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Three quarters of companies worldwide yet to acknowledge climate change as a financial risk - news

By Ethical Performance — Almost three quarters (72 percent) of large and mid-cap companies worldwide do not acknowledge the financial risks of climate change in their annual financial...

GSK reduces supply chain emissions with help from Schneider Electric - news

By Vikas Vij — A PLoS ONE study published last year showed that if the US healthcare sector were ranked as a nation, it would be the world’s 13th-largest carbon emitter, more than...

Sedentary lifestyle costs UK £1.2bn annually - news

By Sangeeta Waldron —  The British Heart Foundation (BHF) warns that lack of exercise across the UK is costing the nation’s health system £1.2 billion a year.  ...

GSK's innovative business model for marketing and sales - news

By Tom Idle —  It is hard to think of a more contentious business practice than the one historically used to sell pharmaceuticals. For the past 50 years, sales representatives have...

UK VCs focus on ESG-driven investments - news

By Vikas Vi — A Venture Capital Trust (VCT) is a type of publicly listed, tax-advantaged investment fund in the UK, designed as a way for individual investors to gain access to VC...

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

Interview by Tom Idle Hans Daems , the newly elected chair of CSR Europe, couldn’t have chosen a more pertinent time to take up the position with the business network. Daems, who is...

Assessing the landscape of corporate-NGO partnerships  - news

by Tom Idle — The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched at the beginning of this year as a concrete set of 17 global ambitions, offers a quick guide to...

Business vs. The State: new roles for social action - news

by Tom idle — We live in politically fascinating times. A coup attempt in Turkey; recurrent terrorist attacks on the streets of Europe’s cities; forthcoming bitter presidential...

Reflections on CSR in India - news

by Deepak Arora, CEO, Essar Foundation — The Companies Act, 2013 is considered to be one of the most significant legal reforms in India, having introduced several new provisions, among...

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...

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...

Food and drink giants urged to do more on nutrition - news

The world’s largest food and beverage companies have made some progress towards improving consumers’ diets but they still have a long way to go if they are to play their full part in...

Big brands failing to honour Bangladesh compensation claims - news

International brands, including Walmart and El Corte Ingles, are being urged to contribute to a fund for the families of 112 workers killed and those permanently injured in the 2012 fire at the...

Novartis reaches antimalarial treatment milestone - news

Pharma company Novartis has supplied 300m antimalarial treatments without profit to treat children suffering from malaria. The Swiss drugs giant has been delivering treatments since 2009,...

Roger Aitken, analyst, examines the November 2015 data - news

In the UK registered funds sector Kempen (Lux) Sustainable European Small-Cap Fund I, a £120.38m fund, top ranked over the past one year to 31 October 2015 with a cumulative return of...

Helping today for a brighter tomorrow? - news

How have the world’s corporates responded to the refugee crisis in Europe? And what role can business play anyway? Sangeeta Haindl reports One topic has dominated headlines this year...

Two-thirds of UK investors ignorant of ESG performance of their investments - news

A new study reveals that almost two-thirds of investors don’t know whether the activities of industries or companies they are investing in are ethical or not. According to the survey...

SRI Fund Spotlight: CLI Framlington Health A - news

CLI Framlington Health A, an OEIC fund that seeks capital growth by investing in healthcare and medical services and products companies globally (including pharmaceutical producers, biotech...

Robeco Chinese Equities Class D EUR fund performance examined by Roger Aitken - news

The £1,035.13 million (€1,461.09m) Robeco Chinese Equities Class D EUR Acc fund top ranked the UK Registered Fund sector out of 251 funds over the past one year to 30 June 2015 with...

Newsweek names global green companies - news

Three healthcare companies top this year’s global green league table published by Newsweek, the US weekly current affairs magazine. The list is headed by Biogen, the group based in...

Innovation in sustainable packaging continues despite scarcity of data - news

US retailers are starting to ask their product suppliers for merchandise with packaging that is more sustainable, according to speakers at the recent LuxePack Conference in New York. Laura...

Gates charity challenged to divest fossil fuel stocks - news

Bill Gates, founder of one of the world’s biggest corporations, has been asked to lead the fight against climate change. Gates, who set up Microsoft in 1975, could set an example by...

Roger Aitken examines AXA Framlington Health R Inc - news

AXA Framlington Health R Inc., a £563.52m fund, topped ranked the UK funds sector over the past year to 31 March 2015 with a robust performance of +44.42%. It followed superlative...

Putting a price on your corporate reputation - news

A good reputation is more valuable than money, they say. Yet you wouldn’t think so these days with so many businesses still loathe to pay the Living Wage and happily keeping staff on zero...

DfID faces accusations of pushing private firms over public services - news

The UK’s overseas aid ministry has been accused of using funds to establish private healthcare and education in Africa and Asia, bringing benefits to British and American companies....

RB and Save The Children partner to stop children dying of diarrhoea - news

Consumer goods giant RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) is partnering with international children's charity, Save The Children, in an effort to help eradicate child deaths from...

Joined-up action urged over healthy food promotion - news

Government and retailers must do more to help consumers choose healthy food from sustainable sources, and waste less say MPs. In a new report,   Food security: demand, consumption and...

Celebs, health agencies and corporations partner to tackle Ebola - news

At the Official Draw for the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) joined football stars, celebrities, international health organizations and...

Working together towards an AIDS-free generation - news

This World AIDS Day, Dr Brian Brink, chief medical officer for Anglo American explains why it’s going to require teamwork, partnership and dedication to beat HIV/AIDS. The...

Merck bolsters diabetes awareness campaign in Africa and India - news

Coinciding with World Diabetes Day and dubbed ‘Get Informed- Get Active- Get Healthier’, pharma giant Merck is running a series of awareness camps in India, Kenya and Ghana in...

Building a sustainable future - news

We, in the OECD countries, spend about 90% of our lives inside buildings so it should be pretty clear that healthy and comfortable indoor environments contribute significantly to overall health...

Astellas extends Kenyan care initiative - news

Astellas Pharma Europe announced its backing of a new €1.5m programme to tackle obstetric fistula in May. Ken Jones, ceo and president, gives Ethical Performance an update The...

