Communications & Reporting

Philips 2007 Sustainability Report – Switched-on reporting

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Apr 6, 2008)

The tenth report from sustainability veteran Philips is simple but effective, says Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy

Ethics in a downturn – Will you survive?

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 11, 2008)

As recession looms, it is time for corporate responsibility professionals to prove their worth

Greenwasher – March 2008

"Greenwasher", (Mar 11, 2008)

WWF caves to Tesco on fishing, how PR works and Malta’s leap onto the gravy train

Special report: reporting – Communications – How to measure what matters

Kathee Rebernak, (Mar 10, 2008)

Companies should report on issues that matter to stakeholders, but many still don’t

Corporate social responsibility: Time for an Italian job

Tobias Webb, (Mar 6, 2008)

Toby Webb provides a brief overview of modern CSR, and offers some thoughts on its development in modern Italy

Recession ethics: CSR in a downturn – Recession-proof ethics can weather the storm

Rikki Stancich, (Mar 5, 2008)

Consumers who already pay a premium for ethical goods such as Fairtrade and organic produce are unlikely to be put off by an economic slowdown

Carbon Trust: labelling works

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Mar 4, 2008)

The Carbon Trust’s Euan Murray says that carbon labelling is proving a success

‘Most sustainable’ company rankings raise important questions about business ethics comparability

Tobias Webb, (Feb 28, 2008)

Another week in corporate responsibility reveals another list of “most” sustainable companies. But given the huge differences between the companies and where they operate, are such rankings really useful?

Alcan’s 2007 Sustainability Report – A little too shiny

Deborah Smith, (Feb 26, 2008)

As raw material manufacturers go, Alcan is an undisputed environmental leader. But the company cannot do it all, says Deborah Smith

Transparency International – Counting corporate corruption

Tobias Webb, (Feb 13, 2008)

Cobus de Swardt, Transparency International’s new managing director, thinks companies have had it far too easy on corruption. But things may be changing

GM crops: Biotech agriculture – Time to take GM seriously

Rikki Stancich, (Feb 7, 2008)

Biotechnology companies say their seeds offer a green answer to the threat of global food shortages. But the evidence for that claim is mixed at best

Climate change: Do investors discount carbon?

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 4, 2008)

Investors care less about the size of a company's carbon footprint than its exposure to forced emissions cuts in future, say Rory Sullivan and Jennifer Kozak

Continuation of our occasional campaign against clueless PR

Tobias Webb, (Jan 31, 2008)

Another triumph for the PR industry as yet another hapless gopher calls up with a half baked idea

Business school bulletin – January 2008

Oliver Balch, (Jan 14, 2008)

Corporate natural hazard philanthropy, environmental risks and workplace graft

GovernanceWatch – January 2008

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 13, 2008)

Walker code up and running, pension fund restrictions and European banking rules

Brown-Forman 2007-08 CR report – Spirited early efforts

Kathee Rebernak, (Jan 12, 2008)

Like its whiskey, the reporting of spirits maker Brown-Forman needs longer to mature, says Kathee Rebernak

China: Cutting down on plastic

Paul French, (Jan 10, 2008)

The easy availability of plastic bags in China has become an issuing of growing environmental concern, now the Chinese have decided to act

Predictions for 2008: The year previewed – The sparkling responsibility podium awaits

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 7, 2008)

Olympics in China, the US presidential election and more climate change talks – just some of the highlights of the year ahead

Green shopping – Carbon labels should know their place

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 7, 2008)

By all means cut carbon dioxide emissions to help your business, but don’t boast about it to customers

Carbon labels – A green mark too far?

David Deans, (Jan 4, 2008)

The Carbon Trust’s experiment with carbon labels could transform the behaviour of UK companies and consumers. But there are doubts hanging over the scheme