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Is the corporate responsibility and sustainability profession just another elite?  - news

By Tom Idle — The recent EU referendum demonstrates the national divides we have in the UK – and  plenty of evidence  shows that we have one of the lowest social...

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

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

GSK's innovative business model for marketing and sales - news

By Tom Idle —  It is hard to think of a more contentious business practice than the one historically used to sell pharmaceuticals. For the past 50 years, sales representatives have...

Should the UK private sector align its strategies with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals? - news

By Rachel Whale, Founder and CEO, Koreo — The Women’s Marches which took place around the world on January 21st were a reminder of the power of international narratives for social...

Corporate sustainability helps improve employee engagement - news

By Vikas Vij — Employee engagement is the psychological engine that drives corporate performance. While employee engagement worldwide is on a decline, some companies are managing to beat...

Authentic is the new black: Ex-CFO on finding yourself as the key to success and happiness - news

By Andy Hix — As Oscar Wilde once said, you might as well be yourself, because everyone else is taken.    But in the corporate world, that’s notoriously difficult....

"Collaboration is the only way for business to solve today’s sustainability challenges" - news

Interview by Tom Idle Hans Daems , the newly elected chair of CSR Europe, couldn’t have chosen a more pertinent time to take up the position with the business network. Daems, who is...

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...

Online reviews preferred by majority of UK consumers for purchases - news

By Brian Collett — A total of 84 percent of consumers trust online reviews as readily as personal recommendations for businesses, products and services, reports a UK survey consultancy....

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

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

“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...

Stop Slavery Network formed by hotel industry - news

By Brian Collett — Hoteliers in the UK have combined to stamp out modern slavery throughout their industry. The Stop Slavery Hotel Industry Network has been formed to tackle the risks...

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...

Tax authority collects £3bn from avoiders - news

By Brian Collett — The UK tax authority HM Revenue & Customs has collected a total of £3bn ($3.64bn, €3.32bn) in two years from users of avoidance schemes.   ...

Refreshing the business contract with society - news

By Adam Woodhall   “Can business refresh its contract with society before it’s too late?” was the stimulating question with which the CEO of The Crowd , Jim...

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

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

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

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

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...

Online job sites dominate UK recruitment market - news

by Vikas Vij — Recruiters need to gear up to the needs of today’s connected generation, which Google calls as Generation “C”. With significant differences in attitudes...

Past and future of sustainability with the RSA - news

by Adam Woodhall — The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, or RSA for short, was founded in 1754, and has an impressive history.   ...

High performing business: the what & why of purpose - news

by Adam Woodhall—“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why,” Mark Twain. Can business be purposeful and successful? That...

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...

Beer-making without impact, the Heineken way - news

by Tom Idle —   For the past six years, Heineken’s approach to environmental and social issues has been informed by its structured Brewing a Better world strategy. And it is...

Local is everything - news

Midcounties Co-operative’s social responsibility manager Mike Pickering explains how a focus on localism can lead to business success  Interview by Tom Idle — ...

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...

The environmental impact of Brexit cannot be overlooked - news

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

Scaling the heights with a purpose - news

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

Is volunteering right for senior managers? - news

Corporate volunteering is on the rise. Tom Idle reports on the emergence of skills-based volunteering schemes for senior managers. Mahatma Gandhi once said “the best way to find...

UK businesses need a long-term growth agenda: report - news

by Vikas Vij — Over the past few decades, British business has made significant progress in many areas – from better governance to leading in major industries. However, there are a...

Motivating models for 21st century employee engagement - news

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

PYXERA Global executives to present at 15th Responsible Business Summit - news

Top PYXERA Global executives will be among the 55+ speakers at the 15 th Responsible Business Summit, presented by Ethical Corporation, to be held in London June 7-8. Deirdre White,...

Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability announces first working fellows - news

The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability has announced its first group of working Fellows. The six Fellows were chosen by a detailed review of their achievements to evaluate...

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...

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...

When it comes to CSR, keep on keeping on - news

This is my final issue at the helm of Ethical Performance. It’s been an extremely interesting and enlightening three years, the spirit of which I shall endeavour to take with me. One...

Do reports make a good stakeholder engagement tool? - news

The corporate world is now well-versed in producing an annual document showcasing best practice. But can sustainability reports actually be used effectively as a stakeholder engagement tool?...

McDonald’s tax affairs under scrutiny in Europe - news

Fast food chain McDonald’s is being investigated by the European Commission over its Luxembourg tax arrangements known as “sweetheart deals”. McDonald’s Europe...

BLOG: Businesses must unite to protect wildlife - news

HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, shares his thoughts on why business needs to unite to tackle the international problem of illegal poaching and trafficking. Many of the...

CEOs recognise value of 'corporate purpose' in business success - news

CEOs acknowledge that purpose – a clear reason to exist beyond making money – has become a key part of business strategy, according to PwC’s annual survey of global CEOs....

BASF argan initiative proves economic and social success - news

As BASF's Argan Programme reaches its 10th anniversary, statistics show that the initiative now benefits 1,000 women in rural Southern Morocco. The initiative was originally designed to...

National CSR Awards 2016 now open for entries - news

Entries are now open for the 2016 National CSR Awards (NCSRA), which will celebrate the very best in CSR and sustainability in a high-profile ceremony and accompanying seminar programme, at The...

Business’ social licence to innovate - news

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

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...

Breathing new life into the CSR debate? - news

Catch me on a bad day and I’m likely to be as critical as anyone of current formulations of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Ironic, then, that I was invited to champion the...

Piecing together profitable partnerships - news

As more and more corporates team up with environmental and social campaign groups to help drive improvements in sustainability performance, what impact is the changing landscape of partnerships...

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...

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

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

Learning the power of persuasion - news

It’s 8am on a damp Monday morning and I’m locked in a tough negotiation. I’m trying to persuade my five-year-old daughter to put on her clothes so that we can head off to...

Consumers want more businesses to engage with social causes - news

A new annual survey highlights the growing appetite for business to play a greater role in tackling social and environmental issues. The inaugural Business to Society Survey, commissioned...

APP exits plantations to protect tropical peatlands - news

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is committing to retire around 7,000 hectares of commercial plantation areas to protect threatened carbon-rich peatlands, the first time that plantations on...

Empowering sustainable change - making it happen - news

You are unique, your organisation is unique. Any empowerment campaign is about your journey to generate positive and sustainable change for your organisation, writes Carbon Smart's Adam...

Are sustainability ratings asking the right questions? - news

Why is it that inherently unsustainable oil and gas companies rank so well in sustainability indices, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index? Tom Idle explores a new approach to...

The trust, the whole trust and nothing but the trust... - news

I’ve heard a lot about trust in business so far this year. I have been heartened by the ever wise words of Business in the Community’s Stephen Howard – “authentic...

BLOG: A new brand of high performance CSR? - news

Corporations, like individuals, are never truly altruistic – in a capitalist society, individual benefit is incentivised, writes Doug Flynn of global consultancy North Highland . It...

The importance of authenticity and values in leadership - news

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

The significance of measuring sustainable impact - news

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

Unilever's 'sustainable brands' growing twice as fast as regular ones - news

At the London launch of its Sustainable Living Plan progress report, Unilever has revealed that its sustainable living brands such as Dove and Lifebuoy, are growing faster than regular brands....

