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M&S to tackle unemployment, skills shortage, and poverty around the UK - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans to tackle unemployment, skills shortages and poverty in 10 areas around the UK, as part of a new community...

Future generations prepare for work with DP World Education Programme - news

By Sangeeta Haindl — In our fast-paced, technology-driven and globalised world, consumers expect just about anything from anywhere delivered promptly to their door. International logistics...

Taking the lead in stormy times - news

By Adam Woodhall — How are corporate sustainability professionals—and the organisations they work with—to lead through this post-Brexit period facing our society? How are they...

What a waste of business resource! - news

By Mike Tuffrey, co-founder, Corporate Citizenship — Corporations spend billions every year on causes and in communities around the world. But a shocking new survey shows they...

Motivating models for 21st century employee engagement - news

By Adam Woodhall - 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?  There are many...

Chelsea Reinhardt joins Standards Division at GRI - news

As GRI begins its transition from sustainability reporting guidelines to Sustainability Reporting Standards, the Standards Division at GRI is expanding with the appointment of Chelsea Reinhardt...

Korea’s largest steel maker expands community investment programme - news

POSCO, South Korea’s largest steel maker, has expanded its corporate social responsibility activities with its “For a Better World” vision, focusing on raising funds and...

BASF argan initiative proves economic and social success - news

As BASF's Argan Programme reaches its 10th anniversary, statistics show that the initiative now benefits 1,000 women in rural Southern Morocco. The initiative was originally designed to...

Why transparency is the clear way forward - news

Last year, Land Rover shared how pioneering technology could be used to develop a ‘transparent’ bonnet, writes Laura Vickery , global CSR manager at the car maker. A...

Caterpillar launches pilot phase of free e-learning in Africa - news

American heavy equipment giant Caterpillar has launched the pilot-phase of its Technicians for Africa Project , an e-learning website for people who aspire to become a technician in...

Developing a new mindset - news

At this year’s BITC Responsible Business Awards , Lloyds Banking Group won the building stronger communities award for its work increasing access to financial services for people with...

Cheers to a sustainable future - news

As we enter the season of over-indulgence, Roland Pirmez, president of Heineken Asia Pacfic tells Ethical Performance why responsible consumption is one of the most important issues on the...

Duracell powers up emergency relief aid - news

Procter & Gamble’s Duracell Power Forward programme, known for donating batteries to those affected by natural disaster since 2011, is expanding its fleet and joining forces with The...

Kimberly Clark's Andrex acts on sanitation in Angola - news

A special on-pack promotion aims to raise £250,000 to help thousands of children in Angola to have clean and safe toilets. Toilet tissue brand, Andrex (owned by Kimberly Clark), has...

Perion in CR push following merger - news

Following its reverse merger with Conduit’s Client Connect, app monetization and software company Perion is ramping up its CR efforts with a $1.5m volunteering initiative. Simone...

Citigroup flies rainbow flag with Community Capital project - news

While Citigroup’s corporate social responsibility programmes lend a generous hand to LGBT and anti-violence groups, its business operations do too. Laura Klepacki reports from the US...

Dell powers up youth programme - news

IT giant Dell is to provide nearly $2.4m to 26 American. organizations as part of its Powering the Possible for Communities Youth Learning Initiative. The initiative aims to close the...

Seeing the sustainability glass half full - news

  Sandra Seru, head of strategy & reporting, sustainability & responsibility at Diageo tells Ethical Performance how the drinks group is tackling the social problem of alcohol...

Big business bucks economic trend on community front - news

Leading international companies are maintaining their investments in local communities and helping more people, despite the tough economic climate. New data on corporate community investment...

Aviva develops new way to measure carbon offsetting - news

Insurance giant Aviva has partnered with  ClimateCare to develop a new way to measure and report the full impact of offsetting carbon emissions. For the first time, Aviva has been able...

All in a good day's work - news

The positive effects of employee volunteering on the community sector have long been recognised but there is less understanding of the benefits that volunteering can bring to a business and...

ISS UK supports LifeSkills - news

ISS UK has signed up to support LifeSkills, a major new programme launched by Barclays for business, schools and government to work together to remove the barriers young people face in moving...

