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
Please describe your role and responsibilities, how many years you have been in the company? My role at United Utilities is part of a small team of three, that aims to protect and enhance our reputation as a responsible business. It is a diverse role that covers all aspects of sustainability management; strategic responses toContinue reading In Conversation with Jonathan Dobson, United Utilities
“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
Describe your role and responsibilities. How many years have you been in the company? I have just started my 34th year at Rolls-Royce and I have loved every minute of it. An iconic brand, I have seen us evolve from a niche UK engineering company to a global industrial technology company that is increasingly moreContinue reading In Conversation with Paul Broadhead, Rolls-Royce
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