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Shell Springboard programme to award £350,000 to most innovative low-carbon enterprises - news

Shell International Limited’s enterprise support programme for UK’s innovative low-carbon businesses is now open for applications.   Shell Springboard will award one...

The important business of ocean conservation - news

By Tom Birbeck, ARC Marine—According to a WWF report, our oceans are worth at least $24 trillion, so how can we afford not to protect and invest in it like any other business?  ...

How the Dutch are moved by wind - news

By RP Siegel — Man’s first use of wind technology goes back some 5,000 years when wind-powered boats were first seen on the Nile. For centuries wind-driven ships plowed the waves, as...

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership drafts in Spain’s top seafood player - news

By Antonio Pasolini — One of Spain's top seafood companies has struck a deal with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), an initiative designed to promote sustainable fishing...

Certified Sustainability Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition - news

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulate an agenda for the next 15 years (to 2030) with a view to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. The agenda requires...

Carbon tax adopted by Singapore - news

By Brian Collett — Singapore is to become the first nation in south-east Asia to introduce a carbon tax. The decision represents a reversal of the policy of a few years ago when the...

The importance of UN Sustainable Goals in corporate strategies and reporting  - news

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulate an agenda for the next 15 years (to 2030) with a view to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. The agenda requires...

Whitbread's Environmental Leadership - news

By James Pitcher — Whitbread is the UK’s largest and fastest growing hospitality company and we have ambitious plans for our two leading brands, Premier Inn and Costa. By 2020, we...

Big oil companies turn to offshore wind - news

By RP Siegel — Despite what we might expect to see soon, in the form of furious efforts on the part of a handful of politicians to reverse the inevitable, the tide has already turned...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

Conservation and fishery management project pays off - news

Fishermen in the UK ports of Lyme Bay on the Dorset and Devon border are making a better living from their fish by practising conservation, thanks to a new scheme launched by the charity, Blue...

Emma Thompson backs Arctic drilling protest - news

Internationally renowned actor and screenwriter Emma Thompson has joined Greenpeace campaigners outside Shell's London headquarters protesting against the oil giant's Artic drilling....

New effort to reshape fossil fuel firms approach to climate change - news

The heat is on for fossil fuel companies in more ways than one with the launch of a major new initiative to build stronger leadership by oil, gas and coal companies on climate change. The...

Reward clean energy drivers and save lives, urges Autogas - news

The re-introduction of the London congestion charge exemption for vehicles powered by LPG and incentives to convert to vehicles to the alternative fuel, could help to save the lives and improve...

Sustainable seafood top of menu for British restaurant chains - news

Fish2Fork and the Marine Conservation Society have joined forces to assess the sustainability of seafood sold at some of the biggest restaurant chains in the UK. Using the only system that...

Fighting supply chain corruption - news

With many companies having tens of thousands of suppliers, it is not surprising that managing corruption risks is proving problematic. Miranda Ingram reports The Bribery Act 2010 was...

Protesters target Shell in Seattle over Arctic plans - news

Shell’s plans for oil drilling in the Arctic have encountered determined protests on land and sea at the US west coast port of Seattle. The most spectacular demonstrations have been by...

Oil and gas giants unite for unprecedented CO2 initiative - news

Major oil and gas companies - BG Group plc, BP plc, Eni SpA, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Statoil ASA and Total SA - have called on governments around the world and to the United Nations Framework...

BP shareholder Resolution 25 passed at AGM in oil industry ‘game changer’ - news

Shareholders at oil giant’s BP annual general meeting (AGM) held on 16 April at London’s ExCel Centre passed by an overwhelming majority Resolution 25 - a special resolution...

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...

Oysters set to be new pearl of The Solent - news

Native oysters are to return to the Solent, once the biggest oyster fishery in Europe. A coalition led by the BLUE Marine Foundation has announced its intention of restoring a healthy...

Shareholders highlight importance of climate change risks to business - news

ShareAction staff and a group of individual shareholders assembled outside BP’s Annual General Meeting this week in London, displaying a banner highlighting the risks of climate change to...

Greenpeace scales Arctic-bound Shell oil rig - news

Following six Greenpeace climbers intercepting an Arctic-bound Shell oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and scaling the 38,000 tonne platform, Shell has taken out an injunction against...

Procter & Gamble begins work on $200m biomass energy plant - news

Procter & Gamble’s manufacturing site in Albany, Georgia, one of the biggest facilities in its system, will soon be fueled by wood scraps and peanut shells, thanks to a biomass...

ShareAction praises BP for quitting US lobbying group - news

Responsible Investment charity ShareAction has applauded oil giant BP’s confirmation that it will not renew its membership of a controversial US-based lobbying group which promotes climate...

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

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

Scottish Leather Group recognised for environmental good practice - news

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

New guide to sustainability communications – and it’s free! - news

An extensive but quick and easy-to-use guide to help businesses improve how they communicate their social and environmental credentials, has been launched by Clarity Sustainability. The...

Greenpeace scales Shell HQ in Arctic protest - news

Greenpeace has launched a counter-advertising campaign in response to Shell’s latest ad, which portrays a girl reading a book in bed by lamp light, with the caption ‘let’s keep...

Europe urged to agree bold climate and energy policies - news

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

Lego ends 50-year link with Shell - news

Danish toy giant Lego is ending its co-promotion contract with Shell. The move follows a three-month campaign led by Greenpeace which saw one million people sign a petition calling on the...

Greenpeace ramps up LEGO/Shell campaign - news

Environmental group Greenpeace has released a film online, highlighting its campaign against toy giant LEGO’s association with the oil company Shell. It deems the association ‘a...

‘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...

‘Save the Arctic’ campaign escalates as activists block two more rigs - news

Greenpeace activists from 12 countries blocked two separate oil rigs destined to drill in the Arctic ocean this week (Tuesday 27 May 2014). The environmental group said that the threat to the...

Big business calls for global action on climate change - news

Governments must put policies in place to prevent the cumulative emission of more than a trillion tonnes of carbon, according to a statement from leading global businesses today. The...

Pension savers urge Shell shareholders to abandon Arctic drilling - news

Royal Dutch Shell ceo Ben van Beurden has announced that the company will not attempt to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014. The decision follows a US court ruling against the Department of the...

Shell to halt plans for drilling in Alaskan Arctic - news

Royal Dutch Shell's new ceo Ben van Beurden has announced that the company will not attempt to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014. The decision follows the recent Ninth Circuit Court...

