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FTSE 100 companies get ethical guidance for good governance - news

By Brian Collett — Business bosses in the UK are to benefit from the advice of two ethical guidance bodies.             The recommendations will be...

Cities pushing beyond climate change - news

By David Connor, UK Regional Voice Lead — As the world conversely becomes better connected in an increasingly uncertain future, we are seeing the roles of cities and governments fluctuate...

Inventshift showcases social enterprises for global good - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Social enterprises are a new way of doing business, where, by selling goods and services in the open market, the social enterprises reinvest the money they make back...

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...

Women-owned businesses supported by UN Women - news

By Brian Collett — Companies are being encouraged by the UN to trade with women-owned businesses and integrate them into their supply networks.           The...

NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards recognise the power of family businesses - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Some of the UK’s largest and most successful businesses are family-owned, including some of the country’s most recognisable and well-loved brands. Two...

Vitae London: the watch brand with heart - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Will Adoasi, the entrepreneur behind the philanthropic watch brand Vitae London, is set to launch his Season IV, a unisex range of watches that is backed by Sir...

EC considers new rules for Internet companies - news

By Brian Collett — New rules preventing web platforms such as Google and Amazon from offering unfair terms to small businesses selling or promoting products are being considered by the...

Minimum wage policy under review in Myanmar - news

By Brian Collett — A high-powered committee is to take the first steps towards fixing a minimum wage in Myanmar.    The committee, newly formed by the government, will...

UK citizens among WEF’s “Young Global Leaders” - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — The World Economic Forum is now in its 47th year. It’s famous for its annual summit in Davos attended by luminaries in multiple industries. But It is also known...

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...

Is the corporate responsibility and sustainability profession just another elite?  - news

By Tom Idle — The recent EU referendum demonstrates the national divides we have in the UK – and  plenty of evidence  shows that we have one of the lowest social...

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...

Riversimple adopts circular economy to create a cutting edge eco-auto  - news

By Adam Woodhall — A passion for racing cars and environmentalism aren't usual bedfellows. Hugo Spowers is not an usual entrepreneur though, and the business he has created,...

Entrepreneur Awards finalists announced - news

The presenters of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards have announced over 100 finalists who are competing for recognition at its Gala Final, which takes place 22 November in London. The...

Past and future of sustainability with the RSA - news

by Adam Woodhall — The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, or RSA for short, was founded in 1754, and has an impressive history.   ...

New ideas for a new economy - news

by Adam Woodhall — The British are historically world leaders at creating solutions to problems. For example, when in the UK we started running out of wood to build ships and burn for...

The Cherie Blair Foundation mentors women entrepreneurs through technology - news

The Cherie Blair Foundation released a report for its Mentoring Women in Business Programme at an event in Johannesburg, South Africa in late June. On the occasion, Blair delivered a keynote...

Ontario unveils plan to promote social enterprises - news

Social enterprises use business strategies to achieve a social or environmental impact. While generating revenues from the sale of goods and services, social enterprises also expressly intend to...

Discover the "Blue Economy" - news

by Bibi Gratzer —  Blue has always been my favourite colour. Maybe because I am oceanophile, maybe because blue is a colour that has both, calming and awakening properties. Maybe also...

Sustainability critical to future business: IEMA Report - news

By Vikas Vij — Leading companies increasingly recognize the importance of embedding sustainability into their business models. However, professionals seeking sustainability outcomes face...

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

by Sangeeta Haindl — Do you know much about the “Mumpreneur” economy? These are businesses run by mothers with children under 18, which generated a staggering,...

Federation of small businesses exposes untapped potential of women enterprises for UK economy - news

By Sangeeta Haindl — What would you say, if you knew that only one in five U.K. small businesses are majority-woman owned and yet contribute over £75 billion to the...

John Lewis partnership leads with employee-owned business model - news

by Vikas Vij - Employee ownership business models have increasingly attracted attention since the financial crisis of 2008 when corporate governance came to be recognized as a critical...

"High sustainability" companies are better businesses - news

“High sustainability” businesses significantly outperform “low sustainability” companies in two ways: lower volatility on the stock market and by a six percent...

Barclays Helps UK Start-Ups Take Flight - news

Barclays has opened its third Eagle Labs space in Brighton after successful pilots in Bournemouth and Cambridge. The new Barclays Eagle Labs will provide access to resources including expert...

Forging a positive future for ethnic diversity in business - news

EP Journal by Brian Collett Black women now comprise the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US. A new study from Digitalundivided, a New York-based company whose aim...

Orange launches website for entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East - news

Orange has launched the Entrepreneur Club, a website that provides practical guidance and tools for company creation to startups in Africa and the Middle East. At the Club, entrepreneurs can...

Nelson moves to RSF Social Finance - news

Deb Nelson, formerly the executive director of Social Venture Network (SVN), has joined RSF Social Finance as the new Vice President of Client and Community Engagement. Nelson expanded the...

Travel company books Fair Trade holiday of a lifetime - news

Sumak Travel, the UK based social enterprise that specialises in Latin American ecotourism, has partnered with the Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF) to launch a range of Fair...

Young designers get Kering recognition for ‘positive fashion’ - news

Luxury fashion house Kering and the Centre For Sustainable Fashion have awarded the very first Kering Awards for Sustainable Fashion to Neliana Fuenmayor (pictured far right) and Ingrid...

British start-up Adaptavate honoured with Green Alley Award win - news

An eco-friendly alternative to plasterboard, made up of 75% agricultural waste, took top honours at Europe's recent Green Alley Awards which celebrate the circular economy. Produced by...

Many happy returns - news

Alquity was founded in 2010 by Paul Robinson , to offer investors a more responsible way to invest by achieving strong returns whilst putting something back and creating a Virtuous Circle of...

