Business Strategy

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

The Kimberley Process: Conflict diamonds cut out

Eric Marx, (Aug 31, 2010)

The Kimberley Process has succeeded in virtually eliminating blood diamonds, but the global gem trade remains far from clean

Green growth: Sustainability reflux

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 26, 2010)

Paul Hohnen considers comments generated by his previous piece “sustainability redux” on this website recently, and offers some further thoughts on the prospects for the green and sustainable growth agenda in 2011 and beyond

Mark Hurd and HP: Codes of conduct starting to bite

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 19, 2010)

Last week’s departure of HP’s well paid CEO on ethical grounds shows the corporate codes of conduct are now taken much more seriously, reports Francesca Boothby

Deforestation and palm oil: Sinar Mas must clean up its act now

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 16, 2010)

Ian Duff, campaigner at Greenpeace, argues that Sinar Mas has failed in their attempts to discredit the NGOs recent investigations of the company

Green growth: Sustainability redux

Paul Hohnen, (Aug 11, 2010)

Paul Hohnen welcomes the morphing of the sustainable development agenda into a green growth agenda and considers what needs to happen next

How good companies create bad outcomes in the supply chain

Mallen Baker, (Aug 8, 2010)

Mallen Baker considers how unfortunate ethical outcomes are more an issue of systems and incentives than deliberate planning or cost-cutting

Dalian explosion and oil spill: China's growth trap

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 2, 2010)

Last month's serious pollution incident is just the lastest in the Middle Kingdom in 2010, as the environmental accident rate goes through the roof, writes Sam Chambers in Dalian

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Time for a serious upgrade

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 26, 2010)

The task ahead for the OECD is to address the shortcomings of the OECD Guidelines, most notably in the area of human rights, supply chain coverage and effectiveness of National Contact Points in resolving conflicts, argues Joris Oldenziel

BP and the Gulf of Mexico: In defence of Tony Hayward

Mallen Baker, (Jul 12, 2010)

Tony Hayward, CEO of BP, has made mistakes, but has been unfairly vilified by a scapegoat-hungry media and commentators, argues Mallen Baker

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - July/August 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 5, 2010)

Wal-Mart helps the hungry, America’s hang up on drying jeans and greener beans from M&S

Business and human rights: Why investors need rules not principles

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 15, 2010)

UN Special Representative John Ruggie needs to propose a clear human rights performance framework for companies, argues Rory Sullivan

BP and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: How to create corporate accountability

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 11, 2010)

Investors and governments should press BP to earmark $25 billion for an oil spill restoration fund, argue Mark Tulay and Stephen Viederman

European solar power: Time to stem the subsidies?

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 7, 2010)

Europe’s feed-in tariffs have come under scrutiny recently as both Germany and Spain have been forced to reassess their pricing models. Is it time to reel in the subsidies?

Analysis: UK election - Can coalition deliver responsible business?

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Jun 3, 2010)

The new UK government says the environment and better business regulation are top priorities

Sustainability news roundup - June 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 1, 2010)

Moves from the Green Scorpions,Samsung and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Top 10 challenges facing ethics & compliance executives

EC Newsdesk, (May 24, 2010)

Ethical Corporation recently asked ethics & compliance experts what they see as the biggest challenge in their line of work.

How India is trying to engage in CSR, banks regaining our trust, the coalition government delivering responsible business and the Responsible Business Awards 2010

EC Newsdesk, (May 21, 2010)

These are just some of the things that subscribers to the Ethical Corporation magazine will be reading about in the June edition.

Climate change and business: How carbon reporting can become more credible

EC Newsdesk, (May 19, 2010)

Independent and convincing third party assurance of corporate carbon data is lacking, but urgently needed, argues Esther Rodriguez

Spotting responsible companies - blink and you might miss it

Mallen Baker, (May 16, 2010)

Working out what a responsible business look like does not necessarily fit into an index or list of criteria. It can often be an art rather than a science, argues Mallen Baker