Ethical Performance
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UK VCs focus on ESG-driven investments

Venture capital trusts consider ESG factors in evaluating business performance.

Investing in sustainable cities to spur economic growth

investing in sustainable urban infrastructure could generate energy savings with a current value of $16.6 trillion by 2050.

Long-term strategy improves business performance

Corporate leaders should focus on long-term gains to attain a dominant market position. 

2017 awards entry deadline extended

There's still time to enter this year's National CSR Awards 2017. 

Big oil companies turn to offshore wind

Signficant investments in renewable energy are being made by major oil and gas corporations.

Latest News & Blogs


UK VCs focus on ESG-driven investments

By Vikas Vi — A Venture Capital Trust (VCT) is a type of publicly listed,... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | socially responsible investment


Tracking reward matters in interesting times

By Peter Brown —  We first ran the Paydata UK Reward Management Survey back in... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Compensation


Investing in sustainable cities to spur economic growth

By Vikas Vij — In the next 15 years, more than two-thirds of total investment... Full story

Global | Investment


UK company vehicle fleets focus on reducing emissions

By Brian Collett — The managers of UK company vehicle fleets are now gaining enthusiasm... Full story

Autoglass | UK & NI Ireland | Carbon Emissions


Long-term strategy improves business performance

By Vikas Vij — Having the ability to envision the company’s future is a critical... Full story

Pepsico | Global | performance


New method identifies sustainably caught fish

By Brian Collett — A scientific analysis has been devised to discover the origins of... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | sustainable fishing


Call to companies to eliminate forced labour in textile industry

By Brian Collett — An appeal for close collaboration between businesses in the textile... Full story

Global | Forced Labour


2017 awards entry deadline extended

There's still time to enter this year's National CSR Awards 2017. Entries to this... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Awards


Big oil companies turn to offshore wind

By RP Siegel — Despite what we might expect to see soon, in the form of furious efforts... Full story

Global | offshore wind


New EU reporting rules for large companies take effect

By Brian Collett — UK businesses with 500 or more employees must now disclose... Full story

Europe | EU


20 brands protest detention of garment industry trade union leaders in Bangladesh

By Brian Collett — More than 20 international brands have protested to the Bangladesh... Full story

Global | workers' rights


Corporate sustainability helps improve employee engagement

By Vikas Vij — Employee engagement is the psychological engine that drives corporate... Full story

Global | employee engagement


John Deere offers all-electric tractor to curb pollution

By Brian Collett — An all-electric tractor has been designed that could eventually cut... Full story

Global | Agriculture


Alternative investment funds surge predicted via UCITS and AIF frameworks

By Roger Aitken — Almost four-fifths (77%) of institutional investors “expect to... Full story

Global | Investment


Top 10 business and human rights issues for 2017

By Brian Collett — A priority for employers must be to rectify social inequality, now... Full story

Institute for Human Rights and Business | Global | income inequality


UK Soil Association hosts discussion on good food in the workplace

By Antonio Pasolini — For several decades, practicality trumped health when it came to... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | healthy food


Companies Vs. Climate Change issues call to action

By Brian Collett — Businesses must lead the action against climate change. The call was... Full story

Global | Climate change


Slovak’s EU presidency focuses on transition to low carbon economy

By Roger Aitken — The Environment Council agenda under the Slovak Presidency of the... Full story

United Nations | Europe | low carbon economy


Subway signs on to responsible tuna sourcing

By Brian Collett — Subway, regarded as the world’s largest fast food company, has... Full story

Global | food retailers


The renewable revolution 

By Adam Woodhall — In Britain and beyond, businesses large and small are getting on... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Renewable energy


Authentic is the new black: Ex-CFO on finding yourself as the key to success and happiness

By Andy Hix — As Oscar Wilde once said, you might as well be yourself, because everyone... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | authenticity


UK Millennials buy responsible brands this holiday

By Sangeeta Haindl — A UK survey reveals that 55 percent of 18-34 year olds, known as... Full story

