The growth of the mission-driven business is a shift that is reflected in many ways by the growth of the B Corp movement, where steady progress for more than a decade has exploded in more recent months and years. As more businesses begin exploring what it means to be a B Corp, we are playingContinue reading The growth of mission-driven business by Chris Turner, Executive Director, B Lab UK
It’s often difficult to distinguish a genuine commitment from a business to become more responsible and sustainable from those who are merely greenwashing. B Corp certification is one way for companies to genuinely set themselves apart. B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legalContinue reading B-lieving in B Corps
“It’s all about the money, isn’t it?” That’s what the CFO of a French conglomerate said to me last week. Phrased as a question, he actually meant it as a statement of the blindingly obvious. Perhaps surprisingly for sustainability colleagues, my answer was a qualified yes – qualified that is by timescales. We were talking about theContinue reading Friend or foe – the role of the CFO in sustainable business
In the next ten years, CFOs who have historically been responsible for making financing and investment decisions based on ROI and NPV, will be under increasing pressure to deliver valuation that incorporates the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that shape business success long term. Today, ESG investing – screening for ESG factors in investmentContinue reading The CFO sustainability
The world of work is changing rapidly, and businesses that aren’t proactive about addressing critical workplace trends, risk being left behind. In January we highlighted the future of work and employee wellbeing as one of 10 Actions for Business in 2019. This month we provide an update on the latest developments in how leading companiesContinue reading How are responsible companies preparing for the future of work?
Camelot is the operator of The National Lottery, selling National Lottery products in an efficient and socially-responsible way to fulfil our purpose of maximising returns to Good Causes. Camelot raises around £30 million each week for National Lottery-funded projects and, to date, has raised over £40 billion in total for Good Causes. So how doContinue reading Employee wellbeing and the world of work at Camelot
An AI customer service coach that analyses tone, pitch and word rate to help you communicate more empathetically with frustrated customers. A wristband that tracks your hand movements, correcting you with vibratory nudges when it judges that you are performing a task in an inefficient way. Algorithms that track your facial expression and sleep patternsContinue reading Toilet break targets and data privacy in the “precision economy”
Members of LBG, the global standard in measuring and managing corporate community investment, met in Manchester earlier this month to discuss how high-impact community investment initiatives increasingly require an element of political advocacy. Panellists from Freshfields, Linklaters, Rolls-Royce and Siemens gathered to lead the debate. While business doesn’t necessarily set out to be political withContinue reading Business Taking a Political Stance at our LBG Mid-Year Event, Manchester