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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

Top stories of 2017: #10 Corporates embrace SDGs but prove slow to act

Claire Manuel, (Dec 14, 2017)

With only 6% of companies measuring their contributions to key Sustainable Development Goals, according to the WBCSD, more work is needed to translate increased intention this year into real action, reports Claire Manuel

Report review: Climate A-lister Tetra Pak links reporting with SDGs

Claire Manuel, (Dec 1, 2017)

The packaging giant has adopted the GRI framework for its latest sustainability report, aligning performance to how it is addressing nine of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But slow progress on its goal of doubling recycling rates by 2020 has prompted it to adopt new metrics

Green finance: 'There is a positive relation between social impact and financial returns'

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 23, 2017)

How ClearlySo, the Social Stock Exchange, the SyndicateRoom and the Low Carbon Innovation Fund are innovating to make an impact

Opinion: What Novo Nordisk has learnt from the Cities Changing Diabetes partnership

Camilla Sylvest, (Nov 2, 2017)

Novo Nordisk’s Camilla Sylvest explains how the Danish pharmaceuticals company has been collaborating with cities since 2014 to combat the global rise in type 2 diabetes. The coalition of nine cities aims to prevent 100 million new cases by 2045 by working together to tackle obesity

The impact intrapraneurs: How Swiss Re and Oxfam joined forces to help African farmers

Terry Slavin, (Oct 4, 2017)

In this guest blog, Karen Deignan of Net-Works interviews Christina Ulardic of Swiss Re and Marjorie Brans, formerly of Oxfam America, to find out how they worked together to create the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative to tackle climate risk in Africa

Interview: How Covestro is using CO2 as a building block for a more sustainable world

Terry Slavin, (Sep 11, 2017)

Ethical Corporation editor Terry Slavin interviews Dirk Jan de With, chief procurement officer for German chemicals company Covestro

Mars in strategic push to eradicate slavery from its entire value chain

Terry Slavin, (Sep 8, 2017)

The confectionary giant’s new Sustainable in a Generation plan includes a commitment to work with Verité on tackling human rights and sharing results with competitors

France briefing: Investing in the future of the planet

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 17, 2017)

The Livelihoods Carbon Fund is a private sector initiative led by Danone that uses carbon finance to restore ecosystems and improve the lot of smallholder farmers

France briefing: Danone calls for nutrition revolution to fix 'broken' food system

Terry Slavin and Stuart Buckman, (Aug 16, 2017)

Emmanuel Faber says the French dairy giant’s One Planet, One Health campaign will disrupt the FMCG business model by recognising food as a human right. Terry Slavin and Stuart Buckman report

We have to look beyond electric cars if we want sustainable cities fit for the future

Peter White, (Aug 1, 2017)

The WBCSD's Peter White argues that cities need to be strategic and take a holistic public-private approach to tackling air pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions

Human rights briefing: How Kemet went conflict-free mining tantalum in DRC

Diana Rojas, (Jul 27, 2017)

By setting up a closed supply chain in the village of Kisengo for this valuable component, the transistor company has turned a handsome profit and boosted development for the mining community

Deforestation briefing: Sustainable palm oil solution sought in Africa

Terry Slavin, (Jul 27, 2017)

Sime Darby's Simon Lord is seeking partners to trial a model that balances forest conservation with economic development in Liberia

Human rights briefing: New corporate benchmark ‘a work in progress’

Claire Manuel, (Jul 26, 2017)

The first-ever ranking of companies on human rights raised eyebrows by giving Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton top marks alongside Marks and Spencer. While the methodology has been criticised, it is seen as filling a vital gap for investors

#SDG1: Mars leads push to lift 500 million farmers from extreme poverty

Terry Slavin, (Jul 12, 2017)

The food giant is working with Oxfam on a new collaborative research platform to tackle the endemic poverty that permeates FMCG supply chains

‘We can end poverty and extremism — but only if we play on the same team’

Lisa Kingo, (Jul 4, 2017)

UN Global Compact chief Lise Kingo says companies, governments and civil society have to come together to deliver the SDGs and make globalisation work for everyone

US briefing: Bringing the SDGs home to Philadelphia

April Streeter, (Jun 23, 2017)

With the Trump administration’s planning to cut federal funding for schools, infrastructure and social welfare, corporate volunteering programmes are trying to fill the gap

Eight key takeaways from day two of Responsible Business Summit Europe

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 9, 2017)

We round up a selection of insights from leading CEOs and sustainability practitioners during a second thought-provoking day at Ethical Corporation’s flagship event

Eight key takeaways from day one of Responsible Business Summit Europe

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 7, 2017)

The Responsible Business Summit Europe opened yesterday, on the eve of the general election, with a record number of delegates and sense that business’s impact on society is more important than ever. We round up the eight most important takeaways from the day

CSR Cheat Sheet: SDGs failing to resonate

Oliver Balch, (Jun 6, 2017)

New blueprint for UN Principles for Responsible Investment, activist shareholders gain ground, internal carbon pricing rises

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