The importance of organisational culture, communication campaigns and accounting for externalities – Tony Kelly

Tony Kelly is a Managing Director and Board Chair passionate about social justice and sustainability issues. He has extensive knowledge of water issues in the developing world and in Australia.  He served as Chairman of WaterAid Australia and Director of WaterAid International for ten years and Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water for 11 years. In this interview with […]

The role of the (bank) CFO in value creation: an interview with Mark Joiner, NAB

Mark Joiner, outgoing CFO of one of the world’s top 40 banks discusses the need to redefine value and rethink business models in this interview with Carol Adams. Mark has held Chief Financial Officer (CFO) positions at the National Australia Bank (NAB) and Citigroup Inc, prior to which he spent 16 years with the Boston Consulting Group reaching the […]

What is a ‘sustainable’ bank? An interview with David Korslund, Global Alliance for Banking on Values

“Sustainable banks start by determining basic human needs to be met and then deliver financial services which meet those needs,” says David Korslund, Senior Advisor to the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) in conversation with Carol Adams. “In contrast”, he suggests “most banks start by asking ‘how can we make as much money as […]

Organisations, people and the environment: an interview with Dr Glenn Frommer, MTR

Dr Glenn Frommer retires this year from Mass Transit Railway Corporation Ltd (MTR) based in Hong Kong as Head of Corporate Sustainability.  He is best known to many as a pioneer in sustainability reporting. With Glenn at the helm MTR has received many accolades for its sustainability efforts, including an AA rating by the RepuTex […]

Integrated reporting – what it is – and is not: an interview with Paul Druckman

Paul Druckman, CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) addresses some of the misconceptions about what integrated reporting is – and is not – providing insights into how it will develop in this interview with Carol Adams. He also spoke about the link between sustainability reporting and integrated reporting. Prior to taking up his […]

Incorporating sustainability into capital investment decision making: An interview with Francis Pamminger

Incorporating sustainability into capital investment decision making ensures informed decisions are made, but it is not problem free. Neither is the role of the sustainability leader.  Francis Pamminger, an engineer with 30 years’ experience in the water industry, shared his views on these and other topics with me. Francis has an extraordinary ability to bring […]

A global approach to sustainability: an interview with Ray Bremner, President & CEO Unilever Japan

Ray Bremner OBE, President of Unilever Japan, spoke with me about his personal concerns about sustainability.  He received his OBE for championing the relief efforts of foreign firms after the earthquake. His interview demonstrates what can be achieved when corporate leaders are personally committed to addressing social and environmental issues – and lead from the front. […]

ICT sustainability and being a sustainable business: an interview with Alison Rowe, Fujitsu

Alison Rowe is and expert in ICT sustainability and Group Executive Director Sustainability, International Business, Fujitsu.  She spoke with me about ICT Sustainability, its benefits to business and the environment. 1. You have led the development of the sustainability function at Fujitsu since 2007.  What changes have you seen in business attitudes towards managing and […]

ESG issues and business responses: an interview with Ian Woods, AMP Capital

Ian is Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Research at AMP Capital investors and is a founding member and Deputy Chair of the Investor Group on Climate Change. He spoke with me about his views on business attitudes to ESG issues, especially supply chain issues, ESG issues of the future and integrated and sustainability reporting. […]

Developing integrated thinking: an interview with bankmecu’s CEO Damien Walsh

Damien Walsh became Managing Director of bankmecu in 2011, following eight years as General Manager Corporate Services.  He shared with me the bank’s experience in developing its first integrated report, my analysis of which you will find here. What have been the key challenges in developing integrated reporting? Culturally there haven’t been any. As you […]