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  • Ethics in Business — The Future of ESG and Sustainable Investing

    December 1, 2021

    The importance of business ethics Momentum is building as a rapidly growing number of consumers, governments, institutional investors and corporations acknowledge the financial as well as physical threats posed by environmental, social and governance issues, such as climate change, greenhouse emissions and reliance on a fossil fuel-based economy. Meanwhile, the global Covid-19 pandemic has intensified focus on societal responsibility and whether companies and business leaders are doing the ‘right thing’ through the crisis – by...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: Managing the paradox

    November 10, 2021

    Many companies try to improve their image by communicating their involvement in socially responsible activities. This often arouses scepticism rather than achieving the intended goal. In this series, we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. Join us on Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 2pm (GMT) for a webinar panel of speakers comparing real-life experiences on the challenges of building trust with their audiences when communicating CSR. Managing the paradox In post 5. 'True engagement' we...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: True engagement

    November 2, 2021

    Many companies try to improve their image by communicating their involvement in socially responsible activities. This often arouses scepticism rather than achieving the intended goal. Greta Thunberg conveyed it most eloquently: “Blah, blah, blah”. In this series, we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. Join us at 2pm (GMT) on Tuesday 16 November 2021 for a webinar on the challenges of building trust with their audiences when communicating CSR. True engagement In post 4...

  • Budget 2021: Sunak buoyed by Budget forecasts

    October 27, 2021

    Sunak buoyed by an improving economic outlook Rishi Sunak delivered his Budget 2021 statement to a packed House of Commons claiming his stewardship of UK finances had delivered a stronger than anticipated economic recovery. This, he argued, allowed the Government to invest billions in public services and avoid significant tax rises. A confident and assured Chancellor framed his Budget 2021 statement as an opportunity to draw a line under 18 months of extraordinary Treasury intervention...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: Warts and all

    October 26, 2021

    Many companies try to improve their image by communicating their involvement in socially responsible activities. This often arouses scepticism rather than achieving the intended goal. Greta Thunberg conveyed it most eloquently: “Blah, blah, blah”. In this series, we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. Join us on Tuesday 16 November 2021 for a webinar panel of speakers comparing real-life experiences on the challenges of building trust with their audiences when communicating CSR. Warts and...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: The learning curve

    October 19, 2021

    Many companies try to improve their image by communicating their involvement in socially responsible activities. This often arouses scepticism rather than achieving the intended goal. Greta Thunberg conveyed it most eloquently: “Blah, blah, blah”. In this series, we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. The learning curve In post 2. 'Time to refocus,' we took a short definitional excursion to introduce the core idea behind the most successful approaches to communicating socially responsible activities...

  • Does ‘Buying British’ matter and what should we do about it?

    October 18, 2021

    It’s a well-worn narrative that simple changes to the way we shop and eat can benefit our health and happiness – as well as supporting local economies and the environment – and the UK National Food Strategy mentions the word ‘local’ no less than 100 times. But how do consumers themselves feel about buying homegrown produce, and what impact has the pandemic, climate change and Brexit had, if any, on our purchasing outlook? FleishmanHillard published...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: Time to refocus

    October 12, 2021

    Many companies try to improve their image by communicating their involvement in socially responsible activities. This often arouses scepticism rather than achieving the intended goal. Greta Thunberg conveyed it most eloquently: “Blah, blah, blah”. In this series, we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. Time to refocus In post 1. 'Reality check', we highlighted the reputational challenge that corporations face when communicating their socially responsible activities.  Let’s now take a short definitional excursion to...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: Reality check

    October 8, 2021

    Richard Costa, Director and Head of Corporate Reporting at Ensemble Studio Many companies try to improve their image by communicating their involvement in socially responsible activities. This often arouses scepticism rather than achieving the intended goal. Greta Thunberg conveyed it most eloquently: “Blah, blah, blah”. In this series we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. There is a difficult challenge that companies face when trying to communicate their corporate social responsibility (CSR): the lack of...

  • Previewing the Conservative Party Conference 2021

    October 3, 2021

    By Tomos Davies, director As Conservatives gather this week for their annual Conservative Party Conference 2021, the first in-person meeting since Boris Johnson’s triumphant 2019 general election victory, they do so against a turbulent and uncertain political backdrop. As Britain’s forecourts run dry, the cost of living spirals, and with warnings of a winter of discontent on the horizon, Conservatives congregating in Manchester will hope for a dash of that fabled Johnsonian tonic to banish...