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Whitbread's Environmental Leadership - news

By James Pitcher — Whitbread is the UK’s largest and fastest growing hospitality company and we have ambitious plans for our two leading brands, Premier Inn and Costa. By 2020, we...

Tracking reward matters in interesting times - news

By Peter Brown —  We first ran the Paydata UK Reward Management Survey back in January 2009 in response to the global financial crisis and because our customers kept asking us what...

2017 awards entry deadline extended - news

There's still time to enter this year's National CSR Awards 2017. Entries to this year’s awards, sponsored by Revive , will now be accepted up to and including Friday 10th...

National CSR Awards now accepting entries - news

  The National CSR Awards are open for entries for the third annual edition.   The Awards are open to companies of all sizes, from small independents to large plcs, with...

Entrepreneur Awards finalists announced - news

The presenters of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards have announced over 100 finalists who are competing for recognition at its Gala Final, which takes place 22 November in London. The...

Past and future of sustainability with the RSA - news

by Adam Woodhall — The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, or RSA for short, was founded in 1754, and has an impressive history.   ...

Extel’s 14th SRI & Sustainability Survey highlights need to do more  - news

by Roger Aitken — This year’s annual WeConvene Extel and UK Sustainable & Finance Association (UKSIF) SRI & Sustainability survey reveals that while almost 40% of asset...

Designing the future: the Creative Conscience Awards - news

by Adam Woodhall — The communicators and creatives who will help design and mould the future gathered overlooking the Thames in London for the 2016 edition of the Creative Conscience...

Veolia wins BITC Responsible Business 2016 award - news

Business in the Community has announced the winner of its flagship award, Responsible Business of the Year 2016: Veolia, the global resource management company. Presented at a Gala Dinner...

Local is everything - news

Midcounties Co-operative’s social responsibility manager Mike Pickering explains how a focus on localism can lead to business success  Interview by Tom Idle — ...

BBC journalist Mishal Husain to honour 2016 Ashden International Award winners - news

by Sangeeta Haindl — Forward thinking organisations championing solar energy in India, East Africa and beyond; businesses improving the health of citizens through sustainable buildings and...

Partnerships, localism and circularity help businesses scoop National CSR awards - news

By Tom Idle - Presiding over the 2016 National CSR Awards  – now enjoying its second year as an useful addition to the  initiatives that recognise best practice in...

Is CSR Dead? A Challenge at the National CSR and Sustainability Conference - news

By Adam Woodhall At the first National CSR & Sustainability Conference , held in London last month, the provocative question "Is CSR dead?" was posed. The question was...

Diversity on FTSE 100 falls dramatically - news

By Sangeeta Haindl - There is growing concern about the levels of diversity in major companies, revealing that there is still a mountain to climb when it comes to ethnicity in the U.K....

Join the sustainable business debate of the year - news

Join in with this fascinating debate as a dynamic group of innovators share their ideas and challenge ‘business as usual’ approaches at the Social Responsibility and Sustainability...

A force for good - news

Fujitsu’s  head of responsible business, Juliet Silvester, explains how the company creates long-term value. Interview by Tom Idle The Japanese ICT business Fujitsu is currently...

National CSR & Sustainability Conference - news

Join the ‘sustainable business” debate and leave your carbon footprint at the door! 12 May The Crystal, London World record-breaking adventure rower, Roz Savage MBE , the...

The new CSR equation: transparency = brand credibility - news

EP Journal Trust in business today goes hand in hand with increased transparency by Miranda Ingram Corporate reputation is hard to gain and easy to lose, but any company that...

Award entries booming for National CSR Awards 2016 - news

“With the extended entry deadline of March 18 just days away, the National CSR Awards (NCSRA) are heading for a record number of entries,” reports NCSRA CEO Karen Sutton. “The...

EC announces European Social Innovation Competition with €50,000 prizes for best ideas - news

The European Commission has announced the 2016 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition. This year’s theme is ‘integrated futures,‘ and the EC is requesting...

Feefo announces “Trusted Merchant” Awards 2016 - news

Feefo has released its list of companies that have been accredited with “Trusted Merchant” status for 2016. Over 1,400 national and international businesses were awarded, including...

M&S and Selfridges recognised for marine conservation efforts - news

Media group Boat International recently held the inaugural Ocean Awards, in partnership with leading marine charity, Blue Marine Foundation. The Ocean Awards were created to celebrate...

A step change to quieter, smoother flights - news

All of us expect our airplane landings to be as smooth as possible, but what about being as quiet as possible? ask Ian Jopson, Head of Environmental and Community Affairs NATS, the UK’s...

Hong Kong’s Hang Lung Properties clinches top reporting award - news

Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong clinched Asia's Sustainability Reporting of the Year Award at the inaugural event in Singapore this week. The company also won the Best Sustainability Report...

APCRG launches Responsible Business Champions 2016 - news

The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) in the UK has launched its 2016 National Responsible Business Champions award. The Co-Chairs of the Group Baroness (Sally)...

Business needs to do more to build greener Scotland - news

Scottish businesses must be motivated by more than the financial bottom line if they are to help build a fairer and greener Scotland. That’s the conclusion of Better Business, a new...

National CSR Awards shines spotlight on UK sustainable business - news

With previous sponsors and supporters like Mercedes-Benz, Natwest and Carillion, the 2016 National CSR Awards will celebrate business excellence and innovation in corporate social responsibility...

National CSR Awards 2016 now open for entries - news

Entries are now open for the 2016 National CSR Awards (NCSRA), which will celebrate the very best in CSR and sustainability in a high-profile ceremony and accompanying seminar programme, at The...

Costa scoops three wins for energy management - news

Costa, the UK’s favourite coffee shop, has recently received three awards for its outstanding work in energy management and sustainable building. At the 2016 Energy Awards, Costa, in...

Shaw's Murray makes The Circulars final - news

Paul Murray, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.’s vice president of sustainability and environmental affairs has been named a finalist in The Circulars, a global sustainability awards programme....

Young designers get Kering recognition for ‘positive fashion’ - news

Luxury fashion house Kering and the Centre For Sustainable Fashion have awarded the very first Kering Awards for Sustainable Fashion to Neliana Fuenmayor (pictured far right) and Ingrid...

Hasbro stars with Best Corporate Citizen award win - news

Hasbro has been named the Best Corporate Citizen in the consumer items industry in the US, according to the 10 Best Corporate Citizens List by Industry for 2015, compiled by Corporate...

Ethical Performance journalist wins State Street Press Award - news

Ethical Performance's SRI editor, Roger Aitken, has been recognised at the 2015 State Street Institutional Press Awards, which recognise “outstanding performance” in...

British start-up Adaptavate honoured with Green Alley Award win - news

An eco-friendly alternative to plasterboard, made up of 75% agricultural waste, took top honours at Europe's recent Green Alley Awards which celebrate the circular economy. Produced by...

National CSR Awards expands categories for 2016 - news

With only 58 days to go before entries open for next year’s National CSR Awards (NCSRA), its organisers have announced new and expanded categories. With the introduction of three...

Enter your company into BITC’s Responsible Business Awards 2016 - news

HRH The Prince of Wales’ charity, Business in the Community (BITC), is calling on British companies to showcase how they are taking practical action to address pressing issues, as the 2016...

Developing a new mindset - news

At this year’s BITC Responsible Business Awards , Lloyds Banking Group won the building stronger communities award for its work increasing access to financial services for people with...

New sustainability reporting awards launch in Asia - news

Entries are now open for the inaugural Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, the first such awards for the region. An independent panel of judges including Alex Mavro (coo, Centre for...

National CSR Awards 2016 set to sparkle at The Crystal - news

The Crystal , the world’s most sustainable events space, is to host next year's National CSR Awards in London “The Crystal sets the benchmark for sustainable building design...

Wyke Farms wins international campaign to find greenest company - news

Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, have won a Green Apple Environment Award, in the ‘Environmental Best Practice’...

Companies large and small honoured at 2degrees Champions Awards - news

Leading collaboration platform and service for sustainable business with over 48,900 members 2degrees held its popular, peer-voted Champions Awards at Porchester Hall in London recently....

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu picked up the most prestigious award at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards winning the title of overall Responsible...

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu scooped the title of Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards. Taking over the...

RE100 drives call for renewable power priority at Formula E eprix - news

Renewable power is good for business and should be a priority for governments taking climate action, senior business executives and energy experts urged at the recent FIA Formula E eprix in...

SC Johnson wins WEC gold medal - news

The World Environment Center (WEC) has awarded its 31st Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to household cleaning giant SC Johnson. The...

BITC award shortlisters putting responsibility at heart of business - news

A broad range of organisations, from well-known high street names to independent traders have been recognised as finalists across the 14 award categories of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards,...

60+ firms make final stage of BITC awards - news

Sixty three companies from the UK and abroad have reached the final stage of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by the charity Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible...

SC Johnson recognised for transparency efforts - news

The World Environment Center (WEC) has awarded its 31st Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to household cleaning giant SC Johnson. The...

Agents of change recognised by Acre365 - news

London-based sustainability recruitment consultancy Acre has announced the winners of its Acre365 recognition programme, honouring sustainability heroes who have excelled in their first...

Winning ways: National CSR Awards celebrates best practice - news

The inaugural National CSR Awards took place last month and saw winners both large and small, celebrating the best of ethical governance and good business practice.   Individual...

Costa to extend literacy skills pilot in UK - news

Whitbread-owned Costa is to extend its partnership with Save The Children and its Born to Read programme. The coffee chain hooked up with the children’s charity last year, operating...

City of London's Dragon Awards fire up for 2015 - news

The City of London Corporation has opened entries for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards  and is especially keen to attract SMEs. Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow, said:...

And the National CSR Awards 2015 winners are.... - news

Nine awards and two Special Recognitions were presented recently at the inaugural National CSR Awards with Marks and Spencer, Wyke Farms and Zurich Community Trust among the winners. The...

CWF puts rabbits in the headlights - news

Compassion in World Farming is calling for greater welfare protection of rabbits through the addition of a Good Rabbit Award at its annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. Globally around...

‘Nice to Have’ versus ‘Must Have’ - news

David Picton, chief sustainability officer, Carillion explains why now, more than ever, sustainability is not a nice-to-have but a 'must have' Sustainability is critical for...

