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Germans discuss ethics of automated driving - news

By Antonio Pasolini — The country that is home to some of the world's most influential philosophers, such as Nietzsche and Kant, as well as some of the best cars in the world, seems...

Trust in an era of ‘alternative' facts - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — The Global Thinkers Forum is a social purpose organisation that launched in 2012 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. It works for change by...

Housing crisis offers an opportunity to implement electricity demand management - news

By Simon Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer, geo — In my last article for Ethical Performance I outlined what the near future will look like if our demands for electricity outstrip supply...

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

By Antonio Pasolini — Some lucky Londoners who happen to stand at a trio of central London bus stops will see the air around them change for the better. This is thanks to an initiative to...

De Beers innovates to become carbon neutral - news

By Brian Collett —  De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company, has begun research that could make some of its mines carbon-neutral within five years.    ...

The future of energy is disruptive - news

By Adam Woodhall — The aim of the recent event ‘Energy Live Future’ was to highlight the cutting edge innovation that is surging through the energy industry. The organisers,...

How can online companies tackle delivery problems? - news

By James Middleton, Street Stream — Delivery problems have been the bane of the ecommerce market since people started selling online. You can have a website with amazing UX, superb...

Another record-breaking year for renewable energy: more capacity for less money - news

By Adam Woodhall — Just prior to the launch of their Renewables 2017 Global Status Report , which found there was a record of 161 GW added to global power capacity, for 23% less...

EC considers new rules for Internet companies - news

By Brian Collett — New rules preventing web platforms such as Google and Amazon from offering unfair terms to small businesses selling or promoting products are being considered by the...

LSE’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ recognizes fast growing green enterprises - news

By Roger Aitken — The London Stock Exchange’s latest annual ‘1,000 Companies To Inspire Britain’, has, for the first time, profiled in detail some of the enterprises...

National CSR Awards 2017 winners revealed - news

The National CSR Awards 2017, sponsored by Revive and now in their third year, were held at the impressive Lord’s Cricket Ground last night (18 May) and saw businesses of all sizes...

  Innovations to make fuel, packaging, and products from waste - news

By Brian Collett — A sustainable fuel from wastewater is being developed by the SEAT S.A. car maker and the Spanish water management company Aqualia.        ...

Responsible Business Week: showcasing companies that make a positive impact - news

By Amanda MacKenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community — Business comes in for a lot of criticism, from excessive executive pay to how much corporation tax is paid, and there is a...

Communities thrive when corporations thrive  - news

Interview with Henry Stoever, CMO, NACD by Tom Idle   According to the National Association of Corporate Directors – whose 17,000 members represent around 98% of the Fortune...

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...

Why electric vehicles are driving us towards demand management - news

By Simon Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer, geo — Without wishing to be dramatic, if something is not done about the demands on the national grid, we are literally in danger of the lights...

Australian solar power customers support community solar projects - news

By Brian Collett — A green Australian electricity company has given customers the option of paying slightly higher rates to finance community solar projects.  Powershop, which...

Capgemini UK launches ambitious carbon reduction targets - news

By Brian Collett — The UK arm of Capgemini, the global consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider, has set itself two demanding targets for reducing its present annual carbon...

UK VCs focus on ESG-driven investments - news

By Vikas Vi — A Venture Capital Trust (VCT) is a type of publicly listed, tax-advantaged investment fund in the UK, designed as a way for individual investors to gain access to VC...

Top 10 business and human rights issues for 2017 - news

By Brian Collett — A priority for employers must be to rectify social inequality, now clearly highlighted by the wealth gap, reports the London-based Institute for Human Rights and...

The renewable revolution  - news

By Adam Woodhall — In Britain and beyond, businesses large and small are getting on with a rapid transition to renewables, despite mixed messages coming from the UK government.  ...

UK Millennials buy responsible brands this holiday - news

By Sangeeta Haindl — A UK survey reveals that 55 percent of 18-34 year olds, known as Millennials, are switching brand loyalty, which should be a focus for businesses this holiday season...

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...

“Partnership, Purpose and Productivity”—RSA panel outlines strategies for the changing workplace - news

By Andy Hix—To quote recent Nobel Prize Laureate Bob Dylan, the times they are a-changing, and more rapidly than ever. Technology is developing at break-neck speed and threatening to...

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...

Value chain approach: a focus on food waste - news

By Michael Grosse—Each year an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted globally. This mountain of food would be over eight Eiffel Towers tall and includes about 45% of fruit...

Future generations prepare for work with DP World Education Programme - news

By Sangeeta Haindl — In our fast-paced, technology-driven and globalised world, consumers expect just about anything from anywhere delivered promptly to their door. International logistics...

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,...

The Institute of Business Ethics reports on best business practices for the next 30 years - news

The Institute of Business Ethics is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a report that looks at how trust in business can be regained.    “The Institute of Business...

Taking the lead in stormy times - news

By Adam Woodhall — How are corporate sustainability professionals—and the organisations they work with—to lead through this post-Brexit period facing our society? How are they...

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...

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,...

Brexit mustn’t mean wreckxit - news

by Adam Woodhall — A Baroness, professor, a past CEO of the Environment Agency and Boris Johnson’s father were just a few of the assembled luminaries who gathered to discuss and...

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...

The Cherie Blair Foundation mentors women entrepreneurs through technology - news

The Cherie Blair Foundation released a report for its Mentoring Women in Business Programme at an event in Johannesburg, South Africa in late June. On the occasion, Blair delivered a keynote...

Women's Equality Day: interview with Shelley Zalis - news

Interview by Sangeeta Haindl   Equality in the workplace and gender pay is a stubborn issue, one which hit the UK headlines on 23 August, when research from the Institute of Fiscal...

Is now the time to go green? - news

by Andy Jones — Clean 200 has released the rankings of the top 200 sustainable companies in the world.   Omitting the likes of oil lobbying companies, forced labour workforces,...

Standish Mellon joins climate bond partnership intensifying ‘sustainable investing’ commitment - news

by Roger Aitken—Standish Mellon Asset Management (‘Standish’), a BNY Mellon investment boutique with around $158 billion (£121bn, €143bn) of assets under management,...

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...

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...

The Prince of Wales' responsible business network announces new Chief Executive - news

Business in the Community, whose president is HRH The Prince of Wales, has appointed Amanda Mackenzie as the fourth Chief Executive in its 34-year history. Mackenzie has worked at a senior...

Tech can have a huge impact in reducing carbon emissions: BT report - news

by RP Siegel — We hear a lot about smart technology these days: smart cars, smart cities, smart grid, etc., with an implied promise that these smart things will be far more efficient than...

Corporate world moves forward with human rights transparency - news

By Antonio Pasolini — Supply chain transparency regarding human rights is becoming an increasingly important CSR issue. After consulting with more than 400 contributors, the Corporate...

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...

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 measurable impact - news

by Frank E. Celli, CEO, BioHiTech Global   Each year, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food that farmers grow never makes it to our plates. Tons of it ends up in landfills, where...

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...

Webinar today to discuss risk-free supply chain - news

Webinar Alert : Today, Mar 1, 3 pm (GMT) a free live webinar with Timberland’ s Sustainability Director and Maersk ’s Head of Responsible Procurement will discuss building a...

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...

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...

BLOG: ESOS – the proof of the audit is in the saving - news

If anyone needs convincing of the value of ESOS, we have the evidence, writes Thomas Whiffen, Senior Energy Specialist, National Energy Foundation. Over the course of the first tranche of...

East Capital’s China environmental strategy whets ‘clean-tech’ appetite - news

East Capital, an emerging and frontier markets specialist headquartered in Stockholm that actively manages €2.1bn of assets in public and private equity as well as real estate, transitioned...

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...

Japan to help develop smart cities in India - news

A Japanese research institute is partnering with an Indian technology institute to share its ideas on how to make Indian cities ‘smart’ and also take back Indian cultural ideas in an...

BLOG: Why diversity matters to capacity-driven success - news

Diversity tends to be a very hot topic on the web and in the news. It has been for decades. You would think there would be more movement in this direction, and while we gain inches here and...

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...

British drivers reluctant to embrace electric vehicle technology - news

The number of electric cars on Britain’s roads may have shot up to more than 40,000 from just 3,500 two years ago, but a new survey has shown that only 3% of motorists are interested in...

Premier Inn makes a splash with water recycling system - news

One of Premier Inn’s newest hotels, the Premier Inn at Abu Dhabi International Airport, is the first to feature an innovative greywater recycling system which is already saving 60 litres...

Roger Aitken, analyst, examines the December 2015 data - news

Among UK Registered funds over the past one year to 30 November 2015, the £2,343.66m Pictet-Water USD fund was top ranked in Morningstar’s analysis of 251 sector funds with a...

Getting up a thirst for sustainability - news

‘Transformational’ improvements at its distilleries stand the global drinks giant Diageo in good stead in the face of ongoing carbon and water issues. But securing its long-term...

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....

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...

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...

Roger Aitken, analyst, examines the November 2015 data - news

In the UK registered funds sector Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-Cap Fund I, a £120.38m fund, top ranked over the past one year to 31 October 2015 with a cumulative return of...

Changing behaviour bottom up, not just top down - news

Tackling air pollution isn’t solely a legislative issue, people have to be encouraged into new behaviours, argues Lord Drayson Air pollution is getting a lot of air-time. In the last...

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...

Circular Ocean initiative to encourage green enterprise - news

Companies and academic bodies are to be asked to propose new action on the millions of tons of plastic waste being washed up on northern European shores. Specialist companies and others...

Kia maps out five-year ambition for green car leadership - news

Korea’s Kia Motors is looking to drive the market for more environmentally-friendly cars by giving investment into fuel-efficient technologies a significant boost. The brand’s...

British start-up Adaptavate honoured with Green Alley Award win - news

An eco-friendly alternative to plasterboard, made up of 75% agricultural waste, took top honours at Europe's recent Green Alley Awards which celebrate the circular economy. Produced by...

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...

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...

Channel NewsAsia ranks top performing companies for sustainability - news

Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia and its partners, CSR Asia, and Sustainalytics, have announced the list of top performing Asian companies for the 2015 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability...

Bank of England’s Carney challenges business over climate change risk - news

The world will suffer financial crises and falling living standards unless economically strong countries ensure that companies admit their present and future carbon emissions, the Bank of...

Electric cars set to become new norm, research finds - news

Electric vehicles will be the vehicle of choice for motorists by 2026, research among teenagers and learner drivers has revealed. The findings revealed that that more than eight in 10 (81%)...

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,...

Cecil the lion and the big data revolution - news

‘Big data’ has been one of the buzz phrases of the last five years and has already spawned an analytics industry worth $125bn. But is it all hype or does it have the power to...

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...

Driving a wedge between consumers and green debate - news

As if it wasn’t hard enough convincing consumers to become greener drivers – stop that idling engine while you close the garage doors, slow down using your gears only fool! –...

Korean pharma company forges artisanal legacy preservation path - news

Until the early 1950s South Korea was a traditional agricultural society. That way of life was largely swept away by the Korean War and the rapid industrialization that followed. Today,...

Konica Minolta looks to develop greener credentials - news

Konica Minolta, Inc, the Japanese technology company headquartered in Tokyo, is looking to reduce CO2 emissions over product lifecycles by 80% by 2050 (compared with 2005). One key way...

Carbon nanofibre technology to pose ethical challenge to industry? - news

A newly created system that sucks carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and converts it into carbon nanofibres as raw material for manufacturing could eventually pose an ethical challenge to...

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...

Mars UK joins Fairtrade's Cocoa Sourcing Program - news

It may help consumers work, rest and play but the iconic Mars bar is also now helping to improve the lives of West African cocoa farmers. From today, the first bars featuring...

BLOG - Easy transportation only way to sustain city well-being - news

Yesterday, Sunday 27 September was a good day to be in Paris, writes AkzoNobel 's Johan Widheden , Sustainability Specialist.  Earmarked as La Journeé sans Voiture –...

Fortune 500 companies pledge to use 100% renewable electricity - news

Partner numbers at RE100 are swelling with news that a number of globally recognized US businesses have joined the campaign, pledging to source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources....

UPS drives electric delivery vehicles further with TEVVA - news

Delivery giant UPS has launched its first range-extended electric delivery vehicle for initial trials in the UK, developed in collaboration with TEVVA Motors. Range-extending technology...

SRI Fund Spotlight: CLI Framlington Health A - news

CLI Framlington Health A, an OEIC fund that seeks capital growth by investing in healthcare and medical services and products companies globally (including pharmaceutical producers, biotech...

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...

APP pledge to restore peatlands sets important benchmark - news

One of the world’s largest paper producers is to clear and restore 7,000 hectares of its plantations in Indonesia to protect carbon-rich peatlands. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) hopes...

EIC calls for extension of construction emissions policy - news

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has welcomed a new London scheme to improve air quality in the capital, and calls for it to be implemented in other UK cities. From September,...

IKEA first global retailer to offer LED only lighting - news

Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA will become the first major global retailer to offer a 100% LED lighting range when the brand’s LED roll-out completes this September. Steve...

New appointments at ECI - news

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) has appointed Ronnie Kann as executive vice president, research and program development. Prior to ECI, Kann worked for CEB (formerly The Corporate...

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....

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu picked up the most prestigious award at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards winning the title of overall Responsible...

Robeco Chinese Equities Class D EUR fund performance examined by Roger Aitken - news

The £1,035.13 million (€1,461.09m) Robeco Chinese Equities Class D EUR Acc fund top ranked the UK Registered Fund sector out of 251 funds over the past one year to 30 June 2015 with...

NT commits £30m to updating energy intensive buildings - news

The National Trust, Europe’s biggest conservation charity, is investing £30m, in renewable energy to heat and power more of its historic places. The news follows the successful...

Tidal power opportunity proposed for Bristol Channel - news

A marine fence across the Bristol Channel, now at the planning and development stage, is estimated to have the potential to supply 5% of Britain’s energy needs from tidal power. The...

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...

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu scooped the title of Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards. Taking over the...

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...

Newsweek names global green companies - news

Three healthcare companies top this year’s global green league table published by Newsweek, the US weekly current affairs magazine. The list is headed by Biogen, the group based in...

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,...

REC solar panels now certified for floating installations - news

REC, a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, has completed tests to confirm that its solar panels can be deployed in floating solar installations to the same standards of...

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...

John Elikington joins Positive Luxury - news

John Elkington, a world authority on corporate responsibility, has joined the sustainability advisory council of Positive Luxury, the company behind the interactive Trust Mark, which uses...

Amazon takes top spot in Gartner supply chain ranking - news

Information technology research and advisory company, Gartner has issued its annual Supply Chain Top 25. The top five include three from last year — Amazon, McDonald’s and...

Gates charity challenged to divest fossil fuel stocks - news

Bill Gates, founder of one of the world’s biggest corporations, has been asked to lead the fight against climate change. Gates, who set up Microsoft in 1975, could set an example by...

Renault-Nissan to drive Paris talks - news

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world leader in zero-emission mobility, will provide a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s...

Roger Aitken examines AXA Framlington Health R Inc - news

AXA Framlington Health R Inc., a £563.52m fund, topped ranked the UK funds sector over the past year to 31 March 2015 with a robust performance of +44.42%. It followed superlative...

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...

Putting a price on your corporate reputation - news

A good reputation is more valuable than money, they say. Yet you wouldn’t think so these days with so many businesses still loathe to pay the Living Wage and happily keeping staff on zero...

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 &...

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...

Lenovo takes CSR strategy into new markets - news

Chinese technology giant Lenovo has teamed up with non-profit United Way to support a variety of education projects in France, Israel, Romania and the UK. Catherine Ladousse, director of...

