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Board level volunteering is bringing CSR to life - news

By Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees Unlimited and Managing Director, Russam GMS — CAF’s latest UK giving report found that people donated £9.7 billion to charities last year, with...

UK’s first-ever ‘Social Mobility Employer Index’ - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — The UK’s first-ever Social Mobility Employer Index has released its findings - ranking Britain’s employers on the actions they are taking to ensure they...

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...

Getting good guidance  - news

Interview by Adam Woodhall — Ian Joseph has had an eclectic career. He moved from being a pastor to working with those experiencing homelessness and drug addiction, and then took an...

Microloan Foundation boosts trustee board with Step on Board programme - news

‘Step on Board’ is a board-level volunteering programme, run by Trustees Unlimited and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, which is being embraced by a number of...

Sharing values and engagement opportunities - news

by Adam Woodhall - Three engagement specialists recently launched a White Paper at an event in the shadow of London’s Tate Modern which highlighted the challenges and opportunities for...

Assessing the landscape of corporate-NGO partnerships  - news

by Tom Idle — The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched at the beginning of this year as a concrete set of 17 global ambitions, offers a quick guide to...

Is volunteering right for senior managers? - news

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 best way to find...

Lloyds Bank Publishes "Helping Britain Prosper" Plan - news

by Sangeeta Haindl When the U.K.’s Chancellor of Exchequer, George Osborne, announced his very controversial 2016 Budget  last month, he said, “We know that those who...

Why every business should volunteer - news

EP Journal by Mohammed Sharaf, DP World Businesses are perfectly placed to use their reach to bring about considerable benefits to the communities in which they operate. This is...

Putting people at the centre of the SDGs - news

Stakeholders from across the spectrum are looking to find better ways to work together to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Phillip Goodwin , ceo of VSO , the...

Can corporate volunteering really advance the SDGs? - news

The ratification of the Sustainable Development Goals in September was a pinnacle moment for the engagement of the private sector with the development community, writes Louise Erskine , head...

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...

Jaguar Land Rover to drive new water safety project - news

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a new project in Africa as part of its global CSR programme. In its ambition to reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles and operations, the...

Putting skills at the heart of the development agenda - news

Private sector investment in developing countries dwarfs aid budgets several times over, writes Matt Foster, director of strategies and programme effectiveness, VSO. Large institutional...

Chemical reactions - news

Neil Hawkins, corporate vp environment and sustainability, Dow Chemical spoke to Ethical Performance about his love of nature and the US company’s latest 2025 sustainability targets...

Biodiversity takes off at London's Heathrow airport - news

George Davies, head of environmental strategy and assessment, Heathrow, talks to Ethical Performance about the crucial role he and his team play in keeping the airport safe  ...

BLOG: A new brand of high performance CSR? - news

Corporations, like individuals, are never truly altruistic – in a capitalist society, individual benefit is incentivised, writes Doug Flynn of global consultancy North Highland . It...

Mars to expand coral reef rehabilitation programme - news

Food giant Mars is embarking on a new phase of its Indonesian coral reef restoration project, one of the largest single coral reef rehabilitation projects anywhere in the world.  As...

The importance of authenticity and values in leadership - news

What makes a business responsible? A deceptively simple question which is often the source of complex debate, writes Stephen Howard. To mark Responsible Business Week 2015, we asked this...

Costa to extend literacy skills pilot in UK - news

Whitbread-owned Costa is to extend its partnership with Save The Children and its Born to Read programme. The coffee chain hooked up with the children’s charity last year, operating...

Jaguar Land Rover sees workforce volunteering rate jump 36% - news

Workforce volunteering has leapt 36% at automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover with more than 9,600 employees donating over 115,000 hours (or 14,400 working days) to support their local communities....

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...

‘Transformational’ volunteering to replace ‘transactional’ in US - news

The days of counting employee volunteer hours as an indicator of valuable community service are on the wane. Corporate volunteer programs in the US and globally are moving in the direction...

‘Nice to Have’ versus ‘Must Have’ - news

David Picton, chief sustainability officer, Carillion explains why now, more than ever, sustainability is not a nice-to-have but a 'must have' Sustainability is critical for...

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...

Bowman joins Emerging World team - news

Amanda Bowman has joined Emerging World’s team as partnerships and business development director. Prior to joining, she worked as director at the International Business Leaders Forum...

ITV gets match fit for volunteering programme - news

ITV and sports charity Join In are partnering for the launch of a new campaign to encourage volunteering in local sport. It has set a target of generating interest in 100,000 new volunteers....

Charity bosses urged to shun ‘workfare’ programme - news

The chief executives of the 200,000 registered charities in the UK have been urged not to take part in the government’s new ‘workfare’ programme. The new mandatory...

