Stakeholder Engagement

China column: Return of the ethical consumer?

Paul French, (Apr 6, 2014)

The return of western economic growth has brought a resurgence in activism over Chinese business ethics – and Chinese consumers themselves are rallying to the cause, says Paul French

Business and the recognition of universal human rights

Christine Bader, (Apr 6, 2014)

John Ruggie’s work on business and human rights benefited from experts seconded from industry, including Big Oil

Asia Pulp & Paper: When do you reward a company for reforming?

Toby Webb, (Apr 5, 2014)

APP deserves credit for stopping natural forest clearance, despite its late conversion to the cause, says Toby Webb

Chevron and Ecuador: Red card for green lawyer

Jon Entine, (Apr 4, 2014)

Cheating in a game of high-stakes legal tactics has backfired in the ongoing Chevron-Ecuador case, potentially leaving villagers with nothing

UK pension funds – Where have you put my money?

Sam Phipps, (Apr 2, 2014)

While corporate practice is often in the firing line, the pension funds investing workers’ life savings are generally given a free rein. That may be about to change

Press Release: Full 2013 “Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments” report published

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 31, 2014)

The new Nestlé in Society 2013 report transparently shares the Company’s progress and challenges in meeting its 35 forward-looking commitments that cover nutrition, water, rural development, sustainability and compliance.

Press Release: ING Group publishes latest sustainability report

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 28, 2014)

ING Group has published its 19th Sustainability Report: “Simpler, stronger, sustainable”.

Press Release: Standard Chartered launches 2013 Sustainability Review

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 27, 2014)

Today, Standard Chartered launches its 2013 Sustainability Review, which captures the progress and commitments that we have made in supporting social and economic development across the markets in which we operate.

Press Release: Anglo American believes positive and lasting change depends on mutual benefit

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 24, 2014)

Anglo American today released its 13th sustainable development report, demonstrating progress during 2013 against set targets and highlighting the challenges to realise the Group’s overall sustainable development objectives.

Press Release: Mondelēz International Announces Global Commitments to Well-being

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 18, 2014)

Mondelēz International unveiled a plan last week which seeks to improve the well-being of the planet and its people – from farmers to consumers.

North America Briefing Part 3: Non-profits – Finding a way

April Streeter, (Mar 8, 2014)

Whether through confrontation or collaboration, there are some activist and NGO successes to acknowledge and build on

Reasons to be cheerful

Toby Webb, (Mar 6, 2014)

Toby Webb has 11 reasons to be optimistic about sustainability

BrandWatch – March 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Mar 6, 2014)

CVS gets serious on health, how farmers can measure emissions and cleaner laundry from P&G

Analysis: corporate citizenship – Engaging business performance

Giles Crosse, (Mar 6, 2014)

A new barometer of corporate practice finds movement in the right direction

Analysis: Oxfam and SodaStream – Unpalatable mix

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 6, 2014)

Oxfam’s uncompromising stance on Scarlett Johansson’s endorsement of SodaStream has shone the spotlight on business issues surrounding Israeli settlements

North America case study 2: Cosia – Oil sands collaboration

April Streeter, (Mar 5, 2014)

Canada’s oil sands sector is cooperating on some environmental improvements

NGOWatch – March 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Mar 5, 2014)

Income inequality wake-up, more dangerous chemicals in clothes and solidarity with Cambodian workers

PRESS RELEASE: Cultivating the Next Generation

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 5, 2014)

Cultivating the next generation of Sustainability Professionals is no small feat, as the teams at Arizona State University ("ASU"), Global Institute of Sustainability, and Manzimvula Ventures, Inc., both know

Business still needs to earn our trust

Mallen Baker, (Feb 10, 2014)

It’s wrong to tar all companies with the same brush, but we’ve learned the hard way that trust needs to be earned, says Mallen Baker

Natural resources – Is mineral-rich Madagascar open for business?

Giles Crosse, (Feb 8, 2014)

Mineral extraction in Madagascar epitomises the challenges of sustainable development in impoverished and unstable countries rich in natural resources