Business Strategy

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

Procter & Gamble – Clean-cut ideas on green products

Zara Maung, (Apr 7, 2008)

Peter White, Procter & Gamble’s head of sustainability, has a clear understanding of what consumers expect from green products

EU ETS – Saddle up for lower emissions

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 13, 2008)

Phase three of Europe’s emissions trading scheme promises to be the toughest yet for companies

The big interview: James Parker – Southwest’s special sauce

Lisa Roner, North America Editor, (Mar 11, 2008)

Caring for customers and trusting employees are the key ingredients of a successful company, says Southwest Airlines former boss James Parker

Ethics in a downturn – Will you survive?

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 11, 2008)

As recession looms, it is time for corporate responsibility professionals to prove their worth

Greenwasher – March 2008

"Greenwasher", (Mar 11, 2008)

WWF caves to Tesco on fishing, how PR works and Malta’s leap onto the gravy train

Corporate social responsibility: Time for an Italian job

Tobias Webb, (Mar 6, 2008)

Toby Webb provides a brief overview of modern CSR, and offers some thoughts on its development in modern Italy

Carbon Trust: labelling works

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Mar 4, 2008)

The Carbon Trust’s Euan Murray says that carbon labelling is proving a success

‘Most sustainable’ company rankings raise important questions about business ethics comparability

Tobias Webb, (Feb 28, 2008)

Another week in corporate responsibility reveals another list of “most” sustainable companies. But given the huge differences between the companies and where they operate, are such rankings really useful?

UK Government shakeup on corporate responsibility probably does not bode well

Greenwasher, (Feb 27, 2008)

A well placed source tells Greenwasher that Gordon Brown, the grumpy micro-manager would-be technocrat at the helm of Britain, is not a fan of corporate social responsibility, preferring development goals instead

Alcan’s 2007 Sustainability Report – A little too shiny

Deborah Smith, (Feb 26, 2008)

As raw material manufacturers go, Alcan is an undisputed environmental leader. But the company cannot do it all, says Deborah Smith