Hotels and stores admit food fraud in Japan - news

Japanese hoteliers have long prided themselves on elevating the meals in their traditional Japanese restaurants to works of art in appearance, content, and price. Nothing has been more important...

UN proves sustainability pays as Church calls for fossil free policy - news

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has long been criticised for promoting a loose definition of corporate sustainability, keeping it simple by asking compact signatories to “embrace,...

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...

Humane kindness... - news

?Sodexo, Inc., the quality of life service company, has been awarded the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award for its work to end the extreme confinement of farm animals in small crates...

Oil giants raided over fears of price fixing - news

Huge penalties and prosecutions could be in store for the oil companies whose offices have been raided by European Commission officials on suspicion of fixing prices. The Brussels teams...

Stranded rig lands Shell in hot water over Arctic drills - news

Oil multinational Shell came under fresh criticism for its Arctic drilling programme off the north coast of Alaska last month after one of its rigs ran aground while being towed to port for...

Shell’s Niger Delta acquittals fail to deter campaigners - news

A Dutch court has acquitted oil giant Shell of four of the five charges it faced in connection with pollution in the Niger Delta. On the fifth charge, Shell has been ordered to pay...

MPs call for Arctic no-drill zone - news

British MPs have called for the imposition of a no-drill zone in an environmental sanctuary in the Arctic, describing the drilling there by Shell, ExxonMobil, Gazprom and other oil and gas...

Alien Tort Act hearing revisits Shell's Nigerian connection - news

The US Alien Tort Act comes under renewed scrutiny this month as the Supreme Court hears allegations that the Shell oil company conspired with and abetted crimes against humanity in 1990s...

Oil industry ‘hiding risks' as BP faces $21bn Deepwater fines - news

BP has been accused of ‘gross negligence or wilful misconduct' over its Deepwater Horizon accident, which spilled nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010....

Barclays, Standard Chartered challenged over Russian oil and gas complex pollution - news

Three British banks and the Shell oil company have come under attack from civil society groups for failing to address alleged environmental and human rights abuses by a giant integrated oil and...

Lack of access to data thwarts war on corruption - news

Information about worldwide corruption is being withheld by governments, including the UK administration, campaigners have claimed after an investigation. In November 2009, the UN...

NGOs slam UN for giving into business ‘bluewash’ - news

The UN has been forced to defend itself against an accusation of corporate capture made by civil society bodies worldwide. The UN, which presides over many significant international CSR...

Time to welcome Trafigura into CSR fold - news

Oil trader Trafigura has been held up as displaying the worst of corporate irresponsibility. Oil might be a dirty business, but it is lazy to write such companies off as mere heartless...

Chiquita faces Alien Tort case over role in Colombia - news

The fruit multinational Chiquita will face a US court over its role in funding paramilitaries in Colombia, in what may be the most significant Alien Tort case of recent years.   The...

Hundreds of companies at risk of violating European harmful chemicals laws - news

A list of companies at risk of violating incoming European legislation on dangerous chemicals has been published by a Swedish NGO. The SIN Producers List, a catalogue of 389 companies using...

Shell’s Nigeria opponents handed new ammunition - news

Shell’s activities in Nigeria are once again in the spotlight after the simultaneous release of secret court documents, an NGO report on its operations and a UN environmental assessment....

Shepherd and Wigley in as green bank makes first board appointments - news

Appointments to the newly-formed advisory board of the UK government’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) have been made. Chaired by Adrian Montague to advise ministers on the development...

Investors urge oil firms: abandon Assad regime - news

Institutional investors have urged oil companies operating in Syria to withdraw or condemn the brutal repression by the country’s Bashar al-Assad dictatorship. Members of Conflict...

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...

Oil and mining companies agree ‘model’ ethics guide - news

The energy and extractives industry has launched a set of anti-corruption principles in response to the July introduction of the UK Bribery Act. Companies including Anglo American, BP, Rio...

inbrief - news

Mark Moody-Stuart has been appointed as the new chairman of the FTSE4Good policy committee. Moody-Stuart, recently retired from the boards of big companies such as Shell and Anglo American, will...

inbrief - news

Halliburton and Royal Dutch Shell have been named as the world’s most criticized companies for the practice of ‘fracking’, or extracting natural gas from shale by pumping large...

Shell makes flaring pledge - news

The oil giant Shell has announced that it will put an end to its controversial gas flaring in Nigeria by commissioning a pipeline system that will allow excess gas vapours to be used on the...

Sir Geoffrey: a CSR champion - news

Corporate responsibility proponent Sir Geoffrey Chandler has died aged 88. Sir Geoffrey, a former senior Shell executive, was responsible for drawing up the company’s first Statement...

inbrief - news

An appeals court in the US has upheld last year’s ruling that Shell cannot be liable for violations of international human rights law in Nigeria in the 1990s. However, the judges’...

Shell faces another case over OECD breach claims - news

Shell has become the subject of an official complaint to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) over alleged breaches of the OECD Guidelines in its Nigerian...

50 corporations will give help to ‘lower rungs’ mainstream - news

A new CSR leadership programme has been set up by the United Nations, under which more than 50 large companies will work on a ‘sustainability roadmap’. Project Lead, announced...

inbrief - news

The SustainAbility consultancy has formed a council of ‘experts and influencers’ from business, civil society and academia to provide it with advice and ideas. The 19 members include...

Responsible firms ‘should maintain WikiLeaks links’ - news

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

Forget Cancun: we need unreasonable CEOs - news

In the wake of the latest underwhelming climate change summit, Geoff Lye, executive chairman of SustainAbility, argues that business leaders should stop looking for a governmental lead on...

Hershey’s debut is hit by spoiler tactics - news

A group of NGOs has released an alternative CSR report on the activities of the multinational confectioner Hershey’s, simultaneously with the publication of the company’s own first...

inbrief - news

Unilever has joined the core group of members of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, whose corporate participants aim to take more account of human rights issues within their...

Ruling may spell end of Alien Tort cases for firms - news

Attempts to apply the US Alien Tort law to corporations accused of human rights abuses might soon come to an end after a New York court ruling that the legislation cannot be used to hold...

inbrief - news

The Shell Foundation has appointed Clare Woodcraft as its new UK deputy director. Woodcraft, who joins from the organization’s corporate parent Royal Dutch Shell, will be responsible for...

inbrief - news

Shell has amended the plans for its Corrib gas pipeline in the Irish Republic after more than a decade of conflict over the project with local communities. The company has tabled its third proposal...

