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CSR Cheat Sheet: No Monday blues for sustainability professionals

Oliver Balch, (Mar 6, 2018)

Employees in CSR happier than average; tarnished jewellery supply chains; the problem of principles v profits; corporates scramble to restore trust

‘Brands will need to think far beyond their own operations if we are to keep below 2C'

Dexter Galvin, (Feb 13, 2018)

Dexter Galvin of CDP says companies like Ajinomoto, Kellogg’s, and BT are trailblazers in engaging their suppliers in the battle against climate change

Ethical Corporation's top 10 stories of 2017

Terry Slavin, (Dec 15, 2017)

Tesla boss Elon Musk was a major player in two of our 10 biggest stories of the year: the dizzying rise of electric vehicles and spectacular growth of microgrids

Top stories of 2017: #5 Focus sharpens on human rights in supply chains

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 13, 2017)

Nadine Hawa charts a momentous year, including the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and UNGP assurance guide, new stakeholder alliances, the spread of disruptive technology and France's due dilligence law

‘Companies no longer have an excuse to ignore human rights in their supply chains’

Richard Karmel, (Dec 4, 2017)

Mazars’ Richard Karmel, who helped develop the UNGP Reporting Framework, reflects on how the framework has helped leading companies such as Unilever and Coca-Cola have a fundamental shift in practice towards safeguarding workers

Vedanta court ruling a 'major victory for corporate human rights campaigners'

Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly, (Nov 22, 2017)

A UK court's decision that the copper company potentially holds a duty of care to 2,000 farmers who claim they are affected by the activities of its Zambian subsidiary is a landmark finding that could have far-reaching implications for corporate supply chains, argue Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly

‘By ending deforestation in West Africa we can turn cocoa farmers into climate heroes’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 17, 2017)

World Cocoa Foundation chairman Barry Parkin says the unprecedented deal signed by 21 cocoa companies with Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire at COP23 this week will introduce climate-smart farming practices and lift hundreds of thousands from poverty

The female micro-entrepreneurs disrupting India's garment trade

Rebecca Ley, (Oct 23, 2017)

IKEA Group is helping to tackle poverty and empower women by sourcing from a network of 30,000 artisans

Mars in strategic push to eradicate slavery from its entire value chain

Terry Slavin, (Sep 8, 2017)

The confectionary giant’s new Sustainable in a Generation plan includes a commitment to work with Verité on tackling human rights and sharing results with competitors

Management spotlight: Andy Horne, head of supply chain at EDF Energy

Claire Manuel, (Sep 6, 2017)

Andy Horne tells Claire Manuel that the business case for promoting diversity and inclusion is a 30% increase in productivity

Weekly Watch: 7 July 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Jul 7, 2017)

C40 urges G20 to act on climate change, Body Shop expands 'bio-bridges', Anglian wins BITC's top award, Volvo to go all-electric,anaerobic digestion needs more support, Johnson & Johnson joins Manufacturing2030

Weekly Watch: 29 June 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 29, 2017)

UK leads on wave energy, Royal Mail, Zurich, IBM curb emissions, Mongoose Crowd offers green bonds, Moixa expands, Typhoo joins ETP, and Educate Girls DIB exceeds targets

Weekly Watch: 16 June 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 16, 2017)

Apple launches green bond, Carlsberg's science-based targets, retailers linked to viscose pollution, Hershey cuts packaging waste, RSPO grows, and WBCSD calls for action on food waste

Weekly Watch: 9 June 2017

Terry Slavin, (Jun 9, 2017)

Leading regions pledge climate action, Olam app maps small farms, Syngenta boosts Bangladesh farms, Lego cuts energy use, and Singapore opens green academy

Why community trade comes natural to The Body Shop

Terry Slavin, (May 30, 2017)

With a sale to Brazil's Natura under way, Terry Slavin visits the company’s new £1m R&D lab to find out why sourcing from communities is key to unlocking a pipeline of innovative new ingredients

Weekly Watch: 5 May 2017

EC Newsdesk, (May 4, 2017)

IOI tackles deforestation, De Beers to store CO2, Kensington recycles Nespresso pods, global standard for sustainable procurement, Apple aims circular, new #Squaremilechallenge target, Heathrow climate projections dismissed

Barclays executive banks on blockchain

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Shona Tatchell wants to combine technology with new finance models to change how products are manufactured and shipped around the world with her Halotrade startup

Timberland aims to scale plastic waste fabric

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

The US outerwear giant wants to use Timberland X Thread, made from Haiti rubbish, in all products that use recycled PET

#whomademyclothes: Transparency poor in garment supply chain, study finds

Rebecca Ley, (Apr 25, 2017)

Marks & Spencer, H&M, Reebok and Adidas are leading the pack, but even the best are not doing enough to shine a light on conditions for workers, Fashion Revolution Index reveals

Manage the risks, spot the rewards

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 21, 2017)

Dave Stangis and Katherine Valvoda Smith on how CSR professionals can drive business value for their companies