Monday, January 29, 2007

In the Retail Bulletin, Helen Dickenson questions the motives of the major supermarkets in their quest to become greener.

Monday, January 22, 2007

BusinessWeek "beyond the green corporation"

This is a great article in BusinessWeek. One thing caught my eye in particular, a company that calculates the value of reputation damage. Going to have a closer look at this. "Few Wall Street analysts, for example, have tried to assess how much damage Wal-Mart's reputation for poor labor and environmental practices did to the stock price. But New York's Communications Consulting Worldwide (CCW), which studies issues such as reputation, puts it in stark dollars and cents. CCW calculates that if Wal-Mart had a reputation like that of rival Target Corp. (TGT ), its stock would be worth 8.4% more, adding $16 billion in market capitalization".

World's 100 most sustainable corporations

BusinessWeek has prepared a list of the world's 100 most sustainable corporations, to be presented at the Jan. 24-28, 2007 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

New study shows business has regained trust

A new study featured in the Financial Times suggests business is regaining public trust. However the study's publisher, Edelman PR, says that American brands have a problem in Europe. Presuming this means brands founded in America, but I thought some US brands have suffered negative associations for many years. I believe that Simon Anholt, author and expert on public diplomacy, considers that it is America that has the image problem, rather than US brands. Simon's Nation Brands Index publishes quarterly reports on nations public image.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tesco unveils new environmental plans

Tesco announces latest plan to reduce the company's indirect environmental impact, reports the BBC.

Monday, January 15, 2007

M&S carbon neutral by 2012

Various newspapers, including The Independent, report on M&S's announcement that they will become carbon neutral by 2012. And one of The Guardian's blogs comments too.