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...

Experts call for new ministerial role to promote financial inclusion - news

An independent body of experts and parliamentarians have called for financial inclusion to be a high public policy priority, going as far as urging the appointment of a Minister for Financial...

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...

inside investment Time shortening between ESG issues emerging and market reaction - MSCI - news

A report from MSCI ESG Research, a provider of research and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) business practices of companies globally, has suggested that that...

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...

Canada’s Bombardier under fire in Korea - news

South Korean prosecutors are accusing Bombardier Inc., a major Canadian aerospace and transportation manufacturer of making gifts to local officials to help the firm win a valuable contract to...

Apple bans bonded labour practices - news

Apple, the US technology multinational regarded as the world’s biggest company, has banned bonded labour and servitude, under which new employees are charged fees on recruitment. The...

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,...

‘Transformational’ volunteering to replace ‘transactional’ in US - news

The days of counting employee volunteer hours as an indicator of valuable community service are on the wane. Corporate volunteer programs in the US and globally are moving in the direction...

Jaguar Land Rover makes safety leap with 'Bike Sense' research - news

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing a range of new technologies that will use colours, sounds and touch inside cars to alert drivers to potential hazards and prevent accidents involving...

GeSI announces 2015 board of directors - news

The new Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) board of directors has taken office. Deutsche Telekom, Verizon, and ETNO representatives were elected Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets December 2014 data - news

Robeco Indian Equities D EUR Acc, a £22.78m fund, again top ranked amongst UK Registered funds over the past year to 30 November 2014 with an improved cumulative return of +49.31% versus...

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...

AOL furthers commitment to diversity and inclusion - news

American media technology giant AOL is bolstering its commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion with the creation of a nonprofit private foundation which will be focused on creating...

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...

Cruise ships scrub up on emissions at Royal Caribbean - news

Royal Caribbean Cruises is to retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems, underscoring its commitment to meet, or exceed, environmental standards. The...

UPS and DHL awarded European label for sustainable transport - news

Green Freight Europe (GFE) has awarded UPS and Deutsche Post DHL with their ‘first leaf’ - an award given to companies that have shared CO2 data and information on policies,...

Jobs need protection as well as planet, says TUC - news

Unions have warned that they may not be able to support global climate change legislation if it fails to protect workers' jobs, says the TUC. Although unions plan to support the United...

M&S makes headway on 2020 sustainability targets - news

Marks & Spencer is making significant progress in embedding its sustainable business plan – Plan A – across its operations, according to a half-year update just issued by the...

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...

BSR puts transformation and transparency in the spotlight - news

Creating more uniform methods of reporting KPIs, fostering collaborations between corporations and NGOs and looking at what companies can do to improve living conditions for workers, were among...

New wind power body for shipping industry in full sail - news

An international association has been created to facilitate and promote wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide. The International Windship Association (IWSA) will facilitate and...

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...

Watson to lead BRE environment programme - news

Building science centre BRE has appointed University College London Professor of Engineering Systems Jeremy Watson to lead on its built environment research programme. The programme, which...

DECC appoints new chief scientific advisor - news

Professor John Loughhead OBE FREng FTSE has been appointed DECC’s chief scientific advisor. Professor Loughhead is currently Executive Director at UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)...

Building a sustainable future - news

We, in the OECD countries, spend about 90% of our lives inside buildings so it should be pretty clear that healthy and comfortable indoor environments contribute significantly to overall health...

Sunny outlook for solar power ahead of fossil fuels - news

The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy...

UNIDO and Dell establish e-waste management partnership - news

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Dell International LLC, the multinational technology solutions company, have signed an agreement to cooperate on identifying...

Report uncovers new layers of inequity for women in STEM industries - news

While it’s no secret that women in tech roles in STEM- the science, technology, engineering and maths industries - face significant challenges, a new report shows that those on the...

Low carbon future does not mean low profit, finds CDP report - news

Companies taking action to mitigate climate change have outperformed the Bloomberg World Index by 9.6%. The figures prove that a low carbon future does not mean low profit, say assessors...

Collectively.org aims to galvanise millenials - news

Some of the world’s biggest corporations have combined with the London-based NGO Forum for the Future to bring together businesses and customers to co-operate on sustainable living....

Tailoring old technology for sustainable fashion - news

Extending the average life of clothes by just three months of active use could lead to a significant reduction in carbon, water and waste footprints, claimed Novozymes at this week’s...

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...

Big business to sing from same hymn sheet over energy savings - news

The Big Energy Vision is a new multi-partner campaign to empower UK households to take control of rising energy bills. Supported by both big businesses - including Kingfisher, John Lewis,...

M&S boosts supply chain monitoring through Labor Link - news

British high street stalwart Marks & Spencer (M&S) has scaled up its use of mobile technology in the supply chain to poll 64,230 workers across 46 manufacturing locations in 5 countries...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the September data - news

The £76.63m Triodos Sustainable Pioneer K Retail Distribution fund top ranked over the past year to 31 August 2014 amongst UK Registered funds with cumulative return of +25.28% from the...

Opening the door to transparency - news

Transparency is a step beyond regular Corporate Social Responsibility - it means not just behaving ethically but showing how you’re doing it. Miranda Ingram reports  ...

HP comes under fire in Autonomy dispute - news

The US computer multinational Hewlett-Packard (HP), which is conducting a long-running dispute over its purchase of the UK technology company Autonomy, has itself been accused of deliberately...

The race for sustainability needs to shift a gear...or two - news

Listening to the dentist drill-like drone of the very first Formula E grand prix recently, it struck me that its aim to be about much more than just a new motor sport, “to help develop...

CR is increasingly defined by what a company does, not what it gives - news

Since the recession, businesses have been faced with an increasingly cynical public who are more concerned than ever about the ethics of the brands they choose to engage with. Working at...

Opening the door to transparency - news

Transparency is a step beyond regular Corporate Social Responsibility - it means not just behaving ethically but showing how you’re doing it. Miranda Ingram reports  ...

Emerging markets more focused on sustainability finds Grant Thornton - news

New figures from accountancy giant Grant Thornton show that business leaders in emerging markets are more focused on the sustainability of their operations than their peers in developed markets....

Five new board trustees for Forum - news

Sustainability charity Forum for the Future has taken on five new board trustees. Among them is a former Big Six energy boss, a broadcast journalist, a chartered accountant, a noted engineer and...

No change at the top as Unilever leads supply chain league - news

The top three companies in this year’s Gartner European supply chain ranking are unchanged from 2013. PG Tips maker Unilever comes in at no1, followed by Inditex (the Spanish fashion...

Rolls-Royce set to power up science teaching in UK - news

Power systems company Rolls-Royce has entered into a three-year partnership with UK education charity Teach First, to help provide inspirational science teaching to young people from...

More than one in three women suffer sexism in tech industry - news

Over 40% of women in the UK tech or IT industries have witnessed or experienced sexism in the workplace, a new survey has revealed. Sexism continues to be entrenched in the tech and IT...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the data - news

The £31m DNB ECO AR retail A (EUR) fund topped ranked amongst UK Registered funds over the past year to 31 July 2014 with a cumulative return of +16.88% versus +8.44%/`153rd over the past...

KPMG warns fraudsters “getting younger” - news

The profile of the typical fraudster has shifted from rogue senior executives to younger individuals funding extravagant lifestyles, finds KPMG’s latest Fraud Barometer. Fraud cases...

HP targets executives in UK fraud allegation - news

The US computer multinational Hewlett-Packard (HP), which is mounting a fraud action against a successful UK business it acquired three years ago, is now targeting two of its bosses. HP...

IBM and Dow to collaborate in Ethiopia sanitation programme - news

Five employees from chemicals giant Dow and three from technology colossus IBM are to participate in a joint global pro bono project with International Medical Corps (IMC) that will promote and...

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...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the July 2014 data - news

The £6.31m Guinness Alternative Energy C fund yet again surpassed its peers in the UK Registered funds sector in the year to 30 June 2014 with a +28.34% cumulative return versus a less...

Beware ‘changing of guard’ warns KPMG as fraudsters get younger - news

The profile of the typical fraudster has shifted from rogue senior executives to younger individuals funding extravagant lifestyles, finds KPMG’s latest Fraud Barometer. Fraud cases...

Novartis eyes collaboration deal with Google - news

Novartis’s eye care division Alcon has entered into an agreement with a division of Google Inc. to in-license its “smart lens” technology for ocular medical uses. The...

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...

National Grid named Responsible Business of the Year 2014 - news

National Grid has taken the mantle of Responsible Business of the Year from Jaguar LandRover following last night's Business in the Community's (BITC's) Awards. National Grid was...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the June 2014 data: - news

The £6.19m Guinness Alternative Energy C fund surpassed its peers in the UK Registered funds sector in the year to 31 May 2014 with a +22.07% cumulative return versus less than spectacular...

Research proves link between CR reporting and stock price uptick - news

New research offers proof that investment in, and subsequent reporting of, corporate social responsibility (CSR) improves a firm’s stock price. Professor CB Bhattacharya, E.ON Chair...

Illegal fishing threatens tuna stocks in Mediterranean - news

Illegal fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea continues to threaten the recovery of the species, a new study reports. At least 79 media accounts of bluefin tuna catches...

Apple faces renewed calls to address worker safety - news

Environmental and human rights organizations, socially responsible investment firms, and occupational health professionals from 27 countries have sent a letter to Apple vp of environmental...

Ford & Heinz collaborate on sustainable materials for vehicles - news

Researchers at Ford and Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibres in developing sustainable, composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing. Specifically, dried tomato skins could...

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...

IBM develops supply chain pilot in Zambia - news

Technology and consultancy giant IBM is working in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World...

Dell takes up closed-loop plastics supply chain - news

Technology giant Dell has become the first organisation to use the UL-Environment certified closed-loop recycled plastics in computer manufacturing. In partnership with Wistron GreenTech,...

Ecotricity saves British wind firm - news

Britain’s green energy company Ecotricity has bought small wind firm Evance out of administration. Evance have pioneered an innovative new windmill design which is 90% of the way...

Newlight sprints ahead with AirCarbon technology - news

US telecoms giant Sprint is to be one of the first companies to use AirCarbon, a new carbon-negative material made from greenhouse gas. The materia,l manufactured by California-based...

Employee performance boosted by CSR involvement - news

Employee engagement in CSR activities can demonstrably improve job performance, new research from ESMT European School of Management and Technology maintains. The study, published in the...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the April 2014 data - news

The £6.17m Guinness Alternative Energy C fund yet again outpaced peers in the UK Registered funds sector over the past year to 31 March 2014 with a cumulative +54.37% return albeit that...

Time to take a look at your data supply chain footprint - news

There’s a large elephant in your server room (data centre), writes Eiríkur Hrafnsson, co-founder and coo of GreenQloud. It’s something you’re not thinking about as...

Less plastic’s fantastic for Unilever’s Dove - news

Dove Body Wash bottles will contain a minimum 15% less plastic as a result of a newly developed packaging technology launched by Unilever. The Anglo Dutch toiletries giant intends to widen...

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...

Adobe wins eco accolade - news

Adobe has been named the Natural Efficiency Capital Leader of the technology industry by Trucost, a worldwide analyst firm focused on assessing corporate environmental impact. After...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the February 2014 data - news

The £5.94m Guinness Alternative Energy C fund continued its top ranking amongst UK Registered funds over the past year to 31 January 2014 with a cumulative +50.46% return versus past...

Soccer project scores winner with robust football design - news

Tim Jahnigen has designed a football that never goes flat, even when punctured multiple times. Inspiration struck while he was watching news footage about traumatized refugee youth in Darfur...

Unilever extends sustainable deo format - news

FMCG giant Unilever has extended its compressed deodorant aerosol format to its four male deo brands. Just one year after the launch of the award-winning technology, Unilever has sold...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the January data: - news

The £5.69m Guinness Alternative Energy C fund continued its top ranking amongst UK Registered funds over the past year to 31 December 2013 with a cumulative +67.62% performance. It...

Sea freight supply chain partnership - news

Technology provider EcoVadis and BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) have set up a partnership aimed at standardizing sustainability reporting requests for the sea freight supply chain....

Water waste comes under control - news

The California Water Foundation (CWF), East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), and WaterSmart Software have jointly published the results of an independent study that indicates providing...

Low-tech fraud makes unwelcome return - news

KPMG’s bi-annual Fraud Barometer has shown that while fraudsters are at the cutting edge of technology - attacking banks in the virtual world for example - some have reverted to...

Apple to refund $32.5m to beleaguered parents - news

Apple, the world’s most valuable information technology company, is to refund $32.5m (£19.9m, €23.9m) to parents whose children were able to buy from its App Store without...

Roger Aitken interprets the January data - news

The £6.92m Guinness Alternative Energy C fund continued its top ranking amongst UK Registered funds over the past year to 30 November 2013 with a cumulative +92.68% performance. This...

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...

Alcoa builds up sustainability - news

Greener by design… Pillars of Sustainable Education, a new $1.5m cross-sector programme created by Alcoa Foundation and Architecture for Humanity to explore the use of sustainable...

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...

Arriva to invest £4.5m in rail eco-technology - news

European transport group Arriva is to invest £4.5m in eco-technology at its UK rail operations. More than 580 train cabs from 15 different train fleets at the group's Arriva Trains...

Dell funds collection sites of East Africa’s first e-waste hub - news

IT giant Dell is funding two collection sites for the first large-scale e-waste recycling facility in East Africa and has plans for 40 more. The opening of the East Africa Compliant...

Volvo pioneers ‘sustainable mobility’ with self-driving cars - news

Sweden is to pilot the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving project in which 100 self-driving Volvo cars will use public roads in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish...

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...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the November 2013 data: - news

The £6.58m Guinness Alternative Energy C fund continued its top ranking amongst UK Registered funds over the past year to 31 October 2013 with an improving cumulative +94.44% performance...

Chrysler revs up for wildlife - news

Chrysler Group LLC received international recognition recently for its commitment to environmental stewardship at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) 25th Annual Symposium, Celebrating...

Novartis honoured with Global Corporate Citizenship Award - news

In recognition of its significant on-going contributions to malaria control and elimination, Novartis has been honoured with the Global Corporate Citizenship Award at the Malaria No More...

Time to realise the power of renewables? - news

This year Ofgem announced that Britain will face an energy drought by 2015, as our ageing coal fired power stations are systematically decommissioned. Whilst the materialization of Hinkley Point...

SRI turns over new leaf with newfound investors - news

There is emerging evidence that in addition to straight philanthropy through donation or foundations, Ultra High Net Worth Investors (UNHWIs)are also financing social investment. Equally, there...

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...

Dell powers up youth programme - news

IT giant Dell is to provide nearly $2.4m to 26 American. organizations as part of its Powering the Possible for Communities Youth Learning Initiative. The initiative aims to close the...

Search engine giants crackdown on child abuse images - news

Search engine giants Google and Microsoft are to take measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online. They say that as many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that...

Colombian farmers get coffee break with SAP - news

German multinational corporation SAP is supplying technology and training to Colombian coffee farmers in an attempt to help them develop more sustainable business practices. The software...

Voting open for L’Oréal community recognition awards - news

Voting is now open for L’Oréal’s annual community recognition awards in the US. The Women of Worth programme recognises women who embody the spirit of the French beauty...

UK tech companies awarded Clean and Cool Mission to Brazil places - news

A select group of innovative UK technology companies have been awarded places on the Clean and Cool Mission to Brazil to explore business opportunities aimed at tacking climate change and...

