As a growing proportion of corporates are assessing their charitable activities, Corporate Citizenship’s Co-founding Director David Logan explores how companies can and should give so much more than cash, in order to make the biggest and most appropriate difference to society.
The dramatic demise of UK charity Kids Company isn’t the only trouble afoot in the non-profit sector. Earlier this year a group of the UK’s most highly regarded charities, including RSPCA, Oxfam, NSPCC and Save the Children, were damaged by a scandal around unethical fundraising techniques. Mike Hegarty looks at how an effective, professional and accountable third sector has never been more crucial.
Many organisations today are talking a good game about how they are ‘transforming communities’, ‘raising aspirations’ or ‘improving lives’. However, new research by Corporate Citizenship suggests that many businesses may not have credible data to back up such claims. Jayesh Shah explores how only half of the corporate community investment story is being told.
Three quarters of companies aspire to achieve long-term impact with their corporate community investment, yet less than one quarter currently feel that their organisation is delivering on the promise. This is because less than one in four are measuring their long-term impacts on the community and benefits to the business. New Research published today by Corporate Citizenship reveals an impact-aspiration gap when it comes to corporate community investment.
Today, Corporate Citizenship launches its 2016 pro-bono consultancy programme for charities and social enterprises. The programme is available in London, New York and Singapore. If you are a small or medium sized organisation looking for help in developing your approach to corporate partnerships, please click here for more information.
“RobecoSAM collaborates with Bloomberg”, was the headline to a seemingly innocuous email. It arrived last Monday in the inboxes of any company invited to participate in the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). It revealed that, from September, Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) data will arrive on hundreds of thousands Bloomberg screens. It could just herald a “big bang” for corporate sustainability. Richard Hardyment explores how.
The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) announced its first working Fellows yesterday. We are delighted that our very own Andrew Wilson, Director is amongst those who have been selected.
After the Volkswagen and Mitsubishi emissions scandal, how can we ever know if a company is truly responsible? Linnea Texin explores how a company’s commitment to sustainability, can help raise potential red flags.
Scope 3 emissions are impacts which occur along the value chain of a product or service. They are typically outside of a company’s direct control and as a result can easily be forgotten, “out of sight out of mind”. But the secret to managing scope 3 emissions is to look for the business opportunities along the value chain.
The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an opportunity to not only tackle a very real risk, but to also build resilience in supply chains – companies do not need to respond out of fear. Senior Consultant Nana Guar provides practical steps which companies can take to enhance due diligence around modern slavery.