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Brand Watch: Google's greening of its search engine to unleash power of conscious consumers

Oliver Balch, (Oct 5, 2021)

In his monthly column, Oliver Balch reports on new initiatives to reveal data on the carbon footprint of products, how food brands are embracing systems change, and the impetus for greater transparency in supply chains

‘It’s not enough to set net-zero targets. In this decade of delivery, performance is what counts’

Tim Nixon, (Mar 30, 2021)

COMMENT: In the latest in our monthly series on the top 250 greenhouse gas emitters, Tim Nixon of Signal Analytics says investors seeking to decarbonise their portfolios need more tools than ESG rankings and vague promises from companies

‘The meat industry’s failure to protect workers at their time of greatest hazard will hurt us all’

Felicitas Weber, (Oct 19, 2020)

Comment: Felicitas Weber, project director at KnowTheChain, says its latest human rights benchmark exposes an epidemic of ill treatment, with suppliers to brands including McDonald's, Burger King and Walmart among the worst performers, in stark contrast to how they are rewarding shareholders

For sustainable, read resilient as companies strengthen relationships with suppliers

Oliver Balch, (Oct 5, 2020)

Covid-19 and advances in digitisation have accelerated the move towards more planet- and people-friendly procurement practices that will outlive the immediate crisis, reports Oliver Balch

‘Covid-19 has acted as an accelerator rather than brake on corporate climate action’

Dan Bakal, (Oct 2, 2020)

Comment: Dan Bakal of US sustainability non-profit Ceres reflects on Climate Week NYC 2020 and how the big net-zero commitments from the likes of Walmart, Morgan Stanley, Uber and Microsoft demonstrate how the unprecedented events of this year have woken companies up to the urgency of the climate crisis

‘Even leading supermarkets are far from ending human rights abuses in their supply chains’

Monica Romis, (Aug 6, 2019)

Oxfam’s Monica Romis explains the findings of the charity’s latest Supermarket Scorecard on human rights, which gave Tesco top place among 16 of Europe's biggest supermarkets

Why women workers in global garment supply chains are saying #MeToo

Bobbie Sta Marie, (Jun 21, 2019)

Bobbie Sta Maria of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and JJ Rosenbaum of Global Labor Justice say the drafting of a convention to end gender-based violence against women workers at the ILO’s meeting in Geneva this week is long over-due

Future Farming: Pastures new for big data

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 22, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how technology is revolutionising agriculture as Silicon Valley comes to the farm gate

CSR Cheat Sheet: Plastics war comes to Davos

Oliver Balch, (Jan 25, 2018)

Big brands announce slew of recycling targets at WEF; growing gender pay gap; colleges falling short on sustainability teaching, SDG reporting grows

Four steps CEOs can take to increase their social impact – and valuations

Terry Slavin, (Dec 20, 2017)

The Boston Consulting Group’s Douglas Beal explains the consultancy’s research showing that companies that put ‘doing good’ at the heart of business strategy outperform their peers

Leading US firms tell COP23: ‘We are all in’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 16, 2017)

Walmart, Mars, Coca-Cola and Microsoft were among the US companies that defied Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement as part of the 100-strong #WeAreStillIn delegation to last week's climate talks

Big data shines light on supply chains

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Technologies such as blockchain, GPS, and mobile phones are helping companies root out human rights risk in their supply chains

Target Report Review: Target's year of hits and misses

Jana Holt, (Sep 22, 2016)

The US big-box retailer meets goals on US employee wellbeing but could do much better on human rights in the global supply chain

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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

A new era for governance in Latin America

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (Sep 11, 2015)

High-profile recent scandals affecting Latin America reflect a changing landscape for accountability in the region

Climate change briefing: Beyond 2015 – Life after Paris

Stephen Gardner, (Apr 18, 2015)

Decarbonisation is on the way. Get ready for it.

BrandWatch – March 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Mar 13, 2015)

Walmart gun sales under fire, Carlsberg’s biodegradable beer bottle, Toyota’s fuel cell car and the Global 100 most sustainable companies in 2015

BrandWatch – August 2014

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 18, 2014)

Airline ends shark fin trade, Walmart’s ‘women-owned’ labels and Ikea raises wages