World Food Prize goes to Mary-Dell Chilton - news

Syngenta Biotechnology founder and Distinguished Science Fellow Mary-Dell Chilton, PhD, received the 2013 World Food Prize along with two other distinguished scientists. The $250,000 World...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the data: - news

Guinness Alternative Energy C, a £3.72m fund, came top amongst UK Registered funds over the past year to 30 September 2013 with an improving cumulative +77.63% return, but lagged with a...

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...

Two new directors for Two Tomorrows - news

Two Tomorrows, the international sustainability adviser and part of the DNV GL Group, has further strengthened its advisory team with the appointment of three senior sustainability consultants....

Dell ramps up CSR strategy with Legacy of Good plan - news

ITC giant Dell is incorporating a 2020 Legacy of Good plan into its current ‘Powering the Possible’ CSR strategy. The computer company says that the plan is designed to...

Boeing and SAA build biofuel collaboration - news

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. The...

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...

Boeing & South African Airways collaborate for sustainable biofuel - news

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. The...

World’s largest solar plant enters commercial operation - news

The world’s largest parabolic trough solar plant entered commercial operation in the US this week. It is also the first solar plant in the US with thermal energy storage which allows...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the October data: - news

Guinness Alternative Energy C, a £2.8m fund, came top amongst UK Registered funds over the past one year to 31 August with a cumulative +64.51% return – versus -21.51%/149th peer...

AkzoNobel looks to close paint recycling loophole - news

Global paints and coatings giant AkzoNobel has collaborated on a UK project looking at the viability of recycling household paint. In the UK alone, over 300m litres of paint are bought each...

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...

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...

inbrief - news

Good old M&S… Marks & Spencer (M&S) has signed a one year deal to work with social enterprise technology provider Good World Solutions to facilitate direct communications...

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...

Work to begin on largest tidal energy project in Europe - news

Joint venture company MeyGen is to begin installation of the largest tidal energy project in Europe. The 86MW tidal energy project has just received the official greenlight from the Scottish...

AkzoNobel looks to paint brighter recycling future - news

Global paints and coatings giant AkzoNobel has collaborated on a UK project looking at the viability of recycling household paint. In the UK alone, over 300m litres of paint are bought each...

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...

Roger Aitken, analyst, interprets the September data: - news

Among UK Registered funds Guinness Alternative Energy C, a £2.46m fund, produced a stunning +80.95% over the past one year to 31 July 2013. However, this must be put in context with a...

Biotech companies unite to combat GMO opposition - news

A group of biotech companies have launched an online forum to combat mounting opposition to genetically modified foods. GMO Answers.com is funded by the members of The Council for...

Samsung under fire for alleged labour law violations in Brazil - news

Public prosecutors in Brazil have begun legal action against the South Korean electronics giant Samsung, alleging that it has been infringing labour laws at one of its factories. According...

As Premier League kicks off, Carbon Trust tracks ‘carbon bootprint’ - news

As England’s Premier League prepares to kick off this weekend, new research from the Carbon Trust has unveiled the ‘carbon bootprint’ of watching football. The research...

ICT companies need to take human rights seriously - news

In June, Apple, AOL, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype (Microsoft), Twitter, Yahoo! And YouTube (Google) were accused of allowing intelligence services to access their servers...

GM & Honda to collaborate on next-generation fuel cell technologies - news

Automotive giants General Motors and Honda are to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies. According to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, GM and...

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...

Toyota drives eco agenda - news

Toyota tops this year’s Best Global Green Brands list issued by Interbrand, the New York-based international brand consultancy. The Japanese vehicle maker leads the green table of 50...

Chemical contamination still issue for Environment Agency - news

New chemicals used by manufacturers, along with their products, are bringing fresh health risks, even though European environmental policies have reduced contamination in air, water and food,...

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...

Food retailers wary over push for GM crops - news

The strongest call yet has gone to UK farmers to grow genetically modified crops but the response of food retailers reflects a continuing public wariness. One supermarket chain is so...

AT&T debuts solar mobile charging stations - news

US telecoms giant AT&T has launched a pilot project which provides free solar mobile charging stations in locations across New York City. Called Street Charge, the public can charge their...

UK's Impax named Sustainable Investor of the Year - news

The Financial Times (FT) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group announced the winners of the 2013 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards recently, with M-KOPA of Kenya winning the Award for...

P&G clean water commitment hits milestone - news

American FMCG giant Procter and Gamble (P&G) has delivered its 6 billionth litre of clean drinking water as part of its Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment to save one life every...

Environmental investing comes of age - news

FTSE Group, the global index provider, has launched the FTSE ET100 index, adding to its FTSE Environmental Markets Series. Jupiter (one of the UK’s leading fund groups) is adopting the new...

Carbon Trust appoints advisory panel - news

The Carbon Trust has appointed a new international advisory panel. The panel brings together a number of top experts from around the world to provide advice on the global low carbon economy to...

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 “...

Driving sustainability... - news

The Hertz Corporation is to partner with Minddrive, a non-profit educational programme, to educate local communities in the US about sustainable mobility via a cross country road trip in an...

Baby milk manufacturers come under ethical spotlight again - news

Infant feeding brands are under the ethical cosh again following an American pressure group’s assertion that some are using genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) and therefore exposing...

A billboard that refreshes parts other billboards cannot reach - news

The first billboard ever to create drinking water from humidity in the air has produced 15,000 litres of water in six months. Launched at the end of 2012, the billboard is now a prominent...

Clean up... - news

The Technology Strategy Board is looking for 20 of the UK’s most promising clean technology companies to take part in a mission to Colorado. The Clean and Cool Mission to Colorado takes...

Bonn leads way as carbon-free city - news

Deutsche Post DHL is switching to electric vehicles for its delivery services in Bonn and the surrounding region, making the city the first location in Germany with a carbon-free vehicle...

Dow tests waters with new digital platform - news

The Dow Chemical Company has developed a new digital platform to promote increased understanding of water use and expanded its work to implement clean water technologies.  ...

Financial services grow in developing nations - news

Financial services will be available to hundreds of thousands more low-income people under new commitments to Business Call to Action (BCtA), the UN anti-poverty programme. The projects will...

Amadeus technology flies high for UNICEF - news

“This has the potential to be the biggest global CSR programme ever,” Tomás Lopez Fernebrand, senior vp, general counsel & corporate secretary, Amadeus told Ethical...

Opower in bid to change consumer behaviour in Europe - news

Leading US cleantech company, Opower is launching into the European market in a bid to repeat its success in the US.    Sitting at the apex of ‘big data’ and...

Mother knows best... - news

Mother knows best... Working Mother magazine has named Sodexo one of the “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” for 2013.  This is the fourth consecutive year that Sodexo has...

On the right track.. - news

On the right track.. Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is among the best employers in Germany according to a recent survey of 13,000 employees from 820 companies. A total of 379...

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...

Small-scale mining needs sustainability focus too - news

A sustainability research body has started a campaign to raise awareness of artisanal and small-scale mining and to ensure that the industry improves lives and safeguards local environments....

Californian sunshine technology powers Indian hospital - news

A major medical centre in India will soon be receiving a significant amount of its energy from the sun courtesy of Californian technology from Sunpreme Solar Systems. A 150 kilowatt rooftop...

Northern Europe leads way in female empowerment - news

The Nordic countries again dominate the Women in Work Index, compiled by PwC, the professional services consultancy.   For the third consecutive time Norway, with a score of 81.3, tops...

IT industry responsible for 2% of carbon emissions - news

Research by the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) and Bell Labs has revealed that the information technology industry – encompassing the internet, video, voice and...

Nestlé launches 'shared value' award - news

Nestlé has launched an award worth CHF500,000 (£353,000, €408,000, $531,000) for projects which have ‘created shared value’ through innovative, commercially viable...

Inspirational media in a post-water cooler world - news

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

EU seeks to engage business on CSR with guide on trade union rights and child labour - news

The right to join a trade union and conduct collective bargaining are the main features of an EU draft guide to human rights in business and now out for public consultation. One of the...

Raytheon’s Riot surveillance software raises privacy fears - news

Multinational defence contractor Raytheon has sparked civil liberties concerns with the revelation that it developed a software surveillance package that it claims can predict where individuals...

How entrepreneurs can lead business charge in battle on environment - news

‘Climate change is one of the greatest wealth generating opportunities of our generation,’ said Carbon War Room co-founder Richard Branson. Maria Figueres tells Mike Scott about...

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...

Elliott reaches new Milestone - news

Paul Elliott has been appointed Sports & CSR Ambassador for digital media and technology company Milestone.

Polymer fuel cell breakthrough imminent - news

A Carbon Trust report says the UK’s fuel-cell sector is close to developing breakthroughs in polymer fuel cells, which could significantly cut cost, the biggest barrier to wide-scale...

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...

Businesses slow to adapt to CO2 data demands - news

Corporate awareness of climate change continues to rise, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has recorded in its 2012 statement, The Future of Reporting. When the CDP produced its first...

Supply chain labour issues ‘a reputational timebomb’ - news

More than a third of companies appear uninterested in supply chain labour conditions, despite the increasing risk the issue poses to corporate reputation and the threat of boycotts and other...

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,...

No end to Foxconn doubts as factory halted by riot - news

Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology has faced renewed criticism over labour practices after a 2,000-man brawl at a factory halted production and amid separate claims that...

EU gets tough on women's representation within company boardrooms - news

EU legislation will be proposed this month compelling state-owned and private companies to allocate at least 40% of supervisory board seats to women. Under the proposals, from justice...

Global 500 companies lag behind emissions targets - news

Few companies are setting the targets or investments needed for long-term resilience to climate change, reports the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the non-profit body that advises business on...

Glaxo cleans up illegal practices after $3bn fine - news

Sir Andrew Witty, chief executive of Britain’s largest pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, has expressed regret for ‘unacceptable’ marketing practices that resulted in a...

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...

Think-tank scheme for local investment - news

 A social enterprise finance model of community infrastructure bonds  (Cibs), using multiple revenue streams and links to land and property values through a Special Purpose Vehicle...

Sainsbury's opts for renewable energy - news

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is tapping renewable energy by installing geo-thermal heat pump technology, initially at 100 of its stores. After testing the technology at its Crayford...

What is Sustainable Technology? - news

A book for specialists in the area, What is Sustainable Technology? nonetheless gets down to fundamentals in its much-needed revaluation of the problems and paradoxes of a once uncritically...

Time to treat water as a non-renewable resource - news

Despite the fact that water falls free from the sky, shortages now represent a significant business risk for companies like Anglo American, affecting not only day-to-day operations but long-term...

Five stock exchanges to promote corporate responsibility - news

Nasdaq is among five stock exchanges that have committed to promoting CSR principles among the nearly 5,000 companies collectively listed on their markets.    The US technology...

Australia presses on with wide-ranging carbon tax - news

A carbon pricing scheme, probably the world’s most comprehensive, is being implemented in Australia, despite continuing opposition from some business groups. From 1 July,...

Port of LA to encourage low-emission vessels - news

The Port of Los Angeles is to start paying carriers that use low-emission vessels at their facility. The port company estimates that 30% of the ships that go through it will qualify for the...

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...

Cisco to pilot healthcare project in India - news

Computer networking firm Cisco has launched an initiative in India to improve access to healthcare for the country’s rural population. The US-based multinational is to pilot a remote...

US companies blazing CSR path in India - news

A thriving CSR movement among US-based multinationals in India has been revealed in the most detailed catalogue yet of initiatives in the country. The ‘compendium’ of 60...

Chinese state steps in with ‘transformative’ move on sustainability in private sector - news

China has introduced green lending guidelines for banks in order to encourage sustainable growth in the private sector. The government’s banking regulator, the China Banking...

Reporting delay under fire as UK government risks CSR reputation - news

The UK government has been accused of betraying commitments to enforce compulsory corporate emissions reporting and of introducing a ‘polluters’ charter’ in its latest budget....

R&D in agriculture proves hot potato - news

The UK government has launched a £7m initiative in fruit and vegetable research. The new Horticulture & Potato Initiative, to be undertaken by the state-funded Biotechnology &...

New technologies and punctuated equilibriums - news

Thank heavens we live in an era where we understand the basic essentials of evolution. It makes things so much simpler than having to believe in the agency of choirs of angels. But the problem...

Technology giant faces up to its China syndrome - news

I still remember the first time I used an Apple Mac computer, back in the early stages of my career, nearly 25 years ago. The experience was a significant moment and must have been replicated...

O2 commits to 40-point sustainability programme - news

UK telecoms giant O2 has introduced an ambitious three-year strategy for expanding its CSR operations, outlining 40 targets on issues from carbon emissions to flexible working. O2’s...

A global call for corporate sustainability - news

Sustainable development, and the critical role of business in sustainability, has become a repeated theme on these pages and in CSR commentaries around the world. With Rio+20 now firmly on the...

South African construction industry unites to address health and safety weaknesses - news

Companies in South Africa’s construction industry have collaboratively introduced a non-profit organisation to improve the sector’s health and safety practices. BuildSafe South...

Etisalat sets up Ayaadi Fund - news

A Dubai-based CSR fund has been launched by a telecommunications company. Etisalat has set up the Ayaadi Fund to “support the United Arab Emirates community” by funding social...

How by Dov Seidman - news

Perhaps the closest thing yet to a philosophical justification of CSR, Dov Seidman’s book is, apparently, a ‘how’ rather than a ‘how-to’ book. By this he means the...

Ten years and counting on broadening demand for ESG investment tools - news

The FTSE4Good index was launched a decade ago, but its senior executive Tony Campos tells Mike Scott that ESG-driven investments are set to break out of their niche It’s been ten...

EU firms report ‘aspirations before performance’ - news

Large companies are routinely guilty of publishing “irrelevant data, unsubstantiated claims, gaps in data and inaccurate figures”, according to a new analysis of fact-checking in CSR...

Carbon Trust sets up consultancy - news

The Carbon Trust research organisation has launched a consultancy business to more directly help UK firms reduce their energy costs and get more competitive rates for greener technology....

Cote to chair Energy & Environment Committee - news

Dave Cote has been chosen to chair the newly-formed Business Roundtable Energy and Environment Committee. Cote, chairman of the Honeywell technology manufacturer, will head up the group of US...

Don’t just play it safe – try something creative - news

Supply chain ethics is not solely about managing risk, it’s about seeking opportunities, says Daniel Hsu Recent headlines from China have included a deadly accident at Foxconn, a...

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The idea of a universal charger for personal electronic devices has come a step closer after the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) adopted a new international standard on the issue....

Investors target 25 firms over human trafficking - news

A coalition of institutional investors has sent a statement to 25 companies asking them to give top priority to the eradication of human trafficking and ‘modern-day slavery’ in their...

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IBM has awarded grants totalling $50million (£30m, €34m) to 100 municipalities in a programme to promote efficiency and make cities ‘more vibrant and livable places for their...

IT sector to get guidelines on CO2 reporting - news

Guidance for information technology companies on a universal standard for the reporting of carbon emissions is to be developed in a large-scale collaboration of environmental organizations....

Brewers pledge to cut carbon use by 2020 - news

Targets for cuts in carbon emissions and water use have been set by Britain’s brewing industry. The aims and deadlines are stated in a document signed by 61 companies belonging to the...

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...

Regulation is inevitable – so nano firms must act regulation is inevitable - news

The nanotechnology sector has been warned that it will soon face regulatory, liability, reputational and operational risks as the industry’s safety and environmental issues become clearer...

Responsible firms ‘should maintain WikiLeaks links’ - news

Technology companies have been urged not to withdraw their services from WikiLeaks after several businesses boycotted the organization under government pressure. When WikiLeaks published...

Top bank starts to look into its social footprint - news

An international bank is commissioning and publishing independent reports reviewing the social and economic impacts of its operations in various nations. Standard Chartered, which is asking...