CR is increasingly defined by what a company does, not what it gives - news

Since the recession, businesses have been faced with an increasingly cynical public who are more concerned than ever about the ethics of the brands they choose to engage with. Working at...

Unilever far from bog standard over toilet provision pledge - news

Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever has pledged to to help 25m people gain improved access to toilets by 2020. This commitment is part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan –...

Tesco partners with UK charities to tackle unhealthy habits - news

Supermarket giant Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation are to join forces early next year in a joint initiative to promote healthy living. The partnership aims to reduce...

Dr Pepper prescribes healthy lifestyle with Let's Play initiative - news

Video games and TV may take a backseat for many kids this summer if US soft drinks giant Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) Let's Play initiative takes off. The programme aims to address the...

Coca Cola under new pressure over sugar content levels - news

Coca-Cola is under renewed pressure after announcing a new version of its popular Coke drink with a third less sugar and a third fewer calories. The company says the new product is in line...

EC to investigate tax affairs of Apple, Starbucks and Fiat - news

The tax affairs of Apple, Starbucks and Fiat are now to be formally investigated by the European Commission. All have been accused of avoidance, largely by switching to more favourable tax...

IBM develops supply chain pilot in Zambia - news

Technology and consultancy giant IBM is working in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World...

Plastics companies team up to deliver more affordable water - news

An estimated 56,000 of Nairobi’s poorest residents will receive a safe and reliable water service - costing a tenth of what they currently pay - due to a new four-partner collaboration....

Astellas backs new women’s health programme in Kenya - news

The European arm of Japanese pharma giant Astellas is backing a new health programme in Kenya which aims to transform the lives of more than 1,200 women living with obstetric fistula. Action...

GSK faces corruption charges in Poland - news

The UK multinational GlaxoSmithKline has been accused of bribing doctors in Poland to prescribe one of its drugs, the asthma inhalant Serevent. As the Polish police pursued a corruption...

GSK to create world's first R&D Open Lab in Africa - news

Pharma giant GSK is to invest £25m to create the world's first R&D Open Lab for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa. The centre will see GSK scientists collaborate with...

Unilever's Lifebuoy campaign achieves dramatic results - news

Incidences of diarrhoea have dropped from 36% to just 5% in the Indian village of Thesgora as a direct result of Unilever’s soap brand Lifebuoy’s ‘Help a Child Reach 5’...

SC Johnson expands crusade against dengue and malaria - news

SC Johnson says it is expanding its dengue and malaria prevention initiatives in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, Mexico, Costa Rica and Vietnam. The household products...

Global campaign targets food industry over high sugar levels - news

A group of medical and nutrition specialists is working via official channels to persuade UK manufacturers to add less sugar to food. Action on Sugar will press the government and its...

New BlackRock fund screens out tobacco stocks - news

Global investment manager BlackRock has launched the BlackRock Developed World ex Tobacco Index Fund to meet demand from organisations in the healthcare sector, charities, medical foundations...

Healthcare bodies set up ethical collaboration framework - news

Five global healthcare organizations have established a Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration to support partnerships that aim to deliver greater patient benefits and support high...

Looking good on more than paper - news

$21bn paper product and nappy maker Kimberly-Clark began setting five year sustainability goals in 1994. The latest, Sustainability 2015, is a 10-point agenda that ranges from social programmes...

The challenge of transformational change - news

The start of a New Year generally means a rash of New Year resolutions. I have to admit that I’ve not made my own yet. I always get stuck between setting myself easily achievable (so...

GSK shakes up sales process to improve transparency - news

Pharmaceutical giant GSK is radically altering its global sales process in order to build greater trust and transparency. Gone are individual sales targets with sales professionals, who work...

Tax avoidance tops public poll of business concerns - news

On the day campaigners have filed a complaint with the OECD about Alliance Boots and alleged tax discrepancies, a new poll from the Institute of Business Ethics shows that worries about tax...

Health bodies unite to tackle pharma fraud - news

Ten global health organizations have joined together in a worldwide campaign to protect consumers from the dangers of fake medicines. According to the Fight the Fakes campaign, in some...

Life-saving ‘bubble’ wins GSK and Save the Children funding - news

A simple, low-cost device that helps newborn babies to breathe and has the potential to transform the life chances for thousands of African babies has been awarded the highest fund in the first...

ICU Eyewear becomes corporate sponsor of the Seva Foundation - news

ICU Eyewear has become a corporate sponsor of the blindness and visual impairment charity the Seva Foundation. As part of its support the company will provide 600 pairs of eyeglasses and...

GSK unveils potential malaria vaccine - news

British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has unveiled possibly the world’s first malaria vaccine following “significant” results from an ongoing clinical trial....

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Biting back... Swiss pharma giant Novartis is backing a new campaign in its long-term commitment to fighting malaria. The Power of One campaign (www.Po1.org) aims to address the treatment...

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Step on it… A new start-up has been launched that aims to tackle obesity and promote fitness by labelling the stairs of the world for calorie burn. The idea is grounded in...

Novartis extends pledge to fight childhood malaria in Africa - news

Swiss pharma giant Novartis is backing a new campaign in its long-term commitment to fighting malaria. The Power of One campaign (www.Po1.org) aims to address the treatment gap –...

Land stewardship – the next big environmental issue? - news

Land stewardship is not a well-known term; however, for the mining industry it is becoming increasingly critical. The concept of land stewardship is intended to address what has been...

Fletcher welcomes BUPA's Carbon Trust certification - news

International healthcare group Bupa has become the first healthcare company in the private sector to be awarded global Carbon Trust Standard certification. The Carbon Trust assessed and...

Pharma giants pledge greater drug transparency - news

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) have strengthened their commitment to enhancing...

Chrysler sees vroom for improvement - news

Chrysler Group LLC in partnership with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) are working together to bring greater...

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...

GSK & Save the Children ramp up collaboration - news

Save the Children and pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are ramping up their collaborative efforts with an ambitious new partnership to save the lives of a million of the poorest children in...

Panasonic lantern programme lights way in developing countries - news

Japan’s Panasonic Corporation has instigated a project to donate a total of 100,000 solar lanterns to people in regions of the world without electricity, by 2018.    As...