Antipodes doubt native CSR leadership - news

Australian and New Zealand CSR practitioners doubt the CSR leadership in their own companies compared with that within other organisations, according to research by the Australian Centre for...

CSR driving change at the heart of business - news

Economic challenges abound, but the CR Salary Survey 2012, published this month, shows a sector that’s not only enjoying continuing growth but also a place increasingly at the heart of...

CSR: a profession that’s coming of age - news

The Corporate Responsibility Group has decided to create a formal body for CSR professionals. Is this a natural progression for the new generation of CSR practitioners?    ...

Aussies reap rewards from uptake of CSR strategies - news

CSR is saving Australian companies money, strengthening reputations and enabling the creation of new products, though budgets have been cut in the past two years. The claim is made by...

Bank educates Jordanian girls - news

Standard Chartered bank is to give financial education to 6900 teenage girls in Jordan through its global community investment programme, ‘Goal’. The programme will target...

Should CSR have a professional body? - news

The Corporate Responsibility Group is toying with the idea of changing itself into an association for individual CSR practitioners. Is there a need for such a thing? When the CRG...

Pakistan relief comes up short - news

Businesses have donated significantly less to the Pakistan flood relief effort than to other recent natural disasters, and have seen their contributions dwarfed by individuals and governments....

Corporate MDG role is greater than thought - news

The private sector is playing a vital and 'under-appreciated' role in contributing to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). That's the conclusion reached from...

Hong Kong yet to integrate CSR - news

Hong Kong’s largest companies have ‘failed to embrace CSR in its totality’ despite scoring well on engaging stakeholders, a new survey says. Oxfam Hong Kong’s latest...

Middle CSR ranks enjoy better pay and security - news

Rising salaries, bigger budgets and greater job security: that’s the general portrait of the corporate responsibility profession painted in the results of the latest CR Salary Survey ....

Tax-free investment in the community - news

As CSR fights the image of a luxury in recessionary times, Community Development Finance Institutions claim to be the best value for money around. Mike Scott speaks to Mike Baker, head of one...

Future looks bright, say most CSR practitioners - news

Corporate responsibility practitioners appear generally positive about their job prospects despite the recession. The latest CR Salary Survey shows eight out of ten people working in CSR...

A look at CSR’s continental shift - news

CSR Europe has produced a new guide on the state of corporate responsibility in Europe. Here  EP summarises some of its conclusions about the progress – or lack of it – being...

RBC bucks banks backlash - news

Royal Bank of Canada has registered a rare recent success for the banking sector by being admitted to the Nasdaq Global Sustainability 50 Index. The Toronto-based bank’s naming on the index means...

GRI steps up diversity plea - news

Companies have been urged to ask their suppliers for more information on diversity performance, and to consider submitting such data to third-party audits. New guidance from the...

Energy firms beat social tariff goals - news

Britain’s big six energy suppliers spent £157million on social programmes in 2008-09, a 175 per cent increase on 2007-08, according to a report by energy industry regulator Ofgem....

Walmart unveils plan for social labels on goods - news

The world’s largest retailer has announced plans to develop a sustainability labelling system for all the products it sells. Walmart is undecided what form the labelling will take,...

Kraft aims to reduce malnutrition rates - news

Kraft Foods and the Save the Children charity have formed a partnership to relieve malnutrition among Indonesian and Filipino families. The three-year effort, financed with $3million...

Kraft intervenes on malnutrition - news

Kraft Foods and the Save the Children charity have formed a partnership to relieve malnutrition among Indonesian and Filipino families. The three-year effort, financed with $3million...

More diligence needed - news

Corporate responsibility reports by law firms are still uncommon, so a debut from a UK-based legal company has caught the eye. Oliver Balch reviews its contents Lawyer and US president...

Starbucks helps Asian social entrepreneurs - news

A Philippines organization providing microfinance loans to unemployed young people and a programme in Pakistan that combats violence against women are to receive help from multinational coffee...

2009: a year to keep our collective resolve - news

The next 12 months are not likely to be easy for anyone. EP asked a selection of people in the CSR world for some new year’s resolutions in the troubled times ahead. Anthony Perret,...

Barclays and Nike place new focus on girl power - news

The multinational companies Barclays and Nike have separately committed themselves to projects aimed at boosting the self-esteem and prospects of girls in the developing world. Barclays has...