Underground farm takes root beneath city streets - news

A farm has been created to grow food with only minimal effects on the environment – below the streets of London. The enterprise, the world’s first underground farm, is at Clapham,...

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...

3BL Media acquires UK-based CSR publisher of Ethical Performance - news

3BL Media, LLC, a corporate communications platform exclusively dedicated to the distribution of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news and content, has acquired Dunstans...

Why financial education is key to all our sustainable futures - news

Nick Jones, head of digital comms & corporate responsibility, Visa Europe, explains why they're backing the launch of the Entrepreneurship Skills Pass   ...

DfID faces accusations of pushing private firms over public services - news

The UK’s overseas aid ministry has been accused of using funds to establish private healthcare and education in Africa and Asia, bringing benefits to British and American companies....

Gender balance in boardroom still has long way to go - news

A new report on global diversity in the boardroom from INAC, the international network of executive search consultancies, has found that while progress on the gender divide is being made –...

RB and Save The Children partner to stop children dying of diarrhoea - news

Consumer goods giant RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) is partnering with international children's charity, Save The Children, in an effort to help eradicate child deaths from...

Trust between big business and communities remains fragile - news

New research commissioned by one of the UK’s largest employers reveals a significant lack of public trust in business. Indeed, 80% of those polled could not name one large business which...

Huge US solar project starts commercial operation - news

One of the world's largest solar projects - taking up 3,600 acres of land - has started commercial operation in California. The 550-megawatt (MW) Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, is capable...

2degrees unveils top 25 under 25s working in sustainable business - news

2degrees, the online collaboration platform and service for sustainable business, has unveiled its list of the Top 25 Under 25s for 2014. Among those that made the cut are professionals...

Women still struggling in labour market in Asia Pacific, says OECD - news

Gains in education have helped narrow the gender gap in the labour market in Asia Pacific but many challenges remain, according to a new OECD report. Society at a Glance: Asia Pacific...

Unilever far from bog standard over toilet provision pledge - news

Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever has pledged to to help 25m people gain improved access to toilets by 2020. This commitment is part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan –...

New chief at GRI - news

 Michael Meehan, a veteran sustainability CEO and entrepreneur, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Global Reporting Intitative (GRI). Meehan has built and managed several...

Meehan moves to GRI - news

Michael Meehan, a veteran sustainability CEO and entrepreneur, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Meehan has built and managed several...

Impact investment comes of age - news

The proponents of impact investing believe that we are witnessing a seismic shift in investment behaviour. Miranda Ingram reports   It is hard to imagine what the past fifty...

Deblaere joins JA-YE - news

Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe, Member of JA Worldwide, has welcomed Jo Deblaere, Accenture’s chief operating officer and group chief executive—Europe, as the new Chairman of the...

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...

Food Tank and GFAR partner to support women farmers - news

Food Tank and The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) are to partner to raise awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by smallholders as well as help identify ways to...

Shuman joins Council Fire - news

Michael H. Shuman has joined Council Fire’s team of sustainability consultants. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur and one of the world’s leading experts...

Korea gives off mixed signals over ethical business practice - news

Despite Korea taking a stand in recent years over ethical business practices, doubts are now being raised as to whether anything has really changed. Korea’s regeneration as a modern...

Ethex founder makes Divine move - news

Divine Chocolate, the leading Fairtrade company co-owned by cocoa farmers, has appointed Jamie Hartzell as chair of the company board taking effect from last month. Social entrepreneur Jamie...

Social enterprise makes headway in Russia - news

Vera Kurochkina, UC RUSAL Public Relations Director, explains the aluminium giant's role in Russia's burgeoning social enterprise sector   Once upon a time two frogs fell...

Collaboration prize up for grabs - news

Which organizations are implementing innovative models of collaborative value creation? Are you involved in a lighthouse project, where you and your partner organisations are creating value...

Call for entries to inaugural Value Network awards - news

Which organizations are implementing innovative models of collaborative value creation? Are you involved in a lighthouse project, where you and your partner organisations are creating value...

M&S signs up to UNICEF carbon offset project - news

British high street stalwart Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first major company to sign up to UNICEF’s new carbon offset project. This initiative is aimed at improving...

Chocs the way for Sophi Tranchell - news

Sophi Tranchell MBE, md of the farmer-owned chocolate company Divine, has received the Good Deals Pioneer Award. Good Deals, the UK’s leading social investment conference, is this...

UK tech companies awarded Clean and Cool Mission to Brazil places - news

A select group of innovative UK technology companies have been awarded places on the Clean and Cool Mission to Brazil to explore business opportunities aimed at tacking climate change and...

Unilever backs sustainability innovation programme - news

Global FMCG giant Unilever is backing a new international awards programme designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. In partnership...

Why inclusive business = responsible business - news

Sandra Kerr, OBE, director of Race for Opportunity, the race equality campaign from Business in the Community, tells Ethical Performance why diversity is key to the responsible business...

Unilever backs sustainability innovation programme - news

Global FMCG giant Unilever is backing a new international awards programme designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. In partnership...

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...

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...

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...

New ways of measuring company performance - news

Written by Jeffrey Harrison &  Andy Wicks, Darden Business School, University of Virginia, US Firm performance is a fundamental issue for scholars and practitioners alike. We...

Future investment... - news

£21m has been awarded to UK entrepreneurs to help bring a range of new and innovative low carbon products to market, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced. The...

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...

Morrisons wins first European CSR Award - news

Supermarket chain WM Morrison and product development contractor Pera Innovation have been named as UK winners of the inaugural European CSR Award recognising responsible and sustainable...

Pan-European CSR Award kicks off with UK winners - news

Supermarket chain WM Morrison and product development contractor Pera Innovation have been named as UK winners of the inaugural European CSR Award recognising responsible and sustainable...

