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  • 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...

  • Communicating corporate social responsibility: Corporate responsibility as a negotiation between organisation and stakeholders

    September 28, 2021

    Richard Costa, Director and Head of Corporate Reporting at Ensemble Studio There is a great deal of ambiguity that shrouds the concept of corporate responsibility. Not only is there a lack of consensus as to what it actually means, more than ever companies are also expected to communicate theirs. It’s a riddle wrapping an enigma. How should corporations approach communicating corporate responsibility? In the third post, 'Corporate responsibility as a strategic activity', we examined the idea...

  • FleishmanHillard Ensemble Studio wins at the Corporate and Financial Awards

    September 24, 2021

    FleishmanHillard Ensemble Studio celebrates another award win, this time at the Communicate magazine Corporate & Financial Awards! The team picked up Bronze for Barclays' 2020 annual report in the 'Best printed report: FTSE 100' category. Ensemble Studio united the print and digital annual reports with portrait photography and a cheerful colour palette in a distinctive style. One judge said, “I liked the flow of the document and the digital-first approach in terms of layout while...

  • Communicating corporate responsibility: Corporate responsibility as a strategic activity

    September 23, 2021

    Richard Costa, Director and Head of Corporate Reporting at Ensemble Studio There is a great deal of ambiguity that shrouds the concept of corporate social responsibility. Not only is there a lack of consensus as to what it actually means, more than ever companies are also expected to communicate theirs. It’s a riddle wrapping an enigma. How should corporations approach communicating corporate responsibility? In the second post, “Corporate responsibility as social conformity or CSR”, we looked...

  • Communicating corporate social responsibility: Corporate responsibility as social conformity or CSR

    September 20, 2021

    Richard Costa, Director and Head of Corporate Reporting at Ensemble Studio There is a great deal of ambiguity that shrouds the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Not only is there a lack of consensus as to what it actually means, more than ever companies are also expected to communicate theirs. It’s a riddle wrapping an enigma. How should corporations approach communicating corporate responsibility? In the first post in the series, 'Communicating corporate social responsibility', I...

  • Communicating corporate social responsibility

    September 15, 2021

    Richard Costa, Director and Head of Corporate Reporting at Ensemble Studio. There is a great deal of ambiguity that shrouds the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Not only is there a lack of consensus as to what it actually means, more than ever companies are also expected to communicate theirs. It’s a riddle wrapping an enigma. How should corporations approach communicating corporate responsibility? Corporate responsibility, three ways In the absence of an immediate answer...

  • FleishmanHillard Ensemble Studio shortlisted for Best Annual Report

    August 4, 2021

    Thrilled to be shortlisted in the Corporate & Financial Awards, 'Best printed report: FTSE 100' category for our annual report for Barclays! Winners are announced on 23rd September. Contact us...

  • FleishmanHillard UK’s Ensemble Studio win ‘Best Annual Report’ at PRCA City and Financial Awards

    February 23, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK's Ensemble Studio with Barclays has won 'Best Annual Report' at this year's PRCA City and Financial Awards! The collaboration re-engineered the strategic narrative from the ground up to define the long-term possibilities of the bank, the priorities and relevance for stakeholders, and how these are being achieved. "We’re very proud of what this partnership has achieved. The team at Ensemble Studio work hard to help companies express corporate and business stories in human...

  • FleishmanHillard UK shortlisted for two PRCA City and Financial Awards

    February 9, 2021

    The votes are in and we’ve been shortlisted for two entries into the PRCA City and Financial Awards!  Our annual reports designed for Barclays and Hargreaves Lansdown are both shortlisted in the ‘Best Annual Report’ category.   Winners are announced in a virtual ceremony on February 23rd.  Contact us...