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Inventshift showcases social enterprises for global good - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Social enterprises are a new way of doing business, where, by selling goods and services in the open market, the social enterprises reinvest the money they make back...

Winners of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2017 announced - news

Anglian Water have been named one of the most responsible businesses in the UK, along with 16 other companies at the 2017 Responsible Business Awards.   [Pictured: Mark...

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

By Roger Aitken — Social impact investment company Resonance that has pursued a mission over the last fifteen years to “connect capital with social enterprise”, has published...

Growing sustainable business leaders - news

By Mac Macartney — Business leaders across all sectors are feeling the tug, the dip and pull of something deep beneath their feet. A future so uncertain they can no longer ignore it. It is...

Say hello to the Global Good Awards! - news

For 2018, the National CSR Awards is rebranding as the Global Good Awards. Karen Sutton, CEO and Founder of the Awards (pictured above), explains: “These awards were originally born...

National CSR Awards 2017 winners revealed - news

The National CSR Awards 2017, sponsored by Revive and now in their third year, were held at the impressive Lord’s Cricket Ground last night (18 May) and saw businesses of all sizes...

New ideas for a new economy - news

by Adam Woodhall — The British are historically world leaders at creating solutions to problems. For example, when in the UK we started running out of wood to build ships and burn for...

Ontario unveils plan to promote social enterprises - news

Social enterprises use business strategies to achieve a social or environmental impact. While generating revenues from the sale of goods and services, social enterprises also expressly intend to...

Discover the "Blue Economy" - news

by Bibi Gratzer —  Blue has always been my favourite colour. Maybe because I am oceanophile, maybe because blue is a colour that has both, calming and awakening properties. Maybe also...

"Buy Social": £1bn challenge to big business - news

Responsible Business Week, sponsored by Business in the Community, kicked off at 11 Downing Street with the launch of the £1bn Buy Social Corporate Challenge, an effort to encourage big...

Korea’s largest steel maker expands community investment programme - news

POSCO, South Korea’s largest steel maker, has expanded its corporate social responsibility activities with its “For a Better World” vision, focusing on raising funds and...

Business needs to do more to build greener Scotland - news

Scottish businesses must be motivated by more than the financial bottom line if they are to help build a fairer and greener Scotland. That’s the conclusion of Better Business, a new...

Travel company books Fair Trade holiday of a lifetime - news

Sumak Travel, the UK based social enterprise that specialises in Latin American ecotourism, has partnered with the Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF) to launch a range of Fair...

Circular Ocean initiative to encourage green enterprise - news

Companies and academic bodies are to be asked to propose new action on the millions of tons of plastic waste being washed up on northern European shores. Specialist companies and others...

Korea’s LG Chem generates energy for social projects - news

LG Chem, South Korea’s leading chemical and materials manufacturer, says it will develop new social responsibility activities in co-operation with local governments and social welfare...

BLOG: A new brand of high performance CSR? - news

Corporations, like individuals, are never truly altruistic – in a capitalist society, individual benefit is incentivised, writes Doug Flynn of global consultancy North Highland . It...

Winning ways: National CSR Awards celebrates best practice - news

The inaugural National CSR Awards took place last month and saw winners both large and small, celebrating the best of ethical governance and good business practice.   Individual...

Lenovo takes CSR strategy into new markets - news

Chinese technology giant Lenovo has teamed up with non-profit United Way to support a variety of education projects in France, Israel, Romania and the UK. Catherine Ladousse, director of...

And the National CSR Awards 2015 winners are.... - news

Nine awards and two Special Recognitions were presented recently at the inaugural National CSR Awards with Marks and Spencer, Wyke Farms and Zurich Community Trust among the winners. The...

Unilever far from bog standard over toilet provision pledge - news

Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever has pledged to to help 25m people gain improved access to toilets by 2020. This commitment is part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan –...

West Side Story - news

Why are so many human beings still being bought and sold? And why is ‘the land of opportunity’ not immune? Indeed, the problem is rife in the sunshine state of California. Andrew...

Director move at SustainAbility - news

Zoë Arden has joined business consultancy SustainAbility as a director. Arden specialises in sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement and storytelling. With over 20 years of advisory...

Social enterprise makes headway in Russia - news

Vera Kurochkina, UC RUSAL Public Relations Director, explains the aluminium giant's role in Russia's burgeoning social enterprise sector   Once upon a time two frogs fell...

