Stakeholder Engagement

PolicyWatch – November 2014

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 6, 2014)

Animal tested imports ban, UK Modern Slavery Bill, French eco-tax backtrack and EU disclosure law

Asia column – Asia’s caring side

Paul French, (Nov 6, 2014)

Asian consumers care more than their western counterparts, according to two new surveys – although the findings need a good dose of context

Data series: Fair use of data – Has the internet become Big Brother?

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 5, 2014)

You are being tracked online, and you probably have no idea how much. Are company pledges to use data fairly enough to assuage concerns?

BrandWatch – November 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Nov 4, 2014)

Fertility benefits, access to toilets, clean energy campaign and sustainable food

Banking regulations struggle to avert the next financial crisis

Stephen Gardner, (Oct 13, 2014)

The financial crisis triggered a revolution in banking regulation, but it is too soon to tell if banks have been truly tamed

How to achieve cultural change in the finance sector

Stephen Gardner, (Oct 9, 2014)

In the wake of financial scandals, big banks declare their culture is changing, but critics say genuine reform is easier said than done

PolicyWatch – October 2014

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 9, 2014)

A framework for climate change justice, South Korea to start emissions trading and use of drones for environmental purposes held up in US

The shared value of sustainable luxury

Anonymous, (Oct 9, 2014)

Luxury goods companies can encourage sustainable values with their counterintuitive business models and out-of-the-box thinking

Corporate tax: OECD rules to pin down company profits

Eric Marx, (Oct 9, 2014)

The net is closing on firms that shunt money around to avoid tax liabilities, but any clampdown risks stifling enterprise and faces practical challenges

Book review: Revisiting the social licence to operate

Rory Sullivan, (Oct 9, 2014)

John Morrison’s new book raises important questions about how we structure the relationship between companies, governments and wider society

Mars company profile: A taste for sustainability

Sam Phipps, (Sep 10, 2014)

Confectionary giant Mars is making strides to ensure its vast operations are on a sustainable footing

Sports Briefing Part 4: Sponsorship – A run for your money

Ellen R Delisio, (Aug 18, 2014)

Sponsors wield considerable influence in the fight to achieve a more ethical playing field in big sports

Sports Briefing: Is Rio Ready for 2016?

Amy Brown and April Streeter, (Aug 18, 2014)

Brazil is struggling to fulfil its Olympic promises

Sports Briefing Part 1: Public pain, private gain

Amy Brown and April Streeter, (Aug 18, 2014)

The world of international sports events is making pledges on sustainability, yet the score remains people 0, profits 1

BrandWatch – August 2014

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 18, 2014)

Airline ends shark fin trade, Walmart’s ‘women-owned’ labels and Ikea raises wages

Analysis: Mortgage fines – Banks behaving badly

Stephen Gardner, (Aug 18, 2014)

Hefty fines have been imposed over the financial malpractice that caused the global crash, but many fear the punishment has had little impact on banking culture

BrandWatch – July 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 17, 2014)

Cup deposits, Tesla patents and verified McDonald’s cows

Analysis: Co-op bank – Banking on ethics

Ian Welsh, (Jul 17, 2014)

After near-collapse, the Co-op Bank faces an uphill struggle to rebuild both its financial credibility and its reputation as a leader in ethical business

Comment: Shareholder activism is stimulating drive towards responsible practice

Catherine Howarth, (Jun 13, 2014)

Big business has rarely faced such intense scrutiny, not just from politicians, regulatory bodies and the media, but from individuals across Britain, still feeling the pinch from the financial crisis.

When losing $2bn is a smart move

Jon Entine, (Jun 11, 2014)

American drug store giant CVS Caremark has taken a gamble in banishing tobacco from its thousands of stores