Business Strategy

A decade of action in Ethical Corporation in 2020

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 14, 2019)

Before finalising our editorial calendar for next year, Ethical Corporation is reaching out to our community for input, and offering opportunities to sponsor content and support our independent journalism

Why human decision-making is the world’s most underused sustainable resource

Lorien Pratt, (Oct 8, 2019)

Dr Lorien Pratt of Quantellia argues that decision intelligence can help safeguard organisations from unintended consequences and provide solutions to the complex problems of a hyper-interconnected planet

'We hope what Wales is doing today on SDGs the rest of the world will do tomorrow'

David Craik, (Oct 2, 2019)

David Craik speaks to Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, about blazing a trail as the first state to enshrine the Sustainable Development Goals in law

The invisible hand of CDP leader Firmenich

Terry Slavin, (Oct 2, 2019)

Terry Slavin interviews Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of the Swiss fragrance and flavours giant, about the company's inclusive capitalism business model, 1.5C science-based targets, and the new One Planet Business for Biodiversity coalition

First do no harm: How to turn the 20s into a transformational decade for business

David Grayson, (Oct 2, 2019)

From paying a living wage to their fair share of tax, David Grayson of the Institute of Business Ethics outlines what Business Roundtable companies need to do to walk their talk

‘We are living in a time of extreme tension across UK society. If companies can help, they should’

David Craik, (Oct 2, 2019)

With divisions over Brexit damaging Britain’s social fabric, David Craik reports on how companies like Lush, SSE and Richer Sounds are trying to pair commercial growth with social progress

‘It is up to boards to make New York Climate Week commitments stick’

Helle Bank Jorgensen, (Oct 2, 2019)

Helle Bank Jorgensen of Competent Boards says social and environmental impact issues are rising to the top of the C-suite agenda

'Shareholder primacy is dead. Now we need to restore trust in the corporation'

Colin Mayer, (Oct 2, 2019)

Professor Colin Mayer of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School explains how greater transparency will be key to making 21st century capitalism fit for purpose

Is 'purpose' fit for purpose in Ethical Corporation

Terry Slavin, (Oct 2, 2019)

In the magazine this month our expert commentators and journalists take a hard look at whether companies can restore trust and respond to demands to act on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals

For ‘purpose’ read ‘procurement’ at consumer giant Mars

Amy Brown, (Oct 2, 2019)

Amy Brown interviews Barry Parkin to find out why having joint responsibility for sustainability and supply chain is critical to achieving the FMCG's #PledgeforPlanet to align with a 1.5C future

What will it take to make ‘purpose’ fit for purpose?

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 30, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon analyses whether the Business Roundtable’s statement ditching shareholder primacy marks a seismic shift or is instead self-serving PR

Urgent need to end coal underlined by alarming reports ahead of Climate Week New York

Oliver Balch, (Sep 22, 2019)

In the second part of his CSR Cheat Sheet roundup of sustainability news, Oliver Balch assesses new research on climate change impacts from PwC, the Global Commission on Adaptation, the World Bank and World Business Council on Sustainable Development

1.5C pledge from 87 global companies fuels hope of bending emissions curve at Climate Week

Oliver Balch, (Sep 22, 2019)

In part one of his CSR Cheat Sheet roundup of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on how the private sector has thrown down the gauntlet to governments to take climate action to the next level at the crucial summit in New York

Tackling the last frontier in climate finance

Jakob Thomae, (Sep 19, 2019)

Jakob Thomae of the 2° Investing Initiative explains how 17 international banks are road-testing a new methodology to address the barriers that have prevented banks from aligning more fully with the Paris Agreement

In it together: How Mondi is working with partners to tackle issues like clean water

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 3, 2019)

By joining the WBCSD forestry sector SDG roadmap and working with NGOs like WWF, the pulp and paper company is trying to help drive transformation at scale. Mark Hillsdon reports

CSR Cheat Sheet part 1: Amazon and Gap power up on clean energy

Oliver Balch, (Aug 28, 2019)

In the first part of his monthly review of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on how power purchase agreements by US companies are driving a boom in wind and solar projects, how falling costs of hydrogen could help speed the energy transition, and the health benefits from renewables

Why companies should take mental health awareness beyond the workplace

Rich Goddard, (Aug 28, 2019)

As growing numbers of companies launch programmes to tackle increasing stress and anxiety among their workers, Rich Goddard explores the role that corporations could play in addressing those issues in society at large

Press release: The City of the Future with the Mayor of West Sacramento

Ed Long, (Aug 22, 2019)

Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, City of West Sacramento, to join #RBSWEST, San Diego, October [9-10]

Changing the narrative: why paying tax should be a badge of pride for companies

Paul Monaghan, (Aug 20, 2019)

With three-quarters of consumers saying they would prefer to buy from a company that pays its fair share of tax, Fair Tax Mark’s Paul Monaghan says doing the right thing makes business sense

The disruptors: How WWF’s Pavan Sukhdev went from career banker to natural capital guru

Oliver Balch, (Aug 14, 2019)

Oliver Balch meets the man who pioneered the concept of including social and environmental costs into economic valuations, and reports on his latest initiatives to help companies minimise the harm they do