Pharma R&D spend increases by 40% - news

Pharmaceutical industry-led R&D on developing new and improved vaccines to tackle neglected diseases have increased in number by 40%, according to the International Federation of...

Genetics company criticised for withholding breast cancer research data - news

Medical academics are protesting that the US healthcare company Myriad Genetics is concealing vital cancer discoveries for its own commercial reasons. Myriad has devised a test determining...

Living wage: ethics and economics converge - news

No global supply chains consistently pay a living wage. While food prices and energy costs escalate, the issue of a living wage has become more important – and challenging – than...

Reckitt cleans up its act eight years early by concentrating on packaging and propellant - news

Reckitt Benckiser, a leading producer of household cleaning and consumer healthcare products, has exceeded its 2020 target of cutting carbon emissions by a fifth – eight years early....

UN spotlights Asia-Pacific transgender ‘crisis’ - news

A new UN report says a lack of targeted research on transgender people in the Asia-Pacific region is significantly hindering their access to health services and blocking effective responses to...

Cisco to pilot healthcare project in India - news

Computer networking firm Cisco has launched an initiative in India to improve access to healthcare for the country’s rural population. The US-based multinational is to pilot a remote...

US companies blazing CSR path in India - news

A thriving CSR movement among US-based multinationals in India has been revealed in the most detailed catalogue yet of initiatives in the country. The ‘compendium’ of 60...

IFPMA pharma code expands - news

The international pharmaceuticals industry’s code of conduct has been expanded. The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) code, which will now...

Growing pains and CSR in the People's Republic - news

China's rise to industrial powerhouse has not been painless, with pollution, freedom of speech and workers' rights regularly hitting the news. But CSR could play a critical role in...

The best democracy that money can buy - news

The trust between US consumers, investors and corporations has suffered ever since companies were allowed to spend on election campaigns without cap, regulation or disclosure. But, reports...

Obesity 'a ticking time bomb' says SAM - news

Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) has outlined the investment opportunities created by solutions to obesity. The Zurich-based firm lists the possible returns for the private sector in a range...

Firms disclosing political spend after law abolished - news

A growing number of US companies are voluntarily disclosing their political spending and putting restrictions on the political use of their money, according to a new report ahead of the 2012...

Rwanda secures cervical cancer prevention deal - news

Pharmaceutical giant Merck is to donate millions of vaccines and testing resources for the prevention of cervical cancer in Africa. Under the terms of a partnership with Dutch diagnostics...

Disease plan is drawn up - news

Pharmaceuticals researchers have introduced a plan of action to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The research-based sector of the pharmaceuticals industry has created a ten-point...

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GlaxoSmithKline  has formed a partnership with three NGOs to try to address the shortage of frontline healthcare workers in the world’s least developed countries (LDCs). The...

Merck donates its vaccine - news

A pharmaceuticals company and a humanitarian charity are to vaccinate almost a tenth of the population of Honduras. The programme, for 675,000 people, will be delivered jointly by the...

Accountancy: the front line of sustainable investment - news

Accountants are expanding the financial information SRI investors use to make decisions with. Mike Scott speaks to Richard Spencer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants to discuss the...

Heineken tackles HIV/Aids - news

One of the world’s largest beer manufacturers has initiated three HIV and Aids prevention projects in Africa. Heineken will support the expansion of three existing programmes to help...

Index provider offers new global rating system - news

A new ratings system scoring companies on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices has been created by the FTSE4Good index series. The new service for investors and asset...

First Lady backs Walmart obesity move - news

Michelle Obama has joined forces with Walmart for a five-year healthy food campaign in a rare corporate endorsement by a US First Lady. President Obama’s wife has helped to draft a...

Bell makes mental health its new priority - news

The communications group Bell Canada has pledged C$50million ($49m, £31m, €35m) to Canadian mental health charities in one of the country’s largest corporate projects in the...

GSK goes global on access - news

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has created an overseas department dedicated to expanding access to medicine (ATM) in the world’s poorest countries. As part of its commitment to ATM for...

Nike works with unions - news

Nike has teamed up with the Honduran trade union movement to support workers sacked by the sportswear firm’s suppliers after controversial factory closures. The CGT national trade union federation...

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Kaiser Permanente, the largest US non-profit healthcare provider, has introduced a sustainability scorecard for medical suppliers that evaluates the environmental and health impacts of their...

Corporate MDG role is greater than thought - news

The private sector is playing a vital and 'under-appreciated' role in contributing to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). That's the conclusion reached from...

Tyre firm moves on health - news

The world's seventh largest tyre manufacturer is to open a hospital for employees in what is being seen as a response to allegations that it has neglected occupational health concerns....

How corporate responsibility made it into a Malaysian power ballad - news

Struggling to embed corporate responsibility into your organization's daily life? Finding it difficult to engage employees on the ins and outs of corporate citizenship? Then how about a...

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A group of telecoms network operators is researching the health impacts of mobile phones in the first study of its kind. The Cohort Study on Mobile Communications (Cosmos) will look into the...

US firms missing emissions targets - news

Carbon emissions among the largest companies in the US are on course to rise by almost four per cent over the next ten years, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In research into...

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Telecommunications group Orange has joined the United Nations ‘mHealth Alliance’ as part of an effort to improve public health through mobile technology in West Africa. Orange will...

M&S reaches for the sky with update of its Plan A - news

Marks & Spencer has launched a bid to become ‘the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015’ by announcing that it will roll out its Plan A sustainability programme to all...

‘Social stock exchange’ could be 18 months away - news

Money is being raised to start a global stock exchange that will allow investors to trade exclusively in companies with social and environmental goals. The Social Stock Exchange, to be...

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Britain has launched its first prosecution of a company executive for alleged corruption overseas. The move, which follows global pressure on the UK government to tighten up on corruption by...

GSK opens up its patents - news

The world’s second-largest pharmaceuticals company is to offer free global access to potential malaria cures. GlaxoSmithKline has placed thousands of drugs in the public domain that...

Brewer offers HIV training to farmers - news

HIV and Aids testing is being provided to Ugandan supplier farmers by one of the world’s largest brewers. SABMiller, which makes Peroni, Grolsch and Eagle beers, has provided...

Now Kit Kats go down fairtrade route - news

Nestle has become the latest chocolate confectioner to sign up for a sustainability certification mark.   The world’s biggest food company will pay its Ivory Coast cocoa suppliers...

