Communications & Reporting

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

The disruptors: Nordea's Sasja Beslik, the former refugee who is shaking up banking

Oliver Balch, (Jan 8, 2018)

The Swedish bank’s intrepid head of sustainable finance, who narrowly escaped Bosnia with his life at 19, tells Oliver Balch that ‘green’ finance is a lot of hot air until it makes a difference on the ground

Corporates step up climate promises at One Planet Summit

Oliver Balch, (Dec 19, 2017)

225 investors launch Climate Action 100+ scheme to put pressure on big polluters, 237 companies commit to climate-related disclosure, while World Bank pledges to stop funding coal on second anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement

Top stories of 2017: #10 Corporates embrace SDGs but prove slow to act

Claire Manuel, (Dec 14, 2017)

With only 6% of companies measuring their contributions to key Sustainable Development Goals, according to the WBCSD, more work is needed to translate increased intention this year into real action, reports Claire Manuel

How to identify data that can measure social impact

Conference Recording, (Dec 11, 2017)

How to analyse the business value of social purpose

Conference Recording, (Dec 11, 2017)

Why UK banks are falling behind French in response to climate change

Sonia Hierzig, (Dec 11, 2017)

A new ranking by responsible investment NGO ShareAction shows that French banks outperform their European peers on climate-related issues. ShareAction’s Sonia Hierzig argues that the UK should follow France in making disclosures on climate-related risks and opportunities mandatory