Just how transparent is your data? - news

The type of information provided by corporate sustainability reports, and in non- financial disclosures varies widely. Investment analysts or other report users may believe they are reading...

Lotte Group faces corruption probe - news

Prosecutors are investigating a subsidiary of South Korea’s leading retailer, the Lotte Group for allegedly creating a slush fund. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office...

Drive trust through authenticity and values, says BITC - news

Fair and respectful treatment of employees is the most important sign of a responsible business in the eyes of the public, reports a Business in the Community (BITC) survey. Altogether 92%...

New study identifies key drivers of authentic corporate purpose - news

A new study from IMD Business School and PR firm Burson-Marsteller has identified the key drivers of authentic corporate purpose and reveals a questionnaire that companies can use to assess...

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

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

Nice try! O2 creates Twickers inspired phone - news

Telecoms giant O2 recently unveiled a fully-functioning smart phone made out of grass cut from Twickenham Stadium - the home of the England Rugby team - and parts of recycled phones....

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...

Barclays’ Jenkins takes chair at Business in the Community - news

In his first speech as chairman of Business in the Community, Barclays group chief executive Antony Jenkins, spoke about the need for a network of responsible businesses to come together to...

Japanese car brands lead way in emissions reductions - news

Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan tops a new league ranking car brands on their emissions reductions. The research has been compiled by climate change organisation CDP to rank auto...

Business needs to focus on people and purpose, says Deloitte Global - news

Business should focus on people and purpose, not just products and profits according to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (Deloitte Global) fourth annual Millennial survey. Deloitte...

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...

Corporate responsibility features high on millenials' radar - news

Business should focus on people and purpose, not just products and profits according to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited's (Deloitte Global) fourth annual Millennial survey.  ...

Navigating the challenges of multiple reporting frameworks - news

Richard Kirby, technical director at CRedit360, explores the complex web of reporting standards    Making use of reporting frameworks to communicate and benchmark...

Making the leap into a sustainable new year? - news

A new year, a fresh start... but how many organisations will boast new resolutions? Ethical Performance talks to key industry players about what they believe will be the prime sustainability...

New rules tackle unfair credit broker practices - news

From this month, new rules will ban credit brokers in the UK from charging fees to customers, and from requesting customers’ payment details for that purpose, unless they comply with new...

“More uniform reporting becoming a neccessity,” says GRI ceo - news

Early in 2015 the International Integrated Reporting Council plans to unveil a ‘landscape’ or overview of the current prevailing international reporting standards. It will be the...

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...

IBE offers pension fund trustees ethical guidance - news

Ethical guidance for pension fund trustees is the focus of the latest report from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE). Its new report looks at 12 key questions – ranging in topics from...

Bickham takes trustees chair at IBE - news

Edward Bickham has agreed to become Chair of the Trustees of the Institute of Business Ethics. He succeeds Chris Moorhouse, who has served as IBE Chair since 2006. Tim Melville-Ross,...

Friends with shared benefits - news

NGOs no longer view corporates just as benevolent cash machines, they recognise they can offer a whole lot more than money. Similarly companies are viewing NGOs not simply as some kind of...

Banks hit headlines again for failing to maintain standards - news

Bonuses and champagne were lavished on staff at the UK bank Lloyds for selling complicated but risky interest rate swaps with small business loans, a whistleblower has claimed in sworn testimony...

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...

Banks hit headlines again for failing to maintain standards - news

Bonuses and champagne were lavished on staff at the UK bank Lloyds for selling complicated but risky interest rate swaps with small business loans, a whistleblower has claimed in sworn testimony...

New UK banking reforms on the cards - news

Tougher tests have been proposed to ensure that senior UK bankers whose conduct could wreck their bank or seriously harm customers can be held accountable. Under the proposals bankers would...

Incorrect emissions and energy data wrong foots Timberland - news

Timberland, of Stratham, New Hampshire, creator of the famed yellow leather work boot, is in the midst of rectifying a self-inflicted CSR public relations problem. In mid-July the $1.6bn...

“Bankers Oath” to turn back tide of scandal? - news

Think tank ResPublica has called for the introduction of an oath for bankers similar to the Hippocratic Oath in order to raise accountability and standards in banking. ResPublica’s...

EC directive a turning point for reporting frameworks? - news

The ‘last word’ by Elaine Cohen in the March edition of Ethical Performance was a timely summary of what has been becoming apparent for some time. There is indeed a degree of...

Initiative launched to improve supply chain environmental performance - news

The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) has launched the Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI), a new business-driven service aimed at supporting retailers and importers to improve...

Prudential reaffirms commitment to impact investment - news

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

Consumers willing to pay more for socially responsible brands - news

Over 50% of global online consumers across 60 countries say they are willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive social and 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...

‘Two ticks’ symbol not living up to disability promise - news

Thousands of firms awarded the UK Government’s ‘two ticks’ symbol for ensuring equality for disabled workers have been found to be no better than companies who have not...

WBI and Sedex team to tackle responsible supply chain data - news

An online platform where buyers will be able to browse the sustainability credentials of suppliers is under development by the World Bank Institute (WBI) and Sedex. The free-of-charge Open...

Japan’s Marubeni Corp fined $88m for bribing Indonesian officials - news

A leading Japanese trading company, Marubeni Corporation, has been fined $US88m after admitting bribing Indonesian government officials to secure a lucrative power project, the US Department of...

NCVO’s Wilding banks on new role - news

Karl Wilding, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (NCVO) director of public policy, has been appointed as a non-executive director of Charity Bank. Wilding will continue his...

When it comes to integrated reporting, first think ‘integrated thinking’ - news

Wiebke Flach, head of advisory services at Business in the Community, explains the integrated approach to reporting. In the simplest terms, integrated reporting is when a company...

Big business criticised for hiring officials as non execs in S Korea - news

Four in 10 outside directors appointed by South Korea’s 10 leading business groups are former top policymakers, such as cabinet ministers, presidential officials, and heads of the tax...

Four new man-made gases found in atmosphere - news

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have identified four new man-made gases in the atmosphere – all of which are contributing to the destruction of the ozone layer, they...

GRI vs IIRC vs SASB: no synergy, no leadership - news

Elaine Cohen, ceo of Beyond Business Ltd, discusses the current state of play in reporting frameworks   We are witnessing a leadership battle for ownership of sustainability...

Paying your way: taking a principled approach to tax - news

Tax evasion and avoidance may be different in law, but in the eyes of the general public, they often amount to the same thing, which means there is a strong corporate reputation and governance...

Taking a gamble on greater responsibility - news

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

Impact investment helps companies attract higher calibre staff - news

Impact investment - sustainably supporting charities and social enterprises for the long term - can be used as key way to recruit and retain high quality staff says a new survey from...

Many top companies still emitting unsustainable levels of CO2 - news

While big names like Unilever and Eli Lilly have earned top spots in a new sustainability ranking, on the flip side 51% of companies were found to be emitting unsustainable levels of CO2....

Massive irregularities at South Korea’s largest bank - news

Financial authorities and prosecutors are looking into allegations that employees of South Korea's largest lender, Kookmin Bank, faked government bonds and embezzled the money from their...

Walden report identifies distinct types of social change agent - news

According to a new report from America’s Walden University, there are six distinct types of social change agent. The international report identifies them as: Ultracommitted...

