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Call to game-changing businesses shaping the future to enter the Responsible Business Awards 2018 - news

Business in the Community is inviting game-changing companies that are embedding responsible business innovation and best practice to enter the Responsible Business Awards 2018.  ...

Company-charity partnerships grow as fears over Brexit wane - news

By Vikas Vij — Companies and non-governmental organisations traditionally play divergent roles in an economy. While the primary goal of companies is to maximize shareholder wealth, NGOs...

New UK Minister hails flourishing cleantech ecosystem - news

By Adam Woodhall — The Rushlight Summer Showcase took place at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Appropriately, the event took us on a journey through the flourishing ecosystem...

Trust in an era of ‘alternative' facts - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — The Global Thinkers Forum is a social purpose organisation that launched in 2012 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. It works for change by...

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Europe conference Europe highlights partnerships - news

By Brian Collett — The importance of strength in numbers in encouraging responsible practice was emphasised by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil at its Europe conference.  ...

Getting good guidance  - news

Interview by Adam Woodhall — Ian Joseph has had an eclectic career. He moved from being a pastor to working with those experiencing homelessness and drug addiction, and then took an...

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

By Tom Idle — Talking about the so-called circular economy and all the potential economic and environmental benefits it might bring is not to speak of a distant future, says the woman...

Should the UK private sector align its strategies with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals? - news

By Rachel Whale, Founder and CEO, Koreo — The Women’s Marches which took place around the world on January 21st were a reminder of the power of international narratives for social...

Investing in sustainable cities to spur economic growth - news

By Vikas Vij — In the next 15 years, more than two-thirds of total investment infrastructure will be made in cities. By 2050, about 66 percent of the global population will live in urban...

“Partnership, Purpose and Productivity”—RSA panel outlines strategies for the changing workplace - news

By Andy Hix—To quote recent Nobel Prize Laureate Bob Dylan, the times they are a-changing, and more rapidly than ever. Technology is developing at break-neck speed and threatening to...

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...

Companies driving progress on UN SDGs - news

by Vikas Vij — The world’s current rate of action may not be enough to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. To reach the goals, the private sector,...

Sustainable packaging regulation for Singapore companies - news

by Vikas Vij —  As urban populations grow and become more densely packed, major cities around the world struggle to manage packaging waste. Reducing packaging waste is a part of a...

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...

KKR portfolio companies get new green solutions platform - news

Interview by Kelly Eisenhardt As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues continue to grow in importance for mainstream investors, KKR’s pioneering environmental initiative...

Forging a positive future for ethnic diversity in business - news

EP Journal by Brian Collett Black women now comprise the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US. A new study from Digitalundivided, a New York-based company whose aim...

Why every business should volunteer - news

EP Journal by Mohammed Sharaf, DP World Businesses are perfectly placed to use their reach to bring about considerable benefits to the communities in which they operate. This is...

Increasing the rate of exchange - news

With 40% of its carbon impact found along the supply chain, GSK has found a novel way to engage and encourage its suppliers to cut energy, water and waste. Tom Idle speaks to the...

Culture clashes can limit partnership success - news

Communications agency Forster’s recent study of the charity sector reveals how corporate partnerships are being limited by cultural challenges and the over-emphasis on the bottom line,...

Future Perfect? - news

At the end of last year, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), a global think tank, published its annual top 10 list of business and human rights issues for 2016. Here we...

BLOG: Post-COP21 business needs to step up - news

Businesses need to look beyond their own boundaries in the post-Paris climate era, blogs Chris Cook, AkzoNobel Planet Possible Programme Director. Global leaders will meet this week at the...

Getting up a thirst for sustainability - news

‘Transformational’ improvements at its distilleries stand the global drinks giant Diageo in good stead in the face of ongoing carbon and water issues. But securing its long-term...

All in good time? - news

Negotiators at the COP21 climate summit in Paris made slow, if steady progress. Bob Siegel reports on what it could achieve At the COP21 talks in Paris, officials from 196 nations convened...

Putting people at the centre of the SDGs - news

Stakeholders from across the spectrum are looking to find better ways to work together to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Phillip Goodwin , ceo of VSO , the...

Refreshing the art of good story telling - news

Sustainability teams must work more closely with marketing if they are to realise the value of corporate social responsibility for their brands, says Michael Dickstein , director of global...

Can corporate volunteering really advance the SDGs? - news

The ratification of the Sustainable Development Goals in September was a pinnacle moment for the engagement of the private sector with the development community, writes Louise Erskine , head...

Korea’s LG Chem generates energy for social projects - news

LG Chem, South Korea’s leading chemical and materials manufacturer, says it will develop new social responsibility activities in co-operation with local governments and social welfare...

Piecing together profitable partnerships - news

As more and more corporates team up with environmental and social campaign groups to help drive improvements in sustainability performance, what impact is the changing landscape of partnerships...

Responsibility agenda driving consortia-based alliances - news

Consortia-based partnerships between companies and NGOs are set to become more common, as organisations look for greater impact and reach, according to a report by C&E Advisory....

Diageo joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development - news

Drinks giant Diageo has become the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Joining nearly 200 forward-thinking companies, some of Diageo’s...

Ensuring a new crop of farmers - news

Continuing to create shared value for those along its supply chain, premium coffee business Nespresso has developed the one thing it knows a particular group of farmers need if they are to...

This green and pleasant land? - news

Smart technology and low emissions cities are emerging across the globe. Elisabeth Jeffries reports on how businesses large and small are defining their roles and driving local government...

Clean Clothes Campaign pushes for further Rana Plaza disclosure - news

Labour rights groups have made official complaints that safety practices and inspections were seriously flawed at Rana Plaza, the Bangladeshi garment factory building that collapsed in 2013...

BLOG: Is tide turning in effort to tackle climate change? - news

Chris Cook, AkzoNobel's Planet Possible programme director, writes about the importance of partnerships in driving down carbon emissions President Barack Obama’s  Clean...

Waste not, want not - news

As head of circular economy at Veolia, Forbes McDougall is at the heart of the UK’s efforts to transition to an economy that puts a greater value on waste. Here, he explains what that...

ICRS puts research on the agenda - news

I’d like to see the day where there is a revolving door between the academic and corporate worlds. Companies can learn a huge amount from academics, and academics can gain insights from...

Two heads better than one - news

As sustainability issues become increasingly complex, companies are realizing that they can’t make the necessary impact acting alone.   In the 2014 Sustainability Report, new...

SGS wins BS 11000 accreditation approval - news

Certification company SGS United Kingdom Ltd has been approved by the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) as a certification body for BS 11000 – the world’s first standard for...

Seeing the beer glass half-full - news

Debbie Read, head of CR at Molson Coors, has worked for the international brewer for seven years. Best known for its brands Coors, Carling, Cobra and Miller, the brewer has changed a lot in the...

Brewing up a ground-breaking partnership - news

UNICEF and The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) has launched a landmark new partnership that will improve the lives of thousands of children and young people living in the tea communities of...

‘Transformational’ volunteering to replace ‘transactional’ in US - news

The days of counting employee volunteer hours as an indicator of valuable community service are on the wane. Corporate volunteer programs in the US and globally are moving in the direction...

BITC launches 3-year action plan to tackle water management - news

Business leaders are calling on business to tackle water issues in the UK. With the backing of the government, Business in the Community (BITC) has brought together water companies, other...

Premier Foods reviews ‘pay and stay’ practice after outcry - news

The UK company Premier Foods, producer of the popular brands Mr Kipling, Oxo and Bisto, has been accused of operating a policy to ditch suppliers that refuse its request for investment. The...

Lima discussions patch together compromise to pave way for Paris - news

Developed countries, which have caused most of the world’s pollution, should help to finance “vulnerable” developing nations to combat climate change, UN members agreed last...

Telecoms giant teams with Unicef to champion online safety - news

Millicom and Unicef have agreed to a three-year alliance to improve respect for children’s rights in the telecommunications sector. The telecoms giant and the international...

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...

Serving up CSR at Whitbread - news

Having been inspired by a former KPMG partner who lectured on corporate responsibility while doing his MBA, Mark Parker, CSR Programme Manager at Whitbread, tells Ethical Performance how he...

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...

Friends with shared benefits - news

NGOs no longer view corporates just as benevolent cash machines, they recognise they can offer a whole lot more than money. Similarly companies are viewing NGOs not simply as some kind of...

Cenex becomes KIC affiliate partner - news

Cenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, has been approved as an Affiliate Partner for the Climate Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC). As its partner,...

NGOs recognise corporates offer more than money, says C&E report - news

Partnerships between companies and NGOs are now more likely to leverage non-financial resources and competencies to achieve mutually agreed goals, finds the latest research by C&E Advisory...

Conversation and collaboration – the key to reducing alcohol-related harm? - news

Roland Pirmez, president, HEINEKEN, Asia Pacific explains why the promotion of responsible drinking is key to the beer giant's sustainable future One of the most common...

Bowman joins Emerging World team - news

Amanda Bowman has joined Emerging World’s team as partnerships and business development director. Prior to joining, she worked as director at the International Business Leaders Forum...

Creating and sustaining value-adding partnerships can mean serious business - news

Manny Amadi explains the secrets to successful, sustainable collaborations   We all collaborate and partner in different ways, whether with colleagues or informally within our...

GRI’s Wallace joins BrownFlynn - news

Mike Wallace, former director of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI’s) North American operations, has joined BrownFlynn as managing director. In his new role in Los Angeles,...

IFAD and Unilever sign first global PPP agreement - news

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and consumer goods giant Unilever have signed a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement aimed at helping to improve the livelihoods...

Rardin takes care of Care2 - news

Care2, the largest online social action community, has promoted Eric Rardin to Vice President of Business Development. Rardin has been a key contributor and leader in Care2’s business...

Give & Gain campaign extends international reach - news

Volunteering initiative Give & Gain Day is extending its international reach with four new partnerships in Honduras, Panama, India and Kenya. Now in its sixth year, the annual Business...

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...

Alcoa builds up sustainability - news

Greener by design… Pillars of Sustainable Education, a new $1.5m cross-sector programme created by Alcoa Foundation and Architecture for Humanity to explore the use of sustainable...

Whistleblower recognised in New Year honours - news

Two women who led the fight against one of the biggest scandals in Britain’s national health service have been recognised in the New Year honours list. Julie Bailey, who set up the...

P&G reports absolute reductions in waste, water, CO2 and energy - news

Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble has reported making significant progress in meeting its sustainability in its 15th sustainability report. Len Sauers, vp of sustainability at...

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...

A very CSR festive favourite… - news

I recently revisited an old DVD festive favourite, A Miracle on 34th Street (the original starring Edmund Gwenn, not the horrendous Nineties remake with Sir Richard Attenborough) and was...

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...

Sainsbury's opens first 'Triple Zero' supermarkets - news

Sainsbury's new supermarket in Leicester is one of two 'Triple Zero' stores the retailer has just opened. It is the high street chain's most environmentally friendly store to...

Morgan Stanley sets up Institute for Sustainable Investing - news

American investment bank Morgan Stanley is to set up an institute for sustainable investing.  The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing claims three main focus areas:...

IATA and GFE to collaborate on carbon footprint programme - news

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Green Freight Europe (GFE) are to collaborate on a carbon footprint programme. IATA, as the trade association for some 240 airlines, is in...

