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Strategic environmental assessment: implementation within the United Kingdom

The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (the Regulations) were introduced into the UK in July 2004. The Regulations […]

Finance Against Trafficking: Response to Modern Slavery Evidence Review

This responds to the consultation questions for implementing legislation to address human trafficking. The response recognises the importance of opening […]

Setting Standards for Sustainable Business

There has been a move towards aligning financial interests with environmental objectives. For business, sustainability standards are strategic tools that reduce […]

Developments in environmental reporting and the rise of environmental and social governance

The shifting global economic and environmental landscape is challenging the role of governments, civil society and businesses. The ripples of […]

Crying over spilt oil: what the gulf spills in Bohia and the Mexican gulf remind companies about sustainability risks

The past two years have witnessed two major spills of oil at opposite ends of the earth. Both spills were […]

The impact of sustainability and corporate social responsibility on company reporting

The recent impact of the volcanic ash spill on business and communities in the United Kingdom, EU and northern America […]

Corporate behaviour: how environmental risk and corporate governance are shaping change – or are they?

The intensifying and unremitting demand for greater corporate transparency has resulted in new, more stringent governance obligations and more onerous […]

Environmental disclosures under the new Companies Act

When the UK Government proposed a new Statutory Operating and Finance Review (OFR) in 2004, it introduced the notion that […]

Protective Costs Orders

Protective costs orders (PCOs) are intended to promote access to justice. They are often sought in judicial review applications containing […]

ISO 26000 Guidance on Sustainability – Beyond Compliance?

The notion that business should be accountable to the society in which it operates is not new. Increased emphasis on […]

Risk Management: Sustainability

Sustainability risk is a growing area of concern and potentially affects companies, banks, investors, real estate owners and occupiers. Expanding […]

Sustainable Rights

Increasingly society sees a company’s “licence to operate” driven by how it impacts and influences the communities that it produces, […]

Sustainable procurement: human rights and modern slavery in the sports sector

What are some of the key human rights challenges facing the sports sector?
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