Body Shop welcomes China's new approach - news

The Body Shop has welcomed signals that the Chinese authorities are adopting a new approach to testing for cosmetics for domestically manufactured ordinary products (such as shampoo, skincare or...

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...

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...

Pressed for cash, Japan’s gangsters ensnare bankers - news

Japan’s Mizuho Bank is in trouble following admissions that it had loaned money to the country’s organized crime syndicates, popularly known as the Yakuza, with the knowledge of...

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...

Taking executive decisions about ethical behaviour - news

New IBE research has shown an apparent lack of explicit engagement at EU level with ethical principles in corporate governance guidance. There is limited requirement, or indeed encouragement,...

Putting materiality to the test - news

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

Consumers worldwide willing to pay more for ethical goods - news

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

Global uptick in consumer willingness to back ethical brands - news

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

Jon Lukomnik wins top award - news

Jon Lukomnik, executive director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi), has won the 2013 International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Award for Excellence in...

Changing behaviour over children’s rights - news

Companies interact with children on a daily basis, although often this is neither directly nor purposefully. Children are workers in their factories and fields, family members of their...

G8 progress on corporate tax avoidance still ‘long way to go’ - news

Governments are to share their tax information automatically under an agreement reached by last month’s G8 summit to eliminate tax dodging. This openness will be accompanied by an...

Ethical principles in governance guidance lacking says IBE - news

Attention to ethics is increasingly a core feature of boardroom agendas but there is a lack of explicit engagement at EU level with ethical principles in corporate governance guidance, finds a...

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

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

Unilever makes sustainable sourcing headway - news

Anglo Dutch fmcg giant Unilever is now sourcing more than a third of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, having made significant progress towards its target of 100% by 2020. With...

GSK & Save the Children ramp up collaboration - news

Save the Children and pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are ramping up their collaborative efforts with an ambitious new partnership to save the lives of a million of the poorest children in...

Best Buy’s Edmond wins corporate ethics award - news

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

Principles don’t pull against profit - news

Paul Ellis , chief executive of Ecology Building Society, believes that a long-term approach is essential for the future of the UK’s financial sector and that finance can be...

Tristan Forster honoured for human rights leadership - news

The first-ever global award to recognise business leaders engaged in combating human trafficking has been awarded to Tristan Forster, ceo of FSI Worldwide. “The main purpose of the...

Good companies keep good company - news

So many horses, so little time. Companies face a credibility gap on the horsemeat issue, which raises sustainability questions around accountability, stewardship and, above all, purpose. With...

Barclays CEO breaks with bank’s scandal-hit past - news

Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins has told the bank’s staff that they must adopt five new core values – respect, integrity, service, excellence and stewardship – or leave...

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,...

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...

When ‘fessing up’ is by far the better option - news

Walmart is the eighth-largest company in the US. It employs two million staff worldwide, and they serve customers more than 200 million times per week in 10,130 retail outlets in 27 countries....

Denmark tops sustainable development league - news

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

The best democracy that money can buy - news

The trust between US consumers, investors and corporations has suffered ever since companies were allowed to spend on election campaigns without cap, regulation or disclosure. But, reports...

CSR: a profession that’s coming of age - news

The Corporate Responsibility Group has decided to create a formal body for CSR professionals. Is this a natural progression for the new generation of CSR practitioners?    ...

Integrated reporting framework sets out stall on clarity and simplicity - news

An international framework for integrated reporting that will see firms providing more comprehensive, long-term and user-friendly information has been proposed. The International Integrated...

Calls grow for political spend reporting - news

Investors and academics have made moves to force the US government’s hand on the disclosure of corporate political spending. The International Corporate Governance Network (IGCN)...

Exxon ruling reinstates corporate liability case - news

The US Alien Tort Act appears to have been resurrected after its apparent death last year. A potentially landmark decision in July could open up new avenues for complaints and compel...

inbrief - news

Pharmaceuticals group Lundbeck has reversed its policy on the use of its drugs in US executions following a meeting with human rights organizations. Lundbeck was revealed to be among many...

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...

Index provider offers new global rating system - news

A new ratings system scoring companies on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices has been created by the FTSE4Good index series. The new service for investors and asset...

Ruggie: ‘build your own complaints mechanisms’ - news

Companies and industry sectors should consider setting up their own grievance mechanisms to look into complaints that they are breaching human rights, according to the final report of John...

Eminent corporations - news

Andrew Simms  & David Boyle. Constable & Robinson. Paperback. 372 pgs. £8.99 Subtitled ‘the rise and fall of the great British corporation’, this is an...

Moving in on the board: the lowdown on CSOs - news

Ben Cartland, an associate at recruitment agency Acre Resources, answers questions on the rise of a new beast in the CSR field: the chief sustainability officer Why are chief...

‘Omni-label’ for food is pie in the sky – for now - news

There is no point trying to develop a single eco label for food products at the moment because scientific knowledge is not up to it, the Food Ethics Council has concluded. The council, a...

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

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

Finance sector suffering from lack of climate data - news

Investors and financial institutions urgently need more developed information services to provide them with data on global warming and changing weather patterns. That’s the conclusion...

In a year of turmoil, what were CSR's key events? - news

EP asked a selection of senior people in CSR and SRI to identify the most significant thing to happen in the world of responsible business during 2010 Jon Woodhead, director , Two...

Prepare for the arrival of the social intrapreneur - news

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

New man for a new era: all change under Misser - news

EP talks to the recently appointed head of AccountAbility about his controversial vision of how the organization should be re-inventing itself and altering its ethos They wear sober...

Hotels drag their heels on human trafficking - news

Hotel multinationals have been attacked over their performance on human trafficking by a faith-based investment adviser. Having analysed a survey asking hotel chains about child protection...

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...

NGOs get own guidelines - news

Non-governmental organizations have been given a specific version of the Global Reporting Initiative’s sustainability reporting guidelines. Although some NGOs already use the main GRI...

Accounting body calls for greater transparency - news

Proposed new requirements for the global extractive industry have suggested that companies should disclose key financial information country by country for transparency purposes – but stop...

inbrief - news

South Africa’s largest pension fund is to integrate CSR issues into investment decisions and ownership practices. The Government Employees Pension Fund, which has $87billion...

Communicators must take a more engaging approach - news

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

We’ve found the phrase we need, so let’s stick with what we’ve got - news

The CSR Study Group at the UK’s University of Leeds has changed its name to the Business and Development Study Group. Hardly a major story, and one that hasn’t merited even a line in...

Home Retail decides to talk CSR to employees - news

Home Retail Group is to ‘refocus’ its corporate responsibility strategy on employees, and put more effort into communicating what it is doing. The UK-based corporation, which...

inbrief - news

A fund investing in companies with a social purpose is to be formed by Aros Capital Partners. The £10million ($15.2m, €11m) UK-managed global Aros Altru fund, which is seeking an...

Tax-free investment in the community - news

As CSR fights the image of a luxury in recessionary times, Community Development Finance Institutions claim to be the best value for money around. Mike Scott speaks to Mike Baker, head of one...

NGOs to get their own reporting requirements - news

Non-governmental organizations will shortly be given their own version of the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines on sustainability reporting. A draft NGO supplement to the guidelines...

