability School for FM and Service suppliers Martin Luther King once explained...

Winning ways: National CSR Awards celebrates best practice - news

The inaugural National CSR Awards took place last month and saw winners both large and small, celebrating the best of ethical governance and good business practice.   Individual...

Getting the thumbs up for your sustainability comms? - news

As more and more corporates take to social media to engage with consumers around sustainability issues, do they really know what they are doing? Tom Idle explores what current best practice...

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

While the 2015 Cranfield Female FTSE Board Report confirms that Britain’s top boardrooms are set to meet the 25% women on boards target this year, critics maintain that the percentage of...

RB and Save The Children partner to stop children dying of diarrhoea - news

Consumer goods giant RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) is partnering with international children's charity, Save The Children, in an effort to help eradicate child deaths from...

And the National CSR Awards 2015 winners are.... - news

Nine awards and two Special Recognitions were presented recently at the inaugural National CSR Awards with Marks and Spencer, Wyke Farms and Zurich Community Trust among the winners. The...

Pearson partners to support education for Syrian refugees - news

The world’s biggest education company Pearson is partnering with Save The Children to tackle the educational needs of Syrian refugees. Millions of Syrian children have been deprived of...

EIC makes election call for step change in energy efficiency - news

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has published its manifesto calling on political parties of all colours to support the UK’s environmental technology and services sector in...

A word to the wise on sustainability - news

Rudyard Kipling once described words as “the most powerful drug used by mankind”. In these days when we’re bombarded on a daily basis – a staggering 100bn work emails are...

Two heads better than one - news

As sustainability issues become increasingly complex, companies are realizing that they can’t make the necessary impact acting alone.   In the 2014 Sustainability Report, new...

CBI urges new attitude to profit to build consumer trust - news

What can business do to restore public trust? That was the question poised at a recent CBI debate, one in a series of events designed to help rebuild confidence in business. Katja Hall,...

Ford drives sustainable fashion with recycled couture collection - news

Car seat covers used in new Ford cars have received a glamorous new lease of life after being recycled for a unique fashion collection. Emerging designers from Europe and Asia transformed...

Low carbon technologies could fuel 'cold economy' boom - news

The demand for cooling in everything from supermarkets and medicines to data centres could boom to create huge growth in the "cold economy" in the coming years, a new report from the...

Forum for the Future launches trends tracking digital platform - news

Forum for the Future is opening up access to its futures knowledge and expertise through a new digital platform, www.thefuturescentre.org . The sustainability non-profit believes the site...

BASF to tackle social issues with Creator Space project - news

The chemicals multinational BASF, whose products range from plastics to crop treatments, is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a programme to tackle social issues, including energy sourcing,...

Payday lenders hit Co-op Bank black list - news

The UK’s Co-operative Bank, now emerging from two years of strife and scandal, has banned lending to businesses that avoid tax. The ban is one of several new ethical policies...

‘Nice to Have’ versus ‘Must Have’ - news

David Picton, chief sustainability officer, Carillion explains why now, more than ever, sustainability is not a nice-to-have but a 'must have' Sustainability is critical for...

American pharma companies lead Global Sustainability Index - news

Biogen beat fellow American pharmaceutical company Allergan to top spot in this year's Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. German sportswear company Adidas...

BITC launches 3-year action plan to tackle water management - news

Business leaders are calling on business to tackle water issues in the UK. With the backing of the government, Business in the Community (BITC) has brought together water companies, other...

GRI kicks off project to explore future of reporting - news

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), architect of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework, has kicked off a new project  - Reporting 2025 - aimed at...

Digital planet poses challenges to society but offers ‘extraordinary potential’ - news

  In the first of a two-part Amity Insight research paper by Ecclesiastical Investment Management Limited (‘EIM’) titled ‘Digital Planet: A brave new world for...

Lima discussions patch together compromise to pave way for Paris - news

Developed countries, which have caused most of the world’s pollution, should help to finance “vulnerable” developing nations to combat climate change, UN members agreed last...

DHL drives innovation for quieter logistics - news

DHL has launched a new Compressed Natural Gas -powered concept truck for use in towns and cities. The vehicle combines new engine and ignition technology with pioneering cab safety features to...

Scottish Leather Group recognised for environmental good practice - news

At this week’s Energy Institute Awards, the Environmental Award went to Scottish Leather Group for its low carbon leather production. Scottish Leather Group secured the award against...

Is business doing enough to address global sustainability challenges? - news

The business landscape is very different now to when I started my career in the field of sustainability over 15 years ago, writes Joe Franses. Businesses today face significant pressure to...

Ireland to phase out ‘double Irish’ tax scheme - news

The “double Irish” scheme enabling multinationals such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to minimise their tax bills is to be phased out over four years.  The...

Kering partners with LCF to engage young talent in sustainable fashion - news

Gucci and Saint Laurent maker Kering and The Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), at London College of Fashion (LCF), have launched a five-year partnership to support sustainable practices and...

EC climate deal falls short on renewables targets - news

While the European Council has just agreed a new climate and energy deal that sets a binding domestic Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) target of “at least” 40%, it has failed to agree...

Europe urged to agree bold climate and energy policies - news

Leading businesses including Acciona, Coca-Cola Enterprises, DSM, Ferrovial, Philips, Skanska, Shell, and Unilever are urging EU ministers to agree an ambitious package on climate change at this...

Homeplus executives accused of selling customer data in Korea - news

Former and current Korean ceos of Homeplus, Tesco’s Korean supermarket chain, have been banned from leaving the country over allegations that customers’ personal information...

Does behaviour change offer the key to sustainability? - news

There are so many wonderful, technical innovations and services available to help your company reduce its environmental footprint – from solar panels, voltage optimisation and LED lighting...

Unilever and DFID join forces to help world’s poor - news

Unilever and the Department for International Development (DFID) have formed a new partnership to create jobs, improve water and sanitation and develop sustainable supply chains in developing...

Cenex becomes KIC affiliate partner - news

Cenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, has been approved as an Affiliate Partner for the Climate Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC). As its partner,...

Hitting the paper trail at SCA - news

Kersti Strandqvist is the senior vice president at SCA, the global hygiene and forest products company, in charge of Group Function Sustainability. She leads the company’s corporate...

P&G steps up palm oil pledge - news

Separating sustainable sources from non-sustainable sources in the production of palm oil and palm kernel oil is highly complicated, but Procter & Gamble (P&G) is stepping up to address...

Why join the new CR professional institute? - news

Claudine Blamey is Chair of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) and Head of Stewardship at The Crown Estate.  I started my career in Corporate...

Coming of age: the new sustainability math - news

Last week, I went surfing for the first time with my 10-year-old son Evan. Not wanting to be outshined or embarrassed, I spent more time then I care to admit reading up on websites proclaiming...

Freezer market hots up with Unilever’s energy efficient cabinets - news

Figures just out demonstrate how significant advances in refrigeration technology have resulted in a new generation of ice cream freezer cabinets capable of a 70% energy reduction. Unilever...

2degrees recognises innovation - news

Flooring that converts footsteps into renewable electricity, a house built almost entirely from waste products and Sky’s Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF were among the winners at the...

Meehan moves to GRI - news

Michael Meehan, a veteran sustainability CEO and entrepreneur, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Meehan has built and managed several...

Innovation and collaboration celebrated at Champions Awards - news

Flooring that converts footsteps into renewable electricity, a house built almost entirely from waste products and Sky’s Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF were among the winners at last...

Prudential reaffirms commitment to impact investment - news

Prudential Financial, Inc. is to build a $1bn impact investment portfolio by 2020 in its continuing effort to direct investments to companies, projects and funds that create positive social...

Australian business lags behind in CR stakes - news

Australian organisations are falling behind when it comes to the implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR), reveals this year's annual review from the Australian Centre for...

Cross-sectoral cooperation key to managing water risk - news

Cooperation between businesses, water companies and the government will be key to managing scarce water resources and securing future supplies, according to a new report from the Cambridge...

Sustainability: how far are companies willing to go? - news

Deepa Mirchandani, responsible business specialist, believes the circular econonmy is the basis for corporate survival The days of “sustainability” being about...

Semrau cleans up at SC Johnson - news

Kelly Semrau, senior vp- global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability, at SC Johnson, tells Ethical Performance about the household cleaning giant’s approach to CR and...

Impact investment comes of age - news

The proponents of impact investing believe that we are witnessing a seismic shift in investment behaviour. Miranda Ingram reports   It is hard to imagine what the past fifty...

New co-chair of OWIC takes seat - news

DONG Energy Wind Power’s country manager, Benj Sykes, is the new co-chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) by Business and Energy Minister, the Rt. Hon Michael Fallon MP, who...

Achieving sustainability goals through Corporate Impact Venturing - news

UK companies must rediscover the lost arts of innovation, argued the PwC annual CEO survey earlier this year. In fact, companies everywhere are under pressure to adapt to the double whammy of...

‘Net Positive’ approach can help towards more secure supply chain - news

Taking a ‘Net Positive’ approach in business helps an organisation build a more secure supply chain, says a new report from Forum for the Future, The Climate Group and WWF-UK....

Unilever steps up sustainability plans - news

Anglo-Dutch fmcg giant Unilever is stepping up several of its sustainability commitments in the areas of deforestation, food security and public health. Commenting on progress it has made...

Novartis ranks at no1 in US diversity league - news

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been named the leading company in DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity listing. The rankings are determined by an objective...

Food Tank and GFAR partner to support women farmers - news

Food Tank and The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) are to partner to raise awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by smallholders as well as help identify ways to...

MBA Polymers wins 'Nobel Prize of Sustainability' - news

MBA Polymers, the world-leading multinational plastics recycling and technology company, has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Katerva Award. The Katerva Awards recognise innovations...

Recycling remains challenge for many domestic households - news

Scepticism is still rife among French and UK households when it comes to where their recycling lands up and the aesthetics of recycling bins also leave a lot to be desired. These are just...

Driving culture change is key to ensuring gender equality - news

Single initiatives to promote gender diversity are unlikely to succeed without achieving cultural change, according to a new report by Tomorrow’s Company, the London based business think...

Vote for your sustainability champions! - news

Voting is now open for this year's 2degrees Champions Awards . There are 14 categories to vote on which highlight a variety of innovative projects, solutions, organizations and...

Jaguar Land Rover extends collaboration with ClimateCare - news

Jaguar Land Rover aims to create a range of humanitarian, conservation, environmental and educational initiatives as part of its new Environmental Innovation Strategy. In collaboration with...

Taking a gamble on greater responsibility - news

At the time of writing I am waiting to hear details of how bookmaker Ladbrokes is going to measure success in its promise to link executive pay to efforts to tackle problem gambling. The...

How do you use an awards scheme to engage your stakeholders? - news

The online community 2degrees is all about engagement. For the past six years it has been helping companies large and small solve their sustainability challenges by facilitating...

BITC calls for business to incentivise responsible behaviour - news

The charity Business in the Community (BITC) is calling on chief executives to reward responsible behaviour in the same way that they incentivise staff to meet financial targets and generate...

Because we’re worth it... - news

Ethical Performance talks to Alexandra Palt, CSR and sustainability director of French beauty giant L’Oréal What does sustainability mean to you? In order to prepare for a...

Social enterprise makes headway in Russia - news

Vera Kurochkina, UC RUSAL Public Relations Director, explains the aluminium giant's role in Russia's burgeoning social enterprise sector   Once upon a time two frogs fell...

Healthcare bodies set up ethical collaboration framework - news

Five global healthcare organizations have established a Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration to support partnerships that aim to deliver greater patient benefits and support high...

Something new under the sun roof at Ford Motors - news

Global car manufacturer Ford has unveiled a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle. Instead of powering its battery from an electrical outlet, the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept harnesses...

Samsung launches environmental innovation competition - news

Samsung search… Samsung Electronics Hong Kong Co., Ltd has launched its first Samsung Solve for Tomorrow  competition, inviting students across Hong Kong to share their ideas for...

Looking good on more than paper - news

$21bn paper product and nappy maker Kimberly-Clark began setting five year sustainability goals in 1994. The latest, Sustainability 2015, is a 10-point agenda that ranges from social programmes...

Taking a systems-based approach to sustainability - news

Everyone knows it. Some of us pretend we don’t, others bury their heads in the sand and ignore it, and some even deny it and say that everything is fine. But really, when push comes to...

P&G reports absolute reductions in waste, water, CO2 and energy - news

Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble has reported making significant progress in meeting its sustainability in its 15th sustainability report. Len Sauers, vp of sustainability at...

Craft beer company brews up new waste water strategy - news

Lagunitas Brewing Company will be cutting out its 10 truckloads of waste water a day and saving about $1.5m a year. The trendy California craft beer company has signed on as the first to...

