Environment

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

Climate change – Top of the bill on the hill

Emily Farnworth, (May 6, 2008)

Key legislation in Congress could see the next US president sign into law a nationwide carbon market in 2009, says Emily Farnworth

Greenwasher – May 2008

"Greenwasher", (May 2, 2008)

The race to build eco-cities, BAE Systems and the laws of unfortunate coincidence, and good news for corporations with something to hide

Technology – Culprit then, saviour now

Emily Farnworth, (Apr 15, 2008)

Of all industry sectors, ICT is emerging as one of the strongest candidates to lead the fight against climate change, says Emily Farnworth

Greenwasher – April 2008

"Greenwasher", (Apr 15, 2008)

The UK’s corporate responsibility spending black hole and marketing the indefensible

Social business – The bigger, the better

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 10, 2008)

Responsible companies can learn a lot from social entrepreneurs about selling to the poor, but first they must understand how their core business contributes to social and economic development

Central and Eastern Europe: Russia – Springtime for responsible business

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Apr 10, 2008)

Russian business is taking steps to recover its reputation after the disastrous post-Soviet privatisations of the early 1990s

Social innovation: Good for you, good for me

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Apr 9, 2008)

Big firms are joining the queue to follow in Muhammad Yunus’s footsteps by developing businesses designed to fix social ills

EU ETS – Saddle up for lower emissions

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 13, 2008)

Phase three of Europe’s emissions trading scheme promises to be the toughest yet for companies

Energy use – Efficiency saves corporate cash

Emily Farnworth, (Mar 12, 2008)

Saving energy means saving money – so why isn’t everyone doing it, asks Emily Farnworth

By invitation: Alyson Warhurst – Natural hazards – Prepare for the worst

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 11, 2008)

As climate change makes natural disasters more likely, companies should start to factor hazard risks into sustainability strategy and business planning, says Alyson Warhurst

‘Most sustainable’ company rankings raise important questions about business ethics comparability

Tobias Webb, (Feb 28, 2008)

Another week in corporate responsibility reveals another list of “most” sustainable companies. But given the huge differences between the companies and where they operate, are such rankings really useful?

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