Extract from the Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking, December 2013, written by Julie Tanner, Assistant Director of Socially Responsible Investing, Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS).

With the Rana Plaza building collapse, the Tazreen factory fire, the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and the Foxconn suicides now part of our lexicon, never has the onus on business to uphold environmental and human rights standards been more acute or the risk more obvious. How quickly and effectively all companies learn from these tragedies and develop systemic responses to them can mean the difference between success and failure.