Business Strategy

Social innovation: Good for you, good for me

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Apr 9, 2008)

Big firms are joining the queue to follow in Muhammad Yunus’s footsteps by developing businesses designed to fix social ills

Procter & Gamble – Clean-cut ideas on green products

Zara Maung, (Apr 7, 2008)

Peter White, Procter & Gamble’s head of sustainability, has a clear understanding of what consumers expect from green products

EU ETS – Saddle up for lower emissions

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 13, 2008)

Phase three of Europe’s emissions trading scheme promises to be the toughest yet for companies

The big interview: James Parker – Southwest’s special sauce

Lisa Roner, North America Editor, (Mar 11, 2008)

Caring for customers and trusting employees are the key ingredients of a successful company, says Southwest Airlines former boss James Parker

Ethics in a downturn – Will you survive?

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 11, 2008)

As recession looms, it is time for corporate responsibility professionals to prove their worth

Greenwasher – March 2008

"Greenwasher", (Mar 11, 2008)

WWF caves to Tesco on fishing, how PR works and Malta’s leap onto the gravy train

Corporate social responsibility: Time for an Italian job

Tobias Webb, (Mar 6, 2008)

Toby Webb provides a brief overview of modern CSR, and offers some thoughts on its development in modern Italy

Carbon Trust: labelling works

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Mar 4, 2008)

The Carbon Trust’s Euan Murray says that carbon labelling is proving a success

‘Most sustainable’ company rankings raise important questions about business ethics comparability

Tobias Webb, (Feb 28, 2008)

Another week in corporate responsibility reveals another list of “most” sustainable companies. But given the huge differences between the companies and where they operate, are such rankings really useful?

UK Government shakeup on corporate responsibility probably does not bode well

Greenwasher, (Feb 27, 2008)

A well placed source tells Greenwasher that Gordon Brown, the grumpy micro-manager would-be technocrat at the helm of Britain, is not a fan of corporate social responsibility, preferring development goals instead

Alcan’s 2007 Sustainability Report – A little too shiny

Deborah Smith, (Feb 26, 2008)

As raw material manufacturers go, Alcan is an undisputed environmental leader. But the company cannot do it all, says Deborah Smith

Greenwasher – February 2008

"Greenwasher", (Feb 14, 2008)

Chances of zero-carbon homes have fallen to virtually zero, and UK MPs postpone green debates for yet another day. Greenwasher also takes a sideways look at Polish banking, product placement and bad press release writing

ING: The quiet bank, serious about sustainability

Tobias Webb, (Feb 14, 2008)

Unlike many big banks, ING is more focused on getting things done than seeking green publicity

Renewable energy – Investors ride the new energy wave

Emily Farnworth, (Feb 13, 2008)

Big names including Google and BT are starting to generate their own renewable energy, and it’s set to become big business, says Emily Farnworth

Transparency International – Counting corporate corruption

Tobias Webb, (Feb 13, 2008)

Cobus de Swardt, Transparency International’s new managing director, thinks companies have had it far too easy on corruption. But things may be changing

How to make a Maltese cross: Take his Euro enviro subsidies away

Tobias Webb, (Feb 13, 2008)

Even in the Mediterranean the environmental agenda is taking what appears to be a swift hold

Tony Parsons, China and CSR

Paul French, (Feb 11, 2008)

Question: what’s the link between ex-NME writer, tabloid columnist and best selling novelist of North London angst Tony Parsons and CSR in China?

GovernanceWatch – January 2008

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 13, 2008)

Walker code up and running, pension fund restrictions and European banking rules

Climate change – news in brief January 2008

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2008)

A successful marathon in Bali, US energy bill jumps another hurdle, but bad news for UK commuters

Big interview: Jean-Philippe Courtois, Microsoft International – Windows of opportunity

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jan 9, 2008)

Microsoft aims to expand into emerging markets by creating products with social benefits, according to the software giant’s head outside North America