Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ethical Corporation's 10 Ethical Leaders of 2008

Ethical Corporation has published its list of the 10 Ethical Leaders of 2008 who have done the most to advance the cause of responsible business.

  1. Barack Obama, US president-elect - For making the perfect start to addressing the world’s biggest challenges in 2009

  2. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and philanthropist - For outlining the opportunity side of responsible business with his vision for creative capitalism

  3. Richard Lambert, director-general, Confederation of British Industry - For proactive business leadership in setting the UK climate change agenda

  4. Donald MacDonald, chairman, UN Principles for Responsible Investment - For leading the UNPRI through the most significant year of its history

  5. Jessica Sansom, sustainability manager, innocent drinks - For turning the innocent founders’ commitment to sustainability into tangible results in the supply chain

  6. Howard Pearce, head of environmental finance and pension fund management, UK Environment Agency - For proving that asset owners can call their fund managers to account on ethics – provided they are committed enough

  7. Chris Wille, chief of sustainable agriculture, Rainforest Alliance - For helping to take ethical food and drink into the mainstream market

  8. Patrick Alley, director, Global Witness - For well-chosen campaigns on corporate complicity in human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  9. John Ruggie, UN special representative for business and human rights - For getting the business and human rights agenda back on track

  10. James Hansen, climatologist and head of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies - For outspoken and informed criticism of government and business inaction on climate change

Read the full article here.

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