Communications & Reporting

ISO 26000’s long and winding road

Paul Hohnen, (Jan 12, 2010)

Paul Hohnen says that a clear passage for the long awaited ISO 26000 guidance standard is far from certain

McDonald’s UK CEO to discuss corporate responsibility’s role in recent brand modernisation at major corporate responsibility conference- with CEOs/Presidents from ICA, Kingfisher, Intel and Tata

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2010)

Ethical Corporation are pleased to welcome Steve Easterbrook, UK CEO of McDonald’s, to the speaker roster for the 9th annual Responsible Business Summit – the largest corporate responsibility and sustainability conference in Europe. </b><i>12 January 2010, London </i>

Central and eastern Europe – Better management focus means engagement not charity

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2010)

Companies in central Europe can use the economic crisis to turn corporate responsibility from philanthropy to systemic management practice, says Robert Braun

Assurance – Desperately seeking reassurance

Kathee Rebernak, (Dec 19, 2009)

The assurance industry is failing to deliver in some fundamental areas

Crwatch – December 2009 / January 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Dec 18, 2009)

Our new column keeps an eye on the latest big brands’ corporate responsibility moves and how the NGOs and activists are keeping up the pressure

Sustainability news roundup – December 2009 / January 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 17, 2009)

Moves from Dow, BP, Wal-Mart and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

The Body Shop Values Report 2009 – Too cosmetic

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 17, 2009)

Body Shop misses some opportunities to chart its progress effectively

Greenwasher – December 2009 / January 2010

"Greenwasher", (Dec 17, 2009)

What’s hot in London’s West End, an old friend wins Greenwasher of the Year, and a new UK corruption bill inches nearer

Facilitation Payments: A business integrity officer’s perspective

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (Dec 16, 2009)

In the second of her regular series of articles on bribery and corruption issues, Andrea Bonime-Blanc considers the thorny issue of facilitation payments, how they are used, and if they are acceptable

BSkyB’s Bigger Picture Review 2009 – Sharp and focused

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Dec 11, 2009)

Sky’s sustainability report provides a clear picture of the company’s activities

Trafigura – Toxic ethics

Rajesh Chhabara, (Dec 9, 2009)

The Trafigura case demonstrates how to make a bad situation worse

2009 review – Back to basics for responsible business

Oliver Balch, (Dec 8, 2009)

It has been a year defined by recession and recriminations. But concerns over wayward capitalism and climate change are trump cards for corporate responsibility professionals.

Do you worry too much about ethical and ‘sustainable’ rankings?

Tobias Webb, (Dec 7, 2009)

As corporate responsibility becomes ever more complex and wide-ranging, issue-specific comparisons of companies are a much better way to go than the overall 'green' rankings and 'responsible' indexes, argues Toby Webb

Seven things to avoid in CSR case studies

Mallen Baker, (Dec 5, 2009)

Mallen Baker considers some communication pitfalls, and how to avoid them

Asda and sustainability – Better things in store?

Ben Cooper, (Dec 1, 2009)

Asda’s bold consumer empowerment drive has the company convinced that it is on the right track. Some campaigners remain to be impressed

A case study of a different approach to CSR reporting: BAM Nuttall

Mallen Baker, (Nov 19, 2009)

Mallen Baker looks at how companies can be more original and engaging in corporate responsibility reporting. Supposing you put to one side the rules about how you're supposed to produce a CSR or sustainability report. Supposing you started with almost a blank page and focused on what might make the people you most want to communicate with actually read your report. What would that look

China column – Bye-bye backhanders

Paul French, (Nov 11, 2009)

China’s initiative on removing corruption in tendering for public contracts are a victory for transparency, says Paul French, China editor

Ecomafia – Dirty business

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 11, 2009)

Organised criminals are exploiting lucrative waste disposal markets, with serious environmental consequences

Are global CSR leaders failing to use the web effectively?

Mallen Baker, (Nov 10, 2009)

A new report has suggested that global leaders in sustainability are failing to make the most of the potential of the web for their CSR reporting and general communications. Mallen Baker considers the report's findings and implications

GE 2008 Citizenship Report – Resetting reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 9, 2009)

GE’s reporting remains ahead of the game