Promote those who volunteer most, think tank tells bosses - news

British business should award promotions or pay rises to employees who have done the most volunteering, according to a new Demos report. With BITC's Give and Gain Day coming up this...

Not so many rivers to cross - news

There is a saying in Russia that ‘good people do not suffer any losses when they are helping others’, writes Vera Kurochkina , UC RUSAL’s director of corporate communications....

Helping hands - news

An innovative charity has helped to create hundreds of jobs in Africa through virtual volunteer mentoring, helping to transform the lives of thousands through a simple phone call. Liz Jones...

In the CSR spotlight...Manny Amadi - news

Labelled a 'responsible business guru' by The Guardian newspaper, and termed a 'corporate raider' by Third Sector magazine, Manny is a trusted adviser to some of the world's...

Give & Gain campaign extends international reach - news

Volunteering initiative Give & Gain Day is extending its international reach with four new partnerships in Honduras, Panama, India and Kenya. Now in its sixth year, the annual Business...

Impact investment helps companies attract higher calibre staff - news

Impact investment - sustainably supporting charities and social enterprises for the long term - can be used as key way to recruit and retain high quality staff says a new survey from...

London businesses urged to plug volunteering gaps - news

The City of London Corporation is urging businesses to ‘gift their skills’ as 2014 company-giving-gestures and are being asked to focus on particular charities. Homelessness...

Deutsche Post DHL partners with Teach For The Philippines - news

Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading postal and logistics group has partnered with Teach For The Philippines as it expands its efforts to promote educational opportunities worldwide....

Community engagement wins back capital's 'lost apprentices' - news

London’s Lord Mayor Roger Gifford hailed this year’s winners of the annual Dragon Awards for their commitment to providing job prospects to people whose skills would otherwise remain...

People Profiles: Manny Amadi, C&E Advisory - news

MANNY AMADI Labelled a 'responsible business guru' by The Guardian newspaper, and termed a 'corporate raider' by Third Sector magazine, Manny is a trusted adviser to some...

M&S clicks with care home residents in new Plan A programme - news

British high street stalwart Marks & Spencer (M&S) has joined forces with Abbeyfield, a charity helping older people, to create a new volunteering initiative called ‘A Cup of...

Dragon Award winners help recover London's 'lost apprentices' - news

London’s Lord Mayor Roger Gifford hailed this year’s winners of the annual Dragon Awards for their commitment to providing job prospects to people whose skills would otherwise remain...

P&G builds on partnership with Habitat for Humanity - news

American FMCG titan Procter & Gamble (P&G) is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to fund the construction, repair, and cleaning of homes in 12 countries around the world. The...

P&G ramps up partnership with Habitat for Humanity - news

American FMCG titan Procter & Gamble (P&G) is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to fund the construction, repair, and cleaning of homes in 12 countries around the world. The...

Man from the Pru... - news

Kevin Byrne, a vice president in group insurance at Prudential Financial, Inc. was recently honoured for Outstanding Community Volunteer Service at the annual Jefferson Awards in Washington, DC....

Volunteering trips removed from top travel website - news

Responsibletravel.com, the travel agent for responsible holidays, has removed 10 volunteering trips from its website that send volunteers to work in orphanages around the world. The trips...

Banking on a powerful phase of CSR - news

Nick Wright, managing director of CR and Community Affairs, EMEA at UBS, talks about the changes he’s seen during his 10-year tenure at the Swiss bank Q CSR impacts broadly on a...

Hyatt Hotels check out community engagement - news

Global hospitality company Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently unveiled a new social pledge campaign called Commit To Thrive, which asked employees, guests, and local residents to take an online...

Volunteering adds benefits that drive bottom line - news

Volunteering programmes in the workplace see added benefits that drive directly to their bottom line, according to a new study from UnitedHealthGroup and the Optum Institute. Doing Good is...

Keeping Body Shop & soul together - news

Paul McGreevy is international values & r&d director at The Body Shop. He tells Ethical Performance about the role of CR within the ethical British beauty retailer that boasts over...

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...

Why volunteering works wonders for workers - news

The benefits of volunteering for Lloyds Banking Group go well beyond our brand reputation. In reality, the greatest value we see is the effect it has on colleagues who take part. ...

The search for value among the numbers - news

We will continue to consume and trade as the climate changes. But in a world where production and supply chains come under increasing strain, how far down the path is it right to exploit...

After the storm: reining in the bankers - news

The 2008 crash hit trust in the banking sector, particularly in the US and UK. But can responsible business practices and increased regulation repair the damage? Mark Leftly reports The...

