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Certificates and global responsibility

Certificates and global responsibility

The Norwegian green certificate scheme is in the media spotlight. Researchers argue that the scheme is not good for you or your wallet and may even lead to negative environmental consequences. Surely it is relevant to discuss how we can best contribu ...

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Rio+20: Can a piece of paper become sustainable business?

Rio+20: Can a piece of paper become sustainable business?

Rio+20 - The UN Conference on Sustainable Development - will result in a piece of paper. We want that paper to help make the world a little better. In order for that to happen, industry has to be encouraged. That will require a change in political pr ...

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Corruption in the EU

Corruption in the EU

The European Commission has recently published a Eurobarometer report on Corruption in the EU. The publication presents results of a survey carried out in the 27 EU Member States in September 2011. The main aim of this research was to see how Euro ...

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Supply Chain: The New Frontier for Sustainability Risk

Supply Chain: The New Frontier for Sustainability Risk

An estimated 3,200 companies will feel the effects of The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 which entered into force on January 1, 2012. The law requires retailers and manufacturers with annual worldwide gross receipts that exceed ...

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Key Sustainability Risks and Challenges in the Telecommunications Sector

Key Sustainability Risks and Challenges in the Telecommunications Sector

In a sector where the next revolution is just around the corner, the Telecoms industry is characterised by high rates of innovation in a rapidly changing technological landscape. This in turn is associated with a vast array of sustainability risks an ...

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You know your reputation is important

You know your reputation is important

We know from our experiences working with larger organisations that they are the ones who are more likely to recognise that their reputation is so important that they "allow" it to appear among their top corporate risks. The big question is however: ...

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New CSR strategy from the EU Commission

New CSR strategy from the EU Commission

The EU Commission adopted a new Communication on CSR on 25 October 2011. Hopefully the package will boost financial, social and environmental development for Europe as well. I firmly believe heading for responsible investments instead of charity is t ...

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A Silent Revolution

A Silent Revolution

Approximately 95% of all businesses are Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), and collectively they employ more than half the world's workers. As well as being the backbone of the global economy, SMEs are a significant source of innovatio ...

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Financial Times: Sustainability is here to stay

Financial Times: Sustainability is here to stay

As if we did not know it - the business of business is business. It always has been and always will be. What the Financial Times is telling us this week is that the downside and upside of business are changing and that tomorrow's winners will be ...

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