Communications & Reporting

Corporate accountability: Blame the big names

Mallen Baker, (Nov 1, 2010)

Mallen Baker asks why international companies get knocked when things go wrong, but smaller companies remain anonymous

China syndrome: Corporate social schizophrenia

Jon Entine, (Oct 27, 2010)

China claims to be a world innovator in corporate responsibility. Just don’t drink the water or visit a manufacturing plant, warns Jon Entine

Integrated Reporting – The gulf between theory and practice

Mallen Baker, (Oct 25, 2010)

The apparent panacea for the problems of corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting will probably not do the job, argues Mallen Baker

Impact assessment: How to report about reality

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Oct 20, 2010)

Leading companies are assessing the impacts of their business and reporting on them. As a result they are significantly improving their corporate responsibility reports in the process, writes Peter Davis

Ethical Corporation debate: How full product transparency combats greenwash

Francesca Boothby, (Oct 20, 2010)

Ethical Corporation’s recent online debate, sponsored by InterfaceFLOR, on greenwash and environmental claims, was led by Ramon Arratia, director of sustainability for Europe at InterfaceFLOR, and Kristian Steele, a senior engineer at Arup.

Investment reporting: Transparent disclosure laggards

Rory Sullivan, (Oct 12, 2010)

The investment community demands disclosure from public companies, but fails to deliver such information about itself

Ethics training: Protect more than reputation

Simon Webley, (Oct 12, 2010)

Companies that train employees how to implement ethics codes outperform their peers, argues Simon Webley

Sustainability news roundup - October 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 1, 2010)

Moves from Gunns, BP, Bangladesh Ship Breakers Association, and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Sustainability high on US corporate agenda: A new ten page briefing

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 1, 2010)

A dramatic shift in the nation’s attitudes and opinions towards a corporation’s role in society has meant that companies in the US have had to take much greater notice in the corporate responsibility agenda, finds a new briefing by Ethical Corporation

GE 2009 Citizenship Report: Responsibility with imagination

Elaine Cohen, (Oct 1, 2010)

GE’s latest report keeps up the momentum

China column: 76 million secretive souls

Paul French, (Oct 1, 2010)

Paul French says that word is slowly getting out on just how much corruption goes on in China

Business associations: Addressing the responsibility challenges?

Rajesh Chhabara, (Oct 1, 2010)

It is unclear how successful the many sustainability-focused business associations are in delivering value for their membership

Letter from America: Who’s going to carry the can?

Peter Knight, (Oct 1, 2010)

What to do about billions of paper coffee cups is a burning issue – with at least one simple and obvious solution, says Peter Knight

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - October 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Oct 1, 2010)

Burger King reviews palm oil sourcing, Nestlé’s better cuppa, and European companies caught behaving badly in the US

People on the move - October 2010

Allen & York, (Sep 30, 2010)

By Miriam Heale, Allen & York

SAP 2009 Sustainability Report: New age reporting?

Susie Keane, (Sep 30, 2010)

Use of all the latest software tricks by SAP makes for a bold report

Anti-corruption enforcement initiatives: Too much of a good thing?

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 22, 2010)

There is a lot going on in the anti-bribery world, but it’s not clear that all new developments represent progress. More is not always better, argues Alexandra Wrage

Our October 2010 issue: Toyota case study, 10-page briefing on US CR, CSR member groups, and how to engage colleagues

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 17, 2010)

Ethical Corporation's October 2010 issue focuses on the state of CR in the USA, Toyota's troubles, CR membership groups, and how to engage employees, amongst other articles, reviews and columnists

G20 protests - People power’s new focus

Stephen Gardner, (Sep 15, 2010)

Protests at the G20 summit in Toronto continued a trend of demonstrations against capitalism, inequality and corporate excess. But the protest movement is going through a change

Future sustainable growth - Capitalism that works

David Grayson, (Sep 15, 2010)

David Grayson says a number of recent reports and events advance the case for sustainable capitalism