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Pat Harned guides ethics in business - news

By Adam Woodhall — Pat Harned leads the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), regularly engaging with leaders of global corporations and the US Department of Justice as well as...

Business chooses long term planning for sustainability - news

By Adam Woodhall — Creating a truly sustainable organisation isn’t something that can realistically be achieved in the average tenure of a FTSE CEO, which is currently 4.6 years....

Authentic is the new black: Ex-CFO on finding yourself as the key to success and happiness - news

By Andy Hix — As Oscar Wilde once said, you might as well be yourself, because everyone else is taken.    But in the corporate world, that’s notoriously difficult....

Join the sustainable business debate of the year - news

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

New report outlines how to identify weak corporate culture - news

Good governance is critical, but there should be a broader definition of what it means. Governance is not just a matter for boards of directors, but should be integrated into all areas of a...

Reporting in Europe breaks new ground - news

This year the first directive mandating non-financial corporate disclosures is due to take effect across the EU which breaks new ground in corporate reporting requirements. Elisabeth Jeffries...

Changes urged in Japan’s male-centered work culture - news

A government advisory panel on gender equality called on the nation to change the male-oriented work culture based on the outdated family model in which men work long hours while women take care...

Taking a long, hard look at leadership - news

With the recent wrongdoings of the CEO of VW and numerous other tales of executive bad behaviour splashed across our screens and our broadsheets, it’s pretty clear that a business’s...

Not such a simple case of follow my leader... - news

The Chinese saying that a fish rots from the head down has long been bandied about in business circles to reinforce the importance of strong leadership. Now new research from the Rotterdam...

IBE issues guidance on new role for internal audit - news

A new Board Briefing, published by the Institute of Business Ethics, sets out the role of internal audit in advising boards on whether a company is living up to its ethical values. The...

New diversity toolkit to inspire effective business strategies - news

A new diversity toolkit featuring a series of podcasts with chairmen, ceos and directors sharing their perspectives on changing corporate culture, aims to provide businesses of all sizes with...

Not so many rivers to cross - news

There is a saying in Russia that ‘good people do not suffer any losses when they are helping others’, writes Vera Kurochkina , UC RUSAL’s director of corporate communications....

World’s biggest shipbuilders make ethical management pledge - news

Korea’s big three shipbuilders - Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, and Samsung Heavy Industries - say they are committed to making a fresh start with...

Lenzi wins ERC Carol R Marshall Award - news

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

US proxy set to stay central to corporate engagement – despite better dialogue - news

Shareholder dialogue with US corporations is improving but Timothy Smith, of Boston-based Walden Asset Management, tells Robert Kropp that filing resolutions will remain a crucial element of...

The search for value among the numbers - news

We will continue to consume and trade as the climate changes. But in a world where production and supply chains come under increasing strain, how far down the path is it right to exploit...

Time to focus on the ‘health’ of global supply chains - news

Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is an integral part of sustainability, fitting well into the social dimension of the triple bottom line. It features in all the key global reporting...

Reasons to be hopeful about the state we’re in - news

Welcome to this September issue of Ethical Performance . I’m welcoming you to this, my first edition as editor, having succeeded Peter Mason in this role last month. I’m new to CSR...

inbrief - news

UK sustainability consultancy Corporate Culture has appointed Amanda Long as its new chief executive. Long, who joins from Anglian Water, has been tasked with raising the firm’s profile...

India’s 2% quota is not the way to spread ethics - news

Aman Singh argues that regulation to require set spending on CSR is likely to achieve very little Can the intangibilities of corporate social responsibility be quantified and regulated?...

Daimler pledges to change ways after bribery payout - news

The German car manufacturer Daimler will pay $185million to settle a bribery case after pleading guilty to corruption in a US court. Daimler had been charged by the US justice department with...

Kraft tries to curb fears over Cadbury’s future - news

US food giant Kraft has pledged to maintain social responsibility programmes at the UK confectionery business Cadbury, which it will be buying for £11.9billion ($19.2bn, €13.7bn)....

Don’t ignore the power of the board outsiders - news

Non-executive directors can play a crucial role in setting the ethical agenda, argues Danielle Cohen Company training can instil good behaviour in employees, but if corporate culture...

Fair treatment regime ‘not properly policed’ - news

The UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) has been attacked for failing to properly audit the behaviour of banks towards their customers. Since 2006 the FSA has been responsible for...

inbrief - news

Shannon Houde has joined the communications consultancy Corporate Culture as corporate responsibility director. She formerly worked at Deloitte as senior manager for corporate responsibility and...

Can you be sure you won’t go the way of the banks? - news

The ethical recklessness of the financial sector has lessons for all people in business, says Danielle Cohen The recent revelations of former HBOS head of regulatory risk Paul Moore that...

institutional investors offered rating service - news

A corporate responsibility rating service focusing on business risks has been created by Pirc. The GovernancePlus Rating Service extends the UK-based governance adviser’s existing analysis to...

Japanese firms take different tack on CSR - news

Japanese companies are doing relatively well on addressing employee and environmental issues but are struggling with human rights and ethical supply chain management. A survey of 107 Japanese...

Asian CSR 'will go mainstream soon' - news

Social innovation will bring CSR into mainstream corporate culture in Asia this year, Jude Mannion, chief executive of Robin Hood Asia, has predicted. Businesses are finally appreciating...