Spearheading the fight against complacency - news

Mike Scott speaks to Catherine Howarth of FairPensions about her organization's ongoing campaign, which calls on institutional investors to place more demands on the companies in which they...

BP's chickens are finally coming home to roost - news

Index expulsions and disinvestments are following hard on the heels of the worst oil spill in US history. EP looks at some consequences in the SRI sector The expensive and embarrassing...

BP's travails in the Gulf are a sign of things to come - news

Oil firms are beginning to fall foul of working in increasingly hostile environments, says Seb Beloe Who would have thought when the original accident happened on BP's Deepwater Horizon...

Corporate MDG role is greater than thought - news

The private sector is playing a vital and 'under-appreciated' role in contributing to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). That's the conclusion reached from...

Inspirational pro-poor champion Prahalad dies at 69 - news

One of the chief proponents of ‘pro-poor’ capitalism, C.K. Prahalad, died last month aged 69.   Prahalad was an influential voice in corporate responsibility thanks to his...

Netherlands leads the way as CSR goals influence pay - news

Two Dutch companies are to link senior executive pay to social and environmental performance. Life sciences group DSM and mail business TNT will join a growing band of companies that have...

inbrief - news

Shell Nigeria and the US-based vehicle manufacturer Visteon are among 859 companies recently de-listed from the United Nations Global Compact for failing to communicate on their progress. The...

Business withdrawals upset Obama efforts - news

Three big companies – BP, Caterpillar, and ConocoPhillips – appear to have withdrawn their support for President Barack Obama's climate change agenda by quitting the US Climate...

executive pay frozen and bonuses linked to sustainability at Shell - news

Oil giant Shell has announced that it will limit executive pay and consider sustainability performance in its future bonuses. Shell will link 20 per cent of performance measurements to the...

60 firms test new standards - news

Two new greenhouse gas standards are being tested by 60 corporations to measure the emissions of their products and their supply chains. The Product Life Cycle and the Scope 3 Corporate...

142 investors target Shell over tar sands - news

An investor coalition in the UK has filed a resolution at Shell over the firm’s oil extraction from tar sands. 142 institutional and individual investors have tabled a request that Shell reports...

Chevron and ExxonMobil court controversy - news

Chevron, ExxonMobil, Nestlé, Shell and Vedanta were among the world's most criticized companies during September and October. The reputational risk index RepRisk said the five were 'severely...

Transparency improvements continue among UK-based companies - news

Centrica, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal Dutch Shell and Unilever are among Britain’s most responsible companies on climate change, reports the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). This...

Tort doubts ‘need to go to highest court' - news

Only a Supreme Court ruling will provide real clarity on whether the US’s Alien Tort law can successfully be used to convict American companies for human rights abuses abroad, a legal...

Long-running cause celebre draws to an end at last - news

One of the controversies often cited as a key catalyst for the growth of corporate responsibility finally drew to a conclusion last month when the oil company Shell agreed an out of...

Executive pay: a battle for hearts as well as minds - news

Mike Scott talks to Tom Powdrill of investor advisor PIRC, which wants an overhaul not just of the rules on executive remuneration but of the way that investors – especially trustees...

The vices and vanities of sustainability reporting - news

Firms are exploiting a lack of reporting standards to distort their achievements, says Bill D’Allesandro Sustainability reporting is becoming a vice. Most reports serve up enough...

inbrief - news

Some of the world’s wealthiest foundations have created a network to reduce poverty through investments in small businesses in Africa. The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs,...

Oil and gas sector starts work on GRI guidance - news

Five multinational oil groups are to work with the Global Reporting Initiative to produce sustainability reporting guidelines for oil and gas companies. Amerada Hess, BP, ENI, Shell and...

Ethics code is proposed for security companies - news

An outline of a proposed international code of conduct for private military and security companies has been produced by an influential Swiss think tank. The Geneva Centre for the Democratic...

Reports should provide more context, say accountants - news

Two leading accountancy bodies have warned European companies they should not rest on their laurels when it comes to their sustainability reporting. The Association of Chartered Certified...

Chevron cleared of abuse - but cases still pile up - news

The huge oil group Chevron has been cleared by a US jury of complicity in violence that erupted on one of its platforms in Nigeria in May 1998. The charges related to disturbances in which...

Vodafone consistency brings ranking reward - news

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

inbrief - news

The Argentine and Dutch governments have agreed to investigate jointly an allegation that the oil group Shell has failed to observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The...

Firms are offered KPIs for conflict zones code - news

Companies that have signed up to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights have been given 11 key performance indicators (KPIs) against which they can measure themselves. The...

Shell pulls advert as greenwash gripes rise - news

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

Index spotlights firms that cater for base of pyramid - news

A new index has been created to recognize companies whose products, services and outlook concentrate on the needs of poor people in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Opportunities for...

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...

Sakhalin u-turn viewed as sign of things to come - news

The business consortium developing Russia’s controversial Sakhalin II oil and gas project has withdrawn from efforts to secure export credits from two government agencies, prompting suggestions...

Patagonia customers see real cost of buying a shirt - news

A clothing retailer is offering its customers user-friendly information online about the social and environmental impacts of its products. California-based Patagonia, which specializes in outdoor...

EITI begins to take flak over ‘free rider’ concerns - news

Pressure is growing on the secretariat of one of corporate responsibility’s flagship global programmes to take action against ‘free rider’ companies.   Civil society...

Climate change reporting has become the norm - news

Nearly all FT 500 sustainability reporters now publish information on their climate change impacts, suggests a new study. The survey of 335 FT 500 sustainability reporters found that 78 per...

CBI issues 'call to arms' on climate change crisis - news

The chief lobbying organization for large businesses in the UK has for the first time pledged itself unequivocally to playing a major role in mitigating climate change. The Confederation of...

Africa is target of partnership building scheme - news

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

investors get help identifying Iran links - news

The SRI research provider KLD has introduced an Iran Compliance Service to guide insitutional investors and money managers whose clients wish to avoid investments in companies doing business in the...

