Stakeholder Engagement

Recession ethics: CSR in a downturn – Recession-proof ethics can weather the storm

Rikki Stancich, (Mar 5, 2008)

Consumers who already pay a premium for ethical goods such as Fairtrade and organic produce are unlikely to be put off by an economic slowdown

CSR and sustainability reports, is there really any point in mailing them?

Tobias Webb, (Mar 5, 2008)

As more and more non-financial reports come out, it’s time to question whether sending the complete report out to stakeholders really is a good idea

‘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?

UK Government shakeup on corporate responsibility probably does not bode well

Greenwasher, (Feb 27, 2008)

A well placed source tells Greenwasher that Gordon Brown, the grumpy micro-manager would-be technocrat at the helm of Britain, is not a fan of corporate social responsibility, preferring development goals instead

Electronics giants must take responsibility

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Feb 19, 2008)

Esther de Haan and Tim Steinweg, from Netherlands-based NGO SOMO, take issue with the story published in February about IT companies and metal extraction in Africa

Greenwasher – February 2008

"Greenwasher", (Feb 14, 2008)

Chances of zero-carbon homes have fallen to virtually zero, and UK MPs postpone green debates for yet another day. Greenwasher also takes a sideways look at Polish banking, product placement and bad press release writing

ING: The quiet bank, serious about sustainability

Tobias Webb, (Feb 14, 2008)

Unlike many big banks, ING is more focused on getting things done than seeking green publicity

Sovereign wealth funds – From predator to saviour

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 13, 2008)

Locust on how we learned to stop fearing and start loving sovereign wealth funds

Renewable energy – Investors ride the new energy wave

Emily Farnworth, (Feb 13, 2008)

Big names including Google and BT are starting to generate their own renewable energy, and it’s set to become big business, says Emily Farnworth

Transparency International – Counting corporate corruption

Tobias Webb, (Feb 13, 2008)

Cobus de Swardt, Transparency International’s new managing director, thinks companies have had it far too easy on corruption. But things may be changing

Bali – A good deal for business?

Zara Maung, (Feb 8, 2008)

Some say it was a breakthrough and some say it was a flop. Did business get anything useful out of the Bali road map?

GM crops: Biotech agriculture – Time to take GM seriously

Rikki Stancich, (Feb 7, 2008)

Biotechnology companies say their seeds offer a green answer to the threat of global food shortages. But the evidence for that claim is mixed at best

GM and climate change – A hungry world needs answers on GM crops

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 7, 2008)

Genetically modified food has a role to play in addressing the impending climate-related food crisis

Climate change: Do investors discount carbon?

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 4, 2008)

Investors care less about the size of a company's carbon footprint than its exposure to forced emissions cuts in future, say Rory Sullivan and Jennifer Kozak

Business school bulletin – January 2008

Oliver Balch, (Jan 14, 2008)

Corporate natural hazard philanthropy, environmental risks and workplace graft

GovernanceWatch – January 2008

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 13, 2008)

Walker code up and running, pension fund restrictions and European banking rules

Climate change – news in brief January 2008

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2008)

A successful marathon in Bali, US energy bill jumps another hurdle, but bad news for UK commuters

Big interview: Jean-Philippe Courtois, Microsoft International – Windows of opportunity

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

Microsoft aims to expand into emerging markets by creating products with social benefits, according to the software giant’s head outside North America

Low-carbon economy – Regions that may rescue the planet

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 8, 2008)

California and Guangdong are exciting new grounds for potential climate change laws, says Emily Farnworth

Textiles – Time for ethical sourcing Mk II

Tobias Webb, (Jan 8, 2008)

Neil Kearney, general secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation, has little time for CSR consultants and thinks NGOs have got the wrong end of the ethical sourcing stick

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