Business Strategy

UK shapes up tough on corruption with draft bribery bill

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Mar 26, 2009)

The UK could soon have a new bribery law – and about time too. The UK government’s draft bribery bill, published on 25 March, promises to clear up the current mess in the country's anti-corruption efforts.

Non-financial reporting – Learning from Denmark

Ben Cooper, (Mar 10, 2009)

Companies and investment analysts are divided on the benefits of integrating non-financial information into annual reports

Report: SABMiller is a little too lite

Zoë Cokeliss 2, (Mar 10, 2009)

Beer company SABMiller’s latest sustainability report is refreshingly brief, but lacks focus

Report: Cadbury caters for experts and consumers

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Mar 10, 2009)

Cadbury’s two-tiered approach to sustainability reporting works well to entice readers

Coal and climate change – Can king coal clean up?

Jon Entine, (Mar 6, 2009)

Under pressure from environmentalists, the coal industry and its supporters are claiming that their fuel can be clean. But do their claims stack up?

What role did lobbyists play in the financial meltdown?

"Greenwasher", (Mar 4, 2009)

A new report from Wall Street Watch blames industry lobbying for the global economic crisis.

Greenwasher – March 2009

"Greenwasher", (Mar 3, 2009)

Lists for lists sake, Sweden accepts nuclear inevitability and the now regular update on Shell

Marks & Spencer – A-grade progress

Eric Marx, (Mar 2, 2009)

Although its ambitious goals are some way off, Marks & Spencer is embedding sustainability across its business. And it isn’t costing the company a penny

Aviation – The need for green sky thinking

Oliver Balch, (Feb 27, 2009)

Airlines are responding to the need to cut their carbon footprint. But so far the industry has lacked the big breakthrough idea to achieve the emissions reductions required

Greenwasher – February 2009

"Greenwasher", (Feb 18, 2009)

Shell and Exxon slip up, Vodafone gets dirty and the Daily Mail shows it’s still in the dark ages

Non-financial reporting – Tell a strategic story

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Feb 12, 2009)

Listed companies are under pressure to explain how managing non-financial issues increases shareholder value

Consumer protection: Respect customers and retain their business

Ben Cooper, (Feb 5, 2009)

Corporate responsibility teams must overcome internal barriers to influence the way their companies treat customers

Policy – Global deal getting lost in economic haze

Zara Maung, (Feb 2, 2009)

Geopolitics and the economic downturn are making a big dent in the prospects of a post-2012 climate change agreement

Rainforest finance – Valuing trees not timber

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 30, 2009)

Including forests in global carbon markets could save tropical regions, providing local people are on board

What will Obama do?

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 21, 2009)

Obama’s mandate to launch millions of green collar jobs now looks like it could become a reality, thanks to the economic stimulus package. Michael Allegretti and Evan Juska comment

China's milk scandal: a bad response is followed by something more sensible

Paul French, (Jan 8, 2009)

Attempts to try and repair consumer confidence in China over milk are under way

Business school bulletin – December 2008/January 2009

Oliver Balch, (Dec 16, 2008)

Getting customers to act on good intentions, how companies decide whether or not to verify a social report, and the power-hungry opportunists jumping on the corporate responsibility bandwagon

PepsiCo UK – Max impact on diet budgets

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Dec 15, 2008)

Tough economic times mean PepsiCo UK is looking for creative ways to cut energy use

CB Richard Ellis v British Land – Small is still beautiful

Kathee Rebernak, (Dec 11, 2008)

British Land may be smaller than CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest property services firm, but it has a much stronger approach to corporate responsibility

"Russian companies most prone to bribery"

Tobias Webb, (Dec 9, 2008)

So says an article published today by the Associated Press, based on a new survey from Transparency International, the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin.

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