Barclays supports Indian slum dwellers - news

Adolescent Indian girls in a Mumbai slum and in three districts of rural Maharashtra will benefit from a partnership between Barclays Bank and Unicef to give mentoring and provide microfinance...

Telstra in volunteering push - news

The social foundation of the Australian communications group Telstra is to give A$400,000 ($248,000, £159,000) in grants to community organizations. Under its Community Connection...

New help for humanitarian efforts - news

A body has been formed to enable businesses to become directly involved in development and humanitarian operations in strife-torn emerging countries. Corporates for Crisis will encourage...

Bakrie Telecom supports Grameen project - news

Indonesia’s first village phone programme, providing affordable wireless telecommunications in rural communities, is being introduced through a co-operative effort between two telecoms...

listening and learning is key to making progress - news

Stakeholder relations need to move on to another level if they are to be truly effective, says Jeremy Moon Most of us are by now aware that stakeholder relations are important to companies, but...

Spanish firms opt for LBG - news

Nine large Spanish companies are to adopt the London Benchmarking Group model when measuring the level of their community investments. The companies, which will assess their performance under the...

Telstra leads pack on community donations - news

Telstra, the Australian telecoms company, gave A$18.8million ($16.5m, £8.4m) in 2006-07 to enable Australians to live and work in their local communities, making it one of the country’s leading...

listening approach improves performance - news

Corporate community investment programmes are becoming more effective because companies are now listening to the people who are intended to benefit from them. The Charities Aid Foundation, which...

Barclay unveils new $150m global strategy - news

One of the world’s biggest banks has finalized its first global community investment strategy. Barclays, which operates in more than 50 countries and has more than 127,000 staff, is to invest...

inbrief - news

A group of Canadian companies will visit London this month to see how UK businesses manage their corporate community investment. CSR practitioners from ConocoPhillips, Enbridge, EnCana, Envision...

Bell decides to outsource its community giving - news

Canada's largest telecoms company, Bell Canada, is subcontracting parts of its community investment programme to other organizations. The company has engaged Ottawa-based Carleton University...

inbrief - news

Community investment of the UK’s Co-operative Group rose to 3.2 per cent of pre-tax profits last year, up from 2.5 per cent in 2003, despite a fall in annual profits of around £83million ($141m)....

PruPIM puts CSR ball in senior executives’ court - news

One of the UK’s largest property investment management companies has asked senior executives to lead progress on eight different aspects of corporate responsibility. Prudential Property...

Australian companies offered benchmarking tool - news

An organization has been formed to enable Australian companies to measure the effects of their community investments. The group, LBG Australia, part of London Benchmarking Group International,...

Coca-Cola firm gets dedicated CSR manager - news

Coca-Cola Enterprises has created its first dedicated corporate social responsibility role in the UK as it prepares to raise its profile in the field. The post of CSR manager has been filled by...

Canadians see SRI assets jump - news

Assets managed in Canada using a socially responsible investment approach have grown in value by more than a quarter in two years. According to the Social Investment Organization, assets rose 27...

water companies target young offenders - news

UK water companies Anglian and Thames have joined forces to launch a recruitment programme offering training and jobs for young offenders nearing the end of their prison sentences. The pilot...

inbrief - news

Bea Malleson has joined the London offices of the international law firm Herbert Smith as CSR and community action manager. She was previously head of community investment for Dresdner Kleinwort...

editorial standards are the key issue for media sector - news

Media companies can show their corporate responsibility best through transparent and responsible editorial policies, a consultation with the sector’s stakeholders has found. A long dialogue with...

inbrief - news

Severn Trent raised its community investment to 1.7 per cent of pre-tax profits in 2003/4, up from 1.5 per cent the previous year. The UK-based water and utility group gave £3.7m ($6.6m) compared...

inbrief - news

Deutsche Bank has won top prize in the first Corporate Community Investment awards run by the UK’s Charities Aid Foundation. The bank took the £25,000 ($46,000) award, which it will give to its...

