Corporate Social Responsibility

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 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 19.04.2017 | 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...

Four Things You Wish You Knew About Your Clothes

Marianne Caroline Hughes | Posted 11.01.2017 | 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 06.01.2017 | 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 22.12.2016 | 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...