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The 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Spanish company Iberdrola has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Among the other companies that feature prominently are Marks & Spencer, Ford Motor Company, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) and L’ORÉAL. Companies recognised by the Ethisphere Institute acknowledge their responsibilities to “drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on …
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The 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Last month Ethisphere unveiled the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2016, which includes 131 companies from 21 countries and 45 industries. The organization has over 10 years’ experience of analyzing and evaluating the ethical performance of companies across a whole range of dimensions, including social behavior, integrity and transparency. Ethisphere has also developed the Ethics Quotient, a …
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Barclays publishes Citizenship Report 2010

2010 marked the eleventh year that Barclays has reported on its environmental and social performance and, for the first time, the Report has been published online alongside the Annual Report.   Highlights include: Extended £43bn in gross new lending to households and businesses in the UK alone, including £7.5bn from the acquisition of Standard Life …
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Study: Mandatory Sustainability Reporting Improves Behavior

Requiring that companies report on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives leads to broad improvement in socially responsible management practices, according to new academic research. The Consequences of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting by Ioannis Ioannou of the London Business School and George Serafeim of the Harvard Business School – concludes “that sustainability reporting not …
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Corporate Social Responsibility Strong Incentive to Female Employees

The Simmons School of Management and Hewlett-Packard Company have conducted research at the annual Simmons Leadership Conference since 2003, with the goal of enhancing our understanding of gender dynamics in the workplace. Last year, a survey of more than 380 women employees, managers, and executives was polled during the conference. The survey returned some interesting …
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The Green Business Decade in Review

Joel Makower has published an interesting article on the Triple bottom line Journal about the evolution of green business over the last decade. The author explores how far we have come and what remains to be done in the greening of mainstream business. The idea of green companies appears to have extended beyond the true-blue, …
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UN Global Compact Releases Good Practice Notes on Human Rights

The UN Global Compact has announced the release of two good practice notes on human rights, recently adopted by the Global Compact’s Human Rights Working Group. The first note is titled “How Business Can Encourage Governments to Fulfill Their Human Rights Obligations” and the second, “Setting Up a Multi-stakeholder Panel as a Tool for Effective …
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Google and China: Business and Human Rights

Google recently announced its decision to shut down its Chinese-based search engine, google.cn. Aron Cramer and Dunstan Allison have posed some interesting questions about the company’s decision at The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com). Cramer and Allison remark that “with this decision Google has won considerable praise from organizations concerned about its human rights record. This contrasts …
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“All Entrepreneurship is Social” by Carl Schramm

The spring issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review contains an interesting article about the contribution of entrepreneurship to society, entitled “All Entrepreneurship is Social.” The article’s author, Carl Schramm, points out that over the past decade the term social entrepreneur has become a fashionable way of describing individuals and organizations that, in their attempts …
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