James Farrar

<p>James has more than 15 years of experience working on corporate sustainability issues from both the corporate and NGO campaigning perspective. He has worked directly within the banking (Farm Credit System), aviation (British Airways) and IT (SAP) sectors in the USA and Europe. His campaigning experience includes work at Amnesty International's business engagement programme and at Global Witness, a leading NGO campaigning on the issue of resource revenue transparency especially relating to so called 'conflict resources'.</p> James's day job is at SAP working within the Sustainability team. You can view James' extended profile on <a href="http://de.linkedin.com/pub/james-farrar/2/a47/743">Linkedin</a> and you can follow him on <a href="http://twitter.com/jamesfarrar">Twitter</a>.

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Salesforce keeps on rockin in the free world

Salesforce keeps on rockin in the free world

At Dreamforce 2011 Marc Benioff rolled out an exciting prospect for a social 'corporate spring'. But what is a truly social enterprise and is Salesforce itself one? Can citizens and companies tap into the power of social to overcome the resistance of incumbency?

published September 13, 2011 by

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Integrated Reporting: can it solve the sustainability information gap?

Integrated Reporting: can it solve the sustainability information gap?

Integrated Reporting is the latest buzzword for financial, non financial and sustainability reporting. Now the International Integrated Reporting Committee has published a framework for integrated reporting. The new model puts the CFO squarely in charge which brings benefits of more robust & reliable reporting but the old problems of strategy and process don't yet just disappear.

published September 11, 2011 by

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Update - Swartz to Jobs: let Timberland help Apple on sustainability

Update - Swartz to Jobs: let Timberland help Apple on sustainability

Timberland CEO, Jeff Swartz offers Steve Jobs some friendly advice: Apple should have board level supervision of its sustainability strategy. However, despite repeated shareholder resolutions and the presence of Al Gore on the board this is one piece of advice Jobs maybe likely to ignore. But is Apple really bottom of the rung relative to peers? At least one investor feels that although Apple has problems so too does HP and Dell - its just that people are a bit emotional about Apple.

published May 26, 2011 by

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Morality V's Technology: Timberland takes Apple to the woodshed

Morality V's Technology: Timberland takes Apple to the woodshed

Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz wrote an extraordinary attack on Apple for its lack of performance on sustainability. Swartz laments that companies like Timberland have to play by the rules on sustainability but the cool brand of Apple gets a free pass. There is some irony that Swartz calls on Apple to marshall sustainability performance in its supply chain and yet feels powerless to influence Apple in his own personal or enterprise procurement process. Is Swartz a voice in the wilderness or is this the start of a popular revolt against the iconic Apple brand.

published May 23, 2011 by

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HP 2010 Sustainability Performance Report - a mixed bag

HP 2010 Sustainability Performance Report - a mixed bag

HP publishes its 10th annual sustainability report with good news on energy, climate and product environmental responsibility. The company for the first time takes us through the sustainability performance of its portfolio. However, HP hasn't yet set targets for conflict minerals, supplier audits and transparency is ratcheting downward. Also down is HP's level of product donations though cash donations are up. Other commentators have noted HP is maybe green muting but as the largest global IT player shouldn't it lead from the front?

published May 10, 2011 by

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Oracle bats away pesky shareholder resolution on sustainability

Oracle bats away pesky shareholder resolution on sustainability

Oracle is opposing a minority shareholder resolution to be tabled at its upcoming AGM calling on its board to institute a formal sustainability oversight committee. The resolution was prompted by elimination of Oracle, Microsoft and Cisco from a suatainability investment index due to insufficient disclosure.

published September 8, 2010 by

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Nokia Siemens Networks respond to Iran human rights abuses claims

Nokia Siemens Networks respond to Iran human rights abuses claims

Nokia Siemens Networks respond to the law suit filed against them for human rights abuses. They argue that although their technology includes lawful intercept capability, mobile communications on the whole has done more to empower activists fighting for democracy than its has for oppressive regimes seeking to oppose it.

published August 20, 2010 by

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