Ethical investment hub launches online - news

The first online marketplace for positive ethical investments has gone live at ethex.org.uk Individuals can now buy and sell investments in leading social businesses online through Ethex,...

Brazil’s biggest beauty company makes anti-poverty pledge - news

Natura, Brazil’s biggest beauty company – and a green one at that - has pledged to provide new skills training to low-income sales representatives in Mexico. The initiative is part...

'Entrepreneurs in Residence' appointed at Cambridge - news

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, based at the Cambridge Judge Business School, has appointed two social entrepreneurs as their ‘entrepreneurs in residence’. The two are...

How entrepreneurs can lead business charge in battle on environment - news

‘Climate change is one of the greatest wealth generating opportunities of our generation,’ said Carbon War Room co-founder Richard Branson. Maria Figueres tells Mike Scott about...

Seal joins Blytheco as coo - news

Lori Seal, who serves on the Ethical Edge, an organisation dedicated to promoting ethics in workplaces, has joined Sage software business Blytheco as chief operating officer. Previously at...

Climate bonds ‘are the ideal financial tool to tackle climate change’ - news

Bond investors are not comfortable with the risks of developing projects. But once schemes are up and running, they are happy to provide refinancing, Sean Kidney, co-founder and chair of the...

UK announces carbon reporting move as Rio+20 fails to impress - news

Amid low expectations, political divisions and economic uncertainties, last month’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development saw $513bn (£328bn, €410bn) in funding committed to...

AdvisorShares launches sustainability fund - news

A leading US sponsor of actively managed exchange traded funds (EFTs) has launched an investment vehicle that, it believes, could help bring impact investment into the mainstream....

Profit motives and the pursuit of happiness - news

When an entrepreneur has the inspiration to start a business, their first aspiration is not necessarily a financial one. Before the bit about developing a sustainable business model comes...

US companies blazing CSR path in India - news

A thriving CSR movement among US-based multinationals in India has been revealed in the most detailed catalogue yet of initiatives in the country. The ‘compendium’ of 60...

Growing pains and CSR in the People's Republic - news

China's rise to industrial powerhouse has not been painless, with pollution, freedom of speech and workers' rights regularly hitting the news. But CSR could play a critical role in...

‘Benefit corporations’ given own ratings system to showcase activities to investors - news

A new investment tool for social enterprises and investors in the US has been launched by an NGO that hopes to provide coverage for 2,500 firms by 2016. B Lab, a non-profit specialising in...

Zimbabwe diamonds row legacy leaves monitoring process in crisis - news

The future of the Kimberley Process (KP) now hangs in the balance as civil society groups consider leaving the organisation, as disagreements over the Zimbabwean diamonds crisis threaten to...

Micro-credit ‘hurts poor’ as much as it helps them - news

Microfinance projects in the developing world make many people poorer, not richer, a major academic study has concluded. The study by two universities cautions that microfinance should not...

Innovative IT trio leave their rivals ‘far behind’ - news

Deloitte, IBM and Logica lead the global market in providing sustainable technology services, according to a new analysis. A study by the analyst firm Verdantix has found that the three...

inbrief - news

An anti-CSR group has been set up in the US. The Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity has been established by the right-wing Institute for Liberty, a non-profit body dedicated to...

Microfinance supporters ‘must not set a debt trap’ - news

Socially responsible microfinance institutions have been warned against over-selling credit to poor people and neglecting the need to encourage savings. Delegates at last month’s...

Alliance aims to ‘accelerate’ progress - news

A coalition from the research, pension fund and business sectors is to urge companies to give priority to improving their sustainability performance. The group’s members – the...

Three strikes and you’re out for the European Commission - news

We have been less than impressed in these pages by the European Commission’s past efforts to stamp its mark on corporate responsibility. Two insipid white papers in 2002 and 2006 –...

EC decides to produce another white paper - news

A third communication on corporate responsibility is to be produced by the European Commission next summer. The commission, which has already published two such white papers to generally...

Indian law would make firms set up CSR budgets - news

India looks set to get legislation that will require mining companies to put aside specific sums of money for corporate responsibility programmes. A draft Mines and Minerals (Development...

Wal-Mart extends female empowerment programme - news

Walmart has announced plans to expand its women’s development programme in the third world, extending a one-year partnership with the poverty charity Care and pledging a further $2million to its...

Inspirational pro-poor champion Prahalad dies at 69 - news

One of the chief proponents of ‘pro-poor’ capitalism, C.K. Prahalad, died last month aged 69.   Prahalad was an influential voice in corporate responsibility thanks to his...

Coca-Cola moves to tackle Haitian poverty - news

Coca-Cola has announced the launch of the ‘Haiti Hope Project’, a long-term multi-stakeholder partnership that will seek to raise the incomes of Haitian workers and help the country recover from...

Don’t obsess about business case, says Elk - news

CSR proponents should avoid focusing too much on developing the business case for socially responsible behaviour, the leading CSR thinker John Elkington has warned. Elkington told last...

One in five businesses have social purpose - news

An estimated fifth of UK businesses want to make a ‘social difference’, according to new figures. They account for a turnover of nearly £100billion (£152bn, €110bn) and vastly outstrip government...

Dealing with the tough stuff - news

Margot Fraser & Lisa Lorimer (eds). Berrett-Koehler.   192 pages. Paperback. $16.95/£12.99 On the face of it, this is a godsend for social entrepreneurs: a collection...

inbrief - news

Businesses are better than governments at pushing the sustainability agenda forward, according to a poll of experts in the field. The inaugural Sustainability Survey, which polled 1600 experts...

