Business Strategy

Analysis: corruption - Fear of the backhander

Andrew Maiden, (Jun 21, 2011)

Companies are dropping foreign partners in fear of corruption liability, says a new Dow Jones survey

Analysis: US political spending – SEC hints at more donation transparency

Jerri-Lynn Scofield, (Jun 20, 2011)

While it’s non-binding, the SEC’s suggestion that corporate political spending should be more transparent deals a blow against the controversial Citizens United ruling

OECD ministers adopt revised CSR guidelines

Paul Hohnen, (Jun 1, 2011)

A step forward in CSR history was made in Paris on May 25.

Chen Guangbiao: show-off or visionary?

Paul French, (May 5, 2011)

China’s most high-profile philanthropist likes to be seen handing out his money. His ties to the state are strong, but the authorities are watching his largesse with growing concern, says Paul French, China editor

Letter from America: New York’s bicycle wars

Peter Knight, (May 5, 2011)

Peter Knight reports from the drivers versus cyclists frontline

Analysis: Global Compact - UN wants Global Compact reform

Stephen Gardner, (May 5, 2011)

The United Nation’s Global Compact has been criticised again, but this time it’s the UN’s own inspectors pointing the finger

Analysis: China’s five-year plan - A nation with a plan

Paul French, (May 5, 2011)

China’s leaders have rubber-stamped their plan for the next five years, and they’ve started talking the language of western sustainability aspirations. But is it any more than lip service?

Competitive intelligence: The dark arts

Rajesh Chhabara, (Apr 26, 2011)

Knowing what your competitors are doing is part of good business. But how you go about finding out can take you into dangerous territory

Analysis: oil and gas markets - Energy’s murky deals exposed

Boris Peters, (Apr 21, 2011)

The energy majors still need to be more transparent in their dealings with government, says a new report

France Briefing Part 2: Companies - Firm believers

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 25, 2011)

Perhaps despite, rather than because of, heavy state influence in French corporate behaviour, some of Frances big names are at the forefront of international...

France Briefing Part 3: NGO influence - With us or against us?

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 25, 2011)

Non-governmental organisations in France are influential critics of corporate bad behaviour in recent years but few work alongside business to bring...

Business school bulletin - March 2011

Oliver Balch, (Feb 25, 2011)

The dangers of working in war zones, online privacy and how to mix philanthropy and profit

Edelman Trust Barometer: Trust me, Im the boss

Judy Kuszewski 2, (Feb 25, 2011)

Company leaders are becoming more credible and trustworthy says Edelmans new survey

AccountAbility: A case of physician heal thyself?

Mallen Baker, (Feb 25, 2011)

AccountAbility has been one of the big names in responsible business but is now in the midst of radical and controversial change. Will its founding...

France Briefing Part 1: Overview - State of affairs

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 25, 2011)

The French government controls a great deal in business in terms of both ownership and the wider sense of influence. This can be a help and a hindrance...

Climate governance: how companies can develop a green plan

Rory Sullivan and Andy Gouldson, (Feb 21, 2011)

The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy has established a three-year project to analyse the role that can be played by companies in delivering the low carbon economy

Climate governance: how companies can develop a green plan

Rory Sullivan and Andy Gouldson, (Feb 21, 2011)

The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy has established a three-year project to analyse the role that can be played by companies in delivering...

Codes of conduct and standards: the pick of the bunch

Anonymous, (Feb 21, 2011)

Deborah Leipziger has picked her top ten codes and standards. In the first of a two-part report, here she gives her views on five

Codes of conduct and standards: the pick of the bunch

Deborah Leipziger, (Feb 21, 2011)

Deborah Leipziger has picked her top ten codes and standards. In the first of a two-part report, here she gives her views on five

The UK leads the way in corporate responsibility

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 4, 2011)

UK’s perceived leading global position is highlighted in Ethical Corporation’s newly published 10-page management briefing

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