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 Resonance’s mission to invest in ‘Dismantling Poverty’ In Bristol raises £2.1m

Investment company Resonance publishes the first annual social impact report for the Resonance Bristol SITR Fund. 

How can online companies tackle delivery problems?

Street Stream uses app technology to connect ecommerce businesses directly to its fleet of vetted professional couriers.

Global apparel industry takes steps toward better performance

Clothing companies are stepping up their responsible business practices, from recycling to sustainable sourcing, from workers' rights to cutting waste.

How do leaders bring purpose to life in organisations?

A radical re-orientation is needed to update leadership development for the 21st century. 

Getting good guidance 

Step on Board is a nationwide opportunity for businesses to help their senior leaders and rising stars move onto non-profit boards. 

Latest News & Blogs


 Resonance’s social impact mission to invest in ‘Dismantling Poverty’ In Bristol raises £2.1m

By Roger Aitken — Social impact investment company Resonance that has pursued a mission... Full story

Resonance | UK & NI Ireland | Social Impact


Growing sustainable business leaders

By Mac Macartney — Business leaders across all sectors are feeling the tug, the dip and... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Leadership


How can online companies tackle delivery problems?

By James Middleton, Street Stream — Delivery problems have been the bane of the... Full story

Street Stream | UK & NI Ireland | technological disruption


Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Europe conference Europe highlights partnerships

By Brian Collett — The importance of strength in numbers in encouraging responsible... Full story

Global | responsible sourcing


Sustainable Fisheries Partnership drafts in Spain’s top seafood player

By Antonio Pasolini — One of Spain's top seafood companies has struck a deal with... Full story

Europe | sustainable fishing


Global apparel industry takes steps toward better performance

By Brian Collett — The global apparel industry is making changes to promote better... Full story

Global | apparel industry


M&S to tackle unemployment, skills shortage, and poverty around the UK

By Sangeeta Waldron — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans to tackle... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Community Investment


How do leaders bring purpose to life in organisations?

By Sarah Rozenthuler and Edward Rowland — Reimagining how organisations can catalyse... Full story

The Whole Partnership | UK & NI Ireland | Leadership


Getting good guidance 

Interview by Adam Woodhall — Ian Joseph has had an eclectic career. He moved from being... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Partnerships


Vitae London: the watch brand with heart

By Sangeeta Waldron — Will Adoasi, the entrepreneur behind the philanthropic watch... Full story

Global | charity


Another record-breaking year for renewable energy: more capacity for less money

By Adam Woodhall — Just prior to the launch of their Renewables 2017 Global Status... Full story

United Nations | Global | Renewable energy


How creating a healthy work force makes all the difference

By Deborah Astles, Unipart — Unipart Group is one of Europe’s leading private... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | wellbeing


EC considers new rules for Internet companies

By Brian Collett — New rules preventing web platforms such as Google and Amazon from... Full story

Europe | EU


Say hello to the Global Good Awards!

For 2018, the National CSR Awards is rebranding as the Global Good Awards. Karen Sutton,... Full story

Global Good Awards | Global | Awards


Being bold at IKEA: Steve Howard on six years leading from the front

By Adam Woodhall — The man who last year brought us the concept of “peak... Full story

Global | Sustainability


Certified Sustainability Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulate an agenda for the next 15 years (to 2030)... Full story

Global | sustainability professionals


London Stock Exchange’s ESG reporting guidance responds to investors

By Roger Aitken — The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has issued guidance through... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Reporting


Human rights rise to top of business agenda

By Tom Idle — Business respect for human rights has been given a big boost with the... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Human rights


Green hotel award winners announced

By Brian Collett — Employees at the Landgut Stober hotel at Nauen, near Berlin,... Full story

Global | hospitality corporate responsibility


Heineken reports progress in reducing carbon emissions

By Gina-Marie Cheeseman — At a time of uncertainty about governmental commitments to... Full story

Heineken | Global | Carbon Emissions


National CSR Awards 2017 winners revealed

The National CSR Awards 2017, sponsored by Revive and now in their third year, were held at... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Awards


Leaving nobody behind: the Co-op champions action on the Modern Slavery Act

Interview with Paul Gerrard, The Co-op, by Adam Woodhall, Inspiring Sustainability, and... Full story