Swedes back HER project - news

The Swedish government has stepped in with $1million to expand a global corporate programme that helps factories in the developing world provide healthcare advice and facilities for female...

‘I was obstructed from doing my job properly’ - news

In the aftermath of a potentially groundbreaking legal decision on discrimination and climate change beliefs, EP talks to Tim Nicholson, the CSR head at the centre of the case Tim...

SRI fund sets sights on women-friendly firms - news

A new avenue has opened up in the socially responsible investment field with the creation of a fund investing in companies with a high number of women in senior roles. The Women’s...

Abbott saves 5 billion gallons - news

A multinational healthcare company has saved a billion gallons of water annually since introducing a programme to reduce water use five years ago. US-based Abbott says it has reached its...

IBM breaks new ground on employee healthcare - news

IBM is to become one of the first US companies to cover all the costs of primary healthcare for its staff. The technology multinational has pledged ‘100 per cent primary healthcare coverage’ to...

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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...

Sustainable mail service attracts plenty of takers - news

More than 60 organizations have qualified to use a new ‘Sustainable Mail’ service provided by the UK’s Royal Mail. To use the bulk mail service, customers must prove they...

Walmart sticks to its word by backing Obama reforms - news

US supermarket giant Walmart has taken the unusual step of providing public backing for the White House’s proposed healthcare reforms as part of a pledge to align the company’s...

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A project to establish health watchdogs near uranium mining sites has been started by the French mining group Areva. An agreement between the company, non-governmental organization Sherpa and...

Sri Lankan conflict prompts business action - news

A clothing group and a leading bank are backing the relief effort to help 660,000 internal refugees in the wake of the Sri Lankan conflict. Brandix Lanka, the large apparel company, which...

GSK backs disability programmes - news

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the global pharmaceuticals group, is putting 39million Sri Lankan rupees ($340,000, £210,000) into a project to empower disabled people in southern Sri Lanka that...

Singapore hosts social stock exchange - news

Asia’s first social stock exchange is to open in Singapore. The Social Stock Exchange Asia (SSXA) will provide a trading platform and a capital trading mechanism for non-profit and...

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A soft drinks producer has become the first US company to make a juice with certified sustainably grown bananas. Naked Juice has announced the certification by the Rainforest Alliance, the...

It may be uncomfortable, but we must hide nothing - news

Exposing your company to relentless public scrutiny is sometimes painful – but it’s worth it, says Julia King Corporate responsibility proponents have always talked about the...

Drugs sector ‘must help poor’ - news

Investors have told pharmaceuticals companies they need to focus far more on emerging economies and the poor if they are to become more sustainable. A new study produced as the result of a...

New company emerges to fight malnourishment in Bangladesh - news

Improved health and business opportunities among the poor of Bangladesh are the aims of a new joint social business venture established by BASF, the chemicals group, and the Grameen Healthcare...

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Healthcare multinational Baxter has updated its code of conduct to make it more user-friendly with a question and answer section, guides on making ethical decisions and links to further...

Jupiter moves into China - news

Jupiter, the UK fund management consultancy, has set up an investment company to cover China. Jupiter China Sustainable Growth, to be managed by Jupiter’s China fund manager Philip...

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...

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British gaming firms are to be forced to contribute funding for gambling helplines and treatment centres. A statutory levy will be imposed on companies from 1 April with the aim of raising more...

Jeans maker’s health project aims for return on investment - news

Levi Strauss has established a programme in Egypt to improve health education among women in the country’s fast-growing garment industry. The clothing company has joined forces with...

Big spenders set out their ethical purchasing goals - news

Two arms of the British state that together spend more than £50billion ($73bn) a year – the Ministry of Defence and the National Health Service – have begun to adopt...

Mobile firm aims to be catalyst on poverty goals - news

Ericsson has pledged to play a leading role in raising awareness of the millennium development goals (MDGs) in the worldwide telecommunications industry. The Swedish mobile phone company...

Firms agree to look at new HIV/Aids action - news

Seventeen large pharmaceuticals companies are to invest more in producing treatments for HIV/Aids in poor countries. Their decision follows a meeting with the United Nations...

69 Chinese resource firms in Burma - news

EarthRights International claims to have found 69 Chinese multinational corporations involved in at least 90 hydropower, oil, natural gas and mining projects in Burma. It reports that China...

Healthcare company backs Indian dialysis - news

A dialysis clinic has been opened in India by Bridge of Life – DaVita Medical Missions, a non-profit organization set up by DaVita, a US provider of kidney care products and services....

HIV/Aids drugs go to families - news

Anglo American is extending its HIV and Aids drugs programme in South Africa to family members of its 75,000 workers there. Brian Brink, Anglo’s medical senior vice-president in South...

New ranking may be unpopular, but it's here to stay - news

Pharmaceutical companies are not happy, but a number of influential investors have expressed their support for the Access to Medicine Index. EP looks at a controversial new measure of...

League tables cannot make sense of a complex picture - news

By all means compare company behaviour, but we must avoid over-simplified rankings, says Julia King. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the company I work for, recently came top in a new...

Cross-sector coalition will target obesity - news

British companies for whom obesity is a corporate responsibility issue have come together to help the government promote healthier lifestyles. Food and beverage, retail, advertising, fitness...

Satyam sets up Indian healthcare initiative - news

A programme to deliver ‘world-class’ healthcare to remote villages in India has been set up by Satyam Computer Services, a global consulting and information technology company....

pension fund points the way ahead on microfinance - news

A large Dutch pension fund has provided the clearest sign yet of the growing interest in microfinance by starting a €200million ($314m, £158m) global investment programme in the sector. PGGM, an...

social stock exchange could get 2009 launch - news

A ‘social stock exchange’ trading shares in responsible businesses could be set up next year if a feasibility study finds sufficient demand. The study is funded with £252,000 ($496,000) from the...

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Dow Chemical Company and humanitarian healthcare agency International Aid have announced a partnership to provide safer water. Dow will supply 300,000 filters for a lightweight water...

Royal Mail offers health training to staff - news

The UK’s largest postal company is to give its 180,000 employees access to health assessments and lifestyle coaching. In an effort to improve their wellbeing, Royal Mail Group...

