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‘We must rise to the biggest economic challenge of our times: creating good jobs for everyone'

Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Anand Ramachandran, (Jul 15, 2021)

Comment: Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Anand Ramachandran argue that companies have a responsibility to ensure workers in their supply chains are paid a living wage

New dawn for America – and for Reuters Events Sustainable Business

Terry Slavin, (Jan 28, 2021)

The return of the US to global climate leadership is the lead story in our new publication, The Sustainable Business Review. As well as analysis of developments in policy, corporates and investors, we interview WEF's Dominic Waughray, provide takeaways from Reuters Next, and launch a year-long partnership with Signal Climate Analytics looking at the world's 250 biggest GHG emitters

'Tackling palm and timber deforestation is a good start. Now brands must zero in on soy and cattle'

Ling Sin Fai Lam, (Nov 5, 2020)

Comment: Ling Sin Fai Lam of CDP says there is an urgent need to hold cattle and soy industries to the same high standards set for other forest risk commodities in supply chains

Chipotle, DBS, Thai Union, Verizon, Olam International, ReNew Power and Maersk among winners at the 2020 Responsible Business Awards

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 12, 2020)

Winners of the internationally renowned Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards revealed during a two-day virtual awards ceremony

'Companies that pay attention to people in their supply chains will lead the recovery from Covid-19'

Pauliina Murphy, (Jun 18, 2020)

Comment: Pauliina Murphy of the World Benchmarking Alliance says hitting the pause button on the global economy has highlighted societal demands for more transparency from companies on their social, economic and environmental sustainability

Building back better: Ethical Corporation examines what Covid-19 will mean for sustainability

Terry Slavin, (May 4, 2020)

This month's magazine considers the profound and far-reaching changes to global business in the wake of the pandemic, from a heightened awareness of biodiversity risk to how it may reshape corporate accounting

‘Companies should take a pragmatic approach to the UK’s upcoming due diligence law’

Michael Pollitt, (Apr 9, 2020)

In this comment piece, GoodCorporation’s Michael Pollitt says amendments to the UK Environment Bill will fill in the gaps in implementation left by the Modern Slavery Act

“Contrary to what Greenpeace says, Consumer Goods Forum is actively combating deforestation”

Ignacio Gavilan, (Jun 15, 2019)

Ignacio Gavilan of CGF responds to an Ethical Corporation column by the activist NGO, saying big brands are accelerating their efforts to shift to sustainable sourcing of soy, palm oil, beef and pulp and paper

'Business as usual is no longer an option'

Terry Slavin, (Dec 21, 2018)

Leading commentators take stock of a turbulent year for responsible business in Ethical Corporation's review of 2018

'We need better tools to evaluate how well business respects human rights'

Caroline Rees, (Oct 4, 2018)

Caroline Rees of Shift gives the first findings from Valuing Respect, a collaborative platform to come up with better ways to evaluate corporates’ efforts to safeguard human rights in their supply chains

The disruptors: Why Sally Uren won't settle for less than wholesale systems change

Oliver Balch, (Jul 4, 2018)

Forum for the Future's CEO tells Oliver Balch what keeps her going as she pushes companies in the direction of progressive transformation, with all its risks and ambiguities

Why supply chains are key to empowering women – and increasing GDP

Claire Manuel, (Jun 20, 2018)

Claire Manuel reports on how companies like Mondelez, Marks & Spencer and Walmart are sharing knowledge on how to unleash the power of women throughout their businesses

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

CSR Cheat Sheet: No Monday blues for sustainability professionals

Oliver Balch, (Mar 6, 2018)

Employees in CSR happier than average; tarnished jewellery supply chains; the problem of principles v profits; corporates scramble to restore trust

‘Brands will need to think far beyond their own operations if we are to keep below 2C'

Dexter Galvin, (Feb 13, 2018)

Dexter Galvin of CDP says companies like Ajinomoto, Kellogg’s, and BT are trailblazers in engaging their suppliers in the battle against climate change

Ethical Corporation's top 10 stories of 2017

Terry Slavin, (Dec 15, 2017)

Tesla boss Elon Musk was a major player in two of our 10 biggest stories of the year: the dizzying rise of electric vehicles and spectacular growth of microgrids

Top stories of 2017: #5 Focus sharpens on human rights in supply chains

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 13, 2017)

Nadine Hawa charts a momentous year, including the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and UNGP assurance guide, new stakeholder alliances, the spread of disruptive technology and France's due dilligence law

‘Companies no longer have an excuse to ignore human rights in their supply chains’

Richard Karmel, (Dec 4, 2017)

Mazars’ Richard Karmel, who helped develop the UNGP Reporting Framework, reflects on how the framework has helped leading companies such as Unilever and Coca-Cola have a fundamental shift in practice towards safeguarding workers

Vedanta court ruling a 'major victory for corporate human rights campaigners'

Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly, (Nov 22, 2017)

A UK court's decision that the copper company potentially holds a duty of care to 2,000 farmers who claim they are affected by the activities of its Zambian subsidiary is a landmark finding that could have far-reaching implications for corporate supply chains, argue Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly

‘By ending deforestation in West Africa we can turn cocoa farmers into climate heroes’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 17, 2017)

World Cocoa Foundation chairman Barry Parkin says the unprecedented deal signed by 21 cocoa companies with Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire at COP23 this week will introduce climate-smart farming practices and lift hundreds of thousands from poverty

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