Business Strategy

‘Why our report on business efforts to combat corruption should ring alarm bells’

Gareth Thomas, (Jan 23, 2020)

Gareth Thomas of GoodCorporation says bribery risk is highest among third parties and intermediaries, yet due diligence in this area is worryingly not improving

Five sustainable business trends to watch for in a critical year

Lauren Compere, (Jan 22, 2020)

Lauren Compere of Boston Common Asset Management says companies and investors will have to urgently step up their ESG work on multiple fronts in 2020 and beyond

CSR Cheat Sheet: Alarm raised over warming oceans

Oliver Balch, (Jan 20, 2020)

In part two of his monthly sustainability news roundup, Oliver Balch looks at new research on the implications of rising ocean temperatures for climate change, the business sectors that are most at risk from nature loss, and why 2020 is a breakthrough year for sustainability

Microsoft, Nestlé and BlackRock put climate action centre stage at Davos

Oliver Balch, (Jan 20, 2020)

In part one of his monthly #CSRCheatSheet column, Oliver Balch rounds up some of the biggest corporate sustainability news ahead of this week’s World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland, including the publication of CDP's latest climate A list, which shows Japanese companies in the lead

A New Decade for Corporate Citizenship

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 16, 2020)

Sponsored content: The Most Important CSR Trend for the New Decade: Companies are Finding Middle Ground in the Era of Divisiveness

Press Release: Attendee List Revealed - Reuters Responsible Business Summit New York 2020

Ethan Dowd, (Jan 15, 2020)

We have just 10 years left to tackle the climate crisis, according to the UN. Just how do you go about designing for this level of ambitious change? Establishing partnerships and collaborating to deliver new business models, new forms of investments and a new, sustainable economy is critical to tackling the crisis.

Free Webinar: Purpose-Driven communications - Simplifying the Sustainability Message

Ethan Dowd, (Jan 14, 2020)

Join this complimentary one-hour debate on Wednesday 29th January at 12:00 GMT

Join Blackrock, VF Corporation and Unilever at Reuters Events’ Responsible Business Summit New York

Ethan Dowd, (Jan 9, 2020)

The early-bird discount for the Reuters Events’ Responsible Business Summit New York [March 17-18] ends on Friday. We’ve had phenomenal interest in this year’s #RBSNY and its sure to be the biggest and best we’ve produced.

‘The future is determined by what we do now, and the window of opportunity is closing fast’

Felippo Veglio, (Jan 3, 2020)

WBCSD’s Filippo Veglio explains why, 10 years after the launch of Vision 2050, it is being refreshed to help deliver the transformational change needed over the next decade

‘We must grasp this chance to bring about social and environmental transformation with blockchain’

Jane Thomason, (Jan 2, 2020)

Dr Jane Thomason of Fintech Worldwide explains how advances in digital technology can be harnessed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

‘The clock is ticking on holding companies accountable for delivering the SDGs’

Paul Druckman, (Jan 2, 2020)

Paul Druckman of the World Benchmarking Alliance explains his organisation's mission to provide the first free, transparent and publicly available tools to assess companies' performance towards meeting the UN Global Goals

'2020 must be the year we form climate partnerships between investors and boards'

Adam Matthews, (Dec 30, 2019)

Adam Matthews of the Church of England Pensions Board says initiatives like Climate Action 100+ have laid the foundations for the unprecedented partnerships across value chains that are needed going forward in high-emitting sectors like aviation, automobiles, shipping, energy and steel

Nine leadership skills for sustainability during the decade of delivery

Sally Uren, (Dec 30, 2019)

Forum for the Future’s Sally Uren writes an open letter to C-suite executives with advice on how to prepare for the bumpy years ahead

‘To make the 20s transformative, we need to get real about purpose’

Henry Richards, (Dec 30, 2019)

Henry Richards of the British Academy draws on lessons from the Future of the Corporation inquiry to put forward a positive agenda for business in the coming decade

'I approach 2020 with trepidation, but something has shifted. The next decade could be exponential'

John Elkington, (Dec 30, 2019)

With Greta Thunberg named Time’s person of the year, the latest societal pressure wave may be peaking. Now the going for sustainable business gets really interesting, says John Elkington

What Asia’s family firms can teach western business about purpose

Ong Boon Hwee and Mark Goyder, (Dec 10, 2019)

In a new book about sustainable wealth creation, Ong Boon Hwee and Mark Goyder argue that companies can thrive if they rediscover stewardship, balancing the needs of shareholders, community and environment

Opening Keynote - Living Wage

Conference Recording, (Dec 5, 2019)

Social Application of Technology

Conference Recording, (Dec 5, 2019)

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