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Finalists for Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Awards revealed

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 12, 2019)

Orsted, HPE, L’Oreal, ABN Amro, MIcrosoft, Coca Cola, WWF, Thermo Fisher, Fairphone, ReNew Power, MAX Burgers, Skipton Building Society, Nissan Europe, Acciona, Google, Maersk, MOndi, Nordea, Santader Brasil and Hasiru Dala are among the nominees being shortlisted for this year’s The Responsible Business Awards

'I expect my company to be a leader in the battle against climate change'

Liam Dowd, (Jun 6, 2019)

In this year's Responsible Business Trends report from Ethical Corporation we found that 73% of corporate respondents want their companies to take more action to address climate risk

Nominations for Ethical Corporation Awards close 3rd June

Krina Amin, (May 23, 2019)

The submission deadline for Ethical Corporation’s 10th Annual Responsible Business Awards is drawing ever closer and we’re still on the hunt for the ground-breaking initiatives that have brought sustainability to the fore over the past year

Why the UN Global Compact is a CSR commitment that works

Julia Moshkin, (May 1, 2019)

Julia Moshkin of EcoVadis points to research showing that companies that have signed up to the initiative’s 10 principles perform significantly better on driving responsibility in their supply chains

'There are seven problems with measuring social impact. Here's how to solve them’

Rodolphe Durand, (Apr 17, 2019)

Rodolphe Durand of HEC Paris introduces a first of its kind assessment tool that cuts through potential greenwash to measure companies’ contribution to the SDGs

Six steps to safeguarding ethics in the 21st century workforce

Alexandra Levit, (Jan 7, 2019)

Author Alexandra Levit says rethinking incentive systems and the role of compliance teams are both critical for companies that are serious about tackling corruption

'Business as usual is no longer an option'

Terry Slavin, (Dec 21, 2018)

Leading commentators take stock of a turbulent year for responsible business in Ethical Corporation's review of 2018

‘The window to act on climate change is closing fast. We need a new plan’

Sally Uren, (Dec 18, 2018)

Sally Uren of Forum for the Future outlines seven shifts that must happen in 2019 if companies are to rise to the sustainability challenges we now face

The disruptors: How Solitaire Townsend is putting passion at the heart of sustainability

Oliver Balch, (Sep 18, 2018)

Oliver Balch talks to Futerra's co-founder about her journey from a Bedford council estate to one of the UK’s leading sustainability consultancies

CSR Cheat Sheet: Fossil-fuel lobby fails to cloud vision of a carbon-free future

Oliver Balch, (Jul 31, 2018)

Envisioning the decarbonization dream; SDGs offer new hope to animal rights activists; city mayors lead the way on climate action

The disruptors: Why Sally Uren won't settle for less than wholesale systems change

Oliver Balch, (Jul 4, 2018)

Forum for the Future's CEO tells Oliver Balch what keeps her going as she pushes companies in the direction of progressive transformation, with all its risks and ambiguities

CSR Cheat Sheet: Big firms in deep water as LGIM warns of uninsurable world

Oliver Balch, (Jun 24, 2018)

Climate inaction CEOs in Legal and General's sights; no let-up in plastics debate; Europe nudges non-carbon energy targets

Nine takeaways from the first day of Responsible Business Summit Europe

Mike Scott, (Jun 13, 2018)

ESG reporting, the right to privacy in a data-driven world, and the fourth industrial revolution came under the spotlight during an inspiring first day at Ethical Corporation’s premier European event in London yesterday. Here are nine snippets

Comment: 'The SDGs are too important to be left to marketing departments'

Matthew Yeomans, (Jun 11, 2018)

Sustainly founder Matthew Yeomans argues that the Global Goals offer a golden opportunity to rebuild trust with customers, society and governments – but integrating them into corporate reporting is key

Comment: What Aristotle and Confucius can teach today's CSR professionals

Julian Baggini, (Jun 1, 2018)

If companies want to be good, they should be prepared to throw away the rule book and adopt practical wisdom, advises philosopher Julian Baggini

Comment: ‘Time to celebrate companies that pay their fair share of tax’

Paul Monaghan, (May 17, 2018)

With tax avoidance people's biggest concern when it comes to corporate conduct, the Fair Tax Mark’s Paul Monaghan says 40 firms, including SSE, Marshalls and Go-Ahead Group, have signed up to the Fair Tax Mark

Comment: Why should the West have a monopoly on defining CSR?

Mary Longhurst, (May 13, 2018)

CSR specialist Mary Longhurst asks whether Indian companies, which are mandated to spend 2% of their profits on CSR activities, should bow to western notions or responsible conduct or fuse them with a more traditional approach to philanthropy

Sustainable living brands still fuelling Unilever’s growth

Terry Slavin, (May 10, 2018)

The FMCG giant reveals that its most sustainable brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its sales growth last year

Five steps to taking the Global Goals to the heart of business

Alexandra Britton, (May 6, 2018)

Alexandra Britton of positive impact consultancy Palladium says firms should focus on creating value in their core business if they want to make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Paul Polman: ‘I feel like it’s my first day at Unilever, and there is a lot to do’

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2018)

On the eve of a tense AGM this week, the Unilever CEO sits down with Ethical Corporation’s editor Terry Slavin, and dismisses any idea he is preparing to step down

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