Communications & Reporting

Will privacy concerns throw up roadblocks in race for self-driving cars?

Angeli Mehta, (Sep 27, 2018)

With Apple, Samsung and Uber among the 57 companies that are trialling AVs in California and elsewhere, the question of who will control access to the vast amounts of data they generate is of growing urgency

New online terms and conditions to rein in the data miners

Mike Scott, (Sep 25, 2018)

The Cambridge Analytica scandal left EU regulators scrambling to safeguard consumers' privacy online. Mike Scott reports that rules requiring greater transparency won't be enough to address the trust deficit

Holding the human rights frontier in a borderless internet

Mike Scott, (Sep 24, 2018)

In the Wild West that exists online companies are having to grapple with issues such as freedom of expression, hate speech and fake news. Mike Scott reports on how initiatives like the Internet Commission and GNI Principles are trying to help

The disruptors: How Solitaire Townsend is putting passion at the heart of sustainability

Oliver Balch, (Sep 18, 2018)

Oliver Balch talks to Futerra's co-founder about her journey from a Bedford council estate to one of the UK’s leading sustainability consultancies

To cash in on the boom in impact investment, transparency is key

Belinda Thomas, (Sep 5, 2018)

Millennial investors have fuelled a 50% rise in the SRI market, but early-stage businesses have to be able to show they are contributing to positive change, not greenwash, says Triple Point’s Belinda Thomas

The disruptors: How Aviva’s Steve Waygood is trying to turn the tide on capitalism

Oliver Balch, (Aug 28, 2018)

Oliver Balch interviews the head of responsible investment at the UK insurance giant to find out why he is one of Christiana Figueres’ leading climate optimists and prime mover for sustainable finance

Eight ideas on reporting against the SDGs

Liam Dowd, (Aug 8, 2018)

In a recent online webinar, four panellists led the discussion on how companies can best report against the Social Development Goals. Here are eight morsels to offer food for thought

Investors ask 500 companies to come clean on treatment of workers

Katie Burton, (Aug 7, 2018)

Katie Burton talks to ShareAction’s Clare Richards about the Workforce Disclosure Initiative, supported by over 100 investors, which is pushing for meaningful data on how workers are treated in global supply chains

The impact of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Mark Hillsdon, (Aug 6, 2018)

TCFD is beginning to spur regulation, and the signs are it will become mandatory – meanwhile there is an increasing appetite among investors for companies to come clean, writes Mark Hillsdon

Demystifying the ‘alphabet soup’ of reporting frameworks

Helle Bank Jorgensen, (Jun 27, 2018)

At Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit in New York earlier this year, we brought together the heads of SASB, GRI, CDSB and the IIRC to debate and decode the complex area of corporate reporting. Moderator Helle Bank Jorgensen reflects on what we learned

Investment in girls attracts serious money

Elena K Johansson, (Jun 20, 2018)

Elena K Johansson reports on the rise of gender lens investment amid evidence that gender-balanced companies out-perform

Investors turn up the pressure on Google over gender and diversity

Diana Rojas, (Jun 20, 2018)

At this month's AGM Alphabet employees said lack of diversity at the tech giant leaves them feeling unsafe while ESG investors called for executive pay linked to progress on inclusion metrics. Diana Rojas reports on an issue that is not going to go away for the entire tech sector

Comment: 'The SDGs are too important to be left to marketing departments'

Matthew Yeomans, (Jun 11, 2018)

Sustainly founder Matthew Yeomans argues that the Global Goals offer a golden opportunity to rebuild trust with customers, society and governments – but integrating them into corporate reporting is key

‘There is no Plan B’: Lise Kingo to urge greater action on SDGs at RBS Europe

Terry Slavin, (Jun 7, 2018)

In an interview ahead of this week's conference, the UN Global Compact chief tells Terry Slavin that 2030 may seem a long time off, but there is not a moment to waste to tackle the greatest transformation challenge the world has ever faced

Ethics in a digital age new briefing in revised editorial calendar

EC Newsdesk, (May 31, 2018)

Micro-grids, sustainable transport, and deforestation also come under the microscope as Ethical Corporation updates its editorial calendar for the rest of the year

Global goals: Huawei's strategy to connect the world - and take on Apple

Oliver Balch, (May 20, 2018)

The Chinese smartphone giant's latest CSR report hopes to convince western consumers it is serious about sustainability, writes Oliver Balch