James Farrar

James has more than 15 years of experience working on corporate sustainability issues from both the corporate and NGO campaigning perspective.

Latest Posts

McKinsey on Corporate Philanthropy: Mind Your Own Business

If only the Big 4 and the top consultancy firms could run on sustainability thought leadership white papers instead of free cash flow, 2008 would surely be a banner year. The latest epistle is from McKinsey who this week publish an insightful survey on corporate philanthropy.

February 28, 2008 by James Farrar


Human Rights: An Inconvenient Truth

The debate on business and human rights is set to heat up this year with the 60th anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Beijing Olympics and a sharpened focus on the potential winners and losers in the climate change crisis is also a factor.

February 25, 2008 by James Farrar


Economist Intelligence Unit on sustainability

The Economist Intelligence Unit this week publishes a report on the state of business and sustainability entitled: Doing Good: Business and the Sustainability Challenge. (Disclosure: SAP was amongst a number of co-sponsors of this report) The report captures nicely the zeitgeist - most businesses have accepted sustainability as a mainstream concern but struggle to integrate it meaningfully into strategy and performance management.

February 12, 2008 by James Farrar


The Lantos/Yahoo! legacy

Tom Lantos may have made his very last stand for human rights last November when he recalled Yahoo! executives to challenge their earlier testimony surrounding the Shi Tao case.

February 12, 2008 by James Farrar

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On Sustainability

The first post on ZDNET! And if that isn’t scary enough I kind of need to spend some time explaining the concept of ‘sustainability’, the subject matter of this blog.

February 12, 2008 by James Farrar