GT Nexus | UK & NI Ireland | brand reputation


"Collaboration is the only way for business to solve today’s sustainability challenges"

Interview by Tom Idle Hans Daems, the newly elected chair of CSR Europe, couldn’t... Full story

Europe | Corporate Responsibility


Companies may have to reveal pay gap between executives and employees

By Brian Collett — Britain’s biggest companies may have to reveal the gap between... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Executive pay


Provocation and innovation at XEnergy

By Adam Woodhall — Practical provocation and tangible innovation were the motivational... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Innovation


Online reviews preferred by majority of UK consumers for purchases

By Brian Collett — A total of 84 percent of consumers trust online reviews as readily... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Consumer attitudes


The good purpose guide – 9 ways to turn purpose into action within your business

By Charlotte West — Business is increasingly required to play a role in society which... Full story

Business in the Community | UK & NI Ireland | purpose


Finland lists first green bond on LSE with $500m issuance

By Roger Aitken — Finland’s leading provider of financial services in the country... Full story

MuniFin | Europe | Investment


Business leaders split on effect of Brexit on ethical governance

By Brian Collett — The ways in which Brexit will change the ethical conduct of... Full story

Henley Business School | UK & NI Ireland | Brexit


Science-based targets guide business in setting carbon reduction goals

By Tom Idle — As we prepare for the cold days of winter, we might fondly recall the hot... Full story

Global | science-based targets


Stop Slavery Network formed by hotel industry

By Brian Collett — Hoteliers in the UK have combined to stamp out modern slavery... Full story

Global | slavery


National CSR Awards now accepting entries

  The National CSR Awards are open for entries for the third annual edition. ... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Awards


Inspiring sustainability the Interserve way 

Interview with Tim Haywood, Interserve   By Adam Woodhall   I recently had... Full story

Interserve | Global | Sustainability


Salmon fisherman take action to protect stocks against environmental contamination

By Brian Collett — Hundreds of Alaskan fishermen have taken action to safeguard their... Full story

North America | Environment


Surprising findings for corporate sustainability in Silicon Valley

By Nikos Avlonas — Much has been made about whether Silicon Valley corporations are or... Full story

North America | Sustainability


Tax authority collects £3bn from avoiders

By Brian Collett — The UK tax authority HM Revenue & Customs has collected a total... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Tax Avoidance


Driving modern slavery up the agenda

By Adam Woodhall — Business accepts that slavery is unacceptable, so how is the... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | slavery


Value chain approach: a focus on food waste

By Michael Grosse—Each year an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted... Full story

Global | food waste


Future generations prepare for work with DP World Education Programme

By Sangeeta Haindl — In our fast-paced, technology-driven and globalised world,... Full story

Global | Education


Government support for sustainability is “utterly pathetic” 

Interview with Jonathon Porritt, founder of Forum for the Future, by Tom Idle   He... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Sustainability


Refreshing the business contract with society

By Adam Woodhall   “Can business refresh its contract with society before... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | CSR


Microloan Foundation boosts trustee board with Step on Board programme

‘Step on Board’ is a board-level volunteering programme, run by Trustees... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Governance


Riversimple adopts circular economy to create a cutting edge eco-auto 

By Adam Woodhall — A passion for racing cars and environmentalism aren't usual... Full story

Riversimple | UK & NI Ireland | circular economy


New call for sustainable sourcing of palm oil

By Brian Collett — An international group of scientists, food manufacturers,... Full story

Global | Palm Oil


Praxis Mutual commits to impact bonds from India, Starbucks, and European Investment Bank

By Roger Aitken — Following a number of positive impact bond purchases, Praxis Mutual... Full story

Global | Investment


10 things I've learnt in my 10 years in sustainability

By Adam Woodhall — Ten years ago, I launched myself into the world of sustainability,... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Sustainability


The Institute of Business Ethics reports on best business practices for the next 30 years

The Institute of Business Ethics is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a report that looks... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Business ethics


Taking the lead in stormy times

By Adam Woodhall — How are corporate sustainability professionals—and the... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Leadership

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