Chevron is first ‘corporate champion’ - news

The oil corporation Chevron is to give $30million (£15.4m) over three years to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. Chevron is making the donation through the...

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Pharmaceuticals company Merck aims to raise $50million (£25.5m) with the World Bank to fight river blindness, a leading cause of preventable sight loss in 28 African countries. Merck has...

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Russian extractives company Rusal has announced a social investment programme in Nigeria. It will support education, healthcare, water treatment and electricity projects in the state of Akwa Ibom...

Deutsche Post signs up to child mortality programme - news

Deutsche Post has entered into a global partnership with the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (Unicef) to reduce child mortality. The Berlin-based postal and logistics multinational will offer the...

good governance 'is key to meaningful change' - news

The mining industry needs to extend its corporate responsibility efforts beyond well-trodden areas such as community support and do more to improve governance at national and local levels. That’s...

managing risk across a range of asset classes - news

PGGM, one of the biggest pension funds in Europe, applies both exclusionary and engagement policies to its huge portfolio of equities and other investments in an effort to minimize social and...

Nike goes back into Sialkot - news

Nike, the official supplier of hand-stitched soccer balls to the English Premier Football League, is to buy again from Pakistan. Last year the company withdrew orders from the manufacturer...

Temasek Holdings sets up development fund - news

Temasek Holdings, the Singapore government’s investment arm, has set up a S$500million ($330m, £163m) trust to boost Asian development. Four per cent of the trust’s endowment funds will go...

publisher quits arms fairs - news

Reed Elsevier is to stop hosting arms fairs over ethical concerns about its involvement with the defence industry. The Anglo-Dutch multinational publishing group made the announcement in the...

Unilever begins switch to ‘ethical’ tea sourcing - news

Unilever, the world’s largest buyer of black tea, is to source its entire tea supply using Rainforest Alliance standards, starting with the certification of producers in east Africa. The...

insurers enter the fray - news

Some of the biggest companies in the world’s largest industry sector – insurance – have begun to develop a set of sustainability guidelines. The Principles for Sustainable Insurance will offer...

keeping it simple: exclusion pays off for Old Mutual - news

Old Mutual Asset Managers’ Ethical Fund has outperformed the main index for the last three calendar years, despite having only around 400 UK companies in its investable universe with the...

market at the base of the pyramid put at $5trillion - news

Companies developing products for sale to some of the world’s poorest people are opening up a market worth as much as $5trillion (£2.5tn) a year. The figure appears in the first study to...

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...

Telstra supports disadvantaged children - news

Grants worth Aus$1.8million (£723,000) over three years have been announced by the Telstra Foundation, a children’s aid group set up by the Australian telecoms company Telstra. The money...

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...

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Communications consultancy Munro & Forster, which specializes in healthcare and the public sector, has established a corporate responsibility practice headed by Jayanti Durai, former head of...

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HSBC's Global Education Trust has announced a £1million ($1.9m) partnership with the UK's Department for Education and Skills to provide a year's private tuition for children in care. The...

diamond giant to assist exploited small-scale miners - news

De Beers has announced a $2million (£1.05m) project to improve the lives of Tanzania’s ‘informal’ diamond miners. The multinational, which produces about 40 per cent of the world’s diamonds,...

ABB fights back on Sudan - news

ABB has hit back at investors and critics concerned at the multinational engineering group’s involvement in business operations in Sudan. The Zurich-based company has taken the unusual step of...

Singapore reaches milestone on older workers - news

About 25 Singapore companies have committed themselves to the Advantage! scheme since it was introduced in October 2005 to help 4,000 mature employees to continue working. A paint company...

activists still playing it tough with Wal-Mart - news

Socially responsible investors appear in no mood to ease the pressure on retail giant Wal-Mart, despite its dramatic recent announcement that it will adopt a range of CSR measures. Members...

a shift in business practices does not require a change of heart - news

When the history of corporate social responsibility is written, 2005 may be remembered not for the furore over the abolition of the Operating and Financial Review, but for the entry of two of the...

corporate lobbying set to hit spotlight - news

Behind-the-scenes lobbying activities of UK companies look set to come under intense scrutiny over the next year as pressure groups gear up to take advantage of new freedom of information...

big business 'needs to move into aid agenda' - news

Efforts to reduce world poverty will not succeed until aid agencies and governments bring business into the equation, according to the Shell Foundation. Its director Kurt Hoffman, who has...

Wal-Mart finally ties its flag to the CSR mast - news

Corporate responsibility may have won its highest profile convert so far with a dramatic announcement by the much criticized Wal-Mart group that it will step up its efforts to improve its social...

loud voices skew priorities - news

Concerns have been raised that stakeholder dialogue as practised by large companies often leads to the views of local people being drowned out by the 'loud voice' of international NGOs and other...

health programmes 'are key part of social responsibility' - news

UK companies are to be urged by Business in the Community to introduce more healthy-living programmes for their employees as part of their general corporate responsibility efforts. A new Bitc...

Eurosif targets institutions - news

Transparency guidelines for institutional SRI funds are to be developed by the European Social Investment Forum (Eurosif) in the wake of the successful introduction of its guidelines for retail SRI...

index fever mounts as Brazil joins rising band - news

Brazil is to get its own sustainability index this summer. The benchmark, being set up by Bovespa, the Brazilian stock exchange, is expected to be introduced in July or August as the Brazilian...

Burma companies pinpointed - news

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) has listed 440 multinational companies trading with Burma, including more than 40 new names, in its latest report on business in the...

tsunami prompts best practice advice - news

Advice to corporates on best practice response to disasters is being developed by the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) as a result of the Boxing Day tsunami....

inbrief - news

General Electric has embarked on a five-year, $20million (£11.1m) project to improve healthcare provision and infrastructure in Africa, starting with support for clinics in Ghana. As well as...

Henderson Global turns away from ‘best in class’ - news

One of the world’s leading SRI fund management companies is to place less reliance on the ‘best in class’ investment approach and instead put more money into sustainable companies regardless of...

