Ruth Rosselson investigates the ethical issues that arise when charities seek partnerships with businesses.
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 135, January/February 2012
In November 2006 the Oxford-based campaign group Corporate Watch published an important critique of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This short feature has been extracted, with permission, from the report.
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 104, January/February 2007
It sounds like something straight out of a conspiracy theory – the shadowy Codex Alimentarius Commission has been quietly making decisions about the food we eat for decades. With obesity and malnutrition reaching record highs in the UK, Leonie Nimmo asks whose interests they have really been protecting.
With The Body Shop’s acquisition by L’Oréal, the rate of takeovers of smaller ethical companies by multinational corporations is increasing. Ethical Consumer magazine asks whether we should be alarmed or jubilant.
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 101, July/August 2006
The gold mining industry’s response to a growing reputation problem has been corporate social responsibility (CSR). John Childs travelled to Ghana to investigate the reality behind the CSR rhetoric.
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 118, May/June 2009
Dan Welch looks at the tremendous amounts of money spent by companies to green up their image, but finds it doesn't always wash...
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 113, July/August 2008
To many in the ethical consumption movement, marketing is a dark art synonymous with greenwash. So what to make of a marketing guru who wants to use “green marketing” as a Trojan horse, smuggling ethics and green lifestyles into the citadel of consumer society?
From Ethical Consumer, Issue 122, January/February 2010