Corporate Responsibility

Why I Didn't Watch Brazil vs Germany

Stephen Howard | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK
Stephen Howard

For now, there is still progress to be made. We want many more businesses to join the move to creating an enhanced contract with society and harness the influence and reach of their businesses to tackle key issues. In return businesses will unlock innovation, growth and long term opportunities. It's a win-win and it's time that every business recognised this.

UK Families Are Struggling to Afford Basics... And It's Not Just Food

Robin Boles | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Robin Boles

Much has been reported in recent months about providing food to families who are struggling to make ends meet, but unfortunately there is a much broader and deeper side to this story: a desperate need for everyday essentials, items that are getting left off the weekly shop long before people turn to food hand-outs.

China's Trans-Pacific Pollution

Peter Rolton | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

China has been an exportation hub for many years, supplying the rest of the globe with innumerable products on an ever-increasing scale. Unfortunately, it appears that an unwelcome additional extra has started to make its way around the world alongside these items: we're now also importing its pollution.

Getting the Corporate Nation Healthy

Dr Katherine Tryon | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Katherine Tryon

It is indisputable that chronic diseases are increasing, with conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease accounting for over 63% of deaths in the world today. These can be avoided or better managed through healthier lifestyle choices, presenting a clear need for focus on prevention as well as treatment.

Could Buddhism Help Your Business?

Beth Burgess | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Beth Burgess

The goal of Buddhism is ultimately to achieve enlightenment, but along the pathway to awakening, there are many useful lessons about how to operate ethically and effectively in the world.

Don't Ditch Your Ethics: Company Values Are the Key to Success

Charlie Mowat | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Charlie Mowat

Taking the CMI's research on board, there is clearly still a way to go in the business world in terms of leadership and good company values, but I believe that increasingly, people will realise what I have - that the rewards of nurturing an ethical culture in your business are potentially great.

Understanding Environmental Behaviour in the 'Black Box' of the Household

Dr Stewart Barr | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Stewart Barr

With all the investment in behaviour change campaigns and infrastructure, why is there still material that can be recycled going into the bin in our homes? Only half of all plastic bottles are currently sent for recycling, revealing a significant gap between the strong environmental values people profess and their behaviour.

How the Power of Collaboration Means We Can Deliver Sustainable Benefits to Communities, Even in Tough Economic Times

Hayley Brent-Isherwood | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK
Hayley Brent-Isherwood

Business success in difficult economic times comes to those who take their responsibilities seriously and look for new ways to address the material concerns of their key stakeholders. For us at British Gas, this is the cornerstone of our corporate responsibility strategy.

Are Food and Drinks Companies Feeding Us Nonsense?

Nigel Salter | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Nigel Salter

Strangely enough, according to some commentators, the health impacts of this scandal could actually have been positive, with the lean horsemeat making the burgers healthier. But somehow I don't think this was done with our health in mind.

London 2012: Environmentally Friendly?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Sport
Giovanni Vimercati

Should you find yourself eating a custard tart in Trafalgar Square do make sure not to spill any cream on the floor. It's a criminal damage and you are liable for arrest.

The New Morality of Brands

Jim Prior | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK
Jim Prior

Last week, a report by The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges (the body that represents all of the UK's doctors) cited "irresponsible marketing" by major food and drinks brands as a key contributor to the obesity epidemic.