Ethical Performance
inside intelligence for responsible business

London Stock Exchange’s ESG reporting guidance responds to investors

The LSEG’s guide helps companies gain a clear understanding of what ESG information investors would like to see. 

Human rights rise to top of business agenda

The all-important issue of worker wellbeing has reached the boardroom.

National CSR Awards 2017 winners revealed

The National CSR Awards 2017 saw businesses of all sizes recognized for leading the way in sustainable business practices.

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

Paul Gerrard, Group Policy and Campaigns Director at The Co-op, talks about the Group's journey as a business after publishing their Modern Slavery statement....

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

The Revive paper range delivers a double benefit in the form of a certified recycled product that is carbon balanced.

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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

Premier Inn and Lidl support sustainable seafood

By Brian Collett — Premier Inn has become the world’s largest national hotel... Full story

Lidl | Global | sustainable fishing

Mars and Nestlé take steps to clean up their seafood supply

By Gina-Marie Cheeseman — Mars and Nestlé recently announced that they will take... Full story

Global | supply chain

Fashion For Good program starts up with grant from the C&A Foundation

By Brian Collett — Brands, retailers, and manufacturers have been invited to join a... Full story

Global | Fashion

A nuclear reactor above our heads: embracing solar energy is key to working sustainably

By Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World — The sun produces enough... Full story

DP World | Middle East | solar power

Britain’s hairdressing sector has potential to drive sustainability in communities

By Sangeeta Waldron — Hairdressing is a sector that talks to more people than any other... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Sustainability

AB InBev sets goal of 100% renewable energy

By Brian Collet—AB InBev, the world’s largest brewery, with sales in 50... Full story

Global | Renewable energy

Responsible Business Week: showcasing companies that make a positive impact

By Amanda MacKenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community — Business comes in for... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | responsible business

Minimum wage policy under review in Myanmar

By Brian Collett — A high-powered committee is to take the first steps towards fixing a... Full story

Asia | Living Wage

Carbon tax adopted by Singapore

By Brian Collett — Singapore is to become the first nation in south-east Asia to... Full story

Asia | Carbon Emissions

UK citizens among WEF’s “Young Global Leaders”

By Sangeeta Waldron — The World Economic Forum is now in its 47th year. It’s... Full story

Heidrick & Struggles | Global | Leadership

Communities thrive when corporations thrive 

Interview with Henry Stoever, CMO, NACD by Tom Idle   According to the National... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | CSR

Tech innovation tracks cotton sourcing through supply chain

By Brian Collett — Pinpointing the source of cotton goods in today’s complex... Full story

Applied DNA Sciences | Global | cotton production

Kraft Heinz makes move toward sustainable sourcing of palm oil

By Brian Collett — Kraft Heinz, the world’s fifth largest food company valued at... Full story

Kraft Heinz | Global | Palm Oil

Imperial’s new climate finance centre to ‘recalibrate’ investors’ understanding of risk

By Roger Aitken —  A new centre designed to help businesses make more informed... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Investment

Why electric vehicles are driving us towards demand management

By Simon Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer, geo — Without wishing to be dramatic, if... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Energy

The importance of UN Sustainable Goals in corporate strategies and reporting 

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

Global | Certification

Australian solar power customers support community solar projects

By Brian Collett — A green Australian electricity company has given customers the... Full story

Australasia | solar power

Shopping for a purpose 

By Adam Woodhall — There are many gathering storms our society is facing, but having a... Full story

Global | Consumer attitudes

Canadian oil sands production cut due to unprofitability

By Brian Collett — ExxonMobil is curbing its tar sands oil operations in Alberta, but... Full story

ExxonMobil | North America | Industry sector: oil and gas

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

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

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