Ethical Performance
inside intelligence for responsible business
 

Is the corporate responsibility and sustainability profession just another elite? 

Access to the workplace has become the new frontier of social mobility.

ESG factors drive stronger performance in emerging markets equities

Jeroen Bos, NN IP: “We have found a clear, positive relationship between a company’s ESG scores and investment performance."

Business chooses long term planning for sustainability

Responsible 100 roundtable highlights companies that focus on the long view.

Veolia buys into the circular economy

Industries of the future will be driven by circular thinking, products and services.

The Ladybird Book on Climate Change, by HRH Prince Charles, Tony Juniper, and Emily Shuckburgh

"One of the things that all three of us were clear about was conveying quite complex information in an easy to understand way."

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Clean energy: big savings for your business

By Mypower — Commercial solar panel systems allow businesses to operate with their own... Full story

Mypower | UK & NI Ireland | solar power


Renewi opens trading at London Stock Exchange

By EP Staff — Renewi, a waste-to-product business, opened the London Stock Exchange on... Full story

Europe | Waste management


Is the corporate responsibility and sustainability profession just another elite? 

By Tom Idle — The recent EU referendum demonstrates the national divides we have in the... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Corporate Responsibility


Whitbread's Environmental Leadership

By James Pitcher — Whitbread is the UK’s largest and fastest growing hospitality... Full story

Costa | UK & NI Ireland | Sustainability

Pxyera Global


Chocolate and cocoa companies commit to sustainable supply chains at meeting with Prince Charles

By EP staff — The Prince of Wales has hosted senior executives of the world’s... Full story

Global | Deforestation


Hellmann’s hits egg-free target three years early

By Brian Collett — The Hellmann’s food company has hit its target of using only... Full story

Global | Animal welfare


Protests by 20 international clothing brands free striking labour leaders

By Brian Collett —All the remaining labour leaders detained after unrest in... Full story

Global | workers rights


Smart Works guides UK women into the workplace

By Sangeeta Waldron — Leading up to International Women’s Day, I spoke with Jane... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | women in the workplace


ESG factors drive stronger performance in emerging markets equities

By Roger Aitken— Investing in emerging markets (EM) equities with high environmental,... Full story

Global | ESG Performance


Costa steps up recycling of used cups

By Brian Collett —  Costa, Britain’s largest coffee shop chain, has begun a... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | recycling  


Businesses must support financial education in schools

By Vikas Vij — The World Economic Forum includes financial literacy as one of six core... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | finance


Veolia, BITC Responsible Business of the Year 2016, buys into the circular economy

By Tom Idle — Talking about the so-called circular economy and all the potential... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | circular economy


Business chooses long term planning for sustainability

By Adam Woodhall — Creating a truly sustainable organisation isn’t something that... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | long-term value


The Ladybird Book on Climate Change, by HRH Prince Charles, Tony Juniper, and Emily Shuckburgh

By Sangeeta Waldron — Prince Charles and his special adviser to his International... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Climate change


Olam International and NGO Mighty agree to “re-set terms for responsible development

By Brian Collett — A project to create the world’s largest palm oil plantation... Full story

Mighty | Global | Palm Oil


Rolex, Lego, and Disney top Reputation Institute’s 2017 Global Reptrak® 100

Reputation Institute (RI), a provider of stakeholder measurement, membership and management... Full story

Global | reputation


Sky educates UK consumers about marine trash

By Sangeeta Waldron — Beach and sea litter is made up of discarded objects, mainly... Full story

Sky TV | UK & NI Ireland | enviroment


Capgemini UK launches ambitious carbon reduction targets

By Brian Collett — The UK arm of Capgemini, the global consulting, technology and... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | carbon reduction


ESG trends to impact capital markets in 2017

By Vikas Vij —The beginning of 2017 marks an inflection point for institutions that... Full story

Barclays | Global | ESG


GSK's innovative business model for marketing and sales

By Tom Idle —  It is hard to think of a more contentious business practice than... Full story

GSK | Global | health


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

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