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

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

How creating a healthy work force makes all the difference - news

By Deborah Astles, Unipart — Unipart Group is one of Europe’s leading private manufacturing, logistics and consultancy companies and we often get asked how we went about creating our...

Responsible Business Week: showcasing companies that make a positive impact - news

By Amanda MacKenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community — Business comes in for a lot of criticism, from excessive executive pay to how much corporation tax is paid, and there is a...

A conversation with Sandy Boundy, Communications and CSR Manager at Heineken Ireland - news

From "In Conversation," Business in the Community Ireland —    Please describe your role and responsibilities and how many years you have been in the...

Whitbread's Environmental Leadership - news

By James Pitcher — Whitbread is the UK’s largest and fastest growing hospitality company and we have ambitious plans for our two leading brands, Premier Inn and Costa. By 2020, we...

Veolia, BITC Responsible Business of the Year 2016, buys into the circular economy - news

By Tom Idle — Talking about the so-called circular economy and all the potential economic and environmental benefits it might bring is not to speak of a distant future, says the woman...

"Collaboration is the only way for business to solve today’s sustainability challenges" - news

Interview by Tom Idle Hans Daems , the newly elected chair of CSR Europe, couldn’t have chosen a more pertinent time to take up the position with the business network. Daems, who is...

The good purpose guide – 9 ways to turn purpose into action within your business - news

By Charlotte West — Business is increasingly required to play a role in society which goes beyond maximising stakeholder profit. So it’s perhaps no surprise that 'purpose’...

Veolia wins BITC Responsible Business 2016 award - news

Business in the Community has announced the winner of its flagship award, Responsible Business of the Year 2016: Veolia, the global resource management company. Presented at a Gala Dinner...

Local is everything - news

Midcounties Co-operative’s social responsibility manager Mike Pickering explains how a focus on localism can lead to business success  Interview by Tom Idle — ...

Business in the Community launches National Employee Mental Wellbeing Survey - news

Business in the Community has launched a landmark National Employee Mental Wellbeing Survey to gain a comprehensive understanding of the UK workforce’s mental wellbeing, and identify...

The Prince of Wales' responsible business network announces new Chief Executive - news

Business in the Community, whose president is HRH The Prince of Wales, has appointed Amanda Mackenzie as the fourth Chief Executive in its 34-year history. Mackenzie has worked at a senior...

A force for good - news

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

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

Responsible Business Week, sponsored by Business in the Community, kicked off at 11 Downing Street with the launch of the £1bn Buy Social Corporate Challenge, an effort to encourage big...

National Schools Partnership appoints Stephen Howard LVO as new Chairman - news

Stephen Howard has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the National Schools Partnership, a social marketing agency responsible for the creation of learning programmes in partnership...

Business in the Community Ireland offers Business Working Responsibly Mark - news

BITC Ireland has launched the Business Working Responsibly Mark, a standard that certifies responsible and sustainable business practices. The Mark is the only CSR standard in Ireland that...

APCRG launches Responsible Business Champions 2016 - news

The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) in the UK has launched its 2016 National Responsible Business Champions award. The Co-Chairs of the Group Baroness (Sally)...

Racial harassment in the workplace on the rise - news

The largest ever survey published on race equality in the UK has revealed that 30% of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees in the UK have witnessed or experienced racial harassment...

BITC calls for ‘race’ to be added to UK Corporate Governance Code - news

While Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people have greater ambition than their white colleagues and enjoy their work more, 30% of employees in the UK have witnessed or experienced racial...

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

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

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...

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu picked up the most prestigious award at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards winning the title of overall Responsible...

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu scooped the title of Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards. Taking over the...

The trust, the whole trust and nothing but the trust... - news

I’ve heard a lot about trust in business so far this year. I have been heartened by the ever wise words of Business in the Community’s Stephen Howard – “authentic...

BITC award shortlisters putting responsibility at heart of business - news

A broad range of organisations, from well-known high street names to independent traders have been recognised as finalists across the 14 award categories of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards,...

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...

60+ firms make final stage of BITC awards - news

Sixty three companies from the UK and abroad have reached the final stage of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by the charity Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible...

Drive trust through authenticity and values, says BITC - news

Fair and respectful treatment of employees is the most important sign of a responsible business in the eyes of the public, reports a Business in the Community (BITC) survey. Altogether 92%...

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...

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

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

BITC in water stewardship push - news

Business leaders have called on business to tackle water issues in the UK. With the backing of the Government, Business in the Community (BITC) has brought together water companies, other...

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...

BITC launches 3-year action plan to tackle water management - news

Business leaders are calling on business to tackle water issues in the UK. With the backing of the government, Business in the Community (BITC) has brought together water companies, other...

Making the leap into a sustainable new year? - news

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

BITC Responsible Business Awards now open for entries - news

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

BITC urges more to get onboard for Ban The Box - news

Business in the Community is calling on more UK employers to remove the criminal record disclosure tick box from application forms – as part of its Ban the Box campaign. Currently...

Low take-up of Ban the Box blamed on ‘exaggerated fear’ - news

The charity Business in the Community (BITC) is calling on more UK employers to remove the criminal record disclosure tick box from application forms – as part of its Ban the Box campaign,...

National Grid named Responsible Business of the Year 2014 - news

National Grid has taken the mantle of Responsible Business of the Year from Jaguar LandRover following last night's Business in the Community's (BITC's) Awards. National Grid was...

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...

BITC highlights need for ‘and race’ to be added to governance code - news

New research shows that no progress is being made on tackling race inequality in management. The organisation behind the report, Business in the Community’s race equality campaign Race for...

Newlight sprints ahead with AirCarbon technology - news

US telecoms giant Sprint is to be one of the first companies to use AirCarbon, a new carbon-negative material made from greenhouse gas. The materia,l manufactured by California-based...

Mental health needs to move up wellbeing agenda, says BITC - news

While the results from the second Business in the Community (BITC) Workwell FTSE100 benchmark showed the average company score on the up, the provision of mental health support continues to be a...

Burke and Winters join BITC Ireland - news

Mary Rose Burke, director of business representation with Ibec and James Winters, plant manager for the DePuy Synthes Ireland Manufacturing Operation have been appointed board members of BITC...

When it comes to integrated reporting, first think ‘integrated thinking’ - news

Wiebke Flach, head of advisory services at Business in the Community, explains the integrated approach to reporting. In the simplest terms, integrated reporting is when a company...

