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

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

Fund proves real value of ethical investing
Posted on 01-31-2019 by Korinne Bressler

A fund which invests in major companies who have made a legal commitment to supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) announced its 2018 performance on Thursday 24 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos. It returned 13.71 percent over two years, which is better than... Read More

Is Your Company Doing Enough to End Human Trafficking?
Posted on 01-09-2019 by Lisa Thompson

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Established in 2007 by a Senate resolution, the day shines a spotlight on the issue of trafficking men, women and children for financial gain. Many associate trafficking with sexual exploitation, however among an estimated 16 million human trafficking... 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

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

Is forced labor & income inequality in your grocery cart?
Posted on 11-16-2018 by Lisa Thompson

How long would it take a woman processing shrimp in a typical Indonesia or Thai facility to earn what a CEO of a major grocer takes home in one year’s salary? 4,000 years. It’s just one of the disturbing statistics shared by Oxfam’s #BehindTheBarcode campaign to raise awareness into... Read More

Why the Energy Sector Needs Better Due Diligence & Risk Monitoring
Posted on 08-23-2018 by Lisa Thompson

No industry is impervious to bribery and corruption risk, but companies linked to energy industries, in particular, face elevated risks in order to reap the equally-high rewards. It’s a topic we’ve touched on in blog posts on Unaoil and Petrobras . But anti-bribery and corruption regulations... Read More

CO2 shortage leaves many in the Food & Drink supply chain feeling flat
Posted on 08-03-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team at a sporting event or enjoying some fun in the sun, it’s thirsty work. Unfortunately the combination of plant shut-downs in the UK and high demand has created a CO2 shortage that threatens to take the fizz out of summer. The potential for disruption... 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

Step One for Supply Market Intelligence Success: Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset
Posted on 10-24-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Written by Jeanette Jones founder of Cottrill Research Supply market intelligence (SMI) is increasingly becoming a key strategic component within procurement. The strategic use of intelligence is a way for professionals to approach the many challenges that are faced, whether from other departments... Read More

SDGs: an opportunity for business
Posted on 08-08-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

In July the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Business Forum recognized the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. In this article, we elaborate on the SDG business case, and how businesses can engage with the SDG framework; driving business... Read More