Companies that sit down to discuss the concerns of campaigners should be much clearer about what they want to get from the process, says Chandran Nair.
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Carbon trading is an accepted mechanism whereby market forces are applied to reduce overall emissions of greenhouse gases. But are the real investment opportunities realized in carbon trading? The social and environmental impacts of carbon trading are considered.Read More
HONG KONG: How to grow the global economy without depleting the earth’s resources has been a challenge that has for far too long been conveniently ignored. The financial meltdown has now come as a stark reminder of how the world’s failure to strive for sustainable development has grave consequences.
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This column by Chandran Nair appears in the November 2008 issue of the Ethical Corporation magazine.
Responsible business has never been in vogue for luxury brands, argues Chandran Nair.
In response to the outcry against Vogue India’s August luxury goods advertising spread, which featured poor Indians as models for Hermes, Burberry and other products, editor Priya Tanna is reported to have claimed: “Fashion is no longer a rich man’s privilege. Anyone can carry it off and make it look beautiful.”Read More
This article by Chandran Nair appears in the South China Morning Post, 25 October 2008.
For close to thirty years now the international media has depicted Iran as a country run by religious fanatics where women are oppressed and where there is no freedom of any kind. This sentiment has been perpetuated by the Bush administration which nonsensically labeled Iran as part of an axis of evil in 2000.Read More
This comment by Chandran Nair is published on FT.com, October 2 2008.
The rest of the world may not be voting, but even to the most casual observer, it is already widely assumed by commentators that most non-Americans would prefer Barack Obama to win.Read More
This column by Chandran Nair appears in the September 2008 issue of the Ethical Corporation magazine.
The true relationship between corporate reputation and consumer purchasing is a topic where many myths survive. Virtually every study shows that there is a large discrepancy between what consumers say matters to them and their actual purchasing decisions.Read More
The recent news that Hong Kong has launched a new form of international emissions trading to help the city fulfill its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol comes, literally, as a breath of fresh air for local companies, says Thomas Tang.
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GIFT founder and CEO, Chandran Nair was interviewed for German public radio about the role of international sponsors of the Olympic Games in Beijing. The programme, broadcast on Sunday July 13 on Deutschlandradio Kultur addressed various issues including; whether Olympic sponsorship is "morally" just and the economic damage (if any) that sponsors must endure due to the events in Tibet and Darfur. Questions were also raised about China bashing in the West, the influence of sponsors on the Chinese government and how companies should behave in China.Read More