#FF for BITC’s responsible business Twitter campaign - news

Business in the Community (BITC), the charity which promotes responsible business, is asking employees across the UK to tweet why they are #Proudtoworkfor their organizations. The campaign...

Taking a gamble on greater responsibility - news

At the time of writing I am waiting to hear details of how bookmaker Ladbrokes is going to measure success in its promise to link executive pay to efforts to tackle problem gambling. The...

BITC calls for business to incentivise responsible behaviour - news

The charity Business in the Community (BITC) is calling on chief executives to reward responsible behaviour in the same way that they incentivise staff to meet financial targets and generate...

Eversheds backs diversity programme in France - news

The Paris office of global law firm Eversheds is partnering with Club XXIe Siècle and the European Professional Women Network (EPWN) to sponsor a mentoring programme aimed at helping...

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...

Winning partners - news

A PhD or Doctorate is a research degree, designed to demonstrate research competence, mastery of a subject area and to develop original insight – pushing the boundaries of knowledge, just...

BITC calls for ban on criminal-record tick box - news

The charity Business in the Community (BITC) is calling on UK employers to remove the default criminal-record disclosure tick box from job application forms – as part of its Ban the Box...

The importance of learning from each other - news

Stephen Howard, chief executive of Business in the Community, explains why robust CSR award schemes are powerful mechanisms for sharing best practice The CSR agenda faces a frustrating...

BiTC Responsible Business Awards 2014 open for entries - news

The Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2014 are now open for entry (closing on 21 February 2014). The awards are designed for business, by business and are rigorously...

The importance of integrating CR into risk management - news

Risk management is a cornerstone of running a good, responsible business, writes BITC's Stephen Gee . Investors want to know the level of risk they are committing to and wider...

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...

BITC’s Workwell benchmark opens up to all businesses - news

Business in the Community (BITC) is opening up its Workwell benchmark to all companies, regardless of size. The move follows a successful trial of the process with companies listed on the FTSE...

Awards celebrate corporate responsibility & sustainability - news

Jaguar Land Rover has been crowned Business in the Community’s 2013 Responsible Business of the Year, taking over the mantle from British high street stalwart Marks & Spencer. The...

Workwell updated... - news

Business in the Community (BITC) has launched a new version of its public reporting guidelines on Employee Engagement and Wellbeing; reiterating its relevance to investor decision-making....

The challenge of making a stand for change - news

When Shakespeare’s Juliet poses the question, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” she is alluding to the fact that what matters is what...

A framework for maximising employee engagement - news

The UK is ranked ninth amongst the world’s twelve largest economies for employee engagement levels (Kenexa 2009). Productivity statistics also paint a worrying picture with a recent ONS...

Jaguar Land Rover drives into top spot at BITC business awards - news

Jaguar Land Rover was crowned Business in the Community’s 2013 Responsible Business of the Year at a gala dinner in London earlier this week, taking over the mantle from British high...

£100bn gain if sustainability put at heart of British business - news

UK business could secure £100bn in annual productivity gains generated by innovations designed to address environmental and social challenges, according to a new report by Accenture,...

Unethical practice ‘common in UK workplaces’ finds ILM/BITC study - news

Three out of five managers have felt pressured to behave unethically at work, according to new research from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Business in the Community...

BITC benchmark shows companies reporting on engagement perform better - news

Leading British business charity, Business in the Community (BITC) has published the results of its first Workwell FTSE 100 benchmark, which scored the level of publicly available information...

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. ...

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...

New European CSR award launched - news

Business in the Community and CSR Europe are leading a 29- strong consortium that is launching pan-European CSR excellence awards. The European CSR Award Scheme for Partnership, Innovation &...

The old news agenda and today’s drivers of change - news

Reading through the blizzard of reports and utterances from the great CSR news community is not one of the most positive experiences right now. There are so many stories knocking around about...

Excellence Recognised by BITC - news

Business in the Community (BITC), a charity that promotes responsible business practice, has been rewarding companies that have had a positive impact on the environment and society. The Awards for...

CRGPro to set up soon - news

Work is continuing on establishing the UK professional body for CSR practitioners ( EP, November 2011, p8 ), with its launch now pencilled in for the autumn. The Corporate Responsibility Group...

Rio+20: time to change the narrative on sustainability - news

This month, world leaders will gather at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also referred to as Rio+20, to define a sustainable development pathway. How can the global population enjoy a...

Knight joins BITC - news

Alan Knight joins Business in the Community (BITC) as its new environmental sustainability director. Joining the business-led charity next month, Knight will be responsible for BITC’s...

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

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

Firms produce poor data on workplace strategies - news

Business in the Community has come up with a set of ‘draft metrics’ to help UK businesses improve reporting on employee wellbeing and engagement. The metrics have been produced...

Etihad Airways joins UK body - news

Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways has become a member of the UK-based Business in the Community (Bitc) organization. Anne Tullis, Etihad’s head of CSR and sustainability, said:...

inbrief - news

Businesses wishing to be sustainable have to throw off their ‘addiction’ to growth, says Roger Steare, corporate philosopher in residence at London’s Cass Business School....

Ireland gets new CSR benchmark - news

Ireland now has a benchmark for measuring CSR performance in companies and organizations.   The Business Working Responsibly Mark created by Business in the Community Ireland (Bitci)...

Irish business leaders told to keep CSR faith - news

Businesses in the Irish Republic have been urged to resist the temptation to cut back on CSR programmes despite the country's dire economic crisis. Many speakers and delegates at this...

inbrief - news

Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, has been chosen as the new chairman of Business in the Community. Price, who has chaired Bitc’s Rural Action Programme for two years, will...

New map sets out skills required in the CSR world - news

A ‘competency map’ for corporate responsibility practitioners has been produced by Business in the Community (Bitc). The map lists the knowledge and behaviours required for a...

inbrief - news

Unilever has taken the top gong in Business in the Community’s 13th Awards for Excellence. The food and consumer products giant won the 2010 Company of the Year title for its work on ‘enhancing the...

biscuit king CSR pioneer dies - news

One of the high-profile movers behind the early growth of corporate responsibility in the UK has died aged 87. Hector Laing, later Lord Laing of Dunphail, was an influential figure in the...

Thumbs up for skills map - news

A new ‘competency map’ for corporate responsibility practitioners would generally be welcomed by the profession, says the CR Academy, which is to produce such a document. Doubts...

