Guest contributor Jonny McCaig, Global Reporting Director at Unilever shares why its time to embrace a more dynamic version of reporting. As we put the finishing touches to our latest Sustainable Living Report (released in early April), it’s a good time to reflect on the bigger picture – the current and possible future state ofContinue reading Reporting smarter, not harder: embracing digital
Sustainability reporting is mainstream. Its growth across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the rest of the world has been marked. Yet it is still seen by some as an exercise in compliance and a cost rather than an opportunity. Others see value in the exercise, but remain unconvinced that current practice is realising its fullContinue reading Sustainability reporting – it is time to reflect Monthly Briefing, March 2019
“Sustainable investment is going mainstream”. For years, this oft-repeated phrase has felt more like wishful thinking than a statement of fact. But things are changing, fast. Big asset managers like BlackRock and Vanguard tout their environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, focused on issues such as climate risk and gender diversity. The number of ESGContinue reading Message to the sceptics: sustainability is the future of investing
Guest contributor Felicitas Weber, Project Lead for KnowTheChain at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre shares why supply transparency makes business sense. According to the ILO an estimated 24.9 million people are victims of forced labour today, 16 million of whom are employed by the private sector. The sheer scale of this exploitation hasContinue reading The business benefits of radical supply chain transparency
As consumers and individuals, we have the right to know the source of the things we buy or the uniforms we wear. For many of us, the trust we have in a retailer, brand or employer might be sufficient to stop us from asking too many questions and leave us free to go on livingContinue reading Radical transparency in the supply chain? Monthly Briefing, February 2019
Corporate Citizenship, the global consultancy specialising in sustainability and responsible business, are pleased to announce that Dr Jeremy Osborn has joined as Regional Director, UK and EMEA. Jeremy joins from EY, the global professional services firm, where as Head of Client Services for EY’s Beacon Institute he helped convene an international community of CEOs toContinue reading Corporate Citizenship welcomes new Regional Director for UK and EMEA
The growing movement on business and human rights is hard to miss. We’ve come a long way since 2010, when the voluntary UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) ended years of international stalemate about the responsibility of corporates on human rights. Since then, we’ve moved into territories unheard of just a fewContinue reading The rising tide of regulations on business & human rights: Could Asia be next?
Our view on what matters. Tech companies appointing Chief Ethics Officers Negative news stories around the poor behaviour of tech giants such as Deliveroo means that the tech sector is facing a crisis of trust. Will a proliferation of new executive roles, such as Salesforce’s first Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer, be sufficientContinue reading Ethics in Tech: A business-wide challenge