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Bartercard promotes SME trading in Europe - news

By Vikas Vij — Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are typically defined as a business with fewer than 250 employees, and an annual turnover below 50 million euro. In most of the...

New website links UK small businesses with expert business advice - news

By Vikas Vij — Small businesses and young entrepreneurs in the UK can benefit the most from a wealth of innovative and cutting edge business advice, support and mentoring from business...

Winners of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2017 announced - news

Anglian Water have been named one of the most responsible businesses in the UK, along with 16 other companies at the 2017 Responsible Business Awards.   [Pictured: Mark...

How can online companies tackle delivery problems? - news

By James Middleton, Street Stream — Delivery problems have been the bane of the ecommerce market since people started selling online. You can have a website with amazing UX, superb...

LSE’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ recognizes fast growing green enterprises - news

By Roger Aitken — The London Stock Exchange’s latest annual ‘1,000 Companies To Inspire Britain’, has, for the first time, profiled in detail some of the enterprises...

Imperial’s new climate finance centre to ‘recalibrate’ investors’ understanding of risk - news

By Roger Aitken —  A new centre designed to help businesses make more informed green investment decisions has been launched at Imperial College Business School in London. The centre...

Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability announces first working fellows - news

The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability has announced its first group of working Fellows. The six Fellows were chosen by a detailed review of their achievements to evaluate...

A force for good - news

Fujitsu’s  head of responsible business, Juliet Silvester, explains how the company creates long-term value. Interview by Tom Idle The Japanese ICT business Fujitsu is currently...

Enter your company into BITC’s Responsible Business Awards 2016 - news

HRH The Prince of Wales’ charity, Business in the Community (BITC), is calling on British companies to showcase how they are taking practical action to address pressing issues, as the 2016...

This green and pleasant land? - news

Smart technology and low emissions cities are emerging across the globe. Elisabeth Jeffries reports on how businesses large and small are defining their roles and driving local government...

Fighting supply chain corruption - news

With many companies having tens of thousands of suppliers, it is not surprising that managing corruption risks is proving problematic. Miranda Ingram reports The Bribery Act 2010 was...

City of London's Dragon Awards fire up for 2015 - news

The City of London Corporation has opened entries for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards  and is especially keen to attract SMEs. Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow, said:...

Barclays’ Jenkins takes chair at Business in the Community - news

In his first speech as chairman of Business in the Community, Barclays group chief executive Antony Jenkins, spoke about the need for a network of responsible businesses to come together to...

Volunteering can boost business as well as community links - news

Paul Buchanan, community director, Business in the Community explains why volunteering is good for the bottom line as well as the spirit Recently I sat in an audience listening to a...

Making the leap into a sustainable new year? - news

A new year, a fresh start... but how many organisations will boast new resolutions? Ethical Performance talks to key industry players about what they believe will be the prime sustainability...

BITC Responsible Business Awards now open for entries - news

The charity Business in the Community (BITC) is calling on inspirational businesses across the UK and abroad to enter the 2015 Responsible Business Awards.  Now in its 18th year, the...

Cooking up employment opportunities for the homeless - news

A London restaurant that serves up fine dining to the likes of David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Prince Andrew is also cooking up a storm in the homeless community with its award winning...

Mark Carney appointed co-president of Heart of the City - news

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been appointed as co-president of Heart of the City, the charity that puts Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the heart of business....

Responsible sourcing unearths unseen benefits - news

By Jon Woodhead, Head of UK Sustainability, DNV GL – Business Assurance As expectations grow on companies to take responsibility for sustainability-related issues beyond that of...

How do you use an awards scheme to engage your stakeholders? - news

The online community 2degrees is all about engagement. For the past six years it has been helping companies large and small solve their sustainability challenges by facilitating...

British small businesses rank sustainability top priority - news

A quarter of Britain's small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) say sustainability is one of their top three priorities for 2014, reflecting a renewed confidence and a desire to focus on...

