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Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying

Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying

“Many in business will rebel against this idea, but we are long past the point where free markets alone could solve the challenge in time (if such a possibility ever even existed). Business needs to, in the words of Environmental Defense Fund president Fred Krupp, ‘unleash the most powerful tool they have to fight climate change: their political influence’.”

Debate: Can Corporate Purpose Be Global?

Debate: Can Corporate Purpose Be Global?

“For global companies, there is a significant gap between theory and practice regarding corporate purpose. Indeed, there is no evidence that a global company is able to define its corporate purpose regardless of its nationality. Doing so requires committing to deliver value not only to shareholders, but to all stakeholders (employees, customers, communities…). But can a global company truly do so?”

A Guide to the Big Ideas and Debates in Corporate Governance

A Guide to the Big Ideas and Debates in Corporate Governance

“The past few years have seen a proliferation of statements, proposals, and revised codes of corporate governance such as the ‘New Paradigm,’ the ‘Common Sense Principles,’ the ‘King IV Report,’ and the ‘2018 UK Corporate Governance Code,’ to mention just a few. While some of these statements reaffirm conventional doctrines and practices, others call for efforts to better align the activities of corporations with society’s interest in a building a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable economy.”

B Corp Certification Won’t Guarantee Companies Really Care for People, Planet & Profit

B Corp Certification Won’t Guarantee Companies Really Care for People, Planet & Profit

“There are now more than 2,900 certified B Corps in more than 60 countries, cutting across industries and sectors. Through extensive lobbying and promotion it has expanded worldwide through new local offices. With the number of B Corps opening under the organisation’s UK arm growing at 14% a year, is this really a new way of doing business?”

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