Low carbon technology not understood by consumers - news

Homeowners are unable to take advantage of the benefits of low and zero carbon technologies because they do not understand how they work, new research by the NHBC Foundation has shown. All...

Mighty oaks from little acorns... - news

Bengt Brunberg, sustainability manager at BillerudKorsnäs, the Swedish packaging material manufacturer, tells Ethical Performance about why he believes it is important to take a broad...

Lenzi wins ERC Carol R Marshall Award - news

John C. (Jack) Lenzi, vice president, corporate responsibility & chief ethics officer of ITT Corporation, has been selected as the Ethics Resource Center’s 2013 recipient of the Carol...

P&G to use in-house technology to fuel future - news

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is taking the greening of plastic packaging into its own hands. Using internally-developed new technology that is said to reduce resin usage, cut down energy...

Levi Strauss makes strides in sustainable fashion - news

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co. has debuted the Dockers Wellthread process for responsible sourcing at the company’s new innovation lab in San Francisco. The ground-breaking approach...

Life-saving ‘bubble’ wins GSK and Save the Children funding - news

A simple, low-cost device that helps newborn babies to breathe and has the potential to transform the life chances for thousands of African babies has been awarded the highest fund in the first...

New support to protect interns' right to fair pay - news

Interns in the UK are to get more support to protect their right to fair pay, as the government launches new advice for young people and cracks down on unfair practises. The new video and...

Web-based support tool for G4 reporting goes live - news

G4 Online is a new web-based tool to support organizations preparing sustainability reports using the latest generation of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Sustainability Reporting...

Morgan Stanley sets up Institute for Sustainable Investing - news

American investment bank Morgan Stanley is to set up an institute for sustainable investing.  The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing claims three main focus areas:...

Seeing the sustainability glass half full - news

  Sandra Seru, head of strategy & reporting, sustainability & responsibility at Diageo tells Ethical Performance how the drinks group is tackling the social problem of alcohol...

Watkins takes up BRE role - news

Dr Miles Watkins has joined BRE to take up the key new position of group business development director. Watkins will lead on formulating commercial strategies for the organisation that will...

Consumer study shows powerful shift in sustainable consumption - news

One third of consumers now regard the sustainability proposition as the ‘cool thing to do’ rather than just the ‘right thing to do’. So says a new global consumer study...

Senior leadership key to sustainable business model - news

Senior leadership is the most critical driver of sustainability within a business, finds a new report. Nearly half of businesses (44%) believe engagement with business leaders will be the most...

BNY Mellon employees rise to challenge of World Food Day - news

From filling 6,000 backpacks with weekend food for children in the US, to cooking at a homeless shelter in Poland to holding a food collection in Brazil, BNY Mellon employees are engaging in...

L’Oréal’s looking good with latest sustainability commitment - news

French beauty giant L’Oréal is sitting pretty with its rebranded sustainability commitment, Sharing Beauty With All , which maintains the company will ensure 100% of its products...

Unilever tops Two Tomorrows' sustainability chart - news

Anglo-Dutch fmcg giant Unilever tops the annual sustainability ratings chart from advisory firm Two Tomorrows. Now in its tenth year, the Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2013 (TVR) assesses...

GEPs: showing the way to a greener future? - news

With the global population heading towards nine billion and consumption at around three times the planet’s resources, there’s no doubt that action is needed for sustainable growth in...

Top down commitment to sustainability thwarted by economic climate - news

Despite a top down approach to sustainability, more than two thirds of chief executives (67%) believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, according to...

Chinese cities failing to find sustainability balance - news

Around 80% of Chinese cities are failing to achieve a balance between economic growth, resource efficiency and sustainable development, according to a study by Accenture and the Chinese Academy...

Partnering with NGOs boosts corporate reputation, finds C&E report - news

Businesses see the enhancing of brand, reputation and credibility as the most important reason for partnering with NGOs, reports the 2013 Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer. This benefit...

Japanese companies to ramp up publication of data on female promotion - news

Today, more than 25 years since Japan enacted its Equal Opportunity Law in 1986, women hold only 11% of managerial positions in the Japanese business world, according to the 2013 government...

UPS delivers for Dow Jones index inclusion - news

UPS delivered, Bank of America earned its dividend and UBS banked a win, as all three landed inclusion into the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The three biggest...

Unilever backs sustainability innovation programme - news

Global FMCG giant Unilever is backing a new international awards programme designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. In partnership...

Putting materiality to the test - news

Business in 2013 is increasingly aware that it is no longer possible to be competitive without being sustainable. But sustainability reporting in 2013 is about more than transparency and...

inbrief - news

Build better… The Technology Strategy Board is to invest £60m over the next 5 years to support innovation in energy efficient building projects. This is expected to leverage...

CEO commitment to sustainability thwarted by economic climate - news

Despite a top down approach to sustainability, more than two thirds of chief executives (67%) believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, according to...

Chinese cities fail to achieve growth/sustainability balance - news

Eighty per cent of Chinese cities are failing to achieve a balance between economic growth, resource efficiency and sustainable development, according to a study by Accenture and the Chinese...

Impax exec appointed to NERC - news

Ian Simm, chief executive of Impax Asset Management, has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as a member of the UK’s Natural Environment...

Consumers worldwide willing to pay more for ethical goods - news

The number of consumers willing to pay more for goods and services from ethical companies is on the rise globally, according to a new survey by market research organisation Nielsen. The...

Unilever backs sustainability innovation programme - news

Global FMCG giant Unilever is backing a new international awards programme designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. In partnership...

Impax exec appointed to NERC - news

Ian Simm, chief executive of Impax Asset Management, has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as a member of the UK’s Natural Environment...

Power shift: emerging economies to drive renewables sector - news

The renewable energy sector will soon be driven by emerging economies according to a new report from research agency Frost & Sullivan. The shift in market power will be down to the...

Pharma giants pledge greater drug transparency - news

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) have strengthened their commitment to enhancing...

Toy story... - news

Leading American toy manufacturer, Hasbro Inc, has won an Environmental Merit Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The award acknowledges Hasbro’s environmental...

Europeans believe buying green can make a difference - news

A new European Commission survey indicates that more than three-quarters of EU consumers are willing to pay more for environmentally-friendly products if they were confident that the products...

Groupon goes global - news

Groupon Grassroots, Groupon’s social innovation programme, is partnering with WWF to globally address a common cause - the environment - by launching more than 20 campaigns around the...

Europe’s winning ways in CSR - news

Orchestrated by CSR Europe and BiTC, 31 national European networks and organisations in 30 countries joined forces to deliver the first ever pan-European CSR Award Scheme. The winners have just...

Banking on a powerful phase of CSR - news

Nick Wright, managing director of CR and Community Affairs, EMEA at UBS, talks about the changes he’s seen during his 10-year tenure at the Swiss bank Q CSR impacts broadly on a...

The art of working in collaborative partnerships - news

Collaboration, either between different divisions of large corporates, or between companies and organisations in related fields, is not just a simple case of pooling expertise. There are lots...

SAP in autism-focused recruitment drive - news

The German computer software giant SAP has launched a recruitment drive to attract people with autism to join it as software testers. “Only by employing people who think differently...

£100bn gain if sustainability put at heart of British business - news

UK business could secure £100bn in annual productivity gains generated by innovations designed to address environmental and social challenges, according to a new report by Accenture,...

GSK & Save the Children launch Healthcare Innovation Award - news

In its first joint initiative since it announced its ambitious new partnership aiming to save the lives of 1 million children over the next five years, drugs giant GSK and international...

Europe celebrates inaugural CSR awards - news

The 60 winners of the inaugural European Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award Scheme have celebrated their achievements at a special ceremony in Brussels. This pan-European award...

Advent of SSE puts UK "at heart of social investment" - news

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has officially launched the Social Stock Exchange (SSE), a new initiative designed to connect the public financial markets with social impact...

Casting the net further - news

We’re living in a fast-changing world where the make-up of our communities is evolving like never before. So how is business responding and what is “encouraging diversity “...

Future investment... - news

£21m has been awarded to UK entrepreneurs to help bring a range of new and innovative low carbon products to market, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced. The...

US tops KPMG’s first ever Green Tax Index - news

The US heads the first KPMG Green Tax Index, which assesses 21 of the world’s largest economies for their use of tax as a tool to drive sustainable corporate behaviour and achieve...

Squeaky clean... - news

Colgate-Palmolive has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 2013 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies,” an annual ranking of the world’s most admired and respected...

Trust takes years to build, just seconds to break - news

TV game show-wise I’ve always been more Mastermind (general knowledge round of course) rather than University Challenge, so when ITV broke new ground with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, I...

Best Buy’s Edmond wins corporate ethics award - news

Kathleen Edmond, chief ethics officer for Best Buy, is the recipient of this year’s Carol R. Marshall Award.     Established last year as a posthumous honour to former...

SolAbility launches second competitiveness index - news

Going up against the World Economic Forum’s competitive index, Swiss-Korean sustainability consultancy SolAbility has issued its second Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index ranking 176...

Morrisons wins first European CSR Award - news

Supermarket chain WM Morrison and product development contractor Pera Innovation have been named as UK winners of the inaugural European CSR Award recognising responsible and sustainable...

New Horizons... - news

New Horizons... The Technology Strategy Board, the global sustainability non-profit organisation, has launched ‘Horizons’ (beta), a free digital tool designed to help businesses...

Pan-European CSR Award kicks off with UK winners - news

Supermarket chain WM Morrison and product development contractor Pera Innovation have been named as UK winners of the inaugural European CSR Award recognising responsible and sustainable...

Ethisphere publishes World's Most Ethical list - news

A record 145 businesses from 36 industries and more than 100 countries appear in the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2013 list published recently by Ethisphere, the US responsible practice...

Dujardin joins Sustainalytics - news

Sustainalytics has hired Loic Dujardin as a director of the research products team. Loic formally joins the organization on May 1, 2013 and will be based in the firm’s Singapore office....

Brazil’s biggest beauty company makes anti-poverty pledge - news

Natura, Brazil’s biggest beauty company – and a green one at that - has pledged to provide new skills training to low-income sales representatives in Mexico. The initiative is part...

New European CSR award launched - news

Business in the Community and CSR Europe are leading a 29- strong consortium that is launching pan-European CSR excellence awards. The European CSR Award Scheme for Partnership, Innovation &...

Diversity advice: sold like snake oil in the Wild West - news

To propose the ‘business case’ for diversity is misleading. To me, a business case is meant to introduce something, yet to happen to an organisation, balancing reasons for and...

Levi Strauss pledges to cut all use of toxic chemicals - news

Jeans maker Levi Strauss has committed itself to removing all hazardous chemicals from its entire clothing manufacturing processes by 2020, in a growing list of successes for environment...

Financial institutions ‘playing CSR catch-up’ - news

In the second CSR Breakfast roundtable, hosted by Ethical Performance and London-based consultancy Lumina, an invited group of senior finance industry CSR professionals discussed the ethical...

Asda to expand Sustain & Save programme - news

UK retailer Asda is to expand its Sustain & Save Exchange Programme for suppliers, after it saved the company £13m through sustainability innovations since it was launched earlier this...

Move to cloud computing promises major CO2 cuts - news

China’s bourgeoning industrial and commercial sector could cut CO2 emissions by 1.9m tonnes a year – the equivalent of removing 700,000 vehicles from China’s roads – by...

A big conversation with the chattering classes - news

The internet and its burgeoning social networks has given consumers and communities unprecedented power to publish and organise action. But is it just a passing fad? As you read this,...

The search for value among the numbers - news

We will continue to consume and trade as the climate changes. But in a world where production and supply chains come under increasing strain, how far down the path is it right to exploit...

Oil sands producers join to tackle environment issues - news

Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (Cosia), which represents 12 of the largest Canadian oil sands producers, has been formed to ‘find solutions to the environmental challenges of oil...

Seal joins Blytheco as coo - news

Lori Seal, who serves on the Ethical Edge, an organisation dedicated to promoting ethics in workplaces, has joined Sage software business Blytheco as chief operating officer. Previously at...

Reckitt cleans up its act eight years early by concentrating on packaging and propellant - news

Reckitt Benckiser, a leading producer of household cleaning and consumer healthcare products, has exceeded its 2020 target of cutting carbon emissions by a fifth – eight years early....

Barclays and MSCI introduce indices to promote growth in ESG investment - news

Global ESG indices for fixed-income bonds are to be introduced by MSCI and Barclays. MSCI, the investment consultancy and index provider, and Barclays, which publishes market bond...

General Electric tops Climate Innovation Indexes as US business engagement grows - news

General Electric has been named as the leader of US clean-tech innovation and carbon management in the third cycle of investment risk research company Maplecroft’s Climate Innovation...