Recruiter looks to reward emerging sustainability superstars - news

Acre, the sustainability recruitment consultancy, has launched a recognition programme to find superstars in the sustainability field. Applicants for Acre365 need to have made a significant...

Quarter of Japanese workers trapped at ‘black firms’, says trade union - news

A quarter of Japan’s workers believe they are working at “black companies” — firms that resemble sweatshops and systematically flout labour laws by - among other things -...

Benetton targeted over non Rana payment - news

Labour rights campaigners in Europe and the US have again urged the Italian fashion house Benetton to contribute to the compensation fund for workers injured and the families of those killed in...

UPS and DHL awarded European label for sustainable transport - news

Green Freight Europe (GFE) has awarded UPS and Deutsche Post DHL with their ‘first leaf’ - an award given to companies that have shared CO2 data and information on policies,...

Greene praised for leadership impact - news

Moya Greene, ceo of Royal Mail, has been named the Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year at the 2014 National Business Awards. Recognising the personal impact of the UK’s most high...

Scottish Leather Group recognised for environmental good practice - news

At this week’s Energy Institute Awards, the Environmental Award went to Scottish Leather Group for its low carbon leather production. Scottish Leather Group secured the award against...

BITC Responsible Business Awards now open for entries - news

The charity Business in the Community (BITC) is calling on inspirational businesses across the UK and abroad to enter the 2015 Responsible Business Awards.  Now in its 18th year, the...

Slaughter & May wins environmental award - news

Law firm Slaughter & May has won the Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility at the Law Society Excellence Awards. The judges were impressed that...

Cooking up employment opportunities for the homeless - news

A London restaurant that serves up fine dining to the likes of David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Prince Andrew is also cooking up a storm in the homeless community with its award winning...

National CSR Awards – join us for the CSR event of the year! - news

An impressive team of judges, supporters and contributors have been lined up to join Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP at the inaugural awards and showcase on 6 March 2015 at...

Winner of 2014 Nestlé CSV Prize announced - news

Today, Honey Care Africa (HCA) was announced as the overall winner of the 2014 Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize during the global Creating Shared Value Forum, co-organised by...

Garneau joins Canada’s Clean50 - news

Richard Garneau, president and ceo of Resolute Forest Products Inc. has been included Canada’s Clean50, a league recognizing leaders who have made the greatest contributions to sustainable...

Opening the door to transparency - news

Transparency is a step beyond regular Corporate Social Responsibility - it means not just behaving ethically but showing how you’re doing it. Miranda Ingram reports  ...

Homeplus executives accused of selling customer data in Korea - news

Former and current Korean ceos of Homeplus, Tesco’s Korean supermarket chain, have been banned from leaving the country over allegations that customers’ personal information...

Big business starts to show pay moderation - news

More than three-quarters of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies have responded in the past 12 months to shareholders’ expectations and the government’s new disclosure and voting rules...

Opening the door to transparency - news

Transparency is a step beyond regular Corporate Social Responsibility - it means not just behaving ethically but showing how you’re doing it. Miranda Ingram reports  ...

Carillion wins integrity chartermark - news

Carillion plc has achieved the Investing in Integrity (IiI) chartermark as a result of successful completion of the rigorous IiI accreditation process.? Investing in Integrity (IiI) is a...

2degrees recognises innovation - news

Flooring that converts footsteps into renewable electricity, a house built almost entirely from waste products and Sky’s Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF were among the winners at the...

Kepler Cheuvreux scoops SRI & sustainability title in Extel survey - news

Independent European financial services firm, Kepler Cheuvreux, reconfirmed its status this July as the leading local broker in Europe in the Thomson Reuters Extel/UKSIF SRI & Sustainability...

Innovation and collaboration celebrated at Champions Awards - news

Flooring that converts footsteps into renewable electricity, a house built almost entirely from waste products and Sky’s Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF were among the winners at last...

National Grid named Responsible Business of the Year 2014 - news

National Grid has taken the mantle of Responsible Business of the Year from Jaguar LandRover following last night's Business in the Community's (BITC's) Awards. National Grid was...

Banks turn corner on public trust, says new survey - news

After years of reputational issues and costly scandals, banks are finally winning back the public's trust, according to new research from uSwitch.com. The 2014 uSwitch Current Account...

Allergan tops Newsweek's Green Rankings - news

The 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings show improvement in environmental performance disclosure by global firms. The top-ranked company on the US 500 was Allergan, the California-based pharma...

Responsible Tourism 2014 awards now open for nominations - news

Nominations are now open for the Responsible Tourism 2014 awards, run by responsibletravel.com and sponsored by the Oman Ministry of Tourism. This year the Awards have expanded their roster...

ClimateCare wins Queen’s award - news

ClimateCare, the climate change and sustainable development organisation, has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The company has won a Sustainable Development Award for contributions to...

MBA Polymers wins 'Nobel Prize of Sustainability' - news

MBA Polymers, the world-leading multinational plastics recycling and technology company, has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Katerva Award. The Katerva Awards recognise innovations...

Winners of inaugural Value Network Awards honoured in Vienna - news

The first international awards recognising collaborative value creation have taken place in Vienna. The inaugural winners were Teach for Austria, the Virtual Vehicle Research Center and Hofer....

Nominations open for Transparency International's 2014 Integrity Awards - news

The global anti-corruption organisation Transparency International is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Integrity Awards. Launched in 2000, the awards recognise the courage and...

Adobe wins eco accolade - news

Adobe has been named the Natural Efficiency Capital Leader of the technology industry by Trucost, a worldwide analyst firm focused on assessing corporate environmental impact. After...

Vote for your sustainability champions! - news

Voting is now open for this year's 2degrees Champions Awards . There are 14 categories to vote on which highlight a variety of innovative projects, solutions, organizations and...

Higgs noted for compliance excellence - news

Kathryn Higgs, Parsons Brinckerhoff ‘s Senior Ethics and Compliance Officer for Asia-Pacific and Africa, has been shortlisted in the global, Women in Compliance Awards 2014. Higgs has been...

Citigroup flies rainbow flag with Community Capital project - news

While Citigroup’s corporate social responsibility programmes lend a generous hand to LGBT and anti-violence groups, its business operations do too. Laura Klepacki reports from the US...

How do you use an awards scheme to engage your stakeholders? - news

The online community 2degrees is all about engagement. For the past six years it has been helping companies large and small solve their sustainability challenges by facilitating...

IBE recognises writing excellence - news

Gavin Hinks, a freelance financial journalist (pictured right) and Michelle Spiteri Bailey, a PhD student (pictured far right) at the University of Leicester, have recently won top spots at the...

CBE at IBE - news

Philippa Foster Back, director of the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), has been appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year’s Honours. The CBE was awarded in...

DHL receives eco-seal - news

Seal of approval… Deutsche Post DHL has become the first logistics company to receive the ‘Green Brands’ eco-seal for its Group-wide environmental protection programme...

BASF wins research award - news

Animal-friendly… BASF has been awarded the “32nd Research Prize for the promotion of methodological work aimed at reducing and replacing animal experimentation” in Berlin....

Rumboll joins Company Shop - news

Company Shop, Britain’s largest commercial redistributor of surplus food and goods, has appointed Tom Rumboll its first director of business development. Rumboll joins Company Shop after...

The importance of learning from each other - news

Stephen Howard, chief executive of Business in the Community, explains why robust CSR award schemes are powerful mechanisms for sharing best practice The CSR agenda faces a frustrating...

Call for entries to inaugural Value Network awards - news

Which organizations are implementing innovative models of collaborative value creation? Are you involved in a lighthouse project, where you and your partner organisations are creating value...

Novartis honoured with Global Corporate Citizenship Award - news

In recognition of its significant on-going contributions to malaria control and elimination, Novartis has been honoured with the Global Corporate Citizenship Award at the Malaria No More...

Lenzi wins ERC Carol R Marshall Award - news

John C. (Jack) Lenzi, vice president, corporate responsibility & chief ethics officer of ITT Corporation, has been selected as the Ethics Resource Center’s 2013 recipient of the Carol...

Chocs the way for Sophi Tranchell - news

Sophi Tranchell MBE, md of the farmer-owned chocolate company Divine, has received the Good Deals Pioneer Award. Good Deals, the UK’s leading social investment conference, is this...

Wadstrom wins Polhems Prize - news

In collaboration with the UN and praised by President Obama, Petra Wadstrom’s portable water purifier has saved the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Now she has...

Co-op HQ named world’s greenest building - news

The Co-operative Group’s new head office in Manchester has been declared the most environmentally-friendly building in the world. The British Research Establishment Environmental...

Voting open for L’Oréal community recognition awards - news

Voting is now open for L’Oréal’s annual community recognition awards in the US. The Women of Worth programme recognises women who embody the spirit of the French beauty...

BiTC Responsible Business Awards 2014 open for entries - news

The Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2014 are now open for entry (closing on 21 February 2014). The awards are designed for business, by business and are rigorously...

British Safety Council launches 2014 International Safety Awards - news

The British Safety Council has launched its 2014 International Safety Awards, which are designed to recognise an organisation’s commitment to good health and safety management during the...

Community engagement wins back capital's 'lost apprentices' - news

London’s Lord Mayor Roger Gifford hailed this year’s winners of the annual Dragon Awards for their commitment to providing job prospects to people whose skills would otherwise remain...

Dragon Award winners help recover London's 'lost apprentices' - news

London’s Lord Mayor Roger Gifford hailed this year’s winners of the annual Dragon Awards for their commitment to providing job prospects to people whose skills would otherwise remain...

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Winning ways... The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Europe and Project ICARUS have announced the winners of the first European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards. The...

City Climate Leadership Awards honour 10 cities for urban sustainability - news

Bogota, Rio and Mexico City are three of the 10 cities recognised for excellence in urban sustainability by Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in their inaugural City...

Sky races ahead at Beyond Sport awards - news

Sky has been named the Corporate of the Year at the annual Beyond Sport Awards for its Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative.? The Beyond Sport Awards, now in its fifth year, recognise...

Unilever backs sustainability innovation programme - news

Global FMCG giant Unilever is backing a new international awards programme designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. In partnership...

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Build up… The World Green Building Council has awarded its highest accolade, the Business Leadership in Sustainability to British Land as part of its Europe Region Leadership Awards....