Westpac is ‘best’ on volunteering - news

Westpac has won a new Australian award for employers that encourage their staff to volunteer. The bank has taken the Award for Excellence in Corporate Volunteering, given by Volunteering...

more firms leave Burma - news

Two household name companies – Rolls-Royce and Cartier – are to quit Burma as a result of the recent brutal clampdown on democracy campaigners there. British engineering company Rolls-Royce...

senior trio take over at IBLF in wake of founder’s death - news

Three senior managers are to jointly lead the International Business Leaders’ Forum (IBLF) after the death of founder and chief executive Robert Davies. Adrian Hodges, Mike Patterson and Ros...

first Alien Tort verdict brings some clarity - news

A coal mining company has been cleared of human rights abuse charges in the first completed trial against a corporation to be brought under the Alien Tort Claims statute in the US....

mobile phone giant goes for reasonable assurance - news

Vodafone is claiming to have become the first Fortune 100 company to have had its corporate responsibility report assured to a higher standard than is the norm for such reports. The mobile phone...

ethical due diligence begins to gain supporters - news

A growing number of companies are turning to ‘ethical due diligence’ before they embark on partnerships, mergers or takeovers of other businesses. An analysis by the Institute of Business...

market at the base of the pyramid put at $5trillion - news

Companies developing products for sale to some of the world’s poorest people are opening up a market worth as much as $5trillion (£2.5tn) a year. The figure appears in the first study to...

sugar cane sector decides to lay down ground rules - news

Sugar cane growers, processors and food companies are to draw up social and environmental ‘principles and criteria’ with a view to reducing the industry’s impact. The move has partly been...

landmark decision gives security principles teeth - news

Corporate signatories to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights will now have to report annually on their progress against them, and will face disciplinary action if they have...

Delfgaauw rues ‘state of denial’ in reporting - news

Most companies are still not being open enough when disclosing their social and environmental impacts, a senior CSR figure has said. Tom Delfgaauw, a former Shell executive who with others...

climate change reporting ‘needs to step up a gear’ - news

UK companies report only fitfully on their climate change impacts and need to introduce more rigour into their disclosure, says a new analysis of some of the best sustainability reporters. A...

inbrief - news

Examples of sustainability reporting best practice have been assembled on a new website. The Learn from the Leaders database, which has been created by three consultancies – credit360, Flag and...

loan for Sakhalin II project bites the dust - news

A high-profile loan sought by the business consortium developing the controversial Sakhalin II oil pipeline in Russia has failed to be approved by the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

Xstrata is new face on short list - news

Mining group Xstrata has been short-listed for the UK Sustainability Reporting Awards, to be announced next March. Xstrata, a Switzerland-based company listed on the London Stock Exchange and...

Capital market campaigning - news

Steve Waygood. Incisive Financial Publishing. 234 pages. Hardback. £85. When Surfers Against Sewage campaigners brandished a giant inflatable turd at the annual meeting of South West Water in...

shareholder activists take heart at Shell AGM vote - news

Shareholder activists in the UK have been encouraged by the level of support shown at Shell’s annual meeting for a resolution criticizing the oil giant’s social and environmental performance....

Pakistan awaits CSR inquiry results - news

Full details of an inquiry into CSR in Pakistan are to be published soon. The inquiry has been set up and run by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan as part of an initiative on...

bank gives integration tool to all staff - news

Banco Real has become the first company to use an online tutorial package to introduce corporate responsibility to all employees. The Brazilian bank, an ABN Amro subsidiary, has required all its...

evangelicals call for action on climate change - news

Prominent figures in the US evangelical Christian movement have urged businesses to tackle climate change and have called for regulation on the topic.   The leaders, often closely allied...

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...

Shell heading for more trouble over Nigeria oil - news

Religious and pressure groups are continuing their attack on Shell over its actions in Nigeria in advance of the company’s annual meeting. The oil giant’s troubles in the volatile West...

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...

inbrief - news

The Conference Board has appointed Robin Aram as director of its European Council on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, a cross-industry forum of senior executives. Aram recently...

inbrief - news

The National Health Service Purchasing and Supply Agency has been shortlisted for this year’s UK Sustainability Reporting Awards along with Anglo American, BHP Billiton, BP, BT Group,...

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

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

high-profile laggards making little progress - news

Fourteen of the world's 100 largest businesses have scored less than ten out of 100 in the second annual AccountAbility Rating of their social and environmental performance. The companies,...

terrorism threat emerges as CSR issue for Shell - news

The threat of terrorism has emerged as a corporate responsibility issue for Shell, which has scaled down operations at a fuel depot in the Philippines due to fears from nearby residents that it...

Firms in Japan band together in campaign to aid starving people - news

Japanese businesses and individuals are starting a group in October to support the World Food Programme in trying to eradicate hunger in Africa. Uichiro Niwa, chairman of the trading company...

business digs deep to help Katrina victims - news

US companies have contributed millions of dollars towards disaster relief efforts after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. One...

companies want user-friendly GRI - news

Businesses have signalled that they want the Global Reporting Initiative to make its sustainability reporting guidelines easier to follow. A survey by US-based Business for Social...

high street store dips toe into 'pro-poor' waters - news

Marks & Spencer is to provide business advice and expertise to entrepreneurs in an effort to improve wealth generation in developing countries. The 'pro-poor' initiative will be carried...

funds seek pay link to ethics - news

Some of the UK's largest companies are to be encouraged by two large investors to link their senior executives' pay to aspects of social and environmental performance. The Universities...

business leaders want climate change lead - news

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

eight more join South African SRI crowd - news

Eight more companies have joined the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's SRI index as a result of its first annual review of constituents. The eight - Brait (banking), Discovery Holdings (life...

FoE uses CSR as recruiting sergeant - news

Friends of the Earth is using a tough line on corporate social responsibility as part of its latest membership recruitment and fundraising drive in the UK. Inserts titled ‘Get your filthy hands...

how a little togetherness may help firms fight poverty - news

EP talks to the head of the Shell Foundation about its plans to act as a catalyst for ‘pro-poor’ initiatives on the part of large companies in developing countries Like others in the corporate...

EU research boosted - news

A three-year initiative to develop CSR teaching materials and curriculum ideas for mainstream degree and MBA courses has kicked off as part of a series of European research projects launched last...

gang labour law aids retailers - news

A regulatory body formed by the UK government is expected to allay retailers’ worries about risks to their reputation resulting from the use of unregulated gang labour by suppliers. The...

institute wins award - news

The Institute of Contemporary Observation in Shenzhen has won an award for sustainable development in China given by the Shell Corporation and the Economic Observer , a Beijing newspaper. The...

inbrief - news

Financial services companies have been told they can contribute significantly to development in Africa by increasing their range of loans for small and medium-sized enterprises. A new study,...

inbrief - news

Context Group , the UK communications consultancy, has appointed the business journalist Roger Cowe as a director. Cowe will work full-time for Context, which numbers Cisco Systems, Shell and...