New business group tackles human rights - news

An advisory group has been formed to help businesses in the Far East tackle human rights abuses, child labour, poverty, environmental degradation, legal compliance, corruption, regional conflicts...

training and education: the current picture for CSR - news

As the UK government’s CSR Academy begins to take shape, EP looks at the fragmented state of education and training in the corporate responsibility field Pity the corporate...

‘best practice’ firms are not so hot - news

Only six out of 30 Hong Kong companies that put themselves forward as examples of best practice on CSR explicitly allow trade union membership. A survey carried out by...

Suncor makes headway on aboriginal relations - news

Suncor Energy, the Canadian oil and gas company, has more than doubled its proportion of aboriginal employees in five years. The company increased the number in Canada...

tobacco giant sets out long-term CSR plans - news

The world’s fourth largest tobacco group has set out the corporate responsibility standards that it hopes to meet during the next few years. Imperial Tobacco says...

inbrief - news

Barclays Bank is to help provide local sports facilities as part of its UK community investment programme. The £10million-a-year ($17m) Spaces for Sports scheme will...

analysts perform better with social data to hand - news

Analysts with access to data on a company’s social and environmental performance make more confident judgments about its economic prospects than those who...

inbrief - news

Royal Bank of Scotland has produced its first corporate social responsibility report. The unverified document concentrates on community investment and environmental protection,...

music industry giant reveals CSR songsheet - news

The world’s largest music publishing company has unveiled a social responsibility policy. EMI Group, which has a roster of 1000 recording artists and a turnover of...

Italian CSR ‘needs tax break stimulation’ - news

Socially responsible Italian companies should be rewarded with tax breaks, a government-funded report will recommend next month. The Bocconi University study of 91 Italian...

Canada to get annual CSR health check - news

A snapshot of how different industry sectors in Canada, the world’s seventh-largest economy, are performing on social and environmental issues is expected to be published...

downturn ‘has spurred CSR’ - news

Economic problems in Japan have stimulated companies there to become more socially responsible, a study claims. A review of corporate community investment in Japan argues...

Anglo American makes move on local dialogue - news

Nine out of ten sites run by Anglo American are expected to have community engagement plans in place by the end of 2003. The world’s second-largest mining group says the...

inbrief - news

National Grid Transco has stepped in to provide financial support to the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Corporate Social Responsibility. The group, founded in 2001...

inbrief - news

Bank of Scotland is setting up a loan fund that will focus on regenerating deprived areas in the UK. BIGinvest will be one of the first funds to take advantage of the...

Pirc extends advice service - news

A service that advises institutional investors how to vote on corporate social responsibility matters has been launched by UK-based Pension Investment Research Consultants....

tax boost for investing in community - news

A tax break for companies that invest in disadvantaged communities has come into force in the UK. Corporate and individual investors who put their money into small...

inbrief - news

mm02 , the mobile phone company, has launched a community investment programme that will initially concentrate on projects to tackle the causes of youth crime. Its ‘Can Do...

gifts in kind grow in popularity - news

Members of the PerCent Clubof companies – a UK grouping that monitors charitable giving – have morethandoubled their donations to non-profit bodiesin the past three years....

oil firms agree transparency pact - news

Eleven oil companies are to break new ground in transparency by declaring how much money they pay to three governments on a new oil project in theCaspian Sea. The...

ScottishPower is top dog - news

The breadth and depth of Scottish Power’s corporate social responsibility programme have won it the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community Awards for...

inbrief - news

Vodafone has brought the community investment work of its subsidiaries under a single umbrella. The newly-created Vodafone Group Foundation will receive £10million ($14.7m) this...

inbrief - news

Mobile phone company Orange has set up a web site outlining its work in the community. Its corporate community investment manager Jacqueline Stokes said the site would...

Co-op Bank and Camelot vie for award - news

Co-operative Bank and Camelot have been shortlisted for the annual Impact on Society Award to be announced this month. The award, which recognizes UK-based companies deemed...

legal group to expand community activities - news

The law firm Allen & Overy has expanded its pro bono and community programme. The ‘Values into community action’ programme is outlined in its latest community...

bank claims ethics can pay - news

The Co-operative Bank has broken new ground in the field of corporate social responsibility by putting a figure on the business benefit of its ethical policies. The...

inbrief - news

Whitbread has appointed Jerry Marston as its new community investment director. Marston, who was previously head of social responsibility at Kingfisher, replaces Ian...

business ‘needs five-year deadline’ on CSR - news

UK companies should be given a five-year deadline to adopt corporate social responsibility measures or face legal sanctions, a prominent political and economic commentator...

inbrief - news

Internet company AOL UK has teamed up with Fairbridge, a youth development charity, to train disadvantaged young Londoners in web design and IT skills. AOL UK community...

making regeneration part of social responsibility - news

A new report, from a taskforce first announced by Gordon Brown, the chancellor, in February 2000, is likely to prompt businesses of all sizes and sectors to consider a review...