Energyville - news

Chevron/ Economist Group. Online game. http://willyoujoinus.com/energyville This is not so much a game as transparent fossil fuel propaganda. Although strangely addictive,...

NGOs really need to learn the lessons of their past - news

Non-profits can't just shout about what they don't want - they  must be more constructive, says Hilary Sutcliffe Is the role of NGOs about to change? Money is tight,...

Vodafone cuts travelling - news

The UK arm of the telecoms giant Vodafone has reduced its carbon emissions and travel costs by a quarter over one year through 'mobile working'. The firms says it has cut 617 tonnes...

The corruption of capitalism - news

Richard Duncan. CLSA Books. Paperback. 228 pgs. £16 / $25. Richard Duncan is that rare thing – an unequivocal economist. His diagnosis of our current problems is that...

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....

Europeans pool resources in new partnership scheme - news

A CSR partnership-broking forum has been launched in Europe to bring together companies, government and civil society. CSR Europe’s Enterprise 2020 project, announced in Brussels last...

Events: ten ideas to make them better - news

As the corporate responsibility conference season moves into full swing, EP suggests ways that event organisers could improve the overall experience Make more use of the ‘chat...

BP spill spurs investors to ask questions - news

Improved disclosure and risk management has been demanded of oil and gas firms by a coalition of investors in the wake of the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. A group of 58 investors...

Bad ideas? An arresting history of our inventions - news

Robert Winston. Bantam Press. 432 pages. Hardback. £20. This is a whirlwind tour of human history that explores the negative, usually unintended, consequences of the drive to...

Ethics go into a barcode - news

A new mobile phone application is allowing consumers to find out the CSR credentials of a firm by scanning the barcodes of products as they shop. Barcoo, which is compatible with a range of...

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Leena Wokeck has become director of the new Asian Center for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. Wokeck, who has worked for the past year in Bangkok...

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More than 1000 supplier factories to the electronics industry have now submitted social and environmental information to E-TASC, a sectoral database created by the Global e-Sustainability...

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...

Transport group aims to slash emissions - news

Stagecoach has announced an £11million ($16.8m, €12.7m) carbon investment as part of a five-year sustainability strategy aimed at cutting 150,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from its...

European investors agree new joint climate change fund - news

A new climate change fund aiming to attract investment to green projects and technology is to be established by a group of European finance institutions. The Agence Française de Développement...

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Paris-based business technology company Alcatel-Lucent has made Regine Coqueran-Gile, an internal appointment, head of corporate communications and CSR.

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Technology giant Intel is to create a board committee on sustainability after a shareholder resolution. The company announced its decision after talks with Harrington Investments, a niche SRI...

Miners get Fairtrade mark - news

The first certification system for artisanal gold mining has been created by the Fairtrade Foundation and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) in an attempt to impose some order on...

US firms missing emissions targets - news

Carbon emissions among the largest companies in the US are on course to rise by almost four per cent over the next ten years, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In research into...

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Telecommunications group Orange has joined the United Nations ‘mHealth Alliance’ as part of an effort to improve public health through mobile technology in West Africa. Orange will...

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...

‘Social stock exchange’ could be 18 months away - news

Money is being raised to start a global stock exchange that will allow investors to trade exclusively in companies with social and environmental goals. The Social Stock Exchange, to be...

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Tesco is to spend £100million ($154m, €113m) with green technology companies during the next year. The UK retail chain, which announced the decision when it opened its first...

Negative corporate impacts cost the earth $2.2trillion - news

The environmental damage caused by the world's 3000 largest companies has been estimated at $2.2trillion (£1.4tn, €1.6tn) by the United Nations. If large companies, including...

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A CSR research and training centre has opened in Bangkok in a collaboration between the consultancy CSR Asia and the Asian Institute for Technology. The Asian Centre for Corporate Social...

Lords call for nano action - news

The emerging nanotechnology industry has been advised to create databases on nanomaterials to improve its transparency record.   A House of Lords science and technology committee in the...

Businesses in vanguard of Haiti quake response - news

The business world has rallied to pledge relief to Haiti following the earthquake there that has killed more than 100,000 people.      Dozens of firms have donated money and...

IT sector sets bold target - news

A consortium of information technology companies has launched an ambitious bid to make communications networks 1000 times more energy-efficient. The businesses, which include AT&T,...

Tesco fulfils waste target ahead of time - news

Tesco has hit its target of eliminating all use of landfill a year ahead of schedule. The retail multinational has diverted all its yearly 531,000 tons of waste to other disposal means,...

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Jan Rosenqvist has left the Swedish investment management consultancy Oehman Fonder to head a fund called Sun, Wind and Water, started by the Stockholm-based company Davegardh and Kjalls. The...

Dealing with the tough stuff - news

Margot Fraser & Lisa Lorimer (eds). Berrett-Koehler.   192 pages. Paperback. $16.95/£12.99 On the face of it, this is a godsend for social entrepreneurs: a collection...

Sainsbury’s move will cut emissions by a third - news

Sainsbury’s, one of Britain's largest supermarket chains, has announced plans to cut its carbon footprint by a third by 2030 – by investing in new fridge technology. The company will initially...

IBM breaks new ground on employee healthcare - news

IBM is to become one of the first US companies to cover all the costs of primary healthcare for its staff. The technology multinational has pledged ‘100 per cent primary healthcare coverage’ to...

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Technology company Hewlett-Packard has introduced a Facebook application encouraging students to take social and environmental responsibility into consideration as they enter professional life....

New ratings will place spotlight on all sectors - news

New CSR ratings for industry sectors are to be published six times a year by the sustainability consultancy Two Tomorrows. The consultancy’s Value Ratings will benchmark companies on...

Anderson says mission is 60% accomplished - news

The flooring company Interface is more than halfway to its goal of becoming fully sustainable, claims its founder Ray Anderson. Anderson, who recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his...

Privacy guidelines set for use in wider spheres - news

Guidelines on freedom of expression and privacy issues for internet companies could be modified to a wider selection of technology businesses. The guidance, from the Global Network...

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...

Copenhagen 2009: what will it mean for business? - news

With talks December’s UN climate change conference fast approaching, EP explains what the event is all about – and what companies would like to see emerge from it What is...

Walmart unveils plan for social labels on goods - news

The world’s largest retailer has announced plans to develop a sustainability labelling system for all the products it sells. Walmart is undecided what form the labelling will take,...

Kerala IT firms sign Aids pact - news

Information technology businesses in India’s Kerala state are joining the fight against Aids and HIV. Companies on the Technopark industrial estate at Thiruvananthapuram are combining...

Asian Centre for CSR is launched - news

An Asian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility has been established to encourage ethical practices in the region. The centre is a joint venture between the Asian Institute of Technology and...

Indian firm backs energy use cuts - news

The Indian company Reliance Energy has become one of eight utilities businesses to agree to provide smart meters enabling customers to monitor their energy use online and ultimately cut...

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Global business consultancy Logica is offering a new information technology package for companies to assess and report on their social and environmental impacts. The Sustainability Indicator...

Fruit company replies in latest Alien Tort case - news

Chiquita is facing lawsuits in the US over payments made in the 1990s to Colombian paramilitaries. Now it has produced a report on the issue. EP looks at its findings What’s the...

Car giant sets target of zero road deaths by 2020 - news

Volvo has set itself the unusual goal of ensuring that nobody is seriously injured or killed in accidents involving any of its new cars within 11 years. The Swedish multinational thinks the...

ITT helps Chinese with water - news

ITT Corporation, the US high-technology engineering and manufacturing company, is putting up $200,000 (£132,000) to improve water access for students and teachers in China as part of its...

HP boosts Indian take-backs - news

HP, the world’s largest technology company, is extending its recycling programme in India to consumers and small and medium-sized businesses. From 15 May customers will be able to...

Singapore hosts social stock exchange - news

Asia’s first social stock exchange is to open in Singapore. The Social Stock Exchange Asia (SSXA) will provide a trading platform and a capital trading mechanism for non-profit and...

Property managers prepared to pay green premium - news

Property management executives in Asia Pacific are more willing than their global counterparts to invest in sustainability, according to a specialist in the field. A survey conducted by...

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Mobile phone companies Telefonica and Nokia have signed an agreement to bring educational material to remote schools in Latin America by using mobile technology. The partnership will build on...

Wal-Mart addresses skills in Punjab - news

A retail training unit has been established by an Indian subsidiary of Wal-Mart to improve the work-related skills of people living in the Indian Punjab. Bharti Wal-Mart Private has teamed...

Leaders to go abroad for corporate peace of mind - news

Two hundred of IBM’s ‘future leaders’ from nearly 40 countries will participate in projects in emerging markets this year as part of the company’s Corporate Service Corps...

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Two more companies have joined the Eco-Patent Commons, a business effort co-ordinated by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to protect the environment by pledging...

Steel sector changes gear - news

The European steel industry is to step up its efforts to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of its operations. The European Steel Technology Platform (Estep) has said it will adopt new...

Nuclear firms may soon feature in FTSE4Good - news

FTSE4Good is paving the way for nuclear power companies to qualify for its socially responsible investment indices. Businesses in the nuclear industry are excluded at present from FTSE4Good, but...

Sustainable investing: the art of long-term performance - news

Cary Krosinsky & Nick Robins (Eds). Hardback. 272 pages. Earthscan. £19.99 Although it was largely written before the recent market turmoil, this is a most useful book, summarizing...

Investors hit internet providers over privacy concerns - news

A coalition of US investors has filed resolutions with ten publicly held internet service providers (ISPs) urging them to report on how their policies affect privacy and freedom of speech....

Saudi firms ‘on right track’ - news

The responsible business performance of most Saudi Arabian companies is ‘intermediate to good’, according to the country’s first comprehensive CSR assessment. In the debut...

Hindustan Zinc helps 500,000 children - news

A prestigious annual award for rural and community development projects has gone to Hindustan Zinc, part of the Vedanta metals and power generation group. The 2007-08 award from the...

To make real progress we need better leaders - news

Technology can help us transform the world, but commitment is lacking at the top, says Mark Lee Not so long ago I was at the miraculous green space that is The Eden Project – an...

Wal-Mart sets up skills centre in Punjab - news

A retail training unit has been established by an Indian subsidiary of Wal-Mart to improve the work-related skills of people living in the Indian Punjab. Bharti Wal-Mart Private has teamed...

Intel backs training in India - news

Intel has gone into partnership with the US State Department Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau (ECA) to provide information technology skills and development training for teachers in...

New initiative helps companies provide disaster relief - news

A website has been set up to help non-governmental organizations in Asia obtain corporate help for disaster relief efforts. The Corporate Disaster Resource Network (CDRN was introduced in...

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British corporate responsibility recruitment consultancy Ruston Wheb has joined forces with Hobbs & Towne, a North American business in the same field. The companies have entered a...

Good reporting depends on keeping your focus - news

Try to think of who you are addressing and what they might want to know, advises Tom Rotherham During 2008 I had the opportunity to discuss corporate responsibility with a number of...

Tata heads new Indian sustainability index - news

Indian companies are said in a report from BT, the international communications provider, to be taking positive steps towards sustainable development, though the corporate sector’s overall...

IT giants tackle climate change in Philippines - news

Intel and Hewlett-Packard, two of the world’s biggest information technology groups, are to tackle global warming and climate change through their Philippines operations.  David...

New service helps companies tackle disasters - news

A supply chain management website has made finding corporate sponsorship easier for non-governmental organizations that are working with victims of this year’s Bihar floods in northern...

Holcim prize goes to village project - news

A rural planning design for a suburban village in Beijing has received the $100,000 (£67,900) top prize in the Asia Pacific Holcim Awards, an international competition run by the Holcim...

Workers hotline expands to five more Asian territories - news

Clear Voice, a workers’ confidential communication hotline on employees’ rights, which has just completed its first year of operations in China, is expanding to five more Asian...

CSR should be ‘weaved in’ - news

Companies have been urged to think more about using existing communication channels to get corporate responsibility messages to employees, rather than looking for special ways to do so....

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...

Vodafone consistency brings ranking reward - news

Vodafone has regained the top spot in the annual Accountability rating of the world’s 100 largest corporations. It was previously placed first in 2006. The 2008 rating was compiled...

The financial crisis: will CSR survive the fallout? - news

Could recent events in financial markets be the death of corporate responsibility and responsible investment, or the making of it? Seven commentators give EP their views. Mark Goyder,...

Dow helps China with safety goals - news

An agreement to collaborate on promoting safety and emergency precautions in China’s chemical industry has been reached by the Beijing government, the United Nations Environment Programme...

Chinese authority publishes CSR indices - news

CSR guidelines with 60 indices have been published for businesses by the local authority in the Wuxi municipality of Jiangsu, China. The indices, covering mainly labour relations, resource...

Roche agrees HIV therapy deals - news

The Roche pharmaceuticals company has entered into four new technology transfers with manufacturers in Bangladesh and three African countries where better access to HIV therapy is needed....

Lenovo gets up to speed on climate change - news

The Chinese computer company Lenovo, which has joined The Climate Group, an international non-profit organization, has followed up by announcing rewards for consumers who recycle products and...

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...

‘Philanthropy fatigue’ cuts into drug sector reputation - news

Public attitudes are hardening against the pharmaceutical industry, a study by a Geneva-based agency suggests. Research by Covalence has found the industry has dropped from first to third...

Shell pulls advert as greenwash gripes rise - news

Shell has withdrawn a newspaper advertisement based around its sustainability credentials after the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) judged it misleading. The...

Impact of growth ‘ignored’ by many carbon strategies - news

Too few companies consider the impact of business growth when developing programmes to reduce their carbon emissions. The warning is given in a best practice guide on carbon management...

Novozymes joins Wal-Mart’s bid for progress - news

Wal-Mart has taken the unusual step of inviting another company to give sustainability presentations at its annual supplier conference. The world’s largest retailer recruited the...

‘Sustainable’ Korean companies fare well - news

Sustainable companies on the Korean stock exchange have outperformed the index by more than 110 per cent since 2007, and by 220 per cent since 2002, reports SolAbility in its second yearly...

Satyam sets up Indian healthcare initiative - news

A programme to deliver ‘world-class’ healthcare to remote villages in India has been set up by Satyam Computer Services, a global consulting and information technology company....

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...

Helveta wins ethical timber contract in Indonesia - news

Helveta, the information technology company that developed the CI WorldTM software for tracking timber assets in supply chains, has won the contract to enforce ethical principles in...

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London-based recruitment consultancy Consegna has formed a corporate responsibility and sustainability division. The year-old business hires for management consultancies and technology and...

Nanotechnology businesses agree ethical guidelines - news

Companies in the developing area of nanotechnology are to be invited to adopt seven responsible practice principles that have been agreed by a working group. The Responsible NanoCode has...

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...

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Access to a website critical of the United Nations Global Compact has been reopened to staff at UN headquarters in New York after complaints that they were blocked from viewing it. The UN said...

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The financial services sector was involved in almost a quarter of ‘ethical lapses’ reported in the British media last year, says a new study by the Institute of Business Ethics. The...

BMW and Toyota stand out - news

A new ranking names BMW and Toyota as the best car-makers in the efficient use of social and environmental resources in production. An analysis of the 16 largest automobile manufacturers...

Sweden leads by example in reporting and investment - news

The mandatory requirement for state-owned companies in Sweden to produce an annual sustainability report will not be extended to listed businesses, the deputy prime minister has confirmed....

IBM high-fliers get an exclusive volunteering scheme - news

IBM has set up a programme that it likens to an in-house version of the US Peace Corps, through which ‘high-potential’ employees will use their skills to aid emerging nations....