Obama moves to promote social innovation - news

First signs of what the US presidency of Barack Obama may mean for corporate responsibility have emerged with the creation of two new government offices in his administration. The Office of...

inbrief - news

Accenture consultancy has announced a €566,000 ($772,000, £498,000) grant to a private education provider. The Brussels-based JA-YE, Europe’s largest provider of...

inbrief - news

Some of the world’s wealthiest foundations have created a network to reduce poverty through investments in small businesses in Africa. The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs,...

New company emerges to fight malnourishment in Bangladesh - news

Improved health and business opportunities among the poor of Bangladesh are the aims of a new joint social business venture established by BASF, the chemicals group, and the Grameen Healthcare...

inbrief - news

A programme has been established to develop responsible business leadership and dialogue in the Arab world. The Middle East Leadership Initiative has been set up by the US-based non-profit Aspen...

Finding value at the bottom of the pyramid - news

BlueOrchard is blazing a responsible investment trail in microfinance – and finding that institutional clients see its modus operandi as increasingly attractive. Mike Scott talks to...

Cocoa firms agree sustainability guidance - news

Sustainability principles for the cocoa industry have been unveiled by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF). The principles, produced after two years of discussions with governments and cocoa...

Visser sets up global body - news

CSR International, a networking body for corporate responsibility practitioners, was created last month. The new association, set up as a community interest company in the UK by the...

Gates Foundation backs Indian social entrepreneurship - news

Small farmers in poor communities in India will benefit from a $15million (£10.6m) grant made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Ashoka, the international group that brings social...

Rag-picker business is recognised - news

A young businessman from Hyderabad in India who specializes in plastic bag recycling has become the Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 in the UK’s prestigious Prince’s Youth Business...

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...

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...

Mobile firm aims to be catalyst on poverty goals - news

Ericsson has pledged to play a leading role in raising awareness of the millennium development goals (MDGs) in the worldwide telecommunications industry. The Swedish mobile phone company...

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...

Summit will tackle Asian CSR apathy - news

Widescale apathy towards corporate social responsibility among large Asian companies is to be a major topic on the agenda at the next Asia CSR Summit to be held in Bangkok from 3-4 November....

Good conduct at the very top sets the tone for the rest of us - news

Only business leaders with self-restraint can steer companies along the right path, says the Dalai Lama In Buddhism we believe that the reputation of a company depends on whether it...

Ericsson takes China award - news

The Ericsson telecoms group has been given the China Green Company award. The title was awarded to Ericsson by the China Entrepreneur magazine, the Daonong Enterprise Institute and the Guanghua...

pension fund points the way ahead on microfinance - news

A large Dutch pension fund has provided the clearest sign yet of the growing interest in microfinance by starting a €200million ($314m, £158m) global investment programme in the sector. PGGM, an...

Responsible business in Micronesia gets blog - news

A blog section on socially responsible business in Micronesia has been added to a website run by Catalyst, a London company that takes business people to other countries to study social...

The power of unreasonable people - news

John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan . Hardback. 272 pages. Harvard Business School Press. £14 / $27.50 Could social entrepreneurs be the solution to the environmental and...

inbrief - news

Frank Pronk has become director of the Amsterdam-based ethical coffee certification body UTZ Certified. Pronk moves from the Dutch consultancy Kern Konsult, where he was director, and replaces...

corporate responsibility and the Millennium Development Goals - news

When the countries of the world agreed ambitious targets for combating extreme poverty, hunger and disease at the UN Millennium Summit, 2015 sounded a long way off. Now, with just seven years to...

nine aspirations for the coming new year - news

What would you wish for in the corporate responsibility field in 2008? EP asked some of its subscribers for their views. This is what they said. Martin Blake, head of sustainability, Royal...

courses are on the rise but levels still ‘too low’ - news

The number of elective courses with social and environmental content at business schools has increased by a fifth in two years. Figures in the latest Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey show that the...

CSR sites ape Facebook - news

CSR organizations are attempting to turn the current fashion for social networking websites to their commercial advantage. At least four sites providing a forum for discussion of responsible...

UPS gives $1m backing to micro-credit - news

Loans for poor entrepreneurs in 15 countries, including China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, are to be provided from a $1million grant package provided by UPS, the US-based package delivery...

we need a force of partisans to create sustainable business - news

Committed staff working as agents of change can make a big difference, argues Malcolm McIntosh Those who openly question company policy in areas affecting costs, profitability and traditional...

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...

‘she put a bomb under the business world’ - news

What lasting influence did The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, who died last month aged 64, have on business behaviour? EP asked a handful of specialists for their views. John Elkington,...

a brilliant blend of social activism and entrepreneurship - news

Some pioneers die unsung. Not Anita Roddick. The most remarkable thing about the reaction to her death was the focus not on what she did, but what she began. There are many campaigners in her...

senior trio take over at IBLF in wake of founder’s death - news

Three senior managers are to jointly lead the International Business Leaders’ Forum (IBLF) after the death of founder and chief executive Robert Davies. Adrian Hodges, Mike Patterson and Ros...

making non-governmental organizations more accountable - news

Environmental and social campaigners in many respects are like entrepreneurs - brilliant at spotting a gap and ruthless at exploiting it. They share other characteristics too: an ability to...

inbrief - news

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has introduced an $108million (£54m) bond that will finance loans to people running small businesses in developing countries. BlueOrchard, a Swiss company...

Ashoka gets $1m boost - news

Ashoka, the world’s largest association of social entrepreneurs with bases in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America and South America, has received $1.1million (£553,000) from the...

inbrief - news

The Marine Stewardship Council has become one of ten organizations to receive $1million (£500,000) from the Skoll Foundation to further its work in ‘social entrepreneurship’. The council, which...

Danone asks shareholders to back social fund - news

The French food group Danone is to invite its shareholders to use their dividends to create a business development fund for social causes. Danone will present the proposal for shareholder...

Deloitte sets up safe water project - news

A 12-month corporate-backed programme to bring safe water to neglected communities will target Bangladesh, China, India and countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The programme...