  UK-based food and drug retailer The Boots group has developed a community investment intranet site to encourage staff members to get involved in the company’s...

how the dotcom world is lagging behind on CSR - news

Early indications from the UK government-backed Digital Futures inquiry into the ethics of e-businesses suggest that this new business sector is still at an early stage in developing...

£1billion plan for community investment - news

Tax breaks for companies, banks and private individuals investing in businesses set up in deprived communities is one of the key recommendations in a report on social...

European rating for 2001 - news

Plans for a sustainability index that rates the social and environmental performance of European companies have been announced by a Dutch company. The Trilogy index,...

award recognises United Utilities' impact on society - news

United Utilities has won the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community awards for excellence for its ‘clearly defined approach to managing and accounting for its...

inbrief - news

NatWest is on target to sell £2 million worth of community bonds by the end of the year, according to Andrew Robinson, head of the bank's community enterprise unit. Interest...

Co-operative Bank sets out bold agenda on corporate behaviour - news

The Co-operative Bank has outlined ambitious new plans to become a world leader in corporate responsibility by measuring its indirect impact on society rather than just its...

BiC draws up some fresher principles - news

Business in the Community (BiC) has updated its Principles of Corporate Community Investment. The BiC principles were launched in 1997 but have been reworked in conjunction with...

consumers are still the toughest nut to crack - news

Employees are far more appreciative of their company’s community efforts than consumers, according to a new study. Research by corporate reputation specialist Chris Genasi,...

NatWest thinks small - news

NatWest is to step up its community banking commitment by offering credit unions redundant high street branches as premises. Discussions are already underway with a credit union in...

Community Investment Tax Relief - companies

Ideal Worldsmiths - directory

Ideal Worldsmiths offer services right around the word for organisations that put sustainability at the heart of their brand. We specialise in consultancy, writing and editing of CSR and...

Three Hands Ltd - directory

At Three Hands we believe in creating business value and social value hand in hand.  We work with business to develop their people, partnership and products in ways that benefit society....

ArcelorMittal publishes its 2016 United States Integrated Report - reports

ArcelorMittal USA is proud to announce the publication of its annual 2016 United States Integrated Report. Since 2009, ArcelorMittal has reported on its corporate responsibility and...

Teck Reports 2016 Sustainability Performance - reports

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) ("Teck”), has released its 16th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2016 and progress...

BAE Systems publishes 2016 Annual Report and CR Summary - reports

At BAE Systems we are proud not just of what we do, but how we do it – from developing innovative products and services and investing in our people and future workforce, to giving our...

Scotiabank showcases progress on CSR strategy: Better Future, Better Off - reports

Scotiabank published its  2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report, Investing in Progress , as well as a  new CSR website  today. In this report Scotiabank...

ANZ shaping a world where people and communities thrive - reports

ANZ has released its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Review, which reports on how it is tackling its most material sustainability issues.

CSL Publishes 2015-2016 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Starting a century ago, CSL was driven by its promise to save lives and protect the health of people. In 2016, CSL continues to deliver on that promise through its corporate responsibility...

Edelman Launches FY16 Citizenship Report - reports

Firm Focuses on Creating Meaningful Stories through Citizenship Edelman launched today its sixth Citizenship Report, “The Stories We Love to Tell.” The report highlights the...

Everything’s Connected: Mirvac’s 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

At Mirvac, sustainability is integral to creating customer and shareholder value. This year’s sustainability report, “Everything’s Connected”, showcases how integrating...

Telstra Releases Bigger Picture 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

Telstra has released its Bigger Picture 2016 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s progress in embedding its three strategic sustainability priorities – Everyone Connected,...

