Stakeholder Engagement

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

BrandWatch – February 2014

Nadine Hawa, (Feb 7, 2014)

Nestlé targets the young unemployed, help to address water stress risks and GM’s new CEO

BrandWatch – December 2013

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Dec 20, 2013)

Internet access for the repressed, Credit Suisse goes for equality and better plastics in sight

Analysis: natural disaster relief – What companies should do to help

Judy Kuszewski, (Dec 18, 2013)

When natural disasters strike we all want to do what we can. Companies should work out their best response

For better governance, think stakeholders

Wilfred Chow, (Dec 18, 2013)

Progressive companies operate in the interest of all their stakeholders – and not just shareholders

Letter from the mid-Atlantic – How granny apps can change the world

Peter Knight, (Dec 16, 2013)

Consumer technology is now being used to meet practical needs and bring fulfilment to people’s lives, says Peter Knight

DNA – Testing genetics

Jon Entine, (Dec 16, 2013)

Outlandish claims about what we can learn about ourselves from our DNA threaten the credibility of the personal genomics

What can companies do about investor short-termism?

Danielle Chesebrough and Rory Sullivan, (Nov 26, 2013)

The Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Investment are looking to gather examples of where companies have tried to mitigate the negative impacts of investor short-termism

Regional briefing Part 2: Europe: Corporate activity – The trust-recovery scramble

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 14, 2013)

The most progressive European companies are moving towards sustainability being central to their business models, but the best ideas don’t necessarily come from the top

China column – Burmese daze?

Paul French, (Nov 13, 2013)

Everyone’s frantic for a piece of the newly reformed Burma, not least its neighbour China, says Paul French, China editor

NGOWatch – November 2013

Nadine Hawa, (Nov 8, 2013)

Antarctic fishing proposals scuppered, supply chain fire safety and the mega costs of food waste

Analysis: Arctic 30 – Testing the waters

Eric Marx, (Nov 8, 2013)

Russia’s heavy-handed treatment of activists protesting against Arctic drilling looks to have set the tone for this new battleground

Football clubs – A shot at responsibility

Stephen Gardner, (Oct 16, 2013)

There are signs that the football businesses of a number of countries are finally starting to pay attention to social responsibility and sustainability

Human rights case study: Cerrejón – Digging deep to rebuild trust

Oliver Balch, (Oct 1, 2013)

Extractive companies regularly find themselves embroiled in human rights conflicts. Colombian mining giant Cerrejón is taking steps to minimise its impact

China column: China-Africa – tensions need corporate relief

Paul French, (Sep 26, 2013)

China’s trade with Africa is big business. The Chinese government has so far led efforts to build good relations with host countries, and it is now time to put the ‘corporate’ into corporate responsibility, says Paul French

Analysis: lobbying – Cut out of campaigns?

Stephen Gardner, (Sep 24, 2013)

Proposed UK legislation could still go too far in regulating ‘third party’ campaign activities during elections, despite improvements, non-profit groups say

Analysis: caring consumers – Where there’s a will

Jerri-Lynn Scofield, (Sep 24, 2013)

A growing proportion of consumers say they are willing to pay a premium to businesses that do good. How that translates to the bottom line is far from simple

Time to get serious with stakeholders

Mallen Baker, (Sep 6, 2013)

Companies need to understand their staff, customers and suppliers at a level that is never going to be achieved by simplistic questionnaires, argues Mallen Baker

Latin America Briefing Part 3: Multilateral efforts for sustainable development

Eric Marx, (Sep 2, 2013)

Following a turnaround in Latin America’s economic fortunes, there’s a new momentum for sustainable development as governments align themselves with NGO efforts

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