GSK warning over Aids drug problems - news

GlaxoSmithKline increased its supply of low-cost anti-Aids drugs to developing countries by three-quarters last year, but says it is concerned that many of the tablets are...

inbrief - news

The largest Aids organization in the US has formed a subsidiary to lobby companies to do more to tackle the disease. The Aids Healthcare Foundation says the new...

Gulf companies search for Arab strain of CSR - news

Companies in the Arab world are preparing to embrace CSR – but on their own terms. About half a dozen large businesses have agreed to become founding members...

four firms spearhead initiative on workplace bullying - news

Four major UK companies have become involved in a new initiative on workplace bullying. BAE Systems, BT, Legal and General, and Royal Mail, say the project, which...

Sodexho gives suppliers some food for thought - news

The US division of one of the world’s biggest catering and facilities management companies has sent a code of conduct to suppliers as part of its campaign to become a CSR...

inbrief - news

Putting an end to child labour in the developing world would produce economic benefits of $5100billion (£2700bn), the International Labour Organization...

inbrief - news

Johnson & Johnson , the healthcare products group, has created a website bringing together information on its European corporate social responsibility initiatives.

big firms outdo Asian locals - news

Opinion-formers in Asia think that western pharmaceuticals and healthcare companies are considerably more transparent and more trustworthy than their local counterparts, a...

analysts perform better with social data to hand - news

Analysts with access to data on a company’s social and environmental performance make more confident judgments about its economic prospects than those who...

coffee traders offer assistance - news

The world’s two largest coffee trading groups are to work with the Rainforest Alliance to improve the social and environmental performance of their suppliers. Neumann...

supply chain managers struggle against ‘isolation’ - news

Company managers working on ethical supply chain initiatives too often operate in isolation with little support, money or understanding from other parts of the business,...

UK dominates SRI holdings - news

UK companies dominate the upper echelons of a league table of stocks most commonly held by European socially responsible investment retail funds, according to research by the...

inbrief - news

The 2000 largest companies in the world are to be invited to donate $500,000 (£345,000), each to a planned trust fund that will help meet healthcare needs in developing...

inbrief - news

Storebrand is to survey the level of healthcare provided by multinationals for their employees in the developing world. Sarita Bartlett, head of socially responsible...

advancing sustainable investment strategies - news

Socially responsible investment funds have made it possible to define broader strategies for sustainable development, says Tessa Tennant Investors have a key...

making regeneration part of social responsibility - news

A new report, from a taskforce first announced by Gordon Brown, the chancellor, in February 2000, is likely to prompt businesses of all sizes and sectors to consider a review...

Dutch fund moves toward SRI approach - news

The Dutch pension fund PGGM looks set to adopt socially responsible investment (SRI) principles across its entire portfolio. PGGM, which manages €50billion (£30bn) on...

AIDS ‘an ethical business issue’ - news

AIDS has become a serious business risk as well as a humanitarian tragedy, according to the international security consultants Control Risks Group. In its annual...

Credit Suisse downgraded over Nigeria involvement - news

Credit Suisse Group has said it is ‘astonished’ at a decision by the Dow Jones Sustainability Group Index (DJSGI) to reduce its rating because of concerns about past dealings...

Novo Nordisk to go social - news

Novo Nordisk is looking at ways to expand its supply chain monitoring to include ‘social considerations’. The Denmark-based biotechnology and healthcare company currently uses...

two new SRI funds will target niche markets - news

Two new socially responsible investment (SRI) funds have been launched. Both are aimed at niche markets. The Pavilion Eco Friendly Fund, launched by Pavilion Asset...

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Experian unlocks the power of data to help create a better tomorrow - reports

Using its extensive data and analytical expertise, Experian is helping people get the essentials they need to make their lives better – whether that is paying for healthcare and education,...

Sanofi publishes its first Integrated Report - reports

Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, just released its very first Integrated Report. This evolution in Sanofi’s reporting is designed to provide a holistic view of the company’s...

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2016 - reports

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has published its eighth Corporate Responsibility Report, covering the years 2015 and 2016. It is available online at www.emdgroup.com/cr-report.

GSK publishes Annual Report and Responsible Business Supplement 2016 - reports

By being commercially successful and operating responsibly, we will improve people’s health and benefit society, as well as create value for shareholders.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2016 - reports

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. today released its annual  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for fiscal 2016 , highlighting the company’s ongoing support for people in its...

Novartis releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report - reports

Novartis has published its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report for 2016. This year’s report provides even more context on the company’s CR performance, as well as views...

BD Releases 2015 Sustainability Performance Update Report - reports

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, has published its 2015 Sustainability Performance Update report.

Caesars Entertainment 2016 Citizenship Report: Sustained Progress and Leadership - reports

In 2015 Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) and related entities generated $4.4m of contributed value for every $10m in revenue, according to the company’s seventh annual...

WPP publishes its Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

The latest Sustainability Report from communications group WPP shows the business making progress on sustainability issues with its clients and in its own operations.

HP Releases 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

HP released its 2015 Sustainability Report today illustrating the progress it is making to support its vision of creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Sanofi releases its new Corporate Social Responsibility report - reports

As a leading healthcare company, Sanofi's mission is to protect the health, improve the quality of life, provide hope and respond to the potential healthcare needs of 7 billion people around...

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Publishes 2015 Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Corporate Responsibility is the Heart of Verizon With publication of its 2015 Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility Report, Verizon today demonstrates how the company is leveraging...

GSK Publishes Annual Report and Responsible Business Supplement 2015 - reports

Operating responsibly is fundamental to GSK’s strategic priorities. Our success depends on our ability to research and develop innovative products and make them accessible for more people...

Benchmark against the industry leaders in the North America region - reports

Experts say that 2015 was the year sustainability measures and CSR activities went mainstream in North American companies. Review some of the key achievements, developments and obstacles with...

Novo Nordisk Publishes Integrated 2015 Annual Report - reports

Novo Nordisk has published its integrated 2015 Annual Report detailing the company’s year-end performance. The report highlights the company’s progression towards long-term targets...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Publishes First Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report - reports

Walgreens Boots Alliance has published its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report online to showcase the many ways its Company and businesses are supporting the community,...

Novartis Releases 2015 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report - reports

Novartis has published its 2015 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report. The report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines, with disclosure at...

Merck & Co., Inc. publishes 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, recently issued its 2014 global corporate responsibility report. The report provides an...