Seeing the sustainability glass half full - news

  Sandra Seru, head of strategy & reporting, sustainability & responsibility at Diageo tells Ethical Performance how the drinks group is tackling the social problem of alcohol...

Supply chain security never goes out of style - news

The term ‘sustainable’ in the fashion world is a little like the word ‘natural’ in the beauty biz. It seems to mean different things to different brands. Different...

Boeing and SAA build biofuel collaboration - news

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. The...

Senior leadership key to sustainable business model - news

Senior leadership is the most critical driver of sustainability within a business, finds a new report. Nearly half of businesses (44%) believe engagement with business leaders will be the most...

Unilever tops Two Tomorrows' sustainability chart - news

Anglo-Dutch fmcg giant Unilever tops the annual sustainability ratings chart from advisory firm Two Tomorrows. Now in its tenth year, the Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2013 (TVR) assesses...

Boeing & South African Airways collaborate for sustainable biofuel - news

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. The...

Partnering with NGOs boosts corporate reputation, finds C&E report - news

Businesses see the enhancing of brand, reputation and credibility as the most important reason for partnering with NGOs, reports the 2013 Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer. This benefit...

P&G builds on partnership with Habitat for Humanity - news

American FMCG titan Procter & Gamble (P&G) is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to fund the construction, repair, and cleaning of homes in 12 countries around the world. The...

Investors see risk of climate change but struggle on gauging green assets - news

Institutional investors may be sophisticated enough to model the effect that accelerating global warming has on their portfolios, but generally struggle to assess which green investments work...

Starring sustainability role... - news

George Clooney has joined Nestlé’s first Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board. The Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB)was established to solicit views and provide...

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...

The art of working in collaborative partnerships - news

Collaboration, either between different divisions of large corporates, or between companies and organisations in related fields, is not just a simple case of pooling expertise. There are lots...

Changing behaviour over children’s rights - news

Companies interact with children on a daily basis, although often this is neither directly nor purposefully. Children are workers in their factories and fields, family members of their...

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...

Budweiser brewer extends environmental goals - news

Stella Artois and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is ramping up its environmental commitment with seven new global goals that aim to reduce water risks and improve its water...

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...

TEEB in Singapore push - news

A coalition of businesses is to push for the promotion and protection of biodiversity and natural resources is to be formed in Singapore. The coalition is part of the international Economics of...

Hunt for value in recession drives NGO partnerships - news

The recession has boosted partnership deals between corporates and NGOs, reports the annual survey from C&E, the UK consultancy specialising in business-society links. The links were...

Arnold leaves Fairtrade for ECCR - news

John Arnold has joined the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) as executive director. John moves to the ECCR from the Fairtrade Foundation, where he led partnerships and...

Comprehensive reporting law adopted by France - news

Companies either headquartered in France and which operate there will be required to comply with a CSR reporting mandate.   Article 225 of the Grenelle II Act is one of the most...

CDP & GCP form alliance - news

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Global Canopy Programme (GCP) have formed an alliance that will see the GCP’s Forest Footprint Disclosure Project (FFD) merge with CDP over the next...

Facebook to observe at GNI - news

Facebook has agreed to be an observer at the Global Network Initiative, an organisation that aims to prevent censorship of the Internet by authoritarian governments. The initiative, an...

Diageo pulls Heartland funding - news

Beverage multinational Diageo has pulled its funding of the climate change-denying Heartland Institute following a controversial ad campaign that compared belief in climate change with mass...

NGOs slam UN for giving into business ‘bluewash’ - news

The UN has been forced to defend itself against an accusation of corporate capture made by civil society bodies worldwide. The UN, which presides over many significant international CSR...

Fairtrade partners with African gold miners - news

The Fairtrade Foundation has begun partnerships with gold miners in Africa for the first time, with the aim of expanding its Fairtrade Gold brand launched last year. The certification scheme,...

Ikea seeks suppliers' compliance with sustainability code by end of year - news

The furniture multinational Ikea will remove suppliers from its supply chain if they depart from its code of conduct as it pushes for full compliance this year. This action, meeting part of...

Banks and funds develop KPIs on human rights - news

A partnership of the world’s largest banks, asset managers and pension funds has been formed to establish new key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess reputational risk surrounding...

Azerbaijan joins UN Global Compact - news

Azerbaijan has become the latest developing country to join the UN Global Compact. Supported by Statoil and made up of representatives from businesses, civil society, business associations and...

Investors to focus on UK stewardship - news

A new coalition of investors will consult on an ambitious plan to improve the quality of stewardship in the UK. Some of the world’s most proactive institutional investors, including Aviva...

Global Compact told to rethink its relation to the private sector and UN objectives - news

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his organisation’s commitment to exploiting the private sector to advance international development, and demanded an expansion of the Global...

War-torn Iraq becomes latest member of the Global Compact family - news

Iraq has become the latest country to launch a local UN Global Compact network, just as US troops are set to leave the country at the end of the month. Last month, representatives of...

EC finally sets ‘agenda for action’ to promote Europe-wide CSR - news

The European Commission has published a new policy on corporate social responsibility, for the first time committing the European Union to a precise definition of CSR and outlining a concrete...

EC sets up programme to advise on SRI - news

The European Commission has hired the services of International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the European Federation of Financial Analyst...

Sustainalytics moves into Korea - news

Sustainalytics will expand into Korea, having formed a strategic partnership with the country’s largest SRI research and consulting company Sustinvest. The European and US consultancy will...

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Nestlé coffee brand Nescafé has joined forces with coffee producers in Columbia to support farmers in the country. The company’s UK operation will provide four million coffee...

ISO & GRI further sustainable cooperation - news

The Independent Standards Organization (ISO) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have agreed to increase co-operation on sustainable development. The world’s largest standards...

Telecoms multinational keeps tabs on the suppliers to its suppliers - news

Telecommunications firm Telefonica has become the latest company to demand ethical supply chain credentials from its own potential suppliers. The Spanish multinational, detailing new...

Growth in corporate-NGO alliances driven by cash and credibility - news

UK corporations intend to increase their investment in NGO partnerships during the next three years, despite the weak economic outlook. And the credibility of such collaborations, from...

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A CSR network has been established in Kosovo. The network, founded with the American Chambers of Commerce, Coca-Cola Hellenic, ProCredit Bank and others, aims to promote corporate responsibility...

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The International Council on Mining and Metals has signed up two new members – Areva, the world’s largest uranium miner, and Norsk Hydro, the first companies to join under a more...

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The French union of watch and jewellery traders, Syndicat Saint Eloi, has become a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council. The professional body is the 12th trade association to join.

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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...

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The Responsible Jewellery Council and Social Accountability International have agreed to work together to align their standards on jewellery. A newly-signed  Memorandum of Understanding...

Investors target 25 firms over human trafficking - news

A coalition of institutional investors has sent a statement to 25 companies asking them to give top priority to the eradication of human trafficking and ‘modern-day slavery’ in their...

CSO role gains ground as Coca-Cola appoints Perez - news

Coca-Cola has become one of a growing group of companies to create a post of chief sustainability officer (CSO) to oversee corporate responsibility matters close to board level. The...

Earthwatch and Rio Tinto – celebrating 20 years - news

Earthwatch film. 14 mins. After a vacuous first few minutes in which the viewer is told how ‘life on earth comes in many forms’, this film gets down to its subject of the...

Apparel sector establishes coalition - news

A worldwide Sustainable Apparel Coalition has been formed by clothing companies, NGOs and other industry stakeholders. The coalition, whose founding members include Adidas, Gap, Levi, Marks...

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Anglo American has signed a partnership with a charity that aims to build economic capacity in African nations by helping local firms manufacture disaster relief materials. Advance Aid, which...

Etihad Airways joins UK body - news

Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways has become a member of the UK-based Business in the Community (Bitc) organization. Anne Tullis, Etihad’s head of CSR and sustainability, said:...

Dow to make nature a business matter - news

Dow Chemical has entered a five-year partnership with a conservation charity to help it to place environmental protection at the heart of its business strategy and reduce its ecological...

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Two UK-based bodies have agreed to work together to help sustainability practitioners. The Schumacher Institute and the Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASP) will run joint events...

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The National Union of Mineworkers has appointed The Co-operative’s asset management arm to oversee its core investments. The UK-based union said the decision was made because of ‘the...

Big goals and a backlash: how 2011 might shape up - news

Aron Cramer, president and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility, outlines the corporate responsibility trends he believes we should look out for this year   Sustainability...

APP supports eco-village - news

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has entered a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to create an ‘eco-tourism’ village in Indonesia. The settlement in Soran near the Mount Merapi...

Siemens hands out $40m to help combat corruption - news

Engineering multinational Siemens has unveiled a raft of anti-corruption programmes that will receive funding under its $100 million (£64m, €76m) 'integrity initiative' to...

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The US-based multinational industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has joined the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development, an alliance of 200 companies working to...

Should CSR have a professional body? - news

The Corporate Responsibility Group is toying with the idea of changing itself into an association for individual CSR practitioners. Is there a need for such a thing? When the CRG...

Levi Strauss, Walmart are best on supply chain - news

A global survey of supply chains in the US apparel industry has named Walmart and Levi Strauss as having the most developed compliance programmes to improve factory working conditions. The...

NHS trusts urged to start appointing CSR directors - news

A far greater number of National Health Service foundation trusts in England should be employing sustainability directors, research has suggested. A report from the Foundation Trust...

Europeans pool resources in new partnership scheme - news

A CSR partnership-broking forum has been launched in Europe to bring together companies, government and civil society. CSR Europe’s Enterprise 2020 project, announced in Brussels last...

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Unilever has joined the core group of members of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, whose corporate participants aim to take more account of human rights issues within their...

Colombia gets broad coalition on human rights - news

Businesses have become involved in a project to promote human rights and humanitarian law in Colombia. Guias Colombia is a coalition of companies, NGOs and the Colombian government that...

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The first meeting of the Australian UN Global Compact Network has been held in Sydney. Australia has 68 Compact participants, including BHP Billiton, Fosters, Plaspak, Westpac and Woolworths.

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...

Luxury brand commits itself to 'eco-friendly' fashion - news

Gucci has become one of the first luxury fashion houses to tackle the sector's perceived environmental shortcomings by starting a worldwide sustainability programme. The decision,...

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Two Tomorrows is to join forces with the ecological consultancy Biocensus to offer new biodiversity support services to businesses. In partnership with Biocensus, the UK-based sustainability...

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Sustainability consultancy Two Tomorrows has announced a partnership with the environmental data company Trucost. Under the deal, Two Tomorrows clients will receive Trucost data on their direct...

Inspirational pro-poor champion Prahalad dies at 69 - news

One of the chief proponents of ‘pro-poor’ capitalism, C.K. Prahalad, died last month aged 69.   Prahalad was an influential voice in corporate responsibility thanks to his...

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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Adrian Hodges has joined GlaxoSmithKline as head of corporate responsibility and community partnerships. Hodges, who spent 12 years at the International Business Leaders’ Forum, replaces...

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Two of the world’s biggest fair trade organizations are to collaborate on improving working conditions and sustainability in the tea industry. The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and the...

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Publishing giant McGraw-Hill has joined the Publishers’ Database for Responsible Environmental Paper Sourcing. The UK body, which provides information for publishers on the pulps and...

