Communications & Reporting

For next-gen, read low carbon: the mobile phone industry joins hands to tackle climate change

Mats Granryd, (Sep 16, 2019)

GSMA’s Mats Granryd explains that the agreement by 50 operators to report their climate impacts to the CDP is the first step towards an industry-wide roadmap in line with the Paris Agreement

The disruptors: How Xavier Houot is forging a ‘planet-compatible’ path for Schneider Electric

Oliver Balch, (Sep 12, 2019)

In his monthly profile of sustainability leaders, Oliver Balch meets a man who is helping to transform the French energy-management firm with carbon pricing and science-based targets

Why banks need to plug gaps in the Equator Principles to prevent community conflict

Steven Heim, (Sep 10, 2019)

Steven Heim of Boston Common Asset Management explains why he is leading a coalition of investors calling for the responsible investment principles signed in 2003 to be strengthened

'Companies ignore the human implications of climate change at their peril'

Will Dawson, (Sep 9, 2019)

Mass migration and social destabilisation from climate change present enormous business risks, but the vast majority of companies are overlooking these and focusing exclusively on physical risks, warns Forum for the Future’s Will Dawson

Paul Polman, Mike Barry and BBC TV presenter Lucy Siegle confirm for Ethical Corporation’s 10th Responsible Business Awards

Krina Amin, (Sep 5, 2019)

Paul Polman and Mike Barry confirm their involvement as honouree guests for Ethical Corporation’s Global Responsible Business Awards on the evening of October 2nd at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London

Ethical Corporation reports on the new energy behind the global carbon pricing revolution

Terry Slavin, (Sep 4, 2019)

In the September issue of the magazine we take an in-depth look at how the resurgence of the EU carbon market and the expected launch of China's national carbon market are boosting hopes for prices that are high enough to drive decisive climate action around the world. In our second briefing, we investigate how companies report on the SDGs

#Reporting19 Summit relocated to a new, bigger venue due to record-breaking attendance

EC Newsdesk, (Sep 4, 2019)

A new venue, offering greater capacity, has been confirmed for the October event

Making the rubber hit the road in drive to achieve SDGs by 2030

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 3, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the World Benchmarking Alliance is leading efforts to hold companies to account for their pledges to help address the world’s biggest sustainability challenges

The global race to put a credible price on carbon

Mike Scott, (Sep 1, 2019)

Mike Scott reports on how the resurgence of the EU carbon market and an expected move by China to put a national price on carbon are boosting hopes for prices that are high enough to drive decisive climate action

All eyes on China as national carbon market plan emerges from haze

Jill Baker, (Sep 1, 2019)

As Beijing ramps up preparations to create the world’s largest carbon market, the burning question is whether it will eventually be part of a global market, reports Jill Baker

‘Companies can no longer ignore deforestation risk. Consumers want bold action, and now'

Morgan Gillespy, (Aug 20, 2019)

With forestry and agriculture responsible for around 23% of net man-made greenhouse gas emissions, there's an urgent need for companies to come clean about their relationship with the land, says Morgan Gillespy of CDP

Press Release: Business leaders, investors and industry experts will meet in Amsterdam in October to discuss the future of Sustainability Reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 15, 2019)

Over 300 CEOs, business leaders, investors, Government representatives and NGOs will share their latest strategies and drive discussions on how companies can fully assess, report their impacts and demonstrate leadership on key social and environmental issues.

‘The IPCC land use report is a wake-up call for Big Food’

Maria Lettini, (Aug 15, 2019)

Maria Lettini of FAIRR argues that scientists, and an increasing number of consumers and investors have recognised the climate imperative for the food sector to transition away from meat and dairy products toward alternative proteins

Lost in translation: why global CSR reporting may not be as global as we think

Gabriela Gutierrez-Heurter O, (Aug 13, 2019)

King’s Business School’s Dr Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O studied one multinational company to find out how faithfully sustainability policies set by head office are followed in its operations around the world

Management spotlight: Accountancy Europe’s quest to create one global reporting standard

Liam Dowd, (Aug 13, 2019)

In this Q&A, Ethical Corporation’s managing director Liam Dowd talks with Hilde Blomme, deputy CEO at Accountancy Europe, on engaging the investor community, the role of finance in non-financial data and the biggest opportunity in the next 12-18 months

From Untouchables to plastic waste entrepreneurs

Terry Slavin, (Aug 6, 2019)

Terry Slavin travels to Bangalore to meet the waste pickers who are gaining respect and higher incomes through The Body Shop’s community trade plastic waste programme

ABN AMRO gets to grips with salience in second human rights report

Mike Scott, (Aug 6, 2019)

Mike Scott reports on how the Dutch bank is applying the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework to the company's impact on rights holders

'If there is to be a just low-carbon transition companies can't ignore their workers'

Aine Clarke, (Aug 6, 2019)

ShareAction’s Aine Clarke explains how the investor-led Workforce Disclosure Initiative is seeking to protect vulnerable workers and promote SDG8 on decent jobs for all

How AB Sugar is helping smallholder farmers in Africa secure land rights

Mike Scott, (Aug 6, 2019)

Mike Scott reports on how the sugar giant has joined forces with NGOs to give growers in its supply chain access to legal documentation asserting land tenure

How Slavefreetrade is using blockchain to shine a light on the good guys

Mike Scott, (Aug 6, 2019)

Mike Scott interviews Brian Iselin, co-founder of a non-profit platform that is helping companies ensure their supply chains are free of modern slavery