Johnson & Johnson publishes 2014 Citizenship & Sustainability Report - reports

The Johnson & Johnson 2014 Citizenship & Sustainability Report is now available and can be found here.

Vodafone publishes annual Group Sustainability Report - reports

Vodafone - one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies - which provides a wide range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications, has published its...

Discover Sanofi's latest CSR tools - reports

As a leading healthcare company, Sanofi's mission is to protect the health, improve the quality of life and provide hope and respond to the potential healthcare needs of 7billion people...

Novartis releases 2014 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report - reports

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has published its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report for 2014.

Global Corporate Citizenship: The Heart of Verizon - reports

  A global leader in broadband and other wireless and wireline communication services, Verizon's 2014 Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility Supplement demonstrate how...

GSK Publishes Responsible Business Supplement 2014 - reports

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

Bayer publishes second integrated Annual Report - reports

Bayer has published its Annual Report 2014. For the second time, since 2013, the Germany-based multinational with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech...

Abbott Publishes Global Citizenship Highlights Update - reports

Abbott is a diversified, global science-based company dedicated to fulfilling the promise of human potential through better health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has continually transformed to...

Merck & Co., Inc. publishes 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck, known as MSD outside of the US and Canada, recently issued its 2013 global corporate responsibility report.

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.

Vodafone publishes in-depth insight into law enforcement disclosure as part of annual Group Sustainability Report - reports

Vodafone has published its first Law Enforcement Disclosure report offering a detailed insight into the legal frameworks, governance principles and operating procedures associated with...

Discover Sanofi's new CSR tools - reports

As a leading healthcare company, Sanofi's mission is to protect health, improve the quality of life, provide hope and respond to the potential healthcare needs of 7bn people around the world.

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report - reports

New York – Citi released its 14th Global Citizenship Report, an annual overview addressing the company’s social, environmental and governance achievements and challenges.

Smiles for the Future Bel Group publishes second CSR report - reports

“Our CSR program is specific to us: firstly, because it addresses the issues that directly affect our growth strategy and, secondly, because it draws on our nature as a global operator in...

The World’s Biggest Challenges Deserve Even Bigger Solutions - reports

Verizon’s 2013 Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility Supplement shows how the company’s mobile and broadband technologies are providing powerful answers to the big challenges of...

GSK Publishes its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products. The company has three primary areas of business: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and...

Philips publishes 2013 sustainability update, beating green sales target two years ahead of schedule - reports

Philips has published data on its 2013 sustainability activities as part of its integrated annual report, covering its financial, social and environmental performance.

Launch of Alliance Boots CSR report 2012/13 - reports

Alliance Boots has published its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2012/13 for the year ended 31 March 2013.

edie Energy Management conference - calendar

Senior energy and sustainability leaders from Land Securities , SmartestEnergy , Thomas Cook and Heathrow Airport will share cutting-edge examples of technology & innovation in...

Merck publishes 2012 Global Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has released its 2012 Global Corporate Responsibility Report. The report, available at www.merckresponsibility.com, focuses on...

UPS releases its annual 2012 Sustainability Report with the theme 'More of What Matters' - reports

Today, UPS released its annual 2012 Sustainability Report with the theme “More of What Matters.” Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased...

Discover the new Sanofi CSR tools - reports

Corporate Social Responsibility at Sanofi places the patient at the heart of the way we conduct business. To better showcase our approach and to lead our image and reputation, the CSR Excellence...

Alliance Boots launches its Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2011/12 - reports

Alliance Boots launches its Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2011/12.

Merck launches 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck launches 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Wellness in the Workplace 2015 - calendar

The ICCSR and Nottingham University Business School is proud to host “Wellness in the Workplace” in partnership with Business in the Community (BitC).  This event, part of...

Vodafone Publishes its 2012/13 Sustainability Report - reports

Vodafone Group Plc has published its Sustainability Report 2012/13 in which they outline their social and economic contribution across their 30 operating countries.

Corporate Social Responsibility Mozambique Conference and Exhibition (CSR MOZ) - calendar

The inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Mozambique Conference and Exhibition (CSR MOZ) will take place from 19 – 20 March 2015 at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference...

GlaxoSmithKline sets out commitments in 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) new  Corporate Responsibility Report  reiterates its commitment to operate responsibly and transparently. 

Verizon's 2012 Annual Report - reports

Shire Pharmaceuticals and Responsibility - reports

Shire is one of the world’s leading specialty biopharmaceutical companies. The unique and often pioneering products we develop help people with life-altering conditions to lead better...

GlaxoSmithKline publishes its 2011 CR Report - reports

GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) new Corporate Responsibility Report reiterates its commitment to operate responsibly, openly and transparently and sets out advances made on this agenda during 2011.

Baxter International releases its 2010 Sustainability Report - reports

Baxter International Inc. released its 2010 Sustainability Report, marking the 12th consecutive year the company has released a report about its social, economic and environmental performance....

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...

Merck launches 2010 corporate responsibility report - reports

This week, the global healthcare leader Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, launched its 2010 global corporate responsibility report - the first report...

Impact Investing 2012 - calendar

Investments for profit, people and the planet With some experts predicting a ten-fold increase in impact  investments to $500 billion by 2014 (1% of all managed assets), this...

GlaxoSmithKline publishes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has published its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report

Impact Investing 2011 - calendar

Investments for profit, people and the planet With some experts predicting a ten-fold increase in impact investments to $500 billion by 2014 (1% of all managed assets), Impact Investing 2011...

Sompo CSR Communication 2010 released - reports

Sompo Japan Insurance has released its Corporate Social Responsibility Communication. The report, which uses the phrase 'Looking One Step Ahead' as a keyword throughout, focuses again on the...

Sanofi-aventis publishes its 2009 CSR Report - reports

Multinational healthcare group sanofi-aventis has published its 2009 corporate social responsibility report

GE releases Annual Citizenship Report - reports

GE today released its sixth annual Citizenship Report, entitled Renewing Responsibilities

STMicroelectronics publishes its 13th CR Report - reports

STMicroelectronics has published its 13th Corporate Responsibility Report, for 2009. The report illustrates how ST creates value for its stakeholders through its culture of Sustainable...