Growth in corporate-NGO alliances driven by cash and credibility - news

UK corporations intend to increase their investment in NGO partnerships during the next three years, despite the weak economic outlook. And the credibility of such collaborations, from...

inbrief - news

Participation in Standard Chartered’s employee volunteering programme has increased by 315 per cent. The bank, which offers employees two days’ paid leave to volunteer every year,...

Firms not helping staff to engage - news

Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses have admitted they do not provide good support for their employees to volunteer. Research by YouGov, on behalf of the volunteering charity v, has found...

inbrief - news

Law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer saw an 87 per cent increase in annual staff hours devoted to volunteering and pro bono activities during 2009/10. Annual hours devoted to pro bono...

inbrief - news

Astellas Pharma has announced its first global volunteering programme for staff as part of a new five-year CSR plan. The Japan-based multinational pharmaceuticals company will focus volunteering on...

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...

inbrief - news

A volunteering project that will allow students to visit companies and learn about their corporate responsibility activities is under way in Dubai. The project, started by Dubai University,...

We must make the business case – even if it’s a messy, tiresome task - news

John Elkington has been working with distinction in the corporate responsibility field for so long that he’s perhaps entitled to feel a little jaded with the continuing debate about how to...

UK government sets out responsibilities on CSR - news

The UK government has clarified areas of corporate responsibility covered by its departments. In a statement to EP last month, the Labour administration said that while the Department for...

IBM expands volunteering horizons - news

Business computing giant IBM will expand its volunteering programme by entering into new countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. IBM announced will extend its 'Corporate Service Corps'...

inbrief - news

T-Mobile is to bring together its UK employee volunteers with groups of young people to explore ways in which mobile phones can tackle social and environmental problems. The project, called The...

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,...

iPod lure reels in readers - news

A global bank is testing some novel ways to increase readership of its annual sustainability review, including a prize draw for staff to win iPod players. Standard Chartered, with 75,000...

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...

IBM high-fliers get an exclusive volunteering scheme - news

IBM has set up a programme that it likens to an in-house version of the US Peace Corps, through which ‘high-potential’ employees will use their skills to aid emerging nations....

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...

Lawyers can do it, so why not other business professionals? - news

Legal firms are showing the way on pro bono work – and more of us should follow, says Aaron Hurst While it can sometimes be tempting to criticize lawyers, there’s one area in...

Chevron is first ‘corporate champion’ - news

The oil corporation Chevron is to give $30million (£15.4m) over three years to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. Chevron is making the donation through the...

Chinese officials issue guidelines - news

State-owned businesses in China have been advised by the government to create corporate responsibility departments and policies.   Guidelines issued last month to China’s 152...

Australian government offered responsible road map - news

Greater concentration on sustainability reporting and better co-ordination of government corporate responsibility projects are the two areas in which Australia’s new administration will...

MBA activists extend their reach to Europe - news

An American initiative that encourages MBA students to see themselves as protagonists for corporate social responsibility has set up a permanent base in Europe. Net Impact, a 15-year old...

business looks at how to be a good sport - news

Sport may soon become the new hot topic in corporate responsibility, thanks to an initiative between the international bank Standard Chartered, sportswear manufacturer Nike, the International...

Delta volunteers build homes in India - news

Forty employees of the US airline Delta have given time and funds in association with the non-governmental organization Habitat for Humanity to build homes for eight tribal families in the Indian...

Westpac is ‘best’ on volunteering - news

Westpac has won a new Australian award for employers that encourage their staff to volunteer. The bank has taken the Award for Excellence in Corporate Volunteering, given by Volunteering...

inbrief - news

RWE npower is to increase the number of employees volunteering in the community this year to ten per cent of the total number. It will have to encourage 1236 employees to volunteer this year,...

UK firms now spending up to 20% of turnover on CSR - news

British businesses may be allocating more resources to corporate responsibility than is generally realized, with more than half claiming to spend between five and ten per cent of their turnover on...

O2 offers consumers advice in its non-financial report - news

Mobile phone company O2 has taken the unusual step in its latest CSR report of advising readers how to be more socially responsible in their own lives. Each section of the 40-page hard-copy...

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...

T-Mobile gives CSR a direct line into the board - news

The T-Mobile telecoms company is setting up a board-level corporate responsibility steering group to develop a more coherent strategy on responsible business. The group, which should be in...

Ernst & Young increases CSR numbers - news

Ernst & Young is to expand its in-house corporate responsibility programme in the UK by creating a new full-time post within each of its four UK business units. The new recruits will work...

