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'Charities should be held to the same human rights standards as business'

John Morrison, (Feb 16, 2018)

John Morrison, head of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, says the Oxfam crisis shows we should say 'no' to cuts in aid, but yes to greater accountability by charities

German Renewables Briefing Part 1: Rewiring the revolution

Eric Marx, (Sep 22, 2016)

Germany has passed new laws to kick start its low-carbon energy transition, which has stalled because of an inability to integrate large amounts of renewables into the grid. But will it work?

NGO Voices: ‘Corporates are critical to bringing water and sanitation to all’

Barbara Frost, (Sep 20, 2016)

Leading firms have gone from asking why Global Goal 6 matters to offering their help, says WaterAid’s boss Barbara Frost. We need more to take the plunge

Big data: Blowing the cover on deforestation

April Streeter, (Jul 26, 2016)

New tools allowing access to real-time images and data are providing hope in the fight against forest destruction

NGOWatch – July 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Jul 22, 2016)

Record number of land defenders killed in 2015

NGOWatch – June 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Jun 22, 2016)

Swiss NGO first to resign from RSPO

EthicsWatch: Asia - Indigenous mission to EU tells of palm oil horrors

Terry Slavin, (Jun 22, 2016)

Activists from Indonesia, Liberia, Colombia and Peru have given first-hand testimony that RSPO is failing to stop human rights abuses

Strategy and Management: Bringing tax into the light

Giles Constantine, (May 24, 2016)

Companies that are the most proactive on CSR have been the least transparent on their tax affairs according to one US study. Post-Panama Papers, this is set to change

BrandWatch – May 2016

Nadine Hawa, (May 20, 2016)

Malaysian palm oil giant IOI sues RSPO

NGOWatch - May 2016

Nadine Hawa, (May 20, 2016)

G7 ‘must clean up supply chains’

Cause Capitalism Part 1: Cause for concern

April Streeter, (Apr 22, 2016)

From protecting bees to saving the planet, cause marketing is ubiquitous these days. But a great social media campaign doesn’t equal sustainability

Cause Capitalism Part 2: Giving with one hand

Joshua Jost, (Apr 22, 2016)

Toms Shoes’ model of giving away a pair of shoes for each sold helped the company but was disastrous for recipient countries, critics say

NGOWatch - April 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 20, 2016)

Syrian conflict worsens

BrandWatch – April 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 20, 2016)

Cutting food waste would save $2bn

Supplier codes of conduct: Getting the big picture in Asia

Sam Phipps, (Mar 22, 2016)

Auditing can only give a snapshot of what is happening on the factory floor, so some companies are taking a more holistic approach to their supply chains

Management Spotlight interview: Lee Ballin, Head of Sustainable Business Programs, Bloomberg

Megan Sullivan, (Feb 5, 2016)

We recently had the chance to ask Lee about his role at Bloomberg, his thoughts on the continually expansive scope of corporate sustainability and his ideas on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Partnerships case study: Target and Walmart push for industry-wide change

April Streeter, (Jan 18, 2016)

Competitors Target and Walmart set out to do together what they couldn’t do as easily alone: shift the personal care and beauty products industries to safer ingredients and a new vision of sustainable products

2015 Global Review: A turning point for business

Claire Manuel, (Dec 22, 2015)

High-profile initiatives across the corporate, government and NGO sectors have given new momentum to the sustainability agenda in 2015

2015: Europe - Driving change

Sam Phipps, (Dec 16, 2015)

There are reasons to be optimistic about the sustainability of European business, although the year has been punctuated by some depressing headlines

2015: Africa & Middle East - Hope for a future

Sam Phipps, (Dec 16, 2015)

A trio of summits held in 2015 is likely to shape the future of sustainable development in Africa over the coming years, analysts say.