15 tips on speaking at business events

I have an confession to make.  OK, an admission.  I’ve been responsible for about 100 conferences, maybe more, in the last 15 years. Scary, but manageable Sorry.  I know conferences sometimes (often?) have a bad reputation.  Many are dull. I get that. In my defence, I’ve always tried to make mine interesting.  Generally I hope…

Stakeholder engagement: Six best practices and one critical principle for success

Wayne Dunn, president of the CSR Training Institute and professor of practice in CSR at McGill, a veteran of 20+ years of global CSR and sustainability projects, offers some advice. I recently wrote a piece on five mistakes companies make in stakeholder engagement and many of you asked me to give a list of best practices….

Stakeholder Engagement in Emerging/Frontier markets, October 30-31 2014, London

If you are interested in how companies can learn from each other on stakeholder engagement in difficult conditions in emerging markets, the below event might be for you. I’ll be teaching on it as will three great colleagues who have 50 years experience doing this between them. Hope you or a colleague can join us…

  • Aug 6, 2014
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Online training on CR communications and reporting – discount expires soon

This below may be of interest to some readers. I do hope so.  Mallen Baker and I spent months working on the best online training course possible on sustainability and corporate responsibility communications and reporting. In the short course you get all that we know, a combined 40 years of experience.  (Yes that makes us…

Effective communication insights from Nike, Coke, McDonalds, Unilever, BP, Primark, Patagonia, Sainsburys, BMW, Interface and Novartis

Here’s what will be covered in the forthcoming Getting to Grips with CR Communications management course which begins on November 25 2013.  If any blog readers would like to take part, just let me know: Tobias.Webb@stakeholderintel.com Module / Week One: 25 November 2013 Why communicate Corporate Responsibility externally? Vision, mission, values and purpose Communicating policy,…

  • Nov 14, 2013
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Is corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting broken?

Reporting, ain’t what it was supposed to be… Q&A with Mallen Baker, founder Daisywheel Interactive, columnist, Ethical Corporation Mallen Baker is a highly respected commentator and corporate responsibility expert. He’s written for every single edition of Ethical Corporation since 2001 and now runs a digital agency focusing on CR reporting.  Here’s a quick Q&A I…

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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Some lessons learned from sustainability and CSR training

After a few years designing, organising and delivering training workshops on corporate responsibility in various countries, here’s a few thoughts below on making CR/sustainability training work well. Mostly it’s based on things I have got wrong. But that’s how I learn. I find success doesn’t teach you much, other than complacency.  These are lessons learned…

  • Jul 15, 2013
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Eleven PowerPoint decks later, some progress on CR communications training

As regular readers will know, Mallen Baker and I have launched and are halfway through running an online CR training course for 70 or so managers from around the world.    It’s going well so far. There are improvements to make, but our only standout complaint has been that it’s too comprehensive!  We’re about to…

  • Jun 13, 2013
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Getting to Grips with Corporate Responsibility Online Course starts next week

We’ve had a great response to the Getting to Grips with Corporate Responsibility online course, and we’re looking forward to launching the material for the first module next week. The course starts on Monday 15th April – that’s Monday next week. So if you’re thinking of joining, now is the time to take action! We’ve…

  • Apr 8, 2013
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Secrets of CR management success revealed

This ten minute video with Richard Ellis, Group Head of CSR at Alliance Boots is insightful and useful, in my opinion. Alliance Boots is a trusted household name in the UK with a great track record in CSR. Richard’s been in the business of CSR for a long time. For instance, he was one of…

Nice simple video “What is Corporate Social Responsibility?”

This video, from a Swiss university, uses audio and animation really well to provide a solid look at the concept of CSR and large companies. It’s worth the ten minutes of your time. Click here to watch. Whilst it is not completely comprehensive (not much on incentives and financial issues/interest) it’s pretty damn good for…

  • Mar 12, 2013
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For any blog readers in S E Asia: Upcoming training workshops

Apologies to readers for whom this is not relevant, but for any in SE Asia who might be interested in workshops, this post might be useful. I’ll be back in Jakarta on April 16,17,18 2013, co-hosting some training workshops on corporate responsibility, ethics, integrity and anti-corruption with the delightful folks at the Indonesian Center for…

  • Feb 12, 2013
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