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Unveils New Sustainability Strategy and Goals - reports

Kimberly-Clark Corporation recently published its annual report on sustainability, providing a comprehensive update on the company's efforts and introducing new sustainability priorities...

ArcelorMittal Publishes Its First Annual 2015 United States Integrated Report - reports

ArcelorMittal is proud to announce the publication of its first annual 2015 United States Integrated Report. Since 2009, ArcelorMittal has reported its corporate responsibility (CR) and...

Improving Business Impacts: New Research - reports

‘Impact for Change’ is a programme of work by Corporate Citizenship which helps companies around the world to measure, improve and effectively communicate their impacts on society.

RBS Launches Sustainability Report 2015 How We Make a Difference - reports

“We’re building a bank where long term success will be determined by doing a great job for customers. By being strong, simple and fair, we will earn their trust, and live up to our...

Teck Reports 2015 Sustainability Performance - reports

Teck Resources Limited ("Teck”) has released its 15th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2015 and progress towards its short- and long-term...

Making Sustainability the Everyday Standard at UBS - reports

" UBS and Society is an integral part of our responsibilities towards all stakeholders. Across all client segments we see a growing interest in sustainable investing. I firmly believe our...

BAE Systems Publishes 2015 Annual Report and CR Summary - reports

BAE Systems attaches great importance to the way it does business, as well as the financial results it achieves. The company continues to build on its position as one of the world’s...

Ethical Corporation’s 7th Responsible Business Awards are Back! - reports

Ethical Corporation launches its 7th annual Responsible Business Awards today with the entry deadline on the 6th July 2016.

CSL Publishes 2014-2015 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Key achievements and challenges across CSL’s six corporate responsibility priority areas for the period 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 include:

Stories of Change-Mirvac's 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

Stories of Change - Mirvac's 2015 Sustainability Report Stories change us, stories are changing our world, read how stories are changing Mirvac and then create your own story....

Hydro-Québec publishes Sustainability Report 2014 - reports

Hydro-Québec’s 13th Sustainability Report draws on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines and Electric Utilities Sector Supplement, based on the “core”...

Diageo moves towards integrated reporting in its 2014 Annual Report - reports

Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, announces this week the publication of its 2014 Annual Report , which incorporates for the first time increased disclosure of...

Friends Life publishes its 2013 CR Report 'Aligning practice and purpose' - reports

Friends Life is a company with just a three-year history, but a 200 year heritage. Its purpose is to protect customers and their loved ones should they fall ill or die and to make their money...

Creating Shared Value, One Day Course - calendar

Course Overview: Creating Shared Value (CSV) compliments CSR, through implementing initiatives that enhance the competitiveness of a company while also advancing the economic and social...

Our Shares Values - BHP Billiton's 2013 Sustainability Report - reports

As part of BHP Billiton’s community commitment, they voluntarily invest one per cent of their pre-tax profit, calculated on the average of the previous three years’ pre-tax profit,...

BHP Billiton's 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

BHP Billiton’s first Charter value is ‘Sustainability’. Operating sustainably underpins everything BHP Billiton does. 

Upmanship: Enhancing the Science of CSR - calendar

As part of National CSR Week in Canada, 1-5 June, 2015 , professional corporate responsibility practitioners, officers and consultants are meeting in Toronto for a two-day " Upmanship:...

Experian releases three reports simultaneously and pledges to 'step up' - reports

Global information services company, Experian, released its Annual Report, Corporate Responsibility report and a publication ‘About Experian’ simultaneously on Friday 7 June.

Lloyds Banking Group - Doing More to help Britain Prosper - reports

Lloyds Banking Group announces the launch of its 2012 Responsible Business report that outlines the Group progress and challenges to its responsible business approach. 

UBS publishes its 2012 Corporate Responsibility reporting - reports

Aviva's Contribution to Society - reports

Aviva aims to be trusted, respected, sustainable and recognised for making a real contribution to society.

CR Foundations Programme - calendar

The CR Foundations programme is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, and consists of six one day courses delivered over twelve months. It is designed to develop the skills...

Corporate Community Investment Forum: Measuring Impact - calendar

The CSR Asia Corporate Community Investment Forum: Measuring Impact is CSR Asia’s first forum on Corporate Community Investment (CCI). With support from NVPC Singapore, the forum will...

