Communications & Reporting

Sustainability news roundup - February 2011

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 27, 2011)

Moves from Italy, Northern Europe, WWF, and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

People On The Move - February 2011

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 27, 2011)

By Claire Manuel

Vodafone Group Sustainability Report 2009-10: Forward thinking

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Jan 27, 2011)

Vodafone’s developing world focus is reflected in its reporting

CEOs from TNT, Panasonic, PepsiCo, Innocent Drinks, Kraft UK, Johnson Matthey, Seventh Generation and Chairman from Alliance-Boots discuss CSR best practice at May summit in London

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 26, 2011)

CEOs from some of the world’s highest performing responsible businesses will gather in London in May to discuss sustainability and CSR strategy at Europe’s leading summit on corporate responsibility.

The ever-changing currency of trust

Mallen Baker, (Jan 26, 2011)

The language of trust is, as far as I can see, the common language marketers and corporate social responsibility teams. By and large, they have very different perspectives on the dynamics of business but the one thing they will agree on - if you lose trust, your job just got a lot harder.

Carbon pricing: UK government wants floor price certainty

Jane Burston, (Jan 24, 2011)

Energy intensive businesses face bigger bills if the UK government sets a minimum price for carbon, says Jane Burston

View from the Middle: Aid and development – The evolving role of business

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 24, 2011)

Welcome to the first of a regular series of articles that are going to look at aid, development, natural and man-made emergencies and the role in all of this of companies and the private sector

Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Chevron, Barrick Gold, ArcelorMittal, Statoil and Newmont converge on London to discuss sustainability for extractives industries at April conference

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 19, 2011)

CSR professionals from the world’s biggest mining, steel and oil & gas companies will arrive in London on the 5th – 6th April to debate and discuss the best methods of implementing their social and environmental policies in locations across the globe.

Sustainability news roundup - January 2011

Stephen Gardner, (Jan 13, 2011)

Moves from British Columbia, Texas, the European commission, and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

OECD guidelines: Big company rules revised

Paul Hohnen, (Jan 7, 2011)

OECD’s government-developed Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are being updated. Speaking to Ethical Corporation, Paul Hohnen, who has been involved in the process, explains what the changes might mean for business.

Corporate responsibility progress: A challenge to public perceptions

Andy Wales, (Jan 5, 2011)

Big companies really are getting to grips with responsible business, despite what everyone might think, argue Andy Wales, Matt Gorman and Dunstan Hope

Refrigerant gases cool offset integrity

Jane Burston, (Dec 7, 2010)

Jane Burston argues that the inclusion of HFC gases in carbon offset mechanisms can leave them ineffective and open to corruption

A shift to the climate adaptation agenda

Paul Hohnen, (Dec 7, 2010)

There is a new readiness to talk about how to adapt to climate change, underlining the urgency of action. But a shift in focus to local impacts may have global implications, argues Paul Hohnen.

Truvia supported supplement: NGO comment - A promising start

Charles Secrett, (Dec 6, 2010)

Cargill’s Truvia sustainability programme is a welcome development

Conflict minerals: time to dig deeper

Alex Bescoby, (Dec 6, 2010)

The new US laws to purge supply chains of conflict minerals may only scratch the surface of the problem, says Alex Bescoby

Truvia supported supplement: Market history - Sweeteners and the wellness debate

Mallen Baker, (Dec 6, 2010)

For as long as there have been food brands, there have been campaigns about the quality of what’s in them, and our diets in general

Truvia supported supplement: Market trends - An opportunity for Truvia?

Mallen Baker, (Dec 6, 2010)

As an all natural product, Truvia is well placed for further success in the sweetener market

2010: A year dominated by macro trends

Rajesh Chhabara, (Dec 3, 2010)

From Deepwater Horizon to ISO 26000, it’s been a year of big events

UNEP, Nigeria and Shell: A fight with high stakes

Eric Marx, (Dec 3, 2010)

The battle over oil pollution in Nigeria epitomises the United Nations Environment Programme’s ambitions to solve the world’s problems with limited resources. But is it stretched too far?

Lumber regulations: Cutting out illegal timber

Oliver Balch, (Dec 3, 2010)

Rule-tightening over illegal forest products will require companies to tighten up their supply chain monitoring