Corporate Social Responsibility

Why The European Diversity Awards Matter

Linda Riley | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK
Linda Riley

We'll be showcasing those stand-out individuals and organisations who ensure that those who produce what we see, read and hear is a true reflection of wider society - those who buy newspapers, watch television and video blogs, listen to the radio and read blogs.

A Quarter Century Of Corporates Giving Back To Communities

Anne Heal | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Anne Heal

25 years of volunteering. A million hours of employee time given by 160,000 employees. £40 million of company time invested in high impact social action volunteer programmes, helping 192,000 beneficiaries.

From Movie Screen To Reality: Why We Must Hold Fossil-Fuel Companies Accountable

Katja Garson | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katja Garson

Explosive, graphic, and seeped in narratives of corporate irresponsibility, the disaster movie 'Deepwater Horizon' hit cinemas in recent weeks. Based on real events, the movie documents the largest manmade environmental disaster in US history: the BP Deepwater Horizon oil-spill. Following an explosion on the rig in April 2010, 800 million litres of oil streamed into the Gulf of Mexico.

People Living In Poverty End Up Paying Higher Prices Across The Board - That's The Poverty Premium

Cliff Prior | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Cliff Prior

Being poor is not just about being unable to afford those 'nice to have' things - it's being forced to pay more for the absolute essentials, such as gas, electricity, banking, household goods and even groceries simply because you are living in poverty. It's called the 'poverty premium' and it is effectively a tax on the poor.

The Developing Social Economy In Korea

Nick Petford | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK
Nick Petford

The size of this economy is smaller than the UK where in excess of 70,000 social enterprises contribute 4% to UK GDP. But it is hugely impressive given a starting point of near zero at the turn of the millennium.

Self-awareness, Self-esteem, Assertiveness - What I Learnt in Kenya

Eve Novakovic | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Eve Novakovic

It's an incredible feeling being part of such a force for positive change and seeing the results. I'd encourage anyone who is lucky enough to get involved to do so. Just getting involved in your own community can make a difference.

Mike Ashley, Philip Green and Matthias Muller Are Only the Start - The Whole Corporate World Is Under Review

Paul Lindley | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Paul Lindley

From tax evasion to emission scandals, to executive pay and working conditions, the last twelve months have been dominated by corporate scandal. It is an issue that soared to the top of the agenda once again on Monday, when Theresa May announced her proposals to reform corporate governance and restore trust in business and politics alike.

Purpose-driven Business Needs to Be Less of a Rhetoric and More of a Mindset

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

It was reported in the media recently that Sir Philip Green had taken delivery of a £46m private jet. This news was bound to be salt in the wounds of the 11,000 people at risk of losing their jobs through the collapse of BHS.

Our Planet Needs a Purposeful Private Sector, confirms UN

Jem Bendell | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Jem Bendell

This week the bosses of some of the world's largest companies descend on New York to discuss the future of Planet Earth. The United Nations welcomes t...

The African Child: Vibrant and Full of Potential

Tanya Barron | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Tanya Barron

Image: Plan International For a quarter of a century, 16th June has marked Day of the African Child. Back in 1991, many thought of the continent as p...

Purpose and Universities

Nick Petford | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK
Nick Petford

What is purpose in the workplace all about? When Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says young people today want to go home at night and not just talk abou...

Giving Young People a Clear Line of Sight to Work

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Stephen Carrick-Davies

"What would Richard Branson change if he was the head teacher in this school?" This is a question I asked recently at a Facework employability train...

The Climate for Corporate-Charity Partnerships Is Hotting up

Beth Burgess | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Beth Burgess

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been a watchword for a few decades, but only recently has it come to matter more than ever before. Consumers...

The Benefits of Building Product Giving into your Operations

Robin Boles | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Robin Boles

It's Responsible Business Week and a perfect opportunity to reflect on the growth of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes. CSR policies ha...

How to Solve Google's Tax Problem

Grant Feller | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Grant Feller

Adidas is clearly a brand that cares about its reputation. So much so that it recently cancelled its high-profile sponsorship of international athleti...

Four Things You Wish You Knew About Your Clothes

Marianne Caroline Hughes | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Style
Marianne Caroline Hughes

We want to feel able to make a difference with our own impact on our planet and the people on our planet. However when it comes to something as basic as getting dressed in the morning, we're already lost. So what would be helpful for us to know about the clothes we're wearing?

Young People's Mental Health: Social Media has a Social Responsibility

David Rutley | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
David Rutley

It is generally agreed that for many years mental health has been treated as a Cinderella service within the NHS. There is growing recognition that this situation can and must change, and - critically - real action has been taken to address the problem, with £600m of new money committed in the Spending Review. But we must also recognise that there are new challenges to address, particularly for young people, not least from social media.

Change for Chickens: How NGO-Corporate Partnerships Can Have Global Impact for Farm Animals

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

For egg-laying chicks at least, we are moving slowly but surely to a "post-cage" era. Nestlé, the world's largest food company today announced they will use only cage-free eggs in all U.S. products within the next five years.

Building a Future for Young People in a Global Unemployment Crisis

David Bull | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
David Bull

Isobel takes an order at her shop © Unicef/ Francois D'Elbee The world is facing a worsening youth unemployment crisis with almost 73 million young...

It's Time for Companies to Lead the Fight Against Tax Dodging

Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona

Tax avoidance is now scarcely out of the news, and many companies have faced huge reputational damage for playing fast and loose with the rules. Alongside the urgent reforms to regulation that are required, good businesses should recognise that they too must play their part. The world expects nothing less from corporations and their leaders.

Finding Common Ground: How Big Banks and Small Charities Can Work Together

Lareena Hilton | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK
Lareena Hilton

You may think a leading bank with an extensive global presence and a shelter for homeless and vulnerable people in South London make an unlikely partn...

As Companies Embrace the Circular Economy, Are They Missing a Trick?

Robin Boles | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Robin Boles

Our approach to using natural resources has changed dramatically over the last 10 years, with companies becoming more aware of the need to shift from ...

How Can Companies Support Refugees in Europe?

Eniko Horvath | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Eniko Horvath

It is time for more companies to raise their voice in the refugee debate - as employers, investors, product and service providers, and above all, as powerful economic and societal actors. A more compassionate welcome for refugees is not only the right response to support, it also makes business sense.

A Life Dedicated to Fostering Sustainability Leadership

Polly Courtice | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Polly Courtice

2015 is a year that I dearly hope will be remembered as a turning point in our determination to assure the long-term health, wealth and security of pe...

CSR Is Dead - Long Live Responsible Business

Stephen Howard | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK
Stephen Howard

The Volkswagen emissions scandal is a poignant reminder of the fragile nature of trust and reputation for organisations and reinforces the importance of being a responsible business.