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Germans discuss ethics of automated driving

New tech innovation gets first ethical guidelines for self-driving cars.

Pat Harned guides ethics in business

ECI is a membership association of over 500 organisations dedicated to establishing high quality ethics programmes.

Trust in an era of ‘alternative' facts

The Global Thinkers Forum connects thought leaders while promoting values-based leadership, collaboration and cross-cultural understanding.

HSBC’s investigation into own client saves thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest

HSBC enforces its 'no deforestation' policy re. funding of companies that destroy primary or High Conservation Value forest

Women-owned businesses supported by UN Women

UN Women outlines the “untapped economic potential represented by women-owned businesses”.

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Germans discuss ethics of automated driving

By Antonio Pasolini — The country that is home to some of the world's most... Full story

Europe | Technology


EU Commission issues guidelines to strengthen CSR reporting

By Vikas Vij — Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) is an effective way for businesses to... Full story

Europe | EU


GSK reduces supply chain emissions with help from Schneider Electric

By Vikas Vij — A PLoS ONE study published last year showed that if the US healthcare... Full story

Schneider Electric | Global |


Pat Harned guides ethics in business

By Adam Woodhall — Pat Harned leads the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI),... Full story

Ethics and Compliance Institute | Global | Ethics


Rising green bond market supports eco-friendly projects

By Vikas Vij — Green bonds are debt instruments designed to finance... Full story

Global | green bonds


Trust in an era of ‘alternative' facts

By Sangeeta Waldron — The Global Thinkers Forum is a social purpose organisation that... Full story

Global Thinkers Forum | Global | Collaboration


HSBC’s investigation into own client saves Indonesian rainforest

By Roger Aitken — Action taken by HSBC, one of the largest banking and financial... Full story

Global | Deforestation


Women-owned businesses supported by UN Women

By Brian Collett — Companies are being encouraged by the UN to trade with women-owned... Full story

UN women | Global | women-owned businesses


Housing crisis offers an opportunity to implement electricity demand management

By Simon Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer, geo — In my last article for Ethical... Full story

geo | UK & NI Ireland | Energy


Action or belief? 

By Adam Woodhall — I’ve asked hundreds of people this question: which comes... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | behaviour change


Winners of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2017 announced

Anglian Water have been named one of the most responsible businesses in the UK, along with 16... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | responsible business


Mars, Tesco, Vinci and GE Join Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

By Brian Collett — Four large companies have signed up to the Leadership Group for... Full story

Global | Recruitment


East Capital’s new Sustainable Emerging Markets Fund leverages proprietary ESG for alpha

By Roger Aitken — East Capital, an independent asset manager specializing in emerging... Full story

East Capital | Europe | Investment


Record green energy levels not an existential threat to UK utilities

By RP Siegel — The future is now, or at least it was on Sunday, June 11th in the UK.... Full story

Rocky Mountain Institute | UK & NI Ireland | Energy


Air cleaning technology to be trialed at London bus stops, courtesy of The Body Shop and Airlabs

By Antonio Pasolini — Some lucky Londoners who happen to stand at a trio of central... Full story

Airlabs | UK & NI Ireland | Technology


NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards recognise the power of family businesses

By Sangeeta Waldron — Some of the UK’s largest and most successful businesses are... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | entrepreneur


De Beers innovates to become carbon neutral

By Brian Collett —  De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company, has begun... Full story

De Beers Group | Global | Mining


The future of energy is disruptive

By Adam Woodhall — The aim of the recent event ‘Energy Live Future’ was to... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Energy


 Resonance’s social impact mission to invest in ‘Dismantling Poverty’ In Bristol raises £2.1m

By Roger Aitken — Social impact investment company Resonance that has pursued a mission... Full story

Resonance | UK & NI Ireland | Social Impact


Growing sustainable business leaders

By Mac Macartney — Business leaders across all sectors are feeling the tug, the dip and... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Leadership


How can online companies tackle delivery problems?

