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  • Just good business
    Corporate social responsibility, once a do-gooding sideshow, is now seen as mainstream. But as yet too few companies are doing it well, says Daniel Franklin.
    Read more 17 January 2008
  • The feel good factor
    When catastrophic floods hit Bangladesh last November, TNT's emergency-response team was ready. The logistics giant, with headquarters in Amsterdam, has 50 people on standby to intervene anywhere in the world at 48 hours' notice. This is part of a five-year-old partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN's agency that fights hunger.
    Read more 17 January 2008
  • BT and Cisco Sponsored Paper Says Sustainability Breeds Innovation and Profitability
    Focusing on sustainability can help businesses innovate and see profits, but it's a concept that has to start with leadership and be part of a company's culture, according to a paper released yesterday.
    Read more 16 January 2008
  • Companies warned on social reports
    A group of influential investors has warned 78 listed companies that they are breaching pledges to a United Nations agreement on society and the environment by failing to publish progress reports.
    Read more 15 January 2008
  • Why green marketing is about more than green ads
    Green adverts may be all the rage, but they need to be part of a genuinely green marketing campaign, argues Keith Jones of marketing data firm Acxiom.
    Read more 15 January 2008
  • European retailers to “lose market share” if they fail to address sustainability
    Only 28 percent of international retailers in Europe claim to have a policy on Corporate Social Responsibility, despite the fact that 38 per cent of those interviewed in a survey believe that consumers will increasingly differentiate between those retailers with a CSR policy and those without.
    Read more 11 January 2008
  • The R in CSR
    Since my new year’s resolution is to give post-crunch/crystal ball pieces a rest, I thought I’d turn to an issue that could be moving up law firms’ agenda in 2008: the ethics of advising morally-questionable clients.
    Read more 10 January 2008
  • KPMG UK Promotes Green Travel, Makes Card Rebate Pledge
    The British division of Big Four accounting firm KPMG International is donating to charity its corporate card rebate. The move is part of a program with card provider American Express that enables cardholders to donate their Membership Rewards points and encourages travelers to "consider their environmental impact" by offering bonus points for rail travel.
    Read more 9 January 2008
  • Corporate social responsibility - Looking five years forward and back
    Mallen Baker considers what he got wrong - and right - over the last five years on CSR, and considers the major trends for the next half decade.
    Read more 7 January 2008
  • Organisations Must Up The Ante To Improve Sustainability
    A research by BT finds that only three per cent of UK customers believe that businesses are fully open and honest about what they are really doing to work in a sustainable manner, while 33 per cent actually believe they exaggerate their actions in order to gain consumer favour.
    Read more 7 January 2008
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