Communications & Reporting

Greenwasher – February 2010

"Greenwasher", (Feb 4, 2010)

Electronics in the Greenpeace spotlight, some responsible business leaders and why climate change is still not big (enough) news

The last word: Ethical shopping – Will shelf-side apps mean enlightened consumers?

Mallen Baker, (Feb 4, 2010)

Mallen Baker has been down the aisles with his iPhone

Analysis: listed company disclosure – Going public

Ben Cooper, (Feb 3, 2010)

Increasing focus from financial institutions on corporate responsibility is reflected in how stock exchanges are approaching environmental, social and governance issues

Eco-products – Mass-market certification shames upmarket glamour

Brendan May, (Feb 1, 2010)

Brendan May examines the trade-offs in judging corporate green claims and explains why certification is the best guide for consumers

ISO 26000 – Responsibility’s new guiding light

Rajesh Chhabara, (Feb 1, 2010)

How will the ISO 26000 guidance standard on social responsibility stand out from the clutter of other standards and guidelines?

Business school bulletin – February 2010

Oliver Balch, (Feb 1, 2010)

Multinationals and poverty alleviation, debating assurance standards and crunching microcredit’s numbers

Monsanto 2008-2009 corporate responsibility and sustainability report – Educating and influencing, but not reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 1, 2010)

Monsanto fights its corner in the GM debate, but fails to provide a balanced report

Customer service – Who cares now?

Peter Knight, (Feb 1, 2010)

Peter Knight laments the passing of the caring corporate responsibility professional

Corporate sustainability reporting: Tackling credibility and conflicts of interest

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 29, 2010)

It's time to inject a dose of reality and integrity into corporate social responsibility and sustainability reports, argues Prakash Sethi

Chemicals regulation and real science: The troubling case of BPA

Jon Entine, (Jan 27, 2010)

Jon Entine considers what the rejection of a ban on Bisphenol A, a commonly used chemical, means for business, society, and science-based decision making

Shell, Anglo American, Chevron, ArcelorMittal, Lihir Gold to gather in London this March to share best practice in Social & Environmental Risk Management

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 25, 2010)

This practical conference focuses specifically on the mining, oil & gas, steel and other heavy industries. Leading companies will provide case studies and direct insights on how they approach social & environmental management – an area that is so distinctive yet similar amongst these industries.

CSR: Is it time to change the ownership of our best companies?

Mallen Baker, (Jan 14, 2010)

It is completely impossible to prove that a commitment to corporate social responsibility has any effect whatsoever to a company's share price. I wish we would agree that, and move on to more interesting territory, argues Mallen Baker

McDonald’s UK CEO to discuss corporate responsibility’s role in recent brand modernisation at major corporate responsibility conference- with CEOs/Presidents from ICA, Kingfisher, Intel and Tata

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2010)

Ethical Corporation are pleased to welcome Steve Easterbrook, UK CEO of McDonald’s, to the speaker roster for the 9th annual Responsible Business Summit – the largest corporate responsibility and sustainability conference in Europe. </b><i>12 January 2010, London </i>

Central and eastern Europe – Better management focus means engagement not charity

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2010)

Companies in central Europe can use the economic crisis to turn corporate responsibility from philanthropy to systemic management practice, says Robert Braun

ISO 26000’s long and winding road

Paul Hohnen, (Jan 12, 2010)

Paul Hohnen says that a clear passage for the long awaited ISO 26000 guidance standard is far from certain

Assurance – Desperately seeking reassurance

Kathee Rebernak, (Dec 19, 2009)

The assurance industry is failing to deliver in some fundamental areas

Crwatch – December 2009 / January 2010

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Dec 18, 2009)

Our new column keeps an eye on the latest big brands’ corporate responsibility moves and how the NGOs and activists are keeping up the pressure

Sustainability news roundup – December 2009 / January 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 17, 2009)

Moves from Dow, BP, Wal-Mart and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

The Body Shop Values Report 2009 – Too cosmetic

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 17, 2009)

Body Shop misses some opportunities to chart its progress effectively

Greenwasher – December 2009 / January 2010

"Greenwasher", (Dec 17, 2009)

What’s hot in London’s West End, an old friend wins Greenwasher of the Year, and a new UK corruption bill inches nearer