Publications

Articles and other writing authored by Mark Brownlie:

  1. "Let's Quit Obsessing Over the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability", for Triple Pundit, December 6, 2016.
  2. "Courageous Companies: 7 Corporate Sustainability Pioneers Shaking Things Up", for Sustainable Brands, December 29, 2015.
  3. "Why we Need to Tighten the Screws on Business for Sustainability", for GreenBiz, December 1, 2015.
  4. "It's Hard to Climb the Ladder in High Heels", for Corporate Knights, November 6, 2015.
  5. "A New Vocabulary for Responsible Business: Words that Encourage", for Triple Pundit, January 29, 2015.
  6. "Ethics-Enriched Oil: Ethical Oil Puts up a Smokescreen", for Straight Goods News, December 19, 2011.
  7. "Mum About Carbon: Energy Companies Skip Carbon Survey", for GLOBE-Net, November 23, 2011.
  8. "The Great Wells-to-Wheels Hoax: Take a Closer Look at Oilsands Lifecycle Emissions", for Straight Goods News, March 30, 2011. 
  9. From Idealists to Apologists... and Back Again?”, for Environmental Protection, January 23, 2009.
  10. “Companies Must Do More Than Show Up”, for Business Edge magazine, September 5, 2008, Vol. 8, No. 18.
  11. "Stakeholders are as Important as Shareholders", for Straight Goods News, August 5-12, 2008.
  12. Monthly column for Oilweek magazine, August 2007 – January 2008:
  13. “Missing the Mark: Environmental Targets not in Corporate Canada’s Crosshairs”, for Corporate Knights magazine, Volume 5.3, 2007.
  14. “No Excuses”, for Our Canada magazine, August/September 2006.
  15. Sooner or Later? When to Publish Your First CSR Report”, for IABC/Calgary eNetwork Newsletter, June 2006.
  16. “How to Create an Eco-friendly Office”, for Calgary Inc. magazine, April 2006.
  17. “Sustainability Reports Round Out the Corporate Performance Picture”, for Prairie Peaks News magazine, Volume 1, December-January 2005.
  18. “Crowns Without Jewels: Crown corporations not so shiny at non-financial performance disclosure”, for Corporate Knights magazine, Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2004.
  19. "Are Socially Responsible Companies Really That Virtuous?", for Straight Goods News, April 23, 2004.
  20. “Doing the Corporate Laundry: A 9-Step Guide to the Dirty World of Public Relations”, for PR Canada, April 19-26, 2004.
  21. “Work in Progress: Sustainability Reporting”, for The Good Corporate Citizen: Pursuing Sustainable Business in South Africa, Nick Rockey and Andy Freemantle, editors. Trialogue Ltd. March 2004.
  22. “Few Calgary Companies Tell the Whole Performance Story”, for Business in Calgary magazine, Volume 13, Number 10, October 2003.
  23. “Trend Watching – GRI Guidelines Revisited”, for GreenBiz.com, October 2003.
  24. “Bringing Concrete Expression to Corporate Responsibility: The Fundamental Role of Sustainability Reporting”, for Corporate Responsibility: Responding to the Global Challenge, Entico Publishers. May 2003.
  25. A Perpetual Work in Progress: The Global Reporting Initiative,” for Sustainable Development International magazine, Volume 7, Autumn 2002, co-authored with Judy Henderson.
  26. “The Rise and Rise of the Global Reporting Initiative”, for Human Rights and Business Matters magazineAmnesty International (UK) Business Group Newsletter, No. 6, Autumn 2002.
  27. A New Institution for Long-term Sustainability Impact: The Global Reporting Initiative,” for Sustainable Development International magazine, Volume 5, Autumn 2001, co-authored with Allen White.
  28. “Your Principal and Your Principles: Socially Responsible Investing,” for Encompass magazine, December 1999.
  29. “Technologies Track Performance: IT and Environmental Performance Data,” for Environmental Excellence magazine, April 1996.
  30. The Practical Guide to the United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP) -- Creating, Sharing and Posting a COP”, co-author. United Nations. February 2008.
  31. An Inspirational Guide to Implementing the Global Compact”, co-author, United Nations. June 2007.
  32. "Making the Connection: The GRI Guidelines and the UNGC Communication on Progress", co-author. United Nations. May 2007.
  33. “After the Signature: A Guide to Engagement in the Global Compact”, editor. United Nations. March 2007.
  34. “The GRI Sustainability Reporting Cycle: A Handbook for Small and Not-So-Small Organizations”, editor. Global Reporting Initiative. February 2007. (Available in 13 languages)
  35. “Sustainability Reporting in the Upstream Petroleum Industry in Canada”, a paper co-authored with Irene Herremans, Geoff Zakaib, Wayne Patton, Monica Heincke, Rookmin Maharaj and Jamal Nazari, for Alberta Energy Futures Project. January 2007.