Business Strategy

Business and human rights: Ruggie report – Ignore human rights at your peril

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Jun 2, 2008)

John Ruggie’s third report to the UN argues that although companies do not have the same human rights responsibilities as states, they should cover themselves from accusations of complicity in abuses

Business and human rights: Ruggie report – Finally, let the real work begin

Sir Geoffrey Chandler, (Jun 2, 2008)

John Ruggie’s final report to the UN offers a springboard for all parties with an interest in raising business standards on human rights, says Geoffrey Chandler

Finance: Creating a global carbon market

Stephen Gardner, (Jun 2, 2008)

Carbon trading worldwide is enjoying spectacular growth, and the outline of a future global cap-and-trade system is beginning to emerge

Finance: Renewables funding in the wind

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 2, 2008)

UK private infrastructure funds want to put money into wind farms, despite ongoing struggles with planning laws

Business and human rights – Debate: Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights – Do the Voluntary Principles safeguard human rights?

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 2, 2008)

No, says Arvind Ganesan, director of business and human rights at Human Rights Watch Yes, says Alexandra Guaqueta, public affairs advisor at Colombia’s Cerrejon Coal

Yahoo in China – Censor turned freedom fighter

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (May 27, 2008)

Yahoo is lobbying for better human rights in China after being accused of helping the Communist authorities catch dissidents

Essay: Post-conflict development – Successful companies learn from wider debates

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (May 13, 2008)

What can companies do to ease transition in post-conflict zones?

Adidas Group 2007 corporate responsibility report – Pace thyself

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (May 13, 2008)

Running a sustainable company is a marathon, not a sprint, according to Adidas

Business school bulletin – May 2008

Oliver Balch, (May 13, 2008)

Wal-Mart’s environmental drive, Sarbanes-Oxley and companies’ claims about offering work-life balance all put to the test

Olympics 2008: Beijing games – Sponsors enter rings of fire

Rajesh Chhabara, (May 8, 2008)

The dream of sponsors of the Beijing Olympics to reach out to a billion Chinese consumers is turning into a public relations nightmare

Climate change – Top of the bill on the hill

Emily Farnworth, (May 6, 2008)

Key legislation in Congress could see the next US president sign into law a nationwide carbon market in 2009, says Emily Farnworth

Greenwasher – May 2008

"Greenwasher", (May 2, 2008)

The race to build eco-cities, BAE Systems and the laws of unfortunate coincidence, and good news for corporations with something to hide

Academic news – Business school bulletin April 2008

Oliver Balch, (Apr 17, 2008)

Why motives matter less than results, microfinance questioned and why political connections do not always pay

Greenwasher – April 2008

"Greenwasher", (Apr 15, 2008)

The UK’s corporate responsibility spending black hole and marketing the indefensible

Central and Eastern Europe: Hungary – Institutional weakness holds back progress

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 12, 2008)

Legal idiosyncrasies and slow civil society development are holding back corporate responsibility in Hungary

Central and Eastern Europe: Czech Republic – Czechs and balances

Tobias Webb, (Apr 11, 2008)

In the region’s most prosperous nation, notions of ethical business are taking hold

Social business – The bigger, the better

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 10, 2008)

Responsible companies can learn a lot from social entrepreneurs about selling to the poor, but first they must understand how their core business contributes to social and economic development

Central and Eastern Europe: Poland – Business’s head-start on trust

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 10, 2008)

Iwona Kuraszko considers the state of corporate ethics in Poland

Central and Eastern Europe: Russia – Springtime for responsible business

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Apr 10, 2008)

Russian business is taking steps to recover its reputation after the disastrous post-Soviet privatisations of the early 1990s

Social innovation: Good for you, good for me

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Apr 9, 2008)

Big firms are joining the queue to follow in Muhammad Yunus’s footsteps by developing businesses designed to fix social ills

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