‘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...

One in five businesses have social purpose - news

An estimated fifth of UK businesses want to make a ‘social difference’, according to new figures. They account for a turnover of nearly £100billion (£152bn, €110bn) and vastly outstrip government...

A huge investment bank with unique tasks ahead - news

With Europe increasingly attentive to environmental and social issues, the European Investment Bank is following suit, facing challenges and opportunites. Mike Scott speaks to the bank’s...

Kraft may have good intentions, but its buyout raises questions - news

Will Kraft’s takeover of Cadbury damage the British company’s corporate responsibility profile? Who can be sure?   It would be naive to accept Kraft’s early assurances...

Destiny of ISO26000 rests on crucial vote - news

Balloting on an advanced draft of the ISO26000 social responsibility standard ends this month as the five-year process of drawing up the document nears its end. Voting by national standards...

inbrief - news

David Hutchinson has been appointed chief executive of Social Finance, a ‘social bank’ that will invest money from dormant UK bank accounts for social purposes. Hutchinson comes from...

The Dark Side: critical cases on the downside of business - news

Emmanuel Raufflet and Albert J Mills (eds). Greenleaf.  294 pages. Hardback. £24.95 CSR dominates the landscape of thinking about business and society, and in this landscape...

Brandix helps out in camps - news

Sri Lanka’s largest clothing exporter is to help people displaced by the government’s war against the Tamil Tigers. The Brandix group, which has made water and sanitation the...

Body Shop joins forces with Clinton - news

Former US president Bill Clinton is to support The Body Shop’s fight against the sex trafficking of young people. The Clinton Global Initiative, in partnership with the cosmetics company, has...

Britain’s CRC regime: beginning of a new era - news

UK business will have to deal with the requirements of a new Carbon Reduction Commitment from next April. EP takes a quick look at how it is likely to work What is it? The Carbon...

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...

Fine-tuning, rather than reinvention, is what we need on human rights - news

A lot of noise is being generated about how developed countries should hold multinational businesses to account for their involvement in human rights abuses across the world. In Britain, there...

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...

HK firms urged to support climate change initiative - news

A Hong Kong Carbon Reduction Campaign has been started by the Climate Group, an international non-profit organization whose aim is to promote a low-carbon economy.   The campaign, which...

Finding solutions to big sustainability challenges - news

Mike Scott talks to Rob Lake of the giant Dutch pension portfolio manager APG about its inclusive approach to ethical investment –  and why climate change will be its major focus...

New company emerges to fight malnourishment in Bangladesh - news

Improved health and business opportunities among the poor of Bangladesh are the aims of a new joint social business venture established by BASF, the chemicals group, and the Grameen Healthcare...

How Scrooge’s partner cut through business humbug - news

Dickens’s Christmas classic shows the way to be a successful CSR change agent, says John Turner At this time of year I’d like to bring to your attention a forgotten champion...

The Financial Crisis - news

A failure of risk management on a massive scale The crisis has exposed shortcomings and omissions in some ESG research, but will increase demand for non-financial information on...

Henderson risks criticism over tax move to Ireland - news

One of the UK’s leading asset management companies is changing its tax domicile from Britain to the Irish Republic to save money, even though it has warned other companies to take a more...

The Oxford handbook of corporate social responsibility - news

(eds) A Crane, A McWilliams, D Matten, J Moon, D Siegel. Hardback. 590 pages. Oxford University Press. £80/$150. Practitioners beware: the foundations of this book are deep...

Cross-sector coalition will target obesity - news

British companies for whom obesity is a corporate responsibility issue have come together to help the government promote healthier lifestyles. Food and beverage, retail, advertising, fitness...

Legal action opens new front for anti-Israel lobbyists - news

Further signs have emerged in recent weeks that companies operating in or sourcing from the occupied West Bank of Palestine are coming under increasing pressure from pro-Palestinian campaigners...

Fund will combat climate change - news

The Asian Development Bank is establishing a fund with an initial $40million (£20.2m) to slow climate change trends and make it possible for the Asia Pacific region to adapt to the...

Ministers seek holy grail of social return measure - news

The UK government is to develop a standard way of calculating social return on investment. The Cabinet Office has set up a £350,000 ($690,000) three-year project to produce a measure, and...

Investors move into ethical fixed income products - news

Bonds that reflect social and environmental concerns are becoming more popular among institutional investors in Europe and several fixed income products are now available, says Mike Scott...

Counting companies in is preferable to shutting them out - news

Ethical investment is going back to the past. The earliest ethical funds, such as the Friends Provident family of Stewardship funds in the UK and the Pax World fund family in the US, grew out of...

A disappointing debut with too many gaps - news

Wal-Mart has published its long-awaited first sustainability report. US-based reporting specialist Kathee Rebernak provides some thoughts on its scope and value Wal-Mart’s inaugural...

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...

Bill paves way for banks to give to charity - news

A Bill has been introduced in the UK parliament that will make it easier for banks and building societies to hand over money in dormant accounts to finance community projects. The Dormant Bank...

China cuts loans to polluters - news

Twelve Chinese businesses out of 30 accused of pollution this year have had loans blocked or withdrawn by the state authorities. The companies, which were considered to have flouted China’s...

Aussie centre walks the talk - news

The Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility has decided to practise what it preaches by releasing its first sustainability report. The Centre, which encourages companies to produce...

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...

platinum performers must shine all the way through - news

You can’t overlook bad practices when identifying responsible companies, argues Rory Murphy As a professional with nearly 30 years’ experience of representing finance sector workers, including...

‘she put a bomb under the business world’ - news

What lasting influence did The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, who died last month aged 64, have on business behaviour? EP asked a handful of specialists for their views. John Elkington,...

now Volvo is targeted over Israeli use of bulldozers - news

Volvo has hit back at campaigners who are trying to engineer a boycott of the company over the use of its bulldozers in Israel to destroy Palestinian homes. The boycott calls, made by...

‘time for leaders to back CSR laws’, says inquiry - news

Leading companies in the CSR field should begin pushing governments to introduce national regulation on corporate responsibility that will bring laggards up to standard, according to the findings...

corporate world must adopt principled stance on migration - news

Enlightened self-interest should spur business support for migrants, argue Mary Robinson and Aron Cramer For the business community, labour migration has become a pressing question that...

City leaders try to allay fears on private equity - news

Two senior City figures have predicted that private equity will soon embrace CSR. Stephen Haddrill and Alain Grisay told delegates at Business in the Community’s annual conference in London...

faith can add a new dimension to the responsible workplace - news

Business organizations should not be afraid of allowing religion into CSR, says David Miller Many in the corporate world would rather not bring religion into the boardroom. Fair enough,...

high street store offers SRI fund to its customers - news

Marks & Spencer’s finance arm has launched its first ethical unit trust. The M&S Ethical Fund, which will be jointly managed by Jupiter Asset Management and Sinopia Asset Management,...

stakeholder panels ‘must be more than talking shops’ - news

Stakeholder panels are only likely to be of value when clear ground rules govern their establishment and they are given a real say in corporate decisions. That is the conclusion of a joint...

social issues to the fore as annual meeting votes draw near - news

This year’s proxy voting season  in the US looks like being one of the liveliest yet. Activist investors, buoyed by recent successes, sense that on key issues such as executive pay, climate...

mining company hits back over Philippines claims - news

One of the main mining companies operating in the Philippines has rejected trenchant allegations made in an international report that the industry has brought environmental disaster and murder to...