US bank takes world view on CSR policies - news

Bank of America is to extend its CSR programmes to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The bank is creating a new senior post of CSR project officer to cover the three regions. The appointee,...

the new business benefit of CSR: large wads of cash - news

British electricity companies are to be given cash incentives by the national electricity and gas regulator Ofgem for implementing corporate responsibility programmes. In an unusually...

Malaysian stock exchange steps into CSR fray - news

The Malaysian stock exchange has published a CSR framework setting out guidelines for public listed companies on environmental, community, marketplace and workplace activities. Bursa Malaysia...

building societies make progress - news

British building societies have dramatically increased their CSR activity over the past three years, a study has shown. A review of the corporate responsibility programmes of 42 of the UK’s 62...

Accenture reorganizes its worldwide pro bono work - news

International management consultancy Accenture is to expand its pro bono activities. The company’s business units in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the UK will be among the first to adopt a...

six firms back new drive on volunteering - news

Half a dozen companies have become founding partners in a UK government initiative aimed at creating a million new community volunteers aged between 16 and 25. ITV, KPMG, MTV, Sky, Tesco and...

DLA Piper thinks European - news

International law firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has introduced measures to co-ordinate its in-house CSR activities across continental Europe. The global partnership, which has offices in...

a brief anatomy of the consultancy market - news

Assurance, training, and communications are all important areas of work for consultants working to embed responsible practices in company operations A few years ago, consultancies offering...

Tory rethink on CSR raises hopes of new consensus - news

CSR has received a significant boost with a commitment by the UK’s second-largest political party to develop policies that promote responsible business practice for inclusion in its manifesto for...

banks and Treasury agree way forward on dormant money - news

UK banks and building societies have finally agreed in principle that unclaimed assets in dormant accounts be redistributed for community projects. The government had been pushing the...

business aid sought for disaster response idea - news

Corporate backing of £30million ($52m) is being sought for a United Nations-supported initiative to build economic capacity in Africa by helping African firms manufacture tents, blankets and...

let’s recognize employees who go beyond call of duty - news

The time is ripe for cross-industry awards that acknowledge staff volunteering, says Scott Keiller Recently I sat on a panel judging the final six nominees for Starbucks UK’s community...

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...

inbrief - news

 More than half of staff who give time to communities through employee volunteering feel more productive at work. A survey by Community Service Volunteers of 1000 staff at 11 companies,...

Royal Mail nurtures big revamp of CSR regime - news

Royal Mail Group is restructuring its social responsibility programme as the UK government considers the future of the state-owned postal service. The revised strategy has five themes:...

Starbucks customers get CSR with their coffee - news

Starbucks is to host meetings in its UK coffee houses for local people to discuss corporate responsibility issues. The global chain has been training dozens of employees this summer to help with...

Aviva targets volunteering - news

Aviva Australia, part of the international Aviva insurance group, hopes to increase staff volunteering to ten per cent of full-time employees this year. The group, which sets out its...

inbrief - news

Tim Mason , director of Tesco, is to spearhead a new Business in the Community initiative on cause-related marketing to increase corporate giving to charities . It will draw on best practice by UK...

KPMG looks for guiding hand across the globe - news

One of the big four professional services firms is developing a common framework for its in-house corporate responsibility programmes across almost 150 countries. KPMG, which has largely...

Calvert turns mirror on itself - news

One of the best-known SRI asset managers in the US has practised what it preaches by publishing its first sustainability report. Maryland-based Calvert has tabled 14 shareholder resolutions in...

Reuters asks employees to guide its CSR policies - news

The global media company Reuters has set up four employee working groups to inform the development of its policies on corporate responsibility. Reuters established the groups last month as a way of...

inbrief - news

Aviva Australia has released its inaugural CSR report. The document complements a global CSR report issued in March by the insurance group’s UK-based parent...

time to be transparent with journalists too - news

Companies with the best CSR programmes don’t need to bombard journalists with PR, says Alison Maitland of the Financial Times The media are often...

Branson to star in new Virgin CSR programme - news

Virgin Group will enter the CSR arena in earnest this autumn with a three-pronged programme involving its high-profile chairman Sir Richard Branson. The UK-based...

inbrief - news

Companies are being offered advice on staff volunteering by a new organization called Volunteering England. The non-governmental body, which will help businesses set up...

M&S takes a lead on responsible relocation - news

Marks & Spencer is hoping its move to a new head office in the second half of 2004 could become a socially responsible model for other companies switching their...

inbrief - news

Insurance company UnumProvident has appointed 23 staff from across the company as ‘community champions’ to encourage employees to become involved in community...

preserving reputation is the main driving force - news

The progress made by US companies in the field of CSR is largely the result of an overriding need to manage reputation, not of government prodding The aftermath of the state visit...

firms ‘no longer cash cows’ - news

Voluntary sector fundraisers have been advised to stop asking companies for money and cause-related marketing tie-ins and instead to enter into long-term partnerships....

inbrief - news

Irish firms are to be targeted in a three-year programme encouraging them to bring in more employee volunteering. Business in the Community Ireland has received €105,000...