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A volunteering project that will allow students to visit companies and learn about their corporate responsibility activities is under way in Dubai. The project, started by Dubai University,...

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Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant company, has joined the International Tourism Partnership. It says it has signed up with the body, an association of companies founded in...

Vietnamese businesses will fight corruption - news

An anti-corruption programme has been established in Vietnam to co-ordinate local businesses, multinationals, business associations and international partners to combat bribery. The...

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Two Tomorrows consultancy has expanded its corporate responsibility training services into South-East Asia. The UK-based company will offer professional courses in Singapore as part of a...

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The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has appointed two new investor representatives to its board. Two of the biggest international hedge fund investors, New Holland Capital and the Future Fund,...

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Three companies have recently joined the International Council on Mining and Metals, a chief executive-led industry group that tackles social and environmental issues in mining. They are:...

Merck sets up non-profit lab for vaccines - news

One of the world's largest pharmaceuticals companies has joined forces with a medical charity to set up a research and development project to manufacture vaccines for the third world....

ArcelorMittal steps in to push Liberian CSR - news

A Corporate Responsibility Forum has been formed in Liberia by the steel multinational ArcelorMittal and the German sustainable development company GTZ. The forum, which hopes to have 75...

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The French pensions reserve fund (FRR) has fired an asset manager from a €100million SRI mandate following poor performance. FRR terminated the deal with Belgium-based Dexia Asset...

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Labour rights NGO Verite has teamed up with the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to oversee the latter’s Fair Food programme. Verite will verify implementation of the...

Indian firms urged to take official CSR advice - news

The Indian government has published corporate responsibility guidelines that it wants companies to adopt as soon as possible. The official advice, contained in a 16-page document produced...

WWF agrees to give CSR advice to global insurer - news

WWF has signed a three-year deal with the UK’s largest commercial insurer, the global company RSA, to advise it on becoming a more sustainable business. The non-governmental...

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The UK Environment Agency is terminating business with European Credit Management, the bond manager of its pension fund, after poor financial performance and its failure to sign up to the UN...

The secret behind Plan A: hard work and branding - news

Mike Barry, head of sustainable business at Marks & Spencer, talks to EP about the successes – and tribulations – associated with the retail chain’s ambitious CSR...

Chinese join cement initiative – at last - news

A global cement industry sustainability initiative has taken a significant step forward by finally managing to bring some Chinese cement companies into its ranks. The three Chinese firms...

UN links contracts to Compact support - news

Businesses that fail to commit to the Global Compact could find themselves frozen out of contracts and partnerships with the United Nations. Revised guidelines on co-operation between the...

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...

SAB Miller launches water initiative - news

Beverages multinational SABMiller and the World Wildlife Fund have launched the Water Futures partnership, an initiative designed to tackle water scarcity in a number of SABMiller’s operating...

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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Insurance multinational Aviva has pledged half of its charitable donations budget to an investment programme to get homeless children ‘off the streets and into education and...

Revealed: favoured NGO partners of CSR heads - news

WWF and Forum for the Future are the partners of choice for British CSR directors when they want corporate responsibility advice from non-governmental organizations, a new analysis has...

Obama calls on business to press ‘reset’ button on CSR - news

Barack Obama has challenged US companies to ‘transform’ their corporate responsibility programmes to make them more effective and wide-ranging. The American president has...

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UK broadcaster Sky has signed a three-year agreement with WWF to preserve trees in the Amazon rainforest. Sky Rainforest Rescue is aimed at protecting three million hectares in Brazil,...

Kimberly-Clark signs up with former tormentors - news

An unusual alliance has been struck-up between the tissue products giant Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace, which will see a turnaround on the company’s policies towards the protection of...

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A new partnership between SEI, a global provider of fiduciary management services, and asset managers F&C will offer an engagement service to UK pension funds. SEI will start the operation,...

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The Ethical Tea Partnership has announced that it will no longer monitor tea estates that have achieved Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or UTZ certification. The partnership hopes co-operation...

Copenhagen 2009: what will it mean for business? - news

With talks December’s UN climate change conference fast approaching, EP explains what the event is all about – and what companies would like to see emerge from it What is...

Obama moves to promote social innovation - news

First signs of what the US presidency of Barack Obama may mean for corporate responsibility have emerged with the creation of two new government offices in his administration. The Office of...

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Pharmacy and consumer goods retailer Boots has left the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), an alliance of companies, NGOs and trade unions that works on improving ethical supply chain management....

Sceptical charity softens its stance - news

Christian Aid, an anti-poverty charity with a track record of scepticism on corporate responsibility, has commissioned CSR research from a European rating agency. The charity, which...

Asian Centre for CSR is launched - news

An Asian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility has been established to encourage ethical practices in the region. The centre is a joint venture between the Asian Institute of Technology and...

Australia gets Compact network - news

An Australian network of the United Nations Global Compact has been established. The network was set up at the tenth National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development in Canberra...

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Two Tomorrows has been appointed to work on new projects in the US and Asia, extending the sustainability consultancy’s global reach. It will help Atlantic LNG, the world’s fifth...

Car giant sets target of zero road deaths by 2020 - news

Volvo has set itself the unusual goal of ensuring that nobody is seriously injured or killed in accidents involving any of its new cars within 11 years. The Swedish multinational thinks the...

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Achilles consultancy has renewed its financial backing for a CSR working group at Oxford University’s Said Business School in the UK. The working group’s output has included regular...

Coalitions need NGO partners to shape up - news

Non-governmental organizations have been urged to alter the way they operate so they can work better in cross-sector partnerships. A new study from the global management consultancy...

Leaders to go abroad for corporate peace of mind - news

Two hundred of IBM’s ‘future leaders’ from nearly 40 countries will participate in projects in emerging markets this year as part of the company’s Corporate Service Corps...

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Gwen Ruta has been appointed to Henderson’s Global Investors’ Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Committee. Ruta is the corporate partnerships vice-president at US charity...

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Two African consultancies have joined forces on the continent to increase their CSR offerings to businesses. The pan-African public relations consultancy africapractice has signed a...

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Two more companies have joined the Eco-Patent Commons, a business effort co-ordinated by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to protect the environment by pledging...

Obama urged to create new CSR office - news

Further signs of the high expectations of a change in attitude to corporate responsibility at the White House have emerged in an open letter to Barack Obama urging the  president to create...

Visser sets up global body - news

CSR International, a networking body for corporate responsibility practitioners, was created last month. The new association, set up as a community interest company in the UK by the...

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UK consultancy Growth International has set up a research project in partnership with the Tomorrow’s Company think tank and the Institute of Chartered Accountants to identify the impact...

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Companies have a social responsibility to pay more attention to workforce skills gaps, the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Corporate Responsibility has said. A new report by the...

Clinton initiative reined in - news

The activities of the Clinton Global Initiative, which supports companies in making new corporate responsibility commitments, have been restricted after last month’s appointment of Hillary...

Ford-backed Indonesia project hits 40 mark - news

More than 40 companies and non-governmental organizations have now joined the Health and Business Roundtable Indonesia, which has the backing of the Ford motor company and was formed with the aim...

Intel backs training in India - news

Intel has gone into partnership with the US State Department Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau (ECA) to provide information technology skills and development training for teachers in...

Dole and Freeport expand scholarship programme - news

The Dole Food Company in the Philippines and PT Freeport Indonesia have formed partnerships with the US Department of State to expand the department’s English Access Microscholarship...

New initiative helps companies provide disaster relief - news

A website has been set up to help non-governmental organizations in Asia obtain corporate help for disaster relief efforts. The Corporate Disaster Resource Network (CDRN was introduced in...

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British corporate responsibility recruitment consultancy Ruston Wheb has joined forces with Hobbs & Towne, a North American business in the same field. The companies have entered a...

2009: a year to keep our collective resolve - news

The next 12 months are not likely to be easy for anyone. EP asked a selection of people in the CSR world for some new year’s resolutions in the troubled times ahead. Anthony Perret,...

Huge deal aims to change face of security industry - news

The world’s second largest private employer has signed an Ethical Employment Partnership with the biggest international grouping of trade unions. The security company G4S, which...

New service helps companies tackle disasters - news

A supply chain management website has made finding corporate sponsorship easier for non-governmental organizations that are working with victims of this year’s Bihar floods in northern...

Nike backs girl power - news

Afghanistan and Nepal will be included next year in the Adolescent Girls Initiative, a Nike-backed project aimed at promoting the economic empowerment of young girls in poor and post-conflict...

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A body has been created in the UK to provide sustainability advice and research to private and public organizations. The Association for Sustainable Change has been established by former...

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...

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An online network of academics dedicated to the advancement of responsible investment has been set up by the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative.

Pepsi steps up Asian water commitment - news

Pepsi’s charitable arm has announced major new grants to provide access to safe water and sanitation for people in rural areas of Bangladesh and India. The grants, totalling $7.6...

China Mobile joins Climate Group - news

China Mobile, the world’s biggest mobile telephone operator, has become the first Chinese state-controlled business to join the Climate Group, the London-based non-profit body that...

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London-based film production company Film38 has formed a unit to create digital video content for companies in the corporate responsibility field. The new business, called entertaining:tv, will...

NHS gets CSR bug as trust creates a health service first - news

The corporate responsibility profession has gained a foothold within one of the world’s largest employers, the UK’s National Health Service. Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust,...

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Ecological cleaning products company Ecover has begun a three-year partnership with international charity WaterAid. The Belgian company will give an undisclosed sum for projects in Ethiopia that...

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PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed global adviser and report writer to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). PwC will compile next year’s company responses to the project and produce...

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...

Novozymes joins Wal-Mart’s bid for progress - news

Wal-Mart has taken the unusual step of inviting another company to give sustainability presentations at its annual supplier conference. The world’s largest retailer recruited the...

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....

Helveta wins ethical timber contract in Indonesia - news

Helveta, the information technology company that developed the CI WorldTM software for tracking timber assets in supply chains, has won the contract to enforce ethical principles in...

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Investment risk consultancy Style Research and the environmental research company Trucost have formed an alliance to guide asset managers in analysing the carbon performance of their equity...

McCain and Obama on corporate responsibility - news

EP examines the policy plans on corporate responsibility that have been revealed by the two US presidential contenders in the early days of their race to the White House Barring the...

Software giant backs One Laptop project - news

Microsoft has agreed to allow its Windows operating system to be used by the non-profit One Laptop Per Child programme (OLPC), which provides cheap portable computers for schools in developing...

New members join cocoa foundation - news

The Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia, whose members include Cadbury Schweppes, Ferrero, Nestlé and Wrigley, has become a member of the World Cocoa Foundation. The group was...

after a slow start, CSR has seen off all challengers - news

When the first issue of Ethical Performance appeared in May 1999, the dotcom bubble had not yet burst, presidents Bill Clinton and Saddam Hussein were in power, UK prime minister Tony Blair was...

water mandate lowers its recruitment horizons - news

A programme that encourages the chief executives of large companies to manage their water resources more effectively is scaling down its push for signatories. The UN Global Compact says it is...

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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...

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Two global consultancies, Aravo Solutions and WSP, have combined to provide a corporate responsibility software and advisory service. WSP, which has 65 offices worldwide, offers mainly...

