Corruption. Poverty wages. Labour relations and strikes. Regulation for the public interest. Lobbying. Vanishingly low effective rates of corporate tax. Fat cat pay. Issues like these seem suddenly to have thrust themselves onto the corporate agenda. So what does this mean for “sustainable business”? (And whatever happened to CSR?)
Time for a reality check – see the full article on the Guardian website.
Live discussion on the Guardian Sustainable Business website on Thursday 19th January with me, Andrew Simms, Alison Braybrook and Ed Gillespie.
My new book on ISO 26000 is now out!
With a Foreword from Kevin MCKinley, Deputy Secretary-General of ISO and a Preface from Jorge Cajazeira, the Chair of the Working Group that developed the standard, this book provides the background and some deeper insight into the interpretation and implications of ISO 26000, as well as into how it might be used. Aimed at both specialists and non-experts alike, this definitive guide should be the first point of reference for all those working on responsibility issues within companies and other organizations as well as those working in the field of standardization and in academia.
With chapters from the following experts involved in the development of the standard: Khawla AI-Muhannadi (Bahrain), Sandra Atler (Sweden), Aron Belinky (Brazil), Alan Fine (South Africa), Jonathon Hanks (South Africa), Adrian Henriques (UK), Dwight Justice (Belgium), Gwennan Manseau (USA), Martin Neureiter (Austria), Bart Slob (the Netherlands), Chen Wang (China), Miles Watkins (UK), Stepan Wood (Canada) and Lucy Yates (UK).
Your questions on ISO 26000 answered – by me and others on YouTube.
What does 2011 hold for sustainability? Footprints and transparency – see my article in the Guardian Online here.
My fairy tale of sustainability, ‘A World of Promises’ is now available as an e-book from Amazon. Suitable for adults of all ages – including children.
The Moral Maze will tonight look at transparency – from Wikileaks to corporate truth. I shall appear as a ‘witness’ for transparency. Radio 4 8pm. You can listen to it here (until 7th November).
What do accountability and guns have in common? Find out at my blog on the Green Awards site.
The Guardian today launches its sustainable business website. See @GuardianSustBiz
Should be a good resource for all things business and sustainable, including useful summaries of individual companies’ performance and positioning on sustainability.
I am on its Advisory Board.