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New EU rules take on tax avoidance

By Brian Collett - New EU rules requiring member countries to exchange information on multinationals’ tax affairs are due to apply next month . . . 

'Behind the Smile' Exhibition helps break the stigma of mental health

By Sangeeta Haindl — It is predicted that one in four of us will be affected by mental illness within a year. Though the effects are as real as a broken arm, it is an invisible...

Is volunteering right for senior managers?

Corporate volunteering is on the rise. Tom Idle reports on the emergence of skills-based volunteering schemes for senior managers.

Mahatma Gandhi once said “the...

Motivating models for 21st century employee engagement

Employee engagement is a buzzword that has been around for a long time, but what does it actually mean, and what are the benefits to organisations? 


Grocery chains innovate to reduce food waste

By Brian Collett - Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket group, has become the latest retailer to offer leftover food from its stores to charity. 

Latest News & Blogs

Is CSR Dead? A Challenge at the National CSR and Sustainability Conference

By Adam Woodhall At the first National CSR & Sustainability Conference, held in London... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Conferences

Sustainable finance at the core of European economic recovery

By Vikas Vij — Capital infusion into sustainable infrastructure and innovation has... Full story

Europe | finance

UK businesses need a long-term growth agenda: report

by Vikas Vij — Over the past few decades, British business has made significant... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | strategy

Mums behind the UK’s small businesses are a powerful economic force

by Sangeeta Haindl — Do you know much about the “Mumpreneur” economy?... Full story

DotUK | UK & NI Ireland | women-owned enterprises

Coca-Cola UK invests £56mn to build sustainable food systems

By Vikas Vij —The food and drink industry can take a number of actions to achieve its... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Food Production

83% of environment and sustainability professionals say UK benefits from EU membership: IEMA survey

A new survey of environmental and sustainability professionals by the Institute of... Full story

UK & NI Ireland |

Corporate world moves forward with human rights transparency

By Antonio Pasolini — Supply chain transparency regarding human rights is becoming an... Full story

Global | Human rights

PYXERA Global executives to present at 15th Responsible Business Summit

Top PYXERA Global executives will be among the 55+ speakers at the 15th Responsible Business... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Conferences

Grocery chains innovate to reduce food waste

By Brian Collett - Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket group, has become the latest... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | food waste

Diversity on FTSE 100 falls dramatically

By Sangeeta Haindl - There is growing concern about the levels of diversity in major... Full story

Green Park | UK & NI Ireland | Diversity

Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability announces first working fellows

The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability has announced its first group of... Full story

ICRS | UK & NI Ireland | Corporate Responsibility

John Lewis partnership leads with employee-owned business model

by Vikas Vij - Employee ownership business models have increasingly attracted attention... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Governance

UK and US studies issue warnings about impacts of climate change

by Sangeeta Haindle - A new study by the London School of Economics (LSE), published in... Full story

the White house | Global | Climate change

Britain's biggest benevolent celebrities are . . .

by Sangeeta Haindl — The UK’s The Sunday Times has announced that rock super-star... Full story

The Sunday Times | UK & NI Ireland | Philanthropy

"High sustainability" companies are better businesses

“High sustainability” businesses significantly outperform “low... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | performance

A force for good

Fujitsu’s head of responsible business, Juliet Silvester, explains how the company... Full story

Fujitsu | Global | Corporate Responsibility

Join the sustainable business debate of the year

Join in with this fascinating debate as a dynamic group of innovators share their ideas and... Full story

National CSR Awards 2016 | UK & NI Ireland | Conferences

"Buy Social": £1bn challenge to big business

Responsible Business Week, sponsored by Business in the Community, kicked off at 11 Downing... Full story

the Cabinet Office | UK & NI Ireland | supply chain

UK, NY, and CA increase National Living and minimum wages in same week

One of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne's big ideas was to increase the... Full story

Office for Budget Responsibility | UK & NI Ireland | Living Wage

India wants UK to stay in EU

by Sangeeta Haindl 'Brexit' is a word on everyone's breath, since UK Prime... Full story

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry | UK & NI Ireland | Europe

Lloyds Bank Publishes "Helping Britain Prosper" Plan

by Sangeeta Haindl When the U.K.’s Chancellor of Exchequer, George Osborne, announced... Full story

Lloyds Banking Group | UK & NI Ireland | bank

Grocery companies switching to cage-free eggs

by Brian Collett Three large US grocery companies are to switch to cage-free eggs by... Full story

North America | Animal welfare

National CSR & Sustainability Conference

Join the ‘sustainable business” debate and leave your carbon footprint at the... Full story

National CSR Awards 2016 | UK & NI Ireland | Conferences

Britain's New Sugar Tax

by Sangeeta Haindl A new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry has been announced, to be... Full story

Schweppes | UK & NI Ireland | Obesity

London's Public Transport Gets Greener

by Antonio Pasolini London's transport network is getting greener with the launch of... Full story

Transport for London | UK & NI Ireland | transport

Barclays Helps UK Start-Ups Take Flight

Barclays has opened its third Eagle Labs space in Brighton after successful pilots in... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Technology

Why every business should volunteer

EP Journal by Mohammed Sharaf, DP World Businesses are perfectly placed to use their... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Volunteering

The Body Shop speaks up

EP Journal The Body Shop’s new CSR strategy is designed to make consumers realize... Full story

Global | CSR

Top automakers for advanced vehicles ranked in new CDP report

Several automakers have taken the lead in “advanced vehicles,” according to a new... Full story