Dutch get CSR centre - news

The Dutch government has established an independent ‘knowledge centre’ on corporate social responsibility to act as a national information point. Known as CSR Netherlands, the centre is being run...

growth in litigation ‘could endanger CSR’ - news

A global trend towards litigation could be threatening progress on corporate responsibility, according to John Elkington, who heads the SustainAbility consultancy. Elkington says the growing...

inbrief - news

A second European Commission white paper on CSR is now expected to be published in March 2005, officials have confirmed. The communication was due to be produced by the end of this year. Anglo...

The Corporation - news

A film by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan Produced by Media Corporation. 2hr 20min. www.thecorporation.com It’s not often that anyone makes a film on corporate social...

reporting is getting better all the time - news

The standard of non-financial reporting is continuing to improve significantly, says a benchmarking survey by the SustainAbility consultancy. The Global Reporters 2004 survey, the sixth of its...

inbrief - news

BP, Norsk Hydro , Royal Dutch Shell and Suncor head a new ranking of the ethical performance of oil and gas companies by Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. Marathon,...

£1.2m for EU studies - news

The European Union has made its first significant foray into corporate responsibility research by providing €1.9million ($2.15m, £1.2m) for two projects that...

Westpac tops Aussie index - news

Westpac has come top of an inaugural Australian Corporate Responsibility Index. The bank was closely followed by BHP Billiton, BP, Rio Tinto and Toyota Motor Corporation...

£1million? No thanks, our ‘morals’ come first - news

Corporate fundraisers working for charities might want your money, but some of their colleagues are likely to be far more choosy, warns Ian MacQuillin You’d think that...

mixed picture on biodiversity - news

Only four of 22 major international extractive companies have made a public commitment to specific goals and targets on biodiversity, an investor study has shown....

consumer products sector comes out top - news

Consumer products companies have scored more highly than other businesses in a newly-devised rating of the world’s 100 largest companies. Firms in the sector, led...

inbrief - news

The Climate Group , a global coalition of companies, cities, states and governments committed to collaboration on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, has been launched by...

inbrief - news

A Nicaraguan court has ordered three US multinationals – Dole Food, Shell Chemicals and Standard Fruit – to pay a total of $83million (£46m) to 80 farmers affected by...

inbrief - news

Bertrand Collomb , chairman of building materials company Lafarge, has started his two-year elected chairmanship of the World Business Council for Sustainable...

why Timms believes the best is still to come - news

The world’s only corporate social responsibility minister tells EP how two new government measures will have a ‘significant’ impact on the spread of CSR Stephen Timms may have...

extractives are a mixed bag on biodiversity - news

Only a third of the biggest mining and oil companies have a published policy on biodiversity, even though half are doing work in this area, research has shown. A...

China approves sustainable business group - news

Corporate responsibility in China has taken a significant step forward with the formation of an officially sanctioned business body to promote sustainable development....

Co-op Bank wins third honour - news

The Co-operative Bank has won the UK’s main award for sustainability reporting for the third year running. The bank was the outright winner for the second...

companies can’t hide from the moral debate - news

Transparency in social reporting requires companies to acknowledge the bad as well as the good, argues Adrian Henriques At a conference just before the invasion of Iraq I...

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...

inbrief - news

Eight companies have been shortlisted in the sustainability reporting category of the 2003 UK Awards for Sustainability Reporting: BAA, BHP Billiton, BT, National Grid...

preserving reputation is the main driving force - news

The progress made by US companies in the field of CSR is largely the result of an overriding need to manage reputation, not of government prodding The aftermath of the state visit...

honesty is the best policy in stakeholder reporting - news

Companies that produce ‘warts and all’ reports for their stakeholders are much more likely to win the trust of influential pressure groups, a study strongly...

inbrief - news

Seventeen people have been appointed to a UK government steering group set up to help launch a Corporate Social Responsibility Academy by next summer. Among members...

UN Norms offer firms a template for change - news

Companies now have a powerful international framework that will help them to address their social impacts, argues Sir Geoffrey Chandler The recent unanimous adoption...

Russian companies start push for integrity - news

Three of Russia’s largest companies have helped establish a forum to promote business responsibility there. Alfa Group (financial and industrial), Interros...

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Fifteen mining firms have agreed not to explore or mine in any of the 754 United Nations World Heritage sites. The companies, all members of the International Council...

oil firms sign up to biodiversity - news

Four major oil and gas companies have agreed to consider biodiversity when they select new development sites and decommission old ones. BP, ChevronTexaco, Shell...

oil firms are 'poles apart' on tackling climate change - news

There are huge differences in the approaches large oil companies are taking to climate change, according to an analysis of corporate responses to global warming. A...

Timms gives green light to CSR Academy - news

The case for a national CSR Academy has been accepted by the UK government, which has set up a steering group to suggest how best to formally establish the education and...

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,...

boards lack experience of CSR matters, investor argues - news

One of the UK’s biggest fund managers has suggested more companies should appoint non-executive directors with hands-on experience of corporate social responsibility....

make payments public, extractive sector is told - news

Efforts by investors in Europe to encourage extractive companies to reveal details of the payments they make to governments have won support from some of the largest US...

UK investors mobilize votes on executive pay - news

Excessive director pay has dominated the UK’s spring annual general meeting season, with several companies reporting up to 30 per cent of shareholders voting against pay...

ExxonMobil now ‘on its own’ - news

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

Insight reveals statistics behind engagement - news

Insight Investment has begun publishing quarterly updates of its engagement activities with companies on social and environmental issues. The first such report shows...

inbrief - news

Tom Delfgaauw , who helped spearhead Shell’s move into corporate social responsibility, has joined Future Forests, a company that helps firms offset their carbon...

inbrief - news

The Dutch pension fund of the Shell group has awarded Zurich-based Sustainable Asset Management a mandate to manage €100million ($107m, £67m) of European equities along...

WWF says BP is ‘resting on its laurels’ - news

A leading UK charity is to disinvest from BP over concerns about the oil company’s ethical performance in the past year. In a symbolic gesture, the UK arm of WWF will sell...

inbrief - news

Corporate social responsibility proponent and former Royal Dutch/Shell senior executive Sir Mark Moody-Stuart has become non-executive chairman of mining company Anglo American,...