Carillion rewarded for its impact on society - news

Carillion has won the Impact on Society Award at this year’s Business in the Community’s Awards For Excellence. Judges said the UK construction company won the award for its...

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...

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...

inbrief - news

Marks & Spencer has begun trialling a new way to promote volunteering to customers and staff. The OneCommunity initiative launched in Liverpool last month provides an...

inbrief - news

Business in the Community has produced six briefings for community affairs managers. The booklets, funded by Barclays Bank, cover topics such as how employees can develop...

Prince raises bar for companies - news

The Prince of Wales has called on UK businesses to involve a quarter of their workforce in community volunteering. The Prince made his call at a London conference last month...

Treasury unveils support plan - news

The UK government has outlined its proposals for a ‘corporate challenge’ programme to encourage more business support for local communities. The idea was...

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...

inbrief - news

Starbucks coffee chain contributed $275,000 (£174,170) and more than 35,000 volunteer hours to community programmes in North America in September. The month-long employee...

IBLF engages on volunteers - news

A global campaign to promote employee volunteering has been launched by the International Business Leaders Forum. The ‘Engage’ campaign will encourage employee volunteering...

inbrief - news

Employee volunteering is the theme of a new web site hosted by the National Centre for Volunteering and funded by the Home Office’s active community unit.

inbrief - news

Employee volunteering rose nearly threefold last year at UBS Warburg. The investment bank says around 200 of its 1300 staff engaged in some form of volunteering during 2001. The...

sustainability targets linked to AWG bosses’ pay packets - news

Senior executives at the water and waste management company AWG are to have social and environmental performance targets written into their employment contracts. The...

BBC aims to be a top CSR performer by 2005 - news

The BBC is to draw up a corporate social responsibility framework as part of a drive to become a leader in the field over the next few years. The corporation has...

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...

Transco sets up social unit - news

Gas pipeline operator Transco has formed a community affairs team. The four-strong team will be responsible for community initiatives undertaken by Transco and its...

water company ready to go global on volunteering - news

The water company AWG is drawing up plans to extend its employee volunteering scheme worldwide. AWG – formerly Anglian Water – provides water for almost 12 million...

corporate responsibility and the next UK election - news

The last four years of Labour rule have helped to advance the corporate social responsibility agenda. The involvement of business in regenerating rundown areas is emerging...

lessons from my first year as CSR minister - news

Companies have a key role in regenerating deprived communities. Dr Kim Howells outlines some practical ways in which they can become involved Last March...

US chemical giant opts for the triple bottom line - news

Dow Chemical Company has become one of the first businesses in the world to give ‘equal weight’ to economic, social and environmental responsibility by publishing a single...

move to boost corporate volunteering - news

A major new initiative has been launched to encourage more UK companies to involve employees in community projects. The Cares InCorporated programme, imported from the US by Business...

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....

Employee Volunteering - directory

CSV involves people in high quality volunteering and learning opportunities that tackle real need and enrich lives.  CSV Employee Volunteering, a specialist department within CSV,...

ITV recognised as top community investor - reports

Leading a cohort of 25 companies who are pioneering best practice in Corporate Social Responsibility, ITV was crowned the inaugural top contributor in the GivX Community Value Award (the GivX...

Coca-Cola in Western Europe sets ambitious new sustainability commitments on drinks, packaging and society - reports

The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners (ticker: CCE) are today launching their first ever joint Sustainability Action Plan for Western Europe, This is Forward,...

Telstra releases Bigger Picture 2017 Sustainability Report - reports

Telstra’s Bigger Picture 2017 Sustainability Report details the evolution of its sustainability strategy, and highlights a series of ‘firsts’ for Australia’s leading...

Singtel Group publishes its third Group Sustainability Report 2017 - reports

The  Singtel Group Sustainability Report 2017  is the company’s third Group report which covers the sustainability strategies, initiatives and performance in relation to...

Doing Better Together: EDC releases its Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report for 2016 - reports

Export Development Canada  is Canada’s export credit agency. Their job is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international...

Cigna Releases Fourth Annual Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

With the release today of its 2016 Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility Report, global health service leader Cigna (NYSE:CI) shares the specific initiatives through which the company applies...

Amgen launches 2016 Responsibility Highlights Report - reports

Our mission to serve patients is at the heart of everything we do at Amgen. Our positive contribution to the world also extends beyond making vital medicines. Each year, Amgen dedicates...

