Insight and intelligence on corporate social responsibility is a key focus for Board Agenda, an independent international business media platform for corporate boards, investors and advisors. Corporate social responsibility policies (read more in the link) and practices are under increasing scrutiny as regulators, stakeholders, investors and the public are demanding greater transparency and accountability in the boardroom. Board Agenda tackles the key issues surrounding business ethics and corporate social responsibility, the reputational risks involved and importance of embedding ethical culture and behaviour throughout the organisation.
The board of directors in any organisation is responsible for governing ethical standards. Board Agenda offers independent, authoritative and informed editorial from journalists, corporate business leaders, regulators, economists, politicians and leading academics to help guide board members and advisors so they lead companies that are not just profitable, but also sustainable and trusted.
Recent articles for example include:
Phil Bloomer, executive director at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, writes about the modern slavery challenge and how UK companies now have to produce a report detailing their efforts to beat modern slavery in their supply chains. He writes how some companies have clearly thought this through, but the reporting of others is worryingly poor. You can read the full article here.
Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer at Aviva, writes in an interview with Board Agenda that the focus on environmental, social and governance issues has in the past been lacking in the investment industry, but interest is finally on the ascendant. The interview is part of a series of interviews supported by Mazars Business. For Good – interviews on thinking and acting long term to support business performance. You can read the full interview here.
“Diversity: take a look in the mirror” is an insight article tackling the issue that whilst boards have so far focused on tackling gender diversity, the next frontier is a better mix of social, ethnic and educational backgrounds. You can read the article here.
Board Agenda helps board members, institutional investors and industry advisors stay informed about the importance of corporate social responsibility to long term sustainability, profit and reputation.