Communications & Reporting

Customer service – Who cares now?

Peter Knight, (Feb 1, 2010)

Peter Knight laments the passing of the caring corporate responsibility professional

Corporate sustainability reporting: Tackling credibility and conflicts of interest

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 29, 2010)

It's time to inject a dose of reality and integrity into corporate social responsibility and sustainability reports, argues Prakash Sethi

Chemicals regulation and real science: The troubling case of BPA

Jon Entine, (Jan 27, 2010)

Jon Entine considers what the rejection of a ban on Bisphenol A, a commonly used chemical, means for business, society, and science-based decision making

Shell, Anglo American, Chevron, ArcelorMittal, Lihir Gold to gather in London this March to share best practice in Social & Environmental Risk Management

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 25, 2010)

This practical conference focuses specifically on the mining, oil & gas, steel and other heavy industries. Leading companies will provide case studies and direct insights on how they approach social & environmental management – an area that is so distinctive yet similar amongst these industries.

CSR: Is it time to change the ownership of our best companies?

Mallen Baker, (Jan 14, 2010)

It is completely impossible to prove that a commitment to corporate social responsibility has any effect whatsoever to a company's share price. I wish we would agree that, and move on to more interesting territory, argues Mallen Baker

ISO 26000’s long and winding road

Paul Hohnen, (Jan 12, 2010)

Paul Hohnen says that a clear passage for the long awaited ISO 26000 guidance standard is far from certain

McDonald’s UK CEO to discuss corporate responsibility’s role in recent brand modernisation at major corporate responsibility conference- with CEOs/Presidents from ICA, Kingfisher, Intel and Tata

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2010)

Ethical Corporation are pleased to welcome Steve Easterbrook, UK CEO of McDonald’s, to the speaker roster for the 9th annual Responsible Business Summit – the largest corporate responsibility and sustainability conference in Europe. </b><i>12 January 2010, London </i>

Central and eastern Europe – Better management focus means engagement not charity

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2010)

Companies in central Europe can use the economic crisis to turn corporate responsibility from philanthropy to systemic management practice, says Robert Braun

Assurance – Desperately seeking reassurance

Kathee Rebernak, (Dec 19, 2009)

The assurance industry is failing to deliver in some fundamental areas

Crwatch – December 2009 / January 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Dec 18, 2009)

Our new column keeps an eye on the latest big brands’ corporate responsibility moves and how the NGOs and activists are keeping up the pressure

Sustainability news roundup – December 2009 / January 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 17, 2009)

Moves from Dow, BP, Wal-Mart and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

The Body Shop Values Report 2009 – Too cosmetic

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 17, 2009)

Body Shop misses some opportunities to chart its progress effectively

Greenwasher – December 2009 / January 2010

"Greenwasher", (Dec 17, 2009)

What’s hot in London’s West End, an old friend wins Greenwasher of the Year, and a new UK corruption bill inches nearer

Facilitation Payments: A business integrity officer’s perspective

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (Dec 16, 2009)

In the second of her regular series of articles on bribery and corruption issues, Andrea Bonime-Blanc considers the thorny issue of facilitation payments, how they are used, and if they are acceptable

BSkyB’s Bigger Picture Review 2009 – Sharp and focused

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Dec 11, 2009)

Sky’s sustainability report provides a clear picture of the company’s activities

Trafigura – Toxic ethics

Rajesh Chhabara, (Dec 9, 2009)

The Trafigura case demonstrates how to make a bad situation worse

2009 review – Back to basics for responsible business

Oliver Balch, (Dec 8, 2009)

It has been a year defined by recession and recriminations. But concerns over wayward capitalism and climate change are trump cards for corporate responsibility professionals.

Do you worry too much about ethical and ‘sustainable’ rankings?

Tobias Webb, (Dec 7, 2009)

As corporate responsibility becomes ever more complex and wide-ranging, issue-specific comparisons of companies are a much better way to go than the overall 'green' rankings and 'responsible' indexes, argues Toby Webb

Seven things to avoid in CSR case studies

Mallen Baker, (Dec 5, 2009)

Mallen Baker considers some communication pitfalls, and how to avoid them

Asda and sustainability – Better things in store?

Ben Cooper, (Dec 1, 2009)

Asda’s bold consumer empowerment drive has the company convinced that it is on the right track. Some campaigners remain to be impressed