Ladder leading to target

16 September, 2020

Four principles to keep your business’s social purpose goals on track

The role of a business’s social purpose came to the fore in April last year. One of the largest business groups in the US—the Business Roundtable—called for companies to
CEO activism

22 June, 2020

CEO activism: should leaders speak up about social causes?

We live in a world where the ability to change minds, generate sales and start a movement can all hinge on a tweet or post by an “influencer” with a high number of followers. But now, those “inf...
workplace, worker, workforce disclosure

7 June, 2019

Why workforce disclosure is a governance issue

We are in an era in which mainstream asset managers are paying closer attention to both the direct impacts and the externalities of their investments. This applies equally to how they deliver sustaina...
businessmen, handshake

30 April, 2019

Executives: the new social leaders

Big corporations have traditionally been seen as a bogeyman by people fighting for social and environmental change. But the latest annual Edelman Trust Barometer, which researched 33,000 citizens acro...
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...