Denmark tops sustainable development league - news

Research ranking sustainable development potential worldwide has listed the Scandinavians as the most competitive nations and Asian nations as the most innovative. The Sustainable...

Fashion industry launches SME sustainability drive - news

A programme to drive sustainability co-operation and innovation in the fashion industry has been set up by the UN Global Compact. In the Compact’s first sector-specific project, it...

Global Compact told to rethink its relation to the private sector and UN objectives - news

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his organisation’s commitment to exploiting the private sector to advance international development, and demanded an expansion of the Global...

US environment agency launches cross-sector greenhouse gas database - news

Details of the highest-emitting US business facilities have been revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The information, based on the 2009 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, which...

CO2 standards focus on business case for cuts - news

Two new international emissions standards have been produced that are likely to set the tone of carbon footprint management for years to come, encouraging companies to better measure and report...

China leads renewables boom as West flags - news

Global investment in renewable energy has passed the $200bn (£122bn, €140bn) mark, having risen by a third in 2010, thanks partly to China’s booming renewables market. The...

Molson Coors goes all out for ‘zero landfill’ objective - news

The UK’s biggest brewer has set a goal of zero production landfill waste by the end of next year, among its environmental objectives. Molson Coors, a multinational whose products...

inbrief - news

Simon Zadek is to serve as a senior visiting fellow at the Ontario-based Centre for International Governance Innovation. Zadek, who last year left his post as head of AccountAbility, which he...

C-Suite is impressed with returns from CSR - news

A new survey shows that many companies feel their sustainability initiatives produce benefits that have exceeded expectations. EP looks at  the findings The majority of businesses say...

Tesco sets up dialogue - news

Tesco has initiated a supplier dialogue programme to meet a 30 per cent reduction target on its supply chain carbon footprint, to be achieved by 2020. In partnership with the 2degrees...

UK firms face parental leave changes - news

The UK government has proposed adjustments to business regulations that will permit employees to split their parental leave allowances into blocks, thereby enabling mothers and fathers to share...

Apparel sector establishes coalition - news

A worldwide Sustainable Apparel Coalition has been formed by clothing companies, NGOs and other industry stakeholders. The coalition, whose founding members include Adidas, Gap, Levi, Marks...

inbrief - news

The US dairy industry has published its first sustainability report. The Innovation Centre for US Dairy, which announced a voluntary goal in 2009 to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of a...

Big goals and a backlash: how 2011 might shape up - news

Aron Cramer, president and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility, outlines the corporate responsibility trends he believes we should look out for this year   Sustainability...

Wind energy gets new label - news

The first consumer label identifying companies using products made with wind energy has been created by a group of NGOs and businesses. Windmade will offer consumers a way to test leading...

Innovative IT trio leave their rivals ‘far behind’ - news

Deloitte, IBM and Logica lead the global market in providing sustainable technology services, according to a new analysis. A study by the analyst firm Verdantix has found that the three...

Unilever decides to go for sustainability and growth - news

Unilever has announced plans to 'decouple' its growth from its environmental impact. The global consumer goods company believes it can continue growing while halving its greenhouse gas...

Prepare for the arrival of the social intrapreneur - news

Internal activists are emerging within some companies – and we need to encourage them,  says David Grayson You may not have noticed it yet, but a new breed of corporate animal...

Food giant raises it sights - news

One of the world’s largest food companies has announced ‘more aggressive’ sustainability goals up to 2015, despite having failed to achieve some of its recent targets....

European SRI sector rises to €5trillion - news

The European SRI market has almost doubled in the past two years in spite of the financial crisis covering the period. According to Eurosif’s 2010 SRI Study, sustainable investment in...

Study will chart integration - news

A global project investigating the integration of CSR management has been started by a group of sustainability research organizations from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The Global...

racing teams reveal their emissions – and plan ahead - news

The businesses that run Formula One motor racing teams have published their collective greenhouse emissions and scheduled how they will be reduced over the next two years. The Formula One Teams...

inbrief - news

The husband of Anita Roddick and co-founder of The Body Shop has been awarded an 'ethical award' for lifetime achievement by The Observer newspaper. Gordon Roddick also founded The...

inbrief - news

Individuals in Britain's creative industries such as film-making and architecture have initiated a campaign to make the sector more sustainable. Professionals including Frances Corner, head...

McDonalds rewards green suppliers - news

The fast food giant McDonald’s has announced the best examples of green projects in its restaurants, franchises and supply chain worldwide, highlighting wind power and waste reduction innovations....

British government says it wants clearer Guidelines - news

The UK government has said the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises need to be clearer, more practical and expanded to cover areas such as climate change. Responding to the results...

Google makes move into renewables field - news

The internet search giant Google has invested £38.8million (£26.7m, €31.3m) directly into two US wind farms. In its first large-scale renewable energy investment, Google is...

CSR minister disappears as coalition shifts ground - news

The CSR minister is no more in UK government. The Conservatives, who in opposition had indicated they would do without the role in power, have ditched it in agreement with their Liberal Democrat...

Communicators must take a more engaging approach - news

Non-financial reports are virtually useless if no one actually reads them, says Simon Hodgson What if you gave a party and no-one came? You’ve cooked all day, laid the table,...

ICT firms doing pretty well – but not on climate change - news

The sustainability performance of the information technology industry is being undermined by laggards that fail particularly to tackle climate change, the Two Tomorrows consultancy reports in...

UK government sets out responsibilities on CSR - news

The UK government has clarified areas of corporate responsibility covered by its departments. In a statement to EP last month, the Labour administration said that while the Department for...

M&S reaches for the sky with update of its Plan A - news

Marks & Spencer has launched a bid to become ‘the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015’ by announcing that it will roll out its Plan A sustainability programme to all...

A look at CSR’s continental shift - news

CSR Europe has produced a new guide on the state of corporate responsibility in Europe. Here  EP summarises some of its conclusions about the progress – or lack of it – being...

inbrief - news

Titan Cement has topped the annual Accountability Rating in Greece for the second year running, ahead of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company and Vodafone. The rating, conducted by the Institute...

The secret behind Plan A: hard work and branding - news

Mike Barry, head of sustainable business at Marks & Spencer, talks to EP about the successes – and tribulations – associated with the retail chain’s ambitious CSR...

Utilities must work harder - news

Utilities companies are failing to translate their CSR policies into responsible practice, and most businesses in the sector are neglecting even to set targets for the majority of their main...

Copenhagen outcome ‘is no barrier to progress' - news

CSR practitioners have been urged to shrug off the uncertainty created by last month’s failed Copenhagen summit and push on with better and more ambitious climate change strategies....

Revealed: favoured NGO partners of CSR heads - news

WWF and Forum for the Future are the partners of choice for British CSR directors when they want corporate responsibility advice from non-governmental organizations, a new analysis has...

UK aims for lead role in OECD guideline reforms - news

The UK government has opened a consultation on possible changes to the OECD’s guidelines for multinational enterprises. In a process lasting until 25 January, the Business Innovation...

Conservatives unveil sustainable consumption moves - news

A Conservative government in Britain would form a cross-sector group to work with companies to ensure that all new appliances and electronic devices sold in the country have their economy modes as...

Are companies taking their eyes off the prize? - news

There are more awards in the CSR field than ever before, yet there’s a sense that interest in them is waning. EP examines whether their heyday is coming to an end Buy a bag of...

Dow and Fuji Xerox donate patents - news

The Dow Chemical Company and Fuji Xerox are the latest organizations to join the Eco-Patents Commons, a scheme allowing enterprises to donate environmentally beneficial patents. Dow has pledged...

CSR heads require nous, not technical knowledge - news

The ideal head of corporate responsibility must have excellent communication and networking skills, the ability to influence people, a certain gravitas and plenty of commercial acumen –...

Obama moves to promote social innovation - news

First signs of what the US presidency of Barack Obama may mean for corporate responsibility have emerged with the creation of two new government offices in his administration. The Office of...

Chinese bank wins through - news

The Industrial Bank, China, has emerged as the Asia regional winner in the emerging markets section of the 2009 FT Sustainable Banking Awards for its social and environmental policies. The...

World’s first higher-education SRI school announced in Australia - news

The Australian government is providing A$2.5million ($1.75m, £1.2m) over three years to establish the world’s first academic centre for responsible investment education, training and...

How to act responsibly when jobs are on the line? - news

As the recession leads to significant cutbacks in all business sectors around the world, EP looks at some recommended good practice on ‘downsizing’ in an ethical manner...

Obama urged to create new CSR office - news

Further signs of the high expectations of a change in attitude to corporate responsibility at the White House have emerged in an open letter to Barack Obama urging the  president to create...

Firms told: ‘lobby for good’ - news

Too few companies use their lobbying powers to push for beneficial social change, says a new paper. Authors Kyle Peterson and Marc Pfitzer, directors at the US-based consultancy ESG Social...

Gates Foundation backs Indian social entrepreneurship - news

Small farmers in poor communities in India will benefit from a $15million (£10.6m) grant made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Ashoka, the international group that brings social...

2009: a year to keep our collective resolve - news

The next 12 months are not likely to be easy for anyone. EP asked a selection of people in the CSR world for some new year’s resolutions in the troubled times ahead. Anthony Perret,...

Mobile firm aims to be catalyst on poverty goals - news

Ericsson has pledged to play a leading role in raising awareness of the millennium development goals (MDGs) in the worldwide telecommunications industry. The Swedish mobile phone company...

Do the super rich see SRI as the way forward? - news

Investment specialists often divide the socially responsible investment market in two – retail and institutional. But a third sector exists  – the high net worth individual...

‘Mob’ campaign will use carrot rather than stick - news

A network of US consumers is seeking to reward responsible companies with extra business. The fledgling online community, called Carrotmob, will reward ‘socially progressive...

More patents are donated - news

Three more companies – Bosch, DuPont and Xerox – have released patents so as to encourage the development of new products with social and environmental benefits. The businesses...

Tennant changes direction to pursue credit card idea - news

A leading SRI figure of the past two decades has left the sector to head a credit card loyalty scheme to combat climate change. Tessa Tennant has become executive chair of the International...

Bakrie Telecom supports Grameen project - news

Indonesia’s first village phone programme, providing affordable wireless telecommunications in rural communities, is being introduced through a co-operative effort between two telecoms...

KPMG introduces code of conduct for suppliers - news

KPMG in Europe is claiming to have become the first large accountancy group to produce a supplier code of conduct. The business, a limited liability partnership, has asked all its main...

Female scientists awarded in Malaysia - news

L’Oreal Malaysia is granting fellowship awards again to three young researchers in recognition of the contributions of local women scientists to the nation’s progress. The For Women...

Asian banks recognized for sustainability - news

Six Asian financial institutions have reached the short list for this year’s FT Sustainable Banking Awards, the leading global awards for triple bottom line banking. ASA, of...

Foundation offers microfinance scholarships - news

Staff working on Asian microfinance projects will be able to apply for 200 scholarships being offered by the MasterCard Foundation, an independent charity in Toronto, Canada, set up by financial...

Asian firms feature in FT shortlist - news

Six Asian entrants were chosen for the short lists in this year’s FT Sustainable Banking Awards, given by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s funding...

Ericsson takes China award - news

The Ericsson telecoms group has been given the China Green Company award. The title was awarded to Ericsson by the China Entrepreneur magazine, the Daonong Enterprise Institute and the Guanghua...

Saudi Arabia decides to praise virtues of CSR - news

The government of Saudi Arabia has begun a project to promote corporate responsibility. The three-year Saudi Arabian Responsible Competitiveness Initiative is led by the Saudi Arabian...

inbrief - news

Shenzhen Water, Cemex and Marks & Spencer are among companies featured as examples of innovators in A new mindset for corporate sustainability , a research paper sponsored by Cisco and BT.

Patents released to spur social innovation - news

Patents owned by four multinationals have been put into the public domain as part of what the companies claim is an attempt to encourage the development of new products with social and...

Asian CSR 'will go mainstream soon' - news

Social innovation will bring CSR into mainstream corporate culture in Asia this year, Jude Mannion, chief executive of Robin Hood Asia, has predicted. Businesses are finally appreciating...

attracting the interest of institutional investors - news

A long track record of assessing companies on sustainability criteria has enabled Swiss bank ZKB to win new institutional business, Robert Hauser tells Mike Scott SRI and Swiss banks do not, at...

luxury goods brands are found wanting - news

The social and environmental performance of companies that produce luxury brands has been highlighted in a new ranking that suggests none of them are doing particularly well. The league table has...

nine aspirations for the coming new year - news

What would you wish for in the corporate responsibility field in 2008? EP asked some of its subscribers for their views. This is what they said. Martin Blake, head of sustainability, Royal...

