Business Strategy

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.

Swedish Briefing Part 1: Overview - Quietly confident

Astrid von Schmeling in Stockholm, (Dec 3, 2010)

With a strong economy and global brands, Sweden is busy building a sustainable future

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

Carbon pricing: will the UK government take the floor?

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 3, 2010)

Jane Burston explores the impact a carbon floor price may have

Marine Stewardship Council: All certification schemes have their limits

Brendan May, (Nov 1, 2010)

Brendan May examines why even the best certification schemes – though vital – can’t solve everything

Corporate accountability: Blame the big names

Mallen Baker, (Nov 1, 2010)

Mallen Baker asks why international companies get knocked when things go wrong, but smaller companies remain anonymous

Impact assessment: How to report about reality

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Oct 20, 2010)

Leading companies are assessing the impacts of their business and reporting on them. As a result they are significantly improving their corporate responsibility reports in the process, writes Peter Davis

Business and environmental impacts: Why ‘full product transparency’ is the future

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 11, 2010)

Ramon Arratia of InterfaceFLOR explains why company disclosure must embrace the full product life-cycle

Sustainability high on US corporate agenda: A new ten page briefing

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 1, 2010)

A dramatic shift in the nation’s attitudes and opinions towards a corporation’s role in society has meant that companies in the US have had to take much greater notice in the corporate responsibility agenda, finds a new briefing by Ethical Corporation

Vedanta: Reputation minefield

Rajesh Chhabara, (Oct 1, 2010)

Vedanta Resources has been digging itself into a hole in India

GE 2009 Citizenship Report: Responsibility with imagination

Elaine Cohen, (Oct 1, 2010)

GE’s latest report keeps up the momentum

Oil & Gas revenues: Iraq's transparency surge

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 27, 2010)

New US legislation may be about to transform reporting for extractive companies around the world, including Iraq, suggests John West

Wal-Mart - Crowd control

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Sep 22, 2010)

Why is US retailer Wal-Mart fighting a fine following a fatal health and safety lapse?

Anti-corruption enforcement initiatives: Too much of a good thing?

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 22, 2010)

There is a lot going on in the anti-bribery world, but it’s not clear that all new developments represent progress. More is not always better, argues Alexandra Wrage

Future sustainable growth - Capitalism that works

David Grayson, (Sep 15, 2010)

David Grayson says a number of recent reports and events advance the case for sustainable capitalism

The UK Anti-Bribery Act: How global companies should prepare

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (Sep 14, 2010)

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, an expert in world-wide anti-corruption compliance, considers how large businesses should tackle compliance with the most far-reaching new laws on bribery and corruption since 1977

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - September 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Sep 2, 2010)

Recognising social entrepreneurs, good news for greeting cards, equal rights at Google and BMW gets a wrist slap