Communications & Reporting

Letter from America: Is Smart Planet sustainable?

Peter Knight, (Nov 1, 2010)

Peter Knight argues that IBM’s Smart Planet campaign doesn’t have the cleverest of names

Diageo Corporate Citizenship Report 2010: Too gassy

Kathee Rebernak, (Nov 1, 2010)

Diageo’s new report shows some fizz but lacks real body

Reporting Briefing Part 4: Consumer engagement - Daring to talk the talk

Rajesh Chhabara, (Nov 1, 2010)

Modern media can help companies talk directly and honestly with customers about their sustainability credentials. It can prove a high-wire act

CRWatch, a round up of recent business sustainability news - November 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Nov 1, 2010)

A greener White House, cutting water use in Wal-Mart’s Chinese supply chains and America’s eco car awards

Business school bulletin - November 2010

Oliver Balch, (Nov 1, 2010)

Mining conflict down under, how to balance boards and better investor stewardship

Netherlands Briefing Part 1: Overview - Tulip-tinted spectacles?

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 1, 2010)

Dutch companies have a good reputation for corporate responsibility. But is it fully deserved?

Corporate accountability: Blame the big names

Mallen Baker, (Nov 1, 2010)

Mallen Baker asks why international companies get knocked when things go wrong, but smaller companies remain anonymous

China column: China’s secret children

Paul French, (Nov 1, 2010)

China editor Paul French says many Chinese children will not be registered in the coming census as they don’t legally exist

Netherlands Briefing Part 2: Business performance - Ethical leaders rewarded

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 1, 2010)

Responsible business in the Netherlands is distinguished by a focus on global supply chains, and by the creative ideas of smaller firms

Analysis: Carbon Disclosure Project - Reporting but not reducing

Eric Marx, (Nov 1, 2010)

Companies still aren’t cutting carbon emissions says a new CDP report

Community involvement: Performance that strikes to the core

Nick Lakin and Veronica Scheubel, (Nov 1, 2010)

Managing corporate community involvement effectively requires designing strategic programmes, evaluating their impact, and leveraging that impact for reputation benefits

Netherlands Briefing Part 3: Civil society - Advanced activism

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 1, 2010)

The Netherlands has a prominent and highly developed non-governmental sector that scrutinises local and international companies

China syndrome: Corporate social schizophrenia

Jon Entine, (Oct 27, 2010)

China claims to be a world innovator in corporate responsibility. Just don’t drink the water or visit a manufacturing plant, warns Jon Entine

Integrated Reporting – The gulf between theory and practice

Mallen Baker, (Oct 25, 2010)

The apparent panacea for the problems of corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting will probably not do the job, argues Mallen Baker

Impact assessment: How to report about reality

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Oct 20, 2010)

Leading companies are assessing the impacts of their business and reporting on them. As a result they are significantly improving their corporate responsibility reports in the process, writes Peter Davis

Ethical Corporation debate: How full product transparency combats greenwash

Francesca Boothby, (Oct 20, 2010)

Ethical Corporation’s recent online debate, sponsored by InterfaceFLOR, on greenwash and environmental claims, was led by Ramon Arratia, director of sustainability for Europe at InterfaceFLOR, and Kristian Steele, a senior engineer at Arup.

Investment reporting: Transparent disclosure laggards

Rory Sullivan, (Oct 12, 2010)

The investment community demands disclosure from public companies, but fails to deliver such information about itself

Ethics training: Protect more than reputation

Simon Webley, (Oct 12, 2010)

Companies that train employees how to implement ethics codes outperform their peers, argues Simon Webley

Sustainability high on US corporate agenda: A new ten page briefing

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 1, 2010)

A dramatic shift in the nation’s attitudes and opinions towards a corporation’s role in society has meant that companies in the US have had to take much greater notice in the corporate responsibility agenda, finds a new briefing by Ethical Corporation

GE 2009 Citizenship Report: Responsibility with imagination

Elaine Cohen, (Oct 1, 2010)

GE’s latest report keeps up the momentum