Football teams adopt a CSR message - news

The English Football League has teamed up with the Prince’s Trust and the Environment Agency to highlight the environmental and community work being undertaken by clubs, and to encourage...

inbrief - news

Two-thirds of the UK’s business leaders have said they expect a more responsible economy to emerge from the recession. In a Business in the Community poll of 330 of its...

Vast majority of UK firms fall short on carbon aims - news

Just one in five British brands are meeting the government’s carbon reduction targets. New research covering 600 of the UK’s largest brands shows that only 121 are reducing...

Revealed: favoured NGO partners of CSR heads - news

WWF and Forum for the Future are the partners of choice for British CSR directors when they want corporate responsibility advice from non-governmental organizations, a new analysis has...

Are companies taking their eyes off the prize? - news

There are more awards in the CSR field than ever before, yet there’s a sense that interest in them is waning. EP examines whether their heyday is coming to an end Buy a bag of...

Irish CEOs form climate grouping - news

Twelve senior business executives have formed the Irish Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. The new grouping will push for ‘a step-change in climate change policy’ in Ireland. It has...

CSR rides out recession despite some casualties - news

Corporate responsibility functions in many organizations appear to be coming through the recession relatively unscathed. Various indicators, including a new survey of global CSR...

Boots picks up with Bitc after leaving the ETI fold - news

Alliance Boots has turned to Business in the Community for advice on ethical supply chain management after its recent decision to leave the Ethical Trading Initiative. The UK-based high...

New-look CSR Academy emerges from shadows - news

Britain’s once-defunct CSR Academy has stuttered back to life to provide a small number of training courses for this summer and autumn. The former UK government CSR flagship –...

Platinum performers may act as buddies - news

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

inbrief - news

Claire Penny, IBM’s environmental affairs manager in Ireland, has joined the country’s government-funded Sustainable Development Council, known as Comhar, as the nominee of Business...

Law firms plump for synchronised carbon reporting - news

Eighteen law firms and the Law Society of England and Wales have simultaneously published reports revealing their individual carbon footprints. The firms and the society have published...

New code tells firms how to treat migrant workers - news

British companies have been offered a voluntary code of practice on employing migrant workers. The eight-page document comes from Business in the Community, which wants all employers of migrant...

Study links CR Index firms to better share returns - news

Companies that regularly take part in the UK’s annual Corporate Responsibility Index appear to show a better return for their shareholders than those that do not, according to new...

CSR executives put brave face on the financial crisis - news

The consequences for corporate responsibility of an impending recession remain unclear, but many in the field are taking an optimistic view as business begins to grapple with redundancies and...

GRI gets base in Australia - news

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), creator of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting guidelines, is establishing an Australian base at the St James Ethics Centre in...

New ranking may be unpopular, but it's here to stay - news

Pharmaceutical companies are not happy, but a number of influential investors have expressed their support for the Access to Medicine Index. EP looks at a controversial new measure of...

CFS judged to have best impact on society - news

Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) has won the overall Impact on Society award in this year’s Business in the Community (Bitc) Awards for Excellence. The group, which includes...

Bitc index gets more backers this year - news

The number of companies taking part in the UK's annual Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index rose this year, arresting the recent trend of falling participation rates....

BT sets pace as business gets serious about carbon - news

BT has set aggressive corporate greenhouse gas reduction targets by aiming to cut its total carbon emissions by 80 per cent within 12 years. The goal is a further sign that business is now...

Higgs praised for vital role in Bitc’s early days - news

Business in the Community has paid tribute to Sir Derek Higgs, who has died aged 64, for the ‘pivotal’ role he played in establishing the organization. Sir Derek is better known...

What can we expect from Howard’s way? - news

EP talks to the new chief executive of Business in the Community about expansion, putting pressure on members – and working more closely with other organizations Expect a significant...

Societal benefits of sport are ‘too often overlooked’ - news

Too many businesses are failing to include sporting activities in their social responsibility programmes, according to the International Business Leaders’ Forum. The not-for-profit...

Business in the Community’s new CEO needs to be a change agent - news

The 25th anniversary of Business in the Community is a cause for celebration. It is also an appropriate milestone to review where the UK-based membership organization is heading, particularly at...

Ireland gets first accredited training scheme - news

The Irish Republic’s first accredited education programme on CSR for junior and middle ranking managers has been set up by a leading training body. The five-day course is being run by...

Bitc prepares for new era as Cleverdon steps aside - news

Julia Cleverdon, one of the UK’s most prominent figures in corporate social responsibility, stepped down this month from her post as head of Business in the Community. Cleverdon was...

CSR Academy stirs again as Shillito takes leading role - news

Signs of new life at the CSR Academy have emerged with the appointment of a former corporate responsibility consultant to head the organization. Toby Shillito will lead the academy in its...

data exchange filings fall - news

The number of companies filing non-financial performance data through the UK's online Corporate Responsibility Exchange (CRE) has fallen since it left the control of the London Stock Exchange in...

private equity moves into social reporting sphere - news

Large unlisted companies owned by private equity firms in the UK will soon be expected to produce annual business reviews that consider their social and environmental impacts. A new voluntary code...

inbrief - news

Stuart Rose, chief executive of Marks & Spencer, is to become chairman of Business in the Community (Bitc) next month. Rose was recently awarded the Bitc Prince’s Ambassador Award for his role...

inbrief - news

UK construction company HBG has stepped up its corporate responsibility commitment by appointing Caroline Cook to the new role of head of CSR. Cook has joined from Business in the Community, where...

Irish companies to be offered kitemark - news

A corporate responsibility kitemark for companies in Ireland will be produced next year. The ‘CR standard’ will be awarded to businesses that meet best practice criteria. Business in the Community...

the Celtic Tiger is now coming of age - news

The first ever ‘corporate responsibility week’ took place in Ireland last month. EP looks at the state of CSR in a country that has seen huge social change over the past 15 years What was...

platinum performers must shine all the way through - news

You can’t overlook bad practices when identifying responsible companies, argues Rory Murphy As a professional with nearly 30 years’ experience of representing finance sector workers, including...

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...