What can we expect from Howard’s way? - news

EP talks to the new chief executive of Business in the Community about expansion, putting pressure on members – and working more closely with other organizations Expect a significant...

Societal benefits of sport are ‘too often overlooked’ - news

Too many businesses are failing to include sporting activities in their social responsibility programmes, according to the International Business Leaders’ Forum. The not-for-profit...

Avon signs deal to stop violence against women - news

The cosmetics company Avon has created a partnership with the United Nations to address the issue of violence against women. The US-based group, which brands itself globally as ‘the...

Vigeo teams up with Asian partner - news

Vigeo, the leading European CSR ratings agency, is extending its coverage into the Asia Pacific area by forming a partnership with OWW Consulting, a Malaysia-based specialist in responsible...

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Do-it-yourself group B&Q has signed a three-year partnership agreement with WWF’s One Planet Living initiative, which commits the company, among other things, to strive for zero carbon...

The power of unreasonable people - news

John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan . Hardback. 272 pages. Harvard Business School Press. £14 / $27.50 Could social entrepreneurs be the solution to the environmental and...

Salary survey paints picture of a profession - news

EP looks at facts and figures on salary levels that are drawn from the first detailed study of the remuneration of corporate responsibility practitioners Given that there’s now in...

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...

GSK sets up malaria alliance - news

GlaxoSmithKline and the non-profit group Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) are to collaborate on the production of new malaria drugs. Under the deal MMV will provide funding for...

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...

Charity links to business - news

Save the Children has created a managerial role to forge closer links with big business. The director of philanthropy and partnerships post, being filled by Caroline Underwood, will focus...

Trio team up on disasters - news

Three logistics companies are to work alongside the United Nations on emergency responses to large-scale natural disasters. Agility Logistics, TNT and UPS will collaborate with the UN...

Intel leaves laptop project - news

One of the world’s largest information technology companies has withdrawn from an initiative to spread the use of computers in poor countries after only six months involvement in the...

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...

Africa is target of partnership building scheme - news

A project to develop the capacity of African governments to form partnerships with business on sustainable development has been announced by the International Business Leaders' Forum (IBLF). The...

Eurostar links up with FoE - news

Eurostar has become only the second company to be chosen as an official partner of Friends of the Earth. FoE, which is normally reluctant to forge links with business, signed a deal last month...

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...

Bangladesh gets CSR partnership forum - news

Businesses and civil society bodies have formed the Bangladesh Partnership Forum to promote awareness of the value of sustainable development partnerships in creating stability. The...

the Celtic Tiger is now coming of age - news

The first ever ‘corporate responsibility week’ took place in Ireland last month. EP looks at the state of CSR in a country that has seen huge social change over the past 15 years What was...

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...

Corporate social responsibility and the shaping of global public policy - news

Matthew J. Hirschland Hardback. 202 pages. Palgrave Macmillan. £42.50/$69.95 Companies and civil society are increasingly assuming the role of responsible governments to protect the...

FoE disappoints Sky by ending its campaign bid - news

Friends of the Earth has pulled out of a bid to become BSkyB’s charity partner after an internal dispute at the pressure group over whether the partnership would have been acceptable. FoE was one...

senior trio take over at IBLF in wake of founder’s death - news

Three senior managers are to jointly lead the International Business Leaders’ Forum (IBLF) after the death of founder and chief executive Robert Davies. Adrian Hodges, Mike Patterson and Ros...

making foundations part of a CSR strategy - news

The advance of corporate social responsibility is causing some companies to review whether their corporate foundations need to change to reflect new priorities In the public mind, there is...

BSR reads last rites for monitoring approach - news

The most influential corporate responsibility body in the US says the tide has turned against the audit-led approach to ethical supply chain monitoring. BSR argues that the widespread...

BBC switches from CSR to ‘outreach’ - news

The BBC has replaced its in-house CSR Centre with a department called BBC Outreach. The change reflects the corporation’s decision to avoid regular use of the term CSR, which had been...

charity to engage Indian firms on child labour - news

Save the Children Sweden is to hold talks with selected companies in India on management policy and CSR. The move follows publication of a new report by the charity, Corporate social...

Sd3 moves into South Korea - news

A Korean office of Sd3, the London-based sustainability consultancy, has been officially opened at a British embassy event in Seoul. At the ceremony Jason Perks, the Sd3 founding director,...

fundraisers to go on CSR tours - news

Fundraisers in the not-for-profit sector who set up corporate partnerships are to be taken on site visits to two European clothes companies this autumn so they can gain a greater understanding of...

ethical due diligence begins to gain supporters - news

A growing number of companies are turning to ‘ethical due diligence’ before they embark on partnerships, mergers or takeovers of other businesses. An analysis by the Institute of Business...

Coca-Cola signs water partnership - news

Coca-Cola has signed an agreement with the Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) to collaborate on projects to improve community access to water and sanitation in India and Nepal....

ADB urged to adopt sustainable approach - news

A panel of experts has advised the Asian Development Bank to switch its emphasis from supporting economic growth to supporting environmentally sustainable growth. In a new paper, the panel...

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Andy Hughes has joined non-governmental organization Earthwatch Institute as head of corporate partnerships. Hughes, formerly research fellow in corporate sustainability at London University,...

good government is about more than just regulation - news

Politicians have a role to play in CSR that extends far beyond introducing regulation, says Eric Biel In discussions on the role of government in CSR, government is all too often...

Alcan makes new pledges on indigenous peoples - news

Canadian aluminium multinational Alcan has introduced an indigenous peoples policy at its 440 sites worldwide. The document, covering just two pages, states principles rather than specifics,...

CSR software package taps into email to coach staff - news

The UK compliance specialist CODA has developed software for companies managing their corporate responsibility programmes. The CODA-Control Manager gives employees management instructions...

Standard Chartered boosts microfinance - news

Standard Chartered is setting aside $500million (£266m) over five years to provide development organizations and fund managers with credit and technical assistance to support microfinance...

NEC puts main suppliers under ethical microscope - news

The Japanese information technology giant NEC has begun for the first time to formally assess the social and environmental performance of its suppliers. NEC began extending its social and...

IBLF head praises Indonesian progress on CSR - news

Indonesian businesses have been congratulated for their progress in introducing corporate responsibility policies by Robert Davies, chief executive of the International Business Leaders' Forum...

Asian firms look at ethical alcohol selling - news

Alcoholic drinks producers in Asia are meeting to decide how best to self-regulate their advertising and marketing in a responsible fashion. Dr Marcus Grant, president of the International...

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Home improvement retailer Kingfisher and financial services provider Friends Provident have entered into separate formal partnerships with Forum for the Future. The sustainable development...

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Tips for companies on managing partnerships with civil society groups have been posted online by the AccountAbility think-tank. The Partnership Governance and AccountAbility Framework website,...

EC white paper unveils European CSR alliance - news

Plans to create a Europe-wide federation of companies on corporate responsibility have been outlined in the European Commission’s long-awaited second CSR white paper, published at the end of last...

DLA Piper thinks European - news

International law firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has introduced measures to co-ordinate its in-house CSR activities across continental Europe. The global partnership, which has offices in...

Chinese students scrutinise firms’ charitable and community records - news

University students in China who are considering future employers want to know primarily whether companies make donations and play a part in their communities, reports a new survey by AIESEC, the...

time for business to have its say on local priorities - news

Companies must play a bigger role in the economic renewal of deprived areas, says Sir Stuart Hampson It wasn’t so long ago that I viewed LSPs as just one more part of the great public...

business aid sought for disaster response idea - news

Corporate backing of £30million ($52m) is being sought for a United Nations-supported initiative to build economic capacity in Africa by helping African firms manufacture tents, blankets and...

companies get UN goals tool - news

A Dutch organization has come up with a way of measuring the progress companies are making towards the United Nations' eight millennium development goals. The Dutch National Committee for...

Bell decides to outsource its community giving - news

Canada's largest telecoms company, Bell Canada, is subcontracting parts of its community investment programme to other organizations. The company has engaged Ottawa-based Carleton University...

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...

Companies dig deep for disaster relief - news

Large gifts from corporates and foundations have helped the international aid charity Mercy Corps to expand its disaster relief work in Pakistan and Guatemala. For operations in Pakistan,...

Nike helps Bangladeshi girls - news

Girls in Bangladesh will benefit from two of 11 projects recently announced by the Nike Foundation. The foundation will work with the Charities Aid Foundation of America to support the...

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ExxonMobil has committed $1.5million (£857,000) to fight malaria in Africa, where it has large gas exploration and production operations. The cash for vaccines and prevention programmes will be...

Clinton project brings business on board - news

Business is to play a central role in the Clinton Global Initiative, which aims to generate concerted worldwide action in four areas - poverty reduction, conflict resolution, climate change and...

new tack for CSR training - news

CSR practitioners are to be offered a new training programme that concentrates on improving their ability to communicate with and influence people. Ashridge business school's Centre for...

Cisco offers know-how to indigenous groups - news

Cisco, the information technology group, has joined the founding partners of Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships to help the indigenous communities of Cape York, Queensland, Australia. In...

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Telecoms companies have combined with the International Telecommunication Union to increase telephone access in developing countries. Founding partners of Connect the World include Alcatel,...

private firms criticized over logging - news

The private sector’s role in supporting illegal logging in Indonesia is highlighted in a new report on the trade. The failings of private business are associated with a complex mixture of...

US businesses 'need to help on tsunami' - news

The resources of US businesses should be pooled and directed through public-private partnerships to improve their assistance to the devastated areas of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, a...

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International standards governing partnerships between business and non-governmental organizations are urgently needed, says a new study by two consultancies. Collaboration in context, by the...

the EC needs to stop worrying about its critics and get on with the job - news

Five years ago this month, the European Commission announced that corporate social responsibility would become one of the priority areas within its Social Policy Agenda, playing an important part...

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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Tom Fox has joined the UN Development Programme’s Growing Sustainable Business initiative, which fosters private-public partnerships to alleviate poverty. Previously corporate responsibility...

how a little togetherness may help firms fight poverty - news

EP talks to the head of the Shell Foundation about its plans to act as a catalyst for ‘pro-poor’ initiatives on the part of large companies in developing countries Like others in the corporate...

corporate link-ups impress most charities - news

Most UK charities find partnerships with corporates work well and want to increase their involvement, a survey suggests. A poll of non-profit organizations by the think-tank nfpSynergy found...

Ford volunteers in tsunami mission - news

The first task of an employee volunteer group set up by Ford Motor Company will be to help to rebuild homes and other structures in areas devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami. The Ford...

sustainability network is formed - news

A network of companies and non-governmental organizations from across Asia and the Pacific has been formed to promote sustainable development, combat poverty and improve the quality of life. The...

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David Murphy has joined the United Nations System Staff College in Turin, Italy, after seven years at the UK-based New Academy of Business. Murphy began working as senior researcher for the...

World Bank takes up sustainability agenda - news

The World Bank has made an important advance in the evaluation of its operations and lending. In response to pressure from stakeholders, it has become the first multilateral development bank to...

India gets its own CSR body - news

A group has been set up to promote corporate social responsibility on the Indian subcontinent. The initiative originated with discussions between Confederation of Indian Industry and the...

Tomorrow’s History - news

Selected writings of Simon Zadek 1993-2003 Co-edited by Peter Raynard. Greenleaf Publishing 2004. 360 pages. £40 hardback, £19.95 paperback There are very few philosophers working in...

