Ambiguity of the transformation rules made it possible for mining companies to renege on their commitments.
A lesson from the 2012 massacre of mineworkers is the need for government to retain its role as primary governance agent, enforcing clear rules and ensuring the provision of public goods and services.
Zara says it will only use sustainable textiles in the future to do its part in the climate crisis. This image is from a Zara shop in Singapore, 2019.
Zara, a fast-fashion clothing company, recently pledged to produce its line using only sustainable textiles. But it is not enough to curb the company's significant impact on climate change.
Being a company committed to ‘family-friendly values’ and corporate social responsibility does not sit well with profits from drinking and gambling.
Losing revenue from hotels and liquor retail outlets will hurt Woolworths Group, but not too much. The long-term reputational benefits are considerable.
Some multinational food corporations may have learned a few tricks from big tobacco.
Heading for failure: shifting the burden of social development programs to business enterprises may prove to be a huge mistake by India’s national government.
India requires large enterprises to spend 2% of their profits on corporate social responsibility projects. It's a bold idea, but looks doomed to fail.
In a survey of 1,000 Australians, 35.4% agreed banking and financial institutions show ‘no leadership for the greater good’.
More than a third (35.4%) of respondents surveyed by the Australian Leadership Index believe banking and financial institutions show "no leadership for the greater good".
Gillette’s ‘the best a man can get’ campaign exemplifies a new type of corporate political activism.
Gillette’s controversial advertisement is an important sign the #metoo movement has changed the global zeitgeist.
Like Dr. Seuss’ imaginary truffula trees, baobabs are endangered.
Without an array of ecosystems and species, it's tough for farmers to grow crops or ranchers to raise animals.
Virgin Australia is a dogged publicity hunter. The nation’s second-best known Minogue, Dannii, helped launch its first flight from Sydney to Hong Kong in June 2018.
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Virgin Australia’s great military blunder of 2018 is a case study in corporate social responsibility gone wrong.
Floods of traffic can clog up an internet server and the wires connecting it to other systems.
The very first cyberattack clogged up the nascent internet, halting digital communications. Now much bigger, the internet is still largely open to – and suffering regularly from – similar attacks.
Companies tie their flag to a social movement or political moment because they think there's money in it. But if it helps change the world a little, that's fine too.
Instead of fighting other countries, we should be fighting our overflowing landfills.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
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Four reasons why the line between activism and business is blurring.
‘I helped my neighbour move yesterday - you can’t rescue everyone.’
Think you are a moral person? Research shows that we are often prone to act immorally when we think we're moral.
Many products are made in factories where the conditions are far from humane or ethical.
Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, second from left, conferring with auto industry leaders.
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The environmental responsibility some businesses say they embrace is only a veneer.
Children wait at a private charity after being released by Customs and Border Protection.
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United's CEO called the Trump policy 'in deep conflict' with his company's values, the latest example of a corporate leader speaking out on a political issue, something almost unheard of a few decades ago.
Harvard Business School classroom.
Since the financial crisis, business schools have been accused of every evil -- inequality, oppression, environmental devastation. So why should management schools be preserved?
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I analysed 15 million words written by major oil companies and found their usage of 'climate change' peaked a decade ago.
Does this man understand how his company can be a responsible member of society?
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.