Indian company directors urged to engage - news

The directors of companies should engage more with the societies in which they trade, executives of the International Business Leaders’ Forum have said after a visit to economic and social...

business tackles Pakistan poverty - news

A business partnership has been formed in Pakistan to create jobs, encourage training and improve living standards for women and young people in poor rural areas. Dairy industry executives...

inbrief - news

A licensed music download service that donates 25 per cent of its revenue to charity has been set up in the UK. Ethicaldownloads is run by Sam Cowen, an entrepreneur.

glass is half full for upbeat SRI evangelist - news

EP talks to Robert Rubinstein, founder of this month’s Triple Bottom Line Investing conference, about the progress of socially responsible investment There are very few must-attend...

Malaysian prime minister speaks out on CSR - news

Public listed companies in Malaysia have made significant progress in corporate governance compliance, said Abdullah Badawi, the premier and finance minister, when he put forward his tentative...

Microsoft helps Asian women entrepreneurs - news

Developing nations in the Asia-Pacific region are among the countries being targeted by an initiative to help women entrepreneurs in the information technology industry. A pilot of a programme...

Who’s Who guide is updated - news

The second edition of an Indian CSR guide lists the practices and policies of more than 50 organizations. The Who’s Who in CSR in India: A Resource Guide 2006 has been brought out with...

HP establishes IT centres to support small firms - news

Hewlett-Packard is to aid the growth of small businesses in deprived areas through a new Microenterprise Acceleration Programme (MAP) that offers information technology and business training to...

Elkington to lead social enterprise initiative - news

John Elkington, one of the best known proponents of responsible business practice, is to head a three-year project looking at what lessons large companies can learn from social entrepreneurs....

inbrief - news

John Elkington, chair and founder of the SustainAbility consultancy, has switched to a roving, business development role with the title of chief entrepreneur. As a result, Sophia Tickell has...

Barclays works with minibankers to reach African poor - news

Barclays has begun working with traditional banking agents in Ghana as part of a new programme to loan small sums to poor people. The UK-based bank is working with local entrepreneurs, known...

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...

Google and eBay join dotcom philanthropists - news

Google is to pay more attention to its social responsibilities in the wake of its public flotation. The internet search engine company announced last month that it would give at least...

high street store dips toe into 'pro-poor' waters - news

Marks & Spencer is to provide business advice and expertise to entrepreneurs in an effort to improve wealth generation in developing countries. The 'pro-poor' initiative will be carried...

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...

inbrief - news

The New Academy of Business is to re-launch as the Association of Sustainability Practitioners on 7 June. The UK-based organization was set up in 1995 by Body Shop founder Anita Roddick to assist...

inbrief - news

Coffee shop chain Starbucks has bought Ethos Water, a privately held US bottled water company with a strong record on CSR. Starbucks says it will continue Ethos’s financial support for water...

how a little togetherness may help firms fight poverty - news

EP talks to the head of the Shell Foundation about its plans to act as a catalyst for ‘pro-poor’ initiatives on the part of large companies in developing countries Like others in the corporate...

defining the limits of investor responsibilities - news

CSR lies in the realm of investment, and not governance, analysis, argues Christine Farnish Some people argue that institutional investors should take account of social, environmental and...

inbrief - news

The UK’s Said Business School has appointed Rowena Young as director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Young joins the centre this month from her...

Gulf companies search for Arab strain of CSR - news

Companies in the Arab world are preparing to embrace CSR – but on their own terms. About half a dozen large businesses have agreed to become founding members...

business urged to profit from helping the poor - news

An influential business group has given its backing to the growing trend of pro-poor business, under which companies enter new markets among the world’s poor for...

social entrepreneurs move centre stage - news

Almost seven per cent of the UK’s employed population is working as, or for, social entrepreneurs, according to the first report measuring such activity....

Cohen warns on conflict between growth and values - news

One of the leading pioneers of socially responsible business has warned other entrepreneurs not to imperil their companies’ values in the search for rapid growth....

inbrief - news

Former eBay president Jeff Skoll is to give $7.5million (£4.3m) to Oxford University’s Said Business School to establish a centre for social entrepreneurs. He will...

Euro MPs feel ‘frozen out’ on CSR - news

The European Parliament last month voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution which implies it is not having enough say in European Commission-led discussions on the future...

Belgian fund moves to SRI - news

A government investment fund in Belgium has switched to a socially responsible investment approach. The €400million ($427m, £264m) Flemish Care Fund, which is run...

CSR managers branded dull and ‘time serving’ - news

Companies stand accused of giving their corporate social responsibility briefs to unimaginative ‘time serving’ executives with little taste for innovation. The...

policy makers must not overuse the bully pulpit - news

There are lots of things government can do to encourage corporate social responsibility without resort to regulation, says David Grayson The underlying drivers for corporate...

inbrief - news

The second European business summit on entrepreneurship and sustainable development is to be held in Brussels from 6-8 June.

why a McDonald’s CSR report needs to stand out from the herd - news

A company which has attracted the amount of flak that McDonald’s has over the years does not take the decision to publish a global social responsibility report lightly. This...

reshaping the political influence of companies - news

The ethics of corporate giving to political causes face a new test as changes in the UK law bring new opportunities for political influence BP’s announcement at the...

inbrief - news

Surrey University is running a two-day conference entitled ‘Dynamics of strategy: entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and globalization’ from 30-31 May...

Levi Strauss gives support to Romany communities - news

Levi Strauss has stepped up its support for Gypsy communities in eastern Europe by supporting the first Romany radio station in the region. The jeans and clothing...

e-businesses get help on social responsibility - news

Three new European initiatives have been launched to help internet businesses become more aware of corporate social responsibility issues. The projects come at the...