From the Professor of Management, Politics and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School - news

Corporate Social Responsibility as a ‘business tool’ Thank you for sending me a copy of your new publication Ethical Performance Best Practice. I have some critical comments which I submit to...

GRI hits back over gripes about world domination - news

Senior figures at the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have defended their organization from criticism that it is becoming too commercial and too dominant in the sustainability reporting field....

halt of Saudi bribery probe does capitalism an ill turn - news

When the public gets to hear of a brown envelope having been handed over, it is usually the recipient of the bribe who attracts the most opprobrium, as the beneficiary from ill-gotten gains. But...

royal help offered on social accounting techniques - news

The Prince of Wales has set in train work to make it easier for businesses to formally calculate the social costs of their activities. He has instructed six of the staff in his Charities Office...

fresh script is needed for future on the big stage - news

The respective roles of business, government and civil society are becoming less clearly demarcated, says David Boyle It isn’t easy being a CSR professional these days. I’m not one myself,...

inquiry will tackle the big questions - news

An inquiry into the future role of business in society has been set up by the UK-based Tomorrow's Company think-tank. The inquiry, which is now taking submissions, will consider the 'role and...

A decent factory - news

Thomas Balmes (director). DVD. 79 mins. Produced by Making Movies (see web link below). €150 ($190, £105) The blurb on the case of this newly-available DVD says it is a ‘subtle, classic...

leading bank turns down loans on ethical grounds - news

An international bank has turned down one in ten investment and loan requests from corporate clients after referring them to an in-house ethical screening unit. Over the past two years...

the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment are a welcome initiative - news

The last thing corporate social responsibility needs is a new acronym. That said, the Principles for Responsible Investment – PRI for short – launched last month in New York (see page one ) are...

Euro blueprint sets out softly-softly approach - news

The European Commission’s second white paper on CSR draws a line under more than five years of deliberation by officials. EP examines what it says What is the purpose of an EC white paper? To...

Sakhalin II decision could be big test for Equator Principles - news

One of the biggest tests yet is looming for the Equator Principles on ethical project finance lending, following a decision by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to conduct a...

The Better Business Game - news

A boxed game available gratis from alison.garner@bt.com Created by BT to introduce social environmental and ethical dilemmas to business school students, company employees and NGO...

EC offers cash for CSR projects - news

The European Commission has invited applications for a new round of funding for projects that promote CSR. Cash is available for various purposes, including the training of auditors, running...

revised GRI guidelines get down to the nitty-gritty - news

The Global Reporting Initiative’s sustainability reporting guidelines are undergoing their most radical revision since being released six years ago. A draft of the revised guidelines, which...

anti-CSR lobby sets up annual event - news

American free enterprise groups have stepped up their campaign against corporate social responsibility by holding a ‘counter-event’ to the biggest annual CSR conference in the US. Three...

OFR repeal sours NGO relations with government - news

The UK government’s decision to abolish the Operating and Financial Review (OFR) has seriously damaged its already shaky relationship with non-governmental organizations active in the corporate...

ICI takes fresh look at its responsibilities - news

Chemicals group ICI has begun a major review of its corporate social responsibility programmes and policies. The UK-based multinational, which has operations in 50 countries and a...

talks on jewellery code are extended - news

Consultation on global responsibility guidelines for the jewellery industry has been extended by five months to March 2006. The guidelines will be drafted by the Council for Responsible...

how to throw away a reputation for good management of CSR - news

The government’s decision to scrap the Operating and Financial Review took everyone by surprise, including, it seems, the Department of Trade and Industry, which was responsible for ushering in...

From Alan Knight, Head of Standards, AccountAbility - news

In reviewing the recently published exposure draft of AccountAbility’s Stakeholder Engagement Standard ( EP7, issue 6, p10 ), Hilary Sutcliffe makes some useful points. She describes it as...

NGOs test credibility of OECD guidelines - news

One of the three mechanisms of calling multinational companies to account, outside the courts, has come under criticism. The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises have drawn fire...

index needs bigger push, say frustrated investors - news

Business in the Community has been criticised for failing to communicate the results of its corporate responsibility index adequately to institutional investors. Delegates at a CSR conference in...

inbrief - news

An Opinion Leader Research poll commissioned by the Corporate Culture consultancy has found that 70 of 100 UK opinion leaders questioned believed the primary purpose of business should be to create...

videoCorporate social responsibility: from principles to profits - news

BBC Business Learning video training pack, 50 mins, £495. www.businesslearning.com Despite the rather ominous warning on the packaging that this BBC video is not intended ‘for entertainment...

World Bank takes up sustainability agenda - news

The World Bank has made an important advance in the evaluation of its operations and lending. In response to pressure from stakeholders, it has become the first multilateral development bank to...

‘opaque legalese’ may threaten value of OFRs - news

Two leading CSR consultancies have warned that social reporting in the UK will take a ‘backwards step’ next year when a requirement on companies to produce Operating and Financial Reviews comes...

standards board begins to put flesh on the bones of the OFR - news

Draft reporting guidelines issued by the UK’s Accounting Standards Board make it possible for the first time to get a reasonably clear idea of what the content of an Operating and Financial Review...

men dominate in CSR jobs - news

Two-thirds of company CSR executives are men. A review of 3564 Ethical Performance records of individuals with CSR managerial responsibilities in companies shows 67 per cent are male. This is...

look closer to home for a guiding hand on CSR - news

Employees are your most important stakeholders, so why not base your responsibility strategies around their own values, says John Drummond Sometimes you have to go round the world to get an...

time for tax avoidance to become a CSR issue - news

We all have a moral duty to contribute to society by paying taxes, so why do we tolerate companies that don’t pull their weight, asks John Christensen Paying taxes is one of the fundamental ways...

'The value of the GRI' by Vic Thorpe - news

From the Advisor to the Global Reporting Initiative on Labor and European Affairs I was very interested in your recent editorial (Vol. 2, issue 9) on the issue of ‘code overload’. As you...

'Marketing breastmilk substitutes' by Anna Taylor - news

From the Nutrition Advisor of Save the Children The article about Nestle (Vol. 2, issue 3) contains several misconceptions concerning Nestle’s recent audit conducted in Pakistan. We welcome...

Wellcome opts for engagement - news

The UK’s largest charity by asset size has appointed Insight Investment to provide a shareholder engagement service on corporate responsibility and governance issues...

mm02 makes sure CSR gets executive treatment - news

A UK company has taken the unusual step of disbanding its corporate social responsibility committee and handing the work to executive directors. While many firms...

the future of assurance – will it be cosy or cautious? - news

In the third of our series on trends in corporate social responsibility, EP considers the verification of corporate non-financial reports The single biggest challenge...

social entrepreneurs move centre stage - news

Almost seven per cent of the UK’s employed population is working as, or for, social entrepreneurs, according to the first report measuring such activity....

logo offers firms ‘ethical’ endorsement - news

UK companies are being offered a logo for use on product packaging and publicity materials that recognizes their socially responsible practice. The logo – a...

how a trust fund could end partnership angst - news

The business world should create a mechanism to distribute grants to non-governmental organizations, suggests Roger Cowe Engagement and dialogue are watchwords...

