Business Strategy

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

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - July/August 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 5, 2010)

Wal-Mart helps the hungry, America’s hang up on drying jeans and greener beans from M&S

Business and human rights: Why investors need rules not principles

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 15, 2010)

UN Special Representative John Ruggie needs to propose a clear human rights performance framework for companies, argues Rory Sullivan

BP and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: How to create corporate accountability

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 11, 2010)

Investors and governments should press BP to earmark $25 billion for an oil spill restoration fund, argue Mark Tulay and Stephen Viederman

European solar power: Time to stem the subsidies?

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 7, 2010)

Europe’s feed-in tariffs have come under scrutiny recently as both Germany and Spain have been forced to reassess their pricing models. Is it time to reel in the subsidies?

Analysis: UK election - Can coalition deliver responsible business?

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Jun 3, 2010)

The new UK government says the environment and better business regulation are top priorities

Sustainability news roundup - June 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 1, 2010)

Moves from the Green Scorpions,Samsung and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Top 10 challenges facing ethics & compliance executives

EC Newsdesk, (May 24, 2010)

Ethical Corporation recently asked ethics & compliance experts what they see as the biggest challenge in their line of work.

How India is trying to engage in CSR, banks regaining our trust, the coalition government delivering responsible business and the Responsible Business Awards 2010

EC Newsdesk, (May 21, 2010)

These are just some of the things that subscribers to the Ethical Corporation magazine will be reading about in the June edition.

Climate change and business: How carbon reporting can become more credible

EC Newsdesk, (May 19, 2010)

Independent and convincing third party assurance of corporate carbon data is lacking, but urgently needed, argues Esther Rodriguez

Spotting responsible companies - blink and you might miss it

Mallen Baker, (May 16, 2010)

Working out what a responsible business look like does not necessarily fit into an index or list of criteria. It can often be an art rather than a science, argues Mallen Baker

Responsible Business comes first

EC Newsdesk, (May 11, 2010)

On Tuesday 4 May Ethical Corporation’s held its inaugural ‘Responsible Business’ awards in London. The awards celebrated the excellent responsible business practices by leading companies during 2009 and 2010.

Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Summit 2010 Award Winners and Commended Companies

EC Newsdesk, (May 11, 2010)

After much deliberation and discussions the winners and highly commended companies in ten categories were announced on 4 May 2010 at the Responsible Business Summit in London. Here's who won, and why.

Brent Spar: Battle that launched modern activism

EC Newsdesk, (May 5, 2010)

The controversial disposal of Shell’s Brent Spar oil platform changed the relationships between companies, activists and the public for ever, say Judy Kuszewski and Yasmin Crowther

Accounting and sustainability: Calling corporate responsibility to account

Conrad Young, (May 5, 2010)

Net Impact’s Conrad Young and Trucost’s Paul Druckman analyse how accountants can help value sustainability 

Business school bulletin - May 2010

Oliver Balch, (May 4, 2010)

Why entrepreneurs are good for all, what India can teach the US and how to get that altruistic tingle

Letter from America: Put exploitation down to experience

Peter Knight, (May 4, 2010)

Peter Knight ponders whether interns should be paid

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

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (May 4, 2010)

Starbucks wants some ideas, Greenpeace keeps on at Nestlé, why Easter eggs don’t need so much packaging, the EPA's small business awards, and Cambodia’s artisans bag

Japan Briefing Part 1: Overview - Japan’s growth from form to substance

EC Newsdesk, (May 4, 2010)

While western-style corporate responsibility is a relatively new concept in Japan, it echoes ancient traditional business practices

Analysis: Shipbreaking - Hopes scuppered

Sam Chambers, (Apr 28, 2010)

Shipbreaking is still a dangerous business, and a new convention has disappointed many