Irish companies sign charter - news

More than 40 Irish businesses have signed up to a new corporate responsibility charter. The document, drawn up by Business in the Community Ireland (Bitci), was signed by the chief executives...

realism and openness is Baker’s recipe for success - news

Kingfisher’s head of corporate responsibility tells EP how a pragmatic and transparent approach has helped bring the group up to a leadership position in the CSR field When a new ranking...

inbrief - news

More than 1000 businesses in England signed a commitment last month to act on climate change. Most of the companies, mainly small- and medium-sized enterprises, will appoint a board-level...

Corporate Responsibility Index may change again - news

More changes are likely in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index after another drop in the number of companies taking part this year. A total of 123 UK-based...

inbrief - news

Cranfield School of Management has appointed David Grayson as a director to lead its newly established Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility. Grayson, who took up the position last month,...

football club scores a first as it enters reporting arena - news

Chelsea may not win the English Premiership title this year but it has become the first prominent football club to produce a stand-alone CSR report. The London club, owned by Russian...

inbrief - news

Ernst & Young has added three people to its corporate responsibility team. They are Simon Abrams (manager), who has previously worked for Jupiter Asset Management, Business in the Community...

Tories look at new CSR deals - news

Proposals for government-brokered 'responsibility deals' committing companies to CSR measures in return for a lighter regulatory regime are being considered by the UK's Conservative Party....

LSE cuts its losses with transfer of data exchange - news

The Corporate Responsibility Exchange (CRE), the ailing London Stock Exchange project that has been addressing ‘questionnaire fatigue’, has been transferred to a new owner. The project has...

advice offered on how to behave - news

Business in the Community has created a set of practical principles that provide simple pointers to how companies can behave in a responsible fashion in their chosen markets. The Marketplace...

mainstreaming is top target - news

Encouraging companies to integrate corporate responsibility throughout their operations rather than confining it to a single department is the most common preoccupation of national CSR networks...

inbrief - news

Only one in five people in Ireland can name a company they consider to be a good all-round performer on social and environmental issues. An Ipsos Mori poll of 1002 people commissioned by Business...

inbrief - news

The Prince of Wales has two new ambassadors for 2006–7 to help him in his role as president of Business in the Community. They are Allan Leighton, chairman of Royal Mail Group, ‘for his leadership...

M&S is top dog for second time as awards grow in scope - news

Marks & Spencer has become the first company to win the top accolade for a second time in Business in the Community’s annual Awards for Excellence. The high street retailer won the prestigious...

fast food giant takes CSR into the blogosphere - news

McDonald’s has turned to internet ‘blogging’ to help it communicate its corporate responsibility messages. The global foodservice retailer has started a dedicated blogging site led by Bob...

CEOs have accepted a new responsibility - news

Peter Erskine, who became chief executive of mobile phone company O2 in 2001, talks to EP about corporate responsibility as seen from a CEO’s perspective In many ways, O2’s Peter Erskine is...

ITV asks viewers to help shape its ethics strategy - news

Media company ITV is planning to introduce corporate responsibility questions into its future audience surveys as part of its wider efforts to give social and environmental issues more airtime on...

LSE investor service is put on the backburner - news

Efforts by the London Stock Exchange to establish a central database of information on companies’ social and environmental performance look to have run into trouble. Weaker than anticipated...

Tories set up CSR group - news

The UK Conservative Party has formed a steering group to develop a formal corporate responsibility policy. The five-strong group, chaired by Alan Duncan, shadow trade and industry secretary,...

CBI stance may soften with Lambert at the helm - news

Corporate responsibility advocates are hoping the Confederation of British Industry may take a more sympathetic approach to CSR with the appointment of the former Financial Times editor Richard...

drinks firms sign up to revive rural services - news

Pub groups and drinks companies are to step up their involvement in a UK initiative that encourages rural pubs to strengthen local communities by offering post office, grocery and even laundry...

inbrief - news

Amelia Fawcett, Morgan Stanley’s vice-chair, has joined the board of Business in the Community following the organization’s annual meeting. There are three other new board members: John Kelly,...

time for business to have its say on local priorities - news

Companies must play a bigger role in the economic renewal of deprived areas, says Sir Stuart Hampson It wasn’t so long ago that I viewed LSPs as just one more part of the great public...

FTSE4Good index opens its doors to uranium miners - news

Three of the best-known companies in the CSR field will shortly become eligible to join FTSE4Good, following a review of the index’s policy on uranium mining. Anglo American, which has...

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...

get rewards right ‘and CSR success will follow’ - news

The most important thing company boards can do to promote corporate responsibility is to redesign executive pay incentives to take greater account of long-term performance, according to findings...

Unilever health scheme raises productivity - news

Companies investing in health promotion can obtain almost a fourfold return on their outlay thanks to increased staff productivity, the results of a Unilever exercise indicate. The consumer...

firms run into parent power - news

Parents are ready to 'punish' companies they feel are marketing to their children in an irresponsible way, according to research by Business in the Community. Bitc says a survey of 1000 UK...

consolidation of SRI rating agencies benefits the market - news

A few years ago, specialist agencies rating companies' social, environmental and ethical record were popping up all over the place. Now the talk is of consolidation. Ethibel and Vigeo have...

BHP Billiton makes an Impact - news

Partnership work with non-governmental organizations and community groups has helped BHP Billiton win the top accolade in this year's Business in the Community Awards for Excellence. Bitc...

time is ripe for corruption and bribery to move into CSR's extended family - news

Are bribery and corruption the poor relations of corporate social responsibility? Their inclusion in responsible business practice guidelines often seems an afterthought. The United Nations...

health programmes 'are key part of social responsibility' - news

UK companies are to be urged by Business in the Community to introduce more healthy-living programmes for their employees as part of their general corporate responsibility efforts. A new Bitc...

CSR heads drafted in to shape new policy - news

Three senior CSR practitioners at FTSE 100 companies are among members of a new task force set up by the UK government to make recommendations on sustainable procurement. Alison Ritchie, BT's...

index needs bigger push, say frustrated investors - news

Business in the Community has been criticised for failing to communicate the results of its corporate responsibility index adequately to institutional investors. Delegates at a CSR conference in...