BP makes pledges in Indonesia - news

BP has committed itself to support local education for the next ten years in an area affected by its Tangguh liquefied natural gas project at Bintuni Bay in West Papua, Indonesia. Education...

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...

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Hewlett-Packard has become the latest company to make a list of its main suppliers publicly available. The information technology business has compiled the list, which covers 95 per cent of its...

high fliers given CSR role - news

An international bank has asked some of its high-flying executives to come up with views on the key social and environmental issues the company is likely to face in the future. Standard...

Ericsson moves in to cut deaths and help economy - news

Mobile phone company Ericsson has begun a partnership with a rival African firm that aims to save the lives of fishermen on the world’s second-largest inland lake. The Swedish multinational is...

social stock exchange could get 2009 launch - news

A ‘social stock exchange’ trading shares in responsible businesses could be set up next year if a feasibility study finds sufficient demand. The study is funded with £252,000 ($496,000) from the...

Professional services barely meeting corporate needs - news

The market for professional services in corporate responsibility is still growing at a rapid rate, and demand is outpacing provision in certain areas. The number of service providers listed...

HBOS and Lloyds TSB lead the pack on business travel - news

HBOS and Lloyds TSB are the FTSE 100 banks that most effectively limit the carbon footprint of their business travel. The two fared best in an analysis of the seven FTSE 100 banks carried...

Investors agree to press firms on energy saving - news

A climate change action plan to boost investment in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies has been released by 49 European and US institutional investors. The investors, who...

Dow project improves water re-use - news

Waste water re-use rates will reach 50 per cent in Beijing when the 2008 Olympic Games begin, thanks to reclamation equipment being installed by Dow Water Solutions, part of the Dow Chemical...

Lawyers can do it, so why not other business professionals? - news

Legal firms are showing the way on pro bono work – and more of us should follow, says Aaron Hurst While it can sometimes be tempting to criticize lawyers, there’s one area in...

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Swiss pharmaceuticals group Roche has entered into new technology transfer agreements with firms in Africa and Asia to spread the use of the antiviral HIV medication Invirase. Roche will provide...

A bright future is in prospect for ethical investment indices - news

Another day, another ethical investment index. Last month, three big equity index providers added to their already extensive offerings. Standard & Poor’s launched the ESG Index of 50...

Intel leaves laptop project - news

One of the world’s largest information technology companies has withdrawn from an initiative to spread the use of computers in poor countries after only six months involvement in the...

Drug firms to be ranked on access to medicines - news

Institutional investors are to formally assess pharmaceuticals companies on the extent to which they improve access to medicines worldwide. The top 20 pharma companies by market...

Northport wins Malaysia CSR award - news

A Malaysian company and a businessman have been commended at the first CSR Ambassadorship Certification Programme presentation of the Ansted Social Responsibility International Awards, which were...

Africa is target of partnership building scheme - news

A project to develop the capacity of African governments to form partnerships with business on sustainable development has been announced by the International Business Leaders' Forum (IBLF). The...

IT firms share audit data in bid to end duplication - news

Some of the world’s largest telecoms and information technology companies have begun sharing information on the results of their ethical supply chain audits. The 24 businesses, which are all...

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...

nanotechnology sector moves closer to agreeing code - news

Seven principles of responsible practice for companies in the developing area of nanotechnology are being finalized. The Responsible NanoCode has been drafted by a working group established by...

inspirational Deveshwar scoops award - news

An industrialist who joined the Indian company ITC from college and became its chairman and chief executive has won the seventh annual SAM/SPG Sustainability Leadership Award for personal...

the Celtic Tiger is now coming of age - news

The first ever ‘corporate responsibility week’ took place in Ireland last month. EP looks at the state of CSR in a country that has seen huge social change over the past 15 years What was...

pricing sustainability into the bottom line - news

Blackrock, part owned by Merrill Lynch, carries out indepth research into companies’ social, environmental and ethical performance for use across its investments. By Mike Scott Alex Popplewell...

tobacco firm in line for recognition - news

Philip Morris, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, has been shortlisted for recognition for its educational work in the Philippines. The company is in line for the International...

sub-prime fallout reaches the ethical fund market - news

The credit squeeze in the financial markets that led the Bank of England to intervene on behalf of the UK mortgage lender Northern Rock is having a knock-on effect in the ethical funds market,...

Motorola acts to stamp out child labour - news

Motorola has revealed that it found evidence of child labour at two of its suppliers last year. The US multinational, which makes mainly mobile phones, found three workers under 16 at two sites...

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An internet television channel has been set up to cover ethical business issues. London-based Frontier TV will broadcast ‘ethics, economics and social responsibility’ content, including profiles...

employees the focus of new CSR campaign - news

A pilot project is to be started in Shenzhen with the aim of bringing employees into a campaign to improve social and environmental conditions in China’s information and communications technology...

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Entertainment and communications business Virgin Media has appointed Stuart Poore to the new role of corporate responsibility director. Poore, who joins from the defence technology and security...

Chinese executives not doing enough on global warming - news

Most Chinese senior executives appear to be looking at the impact of global warming on their businesses but 77 per cent to lack a defined energy policy to deal with it, according to a new survey....

ski town offers glimpse of reports to come - news

A Canadian ski resort has begun to show the way for corporates on ‘real-time’ web-based reporting of social and environmental indicators. The town of Whistler in British Columbia, which will...

VicSuper takes reporting honours - news

The superannuation fund VicSuper has been given the Australian award for the best 2006 sustainability report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Danielle Welsh, who...

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BT has formed a £1.5million ($3m) three-year partnership with Unicef to provide technology and communications education to poor children in Brazil, China and South Africa. The partners expect to...

technology companies offered guiding hand - news

A British asset management company has produced a good practice framework to help internet and technology companies improve the way they manage online content, privacy and data use. F&C,...

making sense of where climate change fits into CSR - news

Five years ago, at the height of the furore about Enron, some within the SRI community sought to present CSR as the first cousin of corporate governance, then a prime business concern. Corporate...

business challenged on fixation with technology - news

Heads of dozens of international companies have come under fire from a prominent institutional investor for drawing up a statement on climate change that largely confines itself to discussion of...

online surfers invited to make a judgement call - news

Internet users are being given the chance to evaluate the social and environmental performance of companies on a new website that features examples of good and bad things companies are doing in...

strategy advice in demand - news

Consultancies advising companies on their strategic direction have commanded the highest number of searches by visitors to a new online directory of CSR service providers. In the first six...

National Grid supports Indian schooling - news

An education centre for underprivileged girls has been opened in Pune, near Mumbai, by National Grid, Britain’s biggest utility company, and its three main information technology suppliers in...

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Two key SRI figures who lost their jobs in the recent shake-up at Henderson Global Investors ( EP8, issue6 ) have taken up posts elsewhere. Rob Lake, former head of corporate engagement, has...

Deloitte sets up safe water project - news

A 12-month corporate-backed programme to bring safe water to neglected communities will target Bangladesh, China, India and countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The programme...

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The Vodafone Group Foundation has announced a $2million (£1.066m) five-year plan to fund the humanitarian NGO Telecoms Sans Frontieres so it can send rapid response teams with the latest telecoms...

private equity is discovering that it too needs a licence to operate - news

Private equity firms never tire of boasting of the stellar returns their backers enjoy. Gone are the days when private equity meant venture capital for cash-starved start-ups. Big companies are...

Nissan unveils carbon reduction plan - news

Reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is the main theme of the newly announced Nissan Green Programme 2010, which is intended to achieve the Japanese car maker’s ideals of ‘symbiosis of people,...

Malaysian giant joins CSR forum - news

One of Malaysia’s largest companies, the infrastructure conglomerate YTL Corporation Berhad, has become a principal supporter of the International Business Leaders’ Forum and has committed itself...

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Dutch electronics company Philips is to support a project to develop and then market technology that will bring lighting to the world’s 1.6 billion people without access to electricity. It will...

LSE cuts its losses with transfer of data exchange - news

The Corporate Responsibility Exchange (CRE), the ailing London Stock Exchange project that has been addressing ‘questionnaire fatigue’, has been transferred to a new owner. The project has...

HP offers management tools to small firms - news

Central European small businesses are to be encouraged to become more socially responsible through a new programme funded by the technology company Hewlett-Packard. HP has created the...

BT and Cisco help Indian farmers - news

A telephone-based service offering agricultural and veterinary information to farmers in India has been set up by BT, Cisco and the OneWorld charity as part of the United Nations’ Millennium...

India makes show in Alcan prize - news

An Indian organization, the Barefoot College, has won this year's $1 million Alcan Prize for Sustainability. The prize annually recognizes NGOs, not-for-profit, and civil society organizations...

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...

Campanale goes as Henderson reshuffle continues apace - news

Another key figure in Henderson Global Investors' socially responsible investment operations is to move on, following the firm's recent review of its approach to SRI. Mark Campanale, head of...

electricity sector starts talking about climate - news

Eight of the world's largest electric utility companies have released an 'agenda for concerted action' on greenhouse gas emissions. The eight companies, representing about a tenth of the...

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...

NEC puts main suppliers under ethical microscope - news

The Japanese information technology giant NEC has begun for the first time to formally assess the social and environmental performance of its suppliers. NEC began extending its social and...

Microsoft helps Asian women entrepreneurs - news

Developing nations in the Asia-Pacific region are among the countries being targeted by an initiative to help women entrepreneurs in the information technology industry. A pilot of a programme...

South Korea gets new SRI fund - news

The South Korean company Nonghyup CA Asset Management has set up a new socially responsible investment vehicle - the Nonghyup CA New Honours SRI Fund. The rating information will be provided by...

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...

HP establishes IT centres to support small firms - news

Hewlett-Packard is to aid the growth of small businesses in deprived areas through a new Microenterprise Acceleration Programme (MAP) that offers information technology and business training to...

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Hewlett-Packard is to expand a programme to support the teaching of science at universities that serve poorer students across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The multinational will back 12...

HP fares best in ethics study of IT companies - news

Hewlett-Packard has been judged best performer in an analysis of how multinational IT companies tackle ethical challenges. Geneva-based consultancy Covalence placed the US company top of 29...

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Mobile telecoms company Vodafone has announced £332,524 ($615,000) funding for three organizations that promote social inclusion through the use of technology. The company will channel the money...

meeting the challenge of winning a lifetime’s loyalty from customers - news

Reading Tesco’s latest corporate responsibility review, it is hard to imagine how anyone could have a bad word to say about the company. The UK’s biggest retailer is the best performer in its...

Microsoft helps Filipino NGOs - news

More than 70 non-governmental organizations have received training on how to obtain funds for social development tasks at an NGO Day run by Microsoft Philippines and Philippine Business for...

Indian bank joins sustainability initiative - news

India's new-age Yes Bank has joined the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, whose corporate members work together to reduce social and environmental impacts through their...

Asia-specific CSR guidelines are published - news

New advice for investors on what they should be requiring from companies on CSR issues has been published by the Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA). A...

freedom Bill puts further squeeze on internet firms - news

Pressure on internet businesses to tackle the human rights implications of online censorship has intensified with the publication of a Bill in the US that would allow prosecutions for censorship...

Australian coal sector acts on emissions - news

Coal producers in Australia have collectively set aside A$300million ($215m, £125m) to find ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Each of the 19 companies that have signed up so far pays a...

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Hewlett Packard has opened a ‘digital community centre’ in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to improve access to technology for some of the city’s most disadvantaged people. HP already has 11 such...

ANZ prepares to apply ethical screen to suppliers - news

One of the largest Antipodean banks is to flesh out a ‘sustainable procurement’ policy for its suppliers this year. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, which spends A$2.2billion...

business and peace programme moves into second stage - news

The second phase of the Business and Peace Programme has been started in the Mindanao region of the Philippines, a predominantly Muslim area that has been ravaged by community conflict. The...

emissions software reaches Japan and Korea - news

Software to help businesses manage their emissions is being made available in Japan and Korea thanks to an alliance formed between a Japanese environmental consultancy and an American information...

US firms hit by ‘trust deficit’ away from home - news

US-based multinationals are less trusted abroad than at home, reports the seventh annual Trust Barometer. The barometer, a survey of nearly 2000 opinion leaders in 11 countries by public...

KLD identifies Sudan links - news

The SRI research consultancy KLD has set up a Sudan Compliance Service to help money managers who are being asked to avoid investing in companies with Sudan links. US-based KLD has found...

allegations show confusion on suppliers - news

The difficulty of determining the degree to which multinationals are responsible for what happens in their supply chains has been highlighted by a Dutch campaign group’s accusations against two...

Mott MacDonald’s way is slow but sure - news

One of the UK’s largest consultancies is to begin CSR reporting this year, but may not initially go public with the results. Mott MacDonald, which has 7000 consultants working in 100 countries...

parent concerns prompt Sky to beef up controls - news

Broadcasting company Sky is stepping up its work on product responsibility in its television and online services. The UK-based business has brought in new technology that has increased the scope...

Google and eBay join dotcom philanthropists - news

Google is to pay more attention to its social responsibilities in the wake of its public flotation. The internet search engine company announced last month that it would give at least...

nanotech 'needs care' - news

Corporate risks associated with nanotechnology could soon become a significant socially responsible investment theme, the research firm Innovest has declared. The warning comes at a time...

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...

Cisco offers know-how to indigenous groups - news

Cisco, the information technology group, has joined the founding partners of Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships to help the indigenous communities of Cape York, Queensland, Australia. In...

global firms make steady progress on lobbying disclosure - news

Many of the world's largest multinational companies are now providing more information on their lobbying practices, according to new research. An analysis of the Standard & Poor's...

new KLD index focuses on climate change - news

US-based KLD Research Analytics is setting up a new investment index composed of companies that take 'positive' action to reduce global warming. The Global Climate 100 Index will consist of...

software group extends training programme to Bangladesh - news

Microsoft, the huge software group, has put $90,000 (£51,000) into an information technology training programme in Bangladesh. The initiative is part of Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential programme...

IT companies go family friendly - news

Three Japanese information technology companies have introduced policies to make it easier for employees to work while raising a family, just as the government has brought in legislation to stem...

business leaders want climate change lead - news

The heads of 13 UK and international companies have written a letter to prime minister Tony Blair demanding a 'strong policy framework' on climate change so that businesses know where they stand...

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...

data collection demands get Disney animated - news

Simply keeping up-to-date records on suppliers is one of the main challenges of Walt Disney's global programme to monitor labour standards, the project's European boss has said. Elise More, the...

Microsoft promotes digital inclusion in Philippines - news

Microsoft has opened two centres in the Philippines to add to the information technology teaching it already provides under its global programme. The company says its aim in establishing the...

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Forty companies working in Argentina have come together to improve access to information technology for poor people. Banco de la Nación Argentina, Carrefour, Intel, Microsoft and Telefónica de...

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Microsoft has signed an agreement to improve the technology infrastructure of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa will...

General Electric checks supplier compliance - news

The world’s most respected company has identified almost 18,000 possible instances of its suppliers failing to comply with its core environmental, health and labour standards since it began...

Chinese companies back ethical behaviour - news

Most of the large Chinese companies participating in a survey by WWF, the international environmental network, have said they favour higher ethical standards. WWF polled 182 companies and...

Motorola scoops CSR awards - news

The technology company Motorola has won two CSR awards for its activities in China. The company's donations of RMB30million ($3.7m, £1.9m) to the Hope Project, which supports the education of...

technology aids energy moves - news

Technology is being produced to help Australian companies to improve energy efficiency while protecting the environment. The software will collect and analyse data on a company's use of fuel,...

