CSR Explained: Supporting Entrepreneurship

In the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring how individuals, businesses and communities overcome barriers to entrepreneurship. Whether you’re a sole-trader, SME or a multi-national corporation – everyone has a role to play in promoting a vibrant landscape of opportunities for the next generation of businesses. In this edition of CSR Explained in 3 Minutes we …

CSR Explained: Reporting on your Sustainability can Win you Sales

This week we read two stats that would catch the attention of any salesperson. A new report¹ released this week revealed sustainable procurement is dominating the supply-chain choices of big buyers in a way never seen before. Almost half of corporate supply-chain professionals reported their organisation now spent 75% or more of their budget on …

Circular Economy: 4 Ways to take part

This week we are excited to have guest blogger sustainability leader Kirstie McIntyre explaining how your business can take part in the circular economy. Kirstie is global director for HP Inc.’s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs.   How can your company learn from HP’s efforts, stop thinking linearly, and start participating in …

What is a Sustainable Supply-chain?

No business is an island. Every organisation, no matter how small, engages with other businesses as they take their product to market, both directly and indirectly. These supply-chains are fundamental to the business model, but what makes a supply-chain sustainable? Put simply, a sustainable supply-chain is one which promotes positive environmental, economic and social impact. …

7 Ways CSR can Support Your Business

So far in this blog, we’ve explored what CSR is and how to identify areas CSR could be used within your business. This week, we’ll be showing you the impact CSR can achieve in seven key areas of business development.   Sustainable scaling-up CSR can support you to overcome the challenges of scaling-up and expansion, …

CSR questions answered: How to choose your focus

In the first edition of CSR Explained in 3 Minutes, we explored the question ‘What is CSR?’, and learnt that it can help you overcome challenges in many areas of commercial activity. Whilst it’s valuable to be aware of the potential of CSR, and the exciting opportunities it offers a business, the first question many …

CSR? We answer your questions.

What is CSR? Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, incorporates many different areas of commercial activity, reflecting the individual activities and objectives of a business. What unites all CSR is a recognition of the broader social influences and responsibilities of a business’s conduct, and in response implementing standards and initiatives which add value to both the business …