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...

inbrief - news

Management students believe ethics modules should be a priority for business schools, according to a United States survey. A poll of 817 current MBA students by the Harvard...

IT firm to help small business - news

A US information technology company is helping people with low incomes to become ‘internet entrepreneurs’. Andalé, the online auction business management company, is working with...

BAT tackles poor image with 2000 social audit - news

One of the world’s leading tobacco manufacturers has committed itself to producing a social report in 2001. British American Tobacco (BAT) will publish the document from a social...

Great British Entrepreneur Awards - companies

Young Entrepreneurs and Future Business Leader - companies

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs - companies

Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning - companies

Edmond de Rothschild Group Publishes Its 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

The  Edmond de Rothschild Group’s  third  Sustainability report , for reporting year 2016, gives a complete overview of its performance and progress versus its 2020...

Leonardo Sustainability and Innovation Report 2016, a commitment to a responsible business conduct - reports

Leonardo, formerly known as Finmeccanica, top player in Aerospace, Defence and Security, releases the 2016 Sustainability and Innovation Report, the first with the new brand.

Wessanen releases Sustainability Report 2016 - reports

Every year Wessanen releases its integrated Annual Report including the latest Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s approach to creating environmental and social impact.

Walmart Highlights Progress in Creating Shared Value in Tenth Annual Global Responsibility Report - reports

Walmart today released its tenth annual Global Responsibility Report, which looks back at the company’s progress during fiscal year 2017 in advancing the key areas of opportunity,...

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,...

Citi Releases 2016 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi today released its  2016 Global Citizenship Report , highlighting efforts made in the last year to responsibly provide financial services that enable growth and progress. The report is...

Pfizer Launches 2016 Annual Review Highlighting Commitment to UN SDGs - reports

Today, Pfizer launched its 2016 Annual Review, which provides an in-depth look at all of the ways Pfizer is accelerating patient impact and fulfilling its purpose: to make innovative medicines...

RBS takes first step on journey towards fully integrated reporting: We are building a more sustainable bank - reports

“We are committed to running the bank as a more sustainable and responsible business, serving today’s customers in a way that also helps future generations, generating long term...

Barclays shares first year results of Shared Growth Ambition - reports

Today, Barclays published its annual Citizenship performance in the  Barclays PLC Annual Report 2016 . 

Cisco’s 2016 CSR Report Highlights Ambitious Long-Term Goals to Positively Impact People, Society and the Planet - reports

Today, Cisco released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report , which highlights Cisco’s progress delivering on the company’s CSR mission  to accelerate...

Goodwill®, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box® this Cyber Monday - reports

Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season.

Jackson Family Wines Announces 2021 Sustainability Goals - reports

Today California-based Jackson Family Wines shared its first sustainability report, supported by a list of comprehensive 5-year goals. The family-owned wine company, known for its portfolio of...

Virgin Media announces world’s first along with sustainability performance progress - reports

Virgin Media has announced the first year results of its ‘Five in Five’ sustainability goals – the company’s pledge to do more good with digital while growing the...

Edmond de Rothschild Group Publishes Its 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

The Edmond de Rothschild Group  has set out its 2020 sustainability objectives and made them public in its second Sustainability Report.

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...

FedEx (NYSE:FDX) Publishes 2016 Global Citizenship Report - reports

The FedEx 2016 Global Citizenship Report, "Deliver It Forward," is now available at csr.fedex.com. The report, in its eighth year of publication, highlights the FedEx commitment to...

Visa Europe and JA Europe launch new research to address the financial skills gap in young people - reports

Businesses across Europe are being invited to collaborate in new research which will help identify the financial skills needed by young people in today’s digital economy.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Publishes 2015 Citizenship Report - reports

This week Microsoft published its 2015 Citizenship Report, which covers the company’s commitments to ethical business conduct and governance, its people, empowering communities, human...

Liberty Global Publishes 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK) today announced the publication of its 2014 Corporate Responsibility (“CR”) Report,...

Edmond de Rothschild Group publishes First Sustainability Report - reports

The Edmond de Rothschild Group has set out its strategic sustainability ambitions for the first time at Group level.

Citi Releases 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Citi's 2014 Global Citizenship Report highlights efforts to enable economic progress in communities around the world.

Piraeus Bank Group publishes 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Corporate Responsibility remains a strategic investment for Piraeus Bank through which the Bank contributes to the development of the economy and society in every possible way. The Bank’s...

Discover the BNP Paribas CSR Report! - reports

This report contains numerous concrete examples of BNP Paribas’ commitments. For instance, in 2013, the Group invested €168m in social entrepreneurship; and enabled more than 230,000...

Experian publishes its 2014 CR Report - reports

Global information services company, Experian, publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report alongside its Annual Report and a new publication, ‘About Experian’.

BSR Conference 2016 - calendar

The BSR Conference is one of the most important global gatherings dedicated to sustainable business. This November, a global audience of close to 1,000 senior business executives and...

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...

Capturing Sustainable Value - calendar

Capturing Sustainable Value 7-8 July 2016 Share your passion for sustainability at our 5th annual conference on 7-8 July. Meet future collaborators, thought leaders, inventive...

7th Smart Grids & Cleanpower IIOT Conference Expo - calendar

7th Smart Grids & Cleanpower IIOT Cambridge UK 27-28 June 2016 Day 1 Tech Corp Exec Briefing & MasterClass Day & Dinner Evening Day 2 Business Conference & Demo...

Invest South Networking - calendar

ENTREPRENEURS UNITE SPRING NETWORKING @ LAKESIDE  We are delighted to announce that Coffin Mew Solicitors & Invest South have worked together to bring you a fantastic key note...

The Sustainability Innovative Exchange - calendar

Sign up to The Sustainability Innovation Exchange: A virtual workshop on how policy can help us create more sustainable ways of living This virtual workshop will explore how policy can...

