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What will it take to make ‘purpose’ fit for purpose?

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 30, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon analyses whether the Business Roundtable’s statement ditching shareholder primacy marks a seismic shift or is instead self-serving PR

'The pursuit of results trumps everything': UK business leaders speak

Martin Wright, (Mar 15, 2018)

Brunswick partner Lucy Parker interviewed senior UK business people about the challenges they face in delivering long-term value as part of the British Academy's Future of the Corporation project. Martin Wright reports

Manage the risks, spot the rewards

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 21, 2017)

Dave Stangis and Katherine Valvoda Smith on how CSR professionals can drive business value for their companies

Book extract: We need to measure more than economic capital

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 17, 2016)

In an extract from their book The MultiCapital Scorecard, Martin P Thomas and Mark W McElroy introduce a system that goes beyond the triple bottom line

Deconstructing CSR: corporate citizenship

Oliver Balch, (Nov 17, 2016)

Oliver Balch tackles key topics in academic thinking and research on sustainability

How Heineken got into hot water by helping Cambodian ‘beer promoters’

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 16, 2016)

Katinka C van Cranenburgh proposes a new business model based on the SDGs to help brands deal with the demands by activists

EthicsWatch: Africa – Lonmin ‘has failed to learn lessons of the Marikana massacre’

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 21, 2016)

Four years after 34 South African mine workers were shot dead while protesting living conditions, Amnesty International finds little has improved

NGOWatch – June 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Jun 22, 2016)

Swiss NGO first to resign from RSPO

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

Business school bulletin - May 2016

Oliver Balch, (May 19, 2016)

Academic Round-up

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

Mitigating cyber-reputation risk

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (Mar 21, 2016)

Companies that suffer a cyber-attack can find the biggest damage is to their reputation. Protecting themselves from this ‘risk of risk’ should be top priority for every organisation

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet - March 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 18, 2016)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

PolicyWatch – February 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 12, 2016)

EU company reporting, Exxon probe, German diesel ban and India's industrial shutdown

How marketing and sustainability can drive customer behaviour change – 5 top tips

Liam Dowd, (Feb 11, 2016)

Successful integration of marketing and sustainability strategy can help deliver change; achieving such integration can be difficult

Leadership series: Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

Liam Dowd, (Feb 10, 2016)

Christopher Davis provides insight into Body Shop’s new Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment and how they’re engaging consumers

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.

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.