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Tim Mason , director of Tesco, is to spearhead a new Business in the Community initiative on cause-related marketing to increase corporate giving to charities . It will draw on best practice by UK...

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Free online guidance to help companies manage partnerships with public and voluntary bodies more effectively is being offered by two Dutch universities. The service, which identifies likely...

Dutch get CSR centre - news

The Dutch government has established an independent ‘knowledge centre’ on corporate social responsibility to act as a national information point. Known as CSR Netherlands, the centre is being run...

opinions split on effect of end of multi-fibre pact - news

Opinions are divided on whether a shake-up in the rules governing world trade in textiles and clothing will help multinationals to improve their supply chains’ social and environmental performance,...

Griffiths tries to bring NGOs back into the fold - news

The UK’s CSR minister, in his first significant action since taking office last year, is forming a group to advise the government on policy, partly as a response to criticism from non-governmental...

clothing firm finds monitoring is no panacea - news

Clothing company Gap has decided to place less emphasis on ethical monitoring of its supply chain because the approach has had only limited success. Gap says that monitoring of supplier factories...

Inditex takes long look at its impact on society - news

A Spanish multinational has produced one of the longest sustainability reports so far, totalling 172 pages. The report from Inditex, a clothing retail group with 2000 stores worldwide, dwarfs...

‘cynicism’ undermines work in partnerships - news

Partnerships between companies and community organizations are being hampered by a ‘gulf of cynicism and misunderstanding’, a Charities Aid Foundation study carried out by the Smart Company...

opinion formers impressed by partnerships - news

Opinion formers think a company can most effectively demonstrate its commitment to social responsibility by entering into partnerships, a poll suggests. In a survey...

Smart Alliance: How a global corporation and environmental activists transformed a tarnished brand - news

By J. Gary Taylor and Patricia J. Scharlin Yale University Press. 278 pages $30 hardback There have been some brief accounts of partnerships between companies and...

academy draws picture of perfect CSR manager - news

A list of the skills and attributes of the ideal CSR manager has been drawn up by the UK’s new CSR academy, in what it claims is the first set of ‘core...

training and education: the current picture for CSR - news

As the UK government’s CSR Academy begins to take shape, EP looks at the fragmented state of education and training in the corporate responsibility field Pity the corporate...

Cisco adopts global CSR strategy - news

Internet network company Cisco Systems is to establish a global CSR strategy over the next 12 months as part of a dramatic move away from its traditional philanthropic...

UK decides to become global CSR cheerleader - news

The UK government is to deepen its involvement in CSR by acting as an advocate on the international stage. A draft global framework published by CSR minister Stephen...

pulp firm’s plan upsets WWF - news

One of the world’s largest paper companies has fallen out with WWF, the global environmental network, over its new sustainability action plan, which the conservation group...

how a trust fund could end partnership angst - news

The business world should create a mechanism to distribute grants to non-governmental organizations, suggests Roger Cowe Engagement and dialogue are watchwords...

Italy to follow Danish model - news

The Italian government has said it will set up a CSR research and study centre. The centre, which may be part-funded by business, will be based on the model...

move to train ‘brokers’ - news

A pool of qualified people is to be established to help companies set up partnerships on sustainable development with public sector and voluntary organizations. The...

firms ‘no longer cash cows’ - news

Voluntary sector fundraisers have been advised to stop asking companies for money and cause-related marketing tie-ins and instead to enter into long-term partnerships....

warning on opportunistic NGOs - news

Companies have been warned to beware of non-governmental organizations that engage in private stakeholder dialogue and then use the information they have gathered for public...

UN proposes human rights 'norms' for firms - news

The United Nations has put forward guidelines on human rights that will apply to companies operating in more than one country. The guidelines for ‘transnational...

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Jette Steen Knudsen has taken over as the new director of The Copenhagen Centre, the Danish government’s think-tank on partnerships for social responsibility. She moves...

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...

firms invited to find correct pitch - news

A UK charity has turned the tables on the corporate sector by inviting companies to pitch to become one of its partners, rather than the other way round. The National...

academy idea gets backing - news

The prospect of the UK government establishing a corporate social responsibility academy moved a step closer last month when a ministerial working group strongly supported the...

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Companies that embark on ‘Charity of the Year’ partnerships with charities to raise money for good causes have been urged to make sure they give their partners...

big challenge is to convince middle management to act - news

Persuading middle managers that corporate social responsibility is not a waste of their company’s time is one of the biggest challenges facing practitioners, a London...

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,...

warning on partnerships - news

A warning on the dangers of the partnership approach to corporate social responsibility has come from a senior representative of a non-governmental organization active in the...

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Non-governmental organizations are being brought into traditional ‘tripartite’ social partnerships of business, government and trade unions, according to the...

East Africa gets new CSR body - news

An East African corporate social responsibility body has been set up in Kenya. The Nairobi-based Centre for Philanthropy and Social Responsibility, also known as...

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David Whitehouse is the new national development co-ordinator of Groundwork UK, a non-governmental organization that promotes partnerships between the private, public and...

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A new UK consultancy has been formed by Pauline Ryder, founder of Capricorn Consulting. Ryder has set up Partnershipswork, which aims to help businesses ‘form mutually...

standards help investors rate drug firms - news

An ‘industry standard’ for assessing the corporate social responsibility of drugs firms has been drawn up by three global non-governmental organizations. Oxfam, Save...

Bush aide urges firms to take up CSR - news

The Bush administration has made its first significant comments about corporate social responsibility in the wake of the business conduct and accounting scandals in the US...

the changing debate ten years on from Rio - news

Business will play a major role in the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, with partnership and accountability emerging as key themes At the 1992...

development agencies pledge to spread CSR - news

Government development agencies have agreed they need to play a bigger role in promoting corporate social responsibility throughout the world. Conclusions from a...

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A study of the role of partnerships between the public, private and voluntary sectors in corporate social responsibility has been published by Business Partners for...

Dutch announce date for new CSR centre - news

The Dutch government has said it will set up an independent ‘knowledge centre’ on corporate social responsibility by the end of the year. The centre, which will have...

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A global roundtable meeting on finance and sustainability is to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 14-15 March. The two-day event is organized by the United Nations...

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Governments around the world should do more to encourage companies to work with the voluntary sector on social projects, a US think-tank has said. In a ‘statement for...

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The Broker Bank , a web directory of UK organizations that can help businesses and charities form partnerships, has been set up by Business Community Connections, a...

Cambridge begins new course - news

Recruitment has begun for a course designed to help company executives work in partnership with the voluntary and statutory sectors on sustainability. The one-year...

bank gives £10m to young people - news

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to provide the Prince’s Trust with around £10million ($14.5m) in what the young people’s charity has described as ‘one of the biggest ever...

Europe prepares big CSR drive - news

A huge drive to push corporate social responsibility into the mainstream in Europe will be unveiled this month with plans for a European Academy on CSR, ten national...

Danes, Norwegians and British ahead on CSR - news

Denmark, Norway and the UK have been identified as world leaders in the field of corporate citizenship. All three countries ranked highly in an assessment of levels of...

Abbey issues community report - news

Abbey National has published its first corporate citizenship report. The 34-page document includes sections on the social impact of the UK bank’s products and...

Scottish businesses to get new voice on social responsibility - news

A new body that will promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Scotland is to be launched in September. Social Responsibility for Scotland – also known as...

inbrief - news

Proposed new incentives for companies to invest in urban regeneration have been unveiled by the UK government. The plans, contained in a consultation paper from the...

MPS and lords line up to join all-party group - news

Around 35 MPs and peers have expressed an interest in joining an all-party parliamentary group on corporate social responsibility to be launched in the UK after the general...

inbrief - news

Partnerships and social responsibility in the new economy is the focus of a conference to be held by the Copenhagen Centre in Denmark from 27-29 June.

inbrief - news

A book on how to create successful public-private partnerships has been published by the Institute for Public Policy Research think tank. Finding the right partner...

companies get help on regeneration plan - news

Businesses are to be offered advice this month on how they are expected to contribute to the UK government’s latest plans to regenerate deprived neighbourhoods. Free...

lessons from my first year as CSR minister - news

Companies have a key role in regenerating deprived communities. Dr Kim Howells outlines some practical ways in which they can become involved Last March...

partnership research has a European focus - news

A two-year research project has begun into how public-private partnerships can help tackle social exclusion in Europe. The Copenhagen Centre will study six public-private...

two-thirds back company causes - news

Two-thirds of UK consumers claim to have taken part in a cause-related marketing programme run by a company, a new survey has found. A poll of 2000 consumers carried out on...

2005 is designated European year of CSR - news

The European Commission has agreed to hold a European year on corporate social responsibility (CSR). The decision was announced last month at the launch of a business-led...

editorial: Blair puts business at the heart of the debate on sustainability - news

Tony Blair has finally made a speech on the environment. It is only the second major speech by the UK prime minister on the subject – the first was more than four years...

'Don't take on too much' says Slipman - news

Businesses have been warned they need to map out limits on how far they will accept responsibility for social matters – in case they find themselves taking on too much....

inbrief - news

Stakeholding and partnerships are the topics of a series of workshops to be held in London this autumn. Kingston University and the New Academy of Business are jointly...

Jaguar presents debut community report - news

Jaguar has become one of the first car companies to issue a community relations report. The document shows that Jaguar invested 2.3 per cent, or €804,000 (£490,000)...

supply chain consensus a long way off, warns IBE - news

Companies trying to address ethical issues in their supply chains have been warned it may take up to 15 years to reach a consensus on how to carry out efficient monitoring A new...

inbrief - news

Attempts to regenerate the UK's cities and towns do not make enough use of business expertise, a new study has concluded. Researchers from Heriot-Watt University and Glasgow...

editorial: social partnership projects bring benefits to all parties involved - news

The European corporate social responsibility agenda took an important step forward in May, when two large companies announced their involvement in unconnected partnership...

new advice for partners - news

European businesses have been offered a ten-point plan to help them develop ‘social partnerships’ with community organizations and governments. The plan, put forward...

AstraZeneca and Glaxo in social partnerships - news

Two leading companies working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields have announced private-public partnerships intended to improve public health in the third world....

inbrief - news

A short course titled Linking business and civil society for the common good takes place 15-17 June at the Schumacher College in Devon. Organised by the New Academy of...

businesses 'can help to end conflict' - news

Large companies operating in countries where wars are taking place can – and should – make every effort to foster peace, a forthcoming report will claim....

guest column: CSR: the contribution government can make - news

The UK government has a vital role to play in building momentum for corporate social responsibility, particularly by fostering partnerships and helping to produce guidance, says...

European leaders back CSR move - news

European heads of government are to back a major business-led campaign aimed at persuading companies to take corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues more seriously....

inbrief - news

Subscribers to Ethical Performance have the chance to attend one of Europe's leading conferences on corporate social responsibility at no cost. We are offering two free places...

WBCSD shares its experience - news

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has produced a final version of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. The report, which summarises ‘the...

RSA plans new initiatives on ethics in the workplace - news

Three new projects on workplace ethics are to be launched by the RSA Forum for Ethics. The forum plans to look at the role of professional bodies in creating social...