HRH The Duke of York, KG will visit Estonia to attend Latitude59 - calendar

The Duke of York will give an opening speech and present the Pitch@Palace initiative at Estonia's flagship tech conference Latitude59 to be held on May 31 - June 1, 2016 in Tallinn,...

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,...

14th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) - calendar

Join us on September 8-9, 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand for the 14th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR). Theme: Unleashing Social Entrepreneurship : New...

TBLI Conference Nordic 2015 - calendar

This second TBLI CONFERENCE focusing on the NORDIC region will be held in cooperation with Copenhagen Business School. TBLI CONFERENCES offer a wealth of opportunity for networking...

TBLI Conference Asia 2015 - calendar

We are excited to announce TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2015, held in cooperation with  INSEAD in Singapore, 29-30 April. TBLI CONFERENCE offers a wealth of opportunity for networking with...

Vodafone Publishes its 2012/13 Sustainability Report - reports

Vodafone Group Plc has published its Sustainability Report 2012/13 in which they outline their social and economic contribution across their 30 operating countries.

TBLI Conference Europe - calendar

We are very much looking forward to returning to The Netherlands for our 18th European event: TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2014 will take place on 28 & 29 October 2014 in Amsterdam,...

Citi Publishes 2012 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi published its 13th annual Global Citizenship Report today.

Sberbank of Russia issued its Report on Corporate Social Responsibility for 2012 - reports

Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank of Russia, has issued its Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 2012.

Sustainability Forum 2014 - calendar

The Forum Global Sustain once more is taking a step forward in an attempt to make this issue emerge and explore the future of sustainable business, by preparing a unique event for...

TBLI Conference Nordic 2014 - calendar

“Connecting The Dots”   TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2014 offers a unique platform to learn about sustainable investing, discuss developments and engage with new business...

Sustainable Brands 2013 - calendar

Sustainable Brands 2013 – Discover what happens when brand strategists & designers connect with sustainability teams to drive purpose driven innovation that leads to business and brand...

New Energy World Network’s Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit - calendar

Following sold-out events in 2009, 2010 and 2011 New Energy World Network’s Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit has established itself as the pre-eminent event for networking...

Citi has published its 2011 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi published its 12th annual Global Citizenship Report today. The report covers the bank's performance in its social and environmental priority areas, informed by two centuries of experience in...

Green Entrepreneurship in Action - calendar

Schumacher College is partnering with the Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs to create a groundbreaking fortnight of courses around the theme of green enterprise. Week 1 - The Green...

A Systemic Business Model: Industrial Ecology and the Blue Economy - calendar

An exceptional chance to engage with one of sustainable businesses most experienced entrepreneurs, Gunter Pauli. Participants will explore the practice of collaboration, generation of social...

Sustainability for Leaders Level 1 Foundations Certificate Course - calendar

This course draws upon 20 years of experience and result in coaching sustainability champions who are leading their organizations toward sustainability. It is an intensive 2-day practical...

Impact Investing 2012 - calendar

Investments for profit, people and the planet With some experts predicting a ten-fold increase in impact  investments to $500 billion by 2014 (1% of all managed assets), this...

Deutsche Börse has released its 2010 corporate responsibility report - reports

Deutsche Börse Group happily presents its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2010. The report presents detailed information on how Deutsche Börse meets its group-wide entrepreneurial...

Wall Street Green Summit XI - calendar

The Wall Street Green Summit XI is a long running environmental finance event held in New York City. This year’s summit will feature many speakers on renewable energy finance, cleantech venture...

Citi releases Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi’s 11th annual Global Citizenship Report (released today) provides “the evidence that we are not only fulfilling our commitments but willing to talk about the considerable challenges we...

‘Learning from nature – the new agenda for business success: A Tomorrow’s Natural Business Conference’ - calendar

Tomorrow’s Company is the agenda setting ‘think and do’ tank which looks at the role of business and how to achieve enduring business success.  We focus on strong relationships, clear purpose...

10th EABIS Colloquium - calendar

A new era of development: the changing role & responsibilities of business in developing countries What is the business perspective on development? How to adapt business strategy for and to...

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011 - calendar

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011 will convene the key players in the nation’s energy innovation community to spur the networks that will bring about the next Industrial Revolution in clean...

World Climate Summit - calendar

Following the approval of the Copenhagen Accord at the UNFCCC COP 15, there is now a need to accelerate solutions to mitigate climate change. Fortunately, many of these business, finance and...

Good Deals - calendar

Taking place on the 15 and 16 November Good Deals ( www.good-dealsuk.com ) brings together the most inspiring social entrepreneurs with the most innovative investors to get good deals done. Its the...

Social Enterprise Summit - calendar

The Social Enterprise Summit 2010 aims to achieve the following: 1. Cultivating more in-depth and practical methodologies for Social Entrepreneurship by developing impact measurement and...

Deutsche Börse Group publishes its 2009 CR Report - reports

The report presents detailed information on how Deutsche Börse meets its group-wide entrepreneurial responsibility in the fields of economy, employees, environment and corporate citizenship. In...

IKEA Publishes its Sustainability Report 2009 - reports

IKEA has published its Sustainability Report 2009. The 74-page document looks at the steps IKEA took last year to reinforce its efforts to fight climate change, including a decision to equip 150...

Opportunity Green Business Conference at UCLA - calendar

Opportunity Green offers a unique weekend sustainability business experience at UCLA Campus where industry leaders, cultural creatives, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 executives converge to further...

World Innovation Summit - calendar

A world that acts globally needs a global meeting place for new ideas and solutions. A world that evolves faster than ever before needs an event that keeps pace with business innovation. Welcome...

