Communications & Reporting

Sustainability news roundup - May 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 30, 2010)

Moves from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System, Environmental Protection Agency , World Bank and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

A new UK bribery law: Should we be happy or scared?

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 19, 2010)

Michael Littlechild considers the potential impact of an important new piece of international anti-bribery legislation

Academic news: Business school bulletin

Oliver Balch, (Mar 31, 2010)

How to be a whistleblower, management self-analysis and how to cope with religion

Analysis: banking data - Swift action

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 31, 2010)

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

CRWatch – April 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Mar 31, 2010)

Reduction and recycling ahead of schedule for Kraft, Wal-Mart’s programme for women in South America, and airline green initiatives that are stuck at the gate

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 contrarian - The nuclear option

Jon Entine, (Mar 30, 2010)

Could Obama seriously push nuclear energy? A recent $8bn package suggests he just might, says Jon Entine

Analysis: water disclosure - Treading water on risks

Ben Cooper, (Mar 30, 2010)

A recent report confirms that disclosure on water risks lags far behind information available to investors on greenhouse gas emissions

NGOs and activists - Zealot, hypocrite or genuine article?

Brendan May, (Mar 30, 2010)

Brendan May takes a sideways look at the wonderful world of NGOs

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

US politics - Open house for corporate campaign finance

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Mar 30, 2010)

A change in the rules means US companies can spend as much as they like on political advertising. But will corporate influence on elections increase?

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

Local sourcing – Is round the corner always ethical?

Mallen Baker, (Mar 29, 2010)

Whether it’s recruitment or buying food, Mallen Baker says things are not always as simple as ‘local is best’

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

Sustaining the sustainable development debate

Paul Hohnen, (Mar 28, 2010)

George Bernard Shaw saw two sorts of people. Those that “see things as they are and ask why” and those that “dream things that never were and ask why not." When it comes to sustainability, Paul Hohnen thinks there may be five sorts of people and explains why the differences are important to the future

Sustainability at Marks & Spencer - how do new promises shape up?

Mallen Baker, (Mar 22, 2010)

Mallen Baker considers how the company is setting new targets on sustainability, and looks at what the company has achieved to date

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

The instant crisis manager: An alternative reality

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 10, 2010)

Eric Dezenhall considers some different ways to approach modern business crises and the ensuing reputational threats