Business Strategy

Essay: Ownership and sustainability – Are listed companies more responsible?

Mark Goyder, (Jul 14, 2008)

Owners used to be stewards of their company’s future, but this idea has faded in modern publicly-listed companies. Mark Goyder asks how dispersed share-ownership might affect corporate efforts to be responsible

Water resources: Carbon and water – Market solutions in the pipeline

Oliver Balch, (Jul 11, 2008)

Corporate managers tasked with overcoming today’s water challenges could look to their carbon management programmes for inspiration

Diageo – Marketing to remember

Ben Cooper, (Jul 7, 2008)

Diageo has created a series of advertisements to warn young customers of the dangers of alcohol misuse. But will the campaign work?

The big interview: Peter Senge – Co-conspirators in the sustainability revolution

Tobias Webb, (Jul 6, 2008)

In an exclusive interview, management thinker Peter Senge gives his top tips for better collaboration between companies and NGOs and how the two sides should combine forces to tackle the planet’s problems

Ethical sourcing – Giant strides towards sustainability

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 4, 2008)

Wal-Mart should be applauded for taking serious steps to green its supply chain. Now it must humanise it

China visas, ethics and Christmas: If you can't get in, you can't audit and order

Paul French, (Jul 3, 2008)

China is cracking down on visas for foreigners due to the forthcoming Olympics. But the stricter regime has unintended consequences for quality and ethics audits in Chinese suppliers

Nestlé’s 2007 Creating Shared Value report – Still lacking the winning formula

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Jun 25, 2008)

Nestlé has taken another small step on the long road to becoming a sustainable company

F&C Investments – Governance worth investing in

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jun 16, 2008)

With more than £100 billion in assets invested, F&C believes taking note of non-financial matters is good risk management

Business school bulletin – June 2008

Oliver Balch, (Jun 16, 2008)

The Peruvian resource curse, Confucius on business ethics and why some forms of discrimination are more acceptable than others

Novo Nordisk – A healthy long-term vision

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jun 11, 2008)

Novo Nordisk, the Danish diabetes treatments specialist, has set itself ambitious targets – both in cutting its environmental footprint and doing itself out of a job

Response by John Ruggie to Ethical Corporation Magazine

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 10, 2008)

The following statement by John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business & Human rights, is in response to the June 2008 Special Report in Ethical Corporation, ‘Business and human rights: Ruggie report – Ignore human rights at your peril’.

Climate change – Election promises could cost the earth

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 4, 2008)

John McCain and Barack Obama both promise big cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, but neither has yet confronted the economic impact of their targets

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