Impact investment helps companies attract higher calibre staff - news

Impact investment - sustainably supporting charities and social enterprises for the long term - can be used as key way to recruit and retain high quality staff says a new survey from...

Rumboll joins Company Shop - news

Company Shop, Britain’s largest commercial redistributor of surplus food and goods, has appointed Tom Rumboll its first director of business development. Rumboll joins Company Shop after...

Celia Richardson makes Power list - news

Celia Richardson, director of external affairs at Social Enterprise UK, has been named in the 2013 Power Part Time list, a roll call featuring 50 powerful UK executives - who all happen to work...

British small businesses rank sustainability top priority - news

A quarter of Britain's small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) say sustainability is one of their top three priorities for 2014, reflecting a renewed confidence and a desire to focus on...

Chocs the way for Sophi Tranchell - news

Sophi Tranchell MBE, md of the farmer-owned chocolate company Divine, has received the Good Deals Pioneer Award. Good Deals, the UK’s leading social investment conference, is this...

AkzoNobel looks to close paint recycling loophole - news

Global paints and coatings giant AkzoNobel has collaborated on a UK project looking at the viability of recycling household paint. In the UK alone, over 300m litres of paint are bought each...

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Good old M&S… Marks & Spencer (M&S) has signed a one year deal to work with social enterprise technology provider Good World Solutions to facilitate direct communications...

AkzoNobel looks to paint brighter recycling future - news

Global paints and coatings giant AkzoNobel has collaborated on a UK project looking at the viability of recycling household paint. In the UK alone, over 300m litres of paint are bought each...

inbrief - news

? Building block… Wates Group, one of the UK’s largest construction companies, has launched the industry’s first national brokerage service to help social enterprises trade...

Awards celebrate corporate responsibility & sustainability - news

Jaguar Land Rover has been crowned Business in the Community’s 2013 Responsible Business of the Year, taking over the mantle from British high street stalwart Marks & Spencer. The...

2degrees crowns first Sustainability Champions - news

2degrees, the online network for sustainability professionals, announced the winners of its inaugural Sustainability Champions Awards 2013, earlier this week. The awards selected and voted...

Hayday wins CBE - news

Malcolm Hayday, founding chief executive of Charity Bank, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for “services to charities and Social Enterprise.” Hayday,...

London 2012 sustainability guru awarded OBE - news

Shaun McCarthy, the man behind the greenest Games ever, has been awarded an OBE for services to sustainability and to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As the chair of the...

Financial services grow in developing nations - news

Financial services will be available to hundreds of thousands more low-income people under new commitments to Business Call to Action (BCtA), the UN anti-poverty programme. The projects will...

Panasonic lantern programme lights way in developing countries - news

Japan’s Panasonic Corporation has instigated a project to donate a total of 100,000 solar lanterns to people in regions of the world without electricity, by 2018.    As...

Why volunteering works wonders for workers - news

The benefits of volunteering for Lloyds Banking Group go well beyond our brand reputation. In reality, the greatest value we see is the effect it has on colleagues who take part. ...

India takes off as impact investment lure - news

India has become the world’s second largest market for impact investing, through which funds deliver benefits to society as well as financial returns, reports the Rockefeller Foundation,...

The challenge of big business in the social enterprise sector - news

In 2013, social enterprises are facing numerous challenges. For those working in public sector markets, there is a growing fear that the services they deliver across the UK will shrink, and many...

Nestlé launches 'shared value' award - news

Nestlé has launched an award worth CHF500,000 (£353,000, €408,000, $531,000) for projects which have ‘created shared value’ through innovative, commercially viable...

Carbon market value hits lowest level - news

The global carbon market lost a third of its value in 2012, to €61bn (£53bn, $83bn), the lowest level in its five-year history. Thanks largely to an over-allocation in the EU, the...

Financial institutions ‘playing CSR catch-up’ - news

In the second CSR Breakfast roundtable, hosted by Ethical Performance and London-based consultancy Lumina, an invited group of senior finance industry CSR professionals discussed the ethical...

Salesforce backs down over trademark application - news

US software developer Salesforce has dropped attempts to trademark the term 'social enterprise' after its plans sparked opposition across the not-for-profit community. The company...

Think-tank scheme for local investment - news

 A social enterprise finance model of community infrastructure bonds  (Cibs), using multiple revenue streams and links to land and property values through a Special Purpose Vehicle...

London's moves to lead the responsible finance world - news

Next month, Big Society Capital (BSC) opens its doors for business in London's financial centre. It will be part-funded by and sit alongside some of the banks that Lord Turner, the UK...

