Business Strategy

Responsible Business comes first

EC Newsdesk, (May 11, 2010)

On Tuesday 4 May Ethical Corporation’s held its inaugural ‘Responsible Business’ awards in London. The awards celebrated the excellent responsible business practices by leading companies during 2009 and 2010.

Brent Spar: Battle that launched modern activism

EC Newsdesk, (May 5, 2010)

The controversial disposal of Shell’s Brent Spar oil platform changed the relationships between companies, activists and the public for ever, say Judy Kuszewski and Yasmin Crowther

Accounting and sustainability: Calling corporate responsibility to account

Conrad Young, (May 5, 2010)

Net Impact’s Conrad Young and Trucost’s Paul Druckman analyse how accountants can help value sustainability 

Japan Briefing Part 1: Overview - Japan’s growth from form to substance

EC Newsdesk, (May 4, 2010)

While western-style corporate responsibility is a relatively new concept in Japan, it echoes ancient traditional business practices

Business school bulletin - May 2010

Oliver Balch, (May 4, 2010)

Why entrepreneurs are good for all, what India can teach the US and how to get that altruistic tingle

Letter from America: Put exploitation down to experience

Peter Knight, (May 4, 2010)

Peter Knight ponders whether interns should be paid

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

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (May 4, 2010)

Starbucks wants some ideas, Greenpeace keeps on at Nestlé, why Easter eggs don’t need so much packaging, the EPA's small business awards, and Cambodia’s artisans bag

Analysis: Shipbreaking - Hopes scuppered

Sam Chambers, (Apr 28, 2010)

Shipbreaking is still a dangerous business, and a new convention has disappointed many

Analysis: banking data - Swift action

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 31, 2010)

EU-US financial information sharing has been blocked amid concerns about personal data safety

Toyota Motor Corporation Sustainability Report 2009 – Total recall

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 30, 2010)

Toyota’s 2009 report gives subtle clues to the extraordinary corporate crisis that was about to unfold

The CEO view: Jeremy Darroch, BskyB – A brighter picture

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Mar 30, 2010)

BSkyB’s chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, tells Ian Welsh that making a positive contribution to society is how to develop sustainable business success

Sustainability news roundup - April 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 30, 2010)

Moves from the Climate Exchange plc, National Ganga River Basin Authority, BASF and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

China column – Oxfam under fire from Beijing

Paul French, (Mar 30, 2010)

Paul French, China editor, finds the Chinese authorities are still far too suspicious of international NGOs

Novo Nordisk Annual Report 2009 – Healthy reporting

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Mar 29, 2010)

Novo Nordisk achieves a level of reporting maturity rarely seen even among today’s sophisticated reporters

The US DOJ and the UK Serious Fraud Office to sit side by side on a panel this June to shed light on upcoming anti-corruption developments

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 29, 2010)

Senior speakers from Alstom, Newmont, Pfizer, Baker Hughes, Tyco, AstraZeneca are also speaking at this two day conference, set to take place on 23-24 June in Washington DC. London, 29 March, 2010

The future of corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting: Integration

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 15, 2010)

Integrated sustainability and financial reporting is an ethical obligation, argue Robert G. Eccles and Michael P. Krzus

CRwatch – March 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Mar 9, 2010)

High fashion flirts with eco, PepsiCo says no to Super Bowl advertising and Nokia’s Greenpeace tech award win

Sustainability news roundup – March 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 8, 2010)

Moves from the European Union, Church of England, IBM, Intel and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Analysis: green Scotch – Islay’s tipple point

Ben Cooper, (Mar 7, 2010)

Islay has a history of green energy initiatives. Now one of its famous distilleries is generating power from waste

Letter from America – As you were, world’s largest economy

Peter Knight, (Mar 2, 2010)

Peter Knight says that the economic crisis should have been the chance to really change US corporate behaviour, but the reset never came