Europe’s winning ways in CSR - news

Orchestrated by CSR Europe and BiTC, 31 national European networks and organisations in 30 countries joined forces to deliver the first ever pan-European CSR Award Scheme. The winners have just...

The art of working in collaborative partnerships - news

Collaboration, either between different divisions of large corporates, or between companies and organisations in related fields, is not just a simple case of pooling expertise. There are lots...

Europe celebrates inaugural CSR awards - news

The 60 winners of the inaugural European Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award Scheme have celebrated their achievements at a special ceremony in Brussels. This pan-European award...

EC publishes human rights guide for SME - news

The European Commission has just published new language versions of an introductory guide to human rights for SMEs. This guide is now available in all EU languages, plus Croatian, Chinese,...

Fashion industry launches SME sustainability drive - news

A programme to drive sustainability co-operation and innovation in the fashion industry has been set up by the UN Global Compact. In the Compact’s first sector-specific project, it...

EU to launch practical guide for SMEs on guiding principles - news

The European Union, having established a new corporate responsibility strategy, is to compile the first international human rights guide for small companies.   The EU produced its...

Welsh SMEs get advice - news

Online CSR guidance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been launched in Wales by the devolved government’s environment and sustainability minister. The ABC of CSR for...

Wales government gives CSR advice to SMEs - news

Online CSR guidance specifically for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been launched in Wales by the devolved government’s environment and sustainability minister. The ABC of CSR for...

Small firms 'should get more credit' for their CSR work - news

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are often unfairly characterised as being uninterested in corporate responsibility, says a new CSR guide. An updated edition of the A-Z of...

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...

Platinum performers may act as buddies - news

Seven elite CSR performers have been put into a new category by Business in the Community in its latest annual corporate responsibility index. The eighth CR Index has a Platinum Plus band for...

Government puts pressure on big business to pay up - news

Listed businesses in the UK are to be urged by the government to endorse a new code on the responsible payment of invoices. Thirty companies have already signed up to the UK...

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,...

Recommended actions to foster the adoption of CSR practices in SMEs - news

Carlo Cici & Federica Ranghieri. Free download. Inter-American Development Bank. www.iadb.org Since wading into Latin America’s corporate responsibility arena some six years...

Smaller firms ‘don’t listen to big hitters’ - news

Policymakers and business associations have been urged to avoid the use of politicians or executives from large companies to promote responsible business practice among smaller firms. A new...

big players will mentor SMEs on business responsibility - news

Four European multinationals have agreed to act as corporate responsibility mentors to smaller businesses in developing countries. DaimlerChrysler, Otto Group and Puma, all based in...

CSR academy targets human resources staff - news

The UK’s new CSR academy is to run a series of social responsibility roadshows for human resources managers in large companies. The regional roadshows, which will offer ideas on how human...

'Problems of an ethical ISO' by Jem Bendell - news

From the editor of 'Terms for Endearment: Business, NGOs and Sustainable Development' The proposal for an ISO standard on business conduct (Vol. 3, issue 5) will not be hailed as an entirely...

Italians are more social - news

Small and medium-sized companies in Italy are active in the social reporting field, talking to their stakeholders and often using third parties to verify the information they...

Baha’i forum targets SMEs - news

An initiative to promote social responsibility among small and medium-sized enterprises has been set up by the European Baha’i Business Forum, a France-based non-governmental...

inbrief - news

A web-based ‘toolkit’ designed to help small and medium-sized companies take greater account of corporate social responsibility has been launched by CSR Europe. The...

social audit idea gets off ground - news

An online social auditing service is being developed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), co-operatives and voluntary sector bodies. The Ethical Explorer...

we’re off to a great start – so don’t relax now - news

Ken Rushton believes the past two years have seen substantial progress on corporate responsibility, but warns that business must not rest on its laurels I would...

tests begin on charter for small companies - news

Auditors have begun testing an ethical business charter that will encourage social responsibility among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The project, set up...

community involvement within small companies - news

When members of the UK committee of inquiry into corporate social responsibility (CSR) delivered their report to prime minister Tony Blair at the end of last year, they warned there was...

the City's interest is growing, but slowly - news

Senior managers think there is a strong link between the environmental and financial performance of their companies, but the City has so far failed to make the connection. However there...

government told to take the lead - news

A major inquiry led by eight of the prime corporate movers on social responsibility has told the UK government it must significantly step up its efforts to promote ethical...