PR professionals form CSR alliance - news

A corporate social responsibility network for public relations professionals has been launched by the UK’s Institute of Public Relations. The network is for those...

Safeway flies the flag for UK retailers - news

Safeway has been shortlisted for the latest UK sustainability reporting award. The supermarket chain, currently in the middle of a takeover battle, is the only retailer...

Shell sets up Dutch SRI pilot - news

Shell has adopted a socially responsible investment approach to some of the money it manages in its pension fund for Dutch employees. Around €10million ($10m, £6m) of Shell...

20 firms face legal action over apartheid - news

Twenty multinationals have been named in a lawsuit seeking reparations for their allegedrole in supporting apartheid in South Africa. The suit, filed by a South African...

Nokia tops SRI league table - news

Nokia is the stock most commonly held by socially responsible investment funds in Europe. The Finnish telecoms firm is now a more popular pick than the previous...

Anglo American to speak up on human rights issues - news

The world’s second-largest mining group has decided to take a more interventionist approach with governments on human rights. Anglo American says it has ‘the right and the...

inbrief - news

Three heads of major corporations have authored a book stating the business case for corporate social responsibility. Walking the talk is written by Charles Holliday,...

why CSR is a corporate governance challenge - news

A wave of human rights lawsuits against multinationals demonstrates the need for board oversight of CSR risks, says Elliot Schrage American courts are redefining...

inbrief - news

Shell has established a Centre for Sustainability in the US. The centre, at Rice University in Houston, has been set up with $3.5million (£2.3m) from the Shell...

the changing debate ten years on from Rio - news

Business will play a major role in the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, with partnership and accountability emerging as key themes At the 1992...

let’s not fool each other with the business case - news

The moral argument for doing good should be reason enough for companies to behave responsibly, argues Sir Geoffrey Chandler The ‘business case’ for ethical...

CIS is top UK social reporter - news

Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) has won the ‘best social report’ category in the new UK sustainability reporting awards. The awards, run jointly by the Institute of...

Amsterdam chosen as HQ for Global Reporting Initiative - news

The Dutch city of Amsterdam is to be the headquarters of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which was officially inaugurated as a permanent body last month. The...

Shell sets up impact study - news

A social impact study of a major proposed gas pipeline is to be carried out by Shell China Exploration and Production with help from the United Nations. The oil...

inbrief - news

A human rights lawsuit against the Royal Dutch/Shell Group will go ahead after a ruling last month by a US district court rejected the oil company’s appeal to dismiss the case....

Chinese government boosts CSR hopes - news

Corporate social responsibility in China entered a new phase of development last month when the government agreed to the formation of a business council for sustainable...

inbrief - news

Five Europeans are among 14 people to have been chosen to serve on the board of the Global Reporting Initiative. They are Roger Adams (UK), technical director at the...

BP and Shell come top of oil companies - news

BP and Shell have fared best in an analysis of the social and environmental performance of eight large oil and gas companies carried out by the Co-operative Insurance Society...

inbrief - news

Senior company executives think BP is the world’s best when it comes to managing environmental resources, according to the annual FT survey of the world’s most respected...

oil companies urged to declare conflict zone cash - news

Oil companies working in conflict zones or highly corrupt countries should be required to declare exactly how much they pay to host governments in taxes and concession fees,...

Co-op bank makes ACCA shortlist again - news

Last year’s UK social reporter of the year, Co-operative Bank, has been shortlisted again for the latest annual social reporting awards. The bank is one of 13...

UN to review global compact - news

The United Nations has sent a clear signal that it intends to address weaknesses in its Global Compact on business behaviour by creating an advisory council to look at ways...

inbrief - news

Former Shell chairman Mark Moody-Stuart is to join the Innovest board. Moody-Stuart, who left Shell this year, is a prominent advocate of corporate social responsibility.

UK chemicals industry gears up for CSR assault - news

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is holding its first-ever session on corporate social responsibility at next month’s annual conference. The hour-long...

Phillips reaps rewards from community strategy - news

An oil and gas company facing a vociferous campaign over alleged health hazards at one of its terminals has allayed the fears of the local community with a series of measures...

defining the qualities of the coming ‘citizen CEOs’ - news

Multinational companies are increasingly being forced to respond to challenges to the way they operate around the globe. EP talks to John Elkington about the measures...

firms test out bribery code - news

General Electric, Norsk Hydro, Rio Tinto, Shell and Tata are among companies testing draft principles to combat bribery in business. The Business Principles for Countering...

business gears up for Rio+10 - news

A business leaders’ network is meeting this month to examine how best to put corporate social responsibility issues on to the agenda of the Rio+10 summit....

responding to attacks on corporate reputation - news

Companies should make greater use of their web sites to respond to attacks by campaigners, argue Peter Knight and Simon Propper Should a company respond to the agendas of...

inbrief - news

Seven steps to socially responsible business are set out in a World Business Council for Sustainable Development report Sustainability through the market, which...

inbrief - news

Relatives of the Nigerian playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa have been given permission by the US Supreme Court to pursue a civil action in New York for compensation against Shell over...

Shell shares ethical data with shareholders - news

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

Statoil makes labour pledges - news

The Norwegian state oil company Statoil has signed an agreement with unions that binds it to various commitments on labour standards. The agreement, which covers...

NGOs pick ‘soft’ targets - news

Non-governmental organizations have been accused of too often choosing softer corporate targets for their campaigning rather than companies that are doing little to improve...

Shell takes Euro reporting award - news

Shell has won the fifth European Environmental Reporting Awards. Danish company Novo Nordisk took the best sustainability report award, Austria’s Obermurtaler...

inbrief - news

Chris Marsden took over from Sir Geoffrey Chandler as chair of Amnesty International’s UK Business Group at the end of last month. Marsden is a former head of BP’s community...

web course offers CSR for managers - news

A web-based course on corporate social responsibility has been launched by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The course for middle...

The Co-operative Bank is best social reporter - news

The Co-operative Bank has won the main prize in the UK’s second annual Social Reporting Awards. The bank was judged to have produced the best social report last year....