GlaxoSmithKline publishes its 2011 CR Report - reports

GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) new Corporate Responsibility Report reiterates its commitment to operate responsibly, openly and transparently and sets out advances made on this agenda during 2011.

Bell Canada publishes Corporate Responsibility report - reports

Bell Canada, the largest communications company in Canada, has just published its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report online. The report meets the Global Reporting Initiatives GRI–G3 A+...

3 Cs to sustainability - reports

Community investment, capacity building, stakeholder engagement. Okay, so it's actually two Cs and one S. All three are essential to building relationships and delivering sustainable profit. Why?...

Reporting and Communications - calendar

Course Overview: Stakeholders are increasingly holding companies accountable for their activities and demand information that is consistent, material, comparable, credible and well structured....

Land Securities Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Land Securities publishes its Corporate Responsibility report today. In addition, Land Securities has taken this opportunity to launch an updated Responsibility section of its corporate website.

Lloyds Banking Group publish latest Responsible Business Report - reports

Lloyds Banking Group has published its latest Responsible Business Report. In 2010 Lloyds carried out extensive stakeholder research into how its many stakeholder audiences perceive the Group -...

Prudential release their 2010 CR Report - reports

Prudential plc announced today the publication online of its new, magazine-style Corporate Responsibility Report 2010. With articles featuring interviews with employees from across the business,...

Standard Chartered 2010 Sustainability Review - reports

In its fifth annual Sustainability Review, released today, Standard Chartered sets out how it has delivered on its strategy to provide a strong return for shareholders, while creating social...

Linklaters has published its 2010 CR Report - reports

Global law firm Linklaters has published its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report. This is the third year the firm has publicly reported on its corporate responsibilities and has had the report...

National Grid Publishes 09/10 CR Review - reports

Energy company National Grid has published its 2009/10 Corporate Responsibility Review, 'Shaping a Responsible Future'. The Review complements the company's online corporate responsibility report...

Nexen Inc. publishes its 2009 Sustainability Report - reports

Nexen Inc., a Canadian-based global energy company, has released its 2009 Sustainability Report, titled “Responsible Energy Development.”

CSR Asia Summit 2009 - calendar

Asia-Pacific’s most innovative and challenging conference on CSR will take place 27-28 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With the theme “Sustainable Business as the Road to Recovery” , the event...

CSR Manila Forum - calendar

This forum is aimed at companies interested in strategic CSR practices, with an emphasis on community investment measurement and communications, and building trust-based relationships with...

Ashridge Managing Corporate Community Investment programme - calendar

This 3-day course from 30 March to 01 April is the only executive course in Community Investment in Europe. Learn how to develop strategic community programmes that support business objectives....

Investing in the future: facing real challenges and making a true impact - calendar

With inspirational speakers from Barclays, Anglo American, BT, KPMG, Tata, Premier Rugby, RWE npower, and YouGov, this conference is a must attend event for professionals in Corporate...

Managing corporate community investment - calendar

This course is about learning how to develop strategic community programmes that support business objectives. You will hear the latest thinking from leading practitioners and understand how you...

The Co-operative Group CSR Report - reports

The Group’s new Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2004 reveals that community investment stood at £7.3m ($12.9m), or 3.2 per cent of pre-tax profit, up from 2.5 per cent in 2003 despite a 26...

Managing Corporate Community Investment - calendar

This course is about learning how to develop strategic community programmes that support business objectives. You will hear the latest thinking from leading practitioners and understand how you...

CAF Community Investment Debate Forum - calendar

Mirror mirror on the wall – is community investment simply about image? Stakeholders are demanding more accountability and transparency from companies in the area of corporate responsibility...

ExperienceCSR workshop - calendar

ExperienceCSR teaches best practice by challenging participants to work in teams to overcome the most pressing business challenges. It focuses on building management capability for effective CSR...

The ABN AMRO Sustainability Report 2005 - reports

ABN AMRO, an international bank based in the Netherlands, plans to speed up and extend integration of sustainability into its mainstream business, according to its third sustainability report,...

