“There’s no such thing as corporate citizenship.” That was Martin Regalia, the chief economist for the US Chamber of Commerce, the largest business group in the United States. In an interview published yesterday, he railed against President Obama’s comment that companies who move overseas for tax advantages are “unpatriotic”, arguing instead that a business’s first responsibility is to make money.
The popular saying goes “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”, but when it comes to creating effective community programs, we think they complement each other well at the breakfast table. Think of it as the butter for your toast; the milk for your cereal; the salt for your….well, you get it. Join us on the 16th October for our webinar and we will show you how aligning your community and business strategies will reignite your community program, creating a mobiilized workforce and maximum community impact.
In the world of corporate responsibility and sustainability, data is crucial to understanding and improving company performance. It is also vital to explain to stakeholders how the company compares in terms of best in class performance and other measures. But data in isolation is meaningless. Real value stems from comparisons with the wider world. Join our webinar on the 7th October for a informative discussion on the topic of benchmarking.
This morning in London, UK consumer perceptions of a what makes a ‘good’ brand were revealed during the launch of new ‘Triple G’ research. Identifying the brands consumers really love and why, the research shed a light on what it takes to be a ‘good’ brand in today’s marketplace.
This year we have partnered with some fantastic conferences and summits. As a result we are now pleased to be able to provide our website visitors with a number of sustainability conference discount codes. Please see the list of conferences below with discount codes for each.
We have a number of sustainability events taking place this month, kicking off this Friday with a Corporate Citizenship Knowledge Series event which is taking place at the Invictus Games in London. Click here to see all of the upcoming September events and to register your attendance.
Thanks to Associate Director, Yohan Hill and Consultant, Arpita Raskit, this month CC has contributed to a great feature in Hotel Business Magazine. Titled ‘how to reduce your hotel’s carbon footprint’, the feature looks at how eco-friendly practices and low-carbon policies can result in energy savings, lower costs, better business and a healthier planet.
In a world of booming populations, consumerism and rising energy prices, how do we make sure that natural resources are used sustainably? Consume less, runs the traditional argument. Change customers’ behaviour. Develop renewable energy and bioplastics. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Assuming you have already overcome the biggest hurdle in your twenties – deciding what to do with your life – you are now probably struggling to find an entry-level job, together with 40% of all other graduates that are still job hunting six months after graduation. If you have discovered your passion lies in CSR, CR, corporate sustainability, business ethics, or any other term you prefer to use, the job search can be particularly challenging.
2013 was a year of many corporate responsibility (CR) firsts in Asia. Using current examples of best practice, this article explores how certain companies are breaking new grounds in CR in Asia, each in their unique way. However, on the reverse of this and as companies ramp up their operations in Asia, many fail to institute responsible business mechanisms. The result? Health scandals, water pollution, poor working conditions, the list continues…