US companies ‘fail to tell it like it is’ - news

One of the biggest barriers to the spread of corporate social responsibility in the US is the lack of openness among companies about the problems they face, a leading socially responsible...

inbrief - news

An online collection of examples of companies’ CSR practices is being compiled by the International Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs, a four-year-old German body that promotes CSR. The...

halt of Saudi bribery probe does capitalism an ill turn - news

When the public gets to hear of a brown envelope having been handed over, it is usually the recipient of the bribe who attracts the most opprobrium, as the beneficiary from ill-gotten gains. But...

the ICCA handbook on corporate social responsibility - news

Manfred Pohl, Judith Hennigfeld, Nick Tolhurst (eds). Wiley. 456 pages. Hardback. £45 The immediate appeal of this book is that it includes some high profile contributors. Most people...

Malaysian prime minister speaks out on CSR - news

Public listed companies in Malaysia have made significant progress in corporate governance compliance, said Abdullah Badawi, the premier and finance minister, when he put forward his tentative...

sleeping continent needs kick-start to get CSR going - news

Inactivity is the norm in South America when it comes to corporate responsibility, says Oliver Balch When you talk about corporate social responsibility in Europe, people think you're...

PruPIM puts CSR ball in senior executives’ court - news

One of the UK’s largest property investment management companies has asked senior executives to lead progress on eight different aspects of corporate responsibility. Prudential Property...

Motorola scoops CSR awards - news

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

inbrief - news

An Opinion Leader Research poll commissioned by the Corporate Culture consultancy has found that 70 of 100 UK opinion leaders questioned believed the primary purpose of business should be to create...

CEOs see value of good behaviour - news

Nearly all chief executives in Asia were found in a survey to believe that effective governance, risk management and compliance enhance the value of their companies and give a competitive...

look closer to home for a guiding hand on CSR - news

Employees are your most important stakeholders, so why not base your responsibility strategies around their own values, says John Drummond Sometimes you have to go round the world to get an...

Singapore alliance sows seeds - news

Representatives of unions, government and business have come together to promote corporate social responsibility in Singapore. In a new alliance, the National...

inbrief - news

Nicky Amos , former head of corporate responsibility at The Body Shop International, has joined the UK-based CSR communications consultancy Corporate Culture as a project...

why Timms believes the best is still to come - news

The world’s only corporate social responsibility minister tells EP how two new government measures will have a ‘significant’ impact on the spread of CSR Stephen Timms may have...

corporate social responsibility needs to begin in the boardroom - news

CSR, we’re often told, is a useful business tool for managing reputational risks. It can encourage stakeholder engagement, allow companies to keep a finger on the...

the legal context of corporate responsibility - news

Social responsibility is often thought of as something companies can choose to practise if they wish. Even voluntary actions, however, have a legal context. In the UK companies can...

inbrief - news

A CSR ‘starter pack’ for senior executives has been produced by the Corporate Culture consultancy.

flak for Alexander over CSR ‘inaction’ - news

UK corporate social responsibility minister Douglas Alexander has come under attack for an alleged ‘lack of vision’ in the post. The criticism, from the London-based New...

Allianz sets up CSR group - news

One of the world’s biggest financial services companies has formed a sustainability strategy group. The German banking and insurance firm Allianz has formed the group...

BSkyB begins upgrade of community projects - news

BSkyB has refined its social responsibility strategy to align its support for community initiatives more closely with the company’s core business objectives....

Heineken to gather ethics into one policy - news

Heineken is to pull together its internal ethical policies into one document that will be made available to the public. The Netherlands-based brewer has asked its ethics...

inbrief - news

A social and environmental reporting service has been jointly launched by the UK-based consultancy Corporate Culture and the design agency Loines Furnival. The Social...

consistency is the key to a strong corporate culture - news

When the aircraft manufacturer Boeing sent female sales engineers to make presentations in the Middle East, it found itself with a challenge: local customs deemed it...

inbrief - news

John Drummond, former group director of communications at United Utilities, is to take on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) brief at Corporate Culture, a...

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AEP Releases 2017 Corporate Accountability Report - reports

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 2017 Corporate Accountability Report today, the 11th annual assessment of AEP’s stewardship as a public company and a community partner.

Work Better – Aim High – Build the Future - reports

Hydro-Québec, a world leader in hydropower generation, publishes its Sustainability Report 2016

Tetra Pak Sustainability Update 2016 - reports

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

AEP Releases 2016 Corporate Accountability Report - reports

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has released its 2016 Corporate Accountability Report, an overview of the company’s strategy, governance and financial performance.

Making Sustainability the Everyday Standard at UBS - reports

" UBS and Society is an integral part of our responsibilities towards all stakeholders. Across all client segments we see a growing interest in sustainable investing. I firmly believe our...

NEC releases annual CSR report - reports

NEC Corporation has published its annual report on corporate social responsibility (CSR) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 on its NEC CSR website. NEC has issued the report to promote...

Benefiting clients and communities - UBS makes progress on integrating societal and financial performance - reports

For the 14th year in succession UBS has incorporated information on its corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy and performance in its Annual Report. Key information is also...

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...

The 2nd International CSR Communication Conference - calendar

The second international CSR Communication Conference discusses concepts, theories and methodological approaches to CSR communication together with the following topics: Internal aspects...

Ethics and Employee Engagement - calendar

Do you want to know how to improve employee engagement in your organisation so that your ethical culture is strengthened? Do you want to understand how the way in which day-to-day jobs are designed...

Developing a culture of socially responsible leadership - calendar

CSR issues are now firmly established in the business mainstream. There is an emerging emphasis on the people skills and organisational culture that are needed for companies to live their espoused...

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...

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