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28th September 2013 Sustainability – a view from the crossroads

It’s time to reassess the best direction for the journey towards sustainable business. I vividly recall listening in early 2005 to a BBC Radio 4 play, Playing for Time – 3 days in May 1940(i), in which Winston Churchill’s long-serving personal detective, WH Thompson, described travelling in the car with Churchill, down the Mall from Buckingham Palace, after Churchill had been appointed as prime minister.

11th July 2013 Corporate responsibility with Chinese characteristics

A unique sustainability culture is developing in China, guided by state control, independent domestic organisations and international partnerships. At some stage in the next decade and a half, China is expected to overtake the US to become the world’s largest economy.

2nd April 2013 Carers – a business responsibility and social opportunity

Caring for friends or relatives is part of daily life for many, and employers as well as their employees have much to gain if the needs of carers become part of corporate responsibility. Many of us are caring for an elderly parent, a disabled or seriously ill loved one, or a neighbour.

12th February 2013 How company boards can make the best use of expert panels

Most large companies now have some board oversight of their commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability.

15th January 2013 Responsible business can help Burma’s democratic transition

José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, British foreign secretary William Hague, US secretary of state Hilary Clinton and most recently American president Barack Obama have all visited Burma in recent months.

5th September 2012 The CEO as statesman

Modern chief executives need to be more than business leaders. And their wider responsibilities are something to be supported, not begrudged. At the 2012 Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Summit, I interviewed Paul Walsh, the long-serving chief executive of Diageo.


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