EY EMEIA Financial Services Releases its 2016 Sustainability Report: 'Our Sustainability Journey' - reports

EY continues its sustainability journey with its latest report exploring the six material issues the financial services industry is facing, and reflects on their journey with their clients,...

Calor Publishes 2016 Sustainability Review - reports

Calor Gas Ltd – Britain’s leading supplier of bulk and bottled LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) has today published its 2016 Sustainability Review.

NN Group publishes its 2016 Annual Report - reports

NN Group is pleased to announce the publication of its 2016 Annual Report. It consists of two distinct sections – Annual Review and Financial Report – providing an overview of our...

Yorkshire Building Society’s First CR Report Does UK Financial Services Proud - reports

Yorkshire Building Society Group has outlined how it is making a lasting and positive impact on society in the first annual review of its corporate responsibility performance.

Lloyds Banking Group reaffirms its commitment to helping Britain prosper - reports

Lloyds Banking Group today publishes its latest  Helping Britain Prosper Plan  update. The Group recognises that people, businesses and communities are facing significant social and...

Nationwide Building Society reports on year four of its citizenship strategy - reports

Society set to exceed five year targets early In 2012, Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, launched Living on your side, a five-year citizenship strategy which brings to...

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,...

Cigna Releases Third Annual Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

With the release today of its 2015 Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) offers an up-close look at the company’s...

Singtel Publishes Its Second Group Sustainability Report 2016 - reports

The Singtel Group Sustainability Report 2016 is the company’s second Group report which covers the sustainability strategies, initiatives and performance of its operations in Singapore and...

Publicis Groupe publishes its 2015 CSR Report - reports

2015, is the tipping year for Publicis Groupe’s sustainability strategy. New steps have been taken including the unveiling of a materiality analysis to help guide our priorities towards...

State Street’s Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Commitments to Strengthening Local Communities, Protecting the Environment and Promoting Responsible Investing - reports

State Street’s 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights how corporate responsibility is infused across our strategy. By investing with impact, protecting the environment and making...

SABIC Launches its Fifth Sustainability Report, Enabling Tomorrow’s Solutions - reports

SABIC announced its fifth Sustainability Report, Enabling Tomorrow’s Solutions. The report is a summary of the successes SABIC achieved in many areas of its business in 2015 on the...

adidas Group Presents 2015 Sustainability Progress Report - reports

The adidas Group has published its 2015 Sustainability Progress Report. Titled “How we create responsibly”, the report provides an overview of achievements and challenges in 2015 and...

Coca-Cola HBC AG 2015 Integrated Annual Report Showcases Focus on Sustainable Growth - reports

Coca-Cola HBC AG published on March 17, 2016 its fourth integrated report, “Refreshing business”, which provides details on all aspects of business, governance and sustainability...

Lloyds Banking publishes its Helping Britain Prosper Plan update - reports

Lloyds Banking Group has published its latest Helping Britain Prosper Plan update as part of its 2015 Responsible Business suite of communications. The Plan is the Group’s response to some...

Standard Chartered launches its 2015 Annual Report - reports

The Bank’s approach to sustainability is embedded across the Annual Report, reinforcing the Bank’s commitment to sustainability as the foundation of its business.

Kingspan Insulated Panels Releases its 2015 Divisional Sustainability Report - reports

Kingspan Insulated Panels today releases its 2015 Sustainability Report, which sets out the division’s environmental, social and economic performance for the period 2012 to 2014....

Publicis Groupe Releases its 2014 CSR Report - reports

For the 6th year, Publicis Groupe, the third largest communication company, is publishing its CSR Report. Since 2009, Publicis Groupe has embraced 98% of the company scope in the CSR reporting...

Calor Gas publishes 2014 Sustainability Review - reports

Calor Gas, the UK’s leading supplier of bulk and bottled LGP (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), has today published its 2014 Sustainability Review.

M&S publishes its first update on Plan A 2020 and how it creates sustainable value - reports

The 2015 M&S Plan A Report is the international retailer’s first update on its Plan A 2020 targets launched last year.

Benefiting clients and communities - UBS makes progress on integrating societal and financial performance - reports

For the 14th year in succession UBS has incorporated information on its corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy and performance in its Annual Report. Key information is also...

Standard Chartered launches 2014 Annual Report - reports

The bank’s approach to sustainability is embedded throughout its Annual Report, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability as the foundation of its business in Asia, Africa and the...

Progress for Nationwide and its citizenship strategy - reports

Nationwide Building Society is two years into its five year citizenship strategy and strong progress has been made against the targets they set themselves.