Australia takes the lead with SRI disclosure law - news

The world’s toughest disclosure requirements on socially responsible investment come into force in Australia this month. From 11 March, companies providing...

press coverage booms as CSR hits media radar - news

Mainstream press coverage of corporate social responsibility issues has increased significantly around the world during the past three years – and most of it is still...

business leaders prefer the carrot, not the stick - news

Chief executives and chairpersons cannot be frightened into adopting CSR programmes, according to the organizers of Aspen Institute’s Business Leaders Dialogues,...

Nike report bites the dust despite Kasky settlement - news

Nike has abandoned publication of its corporate responsibility report, despite reaching an out-of-court settlement to bring the long-running Kasky v Nike legal case to an end....

making the case for ethical business practice - news

A business that follows ethical principles should maximize long-term value, says Elaine Sternberg It is difficult to make a business case for business ethics or corporate...

firms told: 'don't be bashful with mainstream investors' - news

Companies will have to be bolder about raising CSR issues in meetings with mainstream investor analysts if they are to get the business case across to the financial community,...

tick-box CSR 'not all bad' - news

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

UN proposes human rights 'norms' for firms - news

The United Nations has put forward guidelines on human rights that will apply to companies operating in more than one country. The guidelines for ‘transnational...

don’t give up on giving – charities need the money - news

Companies should follow the public’s example and not look too closely at what motivates their philanthropy, says Ian MacQuillin Bad, bad naughty big business. How dare...

majority of UK charities have no SRI policy - news

The UK’s biggest charities routinely risk investing in companies whose activities may conflict with the charities’ aims, a survey strongly suggests....

Nike v Kasky nears resolution - news

A US Supreme Court ruling on the Nike v Kasky case, which has brought social reporting into the spotlight in the US, could be delivered as early as the end of this month....

SRI practice within a mainstream investor - news

How does a mainstream investor take account of social and environmental considerations within its investment process? EP asked Standard Life Analyzing the...

Nike wins review of ‘restrictive’ ruling - news

The US Supreme Court has agreed to review a California court ruling against Nike that the company claims is a restriction on its freedom to talk publicly about social...

do-it-yourself approach no longer good enough - news

It’s time for investors who engage with companies to agree core ethical standards, says Craig Mackenzie Large institutional shareholders are discovering a new willingness to...

Co-op heads down new reporting path - news

The Co-operative Group is to make a major change to its social reporting regime. Until now the UK group has reported on the main aspects of its business in a rolling...

Nike says CSR ‘gag’ case is barrier to free speech - news

Nike expects to learn this month whether the US Supreme Court will hear an appeal against an unprecedented legal ruling by the Supreme Court of California that has prevented...

Blair lends support to calls for payment transparency - news

Tony Blair has added his weight to calls for companies in extractive industries to disclose payments they make to governments in developing countries. In a speech to...

challenging the banks on their lending policies - news

Commercial and investment banks need to broaden the range of risks they consider when assessing asset finance deals, says Alan Banks We all know that, despite the...

inbrief - news

A UK government unit has been set up to ‘promote and develop business with a social purpose’. The Social Enterprise Unit, launched by Douglas Alexander, minister for corporate...

Europe gets new umbrella group on ethical investment - news

A Europe-wide body to promote socially responsible investment (SRI) will be launched this month. The European Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum – or...

the Companies Act and the stakeholder question - news

The UK company law review will publish its final report next month. EP talked to the chairman of the sub-group that considered ways in which the balance of power between...

oil companies unveil social reports - news

Two international oil companies have produced their first social reports in a bid to counter calls for them to withdraw from areas of conflict. UK-based Premier Oil,...

BAT says tobacco industry can be socially responsible - news

The world’s second largest tobacco company has hit out at critics who refuse to give it credit for trying to take a socially responsible attitude to its activities....

business case for CSR will take years to prove - news

The business case for corporate social responsibility will take many years to prove beyond doubt, a leading consultancy has said. In a new report examining the business case...

Upton is given a full-time post - news

The OECD has deepened its involvement in sustainable development by appointing a full-time chair to a group that brings together business leaders, environment ministers and...

measuring corporate reputation: the company law review will help - news

The news that companies and institutional investors will meet in London this spring to discuss ways of measuring reputational capital suggests that the business world is now...

making regeneration part of social responsibility - news

A new report, from a taskforce first announced by Gordon Brown, the chancellor, in February 2000, is likely to prompt businesses of all sizes and sectors to consider a review...

inbrief - news

A bibliography of writing on business ethics has been produced by the Foundation for Business Responsibilities. The purpose and values of business by Richard Higginson, a...

European rating for 2001 - news

Plans for a sustainability index that rates the social and environmental performance of European companies have been announced by a Dutch company. The Trilogy index,...

Nike reveals audits to the world - news

Nike has posted social audits of 53 suppliers in North America and Mexico on its web site as part of a new commitment to openness over working conditions at its 700 contract factories...

new advice for partners - news

European businesses have been offered a ten-point plan to help them develop ‘social partnerships’ with community organizations and governments. The plan, put forward...

engaging FP puts pressure on the City - news

One of the UK’s major insurance and investment groups has announced it is to monitor the ethical performance of its entire portfolio of equity assets. In a move that...

Talisman commits itself to a human rights policy - news

The Canadian oil company Talisman has agreed to develop a human rights monitoring programme within a year, after its annual meeting was targeted last month by US pension fund...

BT gets lukewarm reaction to its report - news

BT has had a disappointing response from the public to its first social report. Chris Tuppen, BT’s corporate manager for social and environmental programmes, said the landmark...

inbrief - news

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

corporate reputation and stakeholders - news

A number of software packages have appeared in recent months, designed to help companies manage their reputation by assessing and monitoring their relationships with stakeholders –...

building group looks for a second opinion - news

Building materials group RMC has invited some of its stakeholders to identify areas where the company can improve its environmental policy. Around 50 individuals and groups have been...

Railtrack tackles suicides - news

Railtrack is to help fund a £300,000 project to reduce suicide attempts on railway lines. The UK track and station operator says that more than 160 suicides – or four per cent of...

market research will test validity of business values - news

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

first quarter brings relief - news

John Fleetwood of Ethical Investment Services reviews the financial performance of ethical unit trusts in the first quarter of 1999 Smaller companies in the UK have seen a marked...

inbrief - news

Stakeholder groups brought together by a variety of UK companies are meeting April 19-20 at Windsor Castle near London as part of the National Forum set up by the Institute of...

Ideas On Purpose - directory

Three Hands Ltd - directory

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

Flag - directory

We help businesses be better through creative communications and reporting:   Communications strategy and stakeholder engagement: We help clients to build trust and engage varied...

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...

NN Group publishes its 2016 Annual Report - reports

NN Group is pleased to announce the publication of its 2016 Annual Report. It consists of two distinct sections – Annual Review and Financial Report – providing an overview of our...

Pfizer Launches 2016 Annual Review Highlighting Commitment to UN SDGs - reports

Today, Pfizer launched its 2016 Annual Review, which provides an in-depth look at all of the ways Pfizer is accelerating patient impact and fulfilling its purpose: to make innovative medicines...