Sky bends it like Beckham with Beyond Sport award - news

Sky has been named the Corporate of the Year at the annual Beyond Sport Awards for its Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative.? The Beyond Sport Awards, now in its fifth year, recognise...

City Climate Leadership Awards honour 10 cities for sustainability - news

Bogota, Rio and Mexico City are three of the 10 cities recognised for excellence in urban sustainability by Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in their inaugural City...

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Starring roll...SCA-owned tissue brand, Velvet, has won two awards for its ‘Three Trees’ promise in this year’s International CSR Excellence Awards for corporate social...

Unilever backs sustainability innovation programme - news

Global FMCG giant Unilever is backing a new international awards programme designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. In partnership...

Man from the Pru... - news

Kevin Byrne, a vice president in group insurance at Prudential Financial, Inc. was recently honoured for Outstanding Community Volunteer Service at the annual Jefferson Awards in Washington, DC....

Toy story... - news

Leading American toy manufacturer, Hasbro Inc, has won an Environmental Merit Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The award acknowledges Hasbro’s environmental...

Awards celebrate corporate responsibility & sustainability - news

Jaguar Land Rover has been crowned Business in the Community’s 2013 Responsible Business of the Year, taking over the mantle from British high street stalwart Marks & Spencer. The...

The challenge of making a stand for change - news

When Shakespeare’s Juliet poses the question, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” she is alluding to the fact that what matters is what...

KLM on a high with environmental award win - news

Dutch airline KLM has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability by scooping the Environment Award at the Airline Strategy Awards. Taking home the accolade for the second time -...

2degrees crowns first Sustainability Champions - news

2degrees, the online network for sustainability professionals, announced the winners of its inaugural Sustainability Champions Awards 2013, earlier this week. The awards selected and voted...

Europe’s winning ways in CSR - news

Orchestrated by CSR Europe and BiTC, 31 national European networks and organisations in 30 countries joined forces to deliver the first ever pan-European CSR Award Scheme. The winners have just...

Jaguar Land Rover drives into top spot at BITC business awards - news

Jaguar Land Rover was crowned Business in the Community’s 2013 Responsible Business of the Year at a gala dinner in London earlier this week, taking over the mantle from British high...

GSK & Save the Children launch Healthcare Innovation Award - news

In its first joint initiative since it announced its ambitious new partnership aiming to save the lives of 1 million children over the next five years, drugs giant GSK and international...

Europe celebrates inaugural CSR awards - news

The 60 winners of the inaugural European Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award Scheme have celebrated their achievements at a special ceremony in Brussels. This pan-European award...

UK's Impax named Sustainable Investor of the Year - news

The Financial Times (FT) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group announced the winners of the 2013 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards recently, with M-KOPA of Kenya winning the Award for...

Whitbread toasts recycling win - news

Premier Inn owner, Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants (WHR), is the toast of the town following its win in the Veolia Environmental Services Recycling Awards for its performance diverting waste...

Award winner... - news

Phil Angelides has been awarded the fifth-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. Angelides is currently President of Riverview Capital Investments, a...

Squeaky clean... - news

Colgate-Palmolive has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 2013 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies,” an annual ranking of the world’s most admired and respected...

All in a good day's work - news

The positive effects of employee volunteering on the community sector have long been recognised but there is less understanding of the benefits that volunteering can bring to a business and...

Best Buy’s Edmond wins corporate ethics award - news

Kathleen Edmond, chief ethics officer for Best Buy, is the recipient of this year’s Carol R. Marshall Award.     Established last year as a posthumous honour to former...

Morrisons wins first European CSR Award - news

Supermarket chain WM Morrison and product development contractor Pera Innovation have been named as UK winners of the inaugural European CSR Award recognising responsible and sustainable...

Auto award… - news

Auto award… Vauxhall Motors has been accredited as one of Britain’s Top Employers for the last three years, coming in the top 10 for the second year running in the 2013 Awards....

Mother knows best... - news

Mother knows best... Working Mother magazine has named Sodexo one of the “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” for 2013.  This is the fourth consecutive year that Sodexo has...

App appreciation… - news

App appreciation… YumvY, has won the People’s Choice award in Microsoft’s Windows 8 Apps for Social Good contest in the US. It is a cooking companion to help users prepare...

Pan-European CSR Award kicks off with UK winners - news

Supermarket chain WM Morrison and product development contractor Pera Innovation have been named as UK winners of the inaugural European CSR Award recognising responsible and sustainable...

Ethisphere publishes World's Most Ethical list - news

A record 145 businesses from 36 industries and more than 100 countries appear in the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2013 list published recently by Ethisphere, the US responsible practice...

Nestlé launches 'shared value' award - news

Nestlé has launched an award worth CHF500,000 (£353,000, €408,000, $531,000) for projects which have ‘created shared value’ through innovative, commercially viable...

New European CSR award launched - news

Business in the Community and CSR Europe are leading a 29- strong consortium that is launching pan-European CSR excellence awards. The European CSR Award Scheme for Partnership, Innovation &...

Coca-Cola acknowledges unhealthy drink facts with ‘140 happy calories’ advert - news

Coca-Cola has entered the obesity debate in the US with TV commercials that are seen as an admission that too much of its iconic drink is bad for you. One prime-time ad features activities...

Financial institutions ‘playing CSR catch-up’ - news

In the second CSR Breakfast roundtable, hosted by Ethical Performance and London-based consultancy Lumina, an invited group of senior finance industry CSR professionals discussed the ethical...

The old news agenda and today’s drivers of change - news

Reading through the blizzard of reports and utterances from the great CSR news community is not one of the most positive experiences right now. There are so many stories knocking around about...

Excellence Recognised by BITC - news

Business in the Community (BITC), a charity that promotes responsible business practice, has been rewarding companies that have had a positive impact on the environment and society. The Awards for...

EPA dishes out enviro awards - news

Awards for environmental management given by the US Environment Protection Agency have gone to firms including Ford, Gap and Hasbro. The inaugural prizes went to 16 companies for greenhouse gas...

Google tops best employer list - news

Google has been named as the United States’ best employer in the latest Fortune 100 list. The search engine giant, which has 18,500 employees in the US, was awarded top spot for the...

CSR efforts recognised in Turkey - news

CSR Turkey has awarded a series of awards to companies deemed to be contributing to the country’s sustainability strategy leading up to 2023, Turkey’s centenary. At its Enterprise...

Milk toxin scandal hits China CSR star - news

Public outcry and a debate about the meaning of Chinese CSR have been triggered by an award given to a dairy company that had just produced contaminated milk for the second time in four years....

Kraft wins stewardship award - news

Kraft Foods, Pfizer, UnitedHealth and Grainger have received the top honours at the US Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Citizenship Awards. With the focus of this year’s winners on...

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Two of  the UK’s foremost ethical investment champions have been named in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Charles Jacob, who played a key role in establishing the first SRI...

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Hewlett Packard has won the ‘best report’ category in the 2011 CR Reporting Awards run by CorporateRegister.com. Virgin Group won the best first time report category, while...

Supply chain carbon cuts begin to deliver rewards - news

Businesses that are getting to grips with carbon management in their supply chains are beginning to see returns on their investment, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The...

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Three business executives have each been given a new award recognizing their efforts to combat human trafficking. Christopher Davis, international campaigns director at Body Shop, Marylin...

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Fashion retailer New Look has won this year’s RSPCA Good Business Award for its commitment to animal welfare. New Look took top spot in the large company section, with George, a clothing...

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Unilever has taken the top gong in Business in the Community’s 13th Awards for Excellence. The food and consumer products giant won the 2010 Company of the Year title for its work on ‘enhancing the...

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The husband of Anita Roddick and co-founder of The Body Shop has been awarded an 'ethical award' for lifetime achievement by The Observer newspaper. Gordon Roddick also founded The...

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Energy Australia has won the best performance category in the seventh Corporate Responsibility Index awards for Australia and New Zealand, with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Australia) taking the best...

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The winners of all five of this year's Global Reporting Initiative Readers' Choice Awards were Brazilian. The overall prize went to Banco do Brasil. The GRI also announced 'a huge...

McDonalds rewards green suppliers - news

The fast food giant McDonald’s has announced the best examples of green projects in its restaurants, franchises and supply chain worldwide, highlighting wind power and waste reduction innovations....

Who judges the CSR judges? - news

Barely a day goes by without the announcement of a CSR or sustainability award, quickly followed by a glamorous ceremony and prizes. I’m not in principle against the giving of awards when they...

Carlson puts training at heart of new CSR drive - news

All employees at one of the world’s largest hotel groups are to undergo compulsory corporate social responsibility training of two and half hours, starting this year. Carlson Hotels,...

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Mobile phone operator Vivacom has been named Bulgaria’s most socially responsible company by the Bulgarian Business Leaders’ Forum. The forum has run annual social responsibility...

Beware futile gestures, says campaigner - news

A prominent British environmental activist has warned companies to be wary of ‘green hopefuls’ who encourage them to make eye-catching but essentially futile corporate gestures....

Home Retail decides to talk CSR to employees - news

Home Retail Group is to ‘refocus’ its corporate responsibility strategy on employees, and put more effort into communicating what it is doing. The UK-based corporation, which...

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Defence Estates, which manages land owned by the UK’s defence ministry, has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for its work in controlling its carbon footprint. The organization helped...

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The annual Greenpeace Public Eye award for irresponsible corporate behaviour has gone to the Royal Bank of Canada for its financing of companies involved in oil sands, while Roche won the Swiss...

Shareholders 'must have right to curb fat cat pay' - news

European governments should move swiftly to introduce laws that require executive pay to be subject to binding shareholder votes, the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif) has said....

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The website of utilities firm Centrica has come out top in an audit of CSR communications among the FTSE 100’s 30 largest firms. The site won the UK CSR Online Awards, based on research by...

US Chamber of Commerce announces top CSR performers for 2009 - news

UPS and Chevron were among this year’s winners of Corporate Citizenship Awards from the US Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Centre. In the tenth annual awards, companies were...

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Hewlett-Packard has won the annual Clarion Award from the International Visual Communications Association for its Global Citizenship 2008 report and the communications plan built around it.

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Healthcare company Abbott Ireland has won the main prize at the Chambers Ireland President’s Awards for CSR, held in Dublin last month. Abbott won the Outstanding Achievement in CSR award...

