Business Strategy

Analysis: banking data - Swift action

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 31, 2010)

EU-US financial information sharing has been blocked amid concerns about personal data safety

The CEO view: Jeremy Darroch, BskyB – A brighter picture

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Mar 30, 2010)

BSkyB’s chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, tells Ian Welsh that making a positive contribution to society is how to develop sustainable business success

Sustainability news roundup - April 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 30, 2010)

Moves from the Climate Exchange plc, National Ganga River Basin Authority, BASF and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

China column – Oxfam under fire from Beijing

Paul French, (Mar 30, 2010)

Paul French, China editor, finds the Chinese authorities are still far too suspicious of international NGOs

Toyota Motor Corporation Sustainability Report 2009 – Total recall

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 30, 2010)

Toyota’s 2009 report gives subtle clues to the extraordinary corporate crisis that was about to unfold

Novo Nordisk Annual Report 2009 – Healthy reporting

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Mar 29, 2010)

Novo Nordisk achieves a level of reporting maturity rarely seen even among today’s sophisticated reporters

The US DOJ and the UK Serious Fraud Office to sit side by side on a panel this June to shed light on upcoming anti-corruption developments

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 29, 2010)

Senior speakers from Alstom, Newmont, Pfizer, Baker Hughes, Tyco, AstraZeneca are also speaking at this two day conference, set to take place on 23-24 June in Washington DC. London, 29 March, 2010

The future of corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting: Integration

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 15, 2010)

Integrated sustainability and financial reporting is an ethical obligation, argue Robert G. Eccles and Michael P. Krzus

CRwatch – March 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Mar 9, 2010)

High fashion flirts with eco, PepsiCo says no to Super Bowl advertising and Nokia’s Greenpeace tech award win

Sustainability news roundup – March 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 8, 2010)

Moves from the European Union, Church of England, IBM, Intel and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Analysis: green Scotch – Islay’s tipple point

Ben Cooper, (Mar 7, 2010)

Islay has a history of green energy initiatives. Now one of its famous distilleries is generating power from waste

Big interview: Fabio Barbosa, CEO of Grupo Santander Brasil – Brazilian blend of bank profits and sustainability

Oliver Balch, (Mar 2, 2010)

The financial sector is in need of ethical leaders. And it has one in Fabio Barbosa, who is using his long-standing experience in sustainability to forge the future for Brazil’s third largest bank

John Lewis Partnership CSR report 2009 – Surprisingly under-told

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 2, 2010)

The John Lewis Partnership’s report has the right ingredients, but not enough detail

Letter from America – As you were, world’s largest economy

Peter Knight, (Mar 2, 2010)

Peter Knight says that the economic crisis should have been the chance to really change US corporate behaviour, but the reset never came

Analysis: Sri Lanka clothing industry – ‘We will have ethics but no business’

Rajesh Chhabara, (Mar 1, 2010)

A change in EU tariffs will impact Sri Lanka’s garment industry

Analysis: US export credit agencies – Credibility crunch

Rajesh Chhabara, (Mar 1, 2010)

The new legislation has created new hopes among the NGOs that things will start to improve at Opic.

Business and human rights: Ruggie’s progress – The crucial test of grievance mechanism access

Oliver Wagg, (Mar 1, 2010)

John Ruggie’s proposed grievance mechanisms – now being trialled – are central to his goal of establishing a business and human rights framework

Cap-and-trade legislation: Underpinning the success of US renewables?

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 25, 2010)

Voluntary renewable portfolio standards are falling short of the mark, progress on mandatory cap-and-trade legislation has stalled and US cleantech investment has taken a dip. What will it take for the US to maintain its lead in cleantech investment?

Time for an end to corporate responsibility

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 24, 2010)

Whilst responsible business is more visible than ever, it’s lost a good deal of its power and potency, argue Jeffrey Hollender and Bill Breen

Czech Coal and Minera San Cristóbal (Bolivia) to share first-hand experience on social & environmental risk management in extractive industries

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 16, 2010)

On March 22nd-23rd, senior experts from the mining, oil & gas, steel and other heavy industries will gather in London to share best practice on how they tackle social & environmental challenges in their operations.