Williams to leave Marks & Spencer - news

Ed Williams, the head of CSR at Marks & Spencer, is leaving after 25 years with the UK retailer. Under his watch, Marks and Spencer was named Company of the Year in 2004 by Business in the...

big firms gain ground on integration of CSR - news

Evidence that companies are becoming better at integrating CSR within their operating units has emerged in the latest Corporate Responsibility Index from Business in the Community. The index,...

board CSR apparatus to go under microscope - news

An inquiry has begun into the role of company boards in fulfilling the social and environmental responsibilities of businesses. The Boards and Corporate Responsibility Project, set up by...

inbrief - news

CSR proponent John Williams is the new chairman of the UK business think-tank Tomorrow’s Company. Williams, a board member of the organization since January 2003, is a co-founder and former...

why business has to end its vow of silence - news

To win back some of the trust it has lost, business must start voicing opinions on moral matters, argues Sir Geoffrey Chandler Trust in business has rarely been lower. In a recent poll only...

90 firms sign up to LSE data exchange - news

Ninety companies – 40 of them in the FTSE100 – have now agreed to post social and environmental performance data on the Corporate Responsibility Exchange, an online database set up by the London...

assurers ‘need to say more’ - news

Too many assurance statements add little value to non-financial reports, a specialist group has warned. The panel of 22 judges for this year’s UK Sustainability Reporting Awards believes that...

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Companies that provide social and environmental data for indices run by FTSE4Good and Business in the Community will eventually have to answer only one set of streamlined questions, thanks to a...

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A programme that seeks to interest business leaders in corporate responsibility by taking them on visits to prisons, homelessness centres and other social projects is to be exported to Canada...

CSR Academy flexes its wings - news

The CSR Academy may extend its reach by licensing its training materials for use worldwide. The academy, established last year by the UK government to improve CSR education and training in...

marketplace group begins three year trip - news

Members of a senior working group on product responsibility, marketing and supply chain management met for the first time in the UK last month to discuss what they hope to achieve. The Marketplace...

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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...

the public face that prefers to work behind the scenes - news

Should Business in the Community take a tougher line with its members by challenging them in public? EP talks to the UK organization’s chief executive Julia Cleverdon does a nice line in...

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...

companies respond to tsunami disaster - news

Unprecedented levels of corporate giving in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami may have left less in the coffers for other corporate donations to charity this year. Robert Davies, chief...

Bitc challenged on ‘inclusive’ approach - news

The chairman of the UK brewing company Adnams, which has left Business in the Community on the grounds that the organization is failing to challenge its members, says other companies privately...

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Mike Rake takes over this month as chairman of Business in the Community. Rake, who is chairman of KPMG International and a senior KPMG partner in the UK, replaces David Varney, former chairman...

Hewitt has final word on OFR - news

The UK government has finally settled the details of the new operating and financial reviews that will require large public companies to report annually on their social and environmental impacts,...

CSR gongs can prove to be a liability as much as an asset - news

There are hundreds of awards open to companies and individuals to win but many are of doubtful value because it is often unclear what they measure As with codes of practice, so with CSR awards....

database takes some flak - news

The London Stock Exchange is experiencing teething problems over the establishment of its Corporate Responsibility Exchange (CRE), which it hopes will become a central database of information on...

Westpac tops Aussie index - news

Westpac has come top of an inaugural Australian Corporate Responsibility Index. The bank was closely followed by BHP Billiton, BP, Rio Tinto and Toyota Motor Corporation...

inbrief - news

A campaign to encourage business to help revive British market towns has been started by Business in the Community and the Countryside Agency. Mike Fairey, Lloyds TSB’s...

inbrief - news

Help with cause-related marketing is being offered to UK businesses by a new service started by Business in the Community. The CRM Premium Service will advise companies...

retailers to be drawn into regeneration - news

Large UK retail groups are to be invited to open stores and branches in deprived areas as part of a regeneration scheme. A government-backed initiative on ‘underserved...

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...

electricity and gas delivery company tops expanded corporate responsibility index - news

National Grid Transco has come top of the second Corporate Responsibility Index, produced by Business in the Community. The index, which attracted 14 per cent more...

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The closing date for the ‘2004 Awards for Excellence’ in CSR is 12 March. The awards, run by Business in the Community and the Financial Times, will be in...

Bitc links up with colleges - news

Business schools have been offered ‘special membership status’ of Business in the Community, which until now has had only corporate members. Bitc said...

inbrief - news

A total of 137 companies joined Business in the Community in the year to November 2003. Membership now stands at more than 700, with a target of 1000 members in two...

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A summary of the financial case for responsible business practice has been published by the Arthur D Little consultancy and Business in the Community. The business...

Irish sign up to CSR charter - news

Twenty-three businesses operating in the Irish Republic have signed a Corporate Responsibility Charter. The one-page charter, devised by Business in the Community...

business leaders prefer the carrot, not the stick - news

Chief executives and chairpersons cannot be frightened into adopting CSR programmes, according to the organizers of Aspen Institute’s Business Leaders Dialogues,...

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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...

body to examine macro-level CSR - news

A new body is to look at how corporate social responsibility might make national economies, not just businesses, more competitive in world markets. The Responsible...

index to broaden focus - news

Companies are to be given more credit for being proactive on corporate responsibility in the second year of the new Corporate Responsibility Index. Business in the...

supply chain moves prove to be long haul - news

The difficulties of managing supply chains in a sustainable manner have been highlighted by an admission from Unilever that it is ‘unlikely’ to meet its target of...

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...

business offered key indicators - news

An influential industry body that campaigns on CSR has published 27 indicators that it believes all companies should be using in social and environmental reports. The...

tick-box CSR 'not all bad' - news

Thinkers in the field of corporate social responsibility have hit back at claims that CSR is in danger of losing its soul in a welter of box-ticking and compliance....

inbrief - news

professionals4free puts community groups in contact with lawyers, management consultants and other professionals prepared to do pro bono work. Launched by Business in the...

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

‘scruff of the neck’ approach mobilizes bosses at TV firm - news

Music Television (MTV), part of the global media company Viacom, is making its senior executives more aware of community issues by taking them away from their desks to see...

end is nigh for ‘simplistic’ SRI questionnaire culture - news

Over-reliance on ‘naive’ questionnaires that gather information about the ethical performance of companies is undermining the credibility of the socially...

new index is a promising start but it will have to get stronger - news

Now the Corporate Responsibility Index is off the ground (see page three), where will Business in the Community go with it? The UK industry campaign body has made a good start....

big challenge is to convince middle management to act - news

Persuading middle managers that corporate social responsibility is not a waste of their company’s time is one of the biggest challenges facing practitioners, a London...

BBC sets up in-house centre to boost CSR performance - news

The BBC has set up an in-house Corporate Social Responsibility Centre to deliver its CSR programme over the next few years. Headed by Michael Hastings, former head of...