Are companies taking their eyes off the prize? - news

There are more awards in the CSR field than ever before, yet there’s a sense that interest in them is waning. EP examines whether their heyday is coming to an end Buy a bag of...

P&G scoops Stevie Award - news

Procter & Gamble Asia has been given the International Stevie Award for Corporate Social Responsibility at the 2009 International Business Awards. The company received the award for its Live,...

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Societe General has been judged this year’s leading brokerage firm for socially responsible investment research. It came ahead of UBS and Cheuvreux, who finished second and third...

Chinese bank wins through - news

The Industrial Bank, China, has emerged as the Asia regional winner in the emerging markets section of the 2009 FT Sustainable Banking Awards for its social and environmental policies. The...

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UK sustainability reporters are to be scrutinized on the way they disclose water management policies and programmes. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Acca) has signed a...

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Triodos won the sustainable bank of the year title at last month’s Financial Times sustainable banking awards. Standard Chartered was runner-up, while the Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco was named...

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Barclays has received the Institute of Travel & Meetings’ Bronze Icarus award for implementing carbon dioxide reduction processes across its travel and meetings.

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A searchable directory of CSR programmes developed by companies worldwide has been launched on a website called CSR-pedia, which also lists recent corporate social responsibility awards.

The vices and vanities of sustainability reporting - news

Firms are exploiting a lack of reporting standards to distort their achievements, says Bill D’Allesandro Sustainability reporting is becoming a vice. Most reports serve up enough...

North America report quality is on the rise - news

North American CSR reports are improving in quality and disclosure, although they still sometimes omit ‘key topics of interest to stakeholders’, say the judges of the...

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Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive of cosmetics company L’Oreal, has received the latest Stanley Pace Leadership in Ethics Award. The award, established in 1999, honours individuals and...

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Vodafone has again been judged the world’s best corporate responsibility reporter by report-readers. The mobile phone company has taken the second annual Corporate Register Reporting...

Award for watershed in Afghanistan - news

A project to prevent flooding and to increase land productivity in the Kahmard district of Bamiyan province in central Afghanistan has won the Swiss Re 2009 International ReSource Award for...

Ambulance group rewards Vedanta - news

Training and first aid promotion among employees, contract workers and other stakeholders and citizens has earned the 2008 St John Ambulance Award for the Vedanta Aluminium company in the...

Hindustan Zinc helps 500,000 children - news

A prestigious annual award for rural and community development projects has gone to Hindustan Zinc, part of the Vedanta metals and power generation group. The 2007-08 award from the...

Diversity progress wins Asia Pacific award for Baxter - news

Baxter International, the US healthcare products company, has been honoured for its Building Talent Edge programme aimed at developing an equal male-female balance in company management and...

‘Now, more than ever, firms need to report’ - news

EP talks to Global Reporting Initiative chief executive Ernst Ligteringen about sustainability reporting in an economic downturn – and other pressing matters. EP: How might...

Novartis rewarded for earthquake efforts - news

The China Charity Award has gone to Novartis, one of the world’s largest pharmaceuticals companies, for its support of relief efforts after the earthquake in Sichuan province last May....

Rag-picker business is recognised - news

A young businessman from Hyderabad in India who specializes in plastic bag recycling has become the Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 in the UK’s prestigious Prince’s Youth Business...

Office supplies firm takes Australian award - news

Corporate Express Australia, the office supplies and services company, has been named Sustainable Company of the Year in the Australian Sustainability Awards. The business took the title at...

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Printing and media giant Axel Springer triumphed in the ‘most sustainable purchasing’ category of last month’s 2008 German Sustainability Awards. The Berlin-based company was...

Reports should provide more context, say accountants - news

Two leading accountancy bodies have warned European companies they should not rest on their laurels when it comes to their sustainability reporting. The Association of Chartered Certified...

Alcoa chairman gets Asia award - news

Alain Belda, chairman of the aluminium company Alcoa, has been given an environmental award by the Asia Society, the US institution dedicated to educating Americans about Asia and fostering...

Holcim prize goes to village project - news

A rural planning design for a suburban village in Beijing has received the $100,000 (£67,900) top prize in the Asia Pacific Holcim Awards, an international competition run by the Holcim...

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McDonald’s, once a regular target for animal welfare campaigners, has received an award from the UK’s Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The RSPCA has given...

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ABB engineering group, which works extensively in the Gulf region, has been chosen as the best large company in the first Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. The two runners-up were...

Right now, business needs more walk and less talk - news

The financial crisis has shown that reporting is no substitute for firm action on ethics, says Leo Martin The rise and rise of corporate responsibility reports might make the casual...

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Coca-Cola Bottlers (Ulster) has won the 2008 Chartered Institute of Public Relations Corporate Responsibility Excellence Award for an anti-drink driving campaign in Northern Ireland last...

Chouinard is 2008 leader - news

Yvon Chouinard, co-founder of the US-based outdoor clothing company Patagonia, has won this year’s Sustainability Leadership Award for his work on corporate responsibility in the textile...

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Building materials group CRH has jointly won this year’s award for best sustainability reporting in Ireland. It shares the accolade with the insurance company Irish Life & Permanent....

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Entries are being sought for this year’s Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics in Finance. The $20,000 (£10,700) award, set up last year in memory of investment banker Robin Cosgrove, who...

CFS judged to have best impact on society - news

Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) has won the overall Impact on Society award in this year’s Business in the Community (Bitc) Awards for Excellence. The group, which includes...

YES bank comes up trumps - news

India's YES Bank has gained one of the main prizes in this year's FT Sustainable Banking Awards. YES, which has taken the Emerging Markets Regional Leadership title for Asia, was...

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Summaries of the state of sustainability reporting in 16 European countries are available on a new website created by the European Sustainability Reporting Association, the ten-year-old body...

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Xstrata Coal South Africa has won the Business Excellence Award, presented annually by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/Aids, TB and Malaria. The company won the award for a public-private...

Female scientists awarded in Malaysia - news

L’Oreal Malaysia is granting fellowship awards again to three young researchers in recognition of the contributions of local women scientists to the nation’s progress. The For Women...

Asian banks recognized for sustainability - news

Six Asian financial institutions have reached the short list for this year’s FT Sustainable Banking Awards, the leading global awards for triple bottom line banking. ASA, of...

Petrobras wins report accolade - news

The world’s best sustainability report is produced by Petrobras of Brazil, according to an online survey of 1700 report readers by the Global Reporting Initiative. Other winners of...

Asian firms feature in FT shortlist - news

Six Asian entrants were chosen for the short lists in this year’s FT Sustainable Banking Awards, given by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s funding...

Ericsson takes China award - news

The Ericsson telecoms group has been given the China Green Company award. The title was awarded to Ericsson by the China Entrepreneur magazine, the Daonong Enterprise Institute and the Guanghua...

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An award for the best European social marketing campaigns by advertising agencies has been established by the European Association of Communications Agencies, a Brussels-based trade association....

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Vodafone has been judged by report readers to have produced the best corporate responsibility report for the year ended 31 March 2007. The mobile phone company took the inaugural Corporate...

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Six companies have been short-listed in the Responsible Retailer of the Year category at the World Retail Awards, the winner of which will be announced this month. They are: C&A Europe...

Saudi Arabia decides to praise virtues of CSR - news

The government of Saudi Arabia has begun a project to promote corporate responsibility. The three-year Saudi Arabian Responsible Competitiveness Initiative is led by the Saudi Arabian...

ANZ is best for women – again - news

ANZ has been named as the employer of choice for women for the sixth consecutive year. The bank, which was awarded the title by the Australian government’s Equal Opportunity for Women...

Business in the Community’s new CEO needs to be a change agent - news

The 25th anniversary of Business in the Community is a cause for celebration. It is also an appropriate milestone to review where the UK-based membership organization is heading, particularly at...

Communication assumes a much greater priority - news

CSR practitioners expect to spend more time in the future on communication rather than programme development and monitoring. Latest research carried out by the UK’s Ashridge Centre...

Ireland gets first accredited training scheme - news

The Irish Republic’s first accredited education programme on CSR for junior and middle ranking managers has been set up by a leading training body. The five-day course is being run by...

Alcan rewards poverty group - news

The Utthan Centre for Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation in northern India has been awarded the 2007 $1million (£503,000) Alcan Prize for Sustainability. The prize, given...

Indian companies are readers' choice - news

Five Asian companies, all from India, have been shortlisted for the inaugural Global Reporting Initiative’s GRI Readers’ Choice Awards. They have been selected from nearly 800...

VicSuper is best Aussie fund - news

The VicSuper superannuation fund has been named Sustainable Super Fund of the Year in the Australian Sustainability Awards. The fund won the title for integrating environmental, social and...

Dole Thailand takes CSR accolade - news

Dole Thailand, part of the huge Dole Food Company, the worldwide producer of fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers, has received the 2007 Grand Winner Award and a 2007 Excellence Award from US...

Northport wins Malaysia CSR award - news

A Malaysian company and a businessman have been commended at the first CSR Ambassadorship Certification Programme presentation of the Ansted Social Responsibility International Awards, which were...

Business ethics - news

A. Crane & D. Matten. Paperback. 566 pages. Oxford University Press. £29.99 If the first edition of this authoritative Crane and Matten business ethics textbook won prizes, then the second...

BT's approach to reporting wins top award - news

BT has won the top accolade at the UK Awards for Sustainability Reporting. Among the reasons for the telecoms company's victory were its efforts to outline the business case for CSR, a detailed...

CSR makes its TV debut on the internet - news

Corporate responsibility now has its own dedicated television channel. Internet-based CSR.TV has been established in the UK as an offshoot of the Italian web channel Responsibility.TV, which...

tobacco firm in line for recognition - news

Philip Morris, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, has been shortlisted for recognition for its educational work in the Philippines. The company is in line for the International...

platinum performers must shine all the way through - news

You can’t overlook bad practices when identifying responsible companies, argues Rory Murphy As a professional with nearly 30 years’ experience of representing finance sector workers, including...

awards focus shifts to views of report readers - news

A new set of sustainability reporting awards will be introduced next year based on the decisions of report readers, not a judging panel. The Readers’ Choice Awards are co-ordinated by the Global...

BT judged to have best societal impact - news

BT has won the prestigious Impact on Society award in the 2007 Business in the Community (Bitc) Awards for Excellence. It is only the second business to have received the award twice, after...