IBM offers microfinance aid - news

Information technology giant IBM is to help microfinance institutions better serve poor communities by improving the software they use. IBM will provide technical assistance through a partnership...

Birgden heads Mercer’s drive in Asia - news

Helga Birgden, an experienced manager in governance and sustainable investment, has been appointed to lead the Asia-Pacific responsible investment business unit of Mercer Investment Consulting, a...

inbrief - news

ABN Amro has won this year’s Financial Times Sustainable Bank of the Year award. The Dutch bank’s Indian operation, ABN Amro India, was winner in the global emerging markets category. Now in...

Corporate Responsibility Index may change again - news

More changes are likely in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index after another drop in the number of companies taking part this year. A total of 123 UK-based...

inbrief - news

Almost £200,000 ($385,000) has been set aside by the UK government for research into how to encourage private sector investment in social enterprise. Two organizations – the Charity Bank and...

Afghan company wins plaudits - news

Special recognition for excellence in corporate philanthropy has been paid to Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecoms operator, and the Aga Khan Development Network. The prize was created to mark...

China to train business leaders in ethics - news

Senior officials of the Chinese government and administrators from the country’s leading business schools have combined to create a far-reaching responsible business project. The aim of the...

financial reporting needs sustainability dimension - news

Mainstream reporting is ineffective as an accountability instrument for shareholders, says Simon Zadek So the emperor has no clothes after all. After being encouraged for so long to be awed...

UTC 2005 corporate responsibility report - news

Available as hard copy and download at www.utc.com/responsibility/index.htm The centrepiece of United Technology Corporation's stand at last month's Business for Social Responsibility...

'big six' firms see new dawn for social auditing - news

Heads of the world's six largest accounting firms have called for a radical overhaul of the global financial accounting system to take greater account of social and environmental factors. In...

firms swap ideas on energy management - news

A shipping company, an energy business and two consultancies have combined forces to exchange ideas on improving their environmental performance through technological innovation. Norwegian...

Apac targeted by Sustainable Banking Awards - news

Applications from Asia Pacific are being sought for the second FT Sustainable Banking Awards, which recognize banks that have shown leadership and innovation in integrating social, environmental...

Microsoft steps in to help Asia - news

Microsoft and the United Nations have teamed up to provide the technology to promote tourism in the emerging countries of Asia and Africa. The agreement, between the software...

HSBC takes sustainable banking award - news

HSBC has been named Sustainable Bank of the Year in a new awards programme recognizing financial institutions that have shown ‘leadership and innovation’ on social, environmental and corporate...

BT and Anglo American share honours - news

Anglo American and BT have shared this year’s award for being the best UK sustainability reporters, breaking the stranglehold of Co-operative Financial Services and the Co-operative Bank, which...

M&S ready to extend dairy farm deal - news

Marks & Spencer is likely to extend a fair trade-style arrangement with UK dairy farmers to insulate them from extreme price fluctuations while ensuring a more sustainable milk supply for the...

big business 'needs to move into aid agenda' - news

Efforts to reduce world poverty will not succeed until aid agencies and governments bring business into the equation, according to the Shell Foundation. Its director Kurt Hoffman, who has...

less talk and more action is key to an engaging strategy - news

For some companies, stakeholder engagement is no longer just a 'nice to do', but an integral part of their overall business approach. A new manual sheds some valuable light on what does - and...

firms still only dabbling in sustainable products - news

About half the world's leading technology companies consider sustainability when designing new products and services, but only a few have yet begun to do anything significant. A study of 40 of...

inbrief - news

David Gallacher has become Whitbread’s new corporate responsibility director. Gallacher, previously director of food innovation at the brewing and food company, replaces Jerry Marston.

good ethics wins it for Posco - news

Good management, in which the ethics of enterprise are given priority over profit, is one of the main factors that earned the steel group Posco the grand prize in Korea’s 2005 Most Respected...

Tobacco firm issues debut social report - news

The Pakistan Tobacco Company has become the country’s first multinational to publish a social report. The company, part of British American Tobacco, the second-biggest tobacco group, says it...

'European Commission's Green Paper on Corporate Social Responsibility' by Brigid Benson - news

From the Senior Partner, The Gæia Partnership With reference to the Guest Column by Martin Le Jeune responding to the European Commission's Green Paper on Corporate Social Responsibility, I...

integrated CSR wins M&S major award - news

Marks & Spencer has won the Impact on Society Award at this year’s Business in the Community Awards For Excellence. Judges said the UK-based retailer deserved...

boards put price before ethics - news

Most UK purchasing directors say their boards are telling them to put price before ethical concerns. A poll of 100 purchasing directors found that 83 had been led...

drugs sector given two years to improve performance - news

A major institutional investor has said the pharmaceutical industry needs to significantly improve its performance on corporate social responsibility over the next two...

tick-box CSR 'not all bad' - news

Thinkers in the field of corporate social responsibility have hit back at claims that CSR is in danger of losing its soul in a welter of box-ticking and compliance....

Carillion on awards short list - news

Carillion and National Grid Transco have been short-listed in the large company section of the UK’s annual Impact on Society Award, which acknowledges the commitment of...

inbrief - news

A website that will give £40 ($63) to charity every time it arranges for someone to change their electricity supplier has been launched by a new UK company. Switchandgive.com...

inbrief - news

Internet firm AOL has launched a national awards scheme to help UK community groups and charities make the most of being online. The AOL Innovation in the Community Awards...

inbrief - news

The European Union has set up a Sustainable Trade and Innovation Centre to help developing countries. It says producers there ‘are facing mounting pressure to integrate...

the European Union nails its colours to a multi-stakeholder mast - news

The EC’s multi-stakeholder forum has two years to prove it will be an effective means of promoting corporate social responsibility. EP assesses the prospects...

inbrief - news

A web-based ‘outreach programme’ on corporate social responsibility in Asia has been launched by the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum....

CSR managers branded dull and ‘time serving’ - news

Companies stand accused of giving their corporate social responsibility briefs to unimaginative ‘time serving’ executives with little taste for innovation. The...

European CEOs see benefits, but slow to act - news

Around three-quarters of European business leaders think that CSR measures can make their companies more competitive and ‘significantly improve profitability’, but only a...

inbrief - news

Lewis Karabatsos , director of corporate community relations at Compaq Computer Corporation, has been awarded the Innovation in Corporate Citizenship Award by Boston...

MEPs vote on mandatory social reporting directive - news

A resolution backing mandatory social and environmental reporting was due to be put to the vote in the European Parliament on 30 May. The resolution invites the European...

MBA students develop hard noses near graduation - news

Management students become more profit-orientated and less concerned about the social responsibility of business as they progress through business school, an international...

Brunel sets up ethics centre - news

A new research centre covering corporate social responsibility issues has been set up by the UK’s Brunel University. Brunel Research into Enterprise, Sustainability and...

ethics unit moves on - news

A UK body that has championed discussion of corporate ethics has decided to change direction. The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and...

the EC green paper: some early feedback - news

The green paper has prompted a large number of submissions from companies and other interested parties. EP reviews a selection of them The consultation period for...

Rhodia takes French prize - news

The chemical company Rhodia has received an award for the best annual environment report in France. Rhodia won the second annual ‘prix de meilleur rapport environnement’...

most business schools ‘could do better’ on CSR - news

Teaching of corporate social responsibility issues in postgraduate business courses is too ad hoc and poorly integrated with mainstream topics, according to a US study of MBA...

inbrief - news

The extent of racial discrimination in UK companies is to be examined by a government inquiry. The ‘strategic review’ will be conducted by the Cabinet Office’s...

corporate responsibility and investment strategy - news

Investment strategy trends are driving the growth of interest among investors in the environmental and social performance of companies, says Rob Lake The terrible...

AA1000 gets major overhaul - news

Moves to revise the AA1000 standard on social auditing have begun with the publication of a consultation document on how it should be updated. The document, produced...

‘inspirational’ Co-op Bank takes third major award - news

The Co-operative Bank has won the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community Awards for Excellence for its ‘inspirational’ commitment to corporate social...

Co-op Bank and Camelot vie for award - news

Co-operative Bank and Camelot have been shortlisted for the annual Impact on Society Award to be announced this month. The award, which recognizes UK-based companies deemed...

bank claims ethics can pay - news

The Co-operative Bank has broken new ground in the field of corporate social responsibility by putting a figure on the business benefit of its ethical policies. The...

Shell shares ethical data with shareholders - news

Shell is to mail a summary of its latest social and environmental report to all shareholders for the first time. The slimmed-down version of the fourth People, planet and...

drug companies extend help on Aids - news

Two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies have announced measures to provide cheaper Aids drugs to the developing world, prior to an important court case on drug...

Howells goes on the road to talk CSR with business - news

UK corporate social responsibility minister Kim Howells is to go on a nationwide fact-finding tour of companies this month. Howells, who has now held the position for a...

new bid to quantify reputation - news

Business leaders will discuss new ways of measuring a company’s reputational capital at a conference in London this spring. The initiative, which is being led by the...

award recognises United Utilities' impact on society - news

United Utilities has won the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community awards for excellence for its ‘clearly defined approach to managing and accounting for its...

private network is to go public - news

An ‘innovation network’ for companies that want to talk privately about social responsibility issues is expected to make some of its thoughts public by the end of the year. The...

editorial: corporate social responsibility is a response to market demands - news

The publication of the latest stage of the UK company law review and the appointment in the UK of a government minister with a specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) brief,...

company law review sets a new agenda - news

As businesses begin to digest the 462 pages of the UK company law review’s latest consultation document, most are beginning to realise that important changes could be on the way...

inbrief - news

Telecom Italia's second social report has included 'future generations' as a stakeholder group whose needs have to be addressed by the company. Company spokesman Alberto...

managing sustainability issues in the supply chain - news

By working in partnership with suppliers to improve their social, ethical and environmental performance, companies can reduce business risks for both parties, says Melanie Eddis...

Severn Trent prepares to widen its ethical agenda - news

Severn Trent may soon widen the remit of its external environmental advisory panel to cover social and ethical issues. The UK’s second largest water and waste management group is...

inbrief - news

Only two thirds of consumers say businesses behave in the way they expect them to, according to a survey being carried out by the Institute of Directors' Hub Initiative....

banks review options on financial exclusion - news

UK high street banks are moving towards support for shared branches as part of a programme to tackle social exclusion. The ‘multi-banks’ idea – under which banks club together to pay...

Queen’s Award will take ethical agenda on board - news

Sustainability is to become a key factor in the judging of the annual Queen’s Award for Industry. Judges will in future take account of ‘all forms of outstanding performance’ by...

market research will test validity of business values - news

Work has begun on a major market research exercise to measure how far public expectations of business behaviour exceed reality. The UK Institute of Directors project, called the...

sustainability ‘raises share price’ - news

Sustainability strategies can boost the stock market value of companies by up to 15 per cent, according to the results of a two-year study by seven international companies....

Shell to begin work on social audit indicators - news

Shell is to draw up its own sustainability indicators as part of an attempt to improve its social and environmental reporting. The oil giant, which recently sent out 100,000 copies...

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L'Oreal - companies

L’Oréal, worldwide leader in Beauty, has set itself the mission of offering all women and men worldwide the best of cosmetics innovation in terms of quality, efficacy and safety. Its ambition: to...

Center for Financial Services Innovation - directory

Terrafiniti LLP - directory

We apply over 40 years’ collective experience of international best practice in sustainability, to focus on growing business value while genuinely addressing CSR and sustainability issues....

Three Hands Ltd - directory

At Three Hands we believe in creating business value and social value hand in hand.  We work with business to develop their people, partnership and products in ways that benefit society....

Oakdene Hollins Limited - directory

Oakdene Hollins is a consultancy and research business that advises on sustainable products and services, resource efficiency and clean technologies. We offer sound and evidenced strategic...

Walmart Highlights Progress in Creating Shared Value in Tenth Annual Global Responsibility Report - reports

Walmart today released its tenth annual Global Responsibility Report, which looks back at the company’s progress during fiscal year 2017 in advancing the key areas of opportunity,...

Olam International combines financial and sustainability reporting to highlight importance of creating holistic value - reports

Olam International has merged its Annual Report with its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report for the first time, reflecting the interdependence of economic, social and...

Calor Publishes 2016 Sustainability Review - reports

Calor Gas Ltd – Britain’s leading supplier of bulk and bottled LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) has today published its 2016 Sustainability Review.

L’Oréal redoubles the efforts to achieve its sustainability targets - reports

While the consequences of climate change become more and more real, affecting also the cosmetic sector, the L’Oréal Group reports on its targets to significantly reduce its...

