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March 22, 2013
Microsoft’s first report on how it has responded to requests from law-enforcement agencies is a positive move in transparency, building on reports by Google and Twitter. It also poses an important question for society: What is the proper relationship among law enforcement, private companies, and privacy?
March 21, 2013
In this guest blog, we hear from the Global Reporting Initiative about the three I's in sustainability—information, integration, and innovation—and get a sneak peak at the changes in GRI's new G4 reporting guidelines, which will be launched at their May 2013 conference in Amsterdam.
March 20, 2013
Economic, regulatory, and customer pressure are growing on the ocean shipping industry to improve environmental performance—and the industry is responding, as demonstrated by the regular improvements in Clean Cargo Working Group data discussed at theTrans-Pacific Maritime Conference.
March 11, 2013
By improving reporting on corporate diversity, companies can discover new sources of competitive advantage in today's global, interconnected, and challenging business environment.
February 20, 2013
Financial services companies can help lead the transition to a low-carbon economy, and more are now managing greenhouse gas emissions in their value chains. But exactly how, when, and why should financial services companies measure and report on "financed emissions"?
February 5, 2013
Everywhere we turn, we are inundated with the word "green." But are green initiatives driving consumer behavior change and positive impacts on the environment?
December 19, 2012
European countries are vigorously debating whether or not to regulate corporate sustainability efforts and require non-financial reporting by companies. Although German companies tend to be advanced on environmental performance and other sustainability issues, there is still much resistance in the country to CSR reporting laws. Why the reluctance?
December 4, 2012
Having spent almost a decade at the World Bank advising governments in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America on major private-sector led and financed infrastructure investments, I saw a lot of half-baked projects. In many cases, I often found myself wondering, “Why would a reputable commercial bank even consider funding this project?”