By James Middleton, Street Stream — Delivery problems have been the bane of the... Full story

Street Stream | UK & NI Ireland | technological disruption


Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Europe conference Europe highlights partnerships

By Brian Collett — The importance of strength in numbers in encouraging responsible... Full story

Global | responsible sourcing


Sustainable Fisheries Partnership drafts in Spain’s top seafood player

By Antonio Pasolini — One of Spain's top seafood companies has struck a deal with... Full story

Europe | sustainable fishing


Global apparel industry takes steps toward better performance

By Brian Collett — The global apparel industry is making changes to promote better... Full story

Global | apparel industry


M&S to tackle unemployment, skills shortage, and poverty around the UK

By Sangeeta Waldron — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans to tackle... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Community Investment


How do leaders bring purpose to life in organisations?

By Sarah Rozenthuler and Edward Rowland — Reimagining how organisations can catalyse... Full story

The Whole Partnership | UK & NI Ireland | Leadership


Getting good guidance 

Interview by Adam Woodhall — Ian Joseph has had an eclectic career. He moved from being... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Partnerships


Vitae London: the watch brand with heart

By Sangeeta Waldron — Will Adoasi, the entrepreneur behind the philanthropic watch... Full story

Global | charity


Another record-breaking year for renewable energy: more capacity for less money

By Adam Woodhall — Just prior to the launch of their Renewables 2017 Global Status... Full story

United Nations | Global | Renewable energy


How creating a healthy work force makes all the difference

By Deborah Astles, Unipart — Unipart Group is one of Europe’s leading private... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | wellbeing


EC considers new rules for Internet companies

By Brian Collett — New rules preventing web platforms such as Google and Amazon from... Full story

Europe | EU


Say hello to the Global Good Awards!

For 2018, the National CSR Awards is rebranding as the Global Good Awards. Karen Sutton,... Full story

Global Good Awards | Global | Awards


Being bold at IKEA: Steve Howard on six years leading from the front

By Adam Woodhall — The man who last year brought us the concept of “peak... Full story

Global | Sustainability


Certified Sustainability Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulate an agenda for the next 15 years (to 2030)... Full story

Global | sustainability professionals


London Stock Exchange’s ESG reporting guidance responds to investors

By Roger Aitken — The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has issued guidance through... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Reporting


Human rights rise to top of business agenda

By Tom Idle — Business respect for human rights has been given a big boost with the... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Human rights


Green hotel award winners announced

By Brian Collett — Employees at the Landgut Stober hotel at Nauen, near Berlin,... Full story

Global | hospitality corporate responsibility


Heineken reports progress in reducing carbon emissions

By Gina-Marie Cheeseman — At a time of uncertainty about governmental commitments to... Full story

Heineken | Global | Carbon Emissions


National CSR Awards 2017 winners revealed

The National CSR Awards 2017, sponsored by Revive and now in their third year, were held at... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Awards


Leaving nobody behind: the Co-op champions action on the Modern Slavery Act

Interview with Paul Gerrard, The Co-op, by Adam Woodhall, Inspiring Sustainability, and... Full story

The Co-operative Group | UK & NI Ireland | Modern Slavery Act


Future business models must consider use of natural resources: report

By Brian Collett — The world’s manufacturers are likely to triple their use of... Full story

Global | Consumer attitudes


Denmaur's recycled "Revive" paper delivers performance with purpose

Denmaur Independent Papers, one of the largest paper merchants in the UK, launched Revive, a... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | recycling  


Global coalition forms to promote sustainable cotton

By Ethical Performance — From its localized beginnings 5,000 years ago in Mexico and... Full story

Global | sustainable agriculture


What types of businesses benefit from using a cardboard baler?

Guest column by QCR — Essentially, any business that produces waste cardboard... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | packaging


AkzoNobel is committed to zero harm and positive impact from products

Guest blog by André Veneman, AkzoNobel — What happens if you ask your friends... Full story

AkzoNobel | Europe | Industry sector: chemicals


  Innovations to make fuel, packaging, and products from waste

By Brian Collett — A sustainable fuel from wastewater is being developed by the SEAT... Full story

Global | recycling  


Sedentary lifestyle costs UK £1.2bn annually

By Sangeeta Waldron —  The British Heart Foundation (BHF) warns that lack of... Full story

British Heart Foundation | UK & NI Ireland | health


EU calls for ban on vegetable oils in biofuel

By Brian Collett—The EU is on course to ban vegetable oils, including palm oil, in all... Full story

EU | Europe | biofuel


Human rights rise to top of business agenda

By Tom Idle — Business respect for human rights was given a big boost with the... Full story

Europe | Human rights

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