FedEx Announces the Launch of the 2017 Global Citizenship Report - reports

The 2017  Global Citizenship Report  (GCR) is now available at  csr.fedex.com . The report showcases how FedEx connects people, businesses and communities in ways that advance...

Making a Difference: Accenture’s 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report Features Progress on Skills Training, Sustainability and Closing the Gender Gap - reports

Accenture’s 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report “ Making a Difference ,” details its commitment to a more inclusive and sustainable world. 

Thinking globally, acting locally - reports

Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, today released its 2016 reporting suite including its full online Sustainable development report, its  Global Thinking, Local Action...

RB Publishes Sustainability Report Showing Good Progress on Targets and Commitment to UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals - reports

RB, the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, today launched both its 2016 Sustainability Report and its Annual Report and Financial Statements.

Centrica launches Responsible Business Update 2016 - reports

International energy and services company, Centrica plc, has launched its Responsible Business Update 2016, which shows how they are delivering their purpose: ‘to satisfy the changing...

GSK publishes Annual Report and Responsible Business Supplement 2016 - reports

By being commercially successful and operating responsibly, we will improve people’s health and benefit society, as well as create value for shareholders.

A.P. Moller-Maersk Sustainability Report 2016 Released - reports

The Sustainability Report 2016 follows A.P. Moller - Maersk’s continued work to unlock growth through their business, while operating responsibly and sustainably.

Macsween highlights commitment to sustainability and employee welfare with publication of 2014/2015 Sustainability Report - reports

Macsween’s approach to business is influenced by a three generation, 60 year tradition of growth, responsibility and innovation. Over the past 10 years, as Managing Directors, James &...

CSL Publishes 2015-2016 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Starting a century ago, CSL was driven by its promise to save lives and protect the health of people. In 2016, CSL continues to deliver on that promise through its corporate responsibility...

VMware Releases Global Impact Report - reports

Through the collective impact of their employees, customers and partners, VMware strives to be a Force for Good in the world. Their shared mission is to leave ahead a better future – to...

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Launches Opportunity Initiatives - reports

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has recently launched its new corporate responsibility plan, Opportunity Initiatives. “Opportunity Initiatives demonstrates our intent to create more...

Stockland 2016 Annual Review & Sustainability Reporting - reports

Stockland is proud to announce the launch of its online Sustainability Reporting for the year ended 30 June 2016, supporting the 2016 Annual Review.

Canary Wharf Group Reports 8.5% Reduction in Emissions Over Last 3 Years - reports

Canary Wharf Group’s latest Sustainability Report gives a snapshot of its activity and commitments in four key areas: Making Great Places; Pioneering Innovation; Promoting Inclusive...

BD Releases 2015 Sustainability Performance Update Report - reports

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, has published its 2015 Sustainability Performance Update report.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA Publishes 2015/2016 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA recently issued its 2015/2016 Global Corporate Responsibility Report. The report provides an overview of the company’s corporate responsibility...

Calor Publishes 2015 Sustainability Review - reports

Calor Gas Ltd – Britain’s leading supplier of bulk and bottled LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) – has today published its 2015 Sustainability Review.

Jackson Family Wines Announces 2021 Sustainability Goals - reports

Today California-based Jackson Family Wines shared its first sustainability report, supported by a list of comprehensive 5-year goals. The family-owned wine company, known for its portfolio of...

Ball Corporation Releases 2016 Sustainability Report, Sets Clear Path for the Future - reports

Ball Corporation’s fifth biennial sustainability report details the company’s progress toward its updated priorities – product stewardship, operational excellence, talent...

Virgin Media announces world’s first along with sustainability performance progress - reports

Virgin Media has announced the first year results of its ‘Five in Five’ sustainability goals – the company’s pledge to do more good with digital while growing the...

From Connecting Classrooms to Making Smarter Cities, AT&T’s Tech is Driving Change - reports

AT&T has released its annual sustainability update, which highlights the company’s successes, progress and opportunities for the future.   Our world has never been more...

UPS Drives 1 Billion Cleaner Miles, Achieves Goal One Year Early - reports

UPS’s 14th annual Sustainability Report provides a comprehensive update on the company’s sustainability efforts, including an announcement that the company has achieved its goal of...

Liberty Global committed to empowering positive change through digital - reports

Liberty Global today announced the publication of its 2015 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, which provides an overview of the company’s economic, social and environmental impacts and...

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Unveils New Sustainability Strategy and Goals - reports

Kimberly-Clark Corporation recently published its annual report on sustainability, providing a comprehensive update on the company's efforts and introducing new sustainability priorities...

Marshalls plc: 7th Annual UNGC Communications on Progress Report - reports

Marshalls is the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer supplying superior natural stone and innovative concrete products to the construction, home improvement and...

Pearson launches 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

Pearson, the world’s learning company, today launches its 2015 Sustainability Report, which aims to advance the conversation about what sustainability looks like in the education...

Edmond de Rothschild Group Publishes Its 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

The Edmond de Rothschild Group  has set out its 2020 sustainability objectives and made them public in its second Sustainability Report.

The Crown Estate announces annual results - reports

The Crown Estate’s annual report and accounts for 2015/16, the organisation’s fourth integrated report, continues to show innovation in reporting and is a visible commitment that...

Singtel Publishes Its Second Group Sustainability Report 2016 - reports

The Singtel Group Sustainability Report 2016 is the company’s second Group report which covers the sustainability strategies, initiatives and performance of its operations in Singapore and...

3M’s 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

Every day, 3M innovation aims to tackle some of the world’s most pressing areas of concern. The 2016 Sustainability Report outlines 3M’s progress and commitments toward improving...

Sustainability: it's personal at Kingfisher - reports

Kingfisher, the home improvement company, has published its Sustainability Report 2015/16 showing progress towards becoming a restorative Net Positive business.

Experian demonstrates how it is creating shared value in its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

As the world’s largest credit bureaux operator, Experian is helping millions of people make the most of their data to get fair and affordable access to essential, everyday services.

Johnson Matthey Publishes 2016 Annual Report - reports

Johnson Matthey has published its 2016 Annual Report which is an integrated report covering all aspects of the company’s financial and non-financial performance.  It is available...

AMD Publishes 21st Annual Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today released its 21st corporate responsibility (CR) report and summary magazine, detailing the company’s progress towards its social and environmental goals, as well as...

Land Securities publishes 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

Land Securities has announced the release of its 2016 Sustainability Report. The report sets out how sustainability supports Land Securities’ vision to be the best property company in the...

Hormel Foods Shares Food Journey in 10th Annual Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

As the company celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the launch of its 10th annual corporate responsibility report. The report is...

Vodafone Group Plc Sustainable Business Report 2015-16 - reports

Vodafone Group Plc has published its first report under its new sustainable business strategy , which sets out to ensure an even closer alignment between the organisation’s core...

Arcadis publishes Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

Arcadis (Euronext: arcad), the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has published its first Sustainability Report. The report highlights a selection of the...

AEP Releases 2016 Corporate Accountability Report - reports

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has released its 2016 Corporate Accountability Report, an overview of the company’s strategy, governance and financial performance.

SABIC Launches its Fifth Sustainability Report, Enabling Tomorrow’s Solutions - reports

SABIC announced its fifth Sustainability Report, Enabling Tomorrow’s Solutions. The report is a summary of the successes SABIC achieved in many areas of its business in 2015 on the...

GM Strengthens Business, Communities Through Mobility - reports

Sustainability Report outlines company’s efforts and results The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report...

Hydro-Québec Publishes Its Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

Setting new sights with our clean energy. As a recognized leader in hydropower and large transmission systems, Hydro-Québec exports clean, renewable power and commercializes its unique...

Sustainability in a Connected World: ARM Delivers its Biggest Corporate Responsibility Program - reports

In 2015 ARM delivered its biggest corporate responsibility (CR) program ever to provide positive change to over 300,000 people around the world. Its 2015 CR report ‘Sustainability in a...

2015 Progress Report: L’Oréal’s Sustainability Program is Accelerating - reports

L’Oréal unveils the 2015 results of Sharing Beauty With All, the Group’s sustainability program that sets ambitious commitments for 2020. In 2015, the Group made important...

Shell Announces Publication of Sustainability Report for 2015 - reports

Shell is pleased to announce the publication of the Shell Sustainability Report for 2015. It describes Shell’s progress during 2015 to deliver energy in a responsible way and our...

RB Introduces New Integrated Approach to Sustainability and Corporate Reporting and Raises Key Sustainability Targets Following Early Successes - reports

RB, the global leader in consumer health and hygiene, today launched its 2015 Sustainability Report alongside its 2015 Annual Report and Financial Statements.

Ethical Corporation’s 7th Responsible Business Awards are Back! - reports

Ethical Corporation launches its 7th annual Responsible Business Awards today with the entry deadline on the 6th July 2016.

FedEx (NYSE:FDX) Publishes 2016 Global Citizenship Report - reports

The FedEx 2016 Global Citizenship Report, "Deliver It Forward," is now available at csr.fedex.com. The report, in its eighth year of publication, highlights the FedEx commitment to...

Rockwell Automation Publishes 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

The Rockwell Automation 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report provides updates on the company’s environmental, employee safety and culture, community relations performance and efforts....

NN Group's 2015 Annual Report: Accelerating Change - reports

The 2015 Annual Report provides an integrated review of the performance of NN Group. It consists of three distinct sections – Annual Review, Financial Report and Sustainability Supplement...

Jaguar Land Rover Reports on Progress Towards 2020 Responsible Business Goals - reports

In 2009 Jaguar Land Rover set out its Responsible Business strategy and targets to 2020 and has made great progress to date, winning recognition both within and outside the automotive industry....

CSL Publishes 2014-2015 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Key achievements and challenges across CSL’s six corporate responsibility priority areas for the period 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 include:

Kingspan Insulated Panels Releases its 2015 Divisional Sustainability Report - reports

Kingspan Insulated Panels today releases its 2015 Sustainability Report, which sets out the division’s environmental, social and economic performance for the period 2012 to 2014....

Tetra Pak Launches 2015 Sustainability Update - reports

Tetra Pak has launched its 2015 sustainability report, which highlights the company’s achievements in environmental performance, social responsibility and good governance over the past...

Workday Publishes its 2015 Global Impact Report - reports

Workday, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, recently published its 2015 Global Impact Report. The report details Workday’s sustainable...

U.S. Dairy Industry Plays a Leading Role to Build a More Resilient, Sustainable Food System - reports

Through a shared commitment, U.S. dairy farmers, importers and businesses work together to provide people with the nutritious dairy products they want, in a way that is improving the social,...

A Better Way for Life: Sealed Air Releases 2014 Sustainability Report - reports

“At Sealed Air, sustainability is a business imperative and a business driver. It is critical to the long-term success of our company to consider the full life cycle of each and every...

NEC releases annual CSR report - reports

NEC Corporation has published its annual report on corporate social responsibility (CSR) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 on its NEC CSR website. NEC has issued the report to promote...

Merck & Co., Inc. publishes 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, recently issued its 2014 global corporate responsibility report. The report provides an...

ICL publishes 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

ICL has been publishing full Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reports since 2010. This fifth report takes a major step forward in its process of building a strong tradition of CSR activities...

2014 Sustainability Report Demonstrates Dedication to Transparency - reports

Shaw Industries’ 2014 Sustainability Report marks a pivotal year in the company’s comprehensive approach to sustainability.

Liberty Global Publishes 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK) today announced the publication of its 2014 Corporate Responsibility (“CR”) Report,...

Edmond de Rothschild Group publishes First Sustainability Report - reports

The Edmond de Rothschild Group has set out its strategic sustainability ambitions for the first time at Group level.

Interface EMEA Pioneers Biobased Materials for Carpet Tiles - reports

Global modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, has developed the first ever biobased backing for carpet tiles that has now passed all European performance and quality tests, including low VOCs...

Citi Releases 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Citi's 2014 Global Citizenship Report highlights efforts to enable economic progress in communities around the world.

Johnson & Johnson publishes 2014 Citizenship & Sustainability Report - reports

The Johnson & Johnson 2014 Citizenship & Sustainability Report is now available and can be found here.

Calor Gas publishes 2014 Sustainability Review - reports

Calor Gas, the UK’s leading supplier of bulk and bottled LGP (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), has today published its 2014 Sustainability Review.

OTE and COSMOTE launch joint 2014 Sustainability Report - reports

OTE Group is the leading telecommunications provider in Greece and one of the pre-eminent providers in South East Europe, offering its customers excellent quality products and services. ...

M&S publishes its first update on Plan A 2020 and how it creates sustainable value - reports

The 2015 M&S Plan A Report is the international retailer’s first update on its Plan A 2020 targets launched last year.