Leading corporate responsibility in a global marketplace - reports

Alliance Boots is a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and...

adidas Group presents ‘2013 Sustainability Progress Report – Fair Play’ - reports

The adidas Group published its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report, an annual overview of achievements and challenges as well as a progress update on its 2015 sustainability targets.

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.

Barclays publishes its Citizenship Report 2012 - reports

Barclays has published its Citizenship Report 2012. It is available online and as a download for the Apple iPad at http://www.barclays.com/citizenshipreport  The Report marks the 13th year...

Nationwide Building Society's Citizenship Report 2013 is now launched - reports

One year in to Living on your side, Nationwide’s five year citizenship strategy, the report sets out key activities and achievements from 2012/13. It focuses on the difference the...

OTE & COSMOTE publish their 2012 CR Report - reports

OTE and COSMOTE, the leading fixed and mobile telecommunications services providers in Greece and South Eastern Europe, have published their 2012 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report on 26 June...

Land Securities Group PLC publishes its CR Report 2013 - reports

Grouped around three main challenges; to deliver better environments, support stronger communities and maintain a sustainable business, the report focuses on those areas that have the most...

Deutsche Telekom's Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Deutsche Telekom has provided information to the general public about its sustainability activities since 1996. Under the motto of "We take responsibility," the company now presents...

BT's Better Future Report 2013 - reports

Find out how BT is paving the way for a Better Future in their annual sustainability report, which outlines their progress and achievements against seven key performance indicators over the past...

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.

The Innovative, Win-Win Corporate Charity Partnerships Conference - calendar

Is Your Partnership Win-Win & Is It Demonstrably Delivering Returns & Making An Impact? Innovation Beyond Charity Of The Year! Deliver long-lasting, mutual benefits with...

Aviva's Contribution to Society - reports

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

Barclays Citizenship Report 2011 - reports

Barclays today published its Citizenship Report 2011.

Standard Chartered publishes its 2011 Sustainability Review - reports

Standard Chartered launches its sixth annual Sustainability Review, setting out how it has delivered on its strategy to provide a strong return for shareholders, while creating social and...

Responsible Business Exhibition - 14-15 March 2012 - London, UK - reports

Now in its second year, the Responsible Business Exhibition provides the ideal environment for businesses, charities and social enterprises to interact and network with each other. The...

Linklaters launches fourth annual corporate responsibility report - reports

Linklaters' fourth annual corporate responsibility (CR) report has revealed that the firm has helped social ventures generate £7.5m worth of investment, through the innovative use of structured...

OTE publishes 2010 CR Report - reports

OTE, the leading telecommunications services provider in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report on 23 June 2011 at the company's Annual...

BT launches 2011 sustainability report - reports

BT's latest sustainability report highlights its achievements in the last year, during which BT has added 'being a responsible and sustainable business leader' to its strategic priorities.

Kingfisher publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report 2010/11 - reports

Kingfisher has published its latest Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report. The video introduction from the Group Chief Executive, Ian Cheshire, outlines the company's new sustainability vision...

Barclays publishes Citizenship Report 2010 - reports

Barclays has published its Citizenship Report 2010. The Report has been independently assured by Ernst & Young and meets the requirements of a Type 2 assurance engagement as defined by...

Responsible Business Exhibition 2012 - calendar

Now in its second year the Responsible Business Exhibition is a not-for-profit event that provides the ideal environment for businesses, charities and social enterprises to interact and network...

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...

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...

The Bigger Picture Review 2010 - reports

Today, Sky has published its Bigger Picture Review 2010. The review provides an update on achievements and progress in the last financial year from July 2009 - June 2010.

OTE publishes 2009 CR Report - reports

OTE, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report.  The Report details OTE’s contribution...

G4S publishes its second CSR report - reports

G4S - the world's leading secure solutions group - has published its second Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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....

OTE publishes 2008 CR Report - reports

OTE, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Greece and South Eastern Europe, has published its 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report.

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...

UPEACE CSR Workshop - calendar

Ideal Media and the UN affiliated UPEACE Centre for Executive and Professional Education have teamed up to deliver a 2 day workshop on CSR. The course will give CSR professionals practical...

The Times Responsible Business Conference - calendar

How to succeed by placing social goals at the heart of corporate identity in the workplace and the community. With keynote addresses from Trevor Philips , Chair, Commission for Equality...

Engaging in Corporate Responsibility - calendar

Engaging in Corporate Sustainability will bring together senior level CR professionals for two days of intriguing discussions and lively debate in order to: Access the latest data with Ipsos...

Using the power of communications for social impact  - bestpractice

Dentsu Aegis directs its employees’ skills toward community-based charities. Adam Woodhall reports . . .   “Over the past five years, the agency has helped more than 2,500...

