What are the CSR and sustainability rankings to watch in 2018? This time last year, I wrote a summary of the new investor rankings and NGO initiatives that were set to launch in 2017. This year, the scene looks even more crowded. 2018 may well be remembered as the year that investors went into overdriveContinue reading Sustainability rankings watch: 2018
Corporate responsibility and sustainability should fundamentally be about long-term financial profitability. That’s the stark conclusion that can be drawn from numerous studies looking at the business benefits of strategic CSR. But why aren’t more companies talking about financial benefits – why are we scared of using the “f-word”? Recently, the team at Corporate Citizenship undertookContinue reading Let’s start shouting the F-word
Singapore was recently ranked first among 188 countries based on its performance on 37 health-related SDG indicators. That means that Singapore is the closest to meeting the SDG’s health-related targets which include goals for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and road injury mortality among others. Singapore has also achieved 4 out of the 17 SDGs (SDG1,Continue reading How are Singaporean businesses stepping up on the challenge of the SDGs?
The clothing industry has historically been a ‘stepping stone’ for countries’ socio-economic development. Today, it formally employs more than 75 million workers – most of whom are women. Its supply chain stretches across developing countries – from cotton fields in India, Pakistan and Burkina Faso, to garment factories in Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Throughout theContinue reading Collaborating for the SDGs: why businesses can learn from the fashion industry
The 2017 LBG Annual Meeting was kindly hosted by Siemens at their sustainable conferencing centre, The Crystal. The event brought together businesses from a wide range of sectors keen to learn and discuss the changing nature of social impact and what we can expect next for community investment. Source: CC News Feed
Corporate Citizenship’s latest webinar unveiled some sobering statistics from our third practitioner survey on the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The standout headline was that corporate action is stalling. Reflecting on our previous two research reports, awareness of the Goals in 2017 is at an all-time high, however inaction has also risen, suggesting appetite mayContinue reading Can Benchmarking Turbo-Charge companies on the SDGs?
Let me tell you a story… The other day was BBC’s annual Children in Need appeal. My nine-year old daughter wanted to support it by selling some cookies and donating the proceeds. So we bought the flour, chocolate, sugar, eggs and so on, which cost about three or four pounds. We then baked two dozen,Continue reading Exaggerate… and the community cookie crumbles