In the current climate, 'going green' might not be at the top of most company 'to do' lists. Times are tough and there are numerous economic headwinds keeping us busy. So, am I wasting my time writing a blog post calling on companies to build sustainability into their business plans? Definitely not and here's why. In 2007 we set aside a massive £200 million for a five year project called Plan A (because there is no Plan B for the one planet we have), a sustainability programme that pledged to transform M&S by changing the way it did business.
As the ethical fashion and food categories of the RSPCA Good Business Awards are launched today, companies are finding that being animal welfare-friendly is better for business than it has ever been.
Social travel relates to the huge amount of people worldwide exploring new ways of travelling and hosting, preferring to swap, share and couch-surf instead of renting and buying... it's fast becoming the chic, 21st Century travel choice for everyone from silver surfers to city slickers to families.
Over the past 30 years communication between brands and customers has changed dramatically. From direct sales to social media
So-called "ethical Christmas gifts" have become a familiar feature of the holiday season. Every year, charities like Oxfam
Christmas is traditionally a time of peace and goodwill to all 'men', but sadly other animals fair less well during the festive season.