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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
More than six out of 10 companies globally currently have a working strategy for corporate sustainability, a new report has found.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How can corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities enhance customer value? And how can companies enhance the effectiveness of CSR activities on customer responses?
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?
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.
At what point does being 'well connected' start to means being corrupt? The answer might come as a surprise.
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.
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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