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Sustainable Brands to present 70+ brand and sustainability experts at SB’17 Copenhagen conference

"Redefining the Good Life" will focus on how shifting consumer demands around the world are changing the 21st century economy.

Science-Based Targets Initiative drives practices at Landsec

The SBTI, founded by the CDP, World Resources Institute, World Wide Fund for Nature, UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition, aligns itself with the 2015 UN Paris Agreement. 

Board level volunteering is bringing CSR to life

The breadth of challenges offered to trustees can foster different thinking, introduce diverse ways of working and expose them to “a healthy dose of governance”.

The important business of ocean conservation

"The ocean needs repairing and protecting, just like we do with heritage buildings and our land-based natural habitats."


Cities pushing beyond climate change

Cities are coming together as champions of climate change and environment where governments fear to tread.

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Sustainable Brands to present 70+ brand and sustainability experts at SB’17 Copenhagen conference

Speakers from H&M, IDEO, Forum for the Future, TerraCycle, Harvard University, and many... Full story

Sustainable Brands | Europe | Conferences

MSCI Supports NZ Super Fund’s Low Carbon Strategy

By Vikas Vij — Leading global investors increasingly recognize the challenges posed by... Full story

NZ Super Fund | Global | Investment

Science-Based Targets Initiative drives practices at Landsec

By Elisabeth Jeffries — When real estate company Landsec realised it could be... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | science-based targets

Danish seminar to focus on ethical conduct in business

By Brian Collett — A mixing of Italian and Danish cultures as a means of reinforcing... Full story

Europe | ethical business

Ethical Trading Initiative issues guides to child labour and modern slavery

By Brian Collett — The telltale signs of slave labour are flagged up in a free guide... Full story

Ethical Trading Initiative | UK & NI Ireland | Child labour

Board level volunteering is bringing CSR to life

By Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees Unlimited and Managing Director, Russam GMS — CAF’s... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Volunteering

The important business of ocean conservation

By Tom Birbeck, ARC Marine—According to a WWF report, our oceans are worth at least $24... Full story

Global | Conservation

Cities pushing beyond climate change

By David Connor, UK Regional Voice Lead — As the world conversely becomes better... Full story

Global | Climate change

How the Dutch are moved by wind

By RP Siegel — Man’s first use of wind technology goes back some 5,000 years when... Full story

Europe | wind power

ShareAction investment conference to focus on support for responsible business

By Brian Collett — Finance groups and other stakeholders are to debate the ways in... Full story

ShareAction | Europe | Responsible Investment

New app increases access to investing in green energy

By Antonio Pasolini — Solar power is the first market to benefit from a new investment... Full story

Global | Investment

Half Of UK workers say ‘no need’ to sacrifice profits for higher ESG

By Roger Aitken —  Around half (47%) of UK workers believe that companies can... Full story

Better Society Network | UK & NI Ireland | ESG Performance

Big Oil urged to report financials in view of climate-related risk

By Elisabeth Jeffries — Had Exxon Mobil reported its reserves differently in 2016,... Full story

Global | climate risk

Consumers prefer companies with ethical practices

By Brian Collett — Most customers want to know the policies of a business on issues... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | ethical business

Corporate responsibility gains traction in Nigeria

By Vikas Vij — The concept of corporate social responsibility is now being embraced by... Full story

Calameo | Africa | CSR

FTSE 100 companies asked to detail diversity policies for UK gov’t by Lady McGregor-Smith

By Brian Collett — The UK government has been asked to compel fund managers to request... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Diversity

C&A publishes list of 2,000 factories in its supply chain

By Brian Collett — The international fashion retailer C&A has published the details... Full story

C&A | Global | supply chain

UK's big utilities must adapt: new energy report

By Antonio Pasolini — Two sustainability non-profits have compiled a report claiming... Full story

Friends Provident Foundation | UK & NI Ireland | Energy

Bartercard promotes SME trading in Europe

By Vikas Vij — Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are typically defined as a... Full story

Europe | SMEs (Small and medium-sized companies)

The Economist Intelligence Unit global business survey finds ‘strategic CSR’

By Brian Collett — A small proportion of global businesses approached by a leading... Full story

Global | CSR

Inventshift showcases social enterprises for global good

By Sangeeta Waldron — Social enterprises are a new way of doing business, where, by... Full story

Grameen Bank | Global | Social Enterprise

New website links UK small businesses with expert business advice

By Vikas Vij — Small businesses and young entrepreneurs in the UK can benefit the most... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | SMEs

Britain joins the green wave in swearing off combustion engines

By RP Siegel — A surprising announcement has come out of London—to ban the sale... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | air pollution

Can the power grid handle the increased demand from electric cars?

By RP Siegel — There’s an old saying, “be careful what you wish for, you... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | electric vehicles

Sustainable investments deliver higher returns in UK

By Vikas Vij — Sustainable or ESG investing originally broke ground when fund managers... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | socially responsible investment

Walmart steps up certification of responsible sourcing of seafood

By Brian Collett — Walmart, which has more than 11,000 stores globally and is the... Full story

Global | Certification

Lloyds hackathon challenge inspires collective citizen impact

By Sangeeta Waldron — Our societies need thriving young people - children and young... Full story

Lloyds Banking Group | UK & NI Ireland | mental health

UK’s first-ever ‘Social Mobility Employer Index’

By Sangeeta Waldron — The UK’s first-ever Social Mobility Employer Index has... Full story

Lloyds Banking Group | UK & NI Ireland | social mobility

London conference discusses urban sustainability

By Antonio Pasolini — Municipal leaders, diplomats and representatives of the private... Full story

International Finance Corporation | Global | Sustainability

Al Gore at Ashden Awards: “Must, can, will we change?”

By Adam Woodhall — Al Gore started out giving speeches about the environment in 1989,... Full story

Ashden International Awards | Global | Climate change

EU Commission issues guidelines to strengthen CSR reporting

By Sangeeta Waldron — Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) is an effective way for businesses... Full story

Europe | Reporting

New UK Minister hails flourishing cleantech ecosystem

By Adam Woodhall — The Rushlight Summer Showcase took place at the Royal Geographical... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Clean Tech

Why electric car charging needs some joined up thinking.

By Simon Anderson, geo — I have just taken delivery of a Tesla and it is awesome... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | electric cars

Brace yourself: get your telecoms and procedures ready for MiFID II

By Dave Millett, Equinox — MiFID (The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive)... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | telecommunications

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

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