Virtual Consumer column in Ethical Consumer magazine
Ethical Consumer magazine is one of the most respected authorities researching and documenting companies and their ethical record. Founded in 1987, long before the current wave of interest in ethical consumerism, the magazine was for years the only reliable source of information for people concerned about the impact of their consumer choices.
I first came to know Ethical Consumer through their pioneering work in the early 1990's to store research information in an on-line database - a project that ultimately led to the current Ethiscore system.
From 2008 to 2014 I wrote a column for the magazine looking at ethical and technology issues mainly concerned with the Internet. This column became known as Virtual Consumer.
At the moment I'm covering the latest developments in the Save Our Bank campaign for the magazine instead.
The full series of Virtual Consumer columns are reproduced here, thanks to Ethical Consumer.