WWF sets out ethics code - news

One of the UK’s most influential NGOs has agreed a new business and industry engagement policy that sets out for the first time which companies it will – and will not...

BiC draws up some fresher principles - news

Business in the Community (BiC) has updated its Principles of Corporate Community Investment. The BiC principles were launched in 1997 but have been reworked in conjunction with...

Cable & Wireless tells suppliers to think green - news

Cable & Wireless has pledged to build environmental criteria into the selection of its suppliers. The UK-listed telecoms giant, which operates in more than 70 countries...

business sets up fresh link to community - news

A new panel of business leaders and top level councillors has been set up to foster links between businesses and local communities. The forum, which has not yet been named,...

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Collins McHugh - directory

Collins McHugh is a solutions focused CR consultancy. We believe that well targeted, business focused Corporate Responsibility still remains one of the most under utilized business tools...

BSD Consulting - directory

BSD Consulting – business.sustainability.development – is, with presence in Brazil, China, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland a leading international...

Centre for Sustainability and Excellence - directory

CSE is a  leading strategic advisory and training organization, offering integrated sustainability consulting services in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia. CSE...

Three Hands Ltd - directory

At Three Hands we believe in creating business value and social value hand in hand.  We work with business to develop their people, partnership and products in ways that benefit society....

Momentum International Partnerships - directory

Coca-Cola in Western Europe sets ambitious new sustainability commitments on drinks, packaging and society - reports

The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners (ticker: CCE) are today launching their first ever joint Sustainability Action Plan for Western Europe, This is Forward,...

Walgreens Boots Alliance aligns its strategies, targets, and policies with UN SDGs - reports

Since the beginning of the year, the world’s businesses and governments have been rallying to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals....

Freeport-McMoRan releases 2016 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report “Driven by Value” - reports

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The company’s mineral resources are the building blocks of infrastructure and critical...

Cargill boosts positive impact for customers and communities - reports

Building on strong earnings in fiscal 2017, Cargill is working to continue growing its business and corporate responsibility impact. The company’s 2017 annual report, launched today,...

Pearson Releases 2016 Sustainability Report Showing Progress Towards 2020 Plan - reports

Pearson, the world’s learning company, today published its  2016 Sustainability Report , which highlights the progress made in implementing its 2020 Sustainability Plan and a...

CA Technologies Releases Latest Sustainability Report - reports

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) announced its commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030, from a 2015 baseline, in its 8th annual Sustainability Report . The report...

Coca-Cola European Partners releases 2016 Stakeholder Progress Report - reports

Coca-Cola European Partners (ticker symbol: CCE) today launched its first Stakeholder Progress Report, outlining key achievements in the company’s sustainability journey in 2016 and...

Foreign Trade Association Becoming Amfori in 2018 to Be the Voice of Global Responsible Trade - reports

The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) announced yesterday, 15 June, during its annual conference that the association will change its corporate name to ‘Amfori’ as of January 2018. The...

In its continuing mission to improve every life, 3M announced today the publication of its 2017 Sustainability Report. - reports

The 2017 Sustainability Report covers what 3M accomplished throughout 2016 in addressing significant global challenges involving raw materials, water, energy and climate, health and safety, as...

New report highlights benefits of De Beers’ partnerships - reports

The 56-page sustainability report, published today, stresses that doing the right thing has long been an imperative for De Beers Group, not least because being a good corporate citizen brings...

Teck Reports 2016 Sustainability Performance - reports

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) ("Teck”), has released its 16th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2016 and progress...

Pfizer Launches 2016 Annual Review Highlighting Commitment to UN SDGs - reports

Today, Pfizer launched its 2016 Annual Review, which provides an in-depth look at all of the ways Pfizer is accelerating patient impact and fulfilling its purpose: to make innovative medicines...

RBS takes first step on journey towards fully integrated reporting: We are building a more sustainable bank - reports

“We are committed to running the bank as a more sustainable and responsible business, serving today’s customers in a way that also helps future generations, generating long term...

VisionFund International, Microfinance Network – Social Performance Report - reports

VisionFund International, World Vision's network of over 30 microfinance institutions across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, presents its 2016 Social Performance Report.

Microsoft Releases 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft cares deeply about achieving that mission and creating a lasting impact...

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...

Kinross Gold Releases Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Kinross Gold Corporation released its  Corporate Responsibility Report , a comprehensive account of the Company’s commitment to sustainable mining and transparency in 2014 and...

Diageo reports good first year progress against 2020 sustainability and responsibility targets - reports

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, this week reported strong progress against its 2020 sustainability and responsibility targets with the publication of the company's 2016 Annual...

Orange publishes its first integrated annual report - reports

Orange has chosen to issue an “Integrated Annual Report” for the first time, which invites shareholders but also any stakeholder to consider the CSR aspect of its strategy. It aims...

FTA Promotes Stronger Links Between International Trade and Sustainable Supply Chains - reports

The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) today published its 2015-2016 Annual Report. This publication outlines the association’s successful activities and collaborative efforts focused on...

CA Technologies Achieves Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goal Four Years Ahead of Schedule - reports

CA Technologies latest   Sustainability Report   marks a continued evolution of corporate social impact, from environmental stewardship to broader societal change. The report...

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.

SABMiller Sustainable Development Report 2016; embedding Prosper into the business - reports

2015 was a momentous year for sustainable development. Now that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement are in place, we are all turning our...

City Development Limited (CDL) Integrated Sustainability Report 2016 ‘Integrating our Strengths, Creating Future Value’ - reports

MAKING BUSINESS SENSE OF ROBUST ESG PERFORMANCE      Into its 12th year of sustainability reporting, City Developments Limited (CDL) has continued to push forward with more...

2015 Citi Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi’s 2015 Global Citizenship Report highlights efforts made in the last year to responsibly provide financial services that enable growth and progress. It provides many examples of how...

Coca-Cola Enterprises releases 11th Annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/ Euronext Paris: CCE) has today launched its 11th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report, providing an opportunity to reflect on CCE’s...

Teck Reports 2015 Sustainability Performance - reports

Teck Resources Limited ("Teck”) has released its 15th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2015 and progress towards its short- and long-term...

Fibria 2015 Report: From the Forest to Consumers - reports

Fibria, a Brazilian forest company and the world´s leading eucalyptus pulp producer, publishes its 2015 Annual Report with the theme “From the forest to consumers” describing...

Partnering with you to do good things Old Mutual publishes Positive Futures Plan - reports

Old Mutual’s purpose is to help its customers thrive by enabling them to achieve their lifetime financial goals, while investing their funds in ways which create a positive future for...

U.S. Dairy Industry Plays a Leading Role to Build a More Resilient, Sustainable Food System - reports

Through a shared commitment, U.S. dairy farmers, importers and businesses work together to provide people with the nutritious dairy products they want, in a way that is improving the social,...

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...

Diageo reports 2015 sustainability and responsibility progress as company looks ahead to new 2020 targets - reports

London, 13th August 2015: Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, this week reported strong progress against its 2015 sustainability and responsibility targets with the...

Citi Releases 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Citi's 2014 Global Citizenship Report highlights efforts to enable economic progress in communities around the world.

Teck releases 2014 Sustainability Report - reports

Teck Resources Limited ("Teck”) today announced the release of its 2014 Sustainability Report – covering its performance and progress towards its sustainability goals.

Coca-Cola Enterprises announces most ambitious sustainability targets yet - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/Euronext Paris: CCE) has launched its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report today, including new stretch targets on social and environmental...

Coca-Cola HBC Publishes Third Integrated Report 'It's Good to Share' on 2014 Performance - reports

Coca-Cola HBC has just published its third integrated annual report. This is the first time it is reporting on all aspects of business, including financial, governance and sustainability...

NEW SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH: Collaboration and Board Engagement Critical to Sustainability Success - reports

90% of Executives See Collaboration as Critical for Sustainability Success; 86% Feel Boards of Directors Must Play a Strong Role in Sustainability Governance

Diageo commits to new ambitious sustainability and responsibility targets for 2020 - reports

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, today announces 20 new sustainability and responsibility targets, to be achieved by 2020, in three core areas – leadership in alcohol in...

Leading corporate responsibility in a global marketplace - reports

Alliance Boots is a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and...

Diageo moves towards integrated reporting in its 2014 Annual Report - reports

Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, announces this week the publication of its 2014 Annual Report , which incorporates for the first time increased disclosure of...

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.

Kingfisher publishes first year results for Net Positive - reports

Net Positive is Kingfisher’s restorative approach to business. It means making a positive contribution to people and the environment, while growing a stronger, more profitable business.

Experian publishes its 2014 CR Report - reports

Global information services company, Experian, publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report alongside its Annual Report and a new publication, ‘About Experian’.

BSR Conference 2016 - calendar

The BSR Conference is one of the most important global gatherings dedicated to sustainable business. This November, a global audience of close to 1,000 senior business executives and...

Barclays publishes its Citizenship Report 2013 - reports

Barclays has published its Citizenship Report and Annual Report. In addition to our regulatory and corporate governance reporting requirements, both provide much information about...

Capturing Sustainable Value - calendar

Capturing Sustainable Value 7-8 July 2016 Share your passion for sustainability at our 5th annual conference on 7-8 July. Meet future collaborators, thought leaders, inventive...

7th Smart Grids & Cleanpower IIOT Conference Expo - calendar

7th Smart Grids & Cleanpower IIOT Cambridge UK 27-28 June 2016 Day 1 Tech Corp Exec Briefing & MasterClass Day & Dinner Evening Day 2 Business Conference & Demo...

Boost your sustainability skills and join this year's GRI Global Conference Master Classes - calendar

The GRI 2016 Global Conference in May will embrace the new era of sustainability with a focus on how non-financial information can help empower better decision making to create a more...

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.

European Sustainable Cities Summit - calendar

We are pleased to announce we are launching a new event:  The European Sustainable Cities Summit. The event will take place on 1st and 2nd June 2016, in collaboration and in parallel...

Business & Climate Summit 2016 - calendar

London, February 16 – The world’s leading business organizations focused on climate action today announced that the 2016  Business & Climate Summit , the annual forum...

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...

UNWTO and China organize First World Conference on Tourism for Development - calendar

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China will organize the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing on 18-21 May...

Extractive Forum and Training - Social and Environmental Performance - calendar

CSR Asia and partners will host the Extractive Forum on 21-22 March 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Forum will focus on social and environmental performance, reflecting on the management of...

BSCI's Annual Report 2012 - reports

Brussels, 4 July 2013. Today, the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) publishes its Annual Report 2012, highlighting the ongoing need for effective collaboration to raise the bar and...

Create successful partnerships with key stakeholders - calendar

Timberland to Share Partnership Strategy   Timberland will be joined by Starwood Hotels and Resorts and William Jackson Food Group on 1st December to share their strategy around...

Collaborate, Activate, Communicate - calendar

On 3 November, Communicate magazine will host an afternoon event that offers learning and networking opportunities. Hear from six past Corporate Engagement Award winners that impressed the...

Merck launches 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck launches 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report.

14th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) - calendar

Join us on September 8-9, 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand for the 14th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR). Theme: Unleashing Social Entrepreneurship : New...

Big Donor Summit - calendar

Reaching, engaging and converting corporate and major donors with sustainable fundraising strategies. This new and exciting fundraising conference is the largest event within...