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...

inbrief - news

Applications for the UK’s Awards for Excellence 2003, which are run by Business in the Community and recognize outstanding CSR performance, close on 21 March.

why Bitc wants more from its members - news

One of the world’s oldest business responsibility bodies is asking its members to make much greater efforts on CSR. EP talks to Business in the Community’s chairman, David Varney, about...

in the absence of regulation on CSR, who will act as policeman? - news

If in doubt, sign up. That seems to have been the thinking behind the decision by hundreds of companies to join one or more of the CSR initiatives that have sprung up in recent...

gifts in kind grow in popularity - news

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

Nike says CSR ‘gag’ case is barrier to free speech - news

Nike expects to learn this month whether the US Supreme Court will hear an appeal against an unprecedented legal ruling by the Supreme Court of California that has prevented...

inbrief - news

The BBC , Cisco Systems, the law firm Eversheds and Microsoft are among companies involved in work that begins this autumn to help bridge the digital divide. Business in the...

trust backs SRI standard - news

A think-tank is to back calls for the creation of a Europe-wide accreditation standard for socially responsible investment funds. The London-based Federal Trust for...

Bitc initiates CSR index survey - news

Web-based questionnaires for Business in the Community’s new Corporate Responsibility Index (EP3, issue 11) were sent to FTSE 350 companies on 23 September. The...

ScottishPower is top dog - news

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

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...

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20th anniversary Business in the Community conference 11-12 July London, UK Speakers include Viscount Etienne Davignon, chair of CSR Europe, and Andrew Gowers, editor...

European CEOs see benefits, but slow to act - news

Around three-quarters of European business leaders think that CSR measures can make their companies more competitive and ‘significantly improve profitability’, but only a...

CSR ‘bible’ hits the streets - news

An updatable manual for CSR professionals has been published in the UK. The Corporate social responsibility monitor contains hundreds of loose-leaf pages with...

KPMG makes it onto shortlist - news

KPMG and ScottishPower have been shortlisted for the 2002 Impact on Society Award to be announced this month. The award, run by Business in the Community and now in its...

inbrief - news

A website has been established by Business in the Community (Northern Ireland) to provide firms with information on social issues.

inbrief - news

A half-day seminar for businesses on cause-related marketing is being held in London on 11 July by Business in the Community.

inbrief - news

Supply chain management is the theme of a one-day ‘Buying into sustainability’ conference to be held by Business in the Community on 20 June in London. Speakers...

‘foot photo’ works wonders - news

Providing simple but stark photographic evidence of poor working conditions in supplier factories is often the best way to make senior executives aware of problems in the...

inbrief - news

Eighty businesses have already said they will take part in a new CSR index to be launched in September by Business in the Community (EP3, issue 11).

inbrief - news

James Graham has started a two-year secondment at Business in the Community as education manager. He was previously head of social responsibility at McDonald’s.

inbrief - news

Marks and Spencer has unveiled a programme to offer 600 work placements to homeless people at its UK stores. The £280,000 ($402,000) programme – part of Business in the...

UK forum undertakes strategic review - news

Two corporate social responsibility research projects have been commissioned by Business in the Community as part of a major review of its future direction. The...

small businesses get new kite-mark - news

A CSR kite-mark for small and medium-sized businesses has been launched in the UK. CommunityMark has been developed by Business in the Community. Qualifying...

CSR group grows rapidly - news

More than 130 parliamentarians have now joined the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Corporate Social Responsibility, which was founded last year by 40 MPs and peers....

Bush plan offers little for CSR fans - news

A ‘ten point plan on corporate responsibility’ unveiled by US president George W. Bush in the wake of the Enron scandal has disappointed CSR practitioners by avoiding any...

prince sets goal for executives - news

The Prince of Wales has made a plea for a thousand more UK businesses to become involved in an initiative that enables senior executives to witness the problems of social...

European first for Birmingham - news

Birmingham has become the first European city to have its own business charter for social responsibility. The UK city’s ‘Better Together’ charter commits signatory companies...

10% say values affect job choice - news

One in ten of 342 women working in the private sector have told researchers that the opportunity ‘to find an organization whose values I admire’, would be one of their three...

new CSR index set for autumn launch - news

An index of corporate social responsibility for UK-listed companies is to be launched this autumn as a companion to the six-year-old Index of Corporate Environmental...

CSR dialogues are open to all - news

A series of ‘CSR dialogues’ open to all businesses is to be held in London over the next few months. The dialogues are being organized by Business in the Community...

Reed Elsevier takes action on its social performance - news

One of the world’s largest publishing companies has signalled its intention to take greater account of its social and environmental performance by setting up a post of...

M&S opens up its stores to homeless job seekers - news

One of the UK’s largest retailers is to use its stores and staff to help young homeless people improve their chances of finding a job. In a major programme, Marks...

flak for Alexander over CSR ‘inaction’ - news

UK corporate social responsibility minister Douglas Alexander has come under attack for an alleged ‘lack of vision’ in the post. The criticism, from the London-based New...

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A category recognizing companies that make an exceptional effort to help disabled people has been added to this year’s Awards for Excellence, run by Business in the...

CSR gets the green light at UK transport group - news

The UK-based transport Go-Ahead group has announced plans to develop a social and ethical policy across all its operations. The group, which employs 14,500 people in the UK,...

inbrief - news

Entries for Business in the Community’s 2002 Awards for Excellence must be in by 22 March. Winners of the awards, which recognize outstanding CSR activities by UK and...

inbrief - news

Simon Abrams has joined the fund manager Jupiter as a senior researcher in its social and environmental research department. Abrams has moved from Business in the Community,...

social reports put on the web - news

A database of social reports has been launched on the internet by Business in the Community (BitC). The Impact on Society web site features the social reports of 20...

inbrief - news

Charlotte Hines , head of the corporate social responsibility unit at the polling body MORI, is joining Business in the Community in the New Year as its head of research and...

thirty-somethings emerge as key ethical consumers - news

Two-thirds of UK consumers in their thirties and forties – with a spending power of £4.5billion ($6.3bn) a week – are thought to have boycotted brands because of ‘unethical...

all party group sets up talks with minister - news

The UK’s all party parliamentary group on corporate social responsibility will question the CSR minister about his role at its first meeting this month. The group,...