Publication of the 2016 Nestlé in society Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments report - reports

Nestlé S.A., today released its annual Nestlé in society:  Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments report for 2016.  The report demonstrates how the company...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2016 - reports

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. today released its annual  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for fiscal 2016 , highlighting the company’s ongoing support for people in its...

IKEA Group reports strong sustainability progress during critical year for climate action - reports

The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year (FY) 2016 shows strong progress towards its People & Planet Positive strategy and continued long-term investments in sustainability. A...

Patagonia, Fossil Group and Timberland share Employee Engagement Strategies - reports

Given the recent election, Brexit and issue around social inclusion, it is even more important for business to understand the need to resonate with all stakeholders and lead the way with a...

Goodwill®, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box® this Cyber Monday - reports

Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season.

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,...

Edelman Launches FY16 Citizenship Report - reports

Firm Focuses on Creating Meaningful Stories through Citizenship Edelman launched today its sixth Citizenship Report, “The Stories We Love to Tell.” The report highlights the...

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...

Everything’s Connected: Mirvac’s 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

At Mirvac, sustainability is integral to creating customer and shareholder value. This year’s sustainability report, “Everything’s Connected”, showcases how integrating...

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

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

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...

The 10th Annual CR Reporting and Sustainability Communications Event adds new ESG Symposium track - reports

In a new addition for the 2016 event 200+ sustainability professionals will meet with top ESG investors such as Schroders & Standard Life with one purpose: To close the gap between...

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...

UniCredit Integrated Report details the Group’s sustainable value creation - reports

The Integrated Report details UniCredit’s commitment to generating value over time, illustrating its efforts to be an effective and efficient Group. The Report presents a comprehensive...

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...

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.  ...

2015 Citi Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi’s 2015 Global Citizenship Report highlights efforts made in the last year to responsibly provide financial services that enable growth and progress. It provides many examples of how...

One Step Further to a More Sustainable Business - reports

In 2015, Scentre Group has been focusing on ways to create a Sustainable Business in alignment with its business purpose to create extraordinary places connecting and enriching communities....

Making Sustainability the Everyday Standard at UBS - reports

" UBS and Society is an integral part of our responsibilities towards all stakeholders. Across all client segments we see a growing interest in sustainable investing. I firmly believe our...

Partnering with you to do good things Old Mutual publishes Positive Futures Plan - reports

Old Mutual’s purpose is to help its customers thrive by enabling them to achieve their lifetime financial goals, while investing their funds in ways which create a positive future for...

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

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

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

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance Publishes First Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report - reports

Walgreens Boots Alliance has published its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report online to showcase the many ways its Company and businesses are supporting the community,...

Provident Financial plc Publishes its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Provident Financial recently published its 2014 corporate responsibility (CR) report; the company’s fourteenth such report. The report sets out the CR performance in relation to Provident...

Kingfisher’s Net Positive Report continues to tell strong story in year two - reports

Net Positive is Kingfisher’s sustainability ambition. It means transforming its business to have a restorative impact on the environment; innovating in products and services to enable...

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.

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

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

Bel Group publishes first GRI G4 "Core" Sustainability Report - reports

The 2014 CSR Report covers all Bel’s material aspects identified after its first materiality analysis conducted in 2014.

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

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

The VELUX Group-50 years as model company gets results - reports

The VELUX Group has just published its CR Report for 2014. Among the key results are a historically low number of accidents at work and a continued fall in the company’s CO2...

Enabling Positive Futures: Old Mutual publishes 2014 Responsible Business report - reports

The latest Old Mutual Responsible Business Report details the Group’s focus on where it can make the most material impact – financial wellbeing and responsible investment,...

Lloyds Banking Group - Helping Britain Prosper - reports

Click here to access the 2014 Responsible Business Review and 2014/2015 Helping Britain Prosper Plan Update.

NN Group publishes first Annual Report as listed company - reports

Insurance and investment management company NN Group has a combined reporting approach and its 2014 Annual Report consists of three distinct sections - Annual Review, Financial Report and...

How does ING empower people to make smart financial decisions and create value for customers and society? Read about it in the 2014 Integrated Annual Report. - reports

  ING today published the 2014 Annual Report of ING Group. For the first time, the ING Annual Report is an integrated report, combining the financial and non-financial performance in...

PepsiCo Releases 2013 Sustainability and GRI Reports - reports

PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company with brands like Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana, has released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)...

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

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

Friends Life publishes its 2013 CR Report 'Aligning practice and purpose' - reports

Friends Life is a company with just a three-year history, but a 200 year heritage. Its purpose is to protect customers and their loved ones should they fall ill or die and to make their money...

Heathrow Launches 2013 Sustainability Performance Summary - reports

Report shows Heathrow is making strong progress against its 2020 sustainability goals.

Legal & General Group's Sustainability Report 2013 - reports

What’s Material? -  Access to Housing, Health and Income in Later Life

Mondi's Sustainable Development Reporting 2013 - reports

Building on last year’s suite of reports, Mondi has continued to develop and evolve its holistic approach to reporting, with three separate but interrelated components...

CLP Group has published its 2013 Online Sustainability Report - reports

CLP Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is the holding company for the CLP Group, one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific.

Lloyds Banking Group helping Britain prosper - reports

Lloyds Banking Group announces the publication of its 2013 Responsible Business report which, for the first time, and in line with industry best practice, is forward facing as well as backwards...

Barclays publishes its Citizenship Report 2013 - reports

Barclays has published its Citizenship Report and Annual Report. In addition to our regulatory and corporate governance reporting requirements, both provide much information about...

Purpose & Progress -- 2016 Corporate Citizenship Conference - calendar

On a daily basis, businesses serve as powerful forces for good around the world. From job creation to corporate citizenship initiatives, the private sector’s impact on society is enormous....

Walden University Identifies Six Types of Social Change Agents - reports

Since 2011, Walden University has set out to shed light on social change and gauge what this important topic means to people around the world through our  Social Change Impact Report .

European Sustainable Cities Summit - calendar

We are pleased to announce we are launching a new event:  The European Sustainable Cities Summit. The event will take place on 1st and 2nd June 2016, in collaboration and in parallel...

Barclays publishes its Citizenship Report 2012 - reports

Barclays has published its Citizenship Report 2012. It is available online and as a download for the Apple iPad at http://www.barclays.com/citizenshipreport  The Report marks the 13th year...

NKSJ Holdings publishes its Corporate Responsibility Communication 2012 - reports

NKSJ Holdings publishes its Corporate Responsibility Communication 2012.

Citi Publishes 2012 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi published its 13th annual Global Citizenship Report today.

The Power of Benchmarking: Webinar - calendar

Register for the first session here . 9am BST / 10am CEST / 4pm SGD Register for the second session here . 5pm BST / 12 midday EDT / 9am PDT In the world of corporate responsibility...

Standard Chartered launches its 2012 Sustainability Review - reports

Aviva's Contribution to Society - reports

Aviva aims to be trusted, respected, sustainable and recognised for making a real contribution to society.

Sustainable Brands 2013 - calendar

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

Orange publishes its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

The report describes over 140 achievements and performance indicators covering the Group’s 4 CSR commitments: recognising and supporting its employees; ensuring transparency, quality, security...

