Business Strategy

Big interview: Fabio Barbosa, CEO of Grupo Santander Brasil – Brazilian blend of bank profits and sustainability

Oliver Balch, (Mar 2, 2010)

The financial sector is in need of ethical leaders. And it has one in Fabio Barbosa, who is using his long-standing experience in sustainability to forge the future for Brazil’s third largest bank

John Lewis Partnership CSR report 2009 – Surprisingly under-told

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 2, 2010)

The John Lewis Partnership’s report has the right ingredients, but not enough detail

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

Analysis: Sri Lanka clothing industry – ‘We will have ethics but no business’

Rajesh Chhabara, (Mar 1, 2010)

A change in EU tariffs will impact Sri Lanka’s garment industry

Analysis: US export credit agencies – Credibility crunch

Rajesh Chhabara, (Mar 1, 2010)

The new legislation has created new hopes among the NGOs that things will start to improve at Opic.

Business and human rights: Ruggie’s progress – The crucial test of grievance mechanism access

Oliver Wagg, (Mar 1, 2010)

John Ruggie’s proposed grievance mechanisms – now being trialled – are central to his goal of establishing a business and human rights framework

Cap-and-trade legislation: Underpinning the success of US renewables?

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 25, 2010)

Voluntary renewable portfolio standards are falling short of the mark, progress on mandatory cap-and-trade legislation has stalled and US cleantech investment has taken a dip. What will it take for the US to maintain its lead in cleantech investment?

Time for an end to corporate responsibility

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 24, 2010)

Whilst responsible business is more visible than ever, it’s lost a good deal of its power and potency, argue Jeffrey Hollender and Bill Breen

Czech Coal and Minera San Cristóbal (Bolivia) to share first-hand experience on social & environmental risk management in extractive industries

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 16, 2010)

On March 22nd-23rd, senior experts from the mining, oil & gas, steel and other heavy industries will gather in London to share best practice on how they tackle social & environmental challenges in their operations.

Germany briefing Part 3: NGOs and business associations – Big names with strong social legacies

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 11, 2010)

Germany is home to some of the world’s biggest and best-known companies, and although they might not beat the drum loudly, there is a rich heritage in sustainable thinking

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report – Do not as I do

Kyle Whitaker, (Feb 10, 2010)

Deloitte’s first corporate responsibility report is not up to scratch

Part 4: Copenhagen special report – US reaction: Why climate moderates must win the day

Jon Entine, (Feb 9, 2010)

Jon Entine examines how the far right in the US is responding to the failed Copenhagen talks – and the role that moderates might now play

Sustainability news roundup – February 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 9, 2010)

Moves from Royal Dutch Shell, Petrobras, and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Greenwasher – February 2010

"Greenwasher", (Feb 4, 2010)

Electronics in the Greenpeace spotlight, some responsible business leaders and why climate change is still not big (enough) news

Analysis: listed company disclosure – Going public

Ben Cooper, (Feb 3, 2010)

Increasing focus from financial institutions on corporate responsibility is reflected in how stock exchanges are approaching environmental, social and governance issues

Part 1: Copenhagen special report – Business steps into climate change vacuum

Eric Marx, (Feb 2, 2010)

The outcome of the Copenhagen conference disappointed everyone, but the work continues to reach a universal climate agreement

Part 2: Copenhagen special report: Regulatory risk – All aboard the regulation rollercoaster

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 2, 2010)

Coping with a changing patchwork of climate regulation is an element of business risk that leading companies have identified and are tackling

Part 3: Copenhagen Special Report – Exploiting the climate change opportunities

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 2, 2010)

Companies that act fast and smart to get green and lean will have big business advantages

Monsanto 2008-2009 corporate responsibility and sustainability report – Educating and influencing, but not reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 1, 2010)

Monsanto fights its corner in the GM debate, but fails to provide a balanced report

Customer service – Who cares now?

Peter Knight, (Feb 1, 2010)

Peter Knight laments the passing of the caring corporate responsibility professional