Environment

Investment – Back green funds for security

Zara Maung, (Dec 15, 2008)

Investors wanting secure returns should dump oil and gas stocks and back green infrastructure funds, says HSBC’s climate chief

CB Richard Ellis v British Land – Small is still beautiful

Kathee Rebernak, (Dec 11, 2008)

British Land may be smaller than CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest property services firm, but it has a much stronger approach to corporate responsibility

Economic crisis – The global climate crunch

Emily Farnworth, (Dec 5, 2008)

From <a href="http://www.climatechangecorp.com" target="_blank">ClimateChangeCorp.com</a> Climate change threatens to wreak even more financial chaos than the current banking crisis, says Emily Farnworth

Business ethics: Five books on China that might prove useful

Paul French, (Dec 4, 2008)

Ethical Corporation’s China Editor Paul French looks at what should be in any serious stocking for Christmas reading

Key corporate water risks out there now, and what big firms are doing about them

Tobias Webb, (Dec 3, 2008)

If you work for a big company, should you be worried about water? Should you looking for opportunities to make massive cost savings by tackling the issue? A new report says "yes", and explains why.

Review of the year: 2008 – The year the economic climate changed

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 2, 2008)

Ethical Corporation starts to make sense of the key developments in a turbulent year for responsible business, and looks at what might happen in 2009

Banks and insurers launch Climate Principles

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 2, 2008)

But low uptake suggests the finance sector is reluctant to publicly commit to fight climate change in the current downturn

Ethical leaders of 2008

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 1, 2008)

Our pick of the individuals who have done most to advance the cause of responsible business over the year

EU looks toward Obama to break global climate deadlock

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 25, 2008)

European negotiators believe a global climate deal to succeed the Kyoto Protocol can be achieved, with Barack Obama’s help

Carbon label licence fee costs SMEs £5000 per year

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 25, 2008)

One medium-sized business is appalled at the cost of licensing the Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label. But the Carbon Trust claims it's not ripping-off businesses

Coca-Cola's reporting: In need of refreshment

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 25, 2008)

The global drinks giant fumbles its carbon figures

ArcelorMittal 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report – A solid first cast

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Nov 13, 2008)

ArcelorMittal feels able to talk about health and safety challenges, but environmental concerns are conspicuous by their absence from its first corporate responsibility report

US elections – Congress holds the key

Emily Farnworth, (Nov 7, 2008)

The new US president will rely on Congress to push American action on climate change, argues Emily Farnworth

Institutional investors rally in UN Global Compact call

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Oct 28, 2008)

Investors signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment are trying to show that they mean business

Wal-Mart sells some pre-Christmas corporate responsibility cheer

Tobias Webb, (Oct 23, 2008)

Turmoil in the markets, and company spending coming under increasing pressure has many people spooked about the size of 2009's business ethics budgets. But the world's largest retailer's recent announcement shows sustainability is still important, even in a downturn.

Ahold – Regal retailer picks up the pace

Tony Danby, (Oct 9, 2008)

Dutch retail giant Royal Ahold has been slow to act on social and environmental matters, but is starting to make progress in the ethical sourcing of tea, coffee and seafood

Policy – Big emitters facing carbon limits

Armin Mayer, (Oct 6, 2008)

Sectoral industry agreements have received considerable attention for their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But developing countries remain wary

Sierra Club’s Carl Pope – The thin green line

Lisa Roner, North America Editor, (Oct 6, 2008)

By endorsing consumer products, environmental campaigners could help shoppers make sense of brands’ green marketing claims. But such partnerships are inevitably controversial

Greenwasher – October 2008

"Greenwasher", (Oct 2, 2008)

Bosch’s new out-of-this-world marketing campaign, and why Kleenex is so snowy white

Ethical brands – Turn on, tune in, sell out

Jon Entine, (Sep 29, 2008)

In the past decade, multinationals have gobbled up ethical brands – with huge benefits to both parties, argues Jon Entine

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