Mondi publishes 2009 Sustainability Report - reports

Mondi, the international paper and packaging company, has released its 2009 sustainability report

7th International Responsible Investment Conference - calendar

Climate change, an ageing and growing population, affordable and accessible healthcare and increasing competition for scarce natural resources - these are just a few of the challenges facing us in...

Heineken: Sustainability Report 2009 published - reports

Heineken, one of the world's great brewers, has published its 11th sustainability report, outlining the company's performance in building a sustainable future.

GlaxoSmithKline Publishes 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report

GE releases Fifth Annual Citizenship Report - reports

Today, GE released its fifth annual Citizenship Report, entitled Resetting Responsibilities.  The 2008 report covers GE’s worldwide operations for the 2008 fiscal year and reviews GE’s...

Johnson & Johnson 2008 Sustainability Report Available - reports

The Johnson & Johnson 2008 Sustainability Report is now available.

Verizon publishes 2008/2009 CR Report - reports

Verizon has published its 2008/2009 corporate responsibility report, Doing the Work.

8th International Sustainability Leadership Symposium - calendar

Demographic Change and Financial Services: a short List of Threats – a long List of Opportunities? Business Leaders, Policy Makers and Researchers in Dialogue Experts expect...

GlaxoSmithKline publishes 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has published its 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report

Vodafone publishes its CR Report for the 2006 financial year - reports

Vodafone's latest Corporate Responsibility Report outlines the progress the mobile communications company has made towards achieving the objectives of its five-year corporate responsibility...

Bringing resources to bear to improve global health - bestpractice

Pfizer believes its business and societal missions are the same: to ensure that all individuals everywhere have access to quality medicines, vaccines and healthcare, and the opportunity to lead...

Barclays partners with Unreasonable Group to support entrepreneurs  - bestpractice

The bank’s joint programme is part of its Shared Growth Ambition strategy to improve lives while providing returns to shareholders. Tom Idle reports…    As...

GSK creates a new business model with innovative marketing and sales practices - bestpractice

The pharmaceutical company ranks first in both trust and customer value, according to a survey of 4,000 US healthcare professionals. Tom Idle reports…    It is...

MSD lends its best employees to NGOs around the world - bestpractice

The Fellowship for Global Health programme matches skills to needs. Miranda Ingram reports…   As a global healthcare leader based in Kenilworth, New Jersey, MSD, known as...

MSD lends its best employees to NGOs around the world - bestpractice

The Fellowship for Global Health programme matches skills to needs. Miranda Ingram reports…   As a global healthcare leader based in Kenilworth, New Jersey, MSD, known as...

Giving back the Aimia way to create real social value - bestpractice

A Data Philanthropy model pairs analytics experts with specific charities to drive greater social impact through new knowledge and insights. Tom Idle reports…   In 2014,...

Giving back the Aimia way to create real social value - bestpractice

A Data Philanthropy model pairs analytics experts with specific charities to drive greater social impact through new knowledge and insights. Tom Idle reports…     In...

Valuing the Workforce to Improve Performance - bestpractice

Fyffes’ CR policies apply best practices that improve business performance — and support employees. Miranda Ingram reports…    It should be a given by now...

Valuing the Workforce to Improve Performance - bestpractice

It should be a given by now but is nevertheless worth repeating: good corporate social responsibility is win-win. It doesn’t just protect stakeholders but profits the company too, not...

Making the right partnership connections - bestpractice

It’s very much a case of chips with everything at ARM, the British semiconductor IP company. It patents and licenses chip technology to manufacturing giants that end up powering everything...

UBS invests in sustainability for financial and societal return - bestpractice

Banking came into its own in the first industrial revolution. Banks were the intermediaries between the people with money and the ideas and opportunities of the community they served. Now,...

Raising the bar for community impact - bestpractice

Founded in 1976 by royal decree and 70% government owned, Riyadh based SABIC is already one of the world’s largest petrochemical manufacturers with over 40,000 employees working in 50...

Royal Philips Electronics Sustainability Annual Report 2006 - reports

Royal Philips Electronics published its Sustainability Annual Report 2006 on 19 February 2007

Making a date for behaviour change - bestpractice

Every year the National Health Service loses a staggering £950m because of missed appointments, or DNAs (did not attends) – no-shows who fail to cancel their appointments. Twelve...

Arthur D. Little: Delivering Sustainable Performance through Integrity and Innovation - reports

Arthur D. Little have published a new study entitled Sustainability Value Formula: Integrity + Innovation = Sustainable Performance'.

tackling superstition - bestpractice

Pawni Devi, a 30-year-old mother from the remote Barmer district of Rajasthan in India, was once convinced that she was cursed. The elders in her village blamed her for various medical calamities...

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...

GE releases fourth annual Citizenship Report - reports

GE today released its fourth annual Citizenship Report, entitled Investing and Delivering in Citizenship .

ready for a crisis - bestpractice

Brew a coffee. Log-on to the internet. Check your emails. Millions of employees go through the same routine every morning. But for Sue Ricketts, the process has an edge. She can never be quite sure...

bearing fruit - bestpractice

Diners at the Bluewater retail park in Dartford, UK, could be forgiven for executing a double take as they eat. Beside the food court sits an unusual vending machine. Instead of dispensing bottled...

Johnson & Johnson produce 5th Sustainability Report - reports

Health care products company Johnson & Johnson has produced its fifth annual Sustainability Report.

raising the bar - bestpractice

If asked to name one of the world’s leading dairy farming nations, few westerners would think of Pakistan. Yet dairy farming in this huge country accounts for almost ten per cent of gross...

Arthur D Little's - reports

A new study from Arthur D. Little, "Sustainable Performance Delivered", provides an insight into the market drivers of sustainable performance.

taking a holistic view - bestpractice

Imagine, for a moment, a company that is the world’s biggest supplier of a product for which demand is steadily growing and upon which its customers depend. Imagine, too, that the company has a...

Philips announces 33 per cent increase in green product sales - reports

Royal Philips Electronics announced today that it achieved a 33 per cent increase in sales of 'green products'.

Pfizer releases its 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Pfizer yesterday released the online version of its 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report, entitled "Strong Actions: Partnering for Positive Change."

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