RB announces progress towards environmental and social goals in 2014 Sustainability Report - reports

RB’s 2014 Sustainability Report, “A global force in health & hygiene”, published today, highlights the key achievements of its betterbusiness strategy. 

L’Oréal unveils first results of Sharing Beauty with All - reports

One year after the launch of L'Oréal's Sharing Beauty with All programme for sustainable development, with ambitious and quantified objectives, the Group has unveiled the first...

Diageo unveils ambitious Water Blueprint - reports

Water stewardship strategy supports company’s expansion in emerging markets. Extends targets to broader supply chain for first time to reduce overall impact on water resources  ...

Royal Dutch Shell plc has released its Sustainability Report for 2014 - reports

Royal Dutch Shell plc has released its Sustainability Report for 2014 at:  www.shell.com/sustainabilityreport

AkzoNobel’s digitally enhanced Report 2014 published online - reports

AkzoNobel today published its integrated Report 2014 online, which includes full details of the company's annual results and sustainability performance. Also available as an iPad app, the...

IKEA Group announces strong sustainability progress - reports

The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year (FY) 2014, released today, shows its People & Planet Positive strategy is on track and delivering good results. Sustainability...

Celebrating 20 years of Mission Zero, Interface unveils “THE UNTOLD STORY OF MISSION ZERO IN EUROPE”, by John Elkington - reports

Global modular flooring experts, Interface, were one of the first companies to publicly commit to sustainability. In 1994, Interface, made a pledge to eliminate its impact on the environment by...

L'Oréal publishes its 2013 Sustainable Development Report - reports

L’Oréal, the world leader in beauty, has published its 2013 Sustainable Development Report in the form of a printable summary on its corporate website.

Alcatel-Lucent affirms its commitment to responsible business innovation - reports

With the publication of its 2013 Sustainability performance, Alcatel-Lucent affirms its commitment to sustainability and responsible business innovation in making communications more...

Orange, a committed operator in a changing world, publishes its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

As a leading telecoms operator in over 30 countries serving 236m customers, Orange is at the heart of society’s digital transformation. This privileged position gives the Group the...

Gas Natural Fenosa publishes first Annual Integrated Report and 12th Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

For the first time, Gas Natural Fenosa has published an Annual Integrated Report as well as its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Experian publishes its 2014 CR Report - reports

Global information services company, Experian, publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report alongside its Annual Report and a new publication, ‘About Experian’.

Marks & Spencer publishes its 2014 Reports - reports

Today, Marks & Spencer publishes its 2014 Reports.  The Annual Report makes significant progress towards the principles of the IIRC's Integrated Reporting Framework and the...

Calor publishes 2013 Progress Report - reports

Calor has today published its online 2013 Sustainability Progress Report.

Reckitt Benckiser plc (‘RB’) publishes 2013 Sustainability Report - reports

RB, the global leader in consumer health and hygiene, reveals that the company has achieved a 9% reduction in lifecycle water impact and 7% reduction in carbon footprint per dose of product in...

Royal Dutch Shell plc has released its Sustainability Report for 2013 - reports

The report details Shell’s progress during 2013 to deliver energy in a responsible way to meet the world’s growing demand, as the global population increases and living standards...

Leading Across Generations - calendar

Companies that successfully unlock the potential of all generations within their business will not only attract and retain future talent, but will also create unique opportunities for...

SOCIAL INNOVATION SUMMIT - calendar

The Social Innovation Summit is a twice annual event taking place in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley, that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Where most bring...

GSK Publishes its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products. The company has three primary areas of business: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and...

edie Sustainability Skills Workshop - calendar

A unique edie workshop designed to arm you with the essential tools and inspiration to become a sustainability leader of tomorrow. The edie Sustainability Skills Workshop brings...

AkzoNobel publishes Report 2013 - reports

AkzoNobel has today published its online Report 2013, which includes the company's annual and sustainability results.

Philips publishes 2013 sustainability update, beating green sales target two years ahead of schedule - reports

Philips has published data on its 2013 sustainability activities as part of its integrated annual report, covering its financial, social and environmental performance.

Interface Europe reaches sustainability milestones, achieving 90% carbon reduction - reports

World’s largest carpet tile manufacturer achieves 100% renewable energy, virtually zero water in manufacturing and zero waste to landfill at its European manufacturing facility in The...

5th GRI Global Conference - Empowering Sustainable Decisions - calendar

NOT REGISTERED YET?  The 5th GRI Global Conference is just 5 weeks away.  REGISTER  by 15 April to secure your reduced rate and join up to 1,200 sustainability leaders from...

7th Smart Grids & Cleanpower IIOT Conference Expo - calendar

7th Smart Grids & Cleanpower IIOT Cambridge UK 27-28 June 2016 Day 1 Tech Corp Exec Briefing & MasterClass Day & Dinner Evening Day 2 Business Conference & Demo...

Creating Shared Value, One Day Course - calendar

Course Overview: Creating Shared Value (CSV) compliments CSR, through implementing initiatives that enhance the competitiveness of a company while also advancing the economic and social...

The Sustainability Innovative Exchange - calendar

Sign up to The Sustainability Innovation Exchange: A virtual workshop on how policy can help us create more sustainable ways of living This virtual workshop will explore how policy can...

Sustainable Extractives Forum: how to manage risk and navigate uncertainty - calendar

Innovation Forum will be hosting its first Sustainable Extractives Forum on the theme of ‘ how to manage risk and navigate uncertainty’ in London on April 27-28th 2016. As...

Brown-Forman Publishes Fourth Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Spirits and wine corporation Brown-Forman has published its fourth corporate responsibility report, covering the company’s global commitments to alcohol responsibility, environmental...

edie Energy Management conference - calendar

Senior energy and sustainability leaders from Land Securities , SmartestEnergy , Thomas Cook and Heathrow Airport will share cutting-edge examples of technology & innovation in...

Discover the new Sanofi CSR tools - reports

Corporate Social Responsibility at Sanofi places the patient at the heart of the way we conduct business. To better showcase our approach and to lead our image and reputation, the CSR Excellence...

ELEVATE Leadership Series – Reimagining Responsible Sourcing - calendar

How can responsible sourcing help create adaptive supply chains and better risk management? What transitions are necessary to achieve this? Effective responsible sourcing requires long term,...

Sustainability Forum 2015 - calendar

During these challenging times, sustainability is more than ever needed since many of the challenges facing the countries today are a complex mix of environmental, social and economic factors....

Bentall Kennedy releases CR Report - reports

Bentall Kennedy release CR Report.

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 - calendar

The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF15); the largest business-focused side event held during the annual Conference of Parties (COP), will take place again in 2015 on 7-8 December in the Le...

Interface launches first bio-based nylon carpet tiles - reports

Global carpet tile maker Interface launch new commercial product.

BSR Conference 2015 - calendar

  The BSR Conference brings together sustainability leaders and practitioners to build the business of a better world. Now entering its 23rd year, the BSR Conference is one of the...

Calor publishes 2012 Sustainability Review - reports

Calor has published its 2012 Sustainability Review which can be viewed and downloaded.

Wellness in the Workplace 2015 - calendar

The ICCSR and Nottingham University Business School is proud to host “Wellness in the Workplace” in partnership with Business in the Community (BitC).  This event, part of...

TBLI Conference Nordic 2015 - calendar

This second TBLI CONFERENCE focusing on the NORDIC region will be held in cooperation with Copenhagen Business School. TBLI CONFERENCES offer a wealth of opportunity for networking...

TBLI Conference Asia 2015 - calendar

We are excited to announce TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2015, held in cooperation with  INSEAD in Singapore, 29-30 April. TBLI CONFERENCE offers a wealth of opportunity for networking with...

City Developments Limited's 2013 Sustainability Report - reports

“We aspire to be a responsible global corporate citizen. We believe that sustainability is integral to business excellence and challenge ourselves to conduct best practices and conserve...

Kingfisher plc publishes its report for 2012/13, Net Positive - The Start of our Journey - reports

Kingfisher plc, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, has committed to go beyond zero impact to become Net Positive in four areas - timber, energy, innovation and communities –...

BT's Better Future Report 2013 - reports

Find out how BT is paving the way for a Better Future in their annual sustainability report, which outlines their progress and achievements against seven key performance indicators over the past...

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit - calendar

The European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will hone in on green ingredients, marketing developments and customer behaviour. What innovations are occurring with green materials?...

Reckitt Benckiser's 2012 Sustainability Report unveils water impact footprint - reports

Reckitt Benckiser's 2012 Sustainability Report unveils water impact footprint.

Sustainable Brands ’14 London - calendar

Sustainable Brands ’14 London – Successful brands today are expected to deliver deeper value to their customers – moving beyond ‘less bad’ toward becoming a new...

L'Oréal publishes its 2012 Sustainable Development Report - reports

L'Oréal, world leader in Beauty, has published its 2012 Sustainable Development Report in the form of a printable summary on the corporate website. 

Orange publishes its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Orange emphasises the areas in which it has made significant progress. In a year marked by a deteriorating economic environment ...

Sustainability Communications & Reporting: Getting Ahead in Communications - reports

SGS invites you to register for the complimentary webinar "Sustainability Communications & Reporting: Getting Ahead in Communications" on February 21, 2013.

The Innovative, Win-Win Corporate Charity Partnerships Conference - calendar

Is Your Partnership Win-Win & Is It Demonstrably Delivering Returns & Making An Impact? Innovation Beyond Charity Of The Year! Deliver long-lasting, mutual benefits with...

Philips' Annual Report 2012 - reports

Philips has published data on its 2012 sustainability activities as part of its integrated  annual report , covering its financial, social and environmental performance.

GlaxoSmithKline sets out commitments in 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) new  Corporate Responsibility Report  reiterates its commitment to operate responsibly and transparently. 

Responsible Supply Chains Conference - calendar

Presented by the Forum in partnership with the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, this one-day conference brings together corporate executives, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, and academics...

Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit - calendar

The only UK conference to present an holistic view of sustainable procurement and the role of the supply chain in more responsible business and government. The Sustainable Purchasing and...

Climate Leadership Conference - calendar

The Climate Leadership Conference is dedicated to professionals addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. This event gathers forward-thinking leaders...

ESG CONFERENCE EUROPE: ‘INVESTING IN RESPONSIBILITY 2013’ - calendar

ESG CONFERENCE EUROPE: ‘INVESTING IN RESPONSIBILITY 2013’ Enhanced ESG Communication, Analysis & Engagement for Public Corporations & Investors London, 13...

Crest Nicholson's 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

In Crest Nicholson's 50th anniversary year, the Group is continually inspired by new ideas. The Group's 2012 Sustainability Report:  Innovation that Inspires details how the...

Retail Sustainability Conference 2013 - calendar

It's not every job that allows you to make a difference in your company, your community, and your industry. Working toward a more sustainable company -- and industry -- is one of them....

Sustainable Brands London Conference - calendar

Sustainable Brands is an international community of learning and action focused on understanding and leveraging the role of brands in shaping a flourishing future. The Sustainable Brands...

CSR Asia Summit 2013 - calendar

How is it possible to grow responsibly, ensure economic development is more inclusive, and make essential products and services accessible for all? Over the past 20...

GREEN LEADERS SUMMIT 2013 - calendar

Green Leaders Summit 2013 – A Chance of a Lifetime to Meet some of the most Influential Green Leaders of the World   Green World City, with the support of United Nations...

GRI's Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting - calendar

Growth and prosperity depend on our ability to meet today’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Climate change, resource scarcity, financial corruption, human rights abuses: these...

Corporate Social Impact Conference - calendar

In today’s world corporate philanthropy is broadening to include a wide range of stakeholders – effective partnerships can accelerate impact and lead to longer term social change....

FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Conference and Awards 2013 - calendar

The world faces not only persistent economic and financial uncertainty but also unparalleled resource constraints that are putting pressure on social and environmental systems, particularly in...

Sustainable Brands 2013 - calendar

Sustainable Brands 2013 – Discover what happens when brand strategists & designers connect with sustainability teams to drive purpose driven innovation that leads to business and brand...

Smarter Sustainability Reporting - calendar

  Smarter Sustainability Reporting is a must attend event for anyone looking to improve upon the quality and communication of their sustainability report.     Key...

Kingfisher publishes its 2012 corporate responsibility report - reports

Kingfisher plc published its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report on 25 June 2012. The report can be viewed online.

Autogrill Group publishes 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

Now in its seventh edition, this year’s Sustainability Report shows the Sustainability Roadmap for the 2012-2015 three-year time span.

RSB event - calendar

Responsible today, Sustainable tomorrow Driving Innovation & Value through Responsible and Sustainable Business(RSB Event for short) is centred on business and value, focused on...

