Category Archive

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Lies, damn lies and CSR

Brian Amble | 25 November 2011

Much of the environmental reporting data released by some of the world's biggest companies is either incomplete, inaccurate or deliberately distorted, according to a report by researchers from the UK and France.

A sustainable acceleration

Philip Whiteley | 03 October 2011

The 'old normal' assumed that companies existed solely for profit and commercial success had to come with human or environmental victims. But now these cynical beliefs are being replaced by a new understanding of the importance of collaboration and sustainability.

Values? What values?

Brian Amble | 26 September 2011

Many CEO are quick to trumpet the values of their organization and how these values inspire and motivate their workforce. But according to a new report, in the vast majority of American organizations it isn't values that drive employee behaviour, it's fear.

Take a holiday to fight fraud

Brian Amble | 12 August 2011

Summer is the peak time for detecting fraud in organisations because alarm bells are often raised when company fraudsters are away on their summer holidays.

The price of failure?

Brian Amble | 18 July 2011

It's nice to see that some things never change. As the on-going Murdoch drama reminds us, for senior executives, it doesn't matter how catastrophic your failure, you'll still walk away with a seven-figure payoff.

Sustainability hits the boardroom

Gareth Kane | 04 July 2011

Ten years ago, environmental issues in business were essentially about compliance. Then we moved into environmental management. But now, sustainability is fast becoming a strategic boardroom priority. But why?

Corporate responsibility more than just philanthropy

Brian Amble | 04 July 2011

Many large companies view corporate responsibility initiatives as possessing a clear strategic dimension that makes them an increasingly core part of many of their activities.

CSR and the bottom line

Brian Amble | 15 June 2011

Organisations that are committed to corporate social responsibility have far higher levels of employee engagement, provide better customer service and outperform those that are not, new research has found.

UK companies forgetting their ethics

Brian Amble | 27 May 2011

The proportion of companies in the UK providing training in business ethics for their staff is actually lower now than it was before the financial melt-down, a new survey has found.

Six out of 10 companies have a sustainability strategy

Brian Amble | 21 April 2011

More than six out of 10 companies globally currently have a working strategy for corporate sustainability, a new report has found.

The C-suite and sustainability

Dawna Jones | 15 April 2011

In part two of Dawna's interview with Chris Laszlo, they explore how to engage the C-suite in sustainability initiatives and how to get the stewardship of ecological capital imbued at the heart of the organization.

Environmental claims are just so much hot air

Brian Amble | 25 March 2011

The overwhelming majority of consumers in the UK view corporate claims of environmental responsibility as nothing more than spin and 'greenwash', new research has revealed.

Getting a boost from corruption

Brian Amble | 22 March 2011

A new study argues that operating in a corrupt environment can actually benefit some companies because they are forced to improve their organisational capabilities to compensate.

The Competitive Advantage of Sustainability

Dawna Jones | 22 March 2011

Dawna talks to Chris Laszlo, author of "The Sustainable Company" and "Embedded Sustainability", about the changing reality of sustainability and its gradualy emergence in the corporate mainstream.

CSR and customer value

Brian Amble | 24 February 2011

How can corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities enhance customer value? And how can companies enhance the effectiveness of CSR activities on customer responses?

Building sustainability

Brian Amble | 06 January 2011

According to a 2010 Accenture survey, nine out of 10 CEO's globally view sustainability as key to their future success. But what practical steps should they take to build sustainability into the heart of their business?

UK boardroom pay rises 55 per cent

Brian Amble | 29 October 2010

Despite average pay increases not breaking the three per cent barrier, the directors of Britain's 100 largest companies enjoyed a 55 per cent rise in total earnings over the last year.

Corrupt or just well-connected?

Brian Amble | 27 September 2010

At what point does being 'well connected' start to means being corrupt? The answer might come as a surprise.

Lessons from India: social profitability

David Livermore | 20 September 2010

Corporate social responsibility, creative capitalism and the triple bottom line may be relatively new ideas in the West, but many Indian businesses have long measured their success by how they care for their most important asset - their people.

No progress for women in UK boardrooms

Brian Amble | 21 July 2010

Efforts to increase the number of women in the boardrooms of Britain's largest companies have failed, according to new research, with almost no change in the number of female directors over the past year.

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