The Co-operative Group | UK & NI Ireland | Modern Slavery Act


Future business models must consider use of natural resources: report

By Brian Collett — The world’s manufacturers are likely to triple their use of... Full story

Global | Consumer attitudes


Denmaur's recycled "Revive" paper delivers performance with purpose

Denmaur Independent Papers, one of the largest paper merchants in the UK, launched Revive, a... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | recycling  


Global coalition forms to promote sustainable cotton

By Ethical Performance — From its localized beginnings 5,000 years ago in Mexico and... Full story

Global | sustainable agriculture


What types of businesses benefit from using a cardboard baler?

Guest column by QCR — Essentially, any business that produces waste cardboard... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | packaging


AkzoNobel is committed to zero harm and positive impact from products

Guest blog by André Veneman, AkzoNobel — What happens if you ask your friends... Full story

AkzoNobel | Europe | Industry sector: chemicals


  Innovations to make fuel, packaging, and products from waste

By Brian Collett — A sustainable fuel from wastewater is being developed by the SEAT... Full story

Global | recycling  


Sedentary lifestyle costs UK £1.2bn annually

By Sangeeta Waldron —  The British Heart Foundation (BHF) warns that lack of... Full story

British Heart Foundation | UK & NI Ireland | health


EU calls for ban on vegetable oils in biofuel

By Brian Collett—The EU is on course to ban vegetable oils, including palm oil, in all... Full story

EU | Europe | biofuel


Human rights rise to top of business agenda

By Tom Idle — Business respect for human rights was given a big boost with the... Full story

Europe | Human rights


Premier Inn and Lidl support sustainable seafood

By Brian Collett — Premier Inn has become the world’s largest national hotel... Full story

Lidl | Global | sustainable fishing


Mars and Nestlé take steps to clean up their seafood supply

By Gina-Marie Cheeseman — Mars and Nestlé recently announced that they will take... Full story

Global | supply chain


Fashion For Good program starts up with grant from the C&A Foundation

By Brian Collett — Brands, retailers, and manufacturers have been invited to join a... Full story

Global | Fashion


A nuclear reactor above our heads: embracing solar energy is key to working sustainably

By Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World — The sun produces enough... Full story

DP World | Middle East | solar power


Britain’s hairdressing sector has potential to drive sustainability in communities

By Sangeeta Waldron — Hairdressing is a sector that talks to more people than any other... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Sustainability


AB InBev sets goal of 100% renewable energy

By Brian Collet—AB InBev, the world’s largest brewery, with sales in 50... Full story

Global | Renewable energy


Responsible Business Week: showcasing companies that make a positive impact

By Amanda MacKenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community — Business comes in for... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | responsible business


Minimum wage policy under review in Myanmar

By Brian Collett — A high-powered committee is to take the first steps towards fixing a... Full story

Asia | Living Wage


Carbon tax adopted by Singapore

By Brian Collett — Singapore is to become the first nation in south-east Asia to... Full story

Asia | Carbon Emissions


UK citizens among WEF’s “Young Global Leaders”

By Sangeeta Waldron — The World Economic Forum is now in its 47th year. It’s... Full story

Heidrick & Struggles | Global | Leadership


Communities thrive when corporations thrive 

Interview with Henry Stoever, CMO, NACD by Tom Idle   According to the National... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | CSR


Tech innovation tracks cotton sourcing through supply chain

By Brian Collett — Pinpointing the source of cotton goods in today’s complex... Full story

Applied DNA Sciences | Global | cotton production


Kraft Heinz makes move toward sustainable sourcing of palm oil

By Brian Collett — Kraft Heinz, the world’s fifth largest food company valued at... Full story

Kraft Heinz | Global | Palm Oil


Imperial’s new climate finance centre to ‘recalibrate’ investors’ understanding of risk

By Roger Aitken —  A new centre designed to help businesses make more informed... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Investment


Why electric vehicles are driving us towards demand management

By Simon Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer, geo — Without wishing to be dramatic, if... Full story

UK & NI Ireland | Energy


The importance of UN Sustainable Goals in corporate strategies and reporting 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulate an agenda for the next 15 years (to 2030)... Full story

Global | Certification

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