How mining became a global CSR Achilles' heel
Posted on 08-27-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Our globalized society relies heavily on highspeed communication, made possible by the continuous innovation in the global electronic industry. Everyday electronics like smartphones, tablets and laptops, along with the rapidly growing market for Internet of Things (IoT) technology, require a vast amount... Read More

Sustainability-focused companies lower the boom on ocean plastics
Posted on 05-02-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Blame it on Blue Planet II. Since the nature documentary series began airing in early 2018, the blight of ocean plastics has come into focus for those who have watched it. Sir David Attenborough has become the Jiminy Cricket for this generation—a story-teller, a sage advisor, and apparently, the... Read More

Is worker welfare part of your corporate social responsibility commitment?
Posted on 04-26-2019 by Lisa Thompson

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a time to focus on issues that range from simple office practices (watch your posture) to slack attitudes or procedures that lead to devastating consequences on a massive scale. The International Labour Organization (ILO) established World Day for Safety... Read More

Frontline compliance requires expert juggling
Posted on 04-18-2019 by Lisa Thompson

There’s no room for clowning about when it comes to risk management and maintaining the integrity of international business. According to records of ancient Chinese history, the armies of the Chu and Song states were facing each other in readiness for battle in 630 BC when a Chu warrior, Xiong... Read More

Every Day is Earth Day for Companies Committed to Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted on 04-17-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Is sustainability part of your corporate social responsibility commitment ? This year’s Earth Day festivities mark the 49th year of the global awareness event and brings into focus a pressing concern for all Earthlings—from CEOs to regular Joes. To the point where a joke is perhaps the best... Read More

3 Compelling Reasons to Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted on 03-12-2019 by Lisa Thompson

If you’re a social media user, you’ve likely seen plenty of posts about what people—even those without a religious affiliation—are giving up for Lent. There are the usual suspects, of course: chocolate, alcohol, bread. But a recent Mashable article highlights a different focus... Read More

Before you say, ‘Be Mine’, be mindful of forced labor risk
Posted on 02-13-2019 by Lisa Thompson

The Valentine’s Day pressure is on. What gift will you choose to express your love to your sweetheart? Chocolate, roses and jewelry usually top the list of options—and the National Retail Federation projects that spending for Valentine's Day will top $20 billion this year. Jewelry captures... Read More

3 Reasons the Fashion Industry Fails on ESG Standards
Posted on 02-08-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Paris, Milan, New York—The biggest fashion houses take center stage in the coming weeks. And when the buzz starts, the fashion industry will race to take the couture collections from the runways to the more affordable racks of retailers. But in the sprint to deliver what many consider ‘disposable’... Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance to Join Top Table at Davos
Posted on 01-22-2019 by Lisa Thompson

The World Economic Forum (WEF) brings together leaders of government and business in the Alpine town of Davos in Switzerland this week. They are discussing the latest trends in business and society. The participant list is revealing—this year, some of the world’s biggest companies have sent... Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility On Trend to Grow
Posted on 01-08-2019 by Lisa Thompson

In our ongoing series of Expert Q&As, we speak with Alison Taylor, Managing Director of Business for Social Responsibility ( BSR ), a nonprofit organization that works with companies and other partners on sustainable business strategies. She tells LexisNexis that there is a trend of businesses prioritizing... Read More

3 Business Resolutions that Reduce Risk Exposure
Posted on 12-21-2018 by Lisa Thompson

January may be hot or cold, rainy or snowy—it just depends on where you live. But whether you sport a windbreaker or a parka when you head back to work after the holiday season, January is the same everywhere when it comes to making resolutions. It marks a new year and a clean slate—which... Read More

How forced labor impacts the global labor market
Posted on 12-18-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Migration is a recurrent theme in human history. Whether seeking to escape violence, natural disasters or poverty, migrants express their determination for better lives through migration. On International Migrants Day, we look at a particular risk that migrants face—forced labor. The issue is more... Read More

