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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How do you measure – and value – the right things in corporate sustainability?

The answer of course is, “it depends”. It depends on what kind of business you run. Your sector liabilities and opportunities. It depends on how you manage that business, and what your board feels is important. It depends on what shareholders, owners and stakeholders care about. To a degree. Most large companies, say the largest…

  • Apr 1, 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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Is corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting broken?

Reporting, ain’t what it was supposed to be… Q&A with Mallen Baker, founder Daisywheel Interactive, columnist, Ethical Corporation Mallen Baker is a highly respected commentator and corporate responsibility expert. He’s written for every single edition of Ethical Corporation since 2001 and now runs a digital agency focusing on CR reporting.  Here’s a quick Q&A I…

CR Report reading for dummies, five rules

In a guest post below, Mallen Baker considers some fundamental questions concerning CR and sustainability reporting. Most companies can learn about reporting from Nike Marc Gunther (who writes an excellent business sustainability blog) recently wrote an article titled ‘how to read a sustainability report‘. It was full of eminent good sense, but at the same…

Want to manage embedding CR, reporting and communications more effectively?

After many months of work, and after producing more than a hundred videos, slides and online discussions, Mallen Baker and I have launched three more online, on demand, interactive CR management training courses. Phew. It’s been a ride. Imagine revisiting what you’ve learned in your entire career and trying to put online in a useful…

  • Jul 26, 2013
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Guest post: GRI’s four steps to reporting nirvana

Ethical Corporation columnist Peter Knight is at the GRI conference in Amsterdam. Here’s his view on the opening day’s proceedings The opening day of the GRI conference was a love-fest for the GRI. On Wednesday we heard how important the G4 was, how timely the launch of the guidelines, how clever the GRI was in…

CR Reporting, Communications and Social Media in 14 slides

This short deck is an attempt to put some good, and poor practice together on sustainability communications, in PowerPoint/PDF. It’s a presentation I am using later this week with my class at Birkbeck, University of London, and for a couple of upcoming talks/conferences. It makes sense if you click on the links. It’s better heard…

  • Feb 27, 2013
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Fifteen things leading companies do on sustainability communications

Corporate leaders in sustainability/CSR communication undertake the following, to various degrees: 1.    They have clear websites navigating readers to clear targets. 2.    They demonstrate both an understanding of the global challenges, and their role in the world. 3.    They use their reporting as the basis for communications campaigns, not as the campaign itself. Short, targeting…

  • Jan 15, 2013
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Give your sustainability report the X factor

Here’s my latest column from Ethical Corporation, in PDF below. Click here to read and download. There are some simple steps that can help sustainability reporters sing, I suggest: It’s also here if you prefer to read it in HTML.

Ten thoughts on sustainability reporting trends/issues

Having chaired some of day one of our corporate sustainability reporting and communications conference today here in London, here are some random thoughts, in the usual fashion: (I really really really didn’t not mean for there to be a round number of ten here, I promise you, it just happened, it’s not a blogging gambit…

New (ish) sustainability report review service now available

In the past, I’ve reviewed a number of reports for large companies. I’ve done quite a few this year. Now, Context, the sustainability consultancy, and I, have re-invigorated our “Report Review” service. Here’s the one page document about it. It’s also embedded below. If you have some end of year budget you’d like to use…

  • Oct 31, 2012
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