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Sorry IPT,  This is Not a CSR Report A Positive Attempt Fell into The Trap of Blue-washing

Sorry IPT, This is Not a CSR Report A Positive Attempt Fell into The Trap of Blue-washing

The oil and gas sector has been among the leading industries that have championed CSR worldwide, partly because of the negative effects of day-to-day operations and the resulting protests by civil-society groups and environmental advocates. Amid increased awareness and demand for sustainable solutions, oil and gas companies are jumping at the opportunity to promote and publicize their social and environmental credentials, going as far as labeling...
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Banque Libano-Française  Taking CSR Commitment to  A New Level

Banque Libano-Française Taking CSR Commitment to A New Level

The recently published Banque Libano-Française (BLF) bi-annual CSR Report, marks a quantum leap in CSR reporting quality and standards compared to previously published reports in 2013 and 2015. Believing that sustainability is a journey shaped by countless small and big experiences, ongoing learning and improvement, Banque Libano-Française took in 2018 its reporting to a new level by preparing its 2016-2017 Report in accordance with the Glob...
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The River of Shame Liban Lait: When Nutrition  Becomes Poisonous

The River of Shame Liban Lait: When Nutrition Becomes Poisonous

Over the last decade we have become increasingly alarmed at the amount of chemical waste and rubbish in water streams globally. The quality of natural water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs and below the ground surface depends on a number of interrelated factors. Unfortunately, factories use water from rivers to power or to cool down machinery, with dirty water containing chemicals returning back to the river in such high concentrations eventually...
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20 Key takeaways from The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019 - Facing the facts

20 Key takeaways from The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019 - Facing the facts

Here are 20 key takeaways from The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019 - Facing the facts, I enjoyed attending in London yesterday:
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Bankmed, Stop Confusing CSR With Charity!

Bankmed, Stop Confusing CSR With Charity!

Early in January, Bankmed announced that, as part of its CSR initiatives, the bank chose “to replace its end-of-year Corporate Gifts by donations to seven Lebanese NGOs, granting each one an amount of USD 30,000 [for a total of $210,000].”
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Our Top Takeaways From the 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Forum

Our Top Takeaways From the 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Forum

The 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Forum took place in London last month, where we heard from a great line-up of inspirational thought leaders from the world of sustainability. From CEOs to NGOs, corporates and consultants, all were keen to share their expertise with the audience. Below are our top takeaways from this informative and insightful two-day conference.
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Sustainable Leaders “Need to Go From Good to Great”

Sustainable Leaders “Need to Go From Good to Great”

The creation of a business culture committed to sustainability will depend on high quality leadership. Every year, Edie holds a conference in the UK to focus on sustainable business leadership – to look ahead to the emerging agenda, and to identify the current state of best practice. This year, the focus was very much influenced by the rising profile of climate change and the profound implications for how businesses create wealth. Mallen Baker...
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Let’s Get Real About Purpose

Let’s Get Real About Purpose

One year ago, BlackRock chairman and CEO Larry Fink wrote a letter to 500 CEOs asking them to rethink their sense of purpose.
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Half the world's schools lack clean water, toilets and handwashing

Half the world's schools lack clean water, toilets and handwashing

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half the world’s schools lack clean drinking water, toilets and handwashing facilities, putting millions of children at risk of disease, experts warned on Monday.
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New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting.
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