NBAD publishes its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report titled ‘Being a Good Corporate Citizen’ - reports

NBAD has released its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report. The report titled ‘Being a Good Corporate Citizen’ covers NBAD’s progress during the 2015 calendar year.

Royal Mail Group publishes its 2015-16 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Royal Mail is the designated provider of the Universal Service in the UK, connecting millions of customers, businesses, organisations and communities – including those in the most remote...

Royal Mail plc publishes its 2014-15 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Royal Mail is the designated provider of the Universal Service in the UK, connecting millions of customers, businesses, organisations and communities – including those in the most remote...

Lloyds Banking Group - Helping Britain Prosper - reports

Click here to access the 2014 Responsible Business Review and 2014/2015 Helping Britain Prosper Plan Update.

Barclays on track to achieve Citizenship commitments - reports

Barclays has today published its annual Citizenship performance in the Barclays PLC Annual Report 2014. The Report shows that Barclays is a stronger business with better prospects than at any...

UBS commits to holistic advancement of its societal activities - reports

As a globally active, client-centric and diversified financial firm, and the world’s largest wealth manager, UBS is in a unique position to help its clients address their societal concerns.

Standard Chartered Sustainability Review - reports

Standard Chartered launches its 2013 Sustainability Review, highlighting the Bank’s commitment to promoting economic and social development across the markets where it operates in Asia,...

Barclays publishes its Citizenship Report 2013 - reports

Barclays has published its Citizenship Report and Annual Report. In addition to our regulatory and corporate governance reporting requirements, both provide much information about...

CSR Qatar 2015 - calendar

Following the great success of last year's inaugural event, CSR Qatar returns to gather key stakeholders across the sustainability value chain including corporations, government bodies,...

17th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production - calendar

The ERSCP is one of Europe's most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCPs favour discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption...

Standard Chartered launches its 2012 Sustainability Review - reports

An introduction to CR and sustainability - calendar

An introduction to CR and sustainability This course looks at what CR and sustainability are and what their importance is for your company. It features a presentation from a business...

Sustainabilitylive! - calendar

Managing resources efficiently has long been a key driver for businesses, and with continually increasing pressure for improving environmental performance combined with the demands of an economic...

RBS publishes sixth Annual Report - reports

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has published its sixth annual report on the approach taken to responsible business, under the new name of the RBS Sustainability Report. The report addresses the...

Corporate responsibility and global business: implications for corporate and marketing strategy - calendar

Corporate responsibility has gone global, securing the attention of business leaders, governments and NGOs to an extent never seen before. The strategic significance of corporate responsibility...

UBS invests in sustainability for financial and societal return - bestpractice

Banking came into its own in the first industrial revolution. Banks were the intermediaries between the people with money and the ideas and opportunities of the community they served. Now,...

Learning sustainability by degrees - bestpractice

The International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility based at Nottingham University Business School has long forged a path in the pursuit of academic recognition for the CR and...

Reporting: a measure of sustainability - calendar

The global conference on transparency and sustainability, featuring the launch of GRI's G3 Guidelines. The conference will draw an array of over 120 speakers, including former US...

A far from standard approach... - bestpractice

During one of those corporate ‘deep, long look at the business’ moments, investment savings business Standard Life realised that it didn’t have that many young people among its...

Learning sustainability by degrees - bestpractice

The International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility based at Nottingham University Business School has long forged a path in the pursuit of academic recognition for the CR and...

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