‘inspirational’ Co-op Bank takes third major award - news

The Co-operative Bank has won the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community Awards for Excellence for its ‘inspirational’ commitment to corporate social...

company law review outlines OFR regime - news

Detailed proposals to force UK companies to publish ‘operating and financial reviews’ (OFRs) that would include an assessment of their social and environmental performance...

Co-op Bank and Camelot vie for award - news

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

young Scot moves in as UK’s new CSR minister - news

Douglas Alexander has become the UK’s new corporate social responsibility minister. Alexander, who is the Labour MP for Paisley South, replaces Kim Howells at the...

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...

inbrief - news

Twenty companies have joined forces with Business in the Community to promote corporate social responsibility in the east of England. Arthur D Little, Ford and Lloyds...

Canada gets social responsibility qualification - news

A Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is being offered to business executives in Canada. The qualification, which is the first of its kind in the country,...

MPS and lords line up to join all-party group - news

Around 35 MPs and peers have expressed an interest in joining an all-party parliamentary group on corporate social responsibility to be launched in the UK after the general...

Irish business ready to launch new CSR group - news

An Irish body for socially responsible businesses is to be officially launched in Dublin this month. Business in the Community Ireland will have 20 founding members,...

companies get help on regeneration plan - news

Businesses are to be offered advice this month on how they are expected to contribute to the UK government’s latest plans to regenerate deprived neighbourhoods. Free...

Shell heads the BiE Index - news

Shell has come top of Business in the Environment’s (BiE) fifth annual Corporate Environmental Engagement Index. The oil company, which has been under fire in the UK...

inbrief - news

Entries for Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence 2001 – which recognise socially responsible businesses – are due in by 26 March. The awards...

inbrief - news

A total of 99 UK companies now invest one per cent or more of their pre-tax profits in the community, according to latest statistics from Business in the Community’s...

Grayson joins CSR practice - news

One of the leading figures in the development of corporate social responsibility in the UK has been appointed by the public policy consultancy firm EPPA to develop a...

two-thirds back company causes - news

Two-thirds of UK consumers claim to have taken part in a cause-related marketing programme run by a company, a new survey has found. A poll of 2000 consumers carried out on...

Labour Party gets message - news

Tesco marketing director Tim Mason and corporate social responsibility minister Kim Howells spoke on cause-related marketing in a fringe meeting of more than 200 delegates at...

inbrief - news

Annie Kirkpatrick has moved from Business in the Community to become a consultant specialising in corporate social responsibility with the London-based MXC Communications...

inbrief - news

Peter Williams, former head of investor relations at the water company Hyder, has been appointed director of Business in the Community Cymru.  

taskforce launches new CSR blueprint - news

A comprehensive blueprint designed to help large and small businesses become more socially responsible has been produced by a UK taskforce that has worked for almost two...

guest column: why the media is shy of corporate best practice - news

Journalists are not paid to peddle good publicity, but to produce stories that their readers are interested in, argues Roger Cowe   All publicity is supposed to be good...

Jaguar presents debut community report - news

Jaguar has become one of the first car companies to issue a community relations report. The document shows that Jaguar invested 2.3 per cent, or €804,000 (£490,000)...

award recognises United Utilities' impact on society - news

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

inbrief - news

The Halifax has won an award from Business in the Community's Opportunity Now campaign for companies encouraging workplace equality for women. The UK's largest personal...

inbrief - news

Amanda Bowman has joined food and drinks conglomerate Diageo as head of community involvement. Bowman was previously director of corporate community investment at Business in the...

inbrief - news

Eight out of ten UK consumers say they are more likely to buy a product that is associated with a cause they care about, according to new research by Business in the...

BiC draws up some fresher principles - news

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

building brands through cause related marketing - news

Cause related marketing offers mutual benefits to both the charity and the company involved, argues Kathryn Cunningham Cause related marketing (CRM) represents the...

inbrief - news

Entries for the second annual Business in the Community Awards for excellence are now being judged for presentation in June. This year's awards place a special emphasis on...

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EDF Energy publishes Better Energy Ambitions 2014 report - reports

EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, has published its 2014 Better Energy Ambitions report detailing its progress towards becoming a more responsible business.

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.

Royal Mail Group publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report 2013-14 - reports

Royal Mail makes a major contribution to the UK’s social and economic infrastructure. As the designated provider of the Universal Service, it plays a vital role in connecting millions of...

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

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

Calor publishes 2013 Progress Report - reports

Calor has today published its online 2013 Sustainability Progress Report.

Britvic launches its 2013 Sustainable Business report - reports

In March, Britvic launched its Sustainable Business report, which provides information on its progress and achievements during 2013. 

Mondi's Sustainable Development Reporting 2013 - reports

Building on last year’s suite of reports, Mondi has continued to develop and evolve its holistic approach to reporting, with three separate but interrelated components...

Royal Mail Group publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report 2012-13 - reports

Royal Mail Group is one of the UK’s largest companies and one of its best known brands. A key part of the company’s business strategy and corporate responsibility strategy is to...

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2012 Sustainability Report, 'Our Sustainability Journey Continues’  online at:...

M.A.G's Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2012/13 - reports

One year after announcing carbon neutral ground operations at East Midlands and Bournemouth Airports and with the acquisition of London Stansted Airport now complete, M.A.G has outlined its key...

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...

Wellness in the Workplace 2015 - calendar

The ICCSR and Nottingham University Business School is proud to host “Wellness in the Workplace” in partnership with Business in the Community (BitC).  This event, part of...

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2011 Sustainability Report, 'Leading the Energy Change'.

Royal Mail Group publishes its 2011-12 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Royal Mail’s business and corporate responsibility strategies share the same objective: to ensure a sound and sustainable universal service for everyone in the UK.

Mondi's Sustainable Development Reporting 2012 - reports

Anglo American launches it Sustainable Development Report 2012 - reports

Anglo American today launches its Sustainable Development Report 2012,  “Creating Value with the Future in Mind” . The report details Anglo American’s sustainable...

An introduction to CR and sustainability - calendar

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

Go-Ahead publishes eleventh Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Go-Ahead's new CR report reveals a significant fall in carbon emissions and a big increase in passenger numbers.

Lloyds Banking Group publish latest Responsible Business Report - reports

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

British Land publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 - reports

This year, British Land carried out a thorough review of its corporate responsibility strategy and activities, commissioning independent stakeholder research, consulting experts, reviewing best...

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.