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ABN Amro has won this year’s Financial Times Sustainable Bank of the Year award. The Dutch bank’s Indian operation, ABN Amro India, was winner in the global emerging markets category. Now in...

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B&Q has won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award in the UK’s annual Retail Week magazine awards. B&Q was praised for bringing a range of new energy-efficient products to the mass...

climate change reporting ‘needs to step up a gear’ - news

UK companies report only fitfully on their climate change impacts and need to introduce more rigour into their disclosure, says a new analysis of some of the best sustainability reporters. A...

Afghan company wins plaudits - news

Special recognition for excellence in corporate philanthropy has been paid to Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecoms operator, and the Aga Khan Development Network. The prize was created to mark...

CSR reports condemned for being short-termist - news

Too many companies take a short-term view in their annual CSR statements, according to the judges of this year’s UK Sustainability Reporting Awards. The 17-strong judging panel, which last...

insurance company scoops top ethical award - news

The Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has taken the top spot in Ethical Investor’s 2006 Australian Sustainability Awards for its climate change policies. The organizers said that possibly no...

Globe Telecom takes CSR education award - news

The winner of the 2006 Asian CSR Award in the support and improvement of education category was Globe Telecom (Philippines). The award was for its Text2Teach project conducted in co-operation...

Xstrata is new face on short list - news

Mining group Xstrata has been short-listed for the UK Sustainability Reporting Awards, to be announced next March. Xstrata, a Switzerland-based company listed on the London Stock Exchange and...

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Kraft Foods has won a Clarion Award for the way it has publicized its partnership with the Rainforest Alliance and for introducing its Kenco Sustainable Development coffee brand in the UK. The...

Apac targeted by Sustainable Banking Awards - news

Applications from Asia Pacific are being sought for the second FT Sustainable Banking Awards, which recognize banks that have shown leadership and innovation in integrating social, environmental...

Mecu scoops sustainability reporting award - news

The Australian financial institution Mecu has taken first place for the best sustainability report in the 2005 Australia and New Zealand Awards for Sustainability Reporting. The judges...

M&S is top dog for second time as awards grow in scope - news

Marks & Spencer has become the first company to win the top accolade for a second time in Business in the Community’s annual Awards for Excellence. The high street retailer won the prestigious...

L’Oreal enlists hairdressers in fight against Aids - news

Cosmetics company L’Oreal has won acclaim for an initiative that trains employees to serve as HIV/Aids ‘educators’ in regions hard-hit by the disease. L’Oreal picked up the Award for Business...

ITV asks viewers to help shape its ethics strategy - news

Media company ITV is planning to introduce corporate responsibility questions into its future audience surveys as part of its wider efforts to give social and environmental issues more airtime on...

HSBC takes sustainable banking award - news

HSBC has been named Sustainable Bank of the Year in a new awards programme recognizing financial institutions that have shown ‘leadership and innovation’ on social, environmental and corporate...

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The Specsavers optical services chain has been shortlisted in the CSR category of this year’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations Excellence Awards. Specsavers is named for its cause-related...

Plaudits for pro-poor venture fund - news

A venture capital fund that aims to help reduce poverty in India has become one of the ten recipients of this year’s World Business Awards, which showcase the best practices of the business...

Non-corporate wins HK reporting awards - news

A government department has won this year’s Sustainability Reporting award in Hong Kong. The Architectural Services Department took the award jointly with the transport company MTR, which...

Rabobank is top in Europe - news

Rabobank has won this year’s award for Europe’s best CSR report. The Dutch bank came top in the European Sustainability Reporting Awards with a 2005 web-based document that judges said was...

BT and Anglo American share honours - news

Anglo American and BT have shared this year’s award for being the best UK sustainability reporters, breaking the stranglehold of Co-operative Financial Services and the Co-operative Bank, which...

Westpac is most sustainable company - news

Westpac bank has won the Australian Sustainable Company of the Year title in the 2005 Australian Sustainability Awards. The Insurance Australia Group received the award for the company with...

last call for Hong Kong Awards - news

Nominations are being sought for the 2005 ACCA Hong Kong Awards for Sustainability Reporting, which are given to recognize innovative attempts at communicating an organization's social and...

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MTV’s newly formed global grant-making organization, the Staying Alive Foundation, has disbursed its first cash to 25 groups working for young people in Africa, Asia, eastern Europe and Latin...

FTSE4Good index opens its doors to uranium miners - news

Three of the best-known companies in the CSR field will shortly become eligible to join FTSE4Good, following a review of the index’s policy on uranium mining. Anglo American, which has...

Asian banks urged to come forward - news

Asian banks are being urged to enter the Financial Times' first global awards recognizing banks that have integrated social and environmental objectives into their operations while continuing to...

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The National Health Service Purchasing and Supply Agency has been shortlisted for this year’s UK Sustainability Reporting Awards along with Anglo American, BHP Billiton, BP, BT Group,...

let’s recognize employees who go beyond call of duty - news

The time is ripe for cross-industry awards that acknowledge staff volunteering, says Scott Keiller Recently I sat on a panel judging the final six nominees for Starbucks UK’s community...

Foreigners scoop China CSR awards - news

Four foreign companies have won inaugural CSR awards in China organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCham). Nu Skin (US, Pharmaceuticals) won the award for best community outreach,...

Chinese project gets Holcim award - news

The first prize of $100,000 (£56,000) in the Asia Pacific Holcim awards competition for sustainable construction has gone to a design project for the regeneration of a clan settlement at...

pension fund executive wins sustainability award - news

Bob Welsh, chief executive of the Australian pension fund VicSuper has been recognized in the SAM/SPG Sustainability Leadership Awards, which mark personal excellence in implementing corporate...

less talk and more action is key to an engaging strategy - news

For some companies, stakeholder engagement is no longer just a 'nice to do', but an integral part of their overall business approach. A new manual sheds some valuable light on what does - and...

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The chief executive of Danish pharmaceuticals company Novo Nordisk has won this year's Sustainability Leadership Award. Lars Rebien Sorensen was singled out by the judges of the annual award for...

Indonesian companies scoop awards - news

Four Indonesian companies took awards at the first Sustainable Enterprise Performance Conference in Jakarta. The awards will now become an annual event and will be open to all companies based in...

EC to target public on CSR - news

A campaign to make the public more aware of socially responsible business practice is to be run by the European Commission. Officials believe that greater public understanding of how some...

BHP Billiton makes an Impact - news

Partnership work with non-governmental organizations and community groups has helped BHP Billiton win the top accolade in this year's Business in the Community Awards for Excellence. Bitc...

funds seek pay link to ethics - news

Some of the UK's largest companies are to be encouraged by two large investors to link their senior executives' pay to aspects of social and environmental performance. The Universities...

Vietnam moves on sustainable fishing - news

Vietnam has become the first country to sign a commitment to explore and encourage sustainable fishing practices. A three-year programme of workshops and stakeholder consultations will be conducted...

time is ripe for corruption and bribery to move into CSR's extended family - news

Are bribery and corruption the poor relations of corporate social responsibility? Their inclusion in responsible business practice guidelines often seems an afterthought. The United Nations...

Starbucks customers get CSR with their coffee - news

Starbucks is to host meetings in its UK coffee houses for local people to discuss corporate responsibility issues. The global chain has been training dozens of employees this summer to help with...

Australian firms praised for community efforts - news

The winners of the 2004 Australian Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships improved the lives of remote indigenous people, the poor, the homeless and vulnerable...

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Six companies have been shortlisted in this year’s corporate social responsibility category in the annual Chartered Institute of Public Relations Excellence Awards. They are: Blue Rubicon,...

tobacco firm shows way on reporting - news

Giving information on progress and setting high standards for stakeholder involvement are two activities that enabled the Ceylon Tobacco Company to win in the inaugural Sri Lanka Awards for...

Motorola scoops CSR awards - news

The technology company Motorola has won two CSR awards for its activities in China. The company's donations of RMB30million ($3.7m, £1.9m) to the Hope Project, which supports the education of...

Cummins is best corporate citizen - news

The engine manufacturer Cummins has taken top place in the annual US 100 Best Corporate Citizens awards. Cummins, based in Indiana, was cited as ‘a world leader in emissions reductions’. Second...

HP’s efforts win plaudits from judges - news

Hewlett-Packard has taken first place in this year’s North American Sustainability Reporting Awards, which attracted a record 68 entries. The multinational information technology company won the...

assurers ‘need to say more’ - news

Too many assurance statements add little value to non-financial reports, a specialist group has warned. The panel of 22 judges for this year’s UK Sustainability Reporting Awards believes that...

good ethics wins it for Posco - news

Good management, in which the ethics of enterprise are given priority over profit, is one of the main factors that earned the steel group Posco the grand prize in Korea’s 2005 Most Respected...

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Co-operative Financial Services has been judged the UK’s best sustainability reporter in the latest Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Sustainability Reporting Awards. Prior to this...

reporting practices are beginning to sort the sheep from the goats - news

With the annual CSR reporting season nearly upon us, now is an appropriate time to ask where social and sustainability reporting is heading. The World Bank’s first sustainability review, reported...

CSR Academy flexes its wings - news

The CSR Academy may extend its reach by licensing its training materials for use worldwide. The academy, established last year by the UK government to improve CSR education and training in...

companies still slow to act, former Australian minister says - news

Progress in corporate sustainability made by Australian businesses, non-governmental organizations and the media has won praise from Ros Kelly, the former federal environment minister. However,...

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Deutsche Bank has won top prize in the first Corporate Community Investment awards run by the UK’s Charities Aid Foundation. The bank took the £25,000 ($46,000) award, which it will give to its...

time for all those involved in CSR to get back to first principles - news

CSR feels up in the air. There is a sense of drift which, albeit hard to pin down, is real enough. Several possible reasons suggest themselves. The agents mainly responsible for pushing CSR...

CSR gongs can prove to be a liability as much as an asset - news

There are hundreds of awards open to companies and individuals to win but many are of doubtful value because it is often unclear what they measure As with codes of practice, so with CSR awards....

HSBC backs SME initiative - news

Small and medium-sized businesses with caring policies towards individuals, the community and the environment will be rewarded in Hong Kong's first SME Living Business awards scheme. The...

Times wins Indian award - news

India's 2004 Golden Peacock award for CSR has gone to the Times Foundation, the development arm of the Times Group publishing house. The award was presented at India's first national CSR...

