Corporate Social Responsibility

How To Feed 10 Billion People By 2050: A Three-Point Plan To Fix A Broken Food System

Amanda Sourry | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK
Amanda Sourry

It seems that people have never been as interested in food as they are today. Our appetite to explore new cultures through food appears insatiable, as...

Brave Oar Barmy - Why I Rowed The Irish Sea

Anne-Marie McConnon | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Anne-Marie McConnon

Almost 10 years ago, I received a call from my dad telling me that he had a growth in his stomach. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which he woul...

Forget Sustainable Collections, We Need A Sustainable Fashion Industry

Dio Kurazawa | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Style
Dio Kurazawa

Fashion and sustainability aren't two words you often see in the same sentence. An adjective that evokes images of industry and ecology, "sustainable" is actually coming into fashion when describing, well, fashion. And as Director of Denim at WGSN, I can tell you this is very good news for our industry.

H&M UK Converts Plastic Bag Charges In To £1million Cash For Children

Kate Goldman-Toomey | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Style
Kate Goldman-Toomey

Nyapour, from South Sudan, was only 9 when conflict came to her village. Forced to flee with her mum, she described how "I was very frightened by the war. I saw so many people wounded and men shooting guns, it was very bad."

Gender Inequality In Sport Is Rife, But Korfball Could Help

Ben King | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Sport
Ben King

So here's a rallying cry for organisations like Nike, Sport England and the BBC looking to champion gender equality in sport -- why not explore the burgeoning world of mixed-gender sports?

How Brands Can Benefit From The Bias Of 'Moral Licensing'

Richard Shotton | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Richard Shotton

"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking." Or so said the half-crazed philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Brian Wansink took that one step f...

Prince's Charity In Kind Direct Celebrates 20 Years

Robin Boles | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Robin Boles

It all began in 1996. HRH The Prince of Wales immediately had one of his brilliant ideas when he learned of the enormous amount of surplus stock clogg...

Get Involved And Engaged To Demand Change

Kanak Hirani Nautiyal | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Style
Kanak Hirani Nautiyal

It was the first, but not the last time I was asked that question. That day at Dutch Design Week, I was also asked, "Do your artisans work in good conditions?" "Have you visited your suppliers?" "Are the people you work with being exploited" and even, "do you make your products in sweatshops."

Extraordinarily Ordinary Social Satire

Anne Look | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Never has a generation held so many useless, unused degrees and yet felt so entitled to having it all. Unfortunately selfishness just might be our legacy. Our tombstones would read "A bunch of educated fools.", if anyone were around to see them.

How Employers Can Support Volunteering In The UK

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Nicholas Mazzei

As we approach Christmas, employers need to think hard about giving their employees time to volunteer and ensuring they are free to serve these causes. The Skills Exchange is an excellent organisation to work with, and BT are keen to help employers learn about effective ESV.

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 22.07.2017 | 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 15.07.2017 | 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 30.06.2017 | 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 21.06.2017 | 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 14.06.2017 | 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 09.06.2017 | 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 04.06.2017 | 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 06.06.2017 | 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 19.04.2017 | 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 02.02.2017 | 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...