Communications & Reporting

Investment in girls attracts serious money

Elena K Johansson, (Jun 20, 2018)

Elena K Johansson reports on the rise of gender lens investment amid evidence that gender-balanced companies out-perform

Investors turn up the pressure on Google over gender and diversity

Diana Rojas, (Jun 20, 2018)

At this month's AGM Alphabet employees said lack of diversity at the tech giant leaves them feeling unsafe while ESG investors called for executive pay linked to progress on inclusion metrics. Diana Rojas reports on an issue that is not going to go away for the entire tech sector

Comment: 'The SDGs are too important to be left to marketing departments'

Matthew Yeomans, (Jun 11, 2018)

Sustainly founder Matthew Yeomans argues that the Global Goals offer a golden opportunity to rebuild trust with customers, society and governments – but integrating them into corporate reporting is key

‘There is no Plan B’: Lise Kingo to urge greater action on SDGs at RBS Europe

Terry Slavin, (Jun 7, 2018)

In an interview ahead of this week's conference, the UN Global Compact chief tells Terry Slavin that 2030 may seem a long time off, but there is not a moment to waste to tackle the greatest transformation challenge the world has ever faced

Ethics in a digital age new briefing in revised editorial calendar

EC Newsdesk, (May 31, 2018)

Micro-grids, sustainable transport, and deforestation also come under the microscope as Ethical Corporation updates its editorial calendar for the rest of the year

Global goals: Huawei's strategy to connect the world - and take on Apple

Oliver Balch, (May 20, 2018)

The Chinese smartphone giant's latest CSR report hopes to convince western consumers it is serious about sustainability, writes Oliver Balch

Comment: ‘Benchmarking has started a race to the top on human rights reporting’

Magdalena Kettis, (May 18, 2018)

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has led to a surge in human rights reporting since it was launched a year ago, but the failure of more than a quarter of companies to engage is cause for deep concern, says Magdalena Kettis of Sweden’s Nordea Bank

Promote transparent reporting to engage investors

Conference Recording, (May 17, 2018)

Sustainable living brands still fuelling Unilever’s growth

Terry Slavin, (May 10, 2018)

The FMCG giant reveals that its most sustainable brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its sales growth last year

Five steps to taking the Global Goals to the heart of business

Alexandra Britton, (May 6, 2018)

Alexandra Britton of positive impact consultancy Palladium says firms should focus on creating value in their core business if they want to make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Reporting the SDGs: What good looks like

Adrian KIng, (Apr 9, 2018)

KPMG’s Adrian King gives a nine-point checklist to help companies demonstrate their societal impacts - both good and bad

Mind the boardroom gap on climate risk

Carbon Disclosure Project, (Apr 3, 2018)

Jane Stevensen of CDP says the TCFD framework is a game changer, but warns that those companies lagging on managing their environmental impact must incentivise their boards to take real action

Eight takeaways from the second day of Responsible Business Summit NY

Terry Slavin, (Mar 29, 2018)

Supply chain issues, green finance, reporting standards and AI were in focus on the second day of Ethical Corporation͛s high-octane event in the Big Apple. Here are eight of the highlights

CEOs and investors unite to tackle trust crisis at heart of capitalism

Terry Slavin, (Mar 21, 2018)

The Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism’s Embankment project, launched after a meeting of 10 CEOs the week following the Kraft Heinz attempt on Unilever, is trying to come up with new metrics to allow markets to reward long-term value. Terry Slavin reports

Natural capital case study: AkzoNobel puts a price on its impact across four capitals

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 18, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how measuring financial, environmental, human and social dimensions led the chemicals firm to increase its use of renewable energy and make better use of raw materials

'The pursuit of results trumps everything': UK business leaders speak

Martin Wright, (Mar 15, 2018)

Brunswick partner Lucy Parker interviewed senior UK business people about the challenges they face in delivering long-term value as part of the British Academy's Future of the Corporation project. Martin Wright reports