Environment

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

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

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