Big business and financial investors, not consumers, will force better conditions in the world's textile factories, according to the head of an investment firm aiming to pump $500m (£306m) into creating a more ethical garment industry.
Anthony Jenkins has put great store on changing the culture at Barclays and restoring trust in the bank through the Transform programme.
If there's any industry in need of a facelift, it's banking. The image of financial fat cats riding the high times and pleading bail-outs in the low is proving tough to shake off. Could that change if the City's pinstripe brigade demonstrate wider benefits to society, not just fatter wallets for themselves?
A Swiss village has voted to donate 110,000 Swiss francs (£75,000) of taxes paid by Ivan Glasenberg, the billionaire chief executive of GlencoreXstrata, to charities in countries where the London-listed mining and commodity trading company is accused of exploiting people and resources.
Barclays has been removed from the list of companies in which the ethical funds run by Co-operative Asset Management can invest because of concerns about the way the bank has been hit by the Libor scandal and its reliance on investment banking.
The resignation letter on the New York Times opinion page Wednesday by Goldman Sachs executive director Greg Smith is shocking.
The Co-op and Marks & Spencer are today named as the UK's "greenest" supermarkets in a new survey which rates retailers' progress in areas such as sustainable and ethical sourcing.