Business Strategy

China column: Luxury brands ratcheting up responsibility

Paul French, (Jul 12, 2012)

The changing shape of China’s economy is producing novel versions of corporate responsibility, says Paul French

Sustainability news roundup - July/August 2012

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 11, 2012)

Ethical Corporation’s latest update on responsible business stories

ISO 26000: Sustainability as standard?

Jon Entine, (Jul 11, 2012)

Jon Entine asks if, almost two years on since its launch, ISO 26000 is working

CRWatch, a roundup of recent business sustainability news - July/August 2012

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 11, 2012)

Bank of America digs deep, M&S’s carbon neutrality and brands that show a bit of bottle

Colombia Briefing Part 2: Corporate sector - Scaling up the business agenda

Rob Bailes in Bogota, (Jul 11, 2012)

Colombia’s changing social and economic fortunes have been driving a heightened interest in strategic corporate sustainability

Influence and lobbying: Power struggles down under

Mallen Baker, (Jul 11, 2012)

The efforts of powerful business leaders in Australia to influence political opinion raises a troubling dimension to the role of corporations in public life, says Mallen Baker

Corporate culture: Why institutional investors benefit from openness

Wilfred Chow, (Jul 6, 2012)

In the second of three op-eds, Chow explains why investors should push for better company-employee engagement

Corporate cultures: Why financial institutions benefit from employee openness

Wilfred Chow, (Jun 29, 2012)

Developing a culture of effective and engaged followership can prevent financial sector scandals

Press Release - Responsible Business Award Winners 2012 Announced

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 26, 2012)

M&S, Timberland, National Australia Bank and Telecom Development Company Afghanistan amongst winners at Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards 2012

Letter from America: Sugar tax will never hit the spot

Peter Knight, (Jun 6, 2012)

Peter Knight argues that diet should be about personal choice, not government control

Essay: Focus on corporate impact and improve business performance

Mandy Cormack and David Grayson, (Jun 6, 2012)

A new report from the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield University explains how to develop an interactive approach to corporate sustainability

China column: China has western brands for breakfast

Paul French, (Jun 5, 2012)

Paul French says that China’s acquisitiveness is entering a new phase, with deals to take control of major brands west

Communications: You can’t always tweet yourself out of a hole

Eric Dezenhall, (Jun 5, 2012)

When it comes to damage limitation, it can be tempting to turn to social media – but it’s only part of the solution

Bangladesh Briefing Part 2: Corporate achievement - Lonely leading lights

Amy Brown, (Jun 4, 2012)

Bangladesh’s businesses are a late arrival to the corporate responsibility table. A handful of innovative companies in the clothing, banking and energy sectors are showing the way forward

Business and human rights: Rolling out the Ruggie principles

Stephen Gardner, (Jun 4, 2012)

One year on from their formal adoption, the Ruggie Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are being slowly absorbed by governments, business federations and companies

Alternative capitalism: What’s the big idea?

Tobias Webb, (Jun 4, 2012)

There is plenty of talk about redesigning capitalism to make business sustainable, but nobody’s addressing the problem of scale, says Toby Webb

Commercialising innovation: Why sustainability doesn’t need a niche

Mallen Baker, (Jun 4, 2012)

It’s not easy being a sustainability leader. Credentials need to be watertight and product quality and performance must match the competition

CEO interview: Paul Polman, Unilever – Sustainable living gets top billing

Toby Webb with research by Oliver Balch, (May 4, 2012)

At the end of 2010, Unilever launched a series of ambitious targets under the banner of its Sustainable Living Plan. The man driving that plan is Unilever chief executive Paul Polman

Goldman Sachs: Morally bankrupt or great place to work?

Mallen Baker, (Mar 30, 2012)

Apparent outrage over sharp practices at Goldman Sachs reflects wider public revulsion over what we all knew was going on in the financial world, says Mallen Baker

Sustainability news roundup - April 2012

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 26, 2012)

Ethical Corporation’s latest update on responsible business stories