Communications & Reporting

Facilitation Payments: A business integrity officer’s perspective

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (Dec 16, 2009)

In the second of her regular series of articles on bribery and corruption issues, Andrea Bonime-Blanc considers the thorny issue of facilitation payments, how they are used, and if they are acceptable

BSkyB’s Bigger Picture Review 2009 – Sharp and focused

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Dec 11, 2009)

Sky’s sustainability report provides a clear picture of the company’s activities

Trafigura – Toxic ethics

Rajesh Chhabara, (Dec 9, 2009)

The Trafigura case demonstrates how to make a bad situation worse

2009 review – Back to basics for responsible business

Oliver Balch, (Dec 8, 2009)

It has been a year defined by recession and recriminations. But concerns over wayward capitalism and climate change are trump cards for corporate responsibility professionals.

Do you worry too much about ethical and ‘sustainable’ rankings?

Tobias Webb, (Dec 7, 2009)

As corporate responsibility becomes ever more complex and wide-ranging, issue-specific comparisons of companies are a much better way to go than the overall 'green' rankings and 'responsible' indexes, argues Toby Webb

Seven things to avoid in CSR case studies

Mallen Baker, (Dec 5, 2009)

Mallen Baker considers some communication pitfalls, and how to avoid them

Asda and sustainability – Better things in store?

Ben Cooper, (Dec 1, 2009)

Asda’s bold consumer empowerment drive has the company convinced that it is on the right track. Some campaigners remain to be impressed

A case study of a different approach to CSR reporting: BAM Nuttall

Mallen Baker, (Nov 19, 2009)

Mallen Baker looks at how companies can be more original and engaging in corporate responsibility reporting. Supposing you put to one side the rules about how you're supposed to produce a CSR or sustainability report. Supposing you started with almost a blank page and focused on what might make the people you most want to communicate with actually read your report. What would that look

Ecomafia – Dirty business

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 11, 2009)

Organised criminals are exploiting lucrative waste disposal markets, with serious environmental consequences

China column – Bye-bye backhanders

Paul French, (Nov 11, 2009)

China’s initiative on removing corruption in tendering for public contracts are a victory for transparency, says Paul French, China editor

Are global CSR leaders failing to use the web effectively?

Mallen Baker, (Nov 10, 2009)

A new report has suggested that global leaders in sustainability are failing to make the most of the potential of the web for their CSR reporting and general communications. Mallen Baker considers the report's findings and implications

GE 2008 Citizenship Report – Resetting reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 9, 2009)

GE’s reporting remains ahead of the game

Coca-Cola Enterprises: 2008 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report – Getting a taste for it

Kyle Whitaker, (Nov 4, 2009)

The bottler of Coca-Cola’s brands demonstrates reporting fizz

Corporate responsibility – Embedding ethics

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Nov 4, 2009)

The secret to taking corporate responsibility seriously is making it part of normal business for all departments and functions

Tuna fishing – Net decline

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 3, 2009)

Tuna – the sandwich shop staple – has become a poster-fish for the rampant over-exploitation of the oceans. Can the destructive trends be reversed?

Letter from America – Hit business reset

Peter Knight, (Nov 3, 2009)

It would be nice to believe the economic crisis had jolted business into better ways of thinking, but there is plenty of evidence that silliness still abounds, says Peter Knight

Greenwasher – November 2009

"Greenwasher", (Nov 3, 2009)

This month Greenwasher considers types of corporate responsibility managers, pressure on astroturfing and shifts towards sustainability as core business

Coffee: UK coffee houses – Brewing a better café culture

Oliver Balch, (Nov 3, 2009)

UK consumers love their caffeine kick, but are coffee accreditation and certification programmes giving small producers a boost?

Starbucks: Darcy Willson-Rymer – Shouting about ethical connections

Oliver Balch, (Nov 3, 2009)

Starbucks’ UK head is proud of the company’s credentials and wants to spread the word

Carbon labels – Engaging customers with reporting nuggets

Mallen Baker, (Oct 29, 2009)

There are flaws with carbon labelling, but it’s a way of getting a clear message on a company’s sustainability efforts into the hands of the consumer