Business Strategy

Germany briefing Part 3: NGOs and business associations – Big names with strong social legacies

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 11, 2010)

Germany is home to some of the world’s biggest and best-known companies, and although they might not beat the drum loudly, there is a rich heritage in sustainable thinking

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report – Do not as I do

Kyle Whitaker, (Feb 10, 2010)

Deloitte’s first corporate responsibility report is not up to scratch

Part 4: Copenhagen special report – US reaction: Why climate moderates must win the day

Jon Entine, (Feb 9, 2010)

Jon Entine examines how the far right in the US is responding to the failed Copenhagen talks – and the role that moderates might now play

Sustainability news roundup – February 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 9, 2010)

Moves from Royal Dutch Shell, Petrobras, and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Greenwasher – February 2010

"Greenwasher", (Feb 4, 2010)

Electronics in the Greenpeace spotlight, some responsible business leaders and why climate change is still not big (enough) news

Analysis: listed company disclosure – Going public

Ben Cooper, (Feb 3, 2010)

Increasing focus from financial institutions on corporate responsibility is reflected in how stock exchanges are approaching environmental, social and governance issues

Part 1: Copenhagen special report – Business steps into climate change vacuum

Eric Marx, (Feb 2, 2010)

The outcome of the Copenhagen conference disappointed everyone, but the work continues to reach a universal climate agreement

Part 2: Copenhagen special report: Regulatory risk – All aboard the regulation rollercoaster

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 2, 2010)

Coping with a changing patchwork of climate regulation is an element of business risk that leading companies have identified and are tackling

Part 3: Copenhagen Special Report – Exploiting the climate change opportunities

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 2, 2010)

Companies that act fast and smart to get green and lean will have big business advantages

Monsanto 2008-2009 corporate responsibility and sustainability report – Educating and influencing, but not reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 1, 2010)

Monsanto fights its corner in the GM debate, but fails to provide a balanced report

Customer service – Who cares now?

Peter Knight, (Feb 1, 2010)

Peter Knight laments the passing of the caring corporate responsibility professional

Analysis: Copenhagen summit – China’s climate COP-out?

Felix von Geyer, (Feb 1, 2010)

So what did happen behind the scenes during frantic negotiations in Copenhagen? Ethical Corporation was there

ISO 26000 – Responsibility’s new guiding light

Rajesh Chhabara, (Feb 1, 2010)

How will the ISO 26000 guidance standard on social responsibility stand out from the clutter of other standards and guidelines?

Chemicals regulation and real science: The troubling case of BPA

Jon Entine, (Jan 27, 2010)

Jon Entine considers what the rejection of a ban on Bisphenol A, a commonly used chemical, means for business, society, and science-based decision making

Q&A with Somit Varma of the World Bank: Heavy industry and development

Daniel Litvin, (Jan 25, 2010)

Somit Varma heads the World Bank Group’s fiercely-debated energy, mining and chemicals work. Daniel Litvin asks some key questions

Shell, Anglo American, Chevron, ArcelorMittal, Lihir Gold to gather in London this March to share best practice in Social & Environmental Risk Management

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 25, 2010)

This practical conference focuses specifically on the mining, oil & gas, steel and other heavy industries. Leading companies will provide case studies and direct insights on how they approach social & environmental management – an area that is so distinctive yet similar amongst these industries.

Climate change: Do good policies make for good performance?

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 21, 2010)

We should not over-rely on corporate self-regulation to deliver the absolute emissions reductions needed to avert the most serious consequences of climate change, argues Rory Sullivan

Effective partnerships for better labour standards

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 18, 2010)

Sean Ansett and Richard Feinberg explore how supply chain labour partnerships in developing countries can make everyone’s lives easier

CSR: Is it time to change the ownership of our best companies?

Mallen Baker, (Jan 14, 2010)

It is completely impossible to prove that a commitment to corporate social responsibility has any effect whatsoever to a company's share price. I wish we would agree that, and move on to more interesting territory, argues Mallen Baker

ISO 26000’s long and winding road

Paul Hohnen, (Jan 12, 2010)

Paul Hohnen says that a clear passage for the long awaited ISO 26000 guidance standard is far from certain