HP’s efforts win plaudits from judges - news

Hewlett-Packard has taken first place in this year’s North American Sustainability Reporting Awards, which attracted a record 68 entries. The multinational information technology company won the...

BNFL hands CSR plans over to business units - news

One of the world’s largest nuclear energy groups is to devolve its corporate responsibility planning to four new businesses within the organization. The four divisions at British Nuclear Fuels...

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...

data overload hits chain - news

Somerfield, the UK’s fifth largest supermarket chain, is to set up a system to store information gathered in ethical checks on its suppliers. Somerfield began assessing the practices of more...

business needs to open new frontier for the poor - news

The corporate response to the tsunami disaster was heartening, but it highlighted the need for concerted action to help developing nations, says Jem Bendell The Indian Ocean tsunami was...

study to analyse CSR costs and benefits - news

Research has begun in Europe to assess the financial benefits to companies of adopting sustainability programmes. The Advance project, funded by the European Commission, will attempt to ‘make use...

ethical funds still represent tiny portion of retail market - news

Socially responsible investment funds account for less than half of one per cent by value of all European retail funds, according to a study of green, social and ethical funds in Europe. The...

electronics sector tries to spark code into life - news

An ethical supply chain working group for the electronics sector has been formed by four US companies. The working group was set up by Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Microsoft last...

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Corporate responsibility is to feature in a new £1.7million ($3.1m) global leadership and governance research programme being undertaken by the UK’s Cranfield School of Management. The five-year...

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Cable & Wireless has announced a two-year partnership with Bracknell Forest borough council in the UK to establish an after-school information and communications technology academy for young...

Omron sets up CSR centre - news

The Japanese Omron Corporation, a global leader in automation, sensing and control technology, has established a CSR management headquarters at its base in Kyoto. Omron, which adopted the motto...

Nokia upgrades educational programme - news

The number of Philippines schools receiving a Nokia interactive educational programme is to be more than doubled. The programme, called Bridgeit, provides professional development training and...

verification analysis suggests size doesn’t matter - news

Small companies seem just as capable of developing and implementing CSR policies as large businesses, an analysis by the standard-setting GoodCorporation suggests....

Cisco adopts global CSR strategy - news

Internet network company Cisco Systems is to establish a global CSR strategy over the next 12 months as part of a dramatic move away from its traditional philanthropic...

stock exchange will act on questionnaire fatigue - news

The London Stock Exchange is preparing to create a centralized database on the social and environmental performance of companies as a way of tackling questionnaire fatigue...

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A searchable archive of more than 850 codes of ethics of companies, professional societies, governments and academic institutions has been created by the Illinois...

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Furniture retailer MFI has appointed the UK-based Smart Company consultancy to help it to develop a CSR strategy. Smart Company director Andrew Carter says MFI will...

Camelot ready for supplier audit regime - news

The company that operates the UK national lottery is to establish a supplier approval system that will take social, ethical and environmental performance into account....

telecoms sector given extra advice on GRI requirements - news

Telecoms companies now have their own supplement to the Global Reporting Initiative’s sustainability reporting guidelines. The supplement, which companies are expected to...

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MMO2 , the mobile phone company, has announced a partnership with the International Youth Foundation to help 10-19 year-olds in Germany, Ireland and the UK learn technology...

Carillion rewarded for its impact on society - news

Carillion has won the Impact on Society Award at this year’s Business in the Community’s Awards For Excellence. Judges said the UK construction company won the award for its...

ExxonMobil now ‘on its own’ - news

ExxonMobil is now alone among the four ‘supermajor’ oil and gas companies in refusing to take meaningful action on global warming, according to a study released by Claros...

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Monsanto has been given the lowest possible investment rating – CCC – by the SRI analyst firm Innovest. Frank Dixon, managing director of Innovest, said the rating...

supply chain managers struggle against ‘isolation’ - news

Company managers working on ethical supply chain initiatives too often operate in isolation with little support, money or understanding from other parts of the business,...

FTSE 100 firms respond well to ABI guidelines - news

Two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies have made either a ‘full’ or ‘adequate’ response to the Association of British Insurers’ socially responsible...

Pharmacia pilots HIV drugs programme - news

A US pharmaceutical company is piloting a new way of widening access to medicines in the poorest parts of the world. Pharmacia, in partnership with the Amsterdam-based...

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Computer technology firm Cisco Systems has joined the International Business Leaders Forum, a business network that campaigns on corporate social responsibility issues.

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Two new ethical funds have been added to the Friends Provident portfolio. The Ecotec Fund will invest ‘adventurously’ in small clean-technology firms,...

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The ethical investment advisory group of the Church of England is to review the ethics of investing in companies involved in human embryonic stem cell research. The group will...

pledge comes to Europe - news

European countries are likely to adopt a North American initiative that encourages students to consider the ethical performance of employers before they take up a job....

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The BBC , Cisco Systems, the law firm Eversheds and Microsoft are among companies involved in work that begins this autumn to help bridge the digital divide. Business in the...

9/11 boosts CSR awareness - news

Chief executives claim they are thinking more about corporate social responsibility but not many are devoting more money or resources to it, according to research in the US....

survey identifies CSR priorities for mobile phone firms - news

Two-thirds of consumers in countries with differing cultures consider it important that mobile phone companies show a ‘high degree’ of social responsibility. The...

‘myopic’ markets are hampering progress - news

Short-termism driven by the financial markets is proving one of the biggest barriers to the spread of corporate social responsibility, a corporate law expert has argued....

why a McDonald’s CSR report needs to stand out from the herd - news

A company which has attracted the amount of flak that McDonald’s has over the years does not take the decision to publish a global social responsibility report lightly. This...

Siemens makes gender pledge - news

The telecommunications and technology company Siemens has publicly committed itself to employing more women. The German-based group, which has 484,000 employees in 50...

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Six UK firms are supporting an ‘e-skills4industry’ initiative to help young people get entry-level jobs in information technology. Deloitte & Touche, HSBC, Morgan...

CSR group grows rapidly - news

More than 130 parliamentarians have now joined the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Corporate Social Responsibility, which was founded last year by 40 MPs and peers....

FTSE4Good index brings 82 more firms into the fold - news

Another 82 companies have been added to the four FTSE4Good indices following a second review by its advisory committee. New constituents include Safeway, Rank Group, Egg,...

Swedish prime minister spearheads CSR drive - news

The Swedish government has taken the initiative on corporate social responsibility by asking companies to sign a commitment to uphold international standards on CSR....

Agilent adopts flexible work arrangements - news

Around one in seven staff at California-based Agilent Technologies are now on flexible working arrangements, according to the firm’s second environment and social...

US SRI market tops $2trillion - news

Socially responsible investment continues to grow strongly in the US and has not been adversely affected by the recent market downturn. The value of total assets...

Finns must move on suppliers - news

Finnish firms need to improve their supply chain monitoring procedures if they are to make significant progress on corporate responsibility, a Helsinki University of...

Sony looks to bridge divide - news

Technology company Sony is jointly leading an initiative to look at how business can help bridge the ‘digital divide’ between developed and developing countries. The...

UK dominates SRI holdings - news

UK companies dominate the upper echelons of a league table of stocks most commonly held by European socially responsible investment retail funds, according to research by the...

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The UK design agency Flag has won an industry award for its work on US technology company Agilent’s recent environmental and social responsibility report. Flag won the PR Week...

Agilent takes the web route - news

Technology company Agilent is to put its social and environmental reporting onto the web next year. The US-based company, which demerged from Hewlett Packard in 1999...

old economy companies report better - news

Old economy companies such as car makers are far more likely to publish standalone environmental or social reports than those in the new economy. A...

Vodafone makes headway on worldwide CSR policy - news

Vodafone is to launch a set of group-wide business principles next month and will develop a detailed corporate social responsibility policy in 2002. The telecoms...

BT invites key suppliers to sign up to ethical code - news

BT has begun meeting its major suppliers to encourage participation in a supply chain initiative that commits them to meet standards on working conditions, health and safety,...

Ladbrokes is declared a ‘good corporation’ - news

Ladbrokes, the betting and gaming division of Hilton Group, and technology company ARM Holdings have become the first two large companies to be given the GoodCorporation...

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US investment bank Goldman Sachs is to provide $1.4million (£1m) to help specialist schools in the UK through its charitable foundation. The Goldman Sachs Foundation...

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An ethical review committee on animal experiments is to be set up by Novo. The Danish pharmaceuticals and biotechnology group says the committee will include lay...

Agilent makes its debut - news

Agilent Technologies has reported for the first time on its environmental and social performance. The California-based technology company, formed in November 1999...

Indian firms warm to western ideas - news

Indian companies are building on their traditional enthusiasm for corporate giving by embracing western notions of corporate responsibility, according to a new study....

Monsanto pledges ‘transparency and respect’ - news

The world’s largest biotechnology company has produced its first ethical code of conduct. US-based Monsanto produced the code, which stresses the need for greater...

plan to launch venture fund - news

Two companies that launched the UK’s first ethical venture capital trust are to set up another. The Pennine Downing Ethical VCT raised $14.5million (£10m) and now has...

ethics codes catch on in Spain - news

Spanish companies are showing ‘steady movement’ towards adopting ethical codes of conduct, according to a new study. Questionnaires returned by 106 large companies operating...

Shell heads the BiE Index - news

Shell has come top of Business in the Environment’s (BiE) fifth annual Corporate Environmental Engagement Index. The oil company, which has been under fire in the UK...

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A new initiative that encourages employees in the technology sector to donate their time and skills to non profit organizations is to be launched next month. The...

Chiquita ends marathon certification programme - news

Fresh food giant Chiquita has finally met an independently verified social and environmental standard for all the banana farms it owns in Latin America after eight years of...

motor industry publishes triple bottom line report - news

The UK motor industry has produced its first triple bottom line report. Publication of the document, by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), is part...

top firms edge forward - news

Corporate governance standards among UK companies have marginally improved in the past year, but a significant number of companies still have boards and remuneration...

editorial: Blair puts business at the heart of the debate on sustainability - news

Tony Blair has finally made a speech on the environment. It is only the second major speech by the UK prime minister on the subject – the first was more than four years...

how the dotcom world is lagging behind on CSR - news

Early indications from the UK government-backed Digital Futures inquiry into the ethics of e-businesses suggest that this new business sector is still at an early stage in developing...

BiE index criteria given tougher new emphasis - news

Criteria for Business in the Environment’s annual index of corporate environmental engagement have been made more stringent. Survey forms for the fifth BiE Index, which had...

Ericsson goes public on new disaster relief plan - news

The Swedish communications group Ericsson has launched a worldwide advertising campaign to publicise a social responsibility initiative that commits it to improving the third...

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The Rabobank Group, the Netherlands' largest agricultural lender, has issued guidelines on its financing of and participation in companies using GM technology.

editorial: social partnership projects bring benefits to all parties involved - news

The European corporate social responsibility agenda took an important step forward in May, when two large companies announced their involvement in unconnected partnership...

inbrief - news

Management students believe ethics modules should be a priority for business schools, according to a United States survey. A poll of 817 current MBA students by the Harvard...

IT firm to help small business - news

A US information technology company is helping people with low incomes to become ‘internet entrepreneurs’. Andalé, the online auction business management company, is working with...

AstraZeneca and Glaxo in social partnerships - news

Two leading companies working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields have announced private-public partnerships intended to improve public health in the third world....

Novo Nordisk to go social - news

Novo Nordisk is looking at ways to expand its supply chain monitoring to include ‘social considerations’. The Denmark-based biotechnology and healthcare company currently uses...

inbrief - news

US internet equipment maker Cisco is to advise the UK government on how it can help improve access to information technology in the third world. The project will be led by the Department...

World Bank places CSR studies on the internet - news

The World Bank and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have unveiled a joint initiative which they claim will put business ethics at the heart of a new...

Severn Trent leads the pack - news

Severn Trent is the best performing company in the FTSE 350 in terms of environmental management and performance, according to the UK’s leading index of corporate environmental activity....

inbrief - news

Subscribers to Ethical Performance have the chance to attend one of Europe's leading conferences on corporate social responsibility at no cost. We are offering two free places...

two new SRI funds will target niche markets - news

Two new socially responsible investment (SRI) funds have been launched. Both are aimed at niche markets. The Pavilion Eco Friendly Fund, launched by Pavilion Asset...

the City's interest is growing, but slowly - news

Senior managers think there is a strong link between the environmental and financial performance of their companies, but the City has so far failed to make the connection. However there...

Anglian Water is shortlisted - news

Anglian Water of the UK has been included on the shortlist for the 1999 Environment Reporting Awards, which it won last year. The shortlisted 16 for the awards, which are run by the...

BT examines its global impact - news

BT is to produce a document looking at the potentially negative impact of global communications technology on indigenous cultures. Jan Walsh, BT’s head of corporate reputation and...

medical firm to report next year - news

Medical equipment manufacturer Nycomed-Amersham is to produce its first standalone environment report at the end of next year. The report will also cover community involvement and...

high hopes for mapping idea - news

Researchers have developed a new technique which they believe can help companies steer their way out of controversy related to their products or services. The ‘multi-criteria mapping’...

car makers will clean up act - news

UK car manufacturers have committed themselves to further investment in cleaner engine technology and to supporting new awareness campaigns on emissions. The pledge is made in a...

ethical VCT is first into the UK market - news

The UK’s first ‘ethical’ venture capital trust (VCT) is being launched in early October. The Pennine Downing Ethical VCT will invest up to £10 million, primarily in a mix of...

inbrief - news

Environmentally aware companies are being invited to become partners with University College London's Centre for CO2 Technology. Centre spokesman Stefano Brandani said he was...

stakeholders act at Microsoft to aid refugees - news

Stakeholder initiatives by staff at US software giant Microsoft have prompted the company to build a database to help reunite families and friends separated by the recent war in...

Södra group comes clean - news

A new standalone environmental report from the Swedish forestry group Södra has admitted that discharges from one of its paper mills have been ‘too high’. The 50 page warts and...

food manufacturers move away from GM ingredients - news

Almost all of the UK’s leading food manufacturers have removed or are removing genetically modified ingredients from their food products, according to a new survey. A Friends of...

NatWest thinks small - news

NatWest is to step up its community banking commitment by offering credit unions redundant high street branches as premises. Discussions are already underway with a credit union in...

event surprises organisers - news

Organisers of a London conference on sustainability reporting say they have been taken aback by the level of interest shown in the event. More than 350 delegates from 16 countries –...

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Cambridge-Hitachi - directory

Cambridge-Hitachi, a Cambridge University Press company, delivers digital learning resources to help you implement your CSR objectives within the education sector – from Primary to Further...

IHS Inc - directory

IHS is the global leader in critical business information, solutions and expertise for managing and reporting data across a full spectrum of Environmental, Health &  Safety (EHS) and...

Clearstream Solutions - directory

Clearstream Solutions provides global carbon management and sustainability services. We assist organisations to measure and implement best-in-class environmental and sustainable practice in...

ON Communication Science & Technology - directory

Foley Hoag LLP - directory

Foley Hoag, the first U.S.-based law firm to create a Corporate Social Responsibility Practice, provides clients with the tools they need to turn the challenges of globalization into a...

OneReport® - directory

OneReport®, a unique online platform, simplifies corporate responsibility (CR) query and response management, reporting and publishing. OneReport integrates the metrics sought by corporate...

David Gardiner & Associates, LLC - directory

David Gardiner & Associates: Forging Solutions to Climate and Energy Challenges David Gardiner & Associates helps solve the energy and climate challenges facing today’s...

Pearson Releases 2016 Sustainability Report Showing Progress Towards 2020 Plan - reports

Pearson, the world’s learning company, today published its  2016 Sustainability Report , which highlights the progress made in implementing its 2020 Sustainability Plan and a...

