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Corporate Governance

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17 Sep 2012

Honda, Ford spearhead new conflict minerals reporting tool

Managing a web of suppliers isn’t easy. Now companies have an added responsibility: collecting reports from said suppliers on whether they use conflict minerals from war-stricken parts of Africa in their products.

17 Sep 2012

Socially Responsible Investments: How Do They Stack Up?

So socially responsible investment sounds like a great way to save the world, but that’s not everyone’s goal. You’re an investor, not a philanthropist. So, you might ask how so-called “responsible” stocks or funds compare to the broader market. Let’s take a look.

14 Sep 2012

Nestle Nespresso Hits 75% Capsule Recycling Goal

Nestle Nespresso, maker of portioned coffee, surpassed its 75 percent capsule recycling capacity goal one year ahead of schedule.

14 Sep 2012

Barclays tells staff bonuses to be linked to ‘way we do business’

Chief executive Antony Jenkins tells staff of a ‘refreshed set of values’ at Barclays after the Libor rate-rigging scandal

13 Sep 2012

Trillion-dollar nature needs boardroom seat, says U.N. economist

Scientists have long said that the planet’s resources are being used up faster than they can recover. The International Union for Conservation of Nature says about 40 percent of amphibians, a third of reef-building corals, a quarter of mammals and 13 percent of birds are threatened with extinction.

13 Sep 2012

Italy to cut environmental red tape for companies

Italy will this week pass a decree to drastically cut the bureaucratic steps required by companies to assess their environmental impact, saving businesses some 1.2 billion euros ($1.55 billion) a year.

13 Sep 2012

Practicing social responsibility without the CSR label

SMEs face many barriers in adopting sustainable business practices but with a little creativity, collaboration and help from government, things could change

13 Sep 2012

World Economic Forum Energy for Society Initiative highlights best practices

The Energy for Society Initiative launch is an engagement of the World Economic Forum’s Energy Industry Community. The initiative is supported by a new online platform with 24 case studies that demonstrate corporate best practices.

12 Sep 2012

Climate group sees progress in U.S. board rooms

Companies that ranked highly for their climate disclosures in the CDP’s index were Microsoft Corp, United Parcel Service, Hess Corp, Pepco Holdings and Sempra Energy Utilities.

12 Sep 2012

Carbon disclosure – more room for improvement

With the majority of sectors displaying a less than 50% level of disclosure even certain sectors that one would expect to see relatively high disclosure levels appear to be lagging behind.

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