Henry Ford never said anything more impactful to business than this famous quote and I believe his business mindset continues to ring true to this day - being responsible in business is not just the right thing to do, but the best thing to do.
It's Responsible Business Week and a perfect opportunity to reflect on the growth of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR
Can business be profitable and responsible? A great question considered by a panel rich in experience including the Chairman of Sky, the CEO of Waitrose and the CEO of the RSA. The discussion was convened by Sky as part of the CBI Great Business Debate driven by polling which discovered that 53% of people do not think business has a positive contribution to make to society.
With the Chancellor introducing a new National Living Wage from April 2016 and the revised voluntary Living Wage rates published this week, low pay is firmly placed on the boardroom and political agenda.
It sometimes feels that a week doesn't pass without a high profile example of business falling short of the standards expected by customers and wider society. In light of the tax controversy involving one of our biggest banks that continues to dominate headlines - this latest poll perhaps comes as no surprise.
In my last blog, I wrote about how the minimum wage should be legally increased to living wage levels. Since then, the living
The advantages of raising the minimum wage seem to be very clear - motivated staff leading to higher productivity and lower turnover, a lower benefits bill and greater spending power in communities
The word citizenship implies that one co-exists with others. While technically possible, you can't really be the only citizen of a country. Its definition in the Oxford English Dictionary states, "a legally recognised subject or national of a state," i.e. the subject belongs and therefore shares its existence and identity with others.
I've been asked a few times in recent months why we need a Responsible Business Week?
There must be many more people who have suffered mental ill health as I have, and yet still work and succeed. I want to take this opportunity to encourage business owners and employees to speak up and share your experiences, as the more of us there are having the conversation, the louder it will be.