Bayer drives forward global sustainability commitments - new report published - reports

The Bayer Group has published its 2011 Sustainable Development Report. The Bayer Group is well on the way to implementing its comprehensive Sustainability Program. This is underlined by the...

Reckitt Benckiser announces Carbon20 results and publishes 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

Reckitt Benckiser, a world leader in health, hygiene and home products, has achieved a remarkable 21% improvement in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions per dose since 2007 – beating its 2020...

L'Oreal's new sustainable development report - reports

L'Oreal, world leader in Beauty, has published its 2011 Sustainable Development Report in the form of a printable summary in the corporate website.  This section presents the commitments...

Intel publishes latest CR Report - reports

Intel Corporation has provided public reports on its environmental, health and safety performance since 1994 and produced an annual Corporate Responsibility Report since 2001.

Strategies for clear ESG communications to Responsible Investors - calendar

A two-day executive training seminar for CSR, Risk, and Investor Relations professionals who want to better engage SRI analysts and, most importantly, mainstream investors with a long term...

Constellation Energy issues its annual CSR Report - reports

Constellation Energy has issued its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, detailing the company’s 2010 sustainability initiatives, performance and goals. It focuses on Constellation’s...

Ethics and Employee Engagement - calendar

Do you want to know how to improve employee engagement in your organisation so that your ethical culture is strengthened? Do you want to understand how the way in which day-to-day jobs are designed...

A Systemic Business Model: Industrial Ecology and the Blue Economy - calendar

An exceptional chance to engage with one of sustainable businesses most experienced entrepreneurs, Gunter Pauli. Participants will explore the practice of collaboration, generation of social...

The optimum degree of sustainability - reports

You can now receive some in-depth analysis on 'the optimum degree of sustainability'.

Philips publishes its Annual Report 2011 - reports

Philips has published data on its 2011 sustainability activities as part of its fourth integrated annual report, covering its financial, social and environmental performance.

Mobilising Democracy to Tackle Climate Change - calendar

Price: £75/ 85 Euro Rapid, effective and fair action on climate change calls for radical innovation in democratic decision-making and in the mobilisation of citizens and organisations to act...

Alliance Boots publish 2010/11 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Alliance Boots' ambition is not simply to become the world's leading pharmacy-led health and beauty group, but also a world-leading sustainable business. Progress on Alliance Boots' targets is...

EABIS Colloquium 2011 - reports

A past participant described the EABIS Colloquium as the best, most thought provoking conference on business in society issues. Certainly, the unique mix of senior business practitioners,...

Growth and Consequence: Rethinking our economic future - calendar

This course takes a hard look at economic growth from international and global perspectives:  what drives it, who gains from it, who loses from it, and what are the alternatives? Visiting...

Crest Nicholson publishes 2010 Sustainability Report - reports

UK developer Crest Nicholson has published its full 2010 Sustainability Report. This 9th annual Sustainability Report presents progress towards effectively balancing economic, environmental and...

Danisco publishes 2010/11 Sustainability Report - reports

Danisco A/S, a world leader in food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solutions, has published its 2010/2011 sustainability report, "Ingredients for a Changing World".  The report,...

International Green Awards - calendar

The International Green Awards™ is the leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation, has now launched for the 7th year. This year, the awards are...

OTE publishes 2010 CR Report - reports

OTE, the leading telecommunications services provider in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report on 23 June 2011 at the company's Annual...

FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards - calendar

The FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, the major global awards for environmentally and socially responsible banking and investment, now in their seventh year, have attracted 161 entries from 145...

L'Oreal publishes 2010 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2010 Sustainable Development Report. The report outlines the framework for the company's policies on corporate governance, environmental stewardship,...

BT launches 2011 sustainability report - reports

BT's latest sustainability report highlights its achievements in the last year, during which BT has added 'being a responsible and sustainable business leader' to its strategic priorities.

STMicroelectronics publishes its 14th Sustainability Report - reports

STMicroelectronics, one of the world major semiconductor companies has released its 2010 Sustainability Report. The report provides comprehensive details of ST's Sustainability strategy, policies...

Kingfisher publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report 2010/11 - reports

Kingfisher has published its latest Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report. The video introduction from the Group Chief Executive, Ian Cheshire, outlines the company's new sustainability vision...

Prudential release their 2010 CR Report - reports

Prudential plc announced today the publication online of its new, magazine-style Corporate Responsibility Report 2010. With articles featuring interviews with employees from across the business,...

Ethical Sourcing Forum - calendar

Driving Change, Supplying Value   For over 10 years the Ethical Sourcing Forum - the premier industry event for building sustainable supply chains - has been bringing you incisive...

Verizon publishes 7th corporate responsibility report - reports

Verizon's 7th annual corporate responsibility report shows how the company's innovative broadband and wireless technologies are tackling pressing issues such as education, domestic violence...

ACCSR's 5th Annual Conference The Innovation Imperative: Taking CSR from Risk Management to Value Creation - calendar

ACCSR’s 5th annual conference aims to inspire, explore and support the relationship between CSR and innovation. It will focus on how organisations shift their attention from risk management to...

Ericsson releases annual Sustainability and CR report - reports

Ericsson's annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report titled "Technology for Good", released today, highlights the company's ongoing efforts to apply innovation to market based...

Philips publishes latest sustainability performance - reports

Philips has published its latest information on sustainability performance.

2.9 trillion euro needed to deliver low carbon economy in Europe say Barclays & Accenture - reports

The banking sector will be pivotal to Europe's low carbon transition, and will finance and intermediate the vast majority of the 2.9 trillion euro capital required to implement low carbon...

Hear from over 50 business leaders at the responsible business conference - reports

The inaugural BITC Responsible Business Convention from 17-18 March, in London, is a two-day, not-for-profit event delivering practical solutions to help you, your team and your business create...

ESF North America 2011 – New York - calendar

The event continues on 01 April 2011 Maximizing Sustainability IMPACT and Business Value More than a Forum... The ESF offers a “deep-dive” into the latest advances in sustainability...

The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2011 - calendar

Rewarding innovation in corporate sustainability Deadline for entries: 7 February 2011 Is your sustainability initiative leading the way? If so we want to hear from you! The Guardian Sustainable...

Enel publishes its Sustainability Report - reports

For the eighth consecutive year, Enel has published its Sustainability Report - this year more closely connected than ever to its Annual Report.

Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit 2011 - calendar

The Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit 2011 is the first UK event to present an holistic view of sustainable procurement: considering the need to balance environmental, social, ethical and...

BITC Responsible Business Convention - calendar

The inaugural BITC Responsible Business Convention from 17-18 March, in London, is a two-day, not-for-profit event delivering practical solutions to help you, your team and your business create...

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011 - calendar

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011 will convene the key players in the nation’s energy innovation community to spur the networks that will bring about the next Industrial Revolution in clean...

World Biofuels Market (WBM) - calendar

Europe’s Largest Bioenergy Congress & Exhibition Registration is now open for World Biofuels Markets: The leading annual industry networking event where leaders of the bioenergy world meet...

GE releases Annual Citizenship Report - reports

GE today released its sixth annual Citizenship Report, entitled Renewing Responsibilities

L'Oreal publishes 2009 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2009 Sustainable Development Report in the form of an integrated website.

France Telecom - Orange publish their 2009 CSR report - reports

The France Telecom-Orange Group has published its 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility report. This report shows how the Group has strengthened its CSR strategy, building on what has already...

Green IT Expo 2010 - calendar

Spiralling energy prices, new reporting requirements, increasing political pressure and growing consumer awareness are rapidly becoming key factors in the changing socio-economic landscape....

Green Awards 2010 - calendar

The 5th Annual GLOBAL GREEN AWARDS™ for creative excellence in communicating sustainability are the leading industry awards for marketing and communications, showcasing best practice and...

OTE publishes 2009 CR Report - reports

OTE, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report.  The Report details OTE’s contribution...

7th International Responsible Investment Conference - calendar

Climate change, an ageing and growing population, affordable and accessible healthcare and increasing competition for scarce natural resources - these are just a few of the challenges facing us in...

Canadian Responsible Investment Conference 2010 - calendar

This year's conference explores how innovation is changing the face of socially responsible investment, and how SRI is revolutionizing conventional investment. The sessions include...

Verizon publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Verizon's 2009/2010 Corporate Responsibility Report has been published. The report looks at how the US-based telecommunications company's work in the community and with customers allows it to...

Sustainable Brands 2010 - calendar

Sustainable Brands 2010 – Where the Sustainability & Brand & Design Communities Come Together to Shape the Future. Join 700+ sustainability executives, business and brand strategists,...

Shell releases its 2009 Sustainability Report - reports

Royal Dutch Shell plc has released its Sustainability Report for 2009. The report describes how the company is meeting energy demand through technology and innovation applied in the right way:...

Offshore Wind Supply Chain 2010 - calendar

Gaining Clarity On Regulatory Policies & Commercial Strategies For Enabling the Development of Offshore Wind Supply Chain   Bringing together decision-makers from Ofgem, DECC, DEFRA,...

Responsible Business Summit 2010 - calendar

Do you want to learn how to use CSR to drive innovation and opportunity? From 55 of the biggest and most successful corporate practitioners at work today? Then attend the Responsible Business...

Motorola Publishes 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Motorola today published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting actions the company has taken on social, accountability and environmental initiatives to innovate for a smarter...

Sustainabilitylive! - calendar

Managing resources efficiently has long been a key driver for businesses, and with continually increasing pressure for improving environmental performance combined with the demands of an economic...

5th Annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit - calendar

Join Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, CO Governor Bill Ritter, and over 70 sustainability thought leaders from business, government and academia to hear how sustainability is fast becoming the key...

The Wall Street Green Trading Summit IX - calendar

The Wall Street Green Trading Summit IX is the “one-stop shop” to come up to speed on the latest developments in Green Trading and Finance. Latest Innovations In Carbon Trading & Finance...

Ethical Sourcing Forum – North America 2010 - calendar

Visualize. Rethink. Solve! These crucial elements of sustainability decision-making form the basis of the next Ethical Sourcing Forum in New York on March 18-19th, 2010. Join Intertek...

Philips publishes latest sustainability performance - reports

Philips has published its latest information on sustainability performance.

ICCSR holds its 7th Annual Research Symposium - reports

The International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility is to hold its seventh annual research symposium on Tuesday 27th April 2010.

Opportunity Green Business Conference at UCLA - calendar

Opportunity Green offers a unique weekend sustainability business experience at UCLA Campus where industry leaders, cultural creatives, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 executives converge to further...

Kaelo Responsible Business Summit - calendar

This year’s Kaelo Responsible Business Summit, proudly supported by Absa and MTN SA Foundation will take place from 8-9 September 2009 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa....

CSR'09 - calendar

The Fourth Edition of the International CSR Conference in Romania, CSR’09 Turning Innovation into Responsibility, organized by Saga Business & Community will take place on October 20 and 21 at...

World Congress on Organic Cotton – From Fashion to Sustainability - calendar

On the occasion of the UN Year of Natural Fibers 2009 the International Congress on Organic Cotton ‘From Fashion to Sustainability’ is organized by Helvetas, in collaboration with the international...

Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement - calendar

What works and what doesn’t work when companies engage with stakeholders on sustainability? Find out this September 14-15 in NYC at Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement . This event offers...

Sustainable Brands 2009 - calendar

Sustainable Brands 2009 - 31 May to 4 June - Join our 3rd annual gathering of business leaders focused on sustainability as the key driver of business opportunity and brand value.  ...

Procter & Gamble releases 2009 Sustainability Report - reports

The report outlines P&G's progress in improving the environmental profile of products and operations and delivery of several new, sustainable product innovations.

Integrating Sustainability with Business Strategy - calendar

This workshop presented by international sustainability expert, Dr. Sanjay Sharma will give you the tools to link corporate and sustainability value, change mindsets, foster innovation, build...

Diageo publishes Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Diageo, the global premium drinks business, has published its seventh corporate citizenship report, detailing what it is doing to build a sustainable business.

World Innovation Summit - calendar

A world that acts globally needs a global meeting place for new ideas and solutions. A world that evolves faster than ever before needs an event that keeps pace with business innovation. Welcome...

Achmea releases CSR report - reports

Achmea, based in The Netherlands, and part of the European group, Eureko,  truly believes in 'giving something back to society', and acts accordingly, not just paying 'lip service' to the...

Ashridge Integrating Corporate Responsibility programme - calendar

The Ashridge Integrating Corporate Responsibility programme has been specifically designed to meet the real world continuing professional development needs of Corporate Responsibility and...

OTE publishes 2008 CR Report - reports

OTE, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Ford Motor Company has released its 2008/9 Sustainability Report - reports

Ford Motor Company has released its 2008/9 Sustainability Report, entitled Blueprint for Sustainability - Our Future Works. Despite a challenging business and economic climate, Ford Motor Company...

