Business Strategy

'With labour exploitation worsening during Covid, tech giants must allow workers to join unions'

Felicitas Weber, (Jun 22, 2020)

Comment: Felicitas Weber of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre says while there has been some progress on addressing modern slavery by electronics companies, implementation lags policy

CSR Cheat Sheet: Green Covid-19 recovery gains public backing

Oliver Balch, (Jun 9, 2020)

In his monthly analysis of sustainability data, Oliver Balch looks at the appetite for climate action around the world, indicators that renewable energy will buck the downturn, and the latest efforts to chart net-zero commitments

How Covid-19 has brought circularity into sharp focus for Philips

Terry Slavin, (Jun 3, 2020)

With refurbished CT scanners in heavy demand from hospitals to fight the pandemic, the Dutch health technology giant is seeing dividends from its drive to close the loop on its medical equipment. Terry Slavin speaks to sustainability chief Robert Metzke about the confluence of climate action, healthcare and circularity

'We went way too far', says Gucci as pandemic forces fashion industry to take stock

Angeli Mehta, (Jun 2, 2020)

The inventory crisis that now faces the garment trade adds to a litany of well-known sustainability issues. Some brands are leading calls for a radical new approach. Angeli Mehta reports

Auto sector begins to map more circular road forward

Mike Scott, (Jun 2, 2020)

Renault and Land Rover are among those adopting more resource-efficient manufacturing processes in an industry under pressure to cut its environmental footprint. Mike Scott reports

Why are consumers failing to plug in to the circular economy?

Catherine Early, (May 27, 2020)

With only a fifth of e-waste recycled globally, new business models are needed to keep products or the materials they contain in use for longer. Catherine Early reports

‘With renewables increasingly being held to ransom, ESG needs a risk lens’

Troy Mortimer, (May 27, 2020)

Digitalisation of energy through technologies such as the internet of things has led to a surge in incidence of data fraud and cyber-attacks. ESG and cyber-risk experts Troy Mortimer and Hani Banayoti explain how responsible investors can reduce their exposure

Will Covid-19 take the steam out of green finance?

Mark Oliphant, (May 27, 2020)

Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group assesses the impact of the rise in social bond issuances in the wake of the pandemic on the green bond market

A playbook for ethical marketing during a crisis

Kellie Cummings, (May 14, 2020)

When customers feel vulnerable, they are more inclined to scrutinise brand messages. Communicators need to adopt different strategies to avoid eroding trust, says leadership consultant Kellie Cummings

Senator Whitehouse on the need to address Dark Money influencing US politics

Liam Dowd, (May 12, 2020)

Ethical Corporation's managing director Liam Dowd talks to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on tackling science denial and dark money influencing US policies

'Covid-19 is an immense problem, climate change is an even bigger problem,' says DSM North America President and General Counsel

Liam Dowd, (May 12, 2020)

Ethical Corporation's managing director Liam Dowd talks to Hugh Welsh, DSM North America President and General Counsel on how a collaborative approach by both companies and countries we can tackle both the Covid-19 pandemic and impending climate crisis

Press release: Join top speakers and industry leaders at Reuters Events’ free virtual summit

Ed Long, (May 11, 2020)

Flagship Responsible Business Week event moves online to include impressive 30+ speaker faculty plus panels, interactive workshops and bespoke networking opportunities – June 8th to 16th

Building back better: Ethical Corporation examines what Covid-19 will mean for sustainability

Terry Slavin, (May 4, 2020)

This month's magazine considers the profound and far-reaching changes to global business in the wake of the pandemic, from a heightened awareness of biodiversity risk to how it may reshape corporate accounting

‘Women must be at the heart of our recovery from the pandemic’

Lise Kingo, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Our inability to address growing inequalities, not least for women, has worsened the Covid-19 crisis, but there may be a silver lining, argues Lise Kingo of UN Global Compact

‘Protecting the vulnerable is the litmus test for stakeholder capitalism’

Caroline Rees, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Caroline Rees of Shift says the pandemic has demonstrated that there is no longer ambiguity about what is expected by investors, public figures, civil society and business commentators

‘We must open up data to fight the threat to food security from Covid-19’

Dr Suchith Anand, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Dr Suchith Anand of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition calls for a rejection of protectionism and democratisation of information to address hunger and poverty in vulnerable agriculture-dependent countries

How we can build up digital herd immunity without losing privacy rights

Sally Uren, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Dr Sally Uren of Forum for the Future explains that treating Covid-19 as a systemic challenge could help governments pilot a fair and equitable path out of lockdown

‘We need radically different accountancy to value companies in a post-pandemic world’

Delphine Gibassier, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Delphine Gibassier of Audencia Business School says Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics model, adopted by Amsterdam and in France, shows how business can stay within planetary and social boundaries

‘As companies build back better they should use ethics as their cornerstone’

David Grayson, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: David Grayson of Cranfield School of Management says the coronavirus crisis has highlighted that to be truly sustainable, businesses must live their purpose

‘Could 2020 be the year we finally rewrite the social contract?’

John Morrison, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: John Morrison of the Institute for Human Rights and Business hopes that as the world picks up the pieces after Covid-19 there will be a fundamental change to the relationship between workers and companies