Six scoop corporate governance awards - news

Korea's best corporate governance awards for this year have gone to KT, Posco, KT&G, Daum Communications, LG Telecom and LG Micron. The country's Corporate Governance Service, which was set...

integrated CSR wins M&S major award - news

Marks & Spencer has won the Impact on Society Award at this year’s Business in the Community Awards For Excellence. Judges said the UK-based retailer deserved...

Amnesty social report could lead way for NGOs - news

Amnesty International UK is to become one of the few non-governmental organizations to produce a social report. The move, which could put pressure on some of...

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A South African socially responsible investment index was launched last month by FTSE Group and the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. The index has a universe of the...

Suncor judged best reporter - news

Canada’s Suncor Energy is the outright winner in the second annual North American Sustainability Reporting Awards. The Alberta-based oil and gas company was judged best of...

the future of assurance – will it be cosy or cautious? - news

In the third of our series on trends in corporate social responsibility, EP considers the verification of corporate non-financial reports The single biggest challenge...

social reporters ‘ignoring stakeholders’ - news

Companies are still not observing the basics when reporting their relationship with stakeholders, the judges of this year’s UK Sustainability Reporting Awards have...

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The closing date for the ‘2004 Awards for Excellence’ in CSR is 12 March. The awards, run by Business in the Community and the Financial Times, will be in...

Co-op Bank wins third honour - news

The Co-operative Bank has won the UK’s main award for sustainability reporting for the third year running. The bank was the outright winner for the second...

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Josep Maria Lozano , director of the Institute for the Individual, Corporations and Society at the Esade Business School in Spain, has been highly commended in the...

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High street retailer Boots has won the Gold Hallmark award for the best internet reporting of its community and charitable activities. The judges of the awards,...

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Three asset management companies have won a new award recognizing outstanding examples of corporate activity in socially responsible investment. Rabobank Group...

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Eight companies have been shortlisted in the sustainability reporting category of the 2003 UK Awards for Sustainability Reporting: BAA, BHP Billiton, BT, National Grid...

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US Secretary of State Colin Powell has presented this year’s Awards for Corporate Excellence to the United States Steel Corporation for ‘exemplary...

French win first big CSR award - news

Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, has become the first French company to win a Corporate Conscience Award. The company took the award in the...

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Philippines-based Union Cement Holcim has won the ‘best CSR policies’ section of the first Asian CSR awards. Runners-up were the sugar company Central Azucarera Don Pedro...

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British American Tobacco has won the stakeholder communication category of the inaugural PricewaterhouseCoopers Building Public Trust Awards. Judges said BAT showed...

2004 launch for South African index - news

A South African socially responsible investment index will be launched in early 2004 according to its originators, the FTSE Group and the Johannesburg Securities Exchange....

Carillion rewarded for its impact on society - news

Carillion has won the Impact on Society Award at this year’s Business in the Community’s Awards For Excellence. Judges said the UK construction company won the award for its...

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City West Water has won the Australian Sustainability Reporting Awards organized by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. The Melbourne-based...

Hewitt floats ‘fat cat’ ideas - news

The prospect of UK government intervention on excessive executive pay has been raised in a consultation paper unveiled by trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt....

Carillion on awards short list - news

Carillion and National Grid Transco have been short-listed in the large company section of the UK’s annual Impact on Society Award, which acknowledges the commitment of...

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The Co-operative Bank has won the best sustainability report category in the European Sustainability Reporting Awards. Judges considered 38 reports that had progressed...

Chiquita scoops reporting award - news

Two food companies are the joint winners of the first US Sustainability Reporting Awards. Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s and banana company Chiquita shared the...

Austrian and Irish workplaces head 100 list - news

Companies in Austria and Ireland have done particularly well in the first-ever list of the 100 best workplaces in the European Union. Nine firms in Austria and nine in...

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Internet firm AOL has launched a national awards scheme to help UK community groups and charities make the most of being online. The AOL Innovation in the Community Awards...

sustainability reports must tackle lobbying - news

Sustainability reports should reveal the behind-the-scenes lobbying positions a company takes on social, environmental and economic issues, a group of reporting specialists has...

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Musgrave retail group has won the Best Irish Environmental Report award for the second year running. Commendations were given to Northern Ireland Electricity, Novartis,...

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Applications for the UK’s Awards for Excellence 2003, which are run by Business in the Community and recognize outstanding CSR performance, close on 21 March.

no awards for large firms - news

Large firms are absent from the winners list in this year’s Business Ethics magazine awards. Judges of the 14-year-old US-based awards declared they could find...

Safeway flies the flag for UK retailers - news

Safeway has been shortlisted for the latest UK sustainability reporting award. The supermarket chain, currently in the middle of a takeover battle, is the only retailer...

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The US is to get its own version of the European sustainability reporting awards. Nominations for the awards, which will be run by the US-based Coalition for...

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Intel , the US computer firm, has won this year’s ‘great workplace’ category in the annual Corporate Conscience Awards run by Social Accountability International. Winners in...

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Cadbury Schweppes has won the ‘corporate community involvement newcomer’ award in the annual Lord Mayor of London’s Dragon Awards scheme, in recognition of its support for...

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B&Q’s sustainable development policies have won it a 2002 European Business Award for the Environment. The UK-based DIY chain was among ten companies to win awards...

ScottishPower is top dog - news

The breadth and depth of Scottish Power’s corporate social responsibility programme have won it the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community Awards for...

bank says ethics make 26% of profits - news

The Co-operative Bank now estimates that as much as a quarter of its profits can be directly linked to its ethical policies – much more than it first thought. Last...

inbrief - news

Nationwide building society has won the private sector category in the UK’s annual Opportunity Now awards for its ‘exceptional’ performance on diversity. Opportunity Now is a...

Novo wins Euro award again - news

Novo has won the ‘best sustainability report’ section in the European Environmental Reporting Awards for the second year running. The Danish life sciences group, which took...

UK rejects compulsory social labels - news

Mandatory social labelling for products has been rejected by the UK government. A ministerial working group set up to study the concept – which would involve...

CIS is top UK social reporter - news

Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) has won the ‘best social report’ category in the new UK sustainability reporting awards. The awards, run jointly by the Institute of...

inbrief - news

The Allchurches ‘Amity A’ fund has been awarded first place in the ethical investment sector of the annual Standard & Poor’s UK Fund Awards. During 2001 the fund...

Iberia scoops Spanish prize - news

Iberia airlines has been honoured in Spain’s first corporate social responsibility awards. The company won one of the three categories in the awards for ‘best...

inbrief - news

Nominations for the 16th annual corporate conscience awards have to be in by 8 March. The awards, which will be announced on 15 October in New York, are open to...

inbrief - news

The closing date for entries to the corporate social responsibility category of the annual Institute of Public Relations Excellence Awards is 22 February. The category...

inbrief - news

A category recognizing companies that make an exceptional effort to help disabled people has been added to this year’s Awards for Excellence, run by Business in the...

electricity group to join ranks of social reporters - news

The London Electricity group is to launch its first corporate social responsibility report this spring. The group, which employs 4500 staff in the UK, hopes to publish...

Co-op bank makes ACCA shortlist again - news

Last year’s UK social reporter of the year, Co-operative Bank, has been shortlisted again for the latest annual social reporting awards. The bank is one of 13...

inbrief - news

Entries for Business in the Community’s 2002 Awards for Excellence must be in by 22 March. Winners of the awards, which recognize outstanding CSR activities by UK and...

awards first for Spanish firms - news

Thirty-two companies have entered Spain’s first Community Involvement Awards, which have been organized by the non-profit organization Fundacion Empresa y Sociedad....

inbrief - news

Pirelli has won a ‘commitment to social responsibility award’ from BT for its work on the environment. The new category, which has been added to BT’s annual ‘investing in...

Guardian takes mayor’s award - news

Guardian Newspapers has won the ‘corporate community involvement newcomer’ award for its work with schools in London under the Lord Mayor of London’s Dragon Awards scheme....

100 entries for reporting award - news

Around 100 entries have been received for the revamped UK Sustainability Reporting Awards. The awards, run by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants,...

‘inspirational’ Co-op Bank takes third major award - news

The Co-operative Bank has won the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community Awards for Excellence for its ‘inspirational’ commitment to corporate social...

retailer’s supply chain work wins plaudits - news

The food retailer Coop Italia received the Humane Workplace Award at this year’s Corporate Conscience Awards for its work to improve conditions for workers in its supply...

Co-op Bank and Camelot vie for award - news

Co-operative Bank and Camelot have been shortlisted for the annual Impact on Society Award to be announced this month. The award, which recognizes UK-based companies deemed...

legal group to expand community activities - news

The law firm Allen & Overy has expanded its pro bono and community programme. The ‘Values into community action’ programme is outlined in its latest community...

Turks win CSR award - news

The Turkish phone company Turkcell has won in the corporate social responsibility category of this year’s Institute of Public Relations Excellence Awards. The...

inbrief - news

A web site detailing awards available to companies for their environmental activities has been set up by the UK-based Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts,...

inbrief - news

The closing date for nominations for the 2001 Worldaware Business Awards, which recognize the role business plays in the developing world, is 29 June.

reporting awards are brought together - news

The UK Environmental and Social Reporting awards are to be brought under a single banner by their organizers, together with a new award for ‘sustainability reporting’....

reporters are told: ‘don’t gloss over your failings’ - news

Too many companies are glossing over thorny issues in their social and environmental reports, a social accounting expert has said. Carol Adams, professor at Glasgow...

Shell takes Euro reporting award - news

Shell has won the fifth European Environmental Reporting Awards. Danish company Novo Nordisk took the best sustainability report award, Austria’s Obermurtaler...

inbrief - news

This year’s UK Awards for Excellence are to be announced at a ceremony in London on 11 July. The awards, which are run by Business in the Community in association...