Creating Shared Value Global Forum 2014 - calendar

How can governments and civil society work with business to accelerate sustainable development? What could these partnerships look like? Join us on Thursday 9 October to discuss the...

Bayer Publishes Sustainable Development Report 2012 - reports

“Innovation & sustainability are the driving force behind our business success.” Dr. Marijn Dekkers, Chairman of the Board of Management, Bayer AG

The Innovative, Win-Win Corporate Charity Partnerships Conference - calendar

Is Your Partnership Win-Win & Is It Demonstrably Delivering Returns & Making An Impact? Innovation Beyond Charity Of The Year! Deliver long-lasting, mutual benefits with...

Sustainable Development Conference 2014 - calendar

Welcome to Sustainable Development Conference 2014: Green technology, Renewable energy and Environmental protection We are proud to invite you to join us at Sustainable Development...

Skanska - reports

Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups, with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects as well as...

Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit - calendar

The only UK conference to present an holistic view of sustainable procurement and the role of the supply chain in more responsible business and government. The Sustainable Purchasing and...

Bel Group publishes its first CSR Report - reports

The first  Bel Group CSR report  demonstrates how Bel is responding to the social and environmental challenges it is facing, through the 5 pillars of its CSR program called...

Anglo American launches it Sustainable Development Report 2012 - reports

Anglo American today launches its Sustainable Development Report 2012,  “Creating Value with the Future in Mind” . The report details Anglo American’s sustainable...

Crest Nicholson's 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

In Crest Nicholson's 50th anniversary year, the Group is continually inspired by new ideas. The Group's 2012 Sustainability Report:  Innovation that Inspires details how the...

In Good Company With FSC - calendar

At FSC we are fed up with CSR conferences without ambitions and shape. We are therefore hosting this year’s most ambitious CSR conference bringing up difficult issues in honest...

Business4Better UK - calendar

Are you ready for a conversation?   More and more businesses are realising the value of partnerships. Working with not-for-profits, social enterprises and charities not only can...

Corporate Social Impact Conference - calendar

In today’s world corporate philanthropy is broadening to include a wide range of stakeholders – effective partnerships can accelerate impact and lead to longer term social change....

Pearson publishes its 2011 corporate responsibility report - reports

Pearson one of the world’s leading learning companies has published its latest corporate responsibility report, Our Impact on Society 2011. The report sets out the commitments made by Pearson...

Bayer drives forward global sustainability commitments - new report published - reports

The Bayer Group has published its 2011 Sustainable Development Report. The Bayer Group is well on the way to implementing its comprehensive Sustainability Program. This is underlined by the...

Abbott release 2011 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Global health care company Abbott today released its 2011 Global Citizenship Report. The report demonstrates how the company applies its business acumen, scientific expertise, resources and...

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.

Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training - calendar

The Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training , is approved by the leading UK Institute of Environmental Management and assessment (IEMA) entails a global perspective on Corporate...

IKEA Group releases 2011 sustainability report - reports

The 2011 IKEA Sustainability Report, released today, outlines the sustainability work carried out on a global level by the IKEA Group during FY 2011*, including key performance indicators to...

Responsible Business Exhibition - 14-15 March 2012 - London, UK - reports

Now in its second year, the Responsible Business Exhibition provides the ideal environment for businesses, charities and social enterprises to interact and network with each other. The...

Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility - calendar

This programme is meant for companies that are willing to develop, innovate and generate added value in their CSR journey. The programme will lay the foundation to understand the concept,...

Global Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training: Designing and implementing effective CSR strategies and reports - reports

Global Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training: Designing and implementing effective CSR strategies and reports Brussels: November, 24-25 2011

CSR Asia Responsible Supply Chains in China: tools and strategies for continuous improvement - reports

Building from our ongoing training on a broad range of CSR topics within Asia, this is a tailor made course to help companies and other organisations better understand and manage their supply...

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...

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...

Environmental Bonds 2012 - Capital markets and the green economy - calendar

Following the success of Environmental Bonds 2011 and 2012 in London Environmental Finance Publications is pleased to be bringing the conference to New York on 23 May.  Attend to review the...

World Sustainable Agriculture Congress 2012 - calendar

World Sustainable Agriculture Congress 2012 serves as the timely international meeting place bringing together businesses from across the entire food and agribusiness value chain to explore...

Deutsche Post DHL publishes CR Report 2010 - reports

Deutsche Post DHL has published its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report 2010. The report will appear online and is supplemented by a 16-page print brochure with highlights from the Group's CR...

Abbott Publishes 2010 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Global health care company Abbott has published its 2010 Global Citizenship Report

Responsible Business Exhibition 2012 - calendar

Now in its second year the Responsible Business Exhibition is a not-for-profit event that provides the ideal environment for businesses, charities and social enterprises to interact and network...

Environmental Bonds 2012 - Capital markets and the green economy - calendar

The 2nd annual Environmental Bonds conference will review the growing interest in this market from both the public and private sector and assess its potential to attract billions of dollars of new...

ESG USA 2011 - calendar

ESG USA 2011 marks the third year that Responsible-Investor.com will bring top-level speakers from asset owners, asset managers and advisors together for targeted, practical debate on pertinent...

Abbott Publishes 2009 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Global health care company Abbott has published its 2009 Global Citizenship Report. The report demonstrates how Abbott is applying its expertise in science, public health, technology and...

Does your company really care? - reports

Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) 2011 - calendar

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is an annual global event dedicated to the effective delivery of humanitarian aid and development solutions. Taking place June 8-9 2011 at the...

Hear from over 50 business leaders at the responsible business conference - reports

The inaugural BITC Responsible Business Convention from 17-18 March, in London, is a two-day, not-for-profit event delivering practical solutions to help you, your team and your business create...

Business for the Environment Conference - calendar

B4E, Business for the Environment, is the world’s leading international conference for dialogue and business-driven action for the environment. Held in partnership with WWF and Global...

Shell Foundation outlines new approach for sustainable development at scale - reports

Shell Foundation has released a report, Enterprise Solutions to Scale, charting its ten-year journey to implement a new enterprise-based model for tackling global development challenges.

Environmental Bonds 2011 - calendar

Green bonds - the next environmental asset class? At this highly-interactive conference an expert panel of speakers will review and explain the latest thinking on how the bond market could help...

BITC Responsible Business Convention - calendar

The inaugural BITC Responsible Business Convention from 17-18 March, in London, is a two-day, not-for-profit event delivering practical solutions to help you, your team and your business create...

BASE 2011 - calendar

BASE 2011 is a one-day conference-led event and exhibition designed to help businesses and the public sector add value, create opportunity and improve their profitability through sustainability –...

Responsible Partnerships Exhibition 2011 - calendar

A new two day not-for-profit event for those involved in furthering their corporate responsibility activities in order to provide a more sustainable and equitable future. The exhibition will...

World Climate Summit - calendar

Following the approval of the Copenhagen Accord at the UNFCCC COP 15, there is now a need to accelerate solutions to mitigate climate change. Fortunately, many of these business, finance and...

Sustainable Agricultural Partnerships Summit - calendar

The food production industry is under significant pressure to adjust to the impacts of climate change, scarcity of natural resources, increasing population and changes of industry regulations. The...

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...

Holcim launches Corporate Sustainable Development Report - reports

Holcim has launched its Corporate Sustainable Development Report 2009

A Climate for Change? NCVO Breakfast Seminar - calendar

Find out from leading figures from business and voluntary organisations how effective business/charity partnerships can address the key issues and develop successful practical approaches to...

Canadian Water Summit - calendar

Water is fast becoming one of the most critical sustainability issues. The Canadian Water Summit is a response to the market need for idea exchange and collaboration between diverse stakeholders at...

Free live webcast of the Nestle Creating Shared Value Forum - reports

A free live webcast of the second annual Creating Shared Value Forum will take place this Thursday 27 May, from 9:45-18:00 (CET).

G4S publishes its second CSR report - reports

G4S - the world's leading secure solutions group - has published its second Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Sustainable Agricultural Partnerships 2010 - calendar

The 4th in the series, the Sustainable Agricultural Partnerships Summit will be hosted in August 2010 in California, the nation’s top agricultural state. Senior executives from across the industry...

Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency - calendar

Rethink.  Rebuild.  Report. If you are interested in helping shape the sustainable development agenda for the next decade, or just interested in understanding what some of the leading...

Imperial Tobacco Publishes its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Review - reports

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Review. The Review reinforces Imperial Tobacco's ongoing commitment to 'Operating Responsibly' to the high standards...

B4E, the Business for Environment Global Summit - calendar

B4E, the Business for Environment Global Summit is the world's leading international conference for dialogue and business-driven action for the environment. The summit addresses the most urgent...

Verité India Supply Chain Symposium - calendar

On November 18, 2009, ASK and Verité will hold our inaugural India Symposium, examining social and environmental responsibility as a key part of sustainability in supply chains....

World Congress on Organic Cotton – From Fashion to Sustainability - calendar

On the occasion of the UN Year of Natural Fibers 2009 the International Congress on Organic Cotton ‘From Fashion to Sustainability’ is organized by Helvetas, in collaboration with the international...

EU Emissions Trading 2009 - calendar

Attend this high-profile conference, produced by Environmental Finance Publications, to hear top emissions trading specialists share their knowledge of how to maximise opportunities in Phase II,...

Call for papers for Seventh Annual ICCSR Symposium - reports

A call for papers is being made for the Seventh Annual ICCSR Symposium at Nottingham University Business School in the UK.

Introduction to Partnering - calendar

Learn how to develop and manage cross-sectoral partnerships that work. Experience 'the partnering game' a specially-created simulation to enable participants to experience the major components of...

Nationwide releases CR report 'More Than Just Words' - reports

The Nationwide Corporate Responsibility Summary Report 'More than Just Words' is now available

Monsanto Releases 2008-09 CR and Sustainability Report - reports

Monsanto Company has released its 2008-2009 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Ashridge Managing Corporate Community Investment programme - calendar

This 3-day course from 30 March to 01 April is the only executive course in Community Investment in Europe. Learn how to develop strategic community programmes that support business objectives....

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.

Integrating corporate responsibility - calendar

The increasing integration of corporate responsibility (CR) into companies is changing the skills and knowledge that effective CR managers require. This programme has been specifically designed to...

Ethical sourcing forum Europe - calendar

This leadership forum will deliver new strategies and practices to address the latest social and environmental challenges facing global supply chain professionals and stakeholders. With its core...

Deutsche Post DHL's Sustainability Report - reports

Deutsche Post DHL, the global mail and logistics services group, has published "Changing Ways", its 2009 Sustainability Report.

The 4th Annual CSR Partnerships Conference - calendar

CSR Partnerships is a fourth time, focused two day conference dealing with all aspects of Biz-NGO, B2B and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships The content of the conference is a result of 6 months...

Sustainable Brands 08 - calendar

Join a vibrant mix of top brand leaders, product designers, sustainability executives and the network of experts who support them at The Sustainable Brands Conference. Meet like-minded executives,...

Integrating Corporate Responsibility - calendar

The increasing integration of corporate responsibility (CR) into companies is changing the skills and knowledge that effective CR managers require. This programme has been specifically designed to...

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 Ethical Sourcing Forum North America - calendar

The Ethical Sourcing Forum North America (ESF) is an action orientated continuous-learning industry initiative, open to those willing to play an active role in the development and successful...