Coalition resists social duty call on UK regulator - news

Coalition MPs have defeated an amendment to a bill that would have placed a 'duty' on the UK's planned Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to promote social and responsible investment....

Coalition MPs defeat move to place SRI duty on UK’s new financial regulator - news

Coalition MPs have defeated an amendment to a bill which would have placed a ‘duty’ on the UK’s planned Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to promote social and responsible investment. The...

Deutsche Bank launches social investment fund - news

Deutsche Bank has launched a £10m social investment fund. The money, which will be invested in intermediaries that lend to social enterprises, will be released over the next three years...

‘Benefit corporations’ given own ratings system to showcase activities to investors - news

A new investment tool for social enterprises and investors in the US has been launched by an NGO that hopes to provide coverage for 2,500 firms by 2016. B Lab, a non-profit specialising in...

inbrief - news

London-based Coutts bank has introduced a service to help its rich private clients become involved in social enterprises. The unit will advise customers on ways to invest, participate as...

OFR revival is welcomed - news

Plans by the UK coalition government to require large companies to produce an annual Operating and Financial Review (OFR) have received a favourable reception from business.   The...

CSR minister disappears as coalition shifts ground - news

The CSR minister is no more in UK government. The Conservatives, who in opposition had indicated they would do without the role in power, have ditched it in agreement with their Liberal Democrat...

Money-making investments in altruism - news

The Altru Fund claims to be overturning the notion of a conflict between social and commercial returns by treating social enterprises like normal businesses. Mike Scott speaks to managing...

Tax-free investment in the community - news

As CSR fights the image of a luxury in recessionary times, Community Development Finance Institutions claim to be the best value for money around. Mike Scott speaks to Mike Baker, head of one...

CSR election promises are thin on the ground - news

With voting on a new government imminent in the UK, what do the main political parties have to say on the issue of corporate responsibility? EP looks at their plans Britain’s three...

‘Social stock exchange’ could be 18 months away - news

Money is being raised to start a global stock exchange that will allow investors to trade exclusively in companies with social and environmental goals. The Social Stock Exchange, to be...

One in five businesses have social purpose - news

An estimated fifth of UK businesses want to make a ‘social difference’, according to new figures. They account for a turnover of nearly £100billion (£152bn, €110bn) and vastly outstrip government...

Social bank 'must be independent' - news

A consultation on the UK government's planned creation of a Social Investment Wholesale Bank has shown that most respondents – who included banks, social enterprise bodies and think...

Singapore hosts social stock exchange - news

Asia’s first social stock exchange is to open in Singapore. The Social Stock Exchange Asia (SSXA) will provide a trading platform and a capital trading mechanism for non-profit and...

Tribute: ‘dedicated, authentic, generous and engaging’ - news

More than 350 tributes were sent to EP in the few days after its founder Alistair Townley’s death. Here, just a few of them give a sense of the affection and respect he inspired...

inbrief - news

Triodos Bank has created a venture capital fund to invest in social enterprises. The Dutch bank’s Triodos Opportunities Fund will invest between £200,000 and £750,000...

Ministers seek holy grail of social return measure - news

The UK government is to develop a standard way of calculating social return on investment. The Cabinet Office has set up a £350,000 ($690,000) three-year project to produce a measure, and...

social stock exchange could get 2009 launch - news

A ‘social stock exchange’ trading shares in responsible businesses could be set up next year if a feasibility study finds sufficient demand. The study is funded with £252,000 ($496,000) from the...

The power of unreasonable people - news

John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan . Hardback. 272 pages. Harvard Business School Press. £14 / $27.50 Could social entrepreneurs be the solution to the environmental and...

inbrief - news

The UK government is to distribute money to social enterprises through a £10million ($20m) Social Enterprise Risk Capital Investment fund. The fund, established by the Cabinet Office, will...

inbrief - news

Almost £200,000 ($385,000) has been set aside by the UK government for research into how to encourage private sector investment in social enterprise. Two organizations – the Charity Bank and...

inbrief - news

Office furniture company Steelcase has formed a partnership in the UK with Green-Works, a non-profit social enterprise that provides redundant office furniture for re-use by schools, charities...

alliance aims to raise the quality of debate - news

An attempt to counteract 'lazy thinking' on CSR among academics and business people is to be made by a UK business school and a global supply chain management company. The Saïd Business...

airing for social bank idea - news

British banks have given a non-committal response to a proposal that an independent Social Investment Bank be created to receive unclaimed assets in dormant bank accounts and spend them on social...

