Inclusive capitalism, food waste, human rights and clean energy in China, and diversity and inclusion, are among the briefings that will make up our sustainability magazine in 2018

Ethical Corporation, the leading global publisher on corporate sustainability, has announced its editorial and events calendar for 2018.

In 2018, Ethical Corporation will place a focus on in-depth management briefings and corporate case studies. In-depth briefings include: how business is preparing for the disruptive impact of AI; how capitalism can be reshaped to be more inclusive; companies that are implementing commitments to protect land rights; diversity and inclusion in the workplace; water security; sustainable transport; and country-based focus briefings on Africa and China.

Each management briefing will consist of 18-20 pages, between 4,500-5000 words and feature 2-3 detailed corporate case studies pertaining to the issue analysed.

Although not highlighted below, Ethical Corporation will continue to source insight and analysis from its reporters based in Brussels, London, Edinburgh, Washington, Seattle and Beirut to produce its CSR cheat sheet, report reviews, practitioner interviews, and opinion pieces.

Throughout the year, Ethical Corporation will also continue to publish video presentations and case studies from its events featuring global brands sharing their responsible and sustainable business strategies.

Outlined below is the focus of the two monthly in-depth 20-page briefings.


A single issue briefing looking at how business is preparing for the disruptive impact of AI and machine learning on the workplace, employment and supply chains.


Future of farming: Innovation in vertical farming in cities, with a far lower environmental impact than conventional farming. Also, sustainable fish production on land

Tackling food waste: How companies are partnering and using innovative technologies such as blockchain to tackle food waste. Review of EU legislation driving this


Inclusive capitalism: We look at the debate over how to reshape capitalism to make it more inclusive.

Natural Capital: Eighteen months after the launch of the Natural Capital Protocol, how has it changed corporate approaches to reporting and action to reduce environmental impacts?

Event: The Responsible Business Summit New York


Sustainable metals and minerals: The clean energy revolution, particularly the growth of electric cars, is increasing demand for minerals and metals such as gold, cobalt and aluminium. We look at moves to boost human rights and environmental impacts.

Safeguarding land rights and free, prior and informed consent:  With conflicts over land rights increasing globally, how are companies implementing commitments to protect land rights? Among case studies: Coca-Cola and PepsiCo and sugar production in Brazil.


China: A double briefing looking at state of play in human rights in labour force, clean energy, sustainable cities, carbon pricing, and CSR


Sustainable textiles: Focus on overcoming market barriers to sustainable cotton as well as fashion industry push to increase use of recycled polyester by 2020. Plus innovation in alternatives to leather

Diversity and inclusion:  Looks at companies leading the way on balancing their workforces, why it matters, and what is driving them. Also, the companies targeting gender equality is their supply chains

Event: The Responsible Business Summit Europe


Responsible tourism: How the hospitality industry is faring tackling its environmental footprint.

Product labelling: How brands can regain consumer trust, looking at push to reveal greater information, such as revealing the chemicals in household products, and growing moves in the US to label GM foods


Single issue briefing: With World Water Week in Stockholm later in the month, a look at how cities and companies are working to ensure water security amid growing water scarcity. 


Afforestation and halting deforestation: A focus on the how companies are implementing zero-deforestation commitments and investor progress on protecting forests

Partnering for health: How businesses are partnering with cities to tackle issues such as diabetes and poor sanitation



Africa: Focus on how companies, investors, NGOs and social entrepreneurs are helping to overcome energy, waste, transport, food security, poverty, and governance challenges in Africa.

Event: The Responsible Supply Chain Summit

Event: The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit

Event: The Global Responsible Business Awards


Rise of the micro-grids and battery storage: Looking at the new network of super-smart energy systems enabling the much wider adoption of solar and wind.

Sustainable transport: New developments in biofuels, electric vehicles and smart mobility platforms

Event: The Responsible Business Summit West


Top 10 issues of the year


Ethical Corporation Subscribers will have access to all of the above analysis on a daily basis on and via the monthly digital magazine.

To find out more about how you can become a subscriber, gain access to all the above content, and benefit from discounted passes to any EC event in the calendar, download a brochure here. To become a subscriber and gain access to the above plus an archive of over 9,000 articles either subscribe onlineemail the Subscriptions Team or phone +44 (0)207 375 7235.

To discuss supporting any of these management briefings, trends reports or scheduled webinars, contact or +44 (0) 207 375 7188.

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