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  • 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
  • Sustainability: Now it's easier to be green
    For years, accountants have dabbled at the edges of sustainability. Their response to climate change and the growing effect it has on corporate performance has been, in the words of one prominent accountant, "a bit like a rabbit caught in the headlights".
    Read more 4 January 2008
  • BP earns top position in annual ranking for business responsibility
    BP, the oil and gas major, has topped Fortune’s prestigious annual ranking for 2007 for being the most accountable company in the world. BP received the top rating last month from amongst a pool of 100 global corporations, including heavyweights such as Barclays, ENI, HSBC Holdings and Vodafone.
    Read more 1 January 2008
  • Sustainability: Taking a responsible view to improve employer brand and staff retention
    Today's graduates are all too aware of the global threats facing our planet - from climate change to disease to terrorism. They expect and want to enter a world of work committed to acting responsibly, to minimising the impact their company can have on the environment and to 'giving something back'.
    Read more 27 November 2007
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