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Brand Watch: In the face of war, companies need to both act and advocate

Oliver Balch, (Mar 31, 2022)

The host of ‘wicked problems’ confronting sustainable business leave no room to sit on the fence, says Oliver Balch  

‘Europe’s ‘right to repair’ regulation should be a spur for firms to design out e-waste'

Matthew Cockerill, (Jul 13, 2021)

Comment: Consultant Matthew Cockerill, who helped design the Fairphone, argues that companies like Apple need to embrace circular economy principles if they are to truly rise to the challenges of e-waste and resource scarcity

‘If companies behave well now, they will build up a bank of trust to sustain them post-Covid-19’

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Andrea Bonime-Blanc draws on lessons from her book Gloom to Boom to provide a roadmap for leadership through the crisis

The battle to turn the tide on the e-waste epidemic

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 28, 2019)

With electronics detritus growing 4% every year, Angeli Mehta looks at how the EU and leading companies are trying to ameliorate the impact of our global addiction to smartphones

Electronics sector charts new path after 'bloody decade of labour abuse'

James Rose, (May 23, 2018)

China's current Five Year Plan seeks to improve conditions for workers, with electronics one of the priority sectors. James Rose looks at the challenges that must be overcome

Global goals: Huawei's strategy to connect the world - and take on Apple

Oliver Balch, (May 20, 2018)

The Chinese smartphone giant's latest CSR report hopes to convince western consumers it is serious about sustainability, writes Oliver Balch

Electric car makers in drive to remove human rights stain from cobalt

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 24, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on the global efforts, led by China, to improve sustainability of the raw material that underpins our clean energy future

'Our problem with automation is a labour shortage, not surplus'

Martin Wright, (Jan 16, 2018)

The fourth industrial revolution will create lots of new jobs, but the retraining challenge for governments and companies will be immense

My top 10 sustainability stories from 2017

Joe Franses, (Jan 4, 2018)

Joe Franses of Coca-Cola European Partners picks out his highlights of progress made in 2017, and calls for business to pick up the pace on delivering change in 2018

Weekly Watch: 16 June 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 16, 2017)

Apple launches green bond, Carlsberg's science-based targets, retailers linked to viscose pollution, Hershey cuts packaging waste, RSPO grows, and WBCSD calls for action on food waste

Weekly Watch: 5 May 2017

EC Newsdesk, (May 4, 2017)

IOI tackles deforestation, De Beers to store CO2, Kensington recycles Nespresso pods, global standard for sustainable procurement, Apple aims circular, new #Squaremilechallenge target, Heathrow climate projections dismissed

Opinion: More than one bad Apple in the global corporation tax morass

Peter Knight, (Sep 15, 2016)

Peter Knight argues that countries have a moral duty to make a fairer system for all

Premium Business Intelligence: The Ten Most Read Articles

Greg Cohen, (Feb 19, 2016)

Ethical Corp produce complimentary insight, analysis, and reports that are greatly received by the responsible business community, and it's great to see that certain pieces can really create a spark and inform business change

BrandWatch – February 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Feb 11, 2016)

GMO labelling, Hilton resource savings, data centres heat water and Congo child labour accusations

Green finance briefing: Company strategy - In good company

Sam Phipps, (Nov 20, 2015)

Major names are stepping up their green investments, with a switch to clean energy becoming perhaps the most popular – and most visible – long-term strategy for corporate carbon cutters

Apple Environmental Progress Report 2015 review: How green the Apple?

April Streeter, (Jun 8, 2015)

Apple has won plaudits for its sustainability initiatives, but its environmental reporting is selective and short on measurable targets

BrandWatch – June 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Jun 4, 2015)

Adidas drops suppliers, meaningful brands profit, Bank of America launches low carbon strategy and Apple tops green index

BrandWatch – December 2014

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 4, 2014)

Zero waste factories, recycled milk, low-carbon profits and footwear innovation

EthicsWatch: Sustainable business roundup

Stephen Gardner, (Sep 9, 2014)

Executive-level pay sky rockets, droughts in Brazil causing havoc for aluminium industry and Apple cut hazardous chemicals out

NGOwatch – July 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 16, 2014)

Apple chemicals, action on cocoa and conflict in the extractive sector