Elkington to lead social enterprise initiative - news

John Elkington, one of the best known proponents of responsible business practice, is to head a three-year project looking at what lessons large companies can learn from social entrepreneurs....

L’Oreal deal raises debate on ‘ethical’ firm takeovers - news

The recently agreed takeover of The Body Shop by French cosmetics company L’Oreal has sparked fresh discussion about whether a multinational can absorb a smaller company with an established...

inbrief - news

Barclays Bank will give 2000 tons of furniture to schools, charities and communities when it moves to a new global headquarters in London next year. Barclays has...

reshuffle brings new face to CSR ministerial post - news

Nigel Griffiths has become the UK’s fourth CSR minister to be appointed to the post since it was created four years ago. He replaced Stephen Timms in a government...

Cafedirect aims high with biggest ethical share issue - news

Cafedirect, Britain’s largest fair-trade hot drinks group by market value, hopes to raise £5million ($9.4m) in the country’s highest-profile ethical share issue to date....

OFRs could be in force by as early as next year - news

UK companies are likely to have to produce a written statement of their social and environmental performance from next year, now that the government has formally announced...

Fast tracking for Operating and Financial Reviews - news

The UK government is to fast track the introduction of a requirement for large companies to produce annual Operating and Financial Reviews. Trade and industry...

ethical share issue is a hit - news

The largest-ever UK public share issue by a social enterprise has reached its full subscription of £4.2million ($6.7m). The Ethical Property Company will use the funds,...

charities could be forced to disclose stance on SRI - news

Proposals to require charities to disclose whether they have a socially responsible investment policy have been unveiled by an influential policy unit set up by the UK prime...

Tuck puts CSR into curriculum - news

A US business school has decided to give all its students tuition in corporate social responsibility at some stage in their studies. The Tuck School of Business in...

inbrief - news

A UK government unit has been set up to ‘promote and develop business with a social purpose’. The Social Enterprise Unit, launched by Douglas Alexander, minister for corporate...

Howells sets up web-based forum for CSR - news

The UK government has launched a web site to provide a forum where businesses can suggest ways to promote corporate social responsibility in a more effective manner....

making regeneration part of social responsibility - news

A new report, from a taskforce first announced by Gordon Brown, the chancellor, in February 2000, is likely to prompt businesses of all sizes and sectors to consider a review...

inbrief - news

A new version of the Social Audit Toolkit, a guide to social auditing for non profit companies, has been produced by the Social Enterprise Partnership consultancy.

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Goodwill®, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box® this Cyber Monday - reports

Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season.

Stockland 2016 Annual Review & Sustainability Reporting - reports

Stockland is proud to announce the launch of its online Sustainability Reporting for the year ended 30 June 2016, supporting the 2016 Annual Review.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2016 - reports

Commonwealth Bank of Australia this week issued its Corporate Responsibility Report 2016, which provides an overview of the long-term value created for its stakeholders during the 2016 financial...

Social enterprise from Cameroon wins Creating Shared Value Prize 2016 - reports

At the Creating Shared Value Global Forum in Abidjan, Nestlé announced the winner of the Creating Shared Value [CSV] Prize 2016: Agro-Hub from Cameroon is the new prize laureate and...

Nestlé Announces the Finalists for the 2016 CSV Prize - reports

High-quality vanilla from the foot of Kilimanjaro or cassava starch and garri from South West Cameroon?   With the opening of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul,...

Ethical Corporation’s 7th Responsible Business Awards are Back! - reports

Ethical Corporation launches its 7th annual Responsible Business Awards today with the entry deadline on the 6th July 2016.

Don’t allow corporate philanthropy to fuel the orphanage industry - reports

Across the world there are an estimated 8m children in institutional care or orphanages. Of those vast number in orphanages, research has shown 80% are not orphans. Indeed, they have one or more...

CANARY WHARF GROUP PUBLISHES ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT - reports

“Understanding our contribution to our local and national economies, building positive relationships with our community and protecting the environments we impact, at developments or via...

The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize - final call for nominations - reports

Submit your application before 28 February 2015 and win up to CHF 500'000! Do you know what the Creating Shared Value Prize means?

PepsiCo Releases 2013 Sustainability and GRI Reports - reports

PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company with brands like Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana, has released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)...

Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility - calendar

Join us on September 2-3, 2014 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Manila, Philippines for the 13th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR). 2014 Theme- Building Resilient...

CSR2014 - calendar

CSR 2014 is the industry leading exhibition and conference that brings socially responsible companies together with those responsible for developing and implementing their organisations CSR...

Business4Better UK - calendar

Are you ready for a conversation?   More and more businesses are realising the value of partnerships. Working with not-for-profits, social enterprises and charities not only can...

Green Entrepreneurship in Action - calendar

Schumacher College is partnering with the Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs to create a groundbreaking fortnight of courses around the theme of green enterprise. Week 1 - The Green...

Responsible Business Exhibition - 14-15 March 2012 - London, UK - reports

Now in its second year, the Responsible Business Exhibition provides the ideal environment for businesses, charities and social enterprises to interact and network with each other. The...

CSR Asia Responsible Supply Chains in China: tools and strategies for continuous improvement - reports

Building from our ongoing training on a broad range of CSR topics within Asia, this is a tailor made course to help companies and other organisations better understand and manage their supply...

Responsible Business Exhibition 2012 - calendar

Now in its second year the Responsible Business Exhibition is a not-for-profit event that provides the ideal environment for businesses, charities and social enterprises to interact and network...

ClearlySo - Guardian Seminar - calendar

How can social and community enterprises access public sector assets? ClearlySo has joined forces with the Guardian to host a top notch half-day seminar to help social enterprises access...

Responsible Partnerships Exhibition 2011 - calendar

A new two day not-for-profit event for those involved in furthering their corporate responsibility activities in order to provide a more sustainable and equitable future. The exhibition will...

Good Deals - calendar

Taking place on the 15 and 16 November Good Deals ( www.good-dealsuk.com ) brings together the most inspiring social entrepreneurs with the most innovative investors to get good deals done. Its the...

Social Enterprise Summit - calendar

The Social Enterprise Summit 2010 aims to achieve the following: 1. Cultivating more in-depth and practical methodologies for Social Entrepreneurship by developing impact measurement and...

UPEACE CSR Workshop - calendar

Ideal Media and the UN affiliated UPEACE Centre for Executive and Professional Education have teamed up to deliver a 2 day workshop on CSR. The course will give CSR professionals practical...

Developing a culture of socially responsible leadership - calendar

CSR issues are now firmly established in the business mainstream. There is an emerging emphasis on the people skills and organisational culture that are needed for companies to live their espoused...

The Times Responsible Business Conference - calendar

How to succeed by placing social goals at the heart of corporate identity in the workplace and the community. With keynote addresses from Trevor Philips , Chair, Commission for Equality...

Making the right partnership connections - bestpractice

It’s very much a case of chips with everything at ARM, the British semiconductor IP company. It patents and licenses chip technology to manufacturing giants that end up powering everything...

Match Winners: driving partnership forward - calendar

*date changed from 1 June A one-day conference for corporate business and social enterprises on turning the rhetoric of partnership into action, the Match Winners event moves forward the agenda...

Invitation to Jamie Oliver and Tim Smit masterclass - reports

Two of the world's best known social entrepreneurs are to present an inspirational masterclass for business leaders who want to make a difference. 

Helping deliver multi-stakeholder social value - bestpractice

Whether you are a major financial institution or a well loved family food business, societal issues at a local, national and global level have an impact on your business. Societal, economic and...

Helping deliver multi-stakeholder social value - bestpractice

Whether you are a major financial institution or a well loved family food business, societal issues at a local, national and global level have an impact on your business. Societal, economic and...

Helping deliver multi-stakeholder social value - bestpractice

Whether you are a major financial institution or a well loved family food business, societal issues at a local, national and global level have an impact on your business. Societal, economic and...

Taking a look on the BRIGHT side - bestpractice

If you are a giant food retailer, say, or clothing manufacturer, the route towards greater corporate responsibility – and mutually beneficial responsibility – is pretty clear: look...

The 7th Gathering of the Social Enterprise Alliance - calendar

'Advancing the Field' Comprehensive education, training and networking opportunities in the nonprofit and philanthropic field.

playing together - bestpractice

A partnership between a community college, a leisure business and a Premiership football club has enabled all those involved to benefit from improved sporting and educational facilities...

WORKING WITH CREDIT UNIONS - bestpractice

Barclays Bank is helping credit unions in the UK to improve their growth prospects in advance of regulation that will make it easier for the financially...

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