EDF Energy UK plc publishes its 2009 Sustainability Report - reports

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2009 Sustainability Report, 'Leading the Energy Change'. The report provides an update on EDF Energy's sustainability performance in 2009 as well as some key...

BT launches 2010 sustainability report - reports

BT's 2010 sustainability report is available online. The report reveals how BT is creating the framework for a low carbon future and embedding sustainability into its business.

A Climate for Change? NCVO Breakfast Seminar - calendar

Find out from leading figures from business and voluntary organisations how effective business/charity partnerships can address the key issues and develop successful practical approaches to...

Sustainable Roads 2009 - calendar

Sustainable Roads 2009 is being hosted by The Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, on 13 October 2009 to highlight the...

Go-Ahead Group has published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

The Go-Ahead Group has just published its web-based Corporate Responsibility report for 2009 – the eighth year the UK transport company has produced such a document and the fifth year it has done...

Camelot publishes its 10th Stakeholder Report - reports

Camelot, operator of the UK National Lottery, has published its 10th Stakeholder Report which details how the company has had a positive effect on those impacted by its work –  and has...

Dubai Responsible Business Dialogue 2009 - calendar

Join Dubai’s business leaders to galvanize a vision and action plan for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Dubai that is developed and led by the Business Community.   As Dubai...

Green Retail 2009 - calendar

Green Retail UK 09’ returns with the definitive programme to help retailers tackle climate change. Once again, it will bring together the biggest environment-conscious retailers in the UK, and will...

BT launches 2009 sustainability report - reports

BT's 2009 sustainability report is now available online. Assured by LRQA, the report, 'Changing world: Sustained values' details BT's progress against key sustainability targets and outlines why,...

RWE npower publishes sixth corporate responsibility Report - reports

UK energy company RWE npower has released its sixth full corporate responsibility report. The report describes how the company is responding to the challenge of delivering affordable and reliable...

Standard Life Corporate Responsibility Report 2008 - reports

Standard Life plc today published its fourth Corporate Responsibility Report. The 2008 Report outlines the asset managing group’s progress over the last 12 months towards its stated goal of being...

Business in the Community's Annual Conference - calendar

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre In association with BT, Company of the Year 2007 Discover what businesses need to exist in tomorrow's marketplace. Keynote insights and predictions from:...

Designing Your Corporate Responsibility Strategy For the New Companies Act - calendar

The UK Minister for Corporate Responsibility, the Rt. Hon. Stephen Timms MP, Peter Kenyon, Chief Executive of Chelsea Football Club and Lord Dick Newby share a platform with some of the most senior...

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...

Marks & Spencer publishes fourth annual CR Report - reports

Marks & Spencer has published its fourth annual CR Report - How We Do Business 2007

CSR Academy Seeks International Partners for CSR Competency Framework - reports

CSR Academy Seeks International Partners for CSR Competency Framework

The Go-Ahead Environmental and Social Report 2005 - reports

Go-Ahead, the UK-based transport operator, has had to weigh up some tough environmental and social choices in the last 12 months.

The Go-Ahead Group publishes its 2005/6 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Transport company The Go-Ahead Group has published its web based 2005/6 Corporate Responsibility report.

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...

Workshop on Multinationals and Corporate Responsibility - calendar

The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) works to promote corporate responsibility, economic justice and responsible stewardship through research and publishing, dialogue,...

The Camelot Social Report 2004 - reports

Camelot's newly-published fifth social report contains 44 new commitments aimed at improving its performance on social and environmental responsibility. These commitments have been developed to...

Camelot releases sixth Social Report - reports

Responsible gaming efforts are a key focus of the newly-released Social Report from Camelot, the UK National Lottery operator.

Legal & General's latest corporate social responsibility report - reports

Financial services company Legal & General has published its latest corporate social responsibility report

CR Reporting – ethics, profits & materiality - calendar

The revised Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines ask companies to focus on issues that are material to stakeholders. The UK Business Review legislation requires...

'And they all lived happily ever after...' Exploring the myths and stereotypes of corporate and voluntary sector partnerships - calendar

Do we truly understand each other, or do the stereotypes we harbour about each sector create barriers? Do sector myths, such as ‘companies are only interested in profits’ or ‘charities are...

Kingfisher publishes its corporate responsibility report 2006/07 - reports

Kingfisher, the home improvement retailer, has published its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2006/07.

BT launches 2008 Sustainability report - reports

Innovation and implementation are the themes of BT's 2008 Sustainability report.  As the business powers ahead with its transformation, the report focuses on the company's commitment to...

The Sainsbury Corporate Responsibility Report 2004/5 - reports

The report outlines Sainsbury’s approach to corporate responsibility, its central role to the business, and some of the CR highlights from the last year of activity.

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...

Business in the Community Annual Conference - calendar

In a fast paced, global economy, does corporate responsibility deliver value for business? And as corporate responsibility issues both emerge and change, what are the insights from key political...

Winning partners - bestpractice

A PhD or Doctorate is a research degree, designed to demonstrate research competence, mastery of a subject area and to develop original insight – pushing the boundaries of knowledge, just...

Swinging into top gear - bestpractice

Companies that buck the trend in today’s climate of cuts and austerity stand out in the crowd. The British vehicle maker Jaguar Land Rover has recorded growth while most businesses...

A driver of future value - bestpractice

Wearing Well: a struggling clothes and home-ware retailer; losing touch with customers; sales nose-diving; share price dropping. Add to that the question marks over its supply chain, low staff...

British Energy publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2007/08 - reports

British Energy's fifth Corporate Social Responsibility Report focuses on the theme of commitment and how this is demonstrated across its operations.

ScottishPower publishes its online CR Report 2007 - reports

ScottishPower has published its CR Report 2007 online.

making CSR pay - bestpractice

Traditional staff bonus schemes have usually paid employees in relation to their company’s financial results. But how would it be if end-of-year windfalls took into account non-financial factors...

Legal & General's 2007 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Legal & General Group has published its 2007 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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...

engaging with company boards - bestpractice

Insight Investment has been concerned for some time that the governance of corporate responsibility at board director level is falling short of what is required. So...

RWE npower publishes its fourth CR Report - reports

RWE npower's fourth full CR report describes how the company has performed against its plans for 2007 and beyond.

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...

SOCIAL EXCLUSION - bestpractice

The Lattice Group has developed an innovative way of encouraging school-age teenagers who play truant or are excluded from lessons back into education. Its...

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