Social Responsibility

How Big Brands Can Become Powerful Social Activists

Ollie Boesen | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Ollie Boesen

Image: Pixabay Donald Trump's immigration order has ignited the social conscience of the business world. CEOs at Google, Apple, Ford, Amazon, Micros...

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."

Why I am a Litter Picker

Karin Sieger | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

But an increasing number of people clearly cannot be bothered to put their rubbish in the bins or take it home. Take-away wrappers, containers, cutlery, bottles, cans... they are all left there, just dumped. Often with many balloons and laughing gas canisters. So, on most days I pick up litter

I Got Groped in a Bar Again

Mia Doring | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Doring

I thought somehow my age meant that I wouldn't get groped in bars any more. I thought somehow my age meant if I did I wouldn't feel the way I felt. When I swung around to confront the groper, he disappeared into the packed crowd without looking at me. He touched me, but he wouldn't look at me.

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 ...

Being a 'Student' Is No Excuse for Social Irresponsibility

Alexandra Heal | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Heal

As a university undergraduate, I'm hopefully poorer than I shall ever be again. Actually, that's probably a lie. But negative job and property-ladder prospects aside, as a student, isn't it my prerogative to lament my current financial situation? And is it not, therefore, permitted to be as socially irresponsible as I see fit?

Survival of the Fittest

Clive Norman | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

Forgive me as this is less of a blog, and nothing more than a rant. I understand the gene pool and the survival of the fittest. It is how we as a spe...

Only By Working Together Can We Make Sure the Voices of Street Children Are Heard

David Schofield | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
David Schofield

There are many millions of children living or working on the streets. They are found in every continent and every country. But whether they live in Mumbai, Manchester or Mexico City, they can face many of the same daily risks and lack of opportunities often going unseen and unheard.

Are You a Smoaster?

Steph Weller | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech
Steph Weller

I've certainly been guilty of sharing and Smoasting, especially the F***-Off Boasting About Your Child posts: when our 19-month-old completely surprised us by counting to 10, I was bursting with pride and wanted to shout it from every rooftop but I stopped myself. Because, actually, do I really need 40 likes to affirm that our son is as bright as a button?

The Khmer Spirit - Not Your Typical Cambodian Holiday

Alexandra Chalat | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Chalat

I travelled with Spirit of Soccer's founder, Scott Lee, and his five talented coaches to Poipet, located on the Thai-Cambodian border. As we rumbled up the narrow road, flying past huts squatting on stilts above stagnant swamps, and old ladies selling rice stuffed into roasted bamboo straws, he tells me that this region sits in the middle of the 'T5 mine belt'.

Development From the Ground

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

Becoming part of the mainstream to me means an increase in access to and use of technology. However, I've witnessed a huge digital, information and life opportunities divide not only in Kathmandu, but even more markedly between urban and rural areas.

Has Social Awareness Affected Travelling?

Macca Sherifi | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

It seems to me that there's a correlation between social awareness and global consciousness; the more we know the more we seem care. Due to the rise in social media, people's perceptions are being challenged every single day, and it's having a huge effect on the society we live in.

World Responsible Tourism Awards to Champion Child Protection in Tourism

Lara Solomon | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

The protection of children from labour and sexual exploitation in tourism is a serious problem, too rarely mentioned in the press or considered by holidaymakers when seeking new experiences abroad.

Business Has the Opportunity to Do More Good Than Charities

Charlie Mowat | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK
Charlie Mowat

Right now, business has an unprecedented opportunity to "do good," and a lot more good than charities. A controversial statement perhaps, but new research shows I'm not alone in believing businesses are better equipped to create social change than charities.

Labour's Reasons to Be Cheerful

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

January is a depressing month if you live in the northern hemisphere. Gloomy, damp, dark - and that's just the economic outlook!

I Am a Woman - Don't Pick Me Though

Fiona Melville | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Politics
Fiona Melville

One of the...shall we say interesting tendencies that some of the Conservative leadership has is to assume that they can appoint one person who will solve every problem they have.

No More Stiffy's As Suggestive Drink Blasted For Linking Alcohol With Sex

PA | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

A drink called Stiffy's will be taken off the shelves after a complaint was upheld that it linked alcohol with sexual success. The Independent Comp...

Government To Splurge £5million On 'Teaching' Parents How To Raise Their Children

PA | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Some 50,000 families are to be given free parenting lessons as part of the coalition's drive to make society more responsible. The classes are bein...

Riots Are the Symptom, Not the Disease

Peter Blair | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK
Peter Blair

Over the past decade Britain has become a more and more individualistic society to the point where I'm not sure what being British means any more.

Time for a CSR downsize and rebrand?

Kieron Hayes | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK
Kieron Hayes

It's been around since the 60s and goes under a number of guises, but Corporate Social Responsibility has probably never had a more tarnished image th...