Environment

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

China column: Paper money and unsustainable forestry

Paul French, (May 4, 2010)

Paul French says that China’s eucalypt could be as damaging as Malaysia’s palm oil

Business school bulletin - May 2010

Oliver Balch, (May 4, 2010)

Why entrepreneurs are good for all, what India can teach the US and how to get that altruistic tingle

Analysis: Offshore wind power - More than hot air

Rikki Stancich, (Apr 30, 2010)

The UK has ambitious plans to ramp up from 1GW to 33GW of offshore wind power within five years

Sustainability news roundup - May 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 30, 2010)

Moves from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System, Environmental Protection Agency , World Bank and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Analysis: Carbon labelling - Making a mark

Stephen Gardner, (Apr 29, 2010)

More companies are putting carbon labels on their products, but do they really make a difference?

Analysis: Shipbreaking - Hopes scuppered

Sam Chambers, (Apr 28, 2010)

Shipbreaking is still a dangerous business, and a new convention has disappointed many

CRWatch – April 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Mar 31, 2010)

Reduction and recycling ahead of schedule for Kraft, Wal-Mart’s programme for women in South America, and airline green initiatives that are stuck at the gate

NGOs and activists - Zealot, hypocrite or genuine article?

Brendan May, (Mar 30, 2010)

Brendan May takes a sideways look at the wonderful world of NGOs

The CEO view: Jeremy Darroch, BskyB – A brighter picture

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Mar 30, 2010)

BSkyB’s chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, tells Ian Welsh that making a positive contribution to society is how to develop sustainable business success

Sustainability news roundup - April 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 30, 2010)

Moves from the Climate Exchange plc, National Ganga River Basin Authority, BASF and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Toyota Motor Corporation Sustainability Report 2009 – Total recall

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 30, 2010)

Toyota’s 2009 report gives subtle clues to the extraordinary corporate crisis that was about to unfold

The contrarian - The nuclear option

Jon Entine, (Mar 30, 2010)

Could Obama seriously push nuclear energy? A recent $8bn package suggests he just might, says Jon Entine

Analysis: water disclosure - Treading water on risks

Ben Cooper, (Mar 30, 2010)

A recent report confirms that disclosure on water risks lags far behind information available to investors on greenhouse gas emissions

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