Down to earth 2008 - calendar

This two day conference, running Friday October 31 to Saturday November 1, builds on the success of the conversations started at our first conference – The next great transformation - with the Eden...

Abbott releases 2008 Global Citizenship Report - reports

The global health care company Abbott has released its 2008 Global Citizenship Report, entitled "Advancing Innovation" .

Sustainable construction projects honoured by Holcim - reports

The second cycle of the Holcim Awards competition has reached its pinnacle, with the top sustainable construction projects out of thousands of submissions from all continents having been...

The 4th Annual CSR Partnerships Conference - calendar

CSR Partnerships is a fourth time, focused two day conference dealing with all aspects of Biz-NGO, B2B and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships The content of the conference is a result of 6 months...

Sustainable Brands 08 - calendar

Join a vibrant mix of top brand leaders, product designers, sustainability executives and the network of experts who support them at The Sustainable Brands Conference. Meet like-minded executives,...

Good Deals – the first national Social Investment Conference - calendar

Billionaire venture capitalist and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter is to speak at the first national Social Investment Conference on May 6th. Brought to you by the Office of the Third Sector in the...

Procter & Gamble Increases Sustainability Goals - reports

Procter & Gamble has increased its established set of corporate sustainability goals for 2012.

3rd Annual Best Practice Sustainability Reporting - calendar

Among the Global Fortune Top 250 companies, 52 per cent of them publish sustainability reports, and 64 per cent include sustainability information in their financial reports. The number of...

The Responsible Business Summit - calendar

The Responsible Business Summit is the largest CSR conference in Europe. Featuring insight from the President of Starbucks Europe, the European Chairman of Microsoft, the European President of...

ACCSR Annual Conference - calendar

Raising the Bar: Leading Sustainable Business in 2008 Hear from leaders of business, government and civil society...

ABN Amro Real releases its third Sustainability Report - reports

Brazilian bank ABN AMRO Real has just released the third edition of its Sustainability Report. Presented in magazine format, the report describes how ABN AMRO Real is incorporating sustainability...

ICCSR 5th Annual Symposium - calendar

The purpose of the symposium is to contribute to the understanding of how businesses can learn about responsible business through their relationships with their stakeholders. Emphasis will be on...

Green Retail 08 - calendar

Green Retail is a conference devoted to addressing issues of sustainability in the retail sector. Carefully selected industry experts will give your company hands on approaches to how you can...

The Marks & Spencer Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Marks & Spencer has just published its latest CSR Report covering performance during 2004/05. This is the high street retailer's second Report following its Review published in June 2003.

Motivate Internal And External Audiences With Engaging Environmental Messages - calendar

A one-day conference by The ENDS Report More companies then ever are realising the benefits of going ‘green’; not only as a social responsibility target but as a real way to engage their...

B4E - Global Business Summit for the Environment - calendar

The world environment is at a tipping point. After years of debate it is now clear and agreed that mankind, rapid economic growth and industry are the major contributing factors to global warming...

The Novo Nordisk Annual Report 2005 - reports

Novo Nordisk has issued its second integrated Annual Report covering both financial and non-financial performance in 2005.

Inspiring futures: creating and leading sustainable enterprises - calendar

The 10th Annual Impact Conference We live in a rapidly changing world, a world changing in ways most of us did not expect, one in which fundamental assumptions are being challenged and where...

The Guardian Climate Change Summit - calendar

Everywhere you look people are talking about climate change. How we can respond as individuals is well documented, but what about our corporate responsibility? How easy is it to reconcile...

Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability - calendar

The Stanford Center for Social Innovation offers a pioneering new executive program for leaders in business, government, nonprofit, and political action organizations. Drawing from a...

Microsoft establishes technology skills partnership - reports

Microsoft has launched a technology skills partnership for unemployed textile workers in Portugal in conjunction with the Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industries of Portugal...

Microsoft publishes 2005 Citizenship Report - reports

Microsoft's mission - 'to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realise their full potential' - is a key focus of the company's 2005 Citizenship Report, published this month.

Barclays partners with Unreasonable Group to support entrepreneurs  - bestpractice

The bank’s joint programme is part of its Shared Growth Ambition strategy to improve lives while providing returns to shareholders. Tom Idle reports…    As...

SABIC finds profit in good practice - bestpractice

The Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) cuts carbon emissions by recycle CO2. Miranda Ingram reports…    Global petrochemical giant SABIC is celebrating...

Verizon's Second Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Verizon Communications recently published its second corporate responsibility report, Living Our Values.

BT launches 2008 Sustainability report - reports

Innovation and implementation are the themes of BT's 2008 Sustainability report.  As the business powers ahead with its transformation, the report focuses on the company's commitment to...

Arrow “guides innovation forward” by helping children become the innovators of the future - bestpractice

Arrow takes on the challenge of bringing technology to people with no electricity. Miranda Ingram reports…   Every so often a concept comes along that is so simple and so...

Arrow “guides innovation forward” by helping children become the innovators of the future - bestpractice

Giving back the Aimia way to create real social value - bestpractice

A Data Philanthropy model pairs analytics experts with specific charities to drive greater social impact through new knowledge and insights. Tom Idle reports…   In 2014,...

Giving back the Aimia way to create real social value - bestpractice

A Data Philanthropy model pairs analytics experts with specific charities to drive greater social impact through new knowledge and insights. Tom Idle reports…     In...

CDL embarks on its next phase of sustainability innovation - bestpractice

CDL integrates sustainability into its business strategy to provide a holistic account of its value creation for stakeholders. Adam Woodhall reports...   Sustainability, when done...

UBS invests in sustainability for financial and societal return - bestpractice

Banking came into its own in the first industrial revolution. Banks were the intermediaries between the people with money and the ideas and opportunities of the community they served. Now,...

Raising the bar for community impact - bestpractice

Founded in 1976 by royal decree and 70% government owned, Riyadh based SABIC is already one of the world’s largest petrochemical manufacturers with over 40,000 employees working in 50...

Sustainable Innovation 06: 11th international conference - calendar

Sustainable Innovation 06 will provide a platform to discuss global challenges and opportunities for sustainable product/service development and design. It will highlight best practice and...

Digging deep to ensure a greener legacy - bestpractice

We’ve adorned ourselves with it for thousands of years and its very existence made pirates dizzy with greed. Its applications range from micro-circuitry and medical products to the coating...

Spending valuable time on financial education - bestpractice

Research by the Money Advice Service maintains that adult habits around money can be formed as early as the age of seven. And in this fast evolving technical age, where the whole, traditional...

Barilla’s onto a good thing with sustainability strategy - bestpractice

Right from the start, the Italian food company Barilla has combined the achievement of economic goals with social commitments to the areas in which it operates. Knowledge of social and economic...

Barilla's onto a good thing with sustainability strategy - bestpractice

Right from the start, the Italian food company Barilla has combined the achievement of economic goals with social commitments to the areas in which it operates. Knowledge of social and economic...

The 2nd Annual China Power & Alternative Energy Summit 2006 - calendar

Grasping the pulse of the development of China’s power grids Learn the new trends of investment in the China power sector Implications of Renewable Energy Law and its implementation rules...

Upgrading citizenship to a whole new level - bestpractice

In order to build a truly sustainable organisation, global companies these days acknowledge that the umbrella of their stakeholders extends further than ever before. Chris Librie, senior...

Taking a responsible approach to change - bestpractice

The origins of financial services were good. Banks, insurance companies and investment houses used the power of the collective to pool and manage money, offering the customer a better deal than...

Learning sustainability by degrees - bestpractice

The International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility based at Nottingham University Business School has long forged a path in the pursuit of academic recognition for the CR and...

Ford Motor Company publishes its eighth sustainability report - reports

For a more sustainable future, Ford Motor Company's eighth sustainability report, is now available

Learning sustainability by degrees - bestpractice

The International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility based at Nottingham University Business School has long forged a path in the pursuit of academic recognition for the CR and...

New Arthur D. Little Report - The Innovation High Ground - reports

Arthur D. Little finds not enough companies are realizing the benefits from Sustainability Driven Innovation.

Making the right connections - bestpractice

Last summer National Grid was named Responsible Business of the Year by business led charity Business in the Community (BITC). Taking over the mantle from Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid was...

Helping deliver multi-stakeholder social value - bestpractice

Whether you are a major financial institution or a well loved family food business, societal issues at a local, national and global level have an impact on your business. Societal, economic and...

Helping deliver multi-stakeholder social value - bestpractice

Whether you are a major financial institution or a well loved family food business, societal issues at a local, national and global level have an impact on your business. Societal, economic and...

Helping deliver multi-stakeholder social value - bestpractice

Whether you are a major financial institution or a well loved family food business, societal issues at a local, national and global level have an impact on your business. Societal, economic and...

Building up a greener real estate industry - bestpractice

The Republic of Singapore is a highly urbanised state and much of its original vegetation has disappeared, though it still harbours a wide range of biodiversity. So, to preserve and improve its...

Arthur D Little produces its white paper - reports

Arthur D. Little's, "Green Purchasing Power" white paper, looks at how leading businesses are benefiting from a sustainable approach to procurement.

Making recycling child’s play - bestpractice

Eco-Rom Ambalaje is an organisation made up of 14 companies operating in Romania which first got together to implement the Green Dot European programme for integrated waste in the country. From...

Making recycling child’s play - bestpractice

Eco-Rom Ambalaje is an organisation made up of 14 companies operating in Romania which first got together to implement the Green Dot European programme for integrated waste in the country. From...

Swinging into top gear - bestpractice

Companies that buck the trend in today’s climate of cuts and austerity stand out in the crowd. The British vehicle maker Jaguar Land Rover has recorded growth while most businesses...

Arthur D. Little: Delivering Sustainable Performance through Integrity and Innovation - reports

Arthur D. Little have published a new study entitled Sustainability Value Formula: Integrity + Innovation = Sustainable Performance'.

Arthur D. Little's new report: The Carbon Margin - reports

Arthur D. Little is delighted to announce the publication of its new report 'The Carbon Margin: Translating carbon exposure into competitive advantage' launched today.

Context spotlights corporate sustainability excellence - reports

News from Context: Corporate Sustainability Excellence in Context highlights examples of excellence that go beyond the "usual suspects".

A winning formula built on trust and integrity - bestpractice

We live in a carbon-constrained world. While international and domestic legislation may move slowly, cities can act more quickly, implementing tangible changes towards the goal of sustainable...

Just five minutes - bestpractice

In keeping with almost everyone during a recession, UK charities are cautious about the future. According to a National Council for Voluntary Organisations survey published in September, a third...

Procter & Gamble Releases 10th Annual Sustainability Report - reports

Procter & Gamble has released its 10th annual sustainability report.

Arthur D. Little launches new carbon futures report - reports

A new white paper from the global management consultancy Arthur D. Little looks at the future of carbon markets post-2012.

accessing all areas - bestpractice

GSK is recognised for its efforts in the access to medicine (ATM) field. It came out comfortably on top of the global ATM index in 2008 and again in 2010 - and has won numerous other awards for its...

ArcelorMittal publishes Corporate Responsibility report - reports

ArcelorMittal has announced the publication of its first Corporate Responsibility report 2007; Taking Responsibility for Transforming Tomorrow.

a matter of principle - bestpractice

Most companies that take sustainability seriously strive to integrate responsible business principles right across their organization rather than allowing them to exist only within the confines of...

Deutsche Post release Sustainability Report 2008 - reports

Deutsche Post World Net, the logistics company that owns the DHL, Deutsche Post and Postbank brands, has published its Sustainability Report 2008.

Arthur D Little's - reports

A new study from Arthur D. Little, "Sustainable Performance Delivered", provides an insight into the market drivers of sustainable performance.

reaching for the sky - bestpractice

Whatever your take on modern urban architecture, you can’t help but be impressed with HSBC’s new headquarters in Mexico City. Four years in the making, its 36 floors of glistening steel and glass...

Philips announces 33 per cent increase in green product sales - reports

Royal Philips Electronics announced today that it achieved a 33 per cent increase in sales of 'green products'.

SC Johnson publishes its 2007 Public Report - reports

SC Johnson, the US-based consumer goods manufacturer of products such as Windex®, Shout® and Scrubbing Bubbles®, has published its 2007 Public Report.

tackling gambling risks - bestpractice

Camelot has taken steps to reduce the likelihood of its products leading to problem gambling among vulnerable customers. In partnership with others, the company...

MAKING THE WEB SAFER - bestpractice

Cable & Wireless has worked with a non-governmental organization to improve internet safety for the last six years. The partnership has provided a way for the...

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