A Department of Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on realising the full benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has recently closed. It asks two big questions 'should there be more robust measurement of CSR programmes to really understand the impact and where they add value' and 'should big businesses be made to invest?'
The banks have admitted guilt and they are paying us back for all the dodgy deals they got into! Well, not really. Banks are, in effect, 'fessing up to having behaved fraudulently or criminally. However what 'settling' means is actually 'paying regulators to shut up and stop asking difficult questions'.