Managing Corporate Community Investment - calendar

This programme examines the key requirements for an effective corporate community investment (CCI) programme and its role within today’s company. In terms of running a programme day-to-day there...

Integrating Corporate Responsibility - calendar

The increasing integration of corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability into companies is changing the skills and knowledge that effective CR managers require. This programme has been...

Lafarge's latest Sustainability Report - reports

Lafarge, the building materials giant, has outlined its progress on social and environmental issues in its latest Sustainability Report.

Ethical Sourcing Forum Europe - calendar

Established annual industry favourite. Now offering even more with choice of mini forum topics and business training to get you thinking outside the box. ‘No problem can withstand...

Energy Efficiency Global Forum & Exposition (EE Global) - calendar

The Alliance will host the inaugural Energy Efficiency Global Forum & Exposition (EE Global) on November 11 – 14, 2007 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. EE Global will serve as the...

Dealing with Disasters Conference 2007 - calendar

Disasters destroy lives and livelihoods but they can also create some positive outcomes: solidarity, virtue, commitment, invention of new ideas, improved communication, resilience, bravery,...

2007 BSR Conference: “Designing a Sustainable Future” - calendar

The BSR Conference is the largest global gathering dedicated to corporate responsibility, providing three days of rich dialogue and debate on matters that are shaping our future. This year’s...

Corporate Accountability, Limited Liability and the Future of Globalisation - calendar

For some time now, the rapid rise of corporate power under the auspices of a neoliberal policy-agenda with global reach has been controversial. The role of corporate power in a fast changing...

New ICMM Publication - ICMM Annual Review Released - reports

A year of 'significant progress' on sustainability matters has been recorded by the International Council on Mining and Metals in its newly published annual review.

B4E - Global Business Summit for the Environment - calendar

The world environment is at a tipping point. After years of debate it is now clear and agreed that mankind, rapid economic growth and industry are the major contributing factors to global warming...

Novo Nordisk publishes integrated Annual Report - reports

Novo Nordisk's Annual Report, which has just been published, confirms the Danish pharmaceutical company's position as a global leader in voluntary corporate reporting.

Overcoming the obstacles in CSR partnerships - reports

A new tool for assessing and managing partnerships between companies, non-governmental organizations and governmental bodies is now available online.

Leveraging your corporate-community partnerships - calendar

This program explores what it means to be part of a cross-sector partnership. The program looks at different partnership models, identifying appropriate partners, and developing a shared...

Integrating Corporate Responsibility - calendar

The increasing integration of corporate responsibility (CR) into companies is changing the skills and knowledge that effective CR managers require. This programme has been specifically designed...

Managing Corporate Community Investment - calendar

This programme examines the key requirements for an effective corporate community investment (CCI) programme and its role within today’s company. In terms of running a programme day-to-day there...

'And they all lived happily ever after...' Exploring the myths and stereotypes of corporate and voluntary sector partnerships - calendar

Do we truly understand each other, or do the stereotypes we harbour about each sector create barriers? Do sector myths, such as ‘companies are only interested in profits’ or ‘charities are...

The Singapore Sustainability Academy launches as training and networking hub - bestpractice

Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA), a major training and networking hub dedicated to achieving a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future, opened in June.   ...

Microsoft publishes 2005 Citizenship Report - reports

Microsoft's mission - 'to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realise their full potential' - is a key focus of the company's 2005 Citizenship Report, published this month.

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...

The Shell Foundation Enterprise Solutions to Poverty Report - reports

'Required reading in Downing Street' was how The Times described Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, a new report published by the Shell Foundation.

Kellogg partners for progress  - bestpractice

Kellogg works with local charities and NGO’s to run breakfast programmes for children in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Denmark and Sweden. Tom Idle reports.  ...

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...

Visa supports financial education for youth - bestpractice

The global payments business partners with Junior Achievement Europe to create innovative e-commerce and personal finance programmes. Tom Idle reports…   The digitisation...

Advance Aid: a new initiative - reports

Corporate support is being sought for a new initiative to revolutionize the way in which emergency relief supplies are delivered worldwide.

Managing corporate community investment - calendar

This programme examines the key requirements for an effective corporate community investment (CCI) programme and its role within today’s company. In terms of running a programme day-to-day there...

Integrating corporate responsibility - calendar

The increasing integration of corporate responsibility (CR) into companies is changing the skills and knowledge that effective CR managers require. This programme has been specifically designed...

Public-private partnerships for sustainable development - calendar

When the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) holds its 15th session in New York in 2007, five years will have passed since the UN committed itself to promoting...

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...

Reaping the rewards of supporting dairy farmers - bestpractice

T here’s a Polish proverb that goes: “If the farmer is poor, then so is the whole country”. It’s a problem that Tetra Pak is highly aware of – it recognizes the...

Matching CSR programmes with business goals - bestpractice

Headquartered in the U.S., Booz Allen Hamilton provides strategy and technology consulting services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits employing more than...

Working in partnership to make a real difference - bestpractice

When broadcast giant Sky teamed up with WWF back in 2009 it was one of the biggest corporate conservation partnerships going – and also one of the first. It all centred on tackling one of...

Taking a singular approach to CSR - bestpractice

Breakfasts for Better Days (BfBD) Kellogg’s hunger relief programme, started in 2013 with the clear intention of creating a single global focus for all of Kellogg’s CSR activities....

How to communicate your corporate values to consumers - calendar

The event unites corporate marketing and communication experts with leaders in corporate responsibility. Key areas of discussion will be; communication, brand values, socially aware consumers,...

Building a case for better child protection - bestpractice

Bangladesh has a child population of 65m and more than a million are homeless. Very young street children can be placed in jails without protection or representation. Children can encounter...

Ford Motor Company publishes its eighth sustainability report - reports

For a more sustainable future, Ford Motor Company's eighth sustainability report, is now available

A far from standard approach... - bestpractice

During one of those corporate ‘deep, long look at the business’ moments, investment savings business Standard Life realised that it didn’t have that many young people among its...

The BBC's Corporate Responsibility & Partnership Review - reports

The BBC's latest online Corporate Responsibility & Partnerships Review has adopted what the corporation hopes is a new, more engaging approach to CR reporting.

Making a splash in water stewardship - bestpractice

It’s a good ten years since Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe joined those who believe that, if nothing is done, we are likely to run out of water before we run out of oil....

Getting streetwise about corporate responsibility - bestpractice

In Fahrenehit 451 author Ray Bradbury says the difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching: “The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been...

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...

Helping deliver multi-stakeholder social value - bestpractice

Whether you are a major financial institution or a well loved family food business, societal issues at a local, national and global level have an impact on your business. Societal, economic and...

Helping deliver multi-stakeholder social value - bestpractice

Whether you are a major financial institution or a well loved family food business, societal issues at a local, national and global level have an impact on your business. Societal, economic and...

Helping deliver multi-stakeholder social value - bestpractice

Whether you are a major financial institution or a well loved family food business, societal issues at a local, national and global level have an impact on your business. Societal, economic and...

Getting up a thirst for evolving partnerships - bestpractice

Like all water companies operating throughout the UK, Yorkshire Water knows the value of water. They supply around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water every day to the Yorkshire region, and...

Getting up a thirst for evolving partnerships - bestpractice

Like all water companies operating throughout the UK, Yorkshire Water knows the value of water. They supply around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water every day to the Yorkshire region, and...

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...

Powering up the Pod - bestpractice

Launched in 2008, the idea behind the Pod, EDF Energy’s award winning sustainable schools initiative, was that it was to help young people understand energy and the wider issues associated...

Ethical Sourcing Forum: driving social and environmental Impact - calendar

The Ethical Sourcing Forum 2006 is a multistakeholder, accelerated learning and benchmarking platform dedicated to exploring new methods for driving social and environmental impact in global...

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...

advancing sustainability - bestpractice

At Chagres, a settlement near the town of Llay Llay, 100km (63 miles) north of Santiago in Chile, huge machines feed more than half a million tonnes of concentrate into a smelter that turns out...

business ethics in paradise - bestpractice

In a comfortable, well-ventilated room in England’s east Midlands, two groups of students sit opposite each other. ‘I’m not having the media saying this bank invests in exploitation and drug use,’...

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...

Corporate Community Partnerships: What Makes Them Work, Why They Fail - calendar

Hosted by The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College. Identify and create partnerships that support the company’s business goals while meeting important community needs and...

USA business-NGO partnerships conference - calendar

This conference, held in New York City will focus on the nuts and bolts of partnering and how to effectively communicate and market your partnership. With many now demanding more accountability...

registering approval - bestpractice

A new strain of tuberculosis is set to break out across the world, and a multinational pharmaceutical company is desperate to get its drugs to market first. So it shortcuts its trials and hides...

UK Business-NGO Partnerships Conference - calendar

A follow-up conference to 2005's sell out event, this conference, back now for its second year in London, looks at how business/NGO partnerships are evolving in 2006, and offers superb networking...

Peter Drucker's breakthrough corporate strategies programme - calendar

This course is based on material exclusively prepared by today's most influential and prescient business thinker Dr. Peter F. Drucker, who is The Harvard Business Review's most published...

strength through unity - bestpractice

Diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries – such as malaria and tuberculosis – place pharmaceutical companies in a dilemma. To do nothing is to leave millions of people to die...

building a better future - bestpractice

Ciudad Bolivar is a socially deprived area of Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, and one of the most densely populated places in the world. Most of the 160,000 houses there have been poorly built by the...

Post-graduate Certificate in Cross-sector Partnership from the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry - calendar

A Masters level qualification, this course leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate from the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry. The programme provides professionals of...

playing together - bestpractice

A partnership between a community college, a leisure business and a Premiership football club has enabled all those involved to benefit from improved sporting and educational facilities...

Chiquita - Partnerships and Co-operation - videos

Through our ‘Nature & Community’ projects we aim to preserve plant and animal species and promote local environmental awareness.

BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP - bestpractice

Rio Tinto has partnered with 14 non-governmental organizations to help realize its policy objective of putting the group’s global operations on...

LEARNING ON THE JOB - bestpractice

A partnership between four companies, the voluntary sector and one of Europe’s leading business schools is helping to tackle social exclusion while training young...

FORMING CROSS-SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS - bestpractice

Increasingly, companies, non-governmental organizations and governmental bodies are forming partnerships to tackle pressing global problems. A new course has been set up...

BUILDING A LASTING RELATIONSHIP - bestpractice

Powergen has developed a free educational resource for use in UK primary schools. The Changing Climates programme encourages teachers to introduce core...

WORKING WITH CREDIT UNIONS - bestpractice

Barclays Bank is helping credit unions in the UK to improve their growth prospects in advance of regulation that will make it easier for the financially...

Land Rover - Sustainability - Making a Difference - videos

We all need to do our bit for the planet. So using recycled photography, this video explains how Land Rover are doing theirs: from conservation to humanitarian partnerships as well as one of...

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - bestpractice

Diageo's work with the Tomorrow’s People charity to help unemployed people find jobs – and to support them once they have found one – is a...

Best Practice Marketing - pages

The next issue of Best Practice is due Autumn 2015. We'll be looking at the most innovative and exciting CSR & sustainability programmes of 2015 with comments from the...

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