Communications & Reporting

Sustainability news roundup – March 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 8, 2010)

Moves from the European Union, Church of England, IBM, Intel and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Analysis: green Scotch – Islay’s tipple point

Ben Cooper, (Mar 7, 2010)

Islay has a history of green energy initiatives. Now one of its famous distilleries is generating power from waste

China column – It’s Expo time in Shanghai

Paul French, (Mar 2, 2010)

City life is the focus of China’s next giant international event. Paul French, China editor, will be there

John Lewis Partnership CSR report 2009 – Surprisingly under-told

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 2, 2010)

The John Lewis Partnership’s report has the right ingredients, but not enough detail

Letter from America – As you were, world’s largest economy

Peter Knight, (Mar 2, 2010)

Peter Knight says that the economic crisis should have been the chance to really change US corporate behaviour, but the reset never came

Time for an end to corporate responsibility

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 24, 2010)

Whilst responsible business is more visible than ever, it’s lost a good deal of its power and potency, argue Jeffrey Hollender and Bill Breen

Delegations from ArcelorMittal, Shell, Toyota, Cadbury, Royal Bank of Scotland, IKEA, Santander, Rio Tinto and 450 other multinational corporations to gather in London to discuss responsible business

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 23, 2010)

Worldwide business leaders will gather in London in May to discuss how to create robust responsible business practices at leading corporate responsibility and sustainability summit <i>22 February 2010, London</i>

Why even some of the best companies fail to keep cool in a crisis

Mallen Baker, (Feb 19, 2010)

Mallen Baker looks at some basic rules of crisis management

Czech Coal and Minera San Cristóbal (Bolivia) to share first-hand experience on social & environmental risk management in extractive industries

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 16, 2010)

On March 22nd-23rd, senior experts from the mining, oil & gas, steel and other heavy industries will gather in London to share best practice on how they tackle social & environmental challenges in their operations.

Germany briefing Part 3: NGOs and business associations – Big names with strong social legacies

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 11, 2010)

Germany is home to some of the world’s biggest and best-known companies, and although they might not beat the drum loudly, there is a rich heritage in sustainable thinking

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report – Do not as I do

Kyle Whitaker, (Feb 10, 2010)

Deloitte’s first corporate responsibility report is not up to scratch

Crwatch – February 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Feb 10, 2010)

Eco shoppers keep the tills ringing, the Coca-Cola bag that’s this season’s must-have, and how mobile phone text messages can beat malaria

Sustainability news roundup – February 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 9, 2010)

Moves from Royal Dutch Shell, Petrobras, and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

The last word: Ethical shopping – Will shelf-side apps mean enlightened consumers?

Mallen Baker, (Feb 4, 2010)

Mallen Baker has been down the aisles with his iPhone

Greenwasher – February 2010

"Greenwasher", (Feb 4, 2010)

Electronics in the Greenpeace spotlight, some responsible business leaders and why climate change is still not big (enough) news

Analysis: listed company disclosure – Going public

Ben Cooper, (Feb 3, 2010)

Increasing focus from financial institutions on corporate responsibility is reflected in how stock exchanges are approaching environmental, social and governance issues

Monsanto 2008-2009 corporate responsibility and sustainability report – Educating and influencing, but not reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 1, 2010)

Monsanto fights its corner in the GM debate, but fails to provide a balanced report

Customer service – Who cares now?

Peter Knight, (Feb 1, 2010)

Peter Knight laments the passing of the caring corporate responsibility professional

Eco-products – Mass-market certification shames upmarket glamour

Brendan May, (Feb 1, 2010)

Brendan May examines the trade-offs in judging corporate green claims and explains why certification is the best guide for consumers

ISO 26000 – Responsibility’s new guiding light

Rajesh Chhabara, (Feb 1, 2010)

How will the ISO 26000 guidance standard on social responsibility stand out from the clutter of other standards and guidelines?

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