Global | Carbon Emissions

First ranking of top 500 global public companies for human rights performance

The first-ever ranking of the human rights performance of global listed companies is now... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Human rights

New commission to help business engage with SDGs

A new commission of business, labour and civil society leaders, has been set up to help... Full story

Global | Leadership

Sky supports WWF's Earth Hour, Saturday 19 March with new advert

Sky is broadcasting a new advert to reach out to its 21 million customers in the U.K.... Full story

Sky | Global | Environment

GRI and CDP issue guidance to help companies disclose impacts

GRI, pioneer of the most widely used sustainability reporting standards, and CDP, host of a... Full story

CDP | Global | Climate change

BLOG: Businesses must unite to protect wildlife

HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, shares his thoughts on why business needs... Full story

DP World | Global | Conservation

British business unprepared for Modern Slavery Act, says CIPS

Urgency and action appear to be scant in British businesses before new government rules come... Full story

UK & NI Ireland |

Award entries booming for National CSR Awards 2016

“With the extended entry deadline of March 18 just days away, the National CSR Awards... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Awards

Primark extends partnership to support 10,000 women smallholders in India

To coincide with International Women’s Day, Primark is announcing a six-year extension... Full story

Asia | Agriculture

New report outlines how to identify weak corporate culture

Good governance is critical, but there should be a broader definition of what it means.... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Corporate governance

Morningstar launches new sustainability rating for sustainable investors

Morningstar has introduced a new sustainable investing initiative, the Morningstar... Full story

Global | Sustainable Investing

Webinar today to discuss risk-free supply chain

Webinar Alert: Today, Mar 1, 3 pm (GMT) a free live webinar with Timberland’s... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | supply chain

Global coalition comes together to change the future of protein

A group of international businesses and NGOs have joined to form The Protein Challenge 2040,... Full story

Global | Food Production

EC announces European Social Innovation Competition with €50,000 prizes for best ideas

The European Commission has announced the 2016 edition of the European Social Innovation... Full story

European Commission | Europe | Human rights

National Schools Partnership appoints Stephen Howard LVO as new Chairman

Stephen Howard has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the National Schools... Full story

Business in the Community | UK & NI Ireland | Leadership

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, to address GLOBE 2016 Leadership Summit

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, is scheduled to give the opening address at the... Full story

GLOBE series | North America | Conferences

Business in the Community Ireland offers Business Working Responsibly Mark

BITC Ireland has launched the Business Working Responsibly Mark, a standard that certifies... Full story

UK & NI Ireland |

Counting the cost of capital for renewable energy investments in the EU

The “DiaCore project” has evaluated the cost of capital across the European... Full story

Europe | Renewable energy

Orange launches website for entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East

Orange has launched the Entrepreneur Club, a website that provides practical guidance and... Full story

Orange | Global | Entrepreneurs

Business needs to do more to build greener Scotland

Scottish businesses must be motivated by more than the financial bottom line if they are to... Full story

Social Value Lab | UK & NI Ireland | responsible business

Asia Pulp & Paper supports new foundation to address deforestation

Asia Pulp and Paper has launched a new initiative, the Belantara Foundation, to direct... Full story

Asia Pulp & Paper | Asia | Deforestation

Feefo announces “Trusted Merchant” Awards 2016

Feefo has released its list of companies that have been accredited with “Trusted... Full story

Global | Awards

BLOG: ESOS – the proof of the audit is in the saving

If anyone needs convincing of the value of ESOS, we have the evidence, writes Thomas Whiffen,... Full story

National Energy Foundation | UK & NI Ireland | Energy Saving

MCS welcomes extension of coastal conservation zones around UK

The chances of recovery for marine life in English seas have been boosted by the creation of... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Conservation

BLOG: Post-COP21 business needs to step up

Businesses need to look beyond their own boundaries in the post-Paris climate era, blogs... Full story

AkzoNobel | Global | Climate change

New recycling scheme for 'orphan vehicles'

The British automotive industry has committed to helping thousands of consumers recycle their... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Recycling

Plant-based package proves commercial success

Tetra Pak will deliver more than 100m packs of its Tetra Rex® Bio-based pack this year,... Full story

Europe | Environment

CEOs recognise value of 'corporate purpose' in business success

CEOs acknowledge that purpose – a clear reason to exist beyond making money – has... Full story

Global | Leadership

BLOG: Why diversity matters to capacity-driven success

Diversity tends to be a very hot topic on the web and in the news. It has been for decades.... Full story

Global | Diversity

Corporates pledge to help tackle mental health stigma

Unilever, Rolls Royce, Standard Life, HSBC and Network Rail are just some of the 350+... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | inclusion

BLOG: After COP21, what next for rainforests?

COP21 may be over, but on the rainforest front the work is just beginning, writes Claire... Full story

Global | Climate change

Hong Kong’s Hang Lung Properties clinches top reporting award

Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong clinched Asia's Sustainability Reporting of the Year... Full story

Asia | Awards

Hauliers to drive new campaign to get more women into logistics

The Road Haulage Association is launching a campaign called She’s RHA, designed to... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | gender balance

APCRG launches Responsible Business Champions 2016

The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) in the UK has launched its... Full story

National Grid. | UK & NI Ireland | Awards

Supplier non disclosure hindering climate risk management

The largest ever study of climate change data from major corporates and their suppliers has... Full story

Global | Climate change

Animal welfare grows in importance to food companies worldwide

Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the... Full story

Global | Animal welfare

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