Business Strategy

Greenwasher – July 2009

Greenwasher, (Jul 6, 2009)

As promised, Greenwasher highlights a few companies that could do better – in some cases a lot better – on sustainability

BAE Systems – A call to arms

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jul 6, 2009)

BAE’s new managing director for corporate responsibility, Raj Rajagopal, explains how he is trying to repair the weapon maker’s reputation

Ethical sourcing – Show us the money

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 2, 2009)

Why brands must disclose more data about wages in their supply chain

Sustainability professionals – Prove your worth

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 2, 2009)

How to go from sustainability director to chief executive

Wages – Working for a living

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jun 30, 2009)

A living wage remains an elusive dream for millions of workers on production lines around the world. But is it one brands can turn into reality?

Coffee sourcing: Nespresso points Nestlé towards sustainability

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jun 29, 2009)

Nestlé is considering whether to follow its gourmet brand Nespresso's pledge to source ethically-certified coffee

Contract management in turbulent times

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 22, 2009)

As organisations face the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, they are fighting a constant battle to optimise cash, manage costs, protect revenue and reduce risk within the enterprise.

Free banking – Should governments set banking free?

Locust, (Jun 22, 2009)

Locust outlines the intriguing case for a totally deregulated monetary system

The big interview: Carl Rosén – Step forward shareholders

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jun 22, 2009)

Carl Rosén is one of the world’s most influential responsible investors. In an exclusive interview with Ethical Corporation he explains why shareholders have a lot to learn from the financial crisis, and why politicians should stop meddling in executive pay

BP Sustainability Review 2008 – Back to petroleum

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 19, 2009)

Climate change is slipping down BP’s priority list

Greenwasher, June 2009

"Greenwasher", (Jun 15, 2009)

This month Greenwasher lists some of his favourite companies and explains why

Water in Africa – Business turns on the tap

Markus Reichardt, South Africa writer, (Jun 12, 2009)

Business is stepping in where governments fail to provide clean water in Africa, with Coca-Cola, SABMiller and major platinum miners leading the way

Ceres – Serious about reporting

Eric Marx, (Jun 12, 2009)

Companies should be forced to issue non-financial reports, according to Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres

Barclays Sustainability Report 2008 – Leadership injection required

Kyle Whitaker, (Jun 7, 2009)

Barclays’ latest report looks good but lacks strategic direction

Ethical sourcing – New retail club tackles compliance

Rikki Stancich, (Jun 7, 2009)

Brands such as Wal-Mart, Tesco and Carrefour are joining forces to reduce the ethical audit burden for suppliers. But will their efforts work?

Stakeholder panels – Reaching a critical mass

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jun 7, 2009)

Leading companies are taking stakeholder engagement to a new level by setting up stakeholder advisory boards to develop sustainable business strategies

Vodafone – Sustainability calling

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jun 7, 2009)

Vodafone is helping itself by helping customers to reduce energy use, according to group corporate responsibility director, Chris Burgess

Editorials – June 2009

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 2, 2009)

Business and governments must find ways to protect human rights and avoid courtroom drama with activists

Business and human rights – Shell shocked and in the dock

Oliver Balch, (Jun 2, 2009)

As Shell finally stands trial for its alleged complicity in the death of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, the case could have significant implications for international corporate liability

Academic news – Business school bulletin: May 2009

Oliver Balch, (May 20, 2009)

How women can become business leaders, linking poor nations to carbon markets, and how to do corporate social entrepreneurship