Shell heads the BiE Index - news

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

advancing the business case for human rights - news

Chris Marsden confesses to being daunted by his latest role. The former head of BP's community affairs team is to take over this spring from Sir Geoffrey Chandler as chair of Amnesty...

inbrief - news

The second annual UK Social Reporting Awards are to be held at the Institute for Social and Ethical Accountability's conference in London on 8 March. This year's...

legal cases could spur outbreak of CSR - news

A new wave of 'foreign direct liability' legal cases against multinationals could become an important influence on the future direction of corporate social responsibility, a...

oil companies back human rights code - news

Seven leading oil and mining companies have signed up to a voluntary code of conduct on human rights issued jointly by the UK Foreign Office and the US State Department....

utilities companies feature in awards shortlist - news

Four utilities companies have been chosen on a shortlist of finalists for the 2000 UK Environmental Reporting Awards. Anglian Water, Scottish Power, United Utilities and...

companies get conflict advice - news

Advice on how multinationals can help resolve violent conflict in areas where they are operating has been laid out in a new report from the Prince of Wales Business Leaders...

world’s best reporters are in Europe - news

The world’s six best sustainability reporters are all European companies – and five are from the UK – according to new rankings produced by an international...

inbrief - news

The third issue of Visions of ethical business, a yearly publication on corporate social responsibility matters, will be launched on 20 November. This year’s issue, published...

guest column: why the media is shy of corporate best practice - news

Journalists are not paid to peddle good publicity, but to produce stories that their readers are interested in, argues Roger Cowe   All publicity is supposed to be good...

Greek business backs CSR move - news

Ten Greek companies and business organizations have launched the Hellenic Business Network for Social Cohesion to promote corporate social responsibility. Founder members of...

companies support UN compact - news

The United Nations has made its biggest intervention yet in the debate over corporate social responsibility (CSR) by persuading 44 companies, including a large number of...

Shell backs sustainability - news

Shell has increased its social responsibility commitments by setting up a foundation that will channel millions of dollars into social investment and sustainable development...

Hain offers aid on conflict - news

A UK Foreign Office minister has pledged to help companies play a bigger role in preventing conflicts around the world. Peter Hain told a conflict prevention conference in London last...

Shell and Co-op share social report honours - news

Shell International and the Co-operative Bank have taken joint first prize in the first UK Social Reporting Awards. Runner-up was United Utilities, with the fair trade...

inbrief - news

A report looking at the sustainability policies of companies including Alcoa, Enron, Ford, Formosa Plastics and Royal Dutch/Shell has been published by the Center for Global...

global guidelines ready for action - news

The final version of sustainability reporting guidelines designed to be used by companies throughout the world will be released this month. The guidelines, produced...

large companies heed human rights agenda - news

More than a third of the world’s largest 500 companies have decided not to proceed with a proposed investment project because of human rights concerns – and one in five...

top 100 could do much better on diversity - news

The UK’s leading companies are still not putting enough effort into diversity policies, according to new research by the London-based corporate governance consultancy...

Dutch group sends new code around the globe - news

A Dutch financial group is sending out its first code of business principles to 85,000 staff worldwide. The initiative isbeing presented as one of the biggest ever operations...

Ford leaves climate group - news

Ford has become the latest multinational to withdraw from the Global Climate Coalition, a lobby group campaigning against worldwide measures to reduce global warming. A Ford spokesman...

CSR hopes to be raised by company law review - news

Proposals for a legal obligation on UK companies to produce social and environmental reports will be outlined in the company law review’s second consultation document...

inbrief - news

Two London-based communications consultancies specialising in corporate ethical strategy have decided to merge. Edit and C21 will combine their resources under the C21 name to...

two sign up to pilot scheme - news

Andersen Consulting and Shell have become the first business organizations to sign up to a pilot project that aims to help their employees gain a deeper insight into third world...

poor image for car makers - news

Car manufacturers, oil companies and the financial services industry are judged to be the worst corporate offenders when it comes to behaviour towards the communities in...

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 –...

UK companies prepare CO2 trading scheme - news

Plans for a carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme are expected to be outlined by some of the UK’s largest industrial companies at the end of this month. The proposals, which...

global standards are on the way - news

The leaders of 54 British Commonwealth countries are expected to approve new corporate governance guidelines this month that could feed into a set of global principles...

inbrief - news

Shell has announced plans to market solar energy systems to people living in rural India as part of a 'sustainable business' initiative. A new Bangalore-based subsidiary, Shell...

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German industrial company IG Farben has agreed to set up a £1 million fund to compensate former slave labourers at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The business, which is now a...

global reporting initiative reaches crucial stage - news

More than 20 international companies will assemble in Paris this month to discuss the progress of sustainability reporting guidelines being pilot tested around the world. The...

ethical policies are thin on the ground - news

Less than one in 10 of the UK’s largest companies have an ethical policy, according to new research. A survey of 98 of the FTSE 100 companies has shown that only eight have...

consultants scent a growing UK market - news

An international consultancy business has begun a UK trawl for experts in corporate social responsibility to cater for what it believes is a boom in demand for consultants in the...

business ready for change - news

More than half of the UK’s business leaders expect to spend much greater sums on developing socially responsible strategies over the next five years, according to a survey by...

UK top 100 score on green issues - news

The UK’s biggest companies are making significant progress on environmental policies, according to the latest measure of the way they work on green issues. The third...

inbrief - news

Shell has decided to join the California Cell Partnership, a collaboration between the state of California, energy companies and car makers that aims to put 50 fuel-cell...

CIS launches major new social audit programme - news

The Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) is claiming to be the first major UK insurer to pledge a commitment to social accountability with the launch of a new programme of...

PR spin is no substitute for real change - news

Too many European companies are relying on PR spin rather than genuine change to improve their corporate reputations, a leading consultancy firm has warned. Arthur D Little,...

disclosure practices of European companies - news

Continental European companies are having to disclose more information about their boards and directors as Anglo-American corporate governance standards begin to take hold, a new survey...

inbrief - news

Chris Fay, former chairman and chief executive of Shell UK, is to chair the government's advisory committee on business and the environment.

Shell to begin work on social audit indicators - news

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

social reporting gathers pace - news

Most of the UK’s leading listed companies are now issuing social reports in some form, according to new research. A survey of 98 of the FTSE 100 companies has shown the...

Shell extends commitment to stakeholder consultation - news

Shell has launched a global corporate communications campaign aimed at backing up its commitment to sustainable development. The Shell group says the $25 million campaign will...

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EcoVadis – Supplier Sustainability Ratings - directory

EcoVadis operates the 1st SaaS collaborative platform helping major companies assess their suppliers’ environmental and social performance worldwide.?? EcoVadis combines an...