ABN Amro produces its fourth sustainability report - reports

ABN AMRO, an international bank based in the Netherlands, is mainstreaming and integrating sustainability into its core business, according to its fourth sustainability report, published today

ICCSR 5th Annual Symposium - calendar

The purpose of the symposium is to contribute to the understanding of how businesses can learn about responsible business through their relationships with their stakeholders. Emphasis will be on...

Managing Corporate Community Investment - calendar

This programme examines the key requirements for an effective corporate community investment (CCI) programme and its role within today’s company. In terms of running a programme day-to-day there...

The Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate Responsibility Report 2004 - reports

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's Corporate Responsibility Report 2004, published today in print and online, provides an insight into how the bank is trying to make sure its financial returns...

The Barclays Corporate Responsibility Report 2004 - reports

Barclays has given an account of its efforts to improve its consumer and corporate lending practices in its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2004, available from today in print and online.

Barclays launches its eighth CR Report - reports

Barclays has launched its eighth CR Report entitled Corporate Responsibility Report 2006 (Sustainable Banking)

Managing Corporate Community Investment - calendar

This programme examines the key requirements for an effective corporate community investment (CCI) programme and its role within today’s company. In terms of running a programme day-to-day there...

British American Tobacco Releases 2004/05 Social Report - reports

What does the world’s most international tobacco company consider to be its key material issues? What did its stakeholders tell them in dialogue? How will they respond?

Friends Provident launches its CR Report - reports

Friends Provident has been reporting on its responsible business behaviour for five years. This year's report covers all the group's operations, including its asset management business F&C,...

CCI – from a flicker to a flame - calendar

CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) will launch cutting-edge research into the evolution and future of Corporate Community Investment (CCI) in the UK. The research, undertaken by ICCSR, Nottingham...

Managing corporate community investment - calendar

This programme examines the key requirements for an effective corporate community investment (CCI) programme and its role within today’s company. In terms of running a programme day-to-day there...

Royal Mail delivers the post—and many community services, too - bestpractice

The company’s CR and community investment policies are geared towards maximizing its position as a national company with a local presence in every community.  Miranda Ingram...

UTC Integrates annual financial and corporate responsibility reporting - reports

United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries, has become the first of the 30 Dow Jones industrial companies to publ

Building a better future for children in Sierra Leone - bestpractice

Last year CBRE announced its partnership with Plan International, the international children’s development organisation, in a shared vision to transform a generation of children –...

Diageo Corporate Citizenship Report Released - reports

Diageo is looking for feedback on its third corporate citizenship report, which sets out the drinks company’s response to stakeholder concerns on issues such as the social aspects of alcohol, its...

Diageo's fourth Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Diageo has published its fourth corporate citizenship report.

O2's latest corporate responsibility report - reports

O2 plc's latest corporate responsibility report has taken a personalized approach to presenting information on the mobile phone group's social and environmental impacts - on the basis that most...

Developing an appetite for work - bestpractice

Yum! Brands is the parent company of KFC, the restaurant chain that boasts over 40,000 outlets worldwide, making it the largest fast food franchise on the planet. In the UK, the company...

Building a case for work inclusion - bestpractice

With building projects in some of the more deprived areas of the UK, Wates is all too familiar with the problems of unemployment and the negative effects on the local community that come with it...

Building a case for work inclusion - bestpractice

W ith building projects in some of the more deprived areas of the UK, Wates is all too familiar with the problems of unemployment and the negative effects on the local community that come with...

Credit where it’s due - bestpractice

The economic growth of developing nations, and the associated improvement in the lives of their populations, is supported through financial inclusion in as much as it is held back by a lack of...

MAKING THE WEB SAFER - bestpractice

Cable & Wireless has worked with a non-governmental organization to improve internet safety for the last six years. The partnership has provided a way for the...

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT - bestpractice

Whitbread is reinvigorating its community investment programme to achieve more impact for its partners and greater business benefit. The Whitbread Care programme...

THE DIGITAL DIVIDE - bestpractice

AOL UK has formed an alliance with a charity that provides housing and residential care for disabled people. By supplying free computers, web access and training, it has...

SOCIAL AUDITING - bestpractice

Camelot consulted a wide range of stakeholders to create two landmark social reports that analyze the impact of its business activities on different groups. Its...

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