Communications & Reporting

In the afterglow of Davos, will it be more than business as usual?

Márcia Balisciano, (Jan 28, 2020)

As civil society and governments increasingly focus on concrete efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, business must step up and do its part, says Márcia Balisciano of RELX, who chairs the UN Global Compact Network UK

‘Larry Fink, the FT, and Prince Charles are right: it’s time for a reset on capitalism’

David Grayson, (Jan 27, 2020)

David Grayson of the Cranfield School of Management says the Davos Manifesto 2020 reflects a recognition by corporate leaders that business as usual is no longer an option

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches metrics tool in bid to speed circular economy

Terry Slavin, (Jan 15, 2020)

Terry Slavin reports on how the new Circulytics tool, which has been tested by 30 companies, including Brambles and DS Smith, will help companies track their progress on cutting waste and CO2 emissions

Decision time for the planet: will the 2020s be the decade of delivery?

Terry Slavin, (Jan 5, 2020)

In the magazine this month Ethical Corporation kicks off 2020 with thought-leadership from leading commentators on what it will take for business to step up to the challenges of climate action and the SDGs over the coming decade

How the GRI’s new standard for transparency in reporting tax can help raise money for SDGs

Tim Mohin, (Jan 2, 2020)

With the IMF estimating that companies avoid paying $600bn in tax each year, a global standard on tax transparency is long overdue, argues Tim Mohin of the Global Reporting Initiative

'Bold climate action from business and cities will be needed to persuade laggard governments'

Jen Austin, (Jan 2, 2020)

Jen Austin of the We Mean Business coalition says COP25 may have ended in disappointment but the companies that have adopted science-based targets are showing leadership for the challenging decade ahead

CSR Cheat Sheet: Bushfires put Australia in spotlight over failure to tackle climate change

Oliver Balch, (Jan 2, 2020)

In his first round-up of sustainability news in 2020, Oliver Balch reports on the consequences of extreme weather events in 2019, a healthy eating plan for the planet, and nature-based solutions to office stress

Paul Polman: 'Get with civil society on fighting climate change, or get out of the way'

Terry Slavin, (Dec 19, 2019)

A year after he left Unilever, Terry Slavin interviews the former CEO about this month's disappointing COP25, and what he has done in the year since he was set free of the ‘shackles’ of steering one of the world's biggest consumer goods companies

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EC Newsdesk, (Dec 13, 2019)

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ESG Disclosure Keynote: Transparent, Investor Driven

Conference Recording, (Dec 10, 2019)

Engaging ESG Rating & Rankings Agencies

Conference Recording, (Dec 10, 2019)

‘Banks still only pay lip service to the UN Guiding Principles, with dire consequences’

Ryan Brightwell, (Dec 6, 2019)

BankTrack’s Ryan Brightwell says its latest human rights benchmark shows only ABN Amro can be considered a 'leader', while four out of five banks meet fewer than half of the benchmark’s requirements

Measuring your Social Impact

Conference Recording, (Dec 5, 2019)

Ethical Corporation investigates how business is facing up to climate risk

Terry Slavin, (Dec 4, 2019)

In our last issue of 2019, we look at what companies are doing to implement the Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures amid increasing pressure from investors. We also highlight some of those turning the tide from our monthly Disruptors series

From zero to hero: How Japan Inc came from behind to lead on climate risk reporting

Jill Baker, (Dec 3, 2019)

Jill Baker reports on how influential figures like Hiromichi Mizuno of Global Pension Investment Fund and Hitachi’s Hiroaki Nakanishi have helped swing the country’s largest companies behind the TCFDs

‘The TCFDs go to the heart of our job as a bank to assess risk’

Terry Slavin, (Dec 3, 2019)

Terry Slavin talks to ABN Amro’s Tjeerd Krumpelman about how the Dutch bank is using the recommendations on climate risk reporting to steer decision-making on sustainable lending

Property sector slow to awake to threat on front line of climate change

Mike Scott, (Dec 3, 2019)

Landsec is one of few property companies to embrace TCFD reporting, but ESG real estate specialist GRESB is hoping a new resilience scorecard will help turn the tide, reports Mike Scott