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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Webinar recording: How to quantify the value of sustainability

Innovation Forum hosted a webinar last week on ‘how big business measures and values sustainability‘ The discussion focused on how businesses from different sectors are prioritising their CSR valuation. The panel included: Joanna Gluzman, director of analyst relations & SRI, BT Group Mat Roberts, director of sustainability strategy, Interserve Sandy Stash, VP – safety, sustainability &…

  • May 23, 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…

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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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…

What would you ask the Chairman of GRI?

In a couple of weeks time Ethical Corporation is hosting our Corporate Sustainability Reporting conference, which we have run since 2003. In our opening session, I will be running a Q&A with the Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative, Herman Mulder I’d like to put to him some fundamental questions about GRI and its vision/mission/future…

Corporate responsibility/sustainability reporting, some stats and facts

About 6,000 corporate social responsibility reports were published in 2011 Some 1,200 were from companies publishing a sustainability report for the first time The number of reports published annually has doubled since 2006, with European, and particularly British, companies far in the lead According to the World Federation of Exchanges, 46,223 companies were listed on…

  • Oct 3, 2012
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