The Co-operative Bank is best social reporter - news

The Co-operative Bank has won the main prize in the UK’s second annual Social Reporting Awards. The bank was judged to have produced the best social report last year....

inbrief - news

The UK Environmental Reporting Awards 2000 will be held at a ceremony in London on 23 March. The European Environmental Reporting Awards will be announced in Brussels...

inbrief - news

The second annual UK Social Reporting Awards are to be held at the Institute for Social and Ethical Accountability's conference in London on 8 March. This year's...

social audit model wins EC plaudits - news

The Danish company Br–drene Hartmann has won a European Commission award for its work in measuring its social and environmental impact on society. The packaging...

inbrief - news

Entries for Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence 2001 – which recognise socially responsible businesses – are due in by 26 March. The awards...

green awards data compiled - news

A database of environmental awards open to companies is to be launched in the UK during March. The database, which will cover awards all over the world, is being...

top firms edge forward - news

Corporate governance standards among UK companies have marginally improved in the past year, but a significant number of companies still have boards and remuneration...

inbrief - news

UBS Warburg has come top in this year's Dragon Awards for its work on community regeneration.The Dragon Awards, which are run by Business in the Community, recognize...

utilities companies feature in awards shortlist - news

Four utilities companies have been chosen on a shortlist of finalists for the 2000 UK Environmental Reporting Awards. Anglian Water, Scottish Power, United Utilities and...

inbrief - news

Entries are being sought for the second annual UK social reporting awards, which are run by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

guest column: why the media is shy of corporate best practice - news

Journalists are not paid to peddle good publicity, but to produce stories that their readers are interested in, argues Roger Cowe   All publicity is supposed to be good...

award recognises United Utilities' impact on society - news

United Utilities has won the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community awards for excellence for its ‘clearly defined approach to managing and accounting for its...

inbrief - news

Tesco Distribution was among six UK companies recognised for their environmental achievements in the first Queens Awards for Enterprise to take green issues into account. The...

guest column: pioneering a new form of company reporting - news

What makes a good social report? Roger Adams, who recently helped judge the first UK Social Reporting Awards, offers advice to CSR directors   Ten years ago green reporting...

Shell and Co-op share social report honours - news

Shell International and the Co-operative Bank have taken joint first prize in the first UK Social Reporting Awards. Runner-up was United Utilities, with the fair trade...

Finns win European award - news

The Finnish company Neste Fortum has been judged overall winner of the fourth European Environmental Reporting awards. The oil, gas and chemical group took the first prize...

inbrief - news

Organisers of the first Public Involvement Awards are calling for entries from UK companies. The awards, run by The Guardian newspaper and the Institute of Public Policy Research think...

ethical web site proves a big hit - news

A web site set up by a task force on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is claiming to be attracting more than 60,000 hits per month. The site ( www.business-impact.org...

United Utilities on top - news

United Utilities has been judged overall winner of the 1999 UK Environment Reporting Awards. The group’s report was praised by judges of the Association of Chartered...

Anglian Water is shortlisted - news

Anglian Water of the UK has been included on the shortlist for the 1999 Environment Reporting Awards, which it won last year. The shortlisted 16 for the awards, which are run by the...

Queen’s Award will take ethical agenda on board - news

Sustainability is to become a key factor in the judging of the annual Queen’s Award for Industry. Judges will in future take account of ‘all forms of outstanding performance’ by...

inbrief - news

The closing date for companies wishing to enter the first Social Reporting Awards is 30 September. The awards, run by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)...

impact on society award for BT - news

British Telecommunications won the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community Awards for Excellence for its ‘commitment to improving its overall impact on society’....

new index to assess UK corporate performance - news

Companies in the north west of England are to be told next month how they have fared under a new system that measures levels of social and environmental performance. Conclusions from...

insurers say transparency is crucial on executive pay - news

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has told UK companies they should tighten up on executive pay by making performance-related awards more transparent. In a statement of...

inbrief - news

Four new countries have joined the European Environmental Reporting Awards. Companies from Finland, Italy, Switzerland and Portugal will join firms from the UK, the Netherlands,...

Iceland scoops conscience award for its ban on GMO food products - news

Iceland Frozen Foods has won an international Corporate Conscience Award for its pioneering stance on genetically modified organisms. The UK retailer has been awarded a...

report verification is an absolute must, says awards judging panel - news

Environmental reports that are not externally verified ‘are simply not acceptable’, an influential panel of experts has said. Judges of this year’s European Environmental...

inbrief - news

Entries for the second annual Business in the Community Awards for excellence are now being judged for presentation in June. This year's awards place a special emphasis on...

environmental reports need new agenda - news

Environmental auditing needs to be raised to a new level, according to judges of this year’s annual awards for environmental reports. The judges’ report from this year’s...

panel to monitor Camelot - news

UK national lottery operator Camelot has appointed a non-executive director backed by an independent panel of advisers to oversee the company’s ethical performance....

Great British Entrepreneur Awards - companies

Creative Conscience Awards - companies

Ashden International Awards - companies

Scottish Business Awards - companies

National CSR Awards 2016 - companies

National CSR Awards - companies

Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards - companies

Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards - companies

Prince's Youth Business International Awards - companies

Australian Sustainability Awards - companies

North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting - companies

European CSR Awards - companies

Chambers Ireland President's Awards - companies

CR Reporting Awards - companies

Cambridge-Hitachi - directory

Cambridge-Hitachi, a Cambridge University Press company, delivers digital learning resources to help you implement your CSR objectives within the education sector – from Primary to Further...

Yorkshire Building Society’s First CR Report Does UK Financial Services Proud - reports

Yorkshire Building Society Group has outlined how it is making a lasting and positive impact on society in the first annual review of its corporate responsibility performance.

Get the recognition you deserve - reports

Back for the 8th year running, the  Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Awards 2017  is an event that celebrates responsible business excellence.

Edelman Launches FY16 Citizenship Report - reports

Firm Focuses on Creating Meaningful Stories through Citizenship Edelman launched today its sixth Citizenship Report, “The Stories We Love to Tell.” The report highlights the...

Tetra Pak Sustainability Update 2016 - reports

“Sustainability goes hand in hand with the Tetra Pak brand promise – PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™ – and the three pillars on which it stands: food, people and futures. Our...

Canary Wharf Group Reports 8.5% Reduction in Emissions Over Last 3 Years - reports

Canary Wharf Group’s latest Sustainability Report gives a snapshot of its activity and commitments in four key areas: Making Great Places; Pioneering Innovation; Promoting Inclusive...

CBRE Group, Inc. Releases Ninth Annual Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

CBRE Group, Inc., a leader in responsible business practices within the commercial real estate industry, has released its ninth annual Corporate Responsibility Report, which provides an overview...

Jackson Family Wines Announces 2021 Sustainability Goals - reports

Today California-based Jackson Family Wines shared its first sustainability report, supported by a list of comprehensive 5-year goals. The family-owned wine company, known for its portfolio of...

BCE Inc (Bell Canada) Releases Annual Corporate Responsibility Report for 2015 - reports

The BCE Inc (Bell Canada) annual Corporate Responsibility Report is now available at BCE.ca. The report addresses key initiatives that are most relevant to the company’s stakeholders...

Ethical Corporation’s 7th Responsible Business Awards are Back! - reports

Ethical Corporation launches its 7th annual Responsible Business Awards today with the entry deadline on the 6th July 2016.

CANARY WHARF GROUP PUBLISHES ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT - reports

“Understanding our contribution to our local and national economies, building positive relationships with our community and protecting the environments we impact, at developments or via...

EDF Energy publishes Better Energy Ambitions 2014 report - reports

EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, has published its 2014 Better Energy Ambitions report detailing its progress towards becoming a more responsible business.

OTE and COSMOTE launch joint 2014 Sustainability Report - reports

OTE Group is the leading telecommunications provider in Greece and one of the pre-eminent providers in South East Europe, offering its customers excellent quality products and services. ...

Better Together – Intu Properties plc publishes 2014 CR Report - reports

Intu believes that the results set out in their 2014 Annual Report demonstrate that the company is well-positioned to benefit further from rising consumer confidence and strengthening demand...

E.ON UK shows how it’s ‘Doing The Right Things Right’ - reports

Today E.ON UK has published its annual Corporate Responsibility report, entitled ‘Doing the right things right’. The full report, a two page summary of commitments and supporting...

Mars, Incorporated Publishes 2013 Principles in Action Summary - reports

Mars, Incorporated publishes its fourth annual Principles in Action Summary on mars.com , which details the company’s approach to business – the challenges it shares with society,...

Novartis releases 2013 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report - reports

Novartis has published a Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report for 2013. The report uses the new Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines, one year ahead of required implementation.

Alcatel-Lucent affirms its commitment to responsible business innovation - reports

With the publication of its 2013 Sustainability performance, Alcatel-Lucent affirms its commitment to sustainability and responsible business innovation in making communications more...

Orange, a committed operator in a changing world, publishes its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

As a leading telecoms operator in over 30 countries serving 236m customers, Orange is at the heart of society’s digital transformation. This privileged position gives the Group the...

Singapore's Leading Eco-Developer CDL marks Jubilee Year with Triple Bottom Line Milestones - reports

City Developments Limited (CDL), a Singapore-listed international property and hospitality conglomerate, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. Located in 25 countries, CDL is aware of the...

Thomas Cook Group plc launches its 7th annual Sustainability Report - reports

Thomas Cook reports on key sustainability issues and targets across 4 focus areas, identified and developed after consulting with stakeholder groups...

Stockland releases its Annual Review 2013 and online sustainability reporting - reports

Stockland, Australia’s largest diversified property group, is proud to announce the the release of the company’s second integrated report, the Annual Review 2013, providing a...

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2012 Sustainability Report, 'Our Sustainability Journey Continues’  online at:...

2016 National CSR Awards and Sustainability Conference - calendar

Join the ‘sustainable business’ debate and leave your carbon footprint at the door! The National CSR Awards includes a full day CSR & Sustainability Conference which...

M.A.G's Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2012/13 - reports

One year after announcing carbon neutral ground operations at East Midlands and Bournemouth Airports and with the acquisition of London Stansted Airport now complete, M.A.G has outlined its key...

Thales's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Performance. A Year of Progress and Recognition - reports

Driven by a common vision of our business and its role in society, and by a strong commitment to ethical conduct, each Thales employee has been contributing directly to the long-term performance...

John Lewis Partnership publishes 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

The John Lewis Partnership’s 2012 Sustainability Report has now launched.  

Taking integrated reporting to another level - reports

KLP release their 2011 Sustainability Report.

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2011 Sustainability Report, 'Leading the Energy Change'.

