Communications & Reporting

Press release: The PR industry needs to change if it’s to address the CR issues of today

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 19, 2011)

The PR industry is struggling with some of the key issues that a sustainable business world brings

Press Release: Diageo publishes 2011 online Sustainability & Responsibility Report

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 13, 2011)

Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, releases its 2011 online Sustainability & Responsibility Report.

PR and sustainability briefing Part 1: The reputation economy

Stephen Gardner, (Sep 4, 2011)

The public relations industry is facing the challenges of sustainability and transparency, and some agencies are working to help their clients become genuinely sustainable

People On The Move - September 2011

Claire Manuel, (Sep 2, 2011)

With thanks to Miriam Heale, Allen & York

Toshiba 2011 CSR report: Too much information

Kathee Rebernak, (Sep 2, 2011)

Toshiba’s 2011 corporate responsibility report and website, together, show in microcosm the confusion that reigns in corporate responsibility – or sustainability, or citizenship – reporting

Puma 2010 annual report: A bite as big as its roar?

Luke Jones, (Sep 2, 2011)

Puma has been busy developing an integrated report and now calculates its environmental profit and loss, and isn’t shy about letting everyone know about it

CRWatch, a roundup of recent business sustainability news - September 2011

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Sep 1, 2011)

How mobile phones can reunite refugees, Amnesty’s Arabian troubles and VW under scrutiny

Letter from America: Is social media just old news rehashed?

Peter Knight, (Sep 1, 2011)

Living your life through Twitter and Facebook might feel cutting edge, but you risk being a modern victim of good old-fashioned marketing, argues Peter Knight

PR and sustainability briefing Part 4: Silence that speaks volumes

Brendan May, (Sep 1, 2011)

The public relations industry has to develop a proper ethical approach, argues Brendan May

PR and sustainability briefing Part 3: Activist organisations - He who pays the piper…

Stephen Gardner and Jon Eldridge, (Sep 1, 2011)

There is a healthy level of distrust between organisations that conduct campaigns based on ethical principles and organisations that conduct campaigns for fee-paying clients

PR and sustainability briefing Part 2: Industry trends - Ethical specialists gaining ground

Stephen Gardner, (Sep 1, 2011)

Ethical public relations generally means choosing to work for ethically minded clients, though some overlap between PR and sustainability consulting is starting to develop

By invitation: Reporting - Ensuring true assurance

Jason Perks 2, (Aug 31, 2011)

Robust independent assurance of sustainability reports trumps mere data verification for securing stakeholder trust, argues Jason Perks

News International: A chance missed to bring tabloids to book

Mallen Baker, (Aug 30, 2011)

Mallen Baker says that rather than just Murdoch-bashing, we should take the chance to reform journalism properly

Should we celebrate reporting of failure?

Rory Sullivan, (Aug 15, 2011)

Sustainability reports should provide essential information – good and bad – about companies, but the good reporters are not necessarily the best performers

Nanotechnology: Learning communications lessons from techno-disasters

Hilary Sutcliffe, (Aug 8, 2011)

Companies utilising nanotechnology can learn from the mistakes of the past, argues Hilary Sutcliffe

What sustainability reports say about the state of business

Paul Hohnen, (Jul 12, 2011)

Corporate responsibility reports contain some significant macro messages about company behaviour

Switzerland Briefing Part 2: Corporate environment - Taxes low, standards high

Stephen Gardner, (Jul 4, 2011)

Swiss companies are not considered to be sustainable business groundbreakers, but they respond to criticism and strive to meet the demands of Swiss consumers for high standards

Business School Bulletin - July/August 2011

Oliver Balch, (Jul 4, 2011)

Why we should sign first, the ins and outs of certification and Indian corporate governance

Deutsche Post DHL Corporate Responsibility Report 2010 - Finding the right road

Elaine Cohen, (Jul 4, 2011)

Deutsche Post DHL is delivering good reporting

BP 2010 Sustainability Review - Back to the future

Ellie Austin, (Jul 4, 2011)

BP’s latest reporting omits targets and data