Communications & Reporting

Report: Wal-Mart 2009 Global Sustainability Report – Quantity before quality

Kyle Whitaker, (Sep 15, 2009)

Wal-Mart’s second sustainability report has the same fault the retailer is often accused of – it is just too big

Report: Marks & Spencer, How We Do Business – Top marks, but few sparks

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 15, 2009)

M&S is in danger of becoming complacent in its reporting on the admittedly successful Plan A initiative By Alex Parkinson

Environmental leaders – Green beacons burning bright

Emma Clarke, (Sep 3, 2009)

Five big companies with impressive climate change initiatives that other companies could learn from

AkzoNobel, GE Oil & Gas-VetcoGray, Motorola, Siemens, and more share compliance and ethics best practice at Brussels conference, 20-21 October

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 11, 2009)

<i>Top executives from AkzoNobel, Motorola, Siemens and GE Oil & Gas will join a line up of over 25 senior representatives to discuss the latest best practice in compliance and ethics</i> 11 August 2009, Brussels

Media ethics: Who guards the guardians?

Tobias Webb, (Aug 11, 2009)

Just 7% of the UK public trusts newspapers to behave responsibly, yet media companies are in little hurry to account for the way they do business

Apple 2008 Environmental Update – Not yet ripe

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Jul 28, 2009)

Apple claims its environmental reporting is “groundbreaking” – but design magic is in short supply

Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Report 2009 – Windows dressing

Scarlet McBarnet, (Jul 28, 2009)

Microsoft is still in transition from seeing corporate responsibility as charity to making it part of core business

Senior executives from Danone, Tesco, Lego and ASDA to discuss problems crippling corporate responsibility reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 24, 2009)

Over 180 CSR professionals are expected in London on the 25th - 26th November to try to reach a consensus on the best way to produce, and use corporate responsibility/sustainability reporting. <i>London, 24 July 2009 </i>

Carbon accounting – Emissions disclosure stacking up

Oliver Balch, (Jul 21, 2009)

More companies have been trying to measure their greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. But emissions auditing still has a way to go before it is fully comprehensive – or especially useful

Adam Werbach – Reform or die

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jul 14, 2009)

Corporate responsibility directors need more commercial awareness if sustainability is to be at the core of business, says sustainability adviser Adam Werbach

BAE Systems – A call to arms

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jul 6, 2009)

BAE’s new managing director for corporate responsibility, Raj Rajagopal, explains how he is trying to repair the weapon maker’s reputation

Greenwasher – July 2009

Greenwasher, (Jul 6, 2009)

As promised, Greenwasher highlights a few companies that could do better – in some cases a lot better – on sustainability

Sustainability professionals – Prove your worth

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 2, 2009)

How to go from sustainability director to chief executive

Wages – Working for a living

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jun 30, 2009)

A living wage remains an elusive dream for millions of workers on production lines around the world. But is it one brands can turn into reality?

Coffee sourcing: Nespresso points Nestlé towards sustainability

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jun 29, 2009)

Nestlé is considering whether to follow its gourmet brand Nespresso's pledge to source ethically-certified coffee

The big interview: Carl Rosén – Step forward shareholders

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jun 22, 2009)

Carl Rosén is one of the world’s most influential responsible investors. In an exclusive interview with Ethical Corporation he explains why shareholders have a lot to learn from the financial crisis, and why politicians should stop meddling in executive pay

BP Sustainability Review 2008 – Back to petroleum

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 19, 2009)

Climate change is slipping down BP’s priority list

Greenwasher, June 2009

"Greenwasher", (Jun 15, 2009)

This month Greenwasher lists some of his favourite companies and explains why

Ceres – Serious about reporting

Eric Marx, (Jun 12, 2009)

Companies should be forced to issue non-financial reports, according to Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres

Ethical sourcing – New retail club tackles compliance

Rikki Stancich, (Jun 7, 2009)

Brands such as Wal-Mart, Tesco and Carrefour are joining forces to reduce the ethical audit burden for suppliers. But will their efforts work?

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