Apple article highlights need for better public debate on CSR issues

It’s easy to say that a consultancy firm can’t have a real opinion about a client as they are being paid. I can see the point people make, I’ve made it myself: “Your view can’t be trusted because you are directly incentivised not to upset your client by the money they pay you”. But that’s…

  • Feb 14, 2012
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What’s the best use of $50 in corporate responsibility?

I’d like to say that it’s a subscription to the world’s leading business magazine and website on the topic. But that wouldn’t be true. 400-500,000 words a year of management insight and incisive commentary just does not come at $50. Instead I think it might be this book “Corporate Responsibility” by Blowfield and Murray. Or…

Future predictions after 25 years of the Institute of Business Ethics

The excellent and august UK Institute of Business Ethics, which does superb work and research in the field, recently asked me to pen some thoughts on future challenges for business around ethics. Amazingly, they accepted my pseudo-hippie meanderings, and published them next to wise words from all sorts of senior figures from business. I try,…

  • Dec 5, 2011
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Sustainability trends insight: Are you overwhelmed or enthused?

I don’t know about you, readers, but I’m finding almost impossible to keep up with all the new information coming out on business and sustainability. I’ve got a folder called “new reports” which fills up daily with a new piece of research or policy from someone or other significant. Perhaps I ought to start a…

  • Nov 9, 2011
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The best of Ethical Corporation’s management analysis

Here’s a link to a new publication Ethical Corporation has just released. It’s called “Smart Strategy for Sustainable Business“. The PDF is a sixty page round-up of the best of our management articles in the last two years. If you are subscriber you can get it for free by emailing subs@ethicalcorp.com If you’d like to buy…