CA Technologies Releases Latest Sustainability Report - reports

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) announced its commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030, from a 2015 baseline, in its 8th annual Sustainability Report . The report...

UPS Commits to More Alternative Vehicles, Fuel and Renewable Power - reports

UPS’s 15th annual Sustainability Report provides a complete update on the company’s sustainability efforts, including a new goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

200 Years of Inspiring Science at Johnson Matthey - reports

Johnson Matthey, one of the longest-trading businesses in the FTSE 100, celebrates its  200th anniversary  this year. A global leader in science and technology, the company was founded...

Abbott Releases 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

Today, Abbott released its 2016 Global Sustainability Report, reinforcing its dedication to helping people live fuller, healthier lives around the world. The report details the company's...

HP announces new social and environmental goals with release of the HP 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

Sustainability serves as a guiding principle for how HP does business, fueling the company’s innovation and growth. It supports HP’s vision of creating technology that makes life...

Amgen launches 2016 Responsibility Highlights Report - reports

Our mission to serve patients is at the heart of everything we do at Amgen. Our positive contribution to the world also extends beyond making vital medicines. Each year, Amgen dedicates...

FMC Issues ‘Built for Progress’ Sustainability Report for 2016 - reports

FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) released its 2016 report on the company’s global sustainability performance, including progress toward its goals published in last year’s report as well as...

BD Releases 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today issued its 2016 Sustainability Report.

BT’s latest ‘Delivering our Purpose’ report updates on progress during 2016/17 - reports

The latest Delivering our Purpose report from BT shows how the company is delivering against ambitious 2020 goals and how they’ve been bringing their purpose to life during 2016/17.

Nestlé in the U.S. Releases 2016 Creating Shared Value Report - reports

Nestlé in the U.S.’s 2016 Creating Shared Value Report highlights the company’s efforts and achievements in nutrition, health and wellness; environmental sustainability; rural...

AEP Releases 2017 Corporate Accountability Report - reports

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 2017 Corporate Accountability Report today, the 11th annual assessment of AEP’s stewardship as a public company and a community partner.

STMicroelectronics publishes its 20th Sustainability Report - reports

STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced the publication of the Company’s 2017...

ArcelorMittal publishes its 2016 United States Integrated Report - reports

ArcelorMittal USA is proud to announce the publication of its annual 2016 United States Integrated Report. Since 2009, ArcelorMittal has reported on its corporate responsibility and...

ING’s 2016 Integrated Annual Report highlights financial and non-financial progress - reports

ING’s 2016 Integrated Annual Report is built on the theme “Accelerate”, reflecting the accelerating pace of change in technology and other areas impacting customers' lives...

Vancity publishes 7th integrated Annual Report - reports

Vancity’s latest integrated Annual Report, Vancity in 2016: building on our values, demonstrates how being firmly rooted in local communities can deliver strong financial returns. It can...

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2016 - reports

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has published its eighth Corporate Responsibility Report, covering the years 2015 and 2016. It is available online at www.emdgroup.com/cr-report.

BAE Systems publishes 2016 Annual Report and CR Summary - reports

At BAE Systems we are proud not just of what we do, but how we do it – from developing innovative products and services and investing in our people and future workforce, to giving our...

Bloomberg Publishes 2016 Impact Report - reports

Bloomberg published its eighth Impact Report, which highlights the integration of sustainability into our products, communities and operations, as well as the progress we’ve made towards...

Deutsche Telekom publishes 2016 CR Report - reports

Digitization offers new opportunities for shaping how to live together on this planet; it is a central key to sustainable development. Already, many of Deutsche Telekom’s products,...

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...

Aetna Releases 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Aetna, one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, today released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report. This year’s report provides an in-depth...

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

In its  Corporate Responsibility Report , published in concert with its 2016  Annual Report , Verizon detailed the progress it has made over the past year toward reaching its corporate...

Umicore publishes integrated report 2016: Elements for Success - reports

Umicore - the materials technology and recycling group – has published its 2016 Annual report. The report provides an integrated view of Umicore’s progress towards its Horizon 2020...

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...

Observations for a better world – Purposeful work with valuable impacts for societies - reports

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, published today its renewed sustainability report, “Observations for a Better World 2016”. The publication...

Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report, Technology for Good – Solutions to help meet the SDG's - reports

Ericsson publishes its 24th annual  Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report  , detailing the company’s progress toward connecting business and sustainability.

Cisco’s 2016 CSR Report Highlights Ambitious Long-Term Goals to Positively Impact People, Society and the Planet - reports

Today, Cisco released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report , which highlights Cisco’s progress delivering on the company’s CSR mission  to accelerate...

American Express Publishes The Service Effect: 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Today American Express published its first  comprehensive nbsp; Corporate Social Responsibility Report since 2008. The report highlights the company’s efforts to create social,...

Microsoft Releases 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft cares deeply about achieving that mission and creating a lasting impact...

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.

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.

NEC Releases Annual Report on Corporate Social Responsibility - reports

NEC Corporation announced today the release of its annual report on corporate social responsibility (CSR) during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. NEC has announced its CSR activities aiming...

Amgen’s 2015 Environmental Sustainability Report is Key Element of Company’s Broad Commitment to Social Responsibility - reports

Amgen has launched its 2015 Environmental Sustainability Report highlighting the Company’s environmental sustainability progress. The 2015 Environmental Sustainability Report documents...

Telstra Releases Bigger Picture 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

Telstra has released its Bigger Picture 2016 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s progress in embedding its three strategic sustainability priorities – Everyone Connected,...

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...

Orange publishes its first integrated annual report - reports

Orange has chosen to issue an “Integrated Annual Report” for the first time, which invites shareholders but also any stakeholder to consider the CSR aspect of its strategy. It aims...

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...

Caesars Entertainment 2016 Citizenship Report: Sustained Progress and Leadership - reports

In 2015 Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) and related entities generated $4.4m of contributed value for every $10m in revenue, according to the company’s seventh annual...

Johnson & Johnson Continues Its Commitment to Health With New Citizenship & Sustainability 2020 Goals - reports

Johnson & Johnson aspires to improve health in everything they do, and everywhere they go. With the announcement of their Citizenship & Sustainability 2020 Goals, Johnson & Johnson...

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...

CA Technologies Achieves Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goal Four Years Ahead of Schedule - reports

CA Technologies latest   Sustainability Report   marks a continued evolution of corporate social impact, from environmental stewardship to broader societal change. The report...

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...

OTE Group of Companies publishes its 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

At OTE Group, sustainable growth is what drives its’ strategy and actions. The growth is valued through each and every one of the Groups’ stakeholders, and you are invited to join...

HP Releases 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

HP released its 2015 Sustainability Report today illustrating the progress it is making to support its vision of creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

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...

SABMiller Sustainable Development Report 2016; embedding Prosper into the business - reports

2015 was a momentous year for sustainable development. Now that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement are in place, we are all turning our...

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...

ArcelorMittal Publishes Its First Annual 2015 United States Integrated Report - reports

ArcelorMittal is proud to announce the publication of its first annual 2015 United States Integrated Report. Since 2009, ArcelorMittal has reported its corporate responsibility (CR) and...

BT report reveals how putting purpose first brings business benefits and helps customers, society and the environment - reports

The latest Delivering our Purpose report from BT shows how putting sustainability at the heart of the business is delivering against the company’s ambitious 2020 goals.  ...

STMicroelectronics publishes its 19th Sustainability Report - reports

STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced the publication of the Company’s 2015...

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.

Vancity’s 2015 Annual Report Outlines How Strong Foundations Can Lead to a Sustainable Future - reports

Vancity’s 2015 Annual Report, Strong foundations for a sustainable future, documents the credit union’s sound financial position and unique relationships with local communities. 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...

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...

"It's Your Business" - John Lewis Partnership Launches 2016 Annual Report and Accounts - reports

John Lewis Partnership has launched its 2016 Annual Report and Accounts including a sustainability performance review, accompanied by a more detailed online sustainability report.

Bloomberg Impact Report Update 2015 - reports

The 2015 Bloomberg Impact Report Update provides a detailed look at Bloomberg’s sustainability efforts and outcomes from the past year and details commitments for the future. The report...

Ericsson Launches 23rd Sustainability and CR Report - reports

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has published its 23rd annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report, which details the company’s performance in 2015 in three areas: responsible...

BAE Systems Publishes 2015 Annual Report and CR Summary - reports

BAE Systems attaches great importance to the way it does business, as well as the financial results it achieves. The company continues to build on its position as one of the world’s...

Accenture Releases 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report; Skills to Succeed Initiative Equips More than 1.2 Million People with Job Skills - reports

Accenture has released its 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Making a Measureable Difference,” which explores the company’s progress, performance and goals across its global...

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....

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Publishes 2015 Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Corporate Responsibility is the Heart of Verizon With publication of its 2015 Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility Report, Verizon today demonstrates how the company is leveraging...

Caterpillar's 2015 Sustainability Report: “What We’ve Built. What We’re Solving.” - reports

Caterpillar Inc. published its annual Sustainability Report today, detailing the progress made in 2015 despite challenging economic conditions. Recognizing Caterpillar’s 90-year history as...

Standard Chartered launches its 2015 Annual Report - reports

The Bank’s approach to sustainability is embedded across the Annual Report, reinforcing the Bank’s commitment to sustainability as the foundation of its business.

Case Study: Patagonia’s Circular Economy Strategy - reports

Ethical Corporation have launched an exclusive case study detailing comprehensively the circular economy work of industry-leader Patagonia.

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....

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....

ACWA Power - Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

ACWA Power has published a standalone Sustainability Report covering its management and performance during 2014 which accompanies this Report as Volume 2. The Sustainability Report complies with...

CN issues Delivering Responsibly sustainability report - reports

CN today issued its fifth sustainability report, Delivering Responsibly, outlining the company’s programs and achievements in safety, corporate governance, community involvement, human...

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Publishes 2015 Citizenship Report - reports

This week Microsoft published its 2015 Citizenship Report, which covers the company’s commitments to ethical business conduct and governance, its people, empowering communities, human...

Caesars Entertainment Publishes Sixth Annual Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) is pleased to announce the publication of its sixth annual Corporate Citizenship Report covering 2014 through the first half of 2015. Entitled...

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...

BHP Billiton publishes 2015 Sustainability Report - Taking the long view - reports

BHP Billiton, a leading diversified resources company, has published its 2015 Sustainability Report.

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...

UPS accelerates progress towards sustainability goals - reports

UPS® has published its 13th annual Sustainability Report.  This latest report highlights UPS’s continued investment in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and a...

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,...

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...

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. ...

Vodafone publishes annual Group Sustainability Report - reports

Vodafone - one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies - which provides a wide range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications, has published its...

Delivering our purpose: BT reveals new report and ambitions - reports

In 2014/15 BT, one of the world’s leading communications services providers, invested £32.5m in responsible and sustainable business activities.

Ericsson creates positive impact in the Networked Society - reports

Today Ericsson is launching its 22nd annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report. By 2020, 90% of the world’s population will be covered by mobile broadband networks. This...

AkzoNobel and The Economist Intelligence Unit publish future cities report - reports

A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by AkzoNobel explores how cities can create optimal environments for citizens.

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

Global Corporate Citizenship: The Heart of Verizon - reports

  A global leader in broadband and other wireless and wireline communication services, Verizon's 2014 Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility Supplement demonstrate how...

Standard Chartered launches 2014 Annual Report - reports

The bank’s approach to sustainability is embedded throughout its Annual Report, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability as the foundation of its business in Asia, Africa and the...

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...

UPS releases 2013 Sustainability Report, announces new carbon intensity goal - reports

UPS® has released its 12th annual  Sustainability Report  announcing that in addition to reducing overall carbon emissions in 2013, the company also met its 2016 goal of...

Liberty Global Announces Environmental Targets - reports

Liberty Global announces environmental targets as part of the company's commitment to Corporate Responsibility (CR).

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...

BT's Better Future Report 2014 - reports

Using the power of communications to make a better world

GM Outlines Efforts to Transform Transportation - reports

Sustainability report shares progress toward a more sustainable industry.

Deutsche Telekom publishes its 2013 CR Report - reports

Deutsche Telekom publishes its Corporate Responsibility report for the twelfth time. With the title "We take responsibility," it provides information on the Group's challenges and...

adidas Group presents ‘2013 Sustainability Progress Report – Fair Play’ - reports

The adidas Group published its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report, an annual overview of achievements and challenges as well as a progress update on its 2015 sustainability targets.

Ericsson launches its Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report 2013 - reports

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Ericsson’s long-term relationships with every major telecom operator...

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...

Standard Chartered Sustainability Review - reports

Standard Chartered launches its 2013 Sustainability Review, highlighting the Bank’s commitment to promoting economic and social development across the markets where it operates in Asia,...

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...

Sustainable Performance Forum EMEA - calendar

  A Must Attend Event   With 250+ attendees, over 30 sessions and countless networking opportunities, the...

One Young World's Environmental Event - calendar

ACTOR ADRIAN GRENIER, PRESIDENT ALEJANDRO TOLEDO AND CNN’S JENNIFER GRAY CONFIRMED AS COUNSELORS TO ONE YOUNG WORLD’S ENVIRONMENTAL EVENT IN TUCSON THIS SPRING The Premier Forum...

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...

Building Sustainable Agri-Supply Chains - Olam's CR&S Report - reports

Building Sustainable Supply Chains - agri-business Olam International's Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report

Calor publishes 2013 Sustainability Progress Report - reports

Calor has published its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report which can be viewed and downloaded at: www.calor.co.uk/sustainability.

HRH The Duke of York, KG will visit Estonia to attend Latitude59 - calendar

The Duke of York will give an opening speech and present the Pitch@Palace initiative at Estonia's flagship tech conference Latitude59 to be held on May 31 - June 1, 2016 in Tallinn,...

Business Disability Forum Conference 2016 - calendar

Business Disability Forum (BDF) is pleased to announce that Claire Harvey, British Paralympian and Senior Consultant at BDF Partner KPMG will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 BDF conference:...

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...

The Blockchain Revolution - calendar

MONDAY, MARCH 07, 2016 18:00 - 21:15 What is the blockchain, and what does it mean for the relationship between business and society? These are two questions we’ll be addressing on...

UPS releases its annual 2012 Sustainability Report with the theme 'More of What Matters' - reports

Today, UPS released its annual 2012 Sustainability Report with the theme “More of What Matters.” Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased...

Alliance Boots launches its Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2011/12 - reports

Alliance Boots launches its Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2011/12.

Supply Chain Transparency: A Key Driver to Consumer Buying Behaviour - calendar

The objective of this webinar is to present the results of a recent study on the Impact of Supply Chain Transparency on Consumer Trust and new innovative technology solutions to manage supply...

UPS releases its latest Sustainability Report - reports

UPS releases "A+" Sustainability Report, Themed "Logistics at the Core"

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...

Vodafone Publishes its 2012/13 Sustainability Report - reports

Vodafone Group Plc has published its Sustainability Report 2012/13 in which they outline their social and economic contribution across their 30 operating countries.

Ford Motor Company's annual Sustainability Report - reports

Robert Brown, Ford’s Vice President, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering (SESE) states, “I have headed up Ford Motor Company’s Sustainability function for...

Citi Publishes 2012 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi published its 13th annual Global Citizenship Report today.

Sberbank of Russia issued its Report on Corporate Social Responsibility for 2012 - reports

Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank of Russia, has issued its Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 2012.