Using the power of communications for social impact  - bestpractice

D entsu Aegis directs its employees’ skills toward community-based charities. Adam Woodhall reports . . .     On an average day in the Western world, people see between...

Benevity innovates in corporate giving and volunteering with new technology - bestpractice

 “Spark” software program ensures simple, secure and easy giving so grassroots philanthropy can be part of everyday life. Miranda Ingram reports...   Some notable...

Advance Aid: a new initiative - reports

Corporate support is being sought for a new initiative to revolutionize the way in which emergency relief supplies are delivered worldwide.

Benevity innovates in corporate giving and volunteering with new technology - bestpractice

 “Spark” software program ensures simple, secure and easy giving so grassroots philanthropy can be part of everyday life. Miranda Ingram reports...   Some notable...

Giving back the Aimia way to create real social value - bestpractice

A Data Philanthropy model pairs analytics experts with specific charities to drive greater social impact through new knowledge and insights. Tom Idle reports…   In 2014,...

Sky publishes Corporate Responsibility Review 2004-05 - reports

Media company BSkyB has just published its Corporate Responsibility Review covering the period 2004-05.

Giving back the Aimia way to create real social value - bestpractice

A Data Philanthropy model pairs analytics experts with specific charities to drive greater social impact through new knowledge and insights. Tom Idle reports…     In...

Matching CSR programmes with business goals - bestpractice

Headquartered in the U.S., Booz Allen Hamilton provides strategy and technology consulting services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits employing more than...

Raising the bar for community impact - bestpractice

Founded in 1976 by royal decree and 70% government owned, Riyadh based SABIC is already one of the world’s largest petrochemical manufacturers with over 40,000 employees working in 50...

How to create board-level volunteering opportunities - bestpractice

There is a lot of wall painting and tree planting going on in employer supported volunteering. This is good for team building, for immediate (and visual!) impact. It is not so good if a lasting...

Taking a singular approach to CSR - bestpractice

Breakfasts for Better Days (BfBD) Kellogg’s hunger relief programme, started in 2013 with the clear intention of creating a single global focus for all of Kellogg’s CSR activities....

Spending valuable time on financial education - bestpractice

Research by the Money Advice Service maintains that adult habits around money can be formed as early as the age of seven. And in this fast evolving technical age, where the whole, traditional...

Switched on to volunteering - bestpractice

Since 2009 employee volunteers at Turner Broadcasting, have helped build schools and school buildings in Mali, Rwanda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique. “Good schooling means...

Switched on to volunteering - bestpractice

Since 2009 employee volunteers at Turner Broadcasting, have helped build schools and school buildings in Mali, Rwanda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique. “Good schooling means...

Making the right connections - bestpractice

Last summer National Grid was named Responsible Business of the Year by business led charity Business in the Community (BITC). Taking over the mantle from Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid was...

Taking a look on the BRIGHT side - bestpractice

If you are a giant food retailer, say, or clothing manufacturer, the route towards greater corporate responsibility – and mutually beneficial responsibility – is pretty clear: look...

Getting up a thirst for evolving partnerships - bestpractice

Like all water companies operating throughout the UK, Yorkshire Water knows the value of water. They supply around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water every day to the Yorkshire region, and...

Getting up a thirst for evolving partnerships - bestpractice

Like all water companies operating throughout the UK, Yorkshire Water knows the value of water. They supply around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water every day to the Yorkshire region, and...

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...

Powering up the Pod - bestpractice

Launched in 2008, the idea behind the Pod, EDF Energy’s award winning sustainable schools initiative, was that it was to help young people understand energy and the wider issues associated...

Just five minutes - bestpractice

In keeping with almost everyone during a recession, UK charities are cautious about the future. According to a National Council for Voluntary Organisations survey published in September, a third...

delivering skills - bestpractice

Text books will tell you that the middle of a merger is not the best time to launch any major new initiatives. Allison Murray begs to differ. When Deutsche Post announced plans to bring all its UK...

building a new approach - bestpractice

A smiling Christine Tona beams out from the front cover of British Land’s employee newsletter. An events manager at Broadgate Estates, one of its subsidiaries, she is the inaugural winner of the...

moving towards integration - bestpractice

Lloyds TSB has developed a way of embedding corporate responsibility throughout its management structure and across all business units. The bank is using an existing management framework that is...

BUILDING A LASTING RELATIONSHIP - bestpractice

Powergen has developed a free educational resource for use in UK primary schools. The Changing Climates programme encourages teachers to introduce core...

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY - bestpractice

LE Group has set up an employee community involvement programme known as Helping Hands. This is benefiting the communities within which the company...

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