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China's milk scandal: a bad response is followed by something more sensible

Paul French, (Jan 8, 2009)

Attempts to try and repair consumer confidence in China over milk are under way

CB Richard Ellis v British Land – Small is still beautiful

Kathee Rebernak, (Dec 11, 2008)

British Land may be smaller than CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest property services firm, but it has a much stronger approach to corporate responsibility

Supply chain ethics – Brands stay committed despite tough trading

Rajesh Chhabara, (Dec 5, 2008)

The garment and footwear giants can keep down supply chain costs without sacrificing ethical standards

Business ethics: Five books on China that might prove useful

Paul French, (Dec 4, 2008)

Ethical Corporation’s China Editor Paul French looks at what should be in any serious stocking for Christmas reading

Review of the year: 2008 – The year the economic climate changed

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 2, 2008)

Ethical Corporation starts to make sense of the key developments in a turbulent year for responsible business, and looks at what might happen in 2009

Ethical leaders of 2008

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 1, 2008)

Our pick of the individuals who have done most to advance the cause of responsible business over the year

Carbon label licence fee costs SMEs £5000 per year

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 25, 2008)

One medium-sized business is appalled at the cost of licensing the Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label. But the Carbon Trust claims it's not ripping-off businesses

Business school bulletin – November 2008

Oliver Balch, (Nov 15, 2008)

What governments think of corporate responsibility, why brands matter more in poorer countries and how mobile phones drive development

ArcelorMittal 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report – A solid first cast

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Nov 13, 2008)

ArcelorMittal feels able to talk about health and safety challenges, but environmental concerns are conspicuous by their absence from its first corporate responsibility report

Water resources: Efficiency and conservation – Swimming in dwindling waters

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 13, 2008)

As the planet’s once plentiful blue resource gets used up, companies are acting to secure supply and be more efficient users of water

Coffee sourcing – Ethical espressos

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Nov 5, 2008)

The boss of Italian coffee legend Illy explains why the market for gourmet coffee will continue to grow, and why he has no time for ethical certification

Institutional investors rally in UN Global Compact call

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Oct 28, 2008)

Investors signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment are trying to show that they mean business

Wal-Mart sells some pre-Christmas corporate responsibility cheer

Tobias Webb, (Oct 23, 2008)

Turmoil in the markets, and company spending coming under increasing pressure has many people spooked about the size of 2009's business ethics budgets. But the world's largest retailer's recent announcement shows sustainability is still important, even in a downturn.

Ahold – Regal retailer picks up the pace

Tony Danby, (Oct 9, 2008)

Dutch retail giant Royal Ahold has been slow to act on social and environmental matters, but is starting to make progress in the ethical sourcing of tea, coffee and seafood

Development – Cadbury invests in flaking supply chain

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Oct 6, 2008)

Cadbury hopes investing in Ghana’s cocoa farms will stop young workers deserting for the city

Anti-corruption: UK Serious Fraud Office – A regulator re-armed

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Sep 29, 2008)

The UK’s top bribery law enforcer Richard Alderman wants business to work with him, not against him

Business school bulletin – September 2008

Oliver Balch, (Sep 11, 2008)

The perverse power of corporate responsibility rhetoric, why ethical behaviour boosts your brand’s emotional appeal, and more work to do for Ruggie

Greenwasher – September 2008

"Greenwasher", (Sep 9, 2008)

Innocent slips up, M&S saves some money and rabbits sell cars

Natura – Natural success in Brazil

Tony Danby, (Sep 9, 2008)

Brazilian natural products company Natura shows that sustainability can be more than cosmetic

Corporate social opportunity – Taking ethical risks to market

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 9, 2008)

Growing numbers of companies are seeing opportunities in meeting social and environmental needs, but business as a whole is not moving fast enough, say David Grayson and Adrian Hodges

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