Getting to Grips with Corporate Responsibility – Just one week left to register

Getting to Grips with Corporate Responsibility – the detailed online course – will be closing for registrations soon Want to join the 70 business executives that have already used it to gain the sort of solid foundation that will help to build an effective career in corporate responsibility? You don’t have long to register. The…

  • Sep 23, 2013
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New palm oil sustainability debate site launched

I’ve been working with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for a while on the notion of open debate about responsible and sustainable palm oil. I think a forum is needed where all the views are aired and we can get into some granular, practical detail. Today, I’m very happy to tell you we’ve set…

From CSR to Sustainable Business – What are companies doing, and why

In my earlier post this week I linked to a presentation I was about to give in Mexico. During my 20 hour journey to get here, I revised it quite a lot. It went down quite well with 400 students and professors here in Mexico today, as far as I could tell. Here’s the new…

  • Sep 19, 2013
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CSR trends, strategy, ethics and the business case

Here’s a presentation I am giving this week to MBA students in Mexico, on the areas of CSR trends, strategy, ethics and the business case . Piece of cake, no doubt. I’m off to Guadalajara, to speak to 350 MBA students and spend some time with professors at the well-regarded Tecnológico de Monterrey. In reality I am slightly…

Online CSR/sustainability training course deadline approaching…

If any blog readers are thinking of signing up for one of our three upcoming online management training courses, you might want to do so quite soon. We’ll be taking registrations until mid October for the “Getting to Grips with CR” management training course and the “Getting to Grips with CR Reporting” online training course….

  • Sep 16, 2013
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Older talent engagement and the missed opportunity

I see lots of tweets about how we must engage Millennials in sustainability. That’s true, we must.  But what about older talent? I’m thinking of say, baby boomers. Lots of them have or are just, retiring.  Many of them are highly talented people, but as young(ish) retirees who will have another 10, 15, 20+ years…

Six key lessons in embedding corporate responsibility, ethics and sustainability

In the Q&A below, I asked Mark Wade, former founder member of  Shell’s Sustainable Development Group and a long-standing expert on learning and development, to answer a few questions on the area of learning, development and embedding CR into a business. Below are my questions and Mark’s replies. Interesting stuff that will only take you…

  • Sep 3, 2013
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Is eLearning and online training effective for sustainability, ethics and CR?

This is a good question. The answer of course, is that it depends how it’s done. Mostly that seems to be “badly”. I’ve spent the last year or two looking at how others do this. I’ve been largely unimpressed with the products and services out there. It’s not easy. Effective online learning is hard to…

  • Sep 3, 2013
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Three life lessons from a 110 mile swimmer

“I have three messages. One is, we should never, ever give up. Two is, you’re never too old to chase your dream. Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it is a team,” she said on the beach. (This is a truly inspirational story of a 64 year old woman who has just…

Six useful blog posts on corporate responsibility management you may have missed

Here’s a quick summary of some recent blog posts, some published over the weekend or public holidays, that you might have missed. I hope you find one or two of them helpful: CR and sustainability – from risk management to value creation 11 effective ways to engage “opinion formers” on CSR/sustainability Internet.org: CEO led, ambitious…

  • Aug 27, 2013
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CR and sustainability – from risk management to value creation

A better title than the above might be: “How to turn managing risk into something that makes money”. Either way, both titles describe, I hope, the new Executive Education programme I am launching with Birkbeck, University of London. The first three day workshop (limited numbers people) takes place on November 29 – December 1 2013…

  • Aug 26, 2013
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