Business Strategy

Ethical leaders of 2008

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 1, 2008)

Our pick of the individuals who have done most to advance the cause of responsible business over the year

Ethical leaders – Lights in the economic gloom

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 1, 2008)

Corporate leaders shone less brightly than they did last year, but our ethical leaders of 2008 show what can be achieved by individuals with vision

Finally, Britain's corruption embarrassment may be addressed

Tobias Webb, (Nov 27, 2008)

UK law and its enforcement looks set to become clearer, tougher and more like the US on bribery and corruption, according to a report issued on Thursday.

EU looks toward Obama to break global climate deadlock

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 25, 2008)

European negotiators believe a global climate deal to succeed the Kyoto Protocol can be achieved, with Barack Obama’s help

Carbon label licence fee costs SMEs £5000 per year

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 25, 2008)

One medium-sized business is appalled at the cost of licensing the Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label. But the Carbon Trust claims it's not ripping-off businesses

Business school bulletin – November 2008

Oliver Balch, (Nov 15, 2008)

What governments think of corporate responsibility, why brands matter more in poorer countries and how mobile phones drive development

ArcelorMittal 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report – A solid first cast

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Nov 13, 2008)

ArcelorMittal feels able to talk about health and safety challenges, but environmental concerns are conspicuous by their absence from its first corporate responsibility report

Change agents – Happiness is about making things better

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 12, 2008)

Champions of corporate responsibility feel happier about their professional lives and have four different character types, argues Wayne Visser

US elections – Congress holds the key

Emily Farnworth, (Nov 7, 2008)

The new US president will rely on Congress to push American action on climate change, argues Emily Farnworth

Coffee sourcing – Ethical espressos

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Nov 5, 2008)

The boss of Italian coffee legend Illy explains why the market for gourmet coffee will continue to grow, and why he has no time for ethical certification

Molson Coors – Ice cold with less froth

Tobias Webb, (Nov 5, 2008)

Peter Swinburn, boss of the world’s fifth biggest brewer, Molson Coors, says companies should not get carried away by their own good deeds

Financial crisis: Social investment – Crunch time for ethical investing

Jon Entine, (Oct 28, 2008)

Social investors will have to refocus on the nuts and bolts of companies in which they invest if they are to survive the current market turmoil

Institutional investors rally in UN Global Compact call

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Oct 28, 2008)

Investors signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment are trying to show that they mean business

Wal-Mart sells some pre-Christmas corporate responsibility cheer

Tobias Webb, (Oct 23, 2008)

Turmoil in the markets, and company spending coming under increasing pressure has many people spooked about the size of 2009's business ethics budgets. But the world's largest retailer's recent announcement shows sustainability is still important, even in a downturn.

Why ethical leadership matters more than ever in a downturn

Tobias Webb, (Oct 17, 2008)

A recent interview with the boss of Molson Coors, the fifth largest beer brewer in the world, shows how, despite fears of economic pressure, corporate responsibility should stand the test of any recession

Ahold – Regal retailer picks up the pace

Tony Danby, (Oct 9, 2008)

Dutch retail giant Royal Ahold has been slow to act on social and environmental matters, but is starting to make progress in the ethical sourcing of tea, coffee and seafood

Anti-corruption – A fight worth winning

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 7, 2008)

Defeating overseas corruption depends on proving the business case against bribes

Sierra Club’s Carl Pope – The thin green line

Lisa Roner, North America Editor, (Oct 6, 2008)

By endorsing consumer products, environmental campaigners could help shoppers make sense of brands’ green marketing claims. But such partnerships are inevitably controversial

Policy – Big emitters facing carbon limits

Armin Mayer, (Oct 6, 2008)

Sectoral industry agreements have received considerable attention for their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But developing countries remain wary

Development – Cadbury invests in flaking supply chain

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Oct 6, 2008)

Cadbury hopes investing in Ghana’s cocoa farms will stop young workers deserting for the city

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