Environment

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

Business school bulletin – September 2008

Oliver Balch, (Sep 11, 2008)

The perverse power of corporate responsibility rhetoric, why ethical behaviour boosts your brand’s emotional appeal, and more work to do for Ruggie

Natura – Natural success in Brazil

Tony Danby, (Sep 9, 2008)

Brazilian natural products company Natura shows that sustainability can be more than cosmetic

Corporate social opportunity – Taking ethical risks to market

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 9, 2008)

Growing numbers of companies are seeing opportunities in meeting social and environmental needs, but business as a whole is not moving fast enough, say David Grayson and Adrian Hodges

Greenwasher – September 2008

"Greenwasher", (Sep 9, 2008)

Innocent slips up, M&S saves some money and rabbits sell cars

Business school bulletin – July 2008

Oliver Balch, (Jul 18, 2008)

How the World Bank overlooks human rights, why lenders favour green firms and how to conduct better workplace audits

EDF Energy – Powering a sustainable future

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jul 16, 2008)

EDF Energy’s head of corporate responsibility strategy, David Ferguson, explains the UK utility’s plans to tackle climate change and fuel poverty

Greenwasher – July 2008

"Greenwasher", (Jul 14, 2008)

News from tinsel town, McCain under scrutiny and some pointless transport

Water resources: Carbon and water – Market solutions in the pipeline

Oliver Balch, (Jul 11, 2008)

Corporate managers tasked with overcoming today’s water challenges could look to their carbon management programmes for inspiration

Ethical sourcing: Palm oil – A palm for the soul

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jul 7, 2008)

Once an unglamorous cheap commodity, palm oil has suddenly become a test case for how far big food and cosmetic brands are committed to sustainability

Ethical sourcing – Giant strides towards sustainability

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 4, 2008)

Wal-Mart should be applauded for taking serious steps to green its supply chain. Now it must humanise it

Green fears threaten development

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 1, 2008)

Rich country concerns about “food miles” continue to undermine economic development in Africa, argues Karen Ellis

Business school bulletin – June 2008

Oliver Balch, (Jun 16, 2008)

The Peruvian resource curse, Confucius on business ethics and why some forms of discrimination are more acceptable than others

Climate change – Election promises could cost the earth

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 4, 2008)

John McCain and Barack Obama both promise big cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, but neither has yet confronted the economic impact of their targets

Finance: Renewables funding in the wind

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 2, 2008)

UK private infrastructure funds want to put money into wind farms, despite ongoing struggles with planning laws

Finance: Creating a global carbon market

Stephen Gardner, (Jun 2, 2008)

Carbon trading worldwide is enjoying spectacular growth, and the outline of a future global cap-and-trade system is beginning to emerge

Olympics 2008: Beijing games – Sponsors enter rings of fire

Rajesh Chhabara, (May 8, 2008)

The dream of sponsors of the Beijing Olympics to reach out to a billion Chinese consumers is turning into a public relations nightmare

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