Pearson publishes its 2011 corporate responsibility report - reports

Pearson one of the world’s leading learning companies has published its latest corporate responsibility report, Our Impact on Society 2011. The report sets out the commitments made by Pearson...

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

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

Barclays Citizenship Report 2011 - reports

Barclays today published its Citizenship Report 2011.

The SROI Network – Social Return on Investment (SROI) Practitioner Training 2012 - calendar

Do you want more than just an introduction to Social Return on Investment? The SROI Network Practitioner Training course is designed to be taken as 2 days together, and provides training to...

The SROI Network – Social Return on Investment (SROI) Practitioner Training 2012 - calendar

Do you want more than just an introduction to Social Return on Investment? The SROI Network Practitioner Training course is designed to be taken as 2 days together, and provides...

Citi has published its 2011 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi published its 12th annual Global Citizenship Report today. The report covers the bank's performance in its social and environmental priority areas, informed by two centuries of experience in...

Who decides? - calendar

Corporate governance as if people, and planet, mattered - A workshop hosted by the Association of Sustainability Practitioners.  Mention the word governance and most people switch off. Yet...

Purpose and Profit: How holistic thinking can remake business - calendar

For senior staff who want to develop innovative business thinking and new ways to connect to customers. You will leave with both an education into the frontiers of strategy and an action plan for...

Sustainability briefing - reports

Ethical Corporation have compiled a 12-page management briefing on some of the key sustainability issues for 2012. This in-depth briefing looks at the ever-changing world of sustainable business.

NKSJ Holdings publishes Corporate Responsibility Communication 2011 - reports

NKSJ Holdings Inc, a joint company of Sompo Japan and Nipponkoa founded in April 2010, has released its first CSR report. The purpose of the Corporate Responsibility Communication 2011 is to...

New Training Course for 2010 - Corporate Responsibility Training - calendar

SGS is pleased to announce a new 5 day training course for Corporate Responsibility. The purpose of this 5-day course is to gain knowledge and skills in best practice corporate responsibility...

Purpose and Profit: How holistic thinking can remake business - calendar

Recent economic events have told us that our present economic system is vulnerable. Can organisations be successful and genuinely sustainable – in the broadest sense? Is business capable of taking...

National Grid's Social Purpose Report 2010/11 - reports

National Grid's purpose is to connect people to the energy they use. Its recently-published Social Purpose Report for 2010/11 explains the role it plays in society.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Publishes its Sixth CRS Report and Seeks Continued Stakeholder Input on 2020 Commitments - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/NYSE Euronext Paris: CCE) released today its sixth company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, Committed to 2020: Shaping a Sustainable...

International Green Awards - calendar

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

Accenture launch UNGC-Accenture Industry CEO Study - reports

Accenture invite you to the launch of the UNGC-Accenture Industry CEO Study, the world's largest industry-specific study on CEOs and Sustainability to date on 25th May.

‘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...

EBBF's - a new paradigm of business - international event - calendar

The next in the series of sold out "make it meaningful" EBBF international events, will offer keynotes and conversations with an international group of leaders. Offering a new awareness of the...

The first Enel Sustainability Day - calendar

The Sustainability Day is a new initiative to share and promote a ‘culture of common purpose’ leading toward new thinking and best practice in corporate responsibility at a global level....

Co-operative Financial Services Publishes 2004 Sustainability Report - reports

The 2004 Sustainability Report of Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) – the holding company for CIS (Co-operative Insurance Society) and The Co-operative Bank – is now available.

The Co-operative Financial Services Sustainability Report - reports

The first Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) Sustainability Report is now available

ICCSR 5th Annual Symposium - calendar

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

GSK creates a new business model with innovative marketing and sales practices - bestpractice

The pharmaceutical company ranks first in both trust and customer value, according to a survey of 4,000 US healthcare professionals. Tom Idle reports…    It is...

Using the power of communications for social impact  - bestpractice

Dentsu Aegis directs its employees’ skills toward community-based charities. Adam Woodhall reports . . .   “Over the past five years, the agency has helped more than 2,500...

Using the power of communications for social impact  - bestpractice

D entsu Aegis directs its employees’ skills toward community-based charities. Adam Woodhall reports . . .     On an average day in the Western world, people see between...

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...

The purpose of business - EBBF's 17th annual conference - calendar

This event held at the Depoort Conference Centre is for CEOs, directors, entrepreneurs, young professionals, MBA students and executives – like-minded individuals keen to explore and share ways to...

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...

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

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

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

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

Business as an agent of world benefit: management knowledge leading positive change - calendar

Virtual Forum Organised by the Academy of Management, the United Nations Global Compact, and Case Weatherhead School of Management, the purpose of the forum is to envision management...

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...

Evolving the art and science of sustainability - calendar

50 sustainability veterans and pioneers will gather for a week of training, scholarship, practice, and self-inquiry. The purpose:...

Taking a responsible approach to change - bestpractice

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

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...

Keeping model behaviour in vogue - bestpractice

It is the Group’s purpose to establish a number of Model Companies, which cooperate in an exemplary manner. By Model Company we mean a company working with products useful to society,...

The BBC's Corporate Responsibility & Partnership Review - reports

The BBC's latest online Corporate Responsibility & Partnerships Review has adopted what the corporation hopes is a new, more engaging approach to CR reporting.

Banking on change for the better - bestpractice

In an ideal world, companies change in anticipation of the future, rather than having change forced upon them by events. However, the events following the financial crisis raised profound...

Ensuring business measures up responsibly - bestpractice

Lloyds Banking Group has recently unveiled its Helping Britain Prosper Plan which represents several firsts. As part of the British banking institution’s 2013 Responsible Business report,...

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...

Developing the co-operation concept - bestpractice

Employees like to work in companies that act with a social and environmental conscience and play a part in preserving the natural world around them. The mobile phone maker Nokia found in...

A driver of future value - bestpractice

Wearing Well: a struggling clothes and home-ware retailer; losing touch with customers; sales nose-diving; share price dropping. Add to that the question marks over its supply chain, low staff...

Thinking Big - bestpractice

Enel is huge. And growing. It wasn’t always the case. Italy’s largest electricity company used to be 100 per cent focused on its domestic market. What changed? One word: liberalisation. The...

a matter of principle - bestpractice

Most companies that take sustainability seriously strive to integrate responsible business principles right across their organization rather than allowing them to exist only within the confines of...

fuelling the debate - bestpractice

Cement is an energy intensive business that is responsible for five per cent of all man-made carbon dioxide emissions. It’s not hard to see why: to make it you need to heat a kiln to almost 1500...

playing together - bestpractice

A partnership between a community college, a leisure business and a Premiership football club has enabled all those involved to benefit from improved sporting and educational facilities...

sharing experiences - bestpractice

Orange has applied the latest management thinking to the challenge of implementing corporate responsibility policies in different countries. The mobile phone company has...

keeping it local - bestpractice

As a group providing public transport, Go-Ahead has a significant opportunity to contribute to sustainable development. But it’s had to make sure it structures...

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...

SETTING UP A CODE OF CONDUCT - bestpractice

The Severn Trent Group has developed a clear set of principles to guide the conduct of its business. The environmental services group has also put in place management...

Public Relations Ethics: a contradiction in terms? - books

‘Indeed this book is for public relations practitioners and all those interested in public communication who seek an examination of the practical applications of ethical thinking. But, perhaps...

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