Ethical pioneers: an interactive masterclass for the new entrepreneur - calendar

15% off fees for bookings made by 20th July 2008 At this time of great change, how do we create organizations and businesses that engage with sustainability and ethics? This is a unique...

Good Deals – the first national Social Investment Conference - calendar

Billionaire venture capitalist and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter is to speak at the first national Social Investment Conference on May 6th. Brought to you by the Office of the Third Sector in the...

Business & Environment Summit - calendar

The Saïd Business School, 2 Degrees & Green Business Events announce the first Business & Environment summit at The Said Business School in Oxford. The theme of this year’s event is,...

Can the Earth survive Capitalism? Exploring sustainable economic models - calendar

A one or two week course This exciting course will give participants the opportunity to discuss in depth the structures needed to create a sustainable economy. These issues, pertinent to...

Developing a culture of socially responsible leadership - calendar

CSR issues are now firmly established in the business mainstream. There is an emerging emphasis on the people skills and organisational culture that are needed for companies to live their espoused...

Inspiring futures: creating and leading sustainable enterprises - calendar

The 10th Annual Impact Conference We live in a rapidly changing world, a world changing in ways most of us did not expect, one in which fundamental assumptions are being challenged and where...

‘Action Research’ method trains business leaders to make impact - bestpractice

The challenges facing us – population growth, migration, globalisation, shifting centres of economic power, increasing inequality of life and the deterioration of the environment –...

Bringing resources to bear to improve global health - bestpractice

Pfizer believes its business and societal missions are the same: to ensure that all individuals everywhere have access to quality medicines, vaccines and healthcare, and the opportunity to lead...

Barclays partners with Unreasonable Group to support entrepreneurs  - bestpractice

The bank’s joint programme is part of its Shared Growth Ambition strategy to improve lives while providing returns to shareholders. Tom Idle reports…    As...

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...

Visa supports financial education for youth - bestpractice

The global payments business partners with Junior Achievement Europe to create innovative e-commerce and personal finance programmes. Tom Idle reports…   The digitisation...

The purpose of business - EBBF's 17th annual conference - calendar

This event held at the Depoort Conference Centre is for CEOs, directors, entrepreneurs, young professionals, MBA students and executives – like-minded individuals keen to explore and share ways to...

Making the right partnership connections - bestpractice

It’s very much a case of chips with everything at ARM, the British semiconductor IP company. It patents and licenses chip technology to manufacturing giants that end up powering everything...

Reaping the rewards of supporting dairy farmers - bestpractice

T here’s a Polish proverb that goes: “If the farmer is poor, then so is the whole country”. It’s a problem that Tetra Pak is highly aware of – it recognizes the...

Sustainable Innovation 06: 11th international conference - calendar

Sustainable Innovation 06 will provide a platform to discuss global challenges and opportunities for sustainable product/service development and design. It will highlight best practice and...

The Philips Sustainability Report 2005 - reports

Europe's largest electronics company, Philips, has reported significant growth in sales of its 'Green Flagship' products, which doubled last year to euros 2 billion (US$2.34bn, £1.3bn).

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...

Invitation to Jamie Oliver and Tim Smit masterclass - reports

Two of the world's best known social entrepreneurs are to present an inspirational masterclass for business leaders who want to make a difference. 

Barilla’s onto a good thing with sustainability strategy - bestpractice

Right from the start, the Italian food company Barilla has combined the achievement of economic goals with social commitments to the areas in which it operates. Knowledge of social and economic...

Barilla's onto a good thing with sustainability strategy - bestpractice

Right from the start, the Italian food company Barilla has combined the achievement of economic goals with social commitments to the areas in which it operates. Knowledge of social and economic...

Upgrading citizenship to a whole new level - bestpractice

In order to build a truly sustainable organisation, global companies these days acknowledge that the umbrella of their stakeholders extends further than ever before. Chris Librie, senior...

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...

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...

Getting streetwise about corporate responsibility - bestpractice

In Fahrenehit 451 author Ray Bradbury says the difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching: “The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been...

Making recycling child’s play - bestpractice

Eco-Rom Ambalaje is an organisation made up of 14 companies operating in Romania which first got together to implement the Green Dot European programme for integrated waste in the country. From...

Making recycling child’s play - bestpractice

Eco-Rom Ambalaje is an organisation made up of 14 companies operating in Romania which first got together to implement the Green Dot European programme for integrated waste in the country. From...

Conference of Social Entrepreneurs: where research and practice align - calendar

Hosted by NYU Stern's Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. By gathering the leading academic researchers and the top social innovators from around the world, this conference will forward...

advancing sustainability - bestpractice

At Chagres, a settlement near the town of Llay Llay, 100km (63 miles) north of Santiago in Chile, huge machines feed more than half a million tonnes of concentrate into a smelter that turns out...

2006 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship - calendar

Following on from last year's sell out event, the 2006 Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship will take place at Said Business School, Oxford University from 29-31 March. Titled; ‘...

Peter Drucker's breakthrough corporate strategies programme - calendar

This course is based on material exclusively prepared by today's most influential and prescient business thinker Dr. Peter F. Drucker, who is The Harvard Business Review's most published...

The Barclays Corporate Sustainability Review 2007 - reports

Barclays has released its eighth Corporate Sustainability Review online and is focusing on sustainability performance, rather than corporate responsibility as in previous years.

The Sustainable MBA - books

The Sustainable MBA: The Manager’s Guide to Green Business provides the knowledge and tools to help you “green” your job and organization, to turn sustainability talk into action for the...

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT - bestpractice

By listening to its stakeholders and responding to their needs, an educational college in southern England has boosted student numbers and increased the...

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility - books

With over 100 expert contributors writing over 400 entries, this book provides a jargon-busting, easy-to-use guide to the plethora of CSR concepts, codes and organisations, including core terms...

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