Communications & Reporting

Reporting and Ranking Briefing Part 1: Rating the rankers - Counting the value of counting

Mallen Baker, (Apr 26, 2011)

Scoring companies’ sustainability performance is a hazardous mission

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - April 2011

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Apr 26, 2011)

Palm oil offsets, Costco’s more sustainable seafood and Del Monte’s wrapped bananas

Choosing clients: Consultancy with a conscience

Brendan May, (Apr 26, 2011)

Brendan May offers some personal thoughts on principles that consultancy firms can deploy when deciding whether or not to take the corporate shilling

Australian Briefing Part 4: Regulation - A light touch approach

Oliver Wagg, (Apr 26, 2011)

Australia’s authorities prefer to nudge company managers into best practice

Australian Briefing Part 1: Overview - King coal rules

Oliver Wagg, (Apr 26, 2011)

Vested interests and poor leadership on major sustainability issues hinder Australia’s corporate responsibility progress

Sustainability news roundup - March 2011

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 25, 2011)

Moves from Ecuadorian rainforest, Golden Agri-Resources, China and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month.

People On The Move - March 2011

Claire Manuel, (Feb 25, 2011)

With thanks to Miriam Heale, Allen & York Recruitment

Asia Pulp and Paper: Pulp fiction

Oliver Balch, (Feb 25, 2011)

Faced with criticism from campaign groups, companies can fight with facts, engage or hide. APP has tried all three, none with much success

ISO 26000’s certification problems

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 25, 2011)

USCIB’s Adam Greene says that ISO’s member organisations are creating further confusion around the 26000 standard

Nordstrom Cares: Care-free or careless reporting?

Alex Parkinson, (Feb 25, 2011)

Nordstrom’s web-based continual reporting model needs refinement

Gazprom Sustainability Report 2008-09: Read between the lines

Elaine Cohen, (Feb 25, 2011)

The Russian gas giant’s first sustainability report is a solid piece of work, if lacking a little sparkle

Davos deliberations

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Feb 25, 2011)

Business and political leaders took pains to address corporate sustainability issues at Davos, says Peter Davis, politics editor

Sustainable agriculture, Europe’s carbon markets, corporate responsibility in France and the future of eco labels

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 23, 2011)

Ethical Corporation's March 2011 issue focuses on sustainable agriculture, the current state of CR in France, Europe’s carbon markets, certification of commodities and much more.

CEOs from Timberland, AkzoNobel, Interface and Veolia Water gather in New York this June to discuss CR, sustainability and their business value

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 23, 2011)

International business leaders from Europe and America are heading to New York in June to discuss the most pressing corporate responsibility issues of 2011.

Codes of conduct and standards: the pick of the bunch

Deborah Leipziger, (Feb 21, 2011)

Deborah Leipziger has picked her top ten codes and standards. In the first of a two-part report, here she gives her views on five

The UK leads the way in corporate responsibility

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 4, 2011)

UK’s perceived leading global position is highlighted in Ethical Corporation’s newly published 10-page management briefing

Philips 2009 Annual Report: Where integrated reporting breaks down

Zoë Cokeliss 2, (Jan 27, 2011)

Some vital sustainability information is missing from Philips’ integrated report

Essay: ageing society - Grey skies thinking

David Grayson, (Jan 27, 2011)

David Grayson says that companies can benefit from recognising that society is ageing

Letter from America: Why business shouldn’t have to give back

Peter Knight, (Jan 27, 2011)

If companies didn’t exploit resources in the first place then they wouldn’t feel they needed to give something back, argues Peter Knight

Corporate values: Keep hold of hard-won business responsibility

Mallen Baker, (Jan 27, 2011)

Making ethical choices is harder in tough economic times, but we still need to make them, says Mallen Baker