Get up to speed on sustainable supply chain, key data and reports summarised

Hello readers, just wanted to offer you a free three month trial to our new publication, Supply Chain Risk & Innovation. Supply Chain Risk & Innovation (SCRI) is the subscription publication from Innovation Forum. Packed with concise, practical insight into global supply chains, with all the essential information pulled together for your convenience. Published 10 times…

How can big data help deliver sustainability strategies?

The rapid growth of “big data” presents companies with real opportunities to improve business performance. Here are ten Guest post By Prof William Young Over the last few years there has been much talk about how so-called “big data” is the future and if you are not exploiting it your company is losing its competitive…

The latest sustainability trends in the extractives industry, free briefing

This management briefing, published by Innovation Forum, sets out the latest sustainability trends in the extractives industry, with a data digest and the low-down on current and upcoming NGO and activist investor campaigns, finishing with a Q&A with Statoil. Also see our upcoming Sustainable extractives forum – 27th-28th April – London with many of the top industry…

Supply chain risk & innovation – free sample edition from Innovation Forum

Happy New Year readers. I hope you had a lovely festive break. I certainly took some time out in glorious Somerset, a jewel of the UK countryside. On Boxing day I was watching a Victorian-era steam train chuff its way across the Somerset Levels from the top of the Quantock hills, a view hard to…

The Consumer Goods Forum and new sustainable palm oil sourcing guidelines – Q&A with Ignacio Gavilan

Last week the Consumer Goods Forum published some new palm oil sustainability guidelines. I sent their director of sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, a few questions about them. Here’s his responses below: Tobias Webb: What do the new guidelines say? What’s new in them? Ignacio Gavilan: “This is the first time our industry has published a set of sustainable…

Measurement and valuation of sustainable business – some conclusions

In late June we held a conference entitled “The Measurement and Valuation of Corporate Sustainability – does it all add up? – How to put hard numbers on sustainability risk and quantify opportunity” It was generously sponsored by EY and Trucost.  Here’s a few of the conference takeaways from the 100 or so companies,   investors and…

UK corporate country reporting – kicked on down the road?

The new UK government may not introduce country-by-country financial reporting, but clean companies might actually benefit from more voluntary exposure A little remarked-on footnote to the recent general election campaign in the United Kingdom was the issue of country-by-country reporting – the disclosure by multinational companies of their revenues, profits and taxes paid per country,…

  • May 25, 2015
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Lecture seven – Reputation, reporting and communications in sustainable business

Here’s my latest slide deck on the above topic. The presentation looks at the issues of reputation, reporting and communications in corporate sustainability. It focuses on drivers, practices, outcomes and emerging issues for large companies around the world. Case studies include Primark and Interface. Advertisements. Upcoming Innovation Forum conferences: Sustainable and ethical cotton sourcing –…

  • Feb 25, 2015
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Online training on CR communications and reporting – discount expires soon

This below may be of interest to some readers. I do hope so.  Mallen Baker and I spent months working on the best online training course possible on sustainability and corporate responsibility communications and reporting. In the short course you get all that we know, a combined 40 years of experience.  (Yes that makes us…

Standard Chartered Africa impact report shows the evolution of a new reporting trend

Seeing companies producing socio-economic impact reports is not a new phenomena. Quite a few companies now do this. From Heineken to Imperial Tobacco to Nestle, to SAB Miller to Standard Chartered, I believe these kinds of reports represent a growing trend. Looking at the news on tax and disclosure over the last few days (here’s…

  • Feb 24, 2014
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