Board members looking at corporate reports

5 July, 2021

Good governance boosts companies’ CSR performance

There is much talk about companies improving their treatment of the environment and people—what is often called corporate social responsibility (CSR). And there has been much debate about how this c...
Local area map with location pin

12 January, 2021

Local CEOs ‘spend more on CSR in their communities’

There is much discussion of why some chief executives do corporate social responsibility (CSR) well and others poorly. New research suggests one big factor may be whether corporate leaders are operati...
Businessman handing over a cheque

21 September, 2020

When corporate social responsibility is mostly for show

In developed economies, consumers have been saying it loud and clear: corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a must, not a nice-to-have. As far back as 2010, more than 88% of consumers thought firms...

14 August, 2020

Governance week: Covid business models, CEO pay, CSR, McDonald’s scandal

Covid-19 is bringing permanent change to the business world with big implications for models and governance, according to reports out this week. Let’s start with PwC, the professional services fi...
Sign at protest after the death of George Floyd

5 June, 2020

Black Lives Matter: US corporates speak out

As protests continue against the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, corporate America has felt unable to remain quiet. A slew of companies have made their views heard through ...
Laptop showing green sustainability reports

19 September, 2019

Net effects of mandatory CSR reporting ‘difficult to assess’

If there’s one method for encouraging companies into a “sustainability” frame of mind it is the plea that they adopt a form of disclosure scheme that reveals their corporate social responsibilit...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

22 October, 2018

Why marrying societal impact with financial strategy takes time

After nearly four years as CEO of accountancy firm Grant Thornton, Sacha Romanovitch—one of the first senior female leaders in a major professional services organisation—is to step down and will n...
supply chain protection

9 March, 2018

Stepping up supply chain protection

There is a global expectation today that all companies respect human rights—that is, the rights of their workers and those whom their operations affect. But social issues, which tend t...
Robert Swannell, M&S

9 November, 2017

A leading role for the future: Robert Swannell, M&S

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