Stakeholder Engagement

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

Analysis: International Business Leaders Forum – Our work here is done

Eric Marx, (Sep 2, 2013)

For those who fear there are too many non-profit organisations chasing the same goals, the venerable International Business Leaders Forum has some welcome news

World football – Foul play

Stephen Gardner, (Aug 27, 2013)

Critics say reforms at football’s international governing body don’t go far enough, after years of scandal and shadowy dealings

How institutional investors can tackle poverty and development

Rory Sullivan and Helena Viñes Fiestas, (Aug 8, 2013)

The investment community can play a significant role in alleviating poverty and promoting development

Business School Bulletin – July/August 2013

Oliver Balch, (Jul 11, 2013)

The continuing barriers to boardroom diversity, the pros and cons of matched giving and the rise of EVs in China

Millennium Development Goals – Manage partnerships and measure success

Eric Marx, (Jul 10, 2013)

World leaders have launched their ‘partnership’ blueprint to succeed the Millennium Development Goals

NGOWatch – July/August 2013

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 10, 2013)

Disaster prevention, McDonald’s under fire and US retailers’ seafood sustainability ranked

Analysis: online advertising – Facebook under fire

Eric Marx, (Jul 10, 2013)

Online targeted advertising algorithms can have serious reputational consequences for brands

Asia Pulp and Paper – So far so good

Tobias Webb, (Jul 8, 2013)

Toby Webb welcomes Asia Pulp and Paper’s progress since their no-more-deforestation declaration

Human rights: principled corporate management

Oliver Balch, (Jun 6, 2013)

Two years on from the introduction of the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights, how are companies managing the landmark framework?