'Tis the season to combat forced labor
Posted on 12-13-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Holiday traditions vary. Whether you festoon a Christmas tree with sparkly baubles and tinsel, light a menorah for Hanukkah or tackle feats of strength for Festivus, gift-giving and holiday parties are likely part of your tradition too. But these seasonal celebrations have a dark side—the risk... Read More

Are the holidays sustainable?
Posted on 12-12-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Many organizations use Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) standards or engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs to support sustainable business practices and mitigate third-party risk . But what about on the home-front? ‘Tis the season of celebration, but the glittery... Read More

Grocery chain bags food supply chain risk with eco-friendly option
Posted on 11-21-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Several months ago, we highlighted news that Kroger was phasing out plastic grocery bags as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment . The national grocery chain is not alone. When it comes to addressing food supply chain risk, corporate social responsibility programs are helping... Read More

Expert Q&A: How Does CSR Contribute to Corporate Value?
Posted on 11-19-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Rajita Kulkarni is the President of the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) , which promotes ethical approaches to business and corporate governance. It has organized global forums to discuss ethics in sport and ethical approaches of young people. In an exclusive interview with LexisNexis, Rajita... Read More

Can companies use ISO 37001 to help eradicate poverty?
Posted on 10-17-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Twenty-five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 17th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty . In marking the anniversary, the UN has stated that … “all people must come together to end poverty and discrimination in order to build a sustainable future... Read More

Kroger Bags Reliance on Plastic as Part of Its Corporate Social Responsibility Commitment
Posted on 09-13-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Five trillion plastic bags. That’s the number of single-use (double, if you have a dog) bags used worldwide every year. To put that into perspective, the bags spread out side-by-side would cover an area twice the size of France says a U.N. report released on World Environment Day in June. And you... Read More

Danske Bank and Siemens invite ABC compliance in the boardroom
Posted on 08-16-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Danske Bank and Siemens have appointed chief compliance officers to their boards of directors this summer. We explore why compliance has become accepted as a critical function in any company. At the next board meeting of Denmark’s biggest bank, a chief compliance officer will be at... Read More

Cracks in Food Safety Programs Lead to ‘Eggstraordinary’ Recall
Posted on 06-13-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Two-hundred and seven million eggs were recalled on April 13th of this year—the largest such recall in the U.S. in nearly 10 years. By May, another 12 people from 9 states had fallen ill from the tainted eggs, bringing the total to 35 with 11 individuals requiring hospitalization. Major supermarket... Read More

Investors Prove that Corporate Social Responsibility Pays
Posted on 05-23-2018 by Lisa Thompson

For many companies, ‘doing the right thing’ is not enough to persuade them to take an ethical, sustainable approach to business. But they will surely be convinced by new evidence that a sustainable approach to business can improve their share price. A fund which invested in 300 companies... Read More

CONSTRUCTing a new approach to CSR
Posted on 04-06-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Environmental and social issues driving change in the construction industry Guest Post by Colleen Theron, Director Ardea Since Russia and Qatar won their bids to host the FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively, the construction industry has come under the spotlight for their human rights... Read More

Building a model CSR strategy brick-by-brick
Posted on 03-09-2018 by Lisa Thompson

LEGO Group will sell some pieces made from plant-based plastic this year—it’s the first step in its bid to make all products and packaging from sustainable materials in 2030. LEGO prioritizes corporate social responsibility, earning it the ranking as the company with the best reputation by... Read More

Rise in Donations Means Universities Need First-Class Due Diligence
Posted on 02-23-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Universities in the United States received a record $43.6 billion in donations from individuals, companies and organisations in 2017. But recent scandals show that universities must not neglect due diligence on the source of these donations. Top marks for university fundraisers 2017 was... Read More

The Dark Side of Chocolate
Posted on 12-08-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

As the year draws to a close, supermarket shelves are once again groaning with the weight of chocolates that will be sold and gifted in vast quantities globally. With December 9 being Anti-Corruption Day , however, now is the perfect time to ask, “Are the goodies we add to our shopping carts hiding... Read More