Supply Chains

Why Nike was right to feature Colin Kaepernick in its controversial new ad

Ben Hayman, (Sep 17, 2018)

Ben Hayman of brand purpose consultancy Given says companies can and should be prepared to take stands on issues such as racism, but only if their messaging is authentic and credible

Management spotlight: How Diageo is engaging its supply chain on climate targets

Liam Dowd, (Sep 13, 2018)

In this Q&A, managing director Liam Dowd talks with Michael Alexander, head of water, environment, agriculture sustainability at Diageo, on Science-Based Targets, industry collaborations, supplier engagement and opportunities for the next 12-18 months

How trusteeships can help women crack the glass ceiling

Helen Simpson, (Sep 7, 2018)

Trustees Unlimited chair Helen Simpson relates how board-level volunteering organization Step on Board is helping fast-track women into leadership positions in their own companies

UK takes first steps towards a future without plastic waste

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 29, 2018)

Angeli Mehta assesses the challenges ahead as the UK retail industry embarks on the journey to remove single-waste plastics by 2025 with a focus on 'on the go' recycling

Management spotlight: How Levi’s will cut 40% from its supply chain emissions

Liam Dowd, (Aug 13, 2018)

In this Q&A, managing director Liam Dowd talks with Liza Schillo, manager, global product sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co, on the company’s recent announcement regarding new climate targets

RBSEU 2018: Circularity Session

Conference Recording, (Aug 6, 2018)

'Business must not stand idly by as land rights defenders die'

Ben Leather, (Jul 22, 2018)

With agribusiness projects surpassing mining for the first time in terms of deaths of environmental defenders, Ben Leather of Global Witness calls on companies to stand with local communities

The disruptors: Why Sally Uren won't settle for less than wholesale systems change

Oliver Balch, (Jul 4, 2018)

Forum for the Future's CEO tells Oliver Balch what keeps her going as she pushes companies in the direction of progressive transformation, with all its risks and ambiguities

Coca-Cola’s 5by20 recipe to empower 5 million women by 2020

Claire Manuel, (Jun 20, 2018)

Claire Manuel reports on how an internal scheme to encourage women’s promotion turned into an initiative to empower female entrepreneurs through its entire value chain

Why supply chains are key to empowering women – and increasing GDP

Claire Manuel, (Jun 20, 2018)

Claire Manuel reports on how companies like Mondelez, Marks & Spencer and Walmart are sharing knowledge on how to unleash the power of women throughout their businesses

National laws vs human rights: what happens when companies must choose?

Arianne Griffith, (Jun 7, 2018)

Firms operating in countries where homosexuality is a crime, or where the government demands access to user data, must retain their focus on human rights, argues Arianne Griffith of BIICL, which has just published guidance for companies

Comment: How nurturing a good conduct culture can actively reduce business risk

Michael Pollitt, (Jun 3, 2018)

Good Corporation’s Michael Pollitt says businesses should actively promote ethical decision-making if they truly want to reduce the risk of a Volkswagen-scale scandal

How Mattel’s quick move rescued Barbie

James Rose, (May 23, 2018)

When the iconic doll was revealed to contain lead paint, the toy giant created a 114-page crisis strategy that has become a case study in CSR crisis management

China’s toy industry lifts game to improve conditions for migrant workers

Terry Slavin, (May 23, 2018)

The Ethical Toy Program, which covers more than half of toy factories in the country, is strengthening its social auditing criteria and improving communication with workers but denies allegations of labour abuses from an NGO. Terry Slavin reports

How QuizRR is taking human rights training to the factory floor

James Rose, (May 23, 2018)

The Swedish edtech company has worked with brands including H&M educating 45,000 workers in Asia on their rights

The brands going beyond auditing to give China’s apparel workers a voice

James Rose, (May 23, 2018)

With an absence of free trade unions and independent NGOs to help companies identify human rights risk, companies like Adidas are going directly to workers

Electronics sector charts new path after 'bloody decade of labour abuse'

James Rose, (May 23, 2018)

China's current Five Year Plan seeks to improve conditions for workers, with electronics one of the priority sectors. James Rose looks at the challenges that must be overcome