Communications & Reporting

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?

Business school bulletin – February 2010

Oliver Balch, (Feb 1, 2010)

Multinationals and poverty alleviation, debating assurance standards and crunching microcredit’s numbers

Corporate sustainability reporting: Tackling credibility and conflicts of interest

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 29, 2010)

It's time to inject a dose of reality and integrity into corporate social responsibility and sustainability reports, argues Prakash Sethi

Chemicals regulation and real science: The troubling case of BPA

Jon Entine, (Jan 27, 2010)

Jon Entine considers what the rejection of a ban on Bisphenol A, a commonly used chemical, means for business, society, and science-based decision making

Shell, Anglo American, Chevron, ArcelorMittal, Lihir Gold to gather in London this March to share best practice in Social & Environmental Risk Management

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 25, 2010)

This practical conference focuses specifically on the mining, oil & gas, steel and other heavy industries. Leading companies will provide case studies and direct insights on how they approach social & environmental management – an area that is so distinctive yet similar amongst these industries.

CSR: Is it time to change the ownership of our best companies?

Mallen Baker, (Jan 14, 2010)

It is completely impossible to prove that a commitment to corporate social responsibility has any effect whatsoever to a company's share price. I wish we would agree that, and move on to more interesting territory, argues Mallen Baker