City Developments Limited's 2013 Sustainability Report - reports

“We aspire to be a responsible global corporate citizen. We believe that sustainability is integral to business excellence and challenge ourselves to conduct best practices and conserve...

National CSR Awards - calendar

Sponsored by leading businesses such as Natwest and Carillion and supported by national charities and local community organisations. Foreign Secretart Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP will open the...

The Global CSR Summit & Awards 2014 - calendar

  In recent years, asian and emerging economies have outperformed their western counterparts. This shift in the economic balance of power has created enormous wealth for millions of...

Climate Leadership Conference - calendar

The Climate Leadership Conference is dedicated to professionals addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. This event gathers forward-thinking leaders...

World CSR Congress - calendar

The Objectives of World CSR Congress The World CSR Congress will be guided by Leaders.... Leaders who believe in the value of Sustainable CSR; that which is built in the fabric of business -...

Sustainability Applied 2013 - calendar

Sustainability Applied 2013 is all about challenging the status quo, re-thinking what is possible, and unlocking hidden value. The conference will incorporate a dynamic and interactive mix...

FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Conference and Awards 2013 - calendar

The world faces not only persistent economic and financial uncertainty but also unparalleled resource constraints that are putting pressure on social and environmental systems, particularly in...

MA Economics for Transition - achieving low carbon, high well-being, resilient economies - calendar

A full-time one-year programme (approved and awarded through the University of Plymouth) Schumacher College is the first in the world to offer a postgraduate programme in Economics for...

Caesars Entertainment publish Sustainability report - reports

Caesars Entertainment’s 2010-2011 Sustainability Report covers calendar 2010 and the first half of 2011. It is both the company’s and the casino-entertainment and hospitality industry’s second...

Chrysler releases 2010 Sustainability Report - reports

Chrysler Group LLC has released its 2010 Sustainability Report, representing the first time the Company has presented its vision for creating a sustainable enterprise, including strategies,...

FYI ethical awards 2012 - reports

As a CSR/sustainability practitioner, I thought you'd appreciate being kept in the loop about the 2012 Ethical Corporation awards.

Ethical Corporation Awards - for your diary - reports

Something definitely worth noting regarding ethical best practice: Ethical Corp just launched their 3rd Responsible Business Awards. The big night will take place mid-June 2012 in central London.

Alliance Boots publish 2010/11 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Alliance Boots' ambition is not simply to become the world's leading pharmacy-led health and beauty group, but also a world-leading sustainable business. Progress on Alliance Boots' targets is...

2012 Sustainable Business Summit - calendar

The Sustainable Business Summit, presented by the New Mexico Business Weekly and the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, is a full day conference and an awards luncheon that honors...

International Green Awards - calendar

The International Green Awards™ is the leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation, has now launched for the 7th year. This year, the awards are...

OTE publishes 2010 CR Report - reports

OTE, the leading telecommunications services provider in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report on 23 June 2011 at the company's Annual...

FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards - calendar

The FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, the major global awards for environmentally and socially responsible banking and investment, now in their seventh year, have attracted 161 entries from 145...

British Land publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 - reports

This year, British Land carried out a thorough review of its corporate responsibility strategy and activities, commissioning independent stakeholder research, consulting experts, reviewing best...

M&S publish their 2011 How We Do Business report - reports

Following the fourth year of Plan A, M&S today publishes its 2011 How We Do Business Report with progress updates on all 180 of its Plan A commitments. With a year to go until the...

Important: CSR opportunity - reports

Not long to go now before the Responsible Business Summit kicks off in London on 3-4th May. Over 340 attendees are coming from all over Europe. Companies attending include Danone, Levi Strauss,...

Global CSR Summit 2011 - calendar

Asia's most prestigious event on corporate social responsibility, The Global CSR Summit & The Global CSR Awards are back for the 3rd successive year.    Based on popular feedback, we...

International Green Awards - calendar

The INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS are internationally established as the leading advocate of best practices in sustainability across business, government and citizen initiatives. The Awards canvas the...

Some interesting reading for a Tuesday - reports

The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2011 - calendar

Rewarding innovation in corporate sustainability Deadline for entries: 7 February 2011 Is your sustainability initiative leading the way? If so we want to hear from you! The Guardian Sustainable...

Green Awards 2010 - calendar

The 5th Annual GLOBAL GREEN AWARDS™ for creative excellence in communicating sustainability are the leading industry awards for marketing and communications, showcasing best practice and...

OTE publishes 2009 CR Report - reports

OTE, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report.  The Report details OTE’s contribution...

2nd Annual CSR Summit 2010 - calendar

The Global CSR Awards, Asia's most prestigious award to recognising the efforts of companies in Asia and the rest of the world is back for the 2nd year. The award is held in conjunction with the...

Green Awards 2009 - calendar

The media and marketing industry’s GREEN AWARDS™ recognise and reward creative work that communicates the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable development and ethical best...

EABIS 2009 Colloquium - calendar

"The Role of Business in Society: Challenges and Issues for Global and Corporate Governance” . The current financial crisis has highlighted deep flaws in past approaches to the governance of the...

OTE publishes 2008 CR Report - reports

OTE, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Sustainable construction projects honoured by Holcim - reports

The second cycle of the Holcim Awards competition has reached its pinnacle, with the top sustainable construction projects out of thousands of submissions from all continents having been...

EACA Care Awards - calendar

The European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) has announced a new creative award for European Social Marketing Campaigns to recognize excellence in promoting care for people, resources...

The Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency - calendar

Conference highlights: Readers’ Choice Awards and Survey Around 800 sustainability reports were entered for the inaugural GRI Readers’ Choice Awards in 2007 and thousands of readers voted on...

Rio Tinto publishes Sustainable Development Review - reports

Significant improvements in health and safety performance are picked out in Rio Tinto's newly-released Sustainable Development Review.

Holcim's Sustainability Report 2004/2005 - reports

Swiss global cement producer Holcim Ltd has published its sustainability report for 2004/2005. The Group is well on track to achieving its sustainability targets and has set further targets in...

2nd Sustainability Summit: Asia 2007 - calendar

Focus 2007 The Primary goal of the 2nd Sustainability Summit: Asia 2007 is to foster Partnerships for Action. Partnerships forged among business, civil society and governments during and after...

CAF Community Investment Debate Forum - calendar

Mirror mirror on the wall – is community investment simply about image? Stakeholders are demanding more accountability and transparency from companies in the area of corporate responsibility...

The Marks & Spencer Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Marks & Spencer has just published its latest CSR Report covering performance during 2004/05. This is the high street retailer's second Report following its Review published in June 2003.

An announcement from Go-Ahead - reports

Go-Ahead, the FTSE 250 transport services group, has launched its third combined social and environmental report.

Third Corporate Responsibility Report for RBS - reports

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has published its third Corporate Responsibility Report

The Barclays Corporate Responsibility Report 2004 - reports

Barclays has given an account of its efforts to improve its consumer and corporate lending practices in its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2004, available from today in print and online.

Fredericks Microfinance Conference and Awards Lunch at the London Stock Exchange - calendar

sponsored by The LSE and McGraw-Hill Held on July 13th at the London Stock Exchange, the conference will address the relationship between subsidized microfinance and commercial...

CCI – from a flicker to a flame - calendar

CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) will launch cutting-edge research into the evolution and future of Corporate Community Investment (CCI) in the UK. The research, undertaken by ICCSR, Nottingham...

Countryside Properties plc's fifth environmental, social and ethical performance report - reports

Countryside Properties plc has produced its fifth environmental, social and ethical performance report.

CBRE takes the lead in energy efficiency for commercial real estate buildings - bestpractice

The world’s biggest commercial real estate company, which manages a staggering five billion square feet of space worldwide, has been repeatedly honored for its sustainability achievements,...

Second annual sustainability awards and symposium - calendar

The Awards recognize individuals, groups, and institutions that have been exemplary leaders and made significant contributions to sustainability – which the Alliance defines as being...

Spending valuable time on financial education - bestpractice

Research by the Money Advice Service maintains that adult habits around money can be formed as early as the age of seven. And in this fast evolving technical age, where the whole, traditional...

Cracking the secret to an effective code of conduct - bestpractice

Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle, the leading financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate, operates in 80 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East , Africa...

Awards for Excellence 2006 Gala Dinner - calendar

In the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, with entertainment from The Blue Man Group and representatives from The Youth Parliament 12 July.

Making the right connections - bestpractice

Last summer National Grid was named Responsible Business of the Year by business led charity Business in the Community (BITC). Taking over the mantle from Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid was...

Building up a greener real estate industry - bestpractice

The Republic of Singapore is a highly urbanised state and much of its original vegetation has disappeared, though it still harbours a wide range of biodiversity. So, to preserve and improve its...

Taking a look on the BRIGHT side - bestpractice

If you are a giant food retailer, say, or clothing manufacturer, the route towards greater corporate responsibility – and mutually beneficial responsibility – is pretty clear: look...

Holcim awards for sustainable construction - reports

Results of the regional Holcim Awards competition for Sustainable Construction for Europe have been announced in Madrid.

EACA launches Care Awards 2008 - reports

Members of the European Parliament to judge Social Marketing Campaigns

Swinging into top gear - bestpractice

Companies that buck the trend in today’s climate of cuts and austerity stand out in the crowd. The British vehicle maker Jaguar Land Rover has recorded growth while most businesses...

accessing all areas - bestpractice

GSK is recognised for its efforts in the access to medicine (ATM) field. It came out comfortably on top of the global ATM index in 2008 and again in 2010 - and has won numerous other awards for its...

building a new approach - bestpractice

A smiling Christine Tona beams out from the front cover of British Land’s employee newsletter. An events manager at Broadgate Estates, one of its subsidiaries, she is the inaugural winner of the...

getting online - bestpractice

BT is working with a variety of charitable organizations in the UK to increase access to, and knowledge of, online services. The telecoms provider is focusing its efforts to narrow the digital...

MAKING THE WEB SAFER - bestpractice

Cable & Wireless has worked with a non-governmental organization to improve internet safety for the last six years. The partnership has provided a way for the...

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY - bestpractice

The UK telecoms company BT has reinforced its position as one of the leading proponents of corporate social responsibility by committing at least...

SOCIAL AUDITING - bestpractice

Camelot consulted a wide range of stakeholders to create two landmark social reports that analyze the impact of its business activities on different groups. Its...

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