Business Strategy

Competitive intelligence: The dark arts

Rajesh Chhabara, (Apr 26, 2011)

Knowing what your competitors are doing is part of good business. But how you go about finding out can take you into dangerous territory

Analysis: oil and gas markets - Energy’s murky deals exposed

Boris Peters, (Apr 21, 2011)

The energy majors still need to be more transparent in their dealings with government, says a new report

Edelman Trust Barometer: Trust me, Im the boss

Judy Kuszewski 2, (Feb 25, 2011)

Company leaders are becoming more credible and trustworthy says Edelmans new survey

AccountAbility: A case of physician heal thyself?

Mallen Baker, (Feb 25, 2011)

AccountAbility has been one of the big names in responsible business but is now in the midst of radical and controversial change. Will its founding...

France Briefing Part 1: Overview - State of affairs

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 25, 2011)

The French government controls a great deal in business in terms of both ownership and the wider sense of influence. This can be a help and a hindrance...

France Briefing Part 2: Companies - Firm believers

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 25, 2011)

Perhaps despite, rather than because of, heavy state influence in French corporate behaviour, some of Frances big names are at the forefront of international...

France Briefing Part 3: NGO influence - With us or against us?

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 25, 2011)

Non-governmental organisations in France are influential critics of corporate bad behaviour in recent years but few work alongside business to bring...

Business school bulletin - March 2011

Oliver Balch, (Feb 25, 2011)

The dangers of working in war zones, online privacy and how to mix philanthropy and profit

Codes of conduct and standards: the pick of the bunch

Deborah Leipziger, (Feb 21, 2011)

Deborah Leipziger has picked her top ten codes and standards. In the first of a two-part report, here she gives her views on five

Climate governance: how companies can develop a green plan

Rory Sullivan and Andy Gouldson, (Feb 21, 2011)

The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy has established a three-year project to analyse the role that can be played by companies in delivering the low carbon economy

Climate governance: how companies can develop a green plan

Rory Sullivan and Andy Gouldson, (Feb 21, 2011)

The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy has established a three-year project to analyse the role that can be played by companies in delivering...

Codes of conduct and standards: the pick of the bunch

Anonymous, (Feb 21, 2011)

Deborah Leipziger has picked her top ten codes and standards. In the first of a two-part report, here she gives her views on five

The UK leads the way in corporate responsibility

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 4, 2011)

UK’s perceived leading global position is highlighted in Ethical Corporation’s newly published 10-page management briefing

The UK leads the way in corporate responsibility

Oliver Balch, (Feb 4, 2011)

UKs perceived leading global position is highlighted in Ethical Corporations newly published 10-page management briefing

The ever-changing currency of trust

Mallen Baker, (Jan 26, 2011)

The language of trust is, as far as I can see, the common language marketers and corporate social responsibility teams. By and large, they have very different perspectives on the dynamics of business but the one thing they will agree on - if you lose trust, your job just got a lot harder.

View from the Middle: Aid and development – The evolving role of business

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 24, 2011)

Welcome to the first of a regular series of articles that are going to look at aid, development, natural and man-made emergencies and the role in all of this of companies and the private sector

Global risks in 2011: The scale of the challenge

Mallen Baker, (Jan 14, 2011)

The World Economic Forum has just published its Global Risks 2011 report, which suggests that global governance cannot cope with more shocks to the system. We should expect that such shocks will nevertheless be delivered, writes Mallen Baker

OECD guidelines: Big company rules revised

Paul Hohnen, (Jan 7, 2011)

OECD’s government-developed Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are being updated. Speaking to Ethical Corporation, Paul Hohnen, who has been involved in the process, explains what the changes might mean for business.

Lumber regulations: Cutting out illegal timber

Oliver Balch, (Dec 3, 2010)

Rule-tightening over illegal forest products will require companies to tighten up their supply chain monitoring

Carbon Reduction Commitment: Carbon smash and grab?

Stephen Gardner, (Dec 3, 2010)

A change to the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment has infuriated companies

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