Canary Wharf Group focuses on the future for long term improvements - reports

Canary Wharf Group’s latest Sustainability Report gives a snapshot of its activity and commitments in five key areas: making great places; pioneering innovation; promoting inclusive...

Shell Releases Sustainability Report 2016 - reports

Each year, Shell releases the  Shell Sustainability Report  describing Shell’s progress to deliver energy in a responsible way and the company’s contribution to the energy...

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...

Shell Announces Publication of Sustainability Report for 2015 - reports

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

Stockland releases 2015 Annual Review and Sustainability Reporting - reports

Stockland is proud to announce the launch of its FY15 Annual Review and online Sustainability Reporting.  It’s been another big year for sustainability at Stockland, with a refreshed...

CANARY WHARF GROUP PUBLISHES ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT - reports

“Understanding our contribution to our local and national economies, building positive relationships with our community and protecting the environments we impact, at developments or via...

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

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

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

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

Royal Dutch Shell plc releases its Sustainability Report 2012 - reports

Royal Dutch Shell plc has released its Sustainability Report for 2012 at:  www.shell.com/sustainabilityreport The report shows how Shell delivers energy to meet the world’s...

Shell releases its Sustainability Report for 2011 - reports

Royal Dutch Shell plc has released its Sustainability Report for 2011

Climate Change Field Workshop - calendar

Drawing on two decades’ experience working with companies such as HSBC, Shell and BAT, this innovative one day training workshop, grounded in scientific field research, will improve your...

New report from Ethical Corporation - reports

Ethical Corporation have released a new report: Social and Economic Impact: Measurement, Evaluation and Reporting.

Cleantech 2012: Navigating the future - calendar

There are eggshells across the cleantech industry for 2012 and the uncertainty is leaving many skeptical about the success anticipated for emerging technologies. The retreat of M&As and IPOs...

Royal Dutch Shell releases Sustainability Report 2010 - reports

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

Ethical Corporation’s How to Manage Social & Environmental Risk in Oil & Gas, Mining and Steel Summit USA - calendar

Following successful events in London, Ethical Corporation is pleased to be able to launch in the USA. Designed specifically for the extractives industry the conference will provide in-depth...

Shell Foundation outlines new approach for sustainable development at scale - reports

Shell Foundation has released a report, Enterprise Solutions to Scale, charting its ten-year journey to implement a new enterprise-based model for tackling global development challenges.

How to engage suppliers on sustainability - reports

Supply Chain Sustainability, or more specifically, how to engage your suppliers in sustainability, is one of the top priorities for CSR professionals right now.

Major Summit on Corporate Responsibility: Transforming to a Sustainable Business - calendar

This Major Summit on Corporate Responsibility is a one day event presenting leading edge and inspirational thinking from the world’s largest, most innovative companies and practical workshops on...

ESG Europe 2010: Investor-Corporate summit - Bridging the gap between investor ESG requirements and CSR reporting - calendar

The crucial relationship between investors and corporations is changing. The new emphasis on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and CSR reporting are creating new and testing...

Shell releases its 2009 Sustainability Report - reports

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

ICCSR holds its 7th Annual Research Symposium - reports

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

The CR Reporting and Communications Summit - calendar

The CR Reporting and Communications Summit is the largest and most comprehensive conference on CSR and sustainability communications and reporting in Europe. With over 30 expert speakers,...

The Responsible Business Summit - calendar

The Responsible Business Summit is the largest CSR conference in Europe. Featuring insight from the UK Chairman of Shell, the CEOs from IKEA, Timberland, Eurostar, BP Biofuels and Green and...

Down to earth 2008 - calendar

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

Central and Eastern Europe corporate responsibility summit - calendar

Designed to show you how to manage corporate responsibility issues across the region and beyond, this two-day business conference features senior executives from Shell, Nestle, Microsoft, RWE...

Shell: Helping build responsible energy future - reports

Royal Dutch Shell plc has released its 12th Sustainability Report.

The 4th Annual CSR Partnerships Conference - calendar

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

The Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency - calendar

Conference highlights: Readers’ Choice Awards and Survey Around 800 sustainability reports were entered for the inaugural GRI Readers’ Choice Awards in 2007 and thousands of readers voted on...

Response Project Final Conference - calendar

“Understanding and Responding to Societal Demands on Corporate Responsibility" EABIS is pleased to invite you to the final conference of the RESPONSE Project, the world's largest research...

Anti-corruption Summit - calendar

Announcing Ethical Corporation’s 2007 Anti-corruption Summit, the most detailed, comprehensive event of its kind. Many recent corruption scandals involving the likes of Siemens, Faurecia...

ENDS Corporate Carbon Footprinting - calendar

Demonstrating the business case for reducing corporate carbon footprints to minimize the environmental impact across the supply chain The carbon footprint is an invaluable measure of your...

How to deliver value from best practice in managing relationships with stakeholders - calendar

Cranfield School of Management is pleased to announce a new conference in partnership with EABIS and Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business and Administration Zurich (HWZ). This...

New Shell Foundation report: Aid industry must reform to deliver MDGs - reports

The Shell Foundation Enterprise Solutions to Poverty Report - reports

'Required reading in Downing Street' was how The Times described Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, a new report published by the Shell Foundation.

The impact and practicalities of implementing REACH on a global scale - calendar

With the final decision on REACH scheduled for autumn, now is the time to understand how you can practically implement this legislation and understand its impact, both in the European countries...

The Sustainability Forum 7th international sustainability leadership symposium - calendar

From Short- to Long-Term: Who Cares? Institutional Investors, Beneficiaries and Investees in Dialogue This year’s symposium, a two-day event, seeks to investigate approaches for long-term...

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...

fuelling change - bestpractice

More than three billion people, or almost half the world’s population, cook in their homes using traditional fires and stoves that use fuels such as wood, dung and crop waste. They spend much of...

Royal Dutch Shell has released its 11th Sustainability Report - reports

Responsible Energy: The Shell Sustainability Report 2007 describes the company's ongoing efforts to meet the global energy challenge, which it sums up as more energy, less CO2.

CREATING A GLOBAL CSR STRATEGY - bestpractice

Orange has spent more than a year developing a corporate social responsibility policy that will apply in the 20 countries where it operates. The process of...

Stakeholder Communications & Announcements - pages

About this Service   Announce your report to key stakeholders and CR opinion formers with ReportAlert Stakeholder Communications service. Enhance your visibility...

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