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 …

Erin Kinnee on Starting Up Smarter

Pictured: Erin Kinnee facilitates a discussion on accessing finance with young sustainability entrepreneurs at the Shell #makethefuture Accelerator, part of Make the Future London, Shell’s festival of ideas and innovation which took place in 2016.   Erin Kinnee is Energy and Sustainability Lead at PNE Group, responsible for the management and delivery of enterprise projects …

Kirstie McIntyre on HP’s Full Lifecyle Responsibility

The HP Multi Jet Fusion™ 3D printer allows users to print their own parts at half the cost of having them delivered.   Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc.‘s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs, working for a number of years on the development of end-of-life programs for various companies in …

World’s 1st Standard for Sustainable Procurement

In 2015, a report on corporate supply-chain slavery revealed 71% of global companies believe there is a likelihood of slavery occurring at some stage within their supply-chains. A surprise? Perhaps not for those operating procurement across country lines, who undertake the complex task of cultivating a portfolio of suppliers, contractors and buyers who meet the …

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. …

Kirstie McIntyre on the Circular Economy

Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc.’s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs, working for a number of years on the development of end-of-life programs for various companies in the technology sector. Here she explains why circular economy is fundamental to sustainability, and why we should be inspired by its potential for …

Harnessing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs to Achieve Universal Energy Access

In the race to provide energy access to everyone, “Women entrepreneurs can demonstrate more than twice the level of business capacity and success compared to men.” That was the verdict of the latest AIMS Energy Press report, which highlighted the significant value empowering female entrepreneurs within the energy supply-chain of off-grid regions in would have …

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 …

4 Important Trends in CSR Today

We’ve been working on CSR projects for over 30 years, and if we know one thing it’s that the landscape of enterprise is always changing. Attitudes change, the challenges it seeks to overcome change and expectations of stakeholders change. In this article we bring you four important trends happening in CSR today, so you can …