Stakeholder Engagement

Analysis: Business ethics reporting – Public enemy number one – again

Sam Phipps, (Mar 13, 2015)

The financial sector tops the list of ethical failings most reported by the media, for a third successive year

Comment: Industry perspectives on social responsibility in extractives

Steven Wade, (Mar 5, 2015)

The below conclusions are taken from research carried out by Ethical Corporation of 249 professionals working in mining, oil and gas

Business school bulletin – March 2015

Oliver Balch, (Mar 3, 2015)

Business ethics education and business-NGO collaboration

BrandWatch – February 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Feb 17, 2015)

Google ranks top, Body Shop empowers women, sustainable aluminium standard unveiled and Shell pays out

To lower bank conduct risk, elevate the employees

Wilfred Chow, (Feb 10, 2015)

Even after the financial crisis, we continue to witness a stunning parade of bank scandals.

Asia column – NGOs allowed to sue polluters in China

Paul French, (Feb 9, 2015)

Hundreds of campaign groups in China have been granted the unprecedented right to bring legal action over environmental damage

Banks still mired in red over conduct risk

Sam Phipps, (Feb 8, 2015)

Public trust in the banking sector continues to take a battering after a series of scandals and fines. “Conduct risk” is the new buzz phrase, but can it be clearly defined and how can it be managed effectively for competitive advantage?

Corporate engagement: How Asian responsibility is changing its stripes

Paul French, (Feb 8, 2015)

As economies are growing, so is the sophistication of community engagement programmes in Asia

PolicyWatch – February 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 5, 2015)

Genetic modification, Global Reporting Initiative, Russian recycling and UK fracking disclosure

Business school bulletin – February 2015

Oliver Balch, (Feb 3, 2015)

Management alignment and coherence and CSR contraction and expansion

Case study: The cost of community conflict

Sam Phipps, (Jan 30, 2015)

The direct cost of community conflict in the extractives industry is high, according to a 2014 report by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (CSRI) at Harvard Kennedy School

Case study: PRE’s water shortage solution

Sam Phipps, (Jan 30, 2015)

Pacific Rubiales Energy (PRE), the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company in Colombia, has adopted a Shared Value Initiative for water usage

Case study: New Gold’s collaborative approach

Sam Phipps, (Jan 30, 2015)

New Gold runs the New Afton Mine in Canada, Mesquite in the US, Peak Mines in Australia and Mexico’s Cerro San Pedro

Commodity prices raise CSR concerns

Sam Phipps, (Jan 30, 2015)

Will sharp price falls and squeezed margins in oil and gold affect producers’ CSR strategies? The picture is mixed, analysts say, with risk mitigation and resource scarcity still concentrating minds across extractive industries

Analysis: Human rights – New benchmark to rank companies on human rights performance

Nadine Hawa, (Jan 14, 2015)

Index will rank companies on human rights in effort to drive better performance

Analysis: Anti-corruption controls – Carry on bribing

Sam Phipps, (Jan 7, 2015)

Bribery controls lack bite, report finds

PolicyWatch – January 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Jan 6, 2015)

Electronics bin ban, Amazon soy moratorium, Luxembourg tax review and chemical footprint tool

Asia column – Where will corruption crackdown lead?

Paul French, (Jan 6, 2015)

The full repercussions of the top-level crackdown on corruption by officials are as yet unknown, although side-effects have already emerged

NGOWatch – January 2015

Jeni Yaghoubi, (Jan 5, 2015)

Conflict gold, LGBT equality, Myanmar jade mine drug dependency and Boreal Forest sourcing campaign

BrandWatch – January 2015

Jeni Yaghoubi, (Jan 5, 2015)

US clean power support, fairer feathers, M&S workers’ poll and factory fire compensation