My colleague Elisa Turner, Founder of The Continuum Network, a global organization of corporate responsibility leaders passed on a link to Accountability-Central, a web-based publishing platform for leaders with a stake in accountability. While there are now an extraordinary number of corporate responsibility destinations on the web, this one, hosed by the Governance & Accountability Institute seems worth flagging. Useful areas of focus include: accountability; corporate, institutional, and public sector governance; capital markets, community investment, ethics, CSR, Transparency/Disclosure, and Enterprise Risk Management. As follow-up on my last posting about Responsible Shopping, I was particularly interested in seeing their Companies in the Bulls Eyesection. Here, the focus is on companies in the Bull’s Eye of advocates, activists, journalists, public officials, regulators, legislators and investors for inappropriate practices. Companies currently listed include Altira/Phillip Morris, Coca-Cola, Exxon Mobile, Ford, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Home Depot, JetBlue, Nike, Pfizer, Shell, Starbucks, and Wal-Mart. I found it conspicuous; however, that there isnt information about what these companies have done to end up in the Bulls Eye. This would be helpful and responsible. As noted previously, today enterprise risk management not only includes doing the right thing, but also keeping track of the many organizations that track corporate behaviour and may be on the radar of your stakeholders.
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