Sustainability news roundup - July/August 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 5, 2010)

Moves from Wal-Mart, Marks & Spencer, Colruyt and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Brazil Briefing Part 3: NGOs and civil society - Growing pains

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 5, 2010)

Brazil’s recent economic growth has been impressive but companies need to work with civil society to develop a concrete responsible business agenda that will last By Dom Phillips in São Paulo

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - July/August 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 5, 2010)

Wal-Mart helps the hungry, America’s hang up on drying jeans and greener beans from M&S

Analysis: Haiti - Better work

Oliver Balch, (Jul 5, 2010)

The extension of ILO’s Better Work programme to Haiti is welcome

BP and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: How to create corporate accountability

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 11, 2010)

Investors and governments should press BP to earmark $25 billion for an oil spill restoration fund, argue Mark Tulay and Stephen Viederman

European solar power: Time to stem the subsidies?

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 7, 2010)

Europe’s feed-in tariffs have come under scrutiny recently as both Germany and Spain have been forced to reassess their pricing models. Is it time to reel in the subsidies?

Analysis: UK election - Can coalition deliver responsible business?

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Jun 3, 2010)

The new UK government says the environment and better business regulation are top priorities

Wal-Mart: Giant of retailing shakes up supply chain

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jun 3, 2010)

Wal-Mart’s ambitious supply chain sustainability initiatives have the potential to overhaul the way goods are sourced and sold

Analysis: Gulf of Mexico oil spill - Offshore drilling’s uncertain future

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 3, 2010)

How BP copes with the current crisis will affect the future of offshore oil exploration, explains Bob Moser

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - June 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jun 2, 2010)

A sanitary solution in the bag, Target's sustainable seafood, and why McDonald's still goes for battery eggs.

Sustainability news roundup - June 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 1, 2010)

Moves from the Green Scorpions,Samsung and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

The consumption paradox - Is guilt good for the Earth?

Jon Entine, (May 28, 2010)

Jon Entine says we have to accept consumerism is here to stay, but we can do it better

How India is trying to engage in CSR, banks regaining our trust, the coalition government delivering responsible business and the Responsible Business Awards 2010

EC Newsdesk, (May 21, 2010)

These are just some of the things that subscribers to the Ethical Corporation magazine will be reading about in the June edition.

Climate change and business: How carbon reporting can become more credible

EC Newsdesk, (May 19, 2010)

Independent and convincing third party assurance of corporate carbon data is lacking, but urgently needed, argues Esther Rodriguez

Responsible Business comes first

EC Newsdesk, (May 11, 2010)

On Tuesday 4 May Ethical Corporation’s held its inaugural ‘Responsible Business’ awards in London. The awards celebrated the excellent responsible business practices by leading companies during 2009 and 2010.

Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Summit 2010 Award Winners and Commended Companies

EC Newsdesk, (May 11, 2010)

After much deliberation and discussions the winners and highly commended companies in ten categories were announced on 4 May 2010 at the Responsible Business Summit in London. Here's who won, and why.

Brent Spar: Battle that launched modern activism

EC Newsdesk, (May 5, 2010)

The controversial disposal of Shell’s Brent Spar oil platform changed the relationships between companies, activists and the public for ever, say Judy Kuszewski and Yasmin Crowther

Accounting and sustainability: Calling corporate responsibility to account

Conrad Young, (May 5, 2010)

Net Impact’s Conrad Young and Trucost’s Paul Druckman analyse how accountants can help value sustainability 

Feed-in tariffs: Solar energy bubble is FiT to burst

Jon Entine, (May 5, 2010)

Jon Entine says make solar energy where the sun shines, but not everywhere

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - May 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (May 4, 2010)

Starbucks wants some ideas, Greenpeace keeps on at Nestlé, why Easter eggs don’t need so much packaging, the EPA's small business awards, and Cambodia’s artisans bag