Why social issues matter in business

Here’s a 24 slide deck of images and text I presented today to about 30 managers in a training session. The direct link is here and the deck is embedded below. I tried to cover a fair bit of ground in 45 minutes. I attempted to look at why and how social and environmental issues…

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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Ten useful tips for companies on engaging activists

This article by Danna Pfahl from the Future 500, is well worth a read.  She offers ten short pieces of advice on engaging activist groups when attacked. In brief these are: Respond quickly and genuinely Immediate human face Don’t remove negative comments Don’t lead with your lawyers Don’t call the police/Do invite them in Don’t…

Does social media mean NGOs can campaign AND collaborate?

I think it probably does. But it’s not going to be easy. Most NGOs, as discussed by folks working in corporate responsibility, fall into camps of either campaigner or collaborator. Those that try to do both have often struggled. They have been undermined by other NGOs who are against working with business, or by others…

  • Jun 17, 2013
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CR Reporting, Communications and Social Media in 14 slides

This short deck is an attempt to put some good, and poor practice together on sustainability communications, in PowerPoint/PDF. It’s a presentation I am using later this week with my class at Birkbeck, University of London, and for a couple of upcoming talks/conferences. It makes sense if you click on the links. It’s better heard…

  • Feb 27, 2013
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Preparing for online criticism, some stats in an infographic

More info and insights here: http://reports.ethicalcorp.com/reports/smcc/ Here’s a live link to the full report that this came form, for more information. Enjoy. And here’s an article that might be useful: It’s all falling apart: what are we going to do?

  • Nov 30, 2012
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