Business Strategy

Greenwasher – May 2009

"Greenwasher", (May 5, 2009)

Why Greenwasher knows best about fast food labelling, and more advertising that you couldn’t make up

Private equity – Easing the barbarians through the gate

Jon Entine, (May 5, 2009)

Jon Entine uncovers how the responsible investment movement is learning to work with private equity, and vice versa

Ethics in a recession – Winning back customer trust

EC Newsdesk, (May 3, 2009)

Why Jeff Swartz is right about the relationship between customers, ethics and profit, and how twittering critics are beyond brand control

ANZ Corporate Responsibility Review 2008 – Honest bankers

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 22, 2009)

ANZ offers a no-frills account of its sustainability balance sheet

Greenwasher – April 2009

"Greenwasher", (Apr 20, 2009)

Barclays loses its grip while’s error is laid bare

Social innovation – The altruism dividend

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 16, 2009)

Big business has much to gain from partnering with, investing in and sourcing from social enterprises

Ricoh Europe – A green model to copy

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Apr 15, 2009)

Ricoh Europe is finding that putting customers first, and investing in the quality of management, can have green business benefits

Kellogg’s Corporate Responsibility Report 2008 – Missing snap, crackle and pop

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 14, 2009)

Kellogg’s first attempt at reporting leaves readers undernourished, says Jamie Rusby

BT’s passage to India

Rajesh Chhabara, (Apr 6, 2009)

BT is a corporate responsibility leader in the UK, but it’s a different story in its growth markets in Asia

GlaxoSmithKline – A shake-up for Big Pharma

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 2, 2009)

GlaxoSmithKline’s leap forward will help those that need it most

Emerging markets – Bridging the gap

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 2, 2009)

BT offshores corporate ethics

Reporting in recession – Why bother reporting?

Kathee Rebernak, (Apr 2, 2009)

Sustainability reporting makes even more sense in a hostile economic environment, says Kathee Rebernak

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