CSR: Is it time to change the ownership of our best companies?

Mallen Baker, (Jan 14, 2010)

It is completely impossible to prove that a commitment to corporate social responsibility has any effect whatsoever to a company's share price. I wish we would agree that, and move on to more interesting territory, argues Mallen Baker

Central and eastern Europe – Better management focus means engagement not charity

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2010)

Companies in central Europe can use the economic crisis to turn corporate responsibility from philanthropy to systemic management practice, says Robert Braun

McDonald’s UK CEO to discuss corporate responsibility’s role in recent brand modernisation at major corporate responsibility conference- with CEOs/Presidents from ICA, Kingfisher, Intel and Tata

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2010)

Ethical Corporation are pleased to welcome Steve Easterbrook, UK CEO of McDonald’s, to the speaker roster for the 9th annual Responsible Business Summit – the largest corporate responsibility and sustainability conference in Europe. </b><i>12 January 2010, London </i>

Analysis: Carbon Reduction Commitment – Sweetening the carbon reduction pill

Stephen Gardner, (Dec 19, 2009)

The UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment could bring financial rewards for participants

Copenhagen climate change blog: A weak accord the final result

Felix von Geyer, (Dec 19, 2009)

Felix von Geyer, in his final blog posting from Copenhagen, describes the final hours of the climate negotiations which ended in predictable stalemate on Saturday

Crwatch – December 2009 / January 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Dec 18, 2009)

Our new column keeps an eye on the latest big brands’ corporate responsibility moves and how the NGOs and activists are keeping up the pressure

Carbon Disclosure Project – Disclosure good, reduction better

Stephen Gardner, (Dec 17, 2009)

In ten years, the Carbon Disclosure Project has grown fast, and companies are finding that auditing their emissions brings bottom line benefits

Letter from America – Sharp investing?

Peter Knight, (Dec 17, 2009)

Peter Knight compares purchases with Warren Buffett

Copenhagen climate change blog: Morales and Chavez hold forth

Felix von Geyer, (Dec 17, 2009)

Negotiations in Copenhagen came to a grinding halt yesterday. Felix von Geyer ponders the reasons in his latest blog posting from Copenhagen

Copenhagen climate change blog: Clinton pushes for transparency

Felix von Geyer, (Dec 17, 2009)

Transparency is key to any agreement that the US will accept, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton told reporters on Thursday morning in a press briefing. Felix von Geyer reports on the detail from Copenhagen

Sustainability news roundup – December 2009 / January 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 17, 2009)

Moves from Dow, BP, Wal-Mart and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Copenhagen climate change blog: Climate talks sink or swim

Felix von Geyer, (Dec 16, 2009)

Felix von Geyer reports from Copenhagen on progress yesterday at the climate change talks

Can EU renewable energy imports deliver 2020 targets?

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 14, 2009)

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to thrash-out a roadmap to prevent the human race sleepwalking into climate catastrophe, Europe’s legislators are wondering how the EU will achieve its own 2020 renewable energy targets.

The climate change adaptation imperative: the investor perspective

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 11, 2009)

Leading sustainable investors have spent two years considering the investment implications of climate change adaptation for the electricity, oil & gas, real estate and water sectors. In this short article they report on their conclusions

Trafigura – Toxic ethics

Rajesh Chhabara, (Dec 9, 2009)

The Trafigura case demonstrates how to make a bad situation worse

Analysis: climate treaty – Hard hats on in Copenhagen

Felix von Geyer, (Dec 8, 2009)

The chances of a binding treaty emerging in Copenhagen look slim but it’s not all doom and gloom

2009 review – Back to basics for responsible business

Oliver Balch, (Dec 8, 2009)

It has been a year defined by recession and recriminations. But concerns over wayward capitalism and climate change are trump cards for corporate responsibility professionals.

Climate change and forestry analysis: REDD is the new green

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 30, 2009)

Mark Rose, chief executive of pioneering international conservation organisation Fauna & Flora International, answers the critics of plans for the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation mechanism and explains why it must be given a chance to work if we are to avert catastrophic climate change

A case study of a different approach to CSR reporting: BAM Nuttall

Mallen Baker, (Nov 19, 2009)

Mallen Baker looks at how companies can be more original and engaging in corporate responsibility reporting. Supposing you put to one side the rules about how you're supposed to produce a CSR or sustainability report. Supposing you started with almost a blank page and focused on what might make the people you most want to communicate with actually read your report. What would that look

Essay: Patagonia’s steep route to success

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 11, 2009)

John Mullins and Randy Komisar explore how one company’s experience provides lessons for good management practice in difficult economic times