Communications & Reporting

Promote transparent reporting to engage investors

Conference Recording, (May 17, 2018)

Sustainable living brands still fuelling Unilever’s growth

Terry Slavin, (May 10, 2018)

The FMCG giant reveals that its most sustainable brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its sales growth last year

Five steps to taking the Global Goals to the heart of business

Alexandra Britton, (May 6, 2018)

Alexandra Britton of positive impact consultancy Palladium says firms should focus on creating value in their core business if they want to make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Reporting the SDGs: What good looks like

Adrian KIng, (Apr 9, 2018)

KPMG’s Adrian King gives a nine-point checklist to help companies demonstrate their societal impacts - both good and bad

Mind the boardroom gap on climate risk

Carbon Disclosure Project, (Apr 3, 2018)

Jane Stevensen of CDP says the TCFD framework is a game changer, but warns that those companies lagging on managing their environmental impact must incentivise their boards to take real action

Eight takeaways from the second day of Responsible Business Summit NY

Terry Slavin, (Mar 29, 2018)

Supply chain issues, green finance, reporting standards and AI were in focus on the second day of Ethical Corporation͛s high-octane event in the Big Apple. Here are eight of the highlights

CEOs and investors unite to tackle trust crisis at heart of capitalism

Terry Slavin, (Mar 21, 2018)

The Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism’s Embankment project, launched after a meeting of 10 CEOs the week following the Kraft Heinz attempt on Unilever, is trying to come up with new metrics to allow markets to reward long-term value. Terry Slavin reports

Natural capital case study: AkzoNobel puts a price on its impact across four capitals

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 18, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how measuring financial, environmental, human and social dimensions led the chemicals firm to increase its use of renewable energy and make better use of raw materials

'The pursuit of results trumps everything': UK business leaders speak

Martin Wright, (Mar 15, 2018)

Brunswick partner Lucy Parker interviewed senior UK business people about the challenges they face in delivering long-term value as part of the British Academy's Future of the Corporation project. Martin Wright reports

Report review: Ørsted pushes green energy agenda beyond offshore wind power

Claire Manuel, (Feb 28, 2018)

The Danish offshore wind company's 2017 sustainability report shows it is focusing on sustainable biomass, grid stability and energy storage, and adopting a holistic approach to energy transition, reports Claire Manuel

How companies can avoid ‘SDG-washing’

Marion Verles, (Feb 27, 2018)

Marion Verles of Gold Standard on how new guidelines developed with the WWF can help businesses make a credible commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

The disruptors: How Richard Howitt turned from socialist MEP to transparency tsar

Oliver Balch, (Feb 10, 2018)

Oliver Balch finds out why a former thorn in the flesh of EU Inc, who played a central role in pushing through the non-financial reporting directive, quit politics to head up the International Integrated Reporting Council

Tim Mohin: ‘The world doesn’t need more CSR reports’

Terry Slavin, (Feb 4, 2018)

The new GRI chief talks to Ethical Corporation’s editor Terry Slavin about how to make sustainability reporting more relevant for investors and CEOs

Report review: Plastics and gender equality big wins for P&G

Claire Manuel, (Feb 2, 2018)

Claire Manuel runs an eye over Procter & Gamble’s weighty 2017 Citizenship Report

CSR Cheat Sheet: Plastics war comes to Davos

Oliver Balch, (Jan 25, 2018)

Big brands announce slew of recycling targets at WEF; growing gender pay gap; colleges falling short on sustainability teaching, SDG reporting grows

How companies are collaborating to build smart and sustainable cities

Mike Scott, (Jan 17, 2018)

The importance of partnerships in creating the climate smart metropolises of the future

AI explainer: why machines have an edge

Martin Wright, (Jan 16, 2018)

With AlphaGo, DeepMind demonstrated the power of machine-learning to beat humans. And it is not only in games where we come up short