Bayer Publishes Sustainable Development Report 2012 - reports

“Innovation & sustainability are the driving force behind our business success.” Dr. Marijn Dekkers, Chairman of the Board of Management, Bayer AG

Sustainable Development Conference 2014 - calendar

Welcome to Sustainable Development Conference 2014: Green technology, Renewable energy and Environmental protection We are proud to invite you to join us at Sustainable Development...

The Fourth Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment - calendar

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global...

Verizon's 2012 Annual Report - reports

Standard Chartered launches its 2012 Sustainability Review - reports

Ericsson's 2012 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

adidas Group presents its 2012 Sustainability Progress Report - reports

The adidas Group published its 2012 Sustainability Progress Report, reiterating its commitment to transparency in sustainability performance reporting.

Course E15613: Corporate Social Responsibility - calendar

This certificate course jointly organised by HREA and the Human Rights Centre of the UN-mandated University for Peace engages participants in the contemporary debates surrounding the benefits...

Carbon Forum Asia 2013 - calendar

In its eighth edition this year, the CARBON FORUM ASIA Trade Fair and Conference, organized by Koelnmesse and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), continues to strengthen its...

Water and Society 2013 - calendar

Following the success of the first International Conference on Water and Society held in Las Vegas in 2011, it has been decided to reconvene the meeting in the New Forest, UK, a National Park...

Thales 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report has just been published - reports

This yearly report addresses the 10 Global Compact Principles of Responsibility with a focus on 6 of Group’s CR priorities.

OTE publishes its 2011 CR Report - reports

OTE, one of the leading telecommunications service providers in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report on 15 June 2012 at the company’s Annual...

BT publishes its annual Better Future report - reports

BTs Better Future 2012 report highlights progress made, and challenges, in its goal to be a responsible and sustainable business leader.

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...

New Energy World Network’s Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit - calendar

Following sold-out events in 2009, 2010 and 2011 New Energy World Network’s Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit has established itself as the pre-eminent event for networking...

Ericsson publishes Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report - reports

Ericsson's 2011 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report, entitled Technology for Good, released today, highlights the company's ongoing efforts to help create a more sustainable world.

The Green Power Mini-MBA - calendar

Key Course Learning The varied science and technology behind renewable energy and how this dictates the commercial boundaries on its potential, cost structure and market positioning Market...

Umicore's Annual Report 2011 goes on-line - reports

The report offers a fully integrated view of Umicore's economic, environmental and social performance. A new on-line reporting centre enables readers to create their own customized report and...

Medtronic releases 2011 Corporate Citizenship Update - reports

Global medical technology company Medtronic, Inc. has released the company’s 2011 Corporate Citizenship Update, “Innovating for a Better World”

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.

Vaisala releases its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Vaisala, the global environmental and industrial measurement company has published its third corporate responsibility report.

Avery Dennison releases first Sustainability Report - reports

Avery Dennison Corporation released its first Sustainability Report, Together We’re Stronger, detailing the company’s 2010 sustainability initiatives, performance and goals.

Baxter International releases its 2010 Sustainability Report - reports

Baxter International Inc. released its 2010 Sustainability Report, marking the 12th consecutive year the company has released a report about its social, economic and environmental performance....

Standard Chartered publishes its 2011 Sustainability Review - reports

Standard Chartered launches its sixth annual Sustainability Review, setting out how it has delivered on its strategy to provide a strong return for shareholders, while creating social and...

UPS publishes new Sustainability Report - reports

In 2010, UPS reduced fuel use per package 3.3 percent and avoided driving 3.5 million miles, but increased package volume by 1.8 percent. The shipping giant attributed its accomplishments in...

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...

Freeport-McMoRan announce 2010 Working Toward Sustainable Development report - reports

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) announces its 2010 Working Toward Sustainable Development report. This report is in accordance with the GRI G3 reporting guidelines.

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...

France Telecom-Orange publishes 2010 CSR Report - reports

France Telecom-Orange has just published its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR report) in which the Group describes how, as a major player in the digital world, it is ensuring...

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...

World Sustainable Agriculture Congress 2012 - calendar

World Sustainable Agriculture Congress 2012 serves as the timely international meeting place bringing together businesses from across the entire food and agribusiness value chain to explore...

Barclays publishes Citizenship Report 2010 - reports

Barclays has published its Citizenship Report 2010. The Report has been independently assured by Ernst & Young and meets the requirements of a Type 2 assurance engagement as defined by...

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics - Twenty-first Annual Meeting - calendar

The APPE Annual Meeting for 2012 offers a powerful line-up of programs and presentations covering the full-range of practical and professional ethics. Sessions include formal paper presentations,...

Abbott Publishes 2010 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Global health care company Abbott has published its 2010 Global Citizenship Report

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...

Royal Dutch Shell releases Sustainability Report 2010 - reports

Royal Dutch Shell plc has released its Sustainability Report for 2010. The report describes how Shell is helping to meet the world’s growing energy demand in a responsible way.

‘Learning from nature – the new agenda for business success: A Tomorrow’s Natural Business Conference’ - calendar

Tomorrow’s Company is the agenda setting ‘think and do’ tank which looks at the role of business and how to achieve enduring business success.  We focus on strong relationships, clear purpose...

Standard Chartered 2010 Sustainability Review - reports

In its fifth annual Sustainability Review, released today, Standard Chartered sets out how it has delivered on its strategy to provide a strong return for shareholders, while creating social...

Abbott Publishes 2009 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Global health care company Abbott has published its 2009 Global Citizenship Report. The report demonstrates how Abbott is applying its expertise in science, public health, technology and...

The Carbon Show 2011 - calendar

Gain the tools to allow your organisation to capitalise on clean, green growth at The Carbon Show 2011. As the only show that covers the full life cycle of carbon, The Carbon Show is a must-attend...

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...

Virgin Media's digital approach to sustainability reporting goes live - reports

Virgin Media, the entertainment and communications company, is taking an exclusively digital approach to its sustainability reporting, through HD video, news stories and social media

Centrica: Transforming the energy sector - reports

"Transforming the energy sector": Sam Laidlaw, Centrica Chief Executive, shared his views about the future of the energy sector at the Royal Society on Thursday 16th September. The discussion...

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...

Launch of ScottishPower's CSR Annual Review 2009 and CSR TV - reports

ScottishPower has published its CSR Annual Review 2009.

The 6th Annual SDUK Conference - calendar

Over the past five years, SDUK has established itself as the leading national forum for discussing the challenges and opportunities around sustainable growth within a low-carbon economy. Join over...

STMicroelectronics publishes its 13th CR Report - reports

STMicroelectronics has published its 13th Corporate Responsibility Report, for 2009. The report illustrates how ST creates value for its stakeholders through its culture of Sustainable...

Freeport-McMoRan announce Sustainable Development report - reports

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. announces its 2009 Working Toward Sustainable Development report. This report is in accordance with the GRI G3 reporting guidelines.

Accenture release findings of largest CEO study on corporate sustainability - reports

An overwhelming majority of corporate CEOs - 93 per cent - say that sustainability will be critical to the future success of their companies, in spite of the recent economic downturn....

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...

Canadian Water Summit - calendar

Water is fast becoming one of the most critical sustainability issues. The Canadian Water Summit is a response to the market need for idea exchange and collaboration between diverse stakeholders at...

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:...

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...

Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency - calendar

Rethink.  Rebuild.  Report. If you are interested in helping shape the sustainable development agenda for the next decade, or just interested in understanding what some of the leading...

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...

Heineken: Sustainability Report 2009 published - reports

Heineken, one of the world's great brewers, has published its 11th sustainability report, outlining the company's performance in building a sustainable future.

UTC Publishes Second Integrated Report - reports

United Technologies Corporation Publishes Second Integrated Annual and Corporate Responsibility Report.

Water Footprinting & Availability Risk Management 2010 - calendar

The first event to focus on practical solutions for assessing and managing water availability risk, within regional contexts (US and global) and specific to either agriculture or industrial...

3rd US Carbon Finance Forum - calendar

The US Carbon Finance Forum is the most comprehensive industry event in North America connecting over 150 senior executives from climate policy, carbon markets, energy security, low carbon...

Go-Ahead Group has published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

The Go-Ahead Group has just published its web-based Corporate Responsibility report for 2009 – the eighth year the UK transport company has produced such a document and the fifth year it has done...

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...

Verizon publishes 2008/2009 CR Report - reports

Verizon has published its 2008/2009 corporate responsibility report, Doing the Work.

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...

Standard Chartered 2008 Sustainability Review - reports

Standard Chartered 2008 Sustainability Review is now available.

The Procter & Gamble Sustainability Report 2004 - reports

Procter & Gamble's newly-published Sustainability Report describes the company's work around the world over the past year in three areas - environmental protection, social responsibility, and...

Sustainability, The Communications Challenge - calendar

A morning event at which leading experts from a range of sectors provide their insights into how they have placed sustainability at the centre of their communications and messaging. Ipsos MORI ,...

Carbon Forum America - calendar

The Carbon Market in America Carbon Trading is one of the fastest growing specialties in the financial service industry and is estimated to grow from $30 billion to $1 trillion in the next...

An announcement from Proventia Solutions & Hyperion - reports

Proventia Solutions and Hyperion introduce tool for combined financial and sustainability management

BHP Billiton's 2006 Sustainability Report - reports

BHP Billiton today released its 2006 Sustainability Report.  This year's report focuses on the company's key sustainability challenges; issues that have the potential to have a material...

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...

Enhancing and improving your strategic philanthropy program - calendar

When it comes to philanthropy, how much focus is a good thing? How have others gotten their companies to buy in to the focus? Are they using technology to facilitate grants management?...

Serving Systemic Transformations: The Lifeworth Review of 2005 - reports

A new sense of urgency and confidence is sweeping through the corporate social responsibility community, according to an annual review of CSR trends in 2005.

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.

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...

Visa supports financial education for youth - bestpractice

The global payments business partners with Junior Achievement Europe to create innovative e-commerce and personal finance programmes. Tom Idle reports…   The digitisation...

Benevity innovates in corporate giving and volunteering with new technology - bestpractice

 “Spark” software program ensures simple, secure and easy giving so grassroots philanthropy can be part of everyday life. Miranda Ingram reports...   Some notable...

Benevity innovates in corporate giving and volunteering with new technology - bestpractice

 “Spark” software program ensures simple, secure and easy giving so grassroots philanthropy can be part of everyday life. Miranda Ingram reports...   Some notable...

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...

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...

Making the right partnership connections - bestpractice

It’s very much a case of chips with everything at ARM, the British semiconductor IP company. It patents and licenses chip technology to manufacturing giants that end up powering everything...

Matching CSR programmes with business goals - bestpractice

Headquartered in the U.S., Booz Allen Hamilton provides strategy and technology consulting services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits employing more than...

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...

UTC Integrates annual financial and corporate responsibility reporting - reports

United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries, has become the first of the 30 Dow Jones industrial companies to publ

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...

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...

What is driving the corporate responsibility agenda? - calendar

West London Business is pleased to invite you to the next Corporate Responsibility Network, focusing on CSR drivers, technology changes and bottom-line benefits. This event will provide guidance...

A far from standard approach... - bestpractice

During one of those corporate ‘deep, long look at the business’ moments, investment savings business Standard Life realised that it didn’t have that many young people among its...

The BBC's Corporate Social Responsibility Review for 2005 - reports

The BBC's Corporate Social Responsibility Review for 2005 has taken on a fresh magazine style format, featuring stories on how the corporation is living up to its corporate citizenship...

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...

Budget announcements highlight relevance of ET - calendar

The emphasis in the recent budget announcements on energy saving measures and environmental initiatives mean increased pressure - and opportunities for businesses in the UK. Among the...

O2's CR Report 2006 Online Feedback Survey - reports

CR Report 2006 Online feedback survey - We value your feedback to help us continuiously improve the standard of our reporting, so we would be grateful if you could complete our short survey.

Telefónica O2 Europe plc publishes its 2006 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Telefónica O2 Europe plc's newly published 2006 Corporate Responsibility Report asks how communications technology is transforming our lives, changing society, and affecting the environment...

Holcim awards for sustainable construction - reports

Results of the regional Holcim Awards competition for Sustainable Construction for Europe have been announced in Madrid.

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.

Acquiring a taste for shared value - bestpractice

Maggi bouillon cubes are big in West and Central Africa. Huge. Drive around and you can see cafes decorated with Maggi packaging and painted in the Maggi colours. The Maggi ‘cooking...

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...

Fair play ensures Lottery maintains nation’s trust - bestpractice

Brits might be being bombarded with enticements to gamble as never before, but Julian Price, Camelot’s head of CR, says: “Our business is about raising money for good causes in a...

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...

A sustainable Olympic legacy for London - bestpractice

Promoting itself as the world’s first sustainable Olympics, the London Games organisers have had to think hard about their corporate partners, especially since 2012 will inevitably include...

Sulzer releases sustainability summary - reports

Sulzer has published its Sustainability Summary 2008, which has achieved the highest Global Reporting Initiative Application Level .

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.

thinking about energy - bestpractice

From a climate change perspective, no form of transport that relies on fossil fuels is a good idea. In the UK, one third of greenhouse gas emissions derive from the transport sector alone. The bulk...

financing the future - bestpractice

A stunning archipelago of white sandy beaches and sun-drenched countryside, SinAn County is one of South Korea’s best-known holiday destinations. But now the coastal community on the southwest tip...

ArcelorMittal publishes Corporate Responsibility report - reports

ArcelorMittal has announced the publication of its first Corporate Responsibility report 2007; Taking Responsibility for Transforming Tomorrow.

Vodafone's CR 2008 report is titled 'One Strategy'. Find out why. - reports

Can business strategy really be aligned with corporate responsibility strategy? This critical question is the theme of our 2008 CR Review.

2007 Verizon Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Verizon has released its 2007 corporate responsibility report entitled Doing the Work.

staging a dialogue - bestpractice

Stakeholder engagement and social reporting have been cornerstones of responsible business practice for more than a decade. A number of companies now hold informal discussions on their social and...

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...

putting the customer first - bestpractice

As an integrated energy group, Centrica – owner of British Gas and operator of gas and electricity assets – knows that global warming is a huge challenge to its business. But as an energy...

taking a holistic view - bestpractice

Imagine, for a moment, a company that is the world’s biggest supplier of a product for which demand is steadily growing and upon which its customers depend. Imagine, too, that the company has a...

Ericsson publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report 2007 - reports

Ericsson, a world leading provider of telecommunication technology and services, has published its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2007.

making science sexier - bestpractice

Rolls-Royce has put large amounts of time and money into helping schools, colleges and universities bring science education to life for students. It hopes the effort will also benefit...

getting online - bestpractice

BT is working with a variety of charitable organizations in the UK to increase access to, and knowledge of, online services. The telecoms provider is focusing its efforts to narrow the digital...

learning at the workplace - bestpractice

School visits to factories are hardly unusual, but Coca-Cola Enterprises has taken the concept a step further by establishing state-of the-art education centres...

nurturing biodiversity - bestpractice

British American Tobacco has teamed up with four conservation organizations to protect the richness of the natural world. In addition to funding conservation work, the...

BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP - bestpractice

Rio Tinto has partnered with 14 non-governmental organizations to help realize its policy objective of putting the group’s global operations on...

The Business Guide to Sustainability - books

First edition: Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007 Sustainability promises both reduced environmental impacts and real cash savings for any organization, be...

BUILDING A LASTING RELATIONSHIP - bestpractice

Powergen has developed a free educational resource for use in UK primary schools. The Changing Climates programme encourages teachers to introduce core...

CREATING A GLOBAL CSR STRATEGY - bestpractice

Orange has spent more than a year developing a corporate social responsibility policy that will apply in the 20 countries where it operates. The process of...

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