Business Strategy

CRWatch, a roundup of recent business sustainability news - September 2012

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Sep 5, 2012)

Ikea’s town planning, Apple re-registers products and extractive industry human rights

Sustainability commercialised: Skanska - Green development

Eric Marx, (Sep 4, 2012)

Swedish construction giant Skanska is proving that expensive green retrofitting can pay off

Press Release: New intelligence report highlights how companies can eliminate risks and generate new business through corporate responsibility

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 4, 2012)

A newly published report outlines how companies can fully embed to sustainability to create new business opportunities

What is Social Innovation?

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 29, 2012)

Earlier this year Abbott hosted an evening discussion with leading CSR professionals on social innovation

(Press Release) Analysis of Marks and Spencer’s smarter business model, 10-page briefing on CR reporting and communications, key movers within the world of sustainability and more…

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 23, 2012)

Read on for insight into the CR analysis Ethical Corporation subscribers will receive in the September edition.

Can Burma be the next business frontier?

Rachelle Jackson, (Aug 22, 2012)

Despite the welcome reforms, Burma requires further development, not least in terms of business infrastructure, if it is to compete with its Asian neighbours

Press Release: Africa Leads – Responsible Leadership for Africa and the World

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 21, 2012)

Africa Leads is an initiative that envisages a collaborative, continental partnership of organizations that are engaged in and committed to developing the kind of leadership Africa needs in business, government and civil society.

Press release: Corporate Social Responsibility - Trends, Threats and Opportunities

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 20, 2012)

Between 27th and 28th September Singapore Compact will be hosting their 2 day international Summit at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore

Farm animal welfare’s cleaner reporting framework

Rory Sullivan and Nicky Amos, (Aug 10, 2012)

As investors and other stakeholders start to pay greater attention to farm animal welfare-related issues, the agriculture sector needs to report effectively and provide reassurance that these issues are being properly managed

New rigorous ratings tools help investors and companies

Allen White, (Aug 10, 2012)

The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings offers an opportunity for credible corporate performance assessment

Corporate culture: Open business culture – a promising direction for corporate governance

Wilfred Chow, (Jul 20, 2012)

In the third of three op-eds, Chow examines best practice in development of an open business culture

China column: Luxury brands ratcheting up responsibility

Paul French, (Jul 12, 2012)

The changing shape of China’s economy is producing novel versions of corporate responsibility, says Paul French

Sustainability news roundup - July/August 2012

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 11, 2012)

Ethical Corporation’s latest update on responsible business stories

ISO 26000: Sustainability as standard?

Jon Entine, (Jul 11, 2012)

Jon Entine asks if, almost two years on since its launch, ISO 26000 is working

CRWatch, a roundup of recent business sustainability news - July/August 2012

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 11, 2012)

Bank of America digs deep, M&S’s carbon neutrality and brands that show a bit of bottle

Colombia Briefing Part 2: Corporate sector - Scaling up the business agenda

Rob Bailes in Bogota, (Jul 11, 2012)

Colombia’s changing social and economic fortunes have been driving a heightened interest in strategic corporate sustainability

Influence and lobbying: Power struggles down under

Mallen Baker, (Jul 11, 2012)

The efforts of powerful business leaders in Australia to influence political opinion raises a troubling dimension to the role of corporations in public life, says Mallen Baker

Corporate culture: Why institutional investors benefit from openness

Wilfred Chow, (Jul 6, 2012)

In the second of three op-eds, Chow explains why investors should push for better company-employee engagement

Corporate cultures: Why financial institutions benefit from employee openness

Wilfred Chow, (Jun 29, 2012)

Developing a culture of effective and engaged followership can prevent financial sector scandals

Press Release - Responsible Business Award Winners 2012 Announced

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 26, 2012)

M&S, Timberland, National Australia Bank and Telecom Development Company Afghanistan amongst winners at Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards 2012