Results for Reporting

Socially challenged: trends in social reporting

Socially challenged: trends in social reporting

February 01, 1999

Corporate social accountability and reporting are roaring up the business agenda. John Elkington and Franceska van Dijk from SustainAbility explore the trends and priorities in their latest report for the United Nations, offering six points of advice.

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Acting together for the common good

Acting together for the common good

February 01, 1999 Companies are increasingly seeking not just business benefit but also competitive advantage from community and wide social engagement. Yet in tackling issues of common social concern, working together more makes good sense. Read more >
Why not report? Lessons from the environmental front

Why not report? Lessons from the environmental front

September 29, 1998

John Elkington from SustainAbility has led the way in helping companies to improve their environmental reporting. His latest study, looking at why the majority of multinational companies still do not report, offers pointers to the development of wider social accounting and reporting.

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Quantum leap from community to society

Quantum leap from community to society

June 01, 1998 New reports from Shell, BP and others massively extend the scope of traditional community reporting and pose a personal challenge to social responsibility managers and their companies. Read more >
Holding the stewards to account

Holding the stewards to account

April 01, 1998 Back in the news are plans to improve the way modern companies are governed, with management giving a more inclusive account of their stewardship of the business. Read more >
Held to account: social auditing and reporting

Held to account: social auditing and reporting

February 01, 1997 Suddenly everyone's talking about it: new how-to-do-it guides, a clutch of new institutes and a commitment from BT are just some of the signs of interest in social accountability. So what is social accounting, auditing and reporting and does it matter? Read more >
Reporting community engagement

Reporting community engagement

December 01, 1996 Drawing on the work of John Elkington, this article describes SustainAbility's five stage process to corporate environmental reporting, draws a parallel with reporting of corporate citizenship and asks how far advanced is your company? Read more >
Held to account

Held to account

December 01, 1996 As the debate about stakeholding continues, two companies make dramatic moves: Britain's largest company promises to undergo social auditing, while America's most aggressive oil company is held to account by its black employees. Read more >