Business Strategy

Impact assessment: How to report about reality

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Oct 20, 2010)

Leading companies are assessing the impacts of their business and reporting on them. As a result they are significantly improving their corporate responsibility reports in the process, writes Peter Davis

Business and environmental impacts: Why ‘full product transparency’ is the future

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 11, 2010)

Ramon Arratia of InterfaceFLOR explains why company disclosure must embrace the full product life-cycle

GE 2009 Citizenship Report: Responsibility with imagination

Elaine Cohen, (Oct 1, 2010)

GE’s latest report keeps up the momentum

Sustainability high on US corporate agenda: A new ten page briefing

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 1, 2010)

A dramatic shift in the nation’s attitudes and opinions towards a corporation’s role in society has meant that companies in the US have had to take much greater notice in the corporate responsibility agenda, finds a new briefing by Ethical Corporation

Vedanta: Reputation minefield

Rajesh Chhabara, (Oct 1, 2010)

Vedanta Resources has been digging itself into a hole in India

Oil & Gas revenues: Iraq's transparency surge

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 27, 2010)

New US legislation may be about to transform reporting for extractive companies around the world, including Iraq, suggests John West

Wal-Mart - Crowd control

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Sep 22, 2010)

Why is US retailer Wal-Mart fighting a fine following a fatal health and safety lapse?

Anti-corruption enforcement initiatives: Too much of a good thing?

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 22, 2010)

There is a lot going on in the anti-bribery world, but it’s not clear that all new developments represent progress. More is not always better, argues Alexandra Wrage

Future sustainable growth - Capitalism that works

David Grayson, (Sep 15, 2010)

David Grayson says a number of recent reports and events advance the case for sustainable capitalism

The UK Anti-Bribery Act: How global companies should prepare

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (Sep 14, 2010)

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, an expert in world-wide anti-corruption compliance, considers how large businesses should tackle compliance with the most far-reaching new laws on bribery and corruption since 1977

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - September 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Sep 2, 2010)

Recognising social entrepreneurs, good news for greeting cards, equal rights at Google and BMW gets a wrist slap

The Kimberley Process: Conflict diamonds cut out

Eric Marx, (Aug 31, 2010)

The Kimberley Process has succeeded in virtually eliminating blood diamonds, but the global gem trade remains far from clean

Green growth: Sustainability reflux

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 26, 2010)

Paul Hohnen considers comments generated by his previous piece “sustainability redux” on this website recently, and offers some further thoughts on the prospects for the green and sustainable growth agenda in 2011 and beyond

Mark Hurd and HP: Codes of conduct starting to bite

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 19, 2010)

Last week’s departure of HP’s well paid CEO on ethical grounds shows the corporate codes of conduct are now taken much more seriously, reports Francesca Boothby

Deforestation and palm oil: Sinar Mas must clean up its act now

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 16, 2010)

Ian Duff, campaigner at Greenpeace, argues that Sinar Mas has failed in their attempts to discredit the NGOs recent investigations of the company

Green growth: Sustainability redux

Paul Hohnen, (Aug 11, 2010)

Paul Hohnen welcomes the morphing of the sustainable development agenda into a green growth agenda and considers what needs to happen next

How good companies create bad outcomes in the supply chain

Mallen Baker, (Aug 8, 2010)

Mallen Baker considers how unfortunate ethical outcomes are more an issue of systems and incentives than deliberate planning or cost-cutting

Dalian explosion and oil spill: China's growth trap

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 2, 2010)

Last month's serious pollution incident is just the lastest in the Middle Kingdom in 2010, as the environmental accident rate goes through the roof, writes Sam Chambers in Dalian

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Time for a serious upgrade

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 26, 2010)

The task ahead for the OECD is to address the shortcomings of the OECD Guidelines, most notably in the area of human rights, supply chain coverage and effectiveness of National Contact Points in resolving conflicts, argues Joris Oldenziel

BP and the Gulf of Mexico: In defence of Tony Hayward

Mallen Baker, (Jul 12, 2010)

Tony Hayward, CEO of BP, has made mistakes, but has been unfairly vilified by a scapegoat-hungry media and commentators, argues Mallen Baker