Communications & Reporting

Covid-19 roundup: Companies rally as pandemic takes escalating toll

Oliver Balch, (Mar 27, 2020)

Oliver Balch reports on how business has responded during an unprecedented week for the global economy

Paul Polman: ‘Coronavirus is an acid test for stakeholder capitalism’

Terry Slavin, (Mar 20, 2020)

In an exclusive interview with Ethical Corporation's editor, Terry Slavin, the former Unilever CEO explains how the International Chambers of Commerce, which he chairs, is partnering with the World Health Organization in a bid to fight the pandemic

‘FTSE companies urgently need to raise their game on CO2 reporting’

Alexia Perversi and Andrew Jones, (Mar 18, 2020)

Alexia Perversi and Andrew Jones of Mazars say a recent study by the auditing firm casts huge doubt on the credibility and utility of carbon disclosures in year-end reports

Responsible Business Summit, New York – Important Update

Liam Dowd, (Mar 11, 2020)

Over the past couple of weeks, the Reuters Events team has been constantly monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak, with the wellbeing of customers at the front of our mind and have sought feedback from participants, local health authorities and government bodies.

'Investors and companies are fiddling while forests burn’

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 9, 2020)

New reports from Forest 500 and CDP point to a big gap between rhetoric and action when it comes to addressing escalating forest loss. Mark Hillsdon and Terry Slavin report

How World Benchmarking Alliance chose the 2,000 companies key to delivering the SDGs

Richard Hardyment, (Mar 5, 2020)

The WBA’s Richard Hardyment explains the methodology behind choosing the firms on its SDG2000 list

CSR Cheat Sheet: Dire climate predictions endorsed by courts

Oliver Balch, (Mar 2, 2020)

In his monthly analysis of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on the decision of the UK Court of Appeal shooting down a third runway at Heathrow, Mark Carney’s green finance powwow and reasons to be cheerful about corporate climate action

Move to set science-based targets for timber sector as threat to northern forests grows

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 2, 2020)

Environmentalists warn that clear-cut logging permitted by the FSC and poor forestry management practices are undermining the ability slow-growing boreal forests to store carbon. Angeli Mehta reports

In the afterglow of Davos, will it be more than business as usual?

Márcia Balisciano, (Jan 28, 2020)

As civil society and governments increasingly focus on concrete efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, business must step up and do its part, says Márcia Balisciano of RELX, who chairs the UN Global Compact Network UK

‘Larry Fink, the FT, and Prince Charles are right: it’s time for a reset on capitalism’

David Grayson, (Jan 27, 2020)

David Grayson of the Cranfield School of Management says the Davos Manifesto 2020 reflects a recognition by corporate leaders that business as usual is no longer an option

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches metrics tool in bid to speed circular economy

Terry Slavin, (Jan 15, 2020)

Terry Slavin reports on how the new Circulytics tool, which has been tested by 30 companies, including Brambles and DS Smith, will help companies track their progress on cutting waste and CO2 emissions

Decision time for the planet: will the 2020s be the decade of delivery?

Terry Slavin, (Jan 5, 2020)

In the magazine this month Ethical Corporation kicks off 2020 with thought-leadership from leading commentators on what it will take for business to step up to the challenges of climate action and the SDGs over the coming decade

How the GRI’s new standard for transparency in reporting tax can help raise money for SDGs

Tim Mohin, (Jan 2, 2020)

With the IMF estimating that companies avoid paying $600bn in tax each year, a global standard on tax transparency is long overdue, argues Tim Mohin of the Global Reporting Initiative

'Bold climate action from business and cities will be needed to persuade laggard governments'

Jen Austin, (Jan 2, 2020)

Jen Austin of the We Mean Business coalition says COP25 may have ended in disappointment but the companies that have adopted science-based targets are showing leadership for the challenging decade ahead

CSR Cheat Sheet: Bushfires put Australia in spotlight over failure to tackle climate change

Oliver Balch, (Jan 2, 2020)

In his first round-up of sustainability news in 2020, Oliver Balch reports on the consequences of extreme weather events in 2019, a healthy eating plan for the planet, and nature-based solutions to office stress

Paul Polman: 'Get with civil society on fighting climate change, or get out of the way'

Terry Slavin, (Dec 19, 2019)

A year after he left Unilever, Terry Slavin interviews the former CEO about this month's disappointing COP25, and what he has done in the year since he was set free of the ‘shackles’ of steering one of the world's biggest consumer goods companies

Free Webinar: ESG Data - What Should We Really Be Measuring?

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 